Jul 5, 2020
FAQs #1: Can We Have the American Flag in Worship?
Series: FAQ's
This Sunday we begin our new Summer message series: “FAQs: Your Questions Answered with Biblical Facts.” This week our question is if it is appropriate to have the American Flay in worship. This is a fitting question for the 4th of July weekend, and the fact that we return to our sanctuary for worship. We will have our American flag there: come find out why!
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  • Jul 5, 2020FAQs #1: Can We Have the American Flag in Worship?
    Jul 5, 2020
    FAQs #1: Can We Have the American Flag in Worship?
    Series: FAQ's
    This Sunday we begin our new Summer message series: “FAQs: Your Questions Answered with Biblical Facts.” This week our question is if it is appropriate to have the American Flay in worship. This is a fitting question for the 4th of July weekend, and the fact that we return to our sanctuary for worship. We will have our American flag there: come find out why!
  • Jun 21, 2020Radiant Faces
    Jun 21, 2020
    Radiant Faces

    This Sunday we’re celebrating Camping Sunday! We need mountain-top experiences to sustain us in our discipleship. Although we can’t physically go to camp this year, we are going to have a worship experience to meet God “on the mountain.” Come this Sunday dressed like you’re going to camp, and be ready to meet God. Worship will be outside, so bring a lawn chair and hat.

     
  • Jun 14, 2020All Things Are Possible with Faith
    Jun 14, 2020
    All Things Are Possible with Faith
    What an exciting Sunday - it’s Confirmation Sunday! Our five Confirmation students (Aimire Lloyd, Jacqueline Wyne, Katelyn Bautch, Noah Bonsell and Tony Lloyd) will all share their faith testimonies and publically commit to follow Jesus. Two of them (Aimire and Tony) will also be baptized! We will see how God takes the tiny, shaky faith–like the size of a mustard seed–and grow it into a large and committed maturity–like a tall mustard tree. Come expecting your faith to also grow this Sunday, too! We will worship outdoors again: bring a hat and lawn chair, or there will also be spaces for drive-in worship.
  • Jun 5, 2020Soaring without Seeing – Graduation Sunday
    Jun 5, 2020
    Soaring without Seeing – Graduation Sunday
     This Sunday we honor our graduates and offer prayers over them as they launch into the next chapter of their lives. The message is geared for them, but for all of us. How do we soar as God’s people when we can’t see precisely where we’re going? The answer comes in the Holy Spirit, who lifts our wings and sends us in the right direction.
     
  • May 31, 2020Live Free: No Lying! (The Spirit of Truth)
    May 31, 2020
    Live Free: No Lying! (The Spirit of Truth)
     This Sunday is Pentecost, the third of the three biggest Christian celebrations. We mark the gift of the Holy Spirit given to us as God’s people, to live in us and through us. We are not alone! The Bible also calls the Holy Spirit “The Spirit of Truth.” On Pentecost we will have the last of our Ten Commandment messages: “Don’t lie.” We celebrate that we have the Spirit of Truth so that we can stop lying and start speaking words of life and truth!
  • May 24, 2020Live Free: Do Not Covet
    May 24, 2020
    Live Free: Do Not Covet
    If you could have anyone’s car, home, abilities, physical appearance, spouse, or life, whose would you have? Notice, as you consider this question, the awakening of that inner “itchy” feeling as you want what you can’t have. That’s coveting. It’s not just wanting (we all want nice things), but it’s the inner restlessness in wanting what is (or should be) beyond your grasp. This Sunday our discipleship goal is to want instead what God wants for us.
  • May 15, 2020Prayer as Worship
    May 15, 2020
    Prayer as Worship
    This Sunday we take a pause in our spring worship series for intentional and focused prayer. Sunday morning we will host a worship prayer walk on the church grounds to 1. Be together safely as a church community, 2. Pray for our communities during this trying time, 3. Grow in our discipleship through prayer, and 4. Be visible in our community witnessing to our hope in God. Come if you are able! If not, pray along with the worship recording.
  • May 10, 2020Live Free: Do Not Steal
    May 10, 2020
    Live Free: Do Not Steal
    What did your mother teach you about stealing? Well, so does our heavenly Father! Stealing is so prevalent in our day that much of life includes measures to protect our goods, and we don’t even realize how odd it is to have all this security. This Sunday we’ll try to hear our mothers teach us again about what God says about our penchant to steal.
  • May 3, 2020Live Free: Do Not Commit Adultery
    May 3, 2020
    Live Free: Do Not Commit Adultery
    The Seventh Commandment is just two words in the Hebrew, “no” and “adultery.” God compares marriage to a vine. You’ve got to invest a lot, and you’ve got to wait a long time. You’re going to need to be patient and tending to it if you want it to grow and be fruitful. Adultery is like a weed eater that carelessly severs the vine’s base, killing it in an instant. This Sunday again is a provocative message on the Biblical understanding of the holy act of the sexual experience.
  • Apr 26, 2020Live Free: Do Not Murder
    Apr 26, 2020
    Live Free: Do Not Murder
    The Sixth Commandment is just two words in the Hebrew, “no” and “murder.” Yet these two words together change our whole frame of life itself. This Sunday we’ll cross political, ethical, social, and societal boundaries and enter into the realm of controversy. God’s path of life, however, provides a way through, if we open ourselves to listen!
  • Apr 19, 2020Live free: Honor Your Parents
    Apr 19, 2020
    Live free: Honor Your Parents
    The Fifth Commandments is to “Honor your father and mother.” For some, the thought is uplifting. For others, it’s devastating. Yet the Bible provides no qualification or exception based on what they’ve done. It’s all about what you do! The path of abundant life includes honoring your parents. This Sunday we’ll discover just what this means, and looks like for you!
     
