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9:00 am (CT) In the Sanctuary

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11:00 am (CT) In the Family Life Center

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Advent is the season of waiting and many times in waiting we find ourselves wandering, searching for what we hope for - often with impatience. In the waiting, the hope of what is to come can be a time of preparation, exploration, and growth. As we approach Christmas, we will be preparing for the One who is to come - the One who came as a baby and the One who is to come in power. This first Sunday of Advent we will explore our “Wonderful Counselor” which is one of the names that describes Christ in that familiar Christmas passage from Isaiah 9 (look it up!). Why do you think these names are given to the Messiah? What are they really describing? I look forward to learning with you throughout this new series. I’ll see you this Sunday as we unwrap the gift “To: You, From: Wonderful Counselor.”

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Have you ever been to a masquerade party? The point is to wear a mask or a disguise that exposes a hint of who you are, but doesn’t give it all away. When it’s all fun and games, it’s great. When it’s our lives or our faith, it’s not. In many ways, we have covered over, buried, or hidden the parts of our lives that are hard or unpleasant or we think others will judge us. But playing in the masquerade, we lose something meaningful, something unique, something holy...we lose ourselves. In this new series, Masquerade, we’ll take a look behind the façade of “religion,” we’ll brave the reality of our grief and loss, we’ll challenge ourselves to look deeper within, and we’ll recognize God’s presence through it all. God is so patient with us as we learn to be authentic in every area of our lives. It’s time to stop the masquerade! See you this Sunday at 9:00, 11:00, or online!

We are SOW excited for our new sermon series that will challenge us to SOW generously for our church, our community, ourselves, and our world. We will discover ways to SOW FAR so we expand the reach of the gospel, SOW GOOD and make a tangible impact for the good of others, SOW DEEP to grow in discipleship, and SOW LONG knowing that it is the future generations that will reap what we sow. We are stewards of God’s great blessings and through our generosity, intentionality, and obedience we are called to share those blessings with others! We are called to SOW GREATLY! Join us each week for worship; invite a friend, neighbor, coworker, or person behind you in line at the grocery store and we’ll see you Sundays at 9am, 11am or online!

Jesus summed up the Old Testament law by saying we’re to love God and love our neighbor. Sounds easy enough. We’ve heard it. We know it. We’ve probably even experienced it and maybe even practiced it. But there’s always more than meets the eye when it comes to Jesus. In this series, we’ll unpacK the truth of what it means to authentically love those around you. We’ll be challenged to be a neighbor in a way that crosses lines, inconveniences our schedules, and invites us to really see those around us. Won’t you be my neighbor? (Also, this would be a great time to invite your neighbor to church - in person or online!)

It’s Back to School time - the time to get our supplies, prepare for a new start, anticipate learning new things. But it is also a time of anxiety and uncertainty and questions and difficult circumstances. As our kids and grandkids head into this next school year, what are things we need to pack in their backpacks? What are the tools they will need to maneuver through the things life hands them this fall? We’ll hear from experts in the field who will also help us see what Jesus has to say about it. We will be encouraged as we see the ways our faith impacts the way we handle the issues facing kids (and us!) today. While kids, parents and grandparents will find this series timely, all of us are facing similar circumstances and could use some guidance from God’s Word to lead us through. Throughout August, we’ll explore biblical, practical tools to help our kids and ourselves deal with the things that have been most challenging over the last year. 

With traveling becoming more of an option for more people, many of us are heading out on road trips this summer. And every good road trip needs a good playlist, right? What if the songs we listen to while we're on the journey are the ones that not only bring us joy, but also help us uncover and express the things we keep locked in our heart? What if our songs let us be real about our human experience and realize we’re not alone? And what if singing those songs actually brings us closer to God? The Israelite people had songs that did all of this - while they were on a journey. Join us this summer as we discover the Songs of Ascent - a collection of psalms (Psalms 120-134) sung by the Israelites while they journeyed with one another toward God.

“If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands!” Some days we clap a little more readily than others, right? Regardless of who you are or your station in life, happiness is something we all pursue in one way or another and we would welcome more of it in our life. “Happy” is one of those things we all care about and want for ourselves and those we love. So what does the Bible say about being happy? Interestingly enough (but not surprisingly) it says what researchers have only recently begun to discover about what makes us truly happy. This series is a great opportunity for you to invite someone to church since “Happy” speaks to all of us. It can be as simple as sharing our services on Facebook or Instagram and as personal as inviting someone to sit with you on Sundays in May!  So join us each week as we take a deeper look at “Happy!”

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Can you imagine what the disciples must have felt after Jesus’ death on the cross? They probably sat in the Upper Room, looked at each other and said, “Now what?!” And after Jesus ascended into heaven, they probably thought, “Um, okay, now what?!” As we emerge out of a pandemic, many of us are wondering, “Well, now what? What’s a new normal look like?” And as a church, with new opportunities and anticipation of what’s next for us, we are wondering, “Now what?” Join us for our new series, “Now What?!” as we look ahead to what God has for each of us and learn to trust Him as we step into what’s next.

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Watch our Holy Week Services for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday!

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We “accept” or “decline” Terms and Conditions or Terms of Service just about every day. When we use our smartphones, we are bound by the terms of service, billing, and privacy. When we visit a website, we are bound by the terms of use and “cookies.” When we make a purchase, we are bound by the terms of returns or exchanges. We either accept the terms and conditions or we don’t. Yes or no. Accept or decline. No “kind of.” 
What does it mean, then, for us to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of being a disciple of Jesus? When we “signed on,” did we look at the fine print? Did we know what we were getting into? Or did we just nonchalantly press “accept” at our Baptism or Confirmation? Are we willing to abide by the “terms and conditions” that God has established? They are His to determine and ours to accept or decline. Join us as we take a deeper look at what it means to follow Jesus in our new series “Terms and Conditions.”

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In our services January 24 – February 7, we will explore some “dangerous” prayers – those prayers that God wants to answer and we may not always be ready for what’s in store. These prayers are for people who are willing to step out of the boat, take a leap of faith, and trust that not only does God answer, but God answers in powerful ways! We will learn together how to dive deep into prayer that moves the heart of God, but, more importantly, moves us!

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We all are on a journey toward God whether we are aware of it or not. We search for meaning, for significance, for love. For those of us who follow Jesus, we know that it is our relationship with God that fulfills those longings, but all of us at times try to fill those longings with things that lead us away from God. Life can be really hard sometimes and how we think about God during those times can make all the difference. We can blame God, beg God, push God away. Sometimes our shame and guilt keep us from believing that God really wants us or that we have to earn our way back into His “good graces.” But no matter how far we wander, there is always a way back to God. 

There are many ways we can be faithful in following Christ. Faithfully reading scripture, praying, worshiping in spirit and truth, serving others. These are foundational to our faith. But there are some other aspects of our faith that we often don’t concentrate on that are certainly worthy of our attention.
 
In this series we will look at how we can be more faithful in our words, humility, grief, citizenship, unity and our commitment to the miracle of the gospel. With all that is swirling around in our culture right now, these practices will help us clear out the noise and focus in on how we can faithfully represent Jesus to a watching world.