This Sunday

This Sunday – October 16th, 2016

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb. 4:16

This Sunday we gather to respond to God’s call to worship him. We do this because we believe that our greatest need and joy is to behold our God and Savior. In this beholding, we actually “are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another.” (2 Cor. 3:18) As we see God for who he is and experience his greatness, glory, and love, we actually become more like him! This is grace. For our transformation begins (and ends) with God, not ourselves. It happens as we look to him, not to our own strength and ability.

So whether your faith is weak or strong, whether you want to come or not, whether you feel ready or not, come believing that you may draw near to the throne of grace through the blood of Jesus, for it is there (and only there) where we can “receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Order of service:

Call to worship
– Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
– It is Finished
– Now Why This Fear
– Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message – Acts 15
Response/Communion
– O Great God
– Jesus is Better

Benediction

This Sunday – October 9th, 2016

This Sunday we celebrate that Jesus is reigning on his throne! He is alive, victorious, and working in this world. Come to rehearse who he is and what he has done.

I will be leading our times of singing and Eric will continue our series in the book of Acts.

I’m excited to gather as God’s family. Please pray that he would powerfully speak to us as we come together.

Order of service:
Call to worship
– Yesterday, Today, and Forever
– Love Shines

Prayer of Confession
– We Bring Our Sins To Jesus
– He Will Hold Me Fast

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Break
Song of Consecration – My One Comfort
Message
Response/Communion
– Here is Love
– Jesus is Better

Benediction

This Sunday – October 2nd, 2016

“And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” Col. 2:13-14

Where do you go for comfort? Hope? Joy?

Join us this Sunday as we find comfort, hope, and joy in remembering who God is and all he has accomplished in forgiving us of all our sins.

Our grateful response to the good news that God loves and accepts us is surrender. Eric will again preach from the book of Acts as we look at God’s power in this world, and how he has called us to live for him.

I look forward to recounting God’s grace together, and considering the thrilling call he has given us to love and serve him.

Order of service:

– Always Forgiven
Call to worship
– O God of All Our Good
– Nothing But the Blood of Jesus
– Blessed Assurance

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of consecration – Abide With Me
Message
Response/Communion
– Alas, And Did My Savior Bleed
– My One Comfort

Benediction

This Sunday – September 25th, 2016

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings,
ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name;
worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
the God of glory thunders,
the Lord, over many waters.
The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.

Psalm 29:1-4

This Sunday we gather together to respond to God’s call to worship him.

He calls us to remember and reflect on his greatness and glory. He call us to rejoice in his mercy and grace. And he calls us to consider how we can offer our lives as ‘pleasing sacrifices’ to him.

Join us as sing, study God’s word, and take communion together. God invites you to experience and know him more!

Order of service:

Call To Worship – Psalm 29:1-4; 10-11
– All Hail The Power Of Jesus’ Name
Prayer of Confession
– The Greatest Love
– All Glory Be Forever
– Take My Life And Let It Be

Public Prayer
Greeting/Response
Song of Consecration – Your Words Of Life
Message
Response/Communion
– Remembrance
– O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

Benediction

This Sunday – Sept. 18th, 2016

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
your judgments are like the great deep;
man and beast you save, O Lord.
How precious is your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings.
They feast on the abundance of your house,
and you give them drink from the river of your delights.
For with you is the fountain of life;
in your light do we see light.
Oh, continue your steadfast love to those who know you,
and your righteousness to the upright of heart!
Let not the foot of arrogance come upon me,
nor the hand of the wicked drive me away.
Psalm 36:5-11

We have all experienced situations where we face limitation. Limitations of time, money, strength, brainpower, willpower, the list goes on.

Many times it is our own limitation. Other times it is due to limitations outside of us. People can’t provide the support you need. Your boss is unable to help you due to politics in the office. Your children reach the end of their ability to control themselves. Can you relate?

God’s word tells us that when we consider God, limitations are never to be considered. His love reaches to the heavens, his faithfulness to the clouds. His righteousness is like the mountains and his judgements as deep as the ocean. In other words, God is not bound by the limitations that we daily face in this life.

This Sunday we respond to his call to consider who he is and all he has done. Our songs will center on his never ending love and power towards his children. Eric will preach from Acts 11-12, which testifies to God’s unstoppable plan to spread his gospel to the world. And at communion, we will remember that God’s promise of salvation is still true!

