This Sunday

This Sunday—January 26, 2014

This Sunday we have the opportunity to gather together to sing, study, and take communion.

Last Sunday, we celebrate God’s grace as three people got baptized in our midst. This Sunday we worship the same God. He can work miracles, change hearts, heal sickness, save individuals, and speak to us.

We’ll begin our time singing about the greatness of God singing, “Behold our God!, Seated on his throne, come let us adore him.” Then we’ll turn our attention to his saving power that transforms our lives and gives us a hope that will not change.

Eric will speak from Ephesians 1:19-22, talking about how the Spirit operates when we gather each Sunday. After the message, we’ll have the opportunity to respond by singing, praying for one another and taking communion.

Hope to see you there!

As you prepare for Sunday, you can listen to the songs we’ll be singing here.

Order of Service:

– Behold Our God 

Call to worship
– The Saving One 
– Cornerstone 

Missional Prayer – Sanctity of life

Song of preparation – Speak O Lord 

Message

Response/Prayer

– I Need Thee Every Hour

Communion

– When I Survey
– All I Have Is Christ

This Sunday—January 19, 2014

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve theLORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!” Psalm 100:1-4

This Sunday we have the privilege of gathering as a church family to sing, study, and take communion together.

We also get to celebrate with three people as they get baptized, Marlaena Henry, Brady Workman, and Rachel Jordan.

We are doing the baptisms at around 4:45pm, so please try to arrive on time so that you are able to hear their testimonies and participate.

Eric will be continuing to preach from Ephesians 2:18-22.

As a way to prepare for Sunday, you can listen to the songs we’ll be singing here.

Please be praying that we would encounter God as we gather, and that we would walk away changed by his grace and love.

Order of Service:

– Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow 

Call to Worship

– Made Alive 
– My Redeemer’s Love 

Baptisms

– Amazing Grace 

Song of Preparation – Speak O Lord

Message – Ephesians 2:18-22

Response/Communion

– Remembrance 
– Your Love is Strong 

This Sunday—January 12, 2014

This Sunday we have the privilege of gathering as a church community to sing, study, and take communion together.

Members, I really encourage you to make it a priority to attend. The passage we will be studying has particular application to why we exist as a church and how we can grow in moving forward.

Duke be leading our times of singing and Eric will be preaching.

Hope to see you there!

You can listen to the songs here.

Order of service:

– All Creatures of Our God and King

Call to worship

– Grace Alone 
– How Great Thou Art

Missional Prayer

Vision

Song of Preparation – Only Jesus 

Message

Response/Communion

– Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing 

– Rock of Ages 

– Before the Throne of God Above 

– Yesterday, Today, and Forever

This Sunday—December 22, 2013

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David.” Luke 1:68-69

Christ has come!

As we gather this Sunday, we can rejoice to know that what Israel longed for and the prophets promised has now been revealed. Death is defeated, our sin has been forgiven, and Jesus has come and will return!

Duke will help us sing about these glorious truths, and Chris will give a message about the birth of Jesus.

Hope to see you there!

Order of service:

– O Come, All Ye Faithful

Call to worship
– O Holy Night
– A Day of Glory
– Crown Him With Many Crowns

Missional Prayer

Song of preparation – Be Thou My Vision

Message –

– His Name Is Jesus

Communion

– Before the Throne of God Above
– Hail the Day

This Sunday—December 15th, 2013

This Sunday, we have the privilege of gathering together to sing, study, and take communion.

Why gather? For the privilege of seeing and responding to who God is. We do this by singing truth filled songs, hearing his word preached, and responding in song, prayer, and ministering to each other.

This Sunday we’ll take time to think about the Advent season, and how the fulfillment of God’s promise to send his Son gives us hope for when he will return again.

Eric will be preaching from Ephesians 2:8-10.

Hope to see you there!

Listen to the songs we’ll be singing here.

Order of service:

– Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 

Call to Worship
– O Come O Come Emmanuel 
– Hope Has Come 
– A Day of Glory 

Song of preparation – Speak O Lord 

Message : Ephesians 2:8-10

Song of Response

– Take My Life

Communion

– When I Survey 

– Your Love is Strong 

This Sunday—December 8th, 2013

Assuming this ‘potentially major ice storm’ (boy, sure have heard that before!) doesn’t materialize, we have the privilege of gathering together this Sunday to sing, study, and take communion together.

As you prepare, I encourage you to pray that God would help us to respond to the truth that we will hear and sing by encouraging and ministering to one another.

Eric will be preaching from Ephesians 2:8-10 and and Duke will be leading our times of singing.

Hope to see you there!

You can listen to the songs we’ll be singing on Spotify here.