  • Apr 12, 2020Signs for Life: Begin One Way
    Apr 12, 2020
    Signs for Life: Begin One Way
    Jesus has come to offer us the path of life abundant and eternal. Jesus’ resurrection is not just a victory over sin, hell and death. It is an invitation to join Him on the path of life. Jesus opens up a new road that before was not available to us. This road leads us to glory, where we will live only in perfection. In glory, we will live only one way. It’s a journey we start now, today! Happy Easter!
  • Apr 5, 2020Signs for Life: Curves Ahead (Palm Sunday)
    Apr 5, 2020
    Signs for Life: Curves Ahead (Palm Sunday)
    Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble.” Jesus said that His way was steep, and narrow, and hard. Then, Jesus headed toward Jerusalem to take up His cross. He calls to His disciples, “Take up your cross and follow me.” When we do, we find that there are great blessings during the curves!
  • Mar 15, 2020Signs of Life: Do Not Enter
    Mar 15, 2020
    Signs of Life: Do Not Enter
    We try to stay on God’s way, and yet, while on God’s highway, we tend to drift a bit. We try to stay centered on God, but we are attracted to other paths. We must heed the “Do Not Enter” signs! God’s path is a calling to stay close to the center line. We seek to live pure, holy and perfect lives.
  • Mar 8, 2020Signs for Life: Speed Limit
    Mar 8, 2020
    Signs for Life: Speed Limit
     The Speed Limit road sign is a spiritual reminder to travel at a speed that God prescribes, not at the speed we want. It means trusting God with our lives, a contentment to do it God’s way: not being too complacent, and not to be too impatient. This Sunday we’ll see how God’s speed is the best speed for us . . . and for those around us!
  • Mar 1, 2020Signs for Life: No Outlet
    Mar 1, 2020
    Signs for Life: No Outlet
    The world is full of paths. Its full of roads. It’s full of options. But not all of them lead the abundant life that God intends. In fact, most don’t. So, of all the roads laid out before us, we must be very careful. Not all paths are OK. Some are very destructive. Others do not help us make any progress. Others are total dead ends. We long for life that is full and exciting and powerful and everlasting. We want a journey that goes far beyond the end of our earthly lives. Jesus offers us the finish we long for. So to find our way, we look forward to that, look forward to Him, and then make our way from there.
  • Feb 26, 2020Signs for Life: Stop
    Feb 26, 2020
    Signs for Life: Stop
    God has given us a map (the Bible) for our lives’ journey on the path of life. God also provides us with signs along the way that tell us  exactly where we are, what’s around us, and which direction we are going: signs that point out the way; signs that tell us to steer clear of danger; signs that help us avoid the wrong way and to stay on the right path. On Ash Wednesday, we stop. We stop to get oriented, remember our destination and check our course. God calls us to stop sinning, and to recharge.
  • Feb 23, 2020Journey to the Promised Land
    Feb 23, 2020
    Journey to the Promised Land
    We are on the journey called life! At times we may feel lost. At times the path is hard. At other times we smell the roses and hear the birds sing. All the while we are heading toward our destination. God’s path is our best life. Come this Sunday to learn how your journey of life can be more than you can imagine, and the destination is the home you long for!
  • Feb 16, 2020Set Free to Rest
    Feb 16, 2020
    Set Free to Rest
    Sabbath rest is probably the commandment we have the hardest time following. Yet God gives this command as a pattern for living well. We are made in God’s image, and God commands us to follow His example of working for six days and resting on the seventh day.  Keep this Sunday as your Sabbath and begin in worship. Come and learn how you can’t live well without it!
  • Feb 2, 2020Set Free to Not Take the Name of the Lord in Vain
    Feb 2, 2020
    Set Free to Not Take the Name of the Lord in Vain
    What’s in a name? Our names come from our parents. Either they chose it because they liked the name or it had special meaning, perhaps in the family. In the Bible, names describe the person, and using a name shows familiarity and connection. This Sunday we look at the 3rd of the 10 Commandments, where God forbids us to use His name without meaning. Why? Because His name shows familiarity and connection. We’ll discover how using God’s name with meaning brings meaning to our lives!
 
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