Posts by Mike Openshaw

A BRIEF LOOK BACK

< < < A BRIEF LOOK BACK < < < Happy New Year!  Psalm 77:11 says:  “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.”  While we all look forward to a new year, here are some blessings worth remembering: ✓ Our vision for 2021 was Renew, […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas! I love Christmas!  Some of my earliest memories are of celebrating Christmas in Georgia with my family – of magical lights, of occasional snow on the ground, of a new bicycle downstairs as a surprise. What are some of your favorite memories? We’re going to make some wonderful memories at Lighthouse this Christmas!  […]

<<< IMPACT >>>

< < < IMPACT > > > What impact has Lighthouse Christian Church had on your life, your ministry, our community, and the world?  That is the question we have asked and seek to answer at our 60th Anniversary Homecoming Services on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 9:00 & 10:30 a.m. A lot has happened in […]

PRAISE REPORT

PRAISE REPORT “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”  1 Thessalonians 5:11 I want to encourage you with some of the wonderful things God is doing at Lighthouse: • 16 people have been baptized into Christ in the last 6 weeks, praise God! Eight of those […]

OPPORTUNITY

OPPORTUNITY It’s said that opportunity knocks only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell (or is that solicitors?)  Regardless, I want to share with you some special opportunities that are knocking on our doors: Lighthouse’s Fall Kickoff is right around the corner on Sunday, Sept. 12.  Last year we were still in lockdown mode (remember […]

REACH OUT

At the beginning of this year we set our vision for 2021 as… Renew, Rebuild, Reach Out – Our Ministries, Our Facilities, Ourselves We looked to God for direction and provision as we were coming out of a year-long pandemic, knowing that we would need to spend some time in renewing and rebuilding ourselves and all […]

YOU DO MATTER!

You Do Matter! Jesus told a story about a shepherd who had 100 sheep, but when 1 went missing, he went in search of the 1 lost sheep, until he found it and joyfully returned home with it.  But what if 100 were missing?  Imagine the challenge of trying to round up 100 missing sheep! […]

RENEW + REBUILD

Renew + Rebuild Can you believe it’s June already?  Where has this year gone?  Dealing with the pandemic has caused us all a lot of distraction, but we are steadily recovering from it, and by June 15, we have been promised relief from most restrictions.  I’m ready for that, how about you? So as we […]

NO TIME TO LET UP!

No Time to Let Up! We all need words of encouragement. One of my favorite Scriptures is: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.  Galatians 6:9 Christians struggling in the 1st Century needed to hear that, and so do […]