Reflections of Renewal

August 4 & 11, 2019

Join us as Pastor David Rittgers leads us in a time of sharing reflections of his renewal leave.


August  4 - Sharing of Renewal Time | Psalm 46

August 11 - Vision for Our Congregation: Journey Together | Proverbs 29

pathways of renewal

June 23 - July 28, 2019

As 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

Caretakers of God's creation

May 5 - June 16, 2019

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