Worship Series for April 24 – June 5

The tomb was empty and the good news of Easter was that death did not get the last word. The life of faith is wrapped up in the gift of this unstoppable love. But, to fully experience its benefits, we have to crack it open and put it to use. You know the old expression, “to make an omelet, you have to crack a few eggs.” It’s time we cracked open the gift that God has given us to see what we might be able to create. Recently, we have been unpacking the five values that are central to our congregation: relationship, generosity, caring, faith, and learning. In the weeks ahead we’ll be digging more deeply into how these values are helping us to become the church God is calling us to be.

Sunday, April 24 – Relationship
John 20:19-29
Thomas missed Jesus’ initial appearance to the disciples.  He, like us, craves that relationship with Jesus.  Relationships with God and one another are at the heart of our faith.

Sunday, May 1 – Generosity
John 21:1-14
When the world gets turned upside down, it’s tempting to retreat to familiar habits.  When we rely on old routines, but expect different results, we’re more likely to be disappointed.  The Easter story is pointing us somewhere new and, this time, the surprise that awaits will be just what we’ve needed all along.

Sunday, May 8 – Caring
John 21:15-24
Jesus says “feed my lambs.”  Caring for one another as God first cared for us is our calling as Christians. 

Sunday, May 15 – What is this all about?
Acts 9:1-19a

Sunday, May 22 – Faith
Acts 16:16-34

Sunday, May 29 – Learning
Acts 17:16-31
We thirst for learning and the Apostle Paul knows this as he speaks to people about what faith in the one true God means for people then and now.

Sunday, June 5 – Pentecost
Acts 2:1-21