At different times during the year we will have a sermon series or a church member give a special message about a recent event in their Christian journey. There will also be a special sermon series during Lent or Advent.
The Lenten series was ‘Stoned During Lent’ and we were given a stone each week and the sermon highlighted a specific spiritual burden or struggle. As we listened to the sermon, and throughout the whole service, we were instructed to feel the rock and feel the weight of it. As we were singing the last hymn, we were instructed to bring the stone forward and lay it a the foot of the cross that was placed on the communion table and leave that burden or struggle with the Lord.
On August 8th and 9th, a church member, Tracy Starkey, gave a message about her recent Mission Trip to West Virginia. She shared some pictures and personal experiences that her, her husband, and her granddaughter had while they were repairing homes destroyed by a natural disaster. If you would like to learn/hear more, listen to our podcast of the sermon!
The Advent series is ‘The Sounds of the Season’ and we are exploring the many songs and messages from angels and prophets. We began with the ‘Song of Zechariah’ and this week we will be learning the ‘Song of Mary’. Join us as we continue to experience the many sounds of Advent as we prepare for the Lord’s birth.
Our Lenten series is ‘God’s Amazing Grace’. We will be visited by key Old and New Testament characters as they present us with dramatic monologues about their participation in the story of salvation and their experiences with God.
Our Lenten series is ‘The Intersections of Life’. Many of those involved in the story of the Passion of Christ came to an intersection and had to decide which way to go. Some chose well, some did not, and the stories of each of these experiences at various intersections help us to know what to do and what not to do when we encounter similar intersections in our own lives. In the end, each service reveals in some way how Christ and his cross lead us to decide the path of God’s will for us.
Ash Wednesday March 1 Confession King David
1st Weekend in Lent March 4&5 Betrayal Judas
2nd Weekend in Lent March 11&12 Judgment Pontius Pilate
3rd Weekend in Lent March 19&20 Compassion Malchus
4th Weekend in Lent March 25&26 Declaration Simon Peter
5th Weekend in Lent April 1&2 Obedience John
Palm Sunday Weekend April 8&9 Suffering Simon the Zealot
Maundy Thursday April 13 Forgiveness Tom
Great Vigil of Easter April 15 Waiting
Easter Day April 16 Life Mary Magdalene