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Good morning everyone. I welcome you to our 2nd “virtual church service” this morning. I encourage you to make sure your spiritual life grows stronger during this period. Take time to listen to my message and ask God how you can apply this to your life. Remember, Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for our Salvation as you take communion today.

If you need communion, call the church first (304-564-3648) between 10am and 2pm Monday – Saturday.

I’m Glad you are here this week. This week is an excellent time in our Spiritual lives right now. Why? This week we remember what Christ did for our Salvation. Take time to concentration on His love for us. Maybe look at events of the last week of Christ in your Bible. Or maybe it is reading all four accounts of the last week in the Gospels. (The story begins with each of these chapters. Matthew 20, Mark 11, Luke 19, and John 11.) If I’m partial to John’s account and might suggest starting there. Or, if you are up to a challenge, read the story in chronological order. I can give you a copy if you don’t have a copy.

Since we have lots of extra time, use this week to reconnect to God’s most important gift to us. Take extra time to pray and renew your relationship with both God and others. I challenge you to invite someone to read the same plan with you so you can discuss what you have read.

We may not be able to gather together during this time of virus, but we can gather closer to our Lord and Savior. May this Easter season be one where you will remember for what you did with your time more than how you survived a virus. Let’s grow in our faith!

We have also included a communion meditation after the message this week.

Happy Easter Everyone! I know each of you have been watching all the same things I have (what else is there to do) where they are saying this weekend is like no other.

Jewish Passover has a part in the observance where the question is asked, “Why is this night different from all other nights?” and then they realize that this night is all about the Passover. And they talk about God’s Salvation.

This year, this night is like no other for a multitude of reasons. Each of you will remember staying home, not going outside for fear. But when the Israelites were in Egypt, they stayed home – inside – in anticipation of what God was about to do.

We also are in anticipation for what God is about to do. We look forward to celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus. Which also helps us to look forward to our resurrection – when we will be with Christ in Heaven one day.

And the more I thought about this, a question came to mind: “Are we in anticipation for what God can do through us because of our faith in Christ?” What do you look forward to doing for God? Does Christ’s sacrifice for us motivate us to do more for Him? Does it motivate us to endure difficulties serving Christ? Or are we quick to give up because of problems we encounter.

I pray as we are stuck in our houses that we will all continue to encourage others. I am grateful to each in the church that are doing everything they are to help others through this time!!! It makes me so proud to hear all that everyone is doing.

But I want to add another challenge for you: Years ago, I heard a speaker from South America. He talked about his country getting so close to making attending Church illegal. They were so concerned that they made plans to NOT MEET FOR ONE YEAR. They were concerned how their church survived during that time period. Would there be anyone left? They were fearful that many would have fallen away – become distracted by other things.

The day came when they came planned their end to the test and a return to regular meeting at church. As the people started to come in, those fears changed to great rejoicing: Each person had become so concerned with their salvation and that of others, that they had shared their faith during that year. That genuine faith, and their genuine concern for others and their salvation, caused the church service to more than double when they all came back together.

What will you do during this time period? How are you planning to grow in your faith during this time? Who are you praying for? How can you share your faith with them while quarantined? Will it be a neighbor? Or a grandchild? A relative, coworker?

I have been asked many times, “Could this be one of the plagues mentioned in the book of Revelation?” To which I usually say, “I don’t know, but if it is, what would you do differently?” We need to live our live for Christ always ready for His return!

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky

P.S. We have added a page humor to help lighten things up a little during this time. You can find it here. (opens in a new tab.)

My prayers are for each of you today.

Last week I talked about AMAZED – dealing with the events following Jesus’ resurrection.

This week continues with the resurrection appearances right after Jesus’ resurrection. Two disciples had left the other disciples and were headed home to Emmaus (Pronounced E-May-us). However, as they were walking home about 7 miles away. That is the distance between our church to the Weir Mary Public Library in Weirton. Or like walking 1 mile further than Oak Glen High School to the Bank in New Cumberland.

I think in their mind, they were drained, tired, sadden over the events they had just witnessed. However, on their way home, they were joined by Jesus. It is a fascinating story that is one of my favorites and I hope will be yours too.

