- September 29 - When Dreams Become Nightmares
- October 6 - Wisdom and Finance
- October 13 - Cultivating Contentment
- October 20 (Consecration Sunday) - Defined by Generosity
How do we know what was most important to the heart of Jesus? We observe what He prayed, taught, and did.
Join us as Pastor David leads us through a 6-weeks series exploring aspects of Jesus' heart and how we can live into being Christ-like.
- Jesus' Heart to Please His Father
- Jesus' Heart to Invite the Lost to a New Way of Life
- Jesus' Heart to Love Those Difficult to Love
- Jesus' Heart for Healing People in Spite of the Rules
- Jesus' Heart to Reveal What is Possible By Faith
- Jesus' Heart for Unity Among His Followers
- Jesus Heart to Show Preference for the Poor
A time of sharing reflections by Pastor David from his renewal leave.
August 4 - Sharing of Renewal Time | Psalm 46
August 11 - Vision for Our Congregation: Journey Together | Proverbs 29
7-28-19_-_Sermon_Notes_-_Becoming_More_Like_Jesus.pdfAs Pastor David Rittgers is on Renewal Leave, the topics of this 6-week worship series, led by Rev. Dr. David M. Oliver, are a wonderful opportunity for us to also enter a time of renewal. Sermon notes and guides will be posted each week, after the sermon, as a resource to help apply these teachings to our every day lives.
June 23 - "Listening to God" - renewal through listening
June 30 - "A Healing Touch: Five Ways God Heals" - renewal through healing
July 7 - "Rowing and Resting" - renewal through recovering balance in our lives
July 14 - "What's in Your Hand?" - renewal through letting go
July 21 - "Looking with the Eyes of Jesus" - renewal through seeing ourselves as Jesus sees us
July 28 - "Becoming More Like Jesus" - renewal through Christian community
The way we treat the created world around us says a lot about how we view God. At the dawn of creation, God, who spoke the heavens and the earth into existence, gave humankind a great responsibility. God said that humans were to take care of the Garden and all that was in it - plants, animals, water, soil, and so on.
Part of our discipleship journey includes caring for God's creation. After all, this is the God who "so loved the world" that he gave His only Son to rescue and redeem it. Do we "so love the world" the way God does? If so, we will want to care for it. In Paul's letter to the Romans, he indicated that all of creation is longing to be renewed (or re-created):
"The whole creation waits breathless with anticipation for the revelation of God’s sons and daughters. Creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice—it was the choice of the one who subjected it—but in the hope that the creation itself will be set free from slavery to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of God’s children. We know that the whole creation is groaning together and suffering labor pains up until now." (Romans 8:19-22, CEB)
Creation Care takes a look at one of the seven "days" of Creation each week up until June 16. In addition to our worship series, we offer a short-term Sunday School class in the Chapel to have more in depth conversation about each week's topic. Below, you will find resources to apply the practical information we discuss in your household