Tag Archives: Christ

December 24

“The Lights of Christmas” – Christmas Eve Service

To view the entire slide presentation of our “Lights of Christmas” click HERE

September 02

“Stressed Out, or Blessed Out” (Colossians 1:1-14)  Sunday, September 2, 2018

Call to Worship        L:         God has endowed us with reason, the capacity to know and be known.   P:         Therefore let us praise God with renewed minds, fixed upon the Lord!   L:         God has given us hearts like God’s own, the capacity to love and be loved.   P:         Therefore let us […]

April 01

“Idle Tales and Foolish Boasts” (Luke 24:1-12; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31) Easter Sunday April 1, 2018

Christ Candle Lighting (all purple candles gone, unlit Christ candle at center with gold crown as centerpiece)   L:         Darkness covered the whole land as Jesus died.   P:         From Jerusalem outwards the shadow of death hovered.   L:         Yet even at the moment of his death the tombs of the saints were opened.   […]

March 18

“The Character of Christ” (Ephesians 1:3-14) Sunday, March 18, 2018    

Lenten Candle Extinguishing: (4 unlit, 2 purple & Christ candle lit)   L1:       Today is the fifth Sunday in Lent. We remember Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. Each week the Light of the World diminishes.   L2:       When the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, he set his face to go […]

February 11

“Committing to Loving and Caring Relationships” Scripture (John 15:12-20)  Sunday Feb. 11, 2018

Call to Worship          L:         Love led God to make the world.        P:         And love leads God to sustain it today!   L:         Love led God to send Jesus to the world.   P:         And love led God to raise him from death!   U:        Love led us here today, and […]

January 28

“The 4 C’s of Church” Scripture (Ephesians 4:1-16) Sunday Jan. 28, 2018

Call to Worship   L:        God has called us onto a marvelous journey of faith.   P:        We have seen things too wonderful for human speech!   L:        God has called us to become adventurers seeking treasures yet to be found.   P:        We seek something more precious than pure silver, fine gold, or glittering […]

December 24

“Gifts for the God-child” (Isaiah 35:1-10) Sunday Dec. 24, 2017      

Advent Candle Lighting:    L:         Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.   P:         From Bethlehem of Judea shall come a ruler who is to shepherd my people Israel!   L:         God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world […]

December 10

“War and Peace at Christmas” (Titus 3:3-11) Sunday Dec. 10, 2017

Advent Candle Lighting: L:         Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you?   P:         There are dividing walls of hostility between us. We are afflicted in every way—disputes without and fears within.   L:         By the tender mercy of […]

November 05

“Soldiers of Faith” (Luke 7:1-10; Ephesians 6:10-18), Sunday Nov. 05, 2017

Call to Worship          L:         The Lord goes forth like a soldier, like a warrior against his foes.     P:         Yet Jesus does not call upon twelve legions of angels to rescue him from the cross.   L:         The Lord shouts with a mighty war cry.   P:         Yet Jesus does […]

October 29

“Sharing Christ’s Love Generously” Scripture (John 3:4-17) Sunday October 29, 2017

Call to Worship      L:         Love led God to make the world.   P:         And love leads God to sustain it today!   L:         Love led God to send Jesus to the world.   P:         And love led God to raise him from death!   U:        Love led us here today, and love will […]