9:00 am (CT) In the Sanctuary
11:00 am (CT) In the Family Life Center
What is the Sacrament of Holy Communion all about? What can I learn and experience? The sacraments were instituted by Christ and given to the church. It was instituted to continue the work of Christ in redeeming the world. This weekend, Pastor Barry's sermon will discuss the meaning of Holy Communion, the six major themes that are present during the practice, and how it always offers grace. In other words, we might even say that this sacrament makes God's love both God's "show and tell," by communicating with us so that in all our brokenness and limitation, we can receive and experience God's grace and presence through the Holy Spirit.
“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!”
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.
Watch our Holy Week Services for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday!
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.”
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!
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.