October 25 Reformation Sunday
Our worship services this week focus our attention upon the Reformation of the Church that occurred back in the 1500s as a result of the personal struggle of faith that a young monk in the Church named Martin Luther experienced. The Gospel message had become so distorted that it no longer brought comfort and peace to the believer, but rather a feeling of terror that God’s wrath would demand punishment for every sin of their lives. Over time and as a result of his intense study of the Bible, Luther came to see God as loving and merciful; not angry and vindictive. This revolutionized the message of the Christian Church. Stay tuned as we examine our theme for this week, “God’s Plan For You.”
October 29 - November 22 Jonah
Jonah: Jonah is one of the most well-known Bible stories. Yet, many only know that He was swallowed by a fish. The story goes far deeper. The book of Jonah teaches about sin and grace. Sin, when we run from God. Grace, when God runs after us. Both happen in Jonah. In this series, we will unpack both sin and grace and discover God has grace not only for us but for the world.
December 6 - 25 Behold
Behold: Christmas comes with plenty to see. There are lights and presents, dreams of snow-covered hills, and crackling fires. At the center of Christmas is something to see: “Behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” In the words of an old Christmas carol: “Come and behold Him, Born the King of angels.” In this series, we discover how looking at Jesus can change the way we look at our lives.