Come to remember and celebrate that God is not defined by limitations. He is always better, bigger, and more true than we can imagine!

Order of Service:
– Praise to the Lord the Almighty
Call to Worship
– The Greatest Love (NEW SONG)
– And Can It Be (Traditional)
– New Again

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Speak O Lord
Message – Acts 11-12
Response/Communion
– Stronger
– Revive Us Again

Benediction

This Sunday – Sept. 11th. 2016

“Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.” Isaiah 59:1 (NIV)

This Sunday, we gather to respond to God’s invitation to us. He calls us to experience his love and presence as we rehearse the gospel story and respond in worship.

Jon Smith will preach from Acts 10 and I will lead our times of singing.

As you prepare to come, please pray that God would ‘enlighten the eyes of our hearts’ (Eph. 1:18) so we may truly know and understand his great power and grace.

I look forward to worshipping with you all!

Order of service:
– How Great Thou Art
Call to Worship
– The Glories Of Calvary
– Man of Sorrows
– Your Love is Strong

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – O Great God
Message – Acts 10
Response/Communion
– How Deep the Father’s Love for Us
– The Saving One

Benediction

This Sunday – September 4th, 2016

“Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” Psalm 145:3-4

From generation to generation, we are to commend all that God has done. It’s our privilege and our responsibility.

This Sunday will be a bit different than other Sundays.

Typically, the kids in our church spent most if not all of their time downstairs in our Children’s Ministry, learning about Jesus from the incredible servants in our church that faithfully serve them.

This Sunday, we are going to bring them upstairs! The cast and crew that normally provide a skit for the kids to introduce new sections in their curriculum are going to do their skit and lesson in our main service with the kids present. After that I am going to give a shortened message on the importance of passing on the gospel to the next generation.

We want to highlight the work that is being done in Children’s Ministry, and invite us to collectively learn about and worship God, who is greatly to be praised.

See you there!

Order of service:

– Come Thou Fount
– Arise, My soul Arise

Welcome
Gospel Project (Children’s Ministry Lesson)
Break
Message – Psalm 78:1-8
Communion
– Amazing Grace
– My Redeemer’s Love

Benediction

This Sunday – August 21st, 2016

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

God’s call to us is what brings us together. He invites us to hear from him. To consider who he is and what he is done. And as we fix our eyes on Jesus, our lives our changed.

The songs we will sing center around the security and assurance we have in Jesus. I will be giving the third part of our “Habits of Grace” series, talking about the significance of our Sunday gathering.

I am confident that God will be faithful to his promises. Come and behold our Savior!

Order of service:

– We Sing
Call to worship
– Before the Throne of God Above
– Revive Us Again

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of consecration – Show Us Christ
Message – Hebrews 10:19-25
Response/Communion
– O God of All Our Good
– Jesus, Firm Foundation

Benediction

This Sunday – August 14th, 2016

“If Christ has not been raised [from the dead], your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.” 1 Cor. 15:17-22

This Sunday, we celebrate a risen Christ who has the power to forgive sin, transform our lives, and is interceding for us before God the Father. Whether your faith is weak or strong, come to be encouraged that Jesus is present with us as we gather!

After having been gone for a month, I am excited to be with you as we sing, study God’s Word and take communion together.

Chris Hughes is going to continue our series called Habits of Grace. The goal of this four part series is to help us view the spiritual disciplines as the places where God has invited us to experience and know him. Chris will be talking about Scripture and the privilege we have to read God’s Word.

Can’t wait to worship with you all!

Order of Service:

– All Creatures of Our God and King
Call to Worship –
– Christ is Risen
– Blessed Assurance

Public Prayer
Greeting/Offering
Song of Consecration – Rock of Ages
Message
Response/Communion
– Speak O Lord
– I Need Thee Every Hour
– Better Is One Day

Benediction

This Sunday, August 7

AT TODAY’S GATHERING, Mike Belamy will begin our Discipline of Grace series preaching from Colossians 4:2-13.

Order of Service:

 

Come Thou Fount

Call to Worship

New Again

He Will Hold Me Fast

Public Prayer and Greeting

Your Words of Life

Sermon: Colossians 4:2-13

Communion  

Jesus is Better

My One Comfort

Benediction

Reminder: Jordan Kauflin is on a month sabbatical and will return to his normal roles and responsibilities on August 10. Eric is on a study break August through September 4 and not be preaching until September.