As you listen to today’s message, I pray that you will look at your heart and see if you can relate to these disciples’ heart at different times. I pray that your heart will be strengthened as you know Jesus more and more.

Your Minister, Rick

P.S. I’m here to talk about today’s message, your spiritual growth, or something pressing in your life. Just give me a call me 304-670-1189.

Good Morning,

Today’s message is a special message and I pray it will challenge you to do some soul searching regarding your relationship with God. Personally, I love the passage in John 21 and the question Jesus asks Peter. I pray you will continue to ask yourself that question over and over in your life. I know that question has helped me throughout my life as I continue to ask it.

Welcome you to our “on-line” Worship service here at the Christian Church in New Cumberland

Proud of each you! As needs arise, you are stepping up to handle it. I am encouraged each of you calling one another, checking, and encouraging each member: Encouragement to KEEP IT UP! We are getting weary about now. Cannot get out. Getting fatigue. Thanks to all who are calling each other! Encourage each of you, keep calling one another and encouraging them. If you would like to help, let me know and I’d gladly help you know where to begin.

Easter Love Offering: Bob Manypenny said we have extended time for LOVE OFFERINGS, so still time to turn these in. Just put in Easter Offering envelopes OR mark them EASTER

Regular Offerings: Bob keeps bragging on how proud he is on the offerings. All I can say is, Keep it UP! And, he said, you are doing this on top of helping with the special food ministry! THANK-YOU! (Bob did say the Sunday School Offering is WAY OFF. After I chuckled on that, he reminded me, “Rick, we still have material that has to be paid. Some quarterly, devotional,…) Excellent point. So, if you want to chip in an extra $1/$5, just let Bob it’s for SS. Thanks

Elkhorn Valley Christian Service Camp: We want to encourage you to get youth signed up for Camp. They are planning to have camp – moving full steam ahead. They are aware of concerns of many (and they have said they are taking all precautions and safety measures). IF, and this is BIG IF, IF camp is NOT able to meet, they are refunding 100% of all money. So, please get your camp registrations turned in.

Keep PRAYING! Pray for the Lost, Pray for each other, Pray for those who have lost loved ones, Pray for Specific needs, Pray that you will grow in spiritual life during this time!

Your Minister, Rick

P.S. I’m here to talk about today’s message, your spiritual growth, or something pressing in your life. Just give me a call me 304-670-1189.

We are glad you are here this week. This week, we are looking at the last event of Jesus’ earthly life: His Ascension.

Jesus’ Ascension is one story that is often overlooked. But wrapped up in this story is a great message for us today.

Your Minister, Rick

P.S. I’m here to talk about today’s message, your spiritual growth, or something pressing in your life. Just give me a call me 304-670-1189.

Happy Mother’s Day!

We are so grateful for the mothers God has given us.

This week, we Salute our earthly mothers.

We are looking forward to when we will be able to meet together in our church worship together again.

Loving each of you and missing you!

Your Minister,
Rick Tinsky

1st Sunday Back to worship in our building – Glad to see each here. Also, for those who are concerned about the virus (with many good reasons), we are glad you are here with us for the worship service.

Today’s message is about hiding God’s Word in our heart to give our lives guidance. Today we also have a short children’s message that the youth (and adults).

My prayers are for each of you.

On this Memorial Day Weekend, we need to remember those who have served for our freedoms we enjoy now, and especially the freedom to come and worship God. Today is also a great day to Remember God working in our lives. I pray you will never forget God’s hand throughout your lives, especially God’s Salvation through Christ.

Happy Birthday! Did you know today is the birthday of the Church? Pentecost is the day when God sent His Holy Spirit. Pentecost is the day the Apostles preached the truth about Jesus. Pentecost is also the day when, the Bible says, over 3,000 people not only heard the message about Christ’s Salvation, but they were baptized and received the Holy Spirit to live within their lives. That was the birthday of the Church.

May we celebrate this day with a renewal in our love, commitment and excitement to our Lord that we share to all we know.

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky

Congratulations to our graduates!!

In Ephesians, Paul challenge us regarding the eyes of our heart.

