Worship

Worship is the heart of our faith community. In worship we celebrate the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ – the power of God’s grace active in the world and in our lives. In response to this good news, we return to God our praise and thanksgiving, our prayers and hymns, our gifts and offerings. Worship during the year follows the schedule below.

From the last Sunday in May until the Sunday after Labor Day, we worship at one service at 9:30 AM, and observe a recess from the educational hour.

***NOTE:  WORSHIP BEGINS AT 9:30 A.M.  MAY 27 THROUGH SEPT. 3***

MAY 27 – First Sunday After Pentecost (TRINITY SUNDAY)
        Epistle Lesson:   Romans 8:12-17  Gospel Lesson:  John 3:14-21 
        Message  “The Hub of the Church”

JUNE 03 -Second Sunday After Pentecost   MISSION TRIP COMMISSIONING
        HOLY COMMUNION
        Epistle Lesson:  2 Corinthians 4:5-12  Gospel Lesson:  Mark 2:23 – 3:6
        Message   “Who Makes the Rules?”

JUNE 10 – Third Sunday After Pentecost
        Old Testament Lesson:   1 Samuel 8:4-11  Gospel Lesson:  Mark 3:20-35
        Message  “Finding the Black Lining in the Silver Cloud”

JUNE 17 – Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
        Epistle Lesson:  2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17  Gospel Lesson:  Mark 4:26-34
        Message  “Growing the Kingdom…Growing the Church”

JUNE 24 – Fifth Sunday After Pentecost   VBS BLESSING AND CELEBRATION
        Epistle Lesson:   2 Corinthians 6:1-13   Gospel Lesson:  Mark 4:35-41
        Message  “The Storms of Life Rage On”           

JULY 01 – Sixth Sunday After Pentecost   HOLY COMMUNION
        INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND
        Gospel Lesson:  Mark 5:21-43
        Message:  “Healing Energy”

JULY 08 – Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
        Old Testament Lesson:  2 Samuel 5:1-10   Gospel Lesson:  Mark 6:1-13
        Message  “Limited Vision…Extraordinary Vision”

JULY 15 – Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
        Old Testament Lesson:  2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12-19   Gospel Lesson:  Mark 6:1-13
        Message  “The Center of Authority is…”

JULY 22 – Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
        Old Testament Lesson:  2 Samuel 7:1-13   Gospel Lesson:  Mark 6:30-34
        Message  “The Learning Curve”

JULY 29 – Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
        Old Testament Lesson:  2 Samuel 11:1-15   Gospel Lesson:  John 6:1-21
        Message  “Only Christ Walks on Water”

AUG 05 – Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost   HOLY COMMUNION
        Old Testament Lesson:  2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13   Gospel Lesson:  John 6:24-35
        Message  “Oops!  Discovered!”             

AUG 12 – Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost
        Old Testament Lesson:  1 Kings 19:4-8   Gospel Lesson:  John 6:35, 41-51
        Message  “The Bread of Life”

AUG 19 – Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost
        Old Testament Lesson: 1 Kings 3:3-14   Gospel Lesson:  John 6:51-58
        Message  “What Would You Ask of the Lord?

AUG 26 – Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost
        Old Testament Lesson:  1 Kings 8:22-30, 41-43   Gospel Lesson:  John 6:56-69
        Message  “The Marathon Commitment”

SEPT 02 – Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost   HOLY COMMMUNION
        LABOR DAY SUNDAY
        Old Testament Lesson:  Deuteronomy 4:1-9   Gospel Lesson:  Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
        Message  “Clean and Unclean”

Beginning September 9, 2018:
8:30 am Traditional Sanctuary Service with piano
9:00 am Sunday School classes for Children, Youth, and Adults
10:00 am Festival Sanctuary Service with pipe organ and choirs

On the following pages, you’ll find information about special worship services during the year, and the music ministry and sermons of our worship services.