Summer Worship Series Begins May 30

After the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit had filled the believers, they were sent out to live their lives of faith. For the early believers the time post-Pentecost was filled with wonders and signs, and a new way of being in community with one another. Our lives are filled with wonders and signs and new ways of being in community with one another, too. As we enter a new season, we turn our attention to gifts of the Holy Spirit and the words from Galatians 5 that says, “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.” (Gal 5:22, 25)  We trust that the Holy Spirit will lead our footsteps of faith to love God and serve our neighbors, and we will use these fruits as guideposts along the way.

Sunday, May 30

Love & Kindness 
Focus Text: 1 Cor 13:1-13, 1 John 3:18, 4:7-12
As we explore being moved by the Spirit, we focus on love.  Love comes from God and we love because God first loved us.  But how do we do this in a world rocked by violence and hatred?

Sunday, June 6

Patience & Self-Control  
Focus Text: Col 3:12-17
God calls us to “clothe ourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.”  Patience is something we have learned so much about in the past year and yet it is so hard to do!

Sunday, June 13

Generosity & Faithfulness
Focus Text: 2 Cor 9
Choosing between scarcity or abundance, it’s not hard to guess what we would prefer for ourselves.  But the choice the Spirit is preparing us to make is an entirely different proposition.

Sunday, June 20

Peace & Gentleness
Focus Text: Phil 4:1-9
“Let your gentleness be known to everyone,” our scripture says. But how do we understand being gentle? And peace? Where do we even begin? Today we look at Paul’s exhortations in the letter to the Philippians and wonder together about how we can reflect the gentleness and peace of God.

Sunday, June 27

Focus Text: John 15:1-11
The life of faith is certainly not an easy life.  But stripping away the pieces of our lives that don’t contribute to the vision God has invited us into might just reveal a joyful reward.