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Sunday Bulletin, 1-28-24


    We come before you Lord with joyful songs, because you are good, because you are generous, because we lack nothing. Let us enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. We come before you Lord with joy, because you are faithful to your promises, because your Word is eternal. Let us enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. We know that the Lord is God, and we are his people, his community, his family. Let us enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. It is you who have made us to the praise of your name, and therefore today, in the same spirit, we want to celebrate his life in us and among us in song, and dance and praise. Let us enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise.
  • SONG OF ADORATION: Caroline Sato & Worship Team 
    Leader: I invite you to be seated or to kneel and to pray aloud with me the words that are printed here.

    All: O Holy One, we call to you and name you as eternal, ever-­‐present, and boundless in love. Yet there are times, O God, when we fail to recognize you in the dailyness of our lives. Sometimes shame clenches tightly around our hearts, and we hide our true feelings. Sometimes fear makes us small, and we miss the chance to speak from our strength. Sometimes doubt invades our hopefulness, and we degrade our own wisdom. Have mercy upon us forgive us for we often do not know what we do. Remove our guilt and cover our shame O merciful and gracious Savior.
    Leader: Holy God, in the daily round from sunrise to sunset, remind us again of your holy presence hovering near us and in us. Free us from our self-doubt, let our hearts and minds and bodies rest in the assurance of your love, acceptance, delight and joy in us because of Jesus Christ. Remind us O God that If the Son sets us free, we are free indeed! In our freedom from sin and self and doubt and fear help us to see you in the moment-by-moment possibilities to live honestly, to act courageously and to speak from your wisdom. Amen.

  • SONGS: Caroline & Team
  • SCRIPTURE READING (1 Thessalonians 1)Steven Chang
  • SERMON: Eddie Gonzales
  • COMMUNION: Pastor Kim Morrison
  • FINAL SONG: Worship Team


1. Life Groups: Groups are underway! We encourage you to join a weekly gathering to study the Word of God, enjoy community (and food), and pray for each other. Click here to download the flyer.

2. CROSSwalkIf you would like to help serve the children in our Sunday Crosswalk classes, we could use your help! In particular, we are in need helpers in the elementary class. If you are already cleared to serve, please consider signing up by emailing If you are interested in volunteering for Crosswalk, but have not going through the onboarding process, please reach out to Kelli Vos at:

3. Membership Classes: Sunday, 2/11 from 12:30 to 4:00 pm. Please contact Pastor Kim if you are interested! (View the QR code on Sundays or check on Slack to sign up.)

4: Baptism Classes:  Sunday, 2/4, from 12:30 - 4:00 pm. If you have not yet been baptized Pastor Kim would be delighted for you to come and hear about the significance of baptism as well as the mode by which you  may be baptized at FOL!  Please come even if you are just curious. Lunch is provided. Spanish translation available.

5. Child Dedications: Sunday, 2/18. If you are interested in dedicating your child to the Lord, please contact Pastor Kim.

6. Faith and Finances: David and Shari Uyematsu will lead a new cohort of Faith and Finances. Learn about financial stewardship and gain practical skills. Classes will take place on Sundays from 12:00 – 2:30, 2/4 to 4/21. RSVP by Sunday, January 28 to or

7. Tutoring: We've restarted tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Family Center. If you would like to serve, please contact Khuloud at

8. Tithes and Offerings: You may give online ( or place your offering in the wooden box to the right of the stage.
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