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Attend one of our vibrant Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 or 11 a.m. The 8:30 a.m. service incorporates contemporary music with a band and a brief, casual service while the 11 a.m. service is traditional and features our adult choir. Both services offer a sermon designed to teach, challenge and lift you up. Visitors are always welcome to join us in praising and sharing God’s love.
Children in Worship
We believe your kids getting the word is more important than your kids getting the wiggles. So don’t feel you have to silence them in the sanctuary. To make your job as a parent easier, though, the following options are available for your convenience:
Childcare: Our nursery is staffed by caring professionals who love children and are strongly committed to their safety and security. Nursery care for infants through kindergarten is available from 8:15 a.m.— 12:30 p.m. on Sundays and many other church events. The nursery is located in room 207 on the same level as the sanctuary. Rocking chairs are also available, outside the sanctuary, if you prefer not to take your child to the nursery.
Worship folders: Even the most creative and interesting worship experience can be a long time for children. Worship folders are available just outside the sanctuary for children to use during worship. The folders include Children’s bulletins that are directly tied to the day’s scripture, coloring pages and small toys. Please remove used pages and return them so they will be available for the next Sunday.
Our Current Sermon Series: “The Questions God Asks”
Deconstruction is having a moment.
Philosopher Charles Taylor writes in his 2007 book, A Secular Age, that authenticity is the hallmark of the secular age. Since doubt and disbelief, which we supposedly self-generate, strikes us as more authentic than faith we receive from text and tradition, doubt and disbelief are esteemed in the secular age. We’re encouraged by the secular culture to question faith and to suppose that our questions about God make us more authentic humans, and, because we’re conditioned by the culture to so suppose, we seldom stop to notice that those doubts and questions are often the very opposite of what we assume: us thinking for ourselves.
Baudelaire wrote that “the loveliest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist.” The loveliest trick of the Devil might actually be to convince an entire society that doubt itself is most enviable and that deconstruction is the path of freedom.
You cannot deconstruct an unconstructed faith, just like you can’t give away something you haven’t got. Therefore, this fall for our worship series, we will do something counter-cultural. Rather than ask and wrestle with questions about God, we will take a look across the scriptures to those moments when God asks questions of us.
Why are you hiding? Where is your brother? Why are you laughing? Do you have a right to be angry? Do you want to be made well?
Rather than ask our questions of God, we’ll look at the questions God poses to us, and we’ll explore what the answers to God’s questions might reveal about a truly authentic human life.
Sermons in this Series
- Sept. 9: “Where are you?” (Gen. 3:1-21) – Sept 9 bulletin and sermon video
- Sept. 16: “Why do you call me good teacher?” (Mark 10:17-27) – Sept. 16 bulletin and sermon transcript. Due to a power outage, no video was recorded.
- Sept. 23: “What are you laughing at?” (Gen. 18:1-15) – Sept. 23 bulletin and sermon video
- Sept. 30: “What is your name?” (Gen. 32:22-32) – Sept. 30 bulletin and sermon
- Oct. 7: “What is in your hand?” (Ex. 4:2-5, 5:1-9) – Oct 7 bulletin and sermon
- Oct. 14: “You have the right to be enraged?” (Jonah 4:1-11) – guest speaker: Brian Stolarz. Oct. 14 bulletin and sermon.
- Oct. 21: “Who do you say that I am?” (Mark 8:27-33)
- Oct. 28: “Where is your brother?” (Gen. 4:1-17) – guest preacher: Rubén Rosario Rodríguez