Welcome

We are a caring and welcoming church where people love the Lord and love one another. If this is what you are looking for, we invite you to make us your church home.  Our worship service includes a mix of contemporary Christian songs, familiar hymns, a children’s message and a pastoral sermon.

Pastoral Devotional

Sacrifice for Others

May 25, 2020

John 15:12-14

This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.

On this Memorial Day, we remember those that laid down their lives for our freedom. Jesus willingly laid down his life for us as well. He was abandoned, mocked, flogged, beaten and left to die on the cross. Yet, he asked God to forgive them for they did not know what they were doing. Jesus loved others and sacrificed himself even for those who ridiculed him. How do you respond when a friend hurts you or when someone mocks you? To be His friend, means to love others completely and sacrificially. We give of our time and energy to them even when they may have hurt us. A friend of Jesus should not seek ways to get even. “We put aside our self-centeredness in order to serve. We lay down our lives because Jesus laid down his.” Who needs to see the sacrificial love of Jesus? – “Friendship is hard” YouVersion.

~ Pastor Allen Gemaehlich

News/Events

Worship Service

We are allowing up to 50 people to attend worship service each Sunday. Please contact Pastor Lee by email, phone or text to get your name, how many would like to attend and which Sunday to assure we do not go over the 50 people limit. We will continue to begin worship service at 10:30 a.m. and stream it live on our Facebook page (Grand Junction First Church of the Nazarene).  The video will be posted afterward to the church website under the Sermons tab.

Youth Group

The Teens Active for God youth group is back to meeting again in the youth room at 7 p.m. each Wednesday night. However, we ask all teens to wear a mask and we stay six-feet apart. If you are sick or not feeling well, we ask you to stay home and return when you feel better. There is no potluck dinner.

Missionary Health Care Month

May is missionary health care month and the Nazarene Missions International has developed the NMI Missionary Health Care to help pay for the medical expenses of Nazarene missionaries. The Nazarene Church is receiving donations this month to help with those expenses.  For more information click on www.nazarene.org.