July 12 Worship Service
Livestream begins just before 9:00am each Sunday (with a replay afterwards)
We are so glad you are joining us for worship; it makes a big difference because Jesus is the Anchor in the storms of life. Keep (or begin) this incredible habit, and invite others to join you as well. Whether you are watching online, in a group, or on campus—find a way to worship God every week. And don’t forget to fill out a CONNECT CARD, too.
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You can click the video above to watch the service. Or you can go to our YouTube channel (red button above) on your TV, phone, or computer. Our services have a biblical, relevant message, as well as worship, announcements, and even a bit of humor—we can use all of those right now!
This weekend and every weekend, make the time to worship Jesus and be part of our worship service. Invite others to watch as well; now is the perfect time to draw closer to Jesus.
Back Online, Forward in Faith
Following the state newest mandates, we are going back to online only for our Sunday morning services. Although we are going back online, we are going forward in faith. We have all learned a lot about ourselves in the last few months, and God is still at work—in our lives and in our world. Our services will be livestreamed every Sunday at 9:00am; the video will be able to be replayed anytime afterwards. You can join us on our website or our YouTube page.
Live Service every Sunday at 9:00am
(with replay afterwards)
As we move forward in faith through these difficult times, we can find resiliency and grit as we look to Jesus. In this season, our church has three main priorities for our people:
1. Develop habits.
Weekly worship, connecting in groups, and daily time in devotions (Bible, prayer, and action) are vitally important. Our spiritual habits determine our spiritual health. Anger, anxiety, shaming, depression, isolation—these are symptoms of strained emotional, mental, and spiritual health. We can’t control what is beyond us, but we can control our habits, and they make such a big difference.
2. Deal with discouragement.
Discouragement is a contagious, deadly disease, and it drains hope from our lives. When our hope levels are low, nothing seems possible. We all get discouraged; it is how we deal with it that changes the future. Our church has been continually focused on infusing God’s hope into weary hearts. We have ministry leaders making calls, groups are meeting for all ages (in person and online), and our pastors are available for those who need extra care. We also have a Benevolence Fund for those who need extra help. We are here to help.
3. Focus on Jesus.
Our first focus must be on Jesus—before the pandemic, government, social media, what others are doing, or even entertainment. What we focus on first changes how we see everything else. This changes our outlook, perspective, and attitude. Since day one, our church has focused first on Jesus, and that has made a huge difference. This will continue to be our focus in everything we do and communicate.
Devotions: Daily Time with God
The Bible is God’s word; a “lamp for our feet and a light for our path.” (Psalm 119:105). Jesus speaks to us through His word, and we respond in prayer and action. This daily dialogue changes life as we develop a relationship with our Creator. God is not an idea but a Person—THE Person that is most important in life.
Find a way to read the Bible every day. This could be through a Bible app, a devotional book, or the church devotions. We are going through the book of Isaiah right now. It is a tough one, but we have daily devotional thoughts on our website, Facebook, and Instagram. You can share your thoughts as well. We can also print you a book of the devotional thoughts for Isaiah.
Finally, make sure you have a Bible that is easy to read. Our church uses the New Living Translation (NLT); the NIV and the ESV are also good translations. We have Bibles we can give you for free, and we have Study Bibles for sale for $30 ($35 for large print). These have notes that help you understand and dig in more. Studying the Bible is worth your time—it helps you understand God, yourself, and life so much more.
Life Groups are Back in August!
We’ve said it for years…”We are created to be in relationships and be connected.” We never thought a pandemic would prove the point! Our prayer is that you realize you need connections, and that you will develop the habit of staying connected. Our Life Groups are preparing for our Fall season starting that starts in August. Start preparing your schedule and carve out time to get plugged into a Life Group. Your emotional health is worth investing in!