Order of service:

– Great is Your Faithfulness 

Call to Worship
– Jesus Paid It All 
– His Forever 

Missional Prayer

Song of preparation – Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

Message: Ephesians 2:8-10

– The Saving One

Communion

– In The Shadow of the Glorious Cross 
– Made Alive

This Sunday—December 1st, 2013

This Sunday we have the privilege of singing, studying and taking communion together.

In this season of giving thanks for all God has given us, let’s remember the wonderful gift of a church community where we can learn and grow as disciples of Jesus together.

Duke will be leading our time of singing and Chris will be preaching from Luke 13:10-17.

Order of service:

– Your Love is Strong 

Call to Worship

– Be Still My Soul 
– I Have a Shelter 
– Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) 

Missional Prayer

Song of Preparation – White as Snow 

Message – Luke 13:10-17

Communion

– Grace and Peace 
– Cornerstone

This Sunday—November 24th, 2013

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you have been saved – and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” Eph. 2:4-7

We have the privilege of gathering this Sunday to rehearse and remind ourselves of this great news!

As we learned last Sunday, our frequent, eager request should be that God would help us to know and understand the realities of his saving grace. Consider how you might ask this for yourself and for our congregation as we gather this Sunday.

We’ll begin our time by singing “10,000 Reasons” which reminds us of all the grace God has lavished on us. After that we will turn to looking at how we can rejoice in this grace, even in the midst of suffering and trial, and we’ll end our singing by declaring, “So I will trust in you, when my world seems shaken, I will trust in you, I won’t be forsaken.” What great news.

Eric will be preaching from Ephesians 2:1-10, helping us look at what the gospel produces in our lives and hearts. Then we’ll have an opportunity to respond by praying, singing, and taking communion together.

I look forward to worshipping our great Savior with you all.

You can listen to a Spotify playlist of the songs we’re singinghere

Order of service

10,000 Reasons

Corporate reading – Titus 2:11-14

Rejoice

I Will Trust

Missional Prayer

Song of preparation – Speak, O Lord

Message – Ephesians 2:1-10

Communion/Response

Your Name Alone Can Save

All I Have is Christ

Jesus, Thank You 

This Sunday – November 17th, 2013

Tomorrow we get to gather together to sing, study, and take communion.

When is the last time you prayed that God would help you understand and comprehend his extravagant grace to you?

If you’re like me, oftentimes I assume that knowledge equals experience. If I come to church and hear truth, then I will be changed. But what I need, what we need is more than truth, we need our hearts to be changed by it.

In order for this to happen, we need the Spirit of God. Pray in preparation for our gathering that God would reveal himself to us and our lives and hearts would be changed!

Shane and Matt will be leading our times of singing and I’ll be preaching from Ephesians 1:15-23, Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians.

Order of service:
– Praise to the Lord the Almighty
Call to worship
– Never Once
– How Firm A Foundation

Missional Prayer
Song of Preparation – Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
Message – Ephesians 1:15-23
Song of response – Be Thou My Vision
Communion
– Oh the Deep, Deep Love
– Grace Alone

Benediction

This Sunday – November 10th, 2013

“But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness. Deliver me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters. Let not the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up, or the pit close its mouth over me. Answer me, O LORD, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me. Hide not your face from your servant; for I am in distress; make haste to answer me.” Psalm 69:13-17

As we gather this Sunday to sing, study, and take communion, we are going to meditate on the theme from Eric’s message, “God always keeps his promises.”

In our broken world, we all face trials, pain and grief. Many of us are currently in situations where it is easy to look at the difficulty around us rather than looking up to see our King. This Sunday we want to spend time reflecting on and responding to God’s mercy and grace in the midst of our suffering.

Eric will be preaching from Ephesians 1:11-14 and Duke will be leading our time of singing. We will teach a new song titled “I Will Trust.” The lyrics are below and you can listen to a rough recording here: I Will Trust.

Where can I turn when trials appear?
And when my hope is dimmed by tears?
When every step is met with pain
And sorrow clouds God’s Sovereign reign?
I know my only hope is Him
But oh how weak I feel within
Oh Spirit help, my weary soul
Quiet my thoughts, to hear your voice

How could I hope to understand
The perfect wisdom of your command
As if my mind could ever hold
The million ways you work, untold
From where you sit upon your throne
You see the end before it comes
Not bound by time or my demands
You will complete, all you have planned

You rule the world, from heav’n on high
And yet you hear my every cry
In flesh you came for my relief
To bear the weight of sin and grief
So when I cannot trace your hand
I know your love has never changed
I can’t escape your grip of grace
Your perfect will, my resting place

So I will trust in God alone
When my world seems shaken
I will trust in God alone
I won’t be forsaken.

See you on Sunday!

Order of service

Psalm 62 (My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone)
Call to worship
I Will Trust
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less

Song of preparation – Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow
Message – Ephesians 1:11-14
You Never Let Go
I Stand Amazed in the Presence
Stronger