October 2016

A Surprising Payroll

As we gather in worship this week we continue our worship series, Surprising Stories of Mercy and Grace.  Today Jesus surprises us with a parable of laborers who work in the field and each of them receive the same pay no matter how many hours they worked.  Is this fair?  You’ll be surprised!




A Surprising Father

As we gather in worship this week we begin our new worship series under the theme Surprising Stories of Mercy and Grace.  Over the next five weeks we will examine parables of Jesus that may shock us today as they did to His hearers 2,000 years ago.  But then again, God’s mercy and grace are amazing.  This morning we listen to Jesus’ familiar parable of the “Prodigal Son.”  This story of mercy and grace introduces us to a son who is less than appreciative of his father’s love and care as he squanders his father’s property in a lifestyle that betrays his father’s values.  Like the son of the parable, we, too, have A Surprising Father.

 




A Surprising Verdict

As we gather in worship this week we begin our new worship series under the theme Surprising Stories of Mercy and Grace.  Over the next five weeks we will examine parables of Jesus that may shock us today as they did to His hearers 2,000 years ago.  But then again, God’s mercy and grace are amazing.  Today two men bring their lives before God and the Lord renders A Surprising Verdict.




A Surprising Invitation

As we gather in worship this week we begin our new worship series under the theme Surprising Stories of Mercy and Grace.  Over the next five weeks we will examine parables of Jesus that may shock us today as they did to His hearers 2,000 years ago.  But then again, God’s mercy and grace are amazing.  Today we are invited by the king to a wedding feast…but make sure you have your garment!




September 2016

FIL Up: At Home

As we gather during September our worship theme is “FIL Up.”  Our Lord has provided us with a number of ways to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Savior, Jesus.  Today we recognize and celebrate the gift of family, which God designed to be the incubator of faith.




FIL Up: Attending the Feast Together

As we gather during September our worship theme is “FIL Up.”  Our Lord has provided us with a number of ways to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Savior, Jesus.  Today we celebrate our call as a congregation, where we fill up on the gifts of Word and Sacrament in our weekly worship.




The Cost of Discipleship

The Cost of Discipleship




August 2016

When You Believe In God, but Not in His Church

As we gather we close our summer weekend worship series, “The Christian Atheist.”  During these past weeks we have heard how easy it is for Christians to live as if we don’t know Jesus.  Our Lord is compassionate and forgiving.  His love encourages us to live the faith He has entrusted to our hearts and minds.  This weekend our theme is:  “When You Believe In God, but Not in His Church.” 




When You Believe In God, but Don’t Share Your Faith

As we gather in these summer weekends our worship series, “The Christian Atheist,” will assist us in a closer walk with the Lord in such a way that our faith will drive our life.  This weekend our theme is:  “When You Believe In God, but Don’t Share Your Faith.” 




When You Believe In God, but Pursue Happiness at All Cost

As we gather in these summer weekends our worship series, “The Christian Atheist,” will assist us in a closer walk with the Lord in such a way that our faith will drive our life.  This weekend our theme is:  “When You Believe In God, but Pursue Happiness at All Cost.”