Worship Series Begins August 8

Faith is learned through stories. Even before they were written down, Bible stories were told orally. Immersing ourselves in favorite Bible stories is something we do as children. But these stories aren’t just for kids; they’re for people of all ages. Each time we hear a story or read a passage, we may hear something new and realize how this story speaks to us in this time and this place. 

Sunday, August 8

Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego
Focus Text: Daniel 3
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego choose to follow God even when the crowd follows King Neb, and they are faced with death in the fiery furnace. The best part is that they trust God even if God doesn’t choose to save them from the fire. How do we find a faith that is even bigger than our desire to save our lives?

Sunday, August 15

David & Goliath
Focus Text: 1 Samuel 17:1-50
There are giant problems all around and we might feel small in comparison.  This is especially true when we consider the great injustices of today from racial and economic disparities to political polarization and climate change.  How might we summon the courage of a shepherd boy, willing to trust God even when we feel outmatched, to not only stand our ground but to step forward and risk it all?

Sunday, August 22

The Birth of Jesus
Focus Text: Luke 2:1-20
Mary gets some earth-shaking news that she is going to have a baby and this rocks her world.  Joseph chooses to stick with her in these changed circumstances.  So much of our world feels upside down.  How does hearing the Christmas story in the middle of August change our perspective? 

Sunday, August 29

Jesus Walks on Water
Focus Text: Matthew 14:22-33
Maintaining focus is the real challenge of living a faithful life, not eliminating doubt.  God’s invitation to join in creating something new requires critical thinking and not blind obedience.  So in times as tumultuous as these, how far away are we willing to step out of this boat?

Sunday, September 5

Paul & Silas in Prison
Focus Text: Acts 16:16-40
When do you find yourself feeling trapped?  When do you feel like singing praises to God?  The story of Paul and Silas in prison helps us to think beyond our current situation to look at the bigger picture of God’s love.