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people” Ephesians 1:1

I pray you will be challenged today as we look at this verse.

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky

Where’s the Fruit? This week, God’s Word challenges us to look at the fruit growing in our lives. I pray each of us will be challenged to look within our lives and see how the growth of these are in our lives.

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky

Happy Father’s Day!

Today, the message from God’s Word shows how practical God’s advice is to all of us. In the form of “All I ever learned, I learned in Kindergarten,” today’s message is titled “Everything I Need To Know About Walking ‘With Jesus’ Learned From Golf”, or “Lessons From The Sand Traps.”

Isn’t it amazing how the advice God gives applies to every one of us?

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky

“Follow Jesus, I will follow Jesus, Anywhere He leads me I will follow.” the song words go. But in our modern world, what does it mean today to follow Jesus? Today we are challenged to examine our walk with Jesus as we examine and wrestle with how to apply this to our lives today.

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky

Happy 4th of July!

On this holiday as we celebrate our independence and our freedoms, we need to examine our Spiritual freedoms. We need to look back to see what God in His Word says He wants us to be doing, and we need to look around to see how we are keeping His Word.

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky

What is precious to you? Recently, the stock market has taken a large roller coaster ride and has caused some to be concerned. Years ago, after the market took a large dip, I was asked to see how a church member was. They said they had heard he had lost a 1/4 a million dollars. When I talked with him, he said in a calm manner, “yeah, but it’s only a paper loss.” He learned he realized there are some things more important than money.

Today, I want you to see what God calls precious. and I pray that as you wrestle with this message, you will look to see if you and your life are saying those are precious to you as well.

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky

This weeks message comes from Don Greathouse. “Jesus Loves Me, This I Hope.”

This week we are greeted with a message from Don Greathouse entitled “Echoing God’s Peace.”

Several weeks ago, my father sent each of us children his Bucket List. A trip to Alaska, A trip in a hot air balloon, A trip to Guyana, South America.

My sister and I talked about this list and came up to this conclusion. After several weeks confined to his room because of the Covid 19 virus, Dad wanted to get out and go somewhere.

The Message today talks about the Israelites leaving Egypt and going on a trip. But what was important for the Israelites was that they followed the cloud that God set before them.

Do you realize that we also are going on a trip? Let’s see together how we are like those children of Israel.

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky

Next to Jesus and Paul, Moses was greatest character in the Bible. He possessed virtually every quality of leadership we need today.

Today, we look at the Leadership traits of Moses to inspire us today.

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky

Prayer, talking to God, should be an important aspect of our Christian lives. This week I want to challenge you to strengthen your prayer life.

Our Scripture is Luke 18, where Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky

Last week we began a series on Prayer titled: P.U.S.H. (Pray Until Something Happens). The disciples when they were with Jesus asked Jesus to teach them one thing that they saw Jesus do. It wasn’t how to do miracles or how to talk. They saw Jesus talking with His Father in such an intimate and natural way. They desired that for their lives as well. They said, “Teach us to pray.”

This week, we as we conclude this series, we look at obstacles that keep us from having the prayer life that God wants us to have and how to overcome those obstacles.

The message title is P.U.S.H. (Pray Until Something Happens).

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky

This week we look at Luke 19:11-27, the story of the parable of the ten Minas. In this parable, Jesus gives each of the ten servants the same gift: 1 Mina (about 3-4 months of today’s salary).

Join us today as we explore this parable and be challenged to serve our Lord.

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky

This week we look at the Lesson from the 10 Lepers. It’s easy to think of this as just a story, but if we look deeper, we see we like these lepers, have a deadly disease in our lives. Join us this week as we learn from this story from the Bible and apply it in our lives.

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky

This week we continue to look at the Lesson from the 10 Lepers found in Luke 17:11-19.

Last week we looked the first three lessons:
1. Like the Lepers, we also have a deadly disease,
2. We, like the Lepers, need to admit our need and cry out to Jesus,
3. God’s power is not released until we step out in faith.

This week we look at the final four lessons in this story.

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky

Is it Time Yet?

Your Minister
Rick Tinsky