This Sunday in Worship – The Third Sunday of Advent

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“Then the star appeared again… It led them on until it hovered over the place of the child. They could hardly contain themselves: They were in the right place! They had arrived at the right time!”  from Matthew 2:1-10

Sunday, December 11, 10:15 a.m.
We all know the story of the wise men from the east: They saw a star and followed it to our newly born savior! But did you ever wonder how they knew the star would lead to Jesus? They seemed pretty confident in their information, so much so that they alarmed King Herod with the news. Wouldn’t it be nice to be so knowledgeable in our own lives? These days, where can we turn for truth and wisdom? Join us this Sunday as Pastor Curt Preston asks, “What wisdom can we use to guide us to the truth?”

This Sunday in Worship – The Second Sunday of Advent

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“The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.” from Isaiah 11:1-10

Sunday, December 4, 10:15 a.m.
Does the world seem like a more divided place lately? With so much arguing, side-taking, and general anger in our midst, it’s hard to imagine peace will ever overcome our imperfect world. In this passage of Isaiah, we see a foreshadowing of the peace that is to come into the earth through Jesus. A peace so gentle and all-encompassing that even natural enemies (wolves and lambs) are living together in loving harmony. Join us this Sunday as Curt Preston asks, “How is Advent a vision of peace to come?”

This Sunday in Worship – The First Sunday of Advent

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“The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.” from John 1:1-9, 14

Sunday, November 27, 10:15 a.m.
The origin of light, hope, and joy; Jesus is weaved into the narrative of the world, every bit a part of it as sunlight and stars, mountains and rivers, animals and man. From Genesis all the way to the nativity story, scripture is dotted with promises of the One who is to come. Join us this Sunday as Curt Preston asks, “Why is Advent the beginning of hope?”

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“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all.” from Philippians 4:4-9

Sunday, November 20, 10:15 a.m.
Family is gathered around the table, the meal has been lovingly prepared… Life is good! It’s easy to be thankful when things are going well. But what about after the holidays, when life gets back to ‘normal?’ Or those times when life throws you a curve ball? Can we show gratitude in hard times as well as good? Join us this Sunday as Rev. Curt Preston asks, “How can we Live our Thanksgiving?”

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“Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you…” from Genesis 12:1-5

Sunday, November 13, 10:15 a.m.
Leaving behind safety, comfort, and familiarity is just plain hard. Very few of us would willingly leave our comfort zones and journey into the unknown. But sometimes that is the road we are called to, just as God called Abraham and his family to go to the promised land. As we take action, we may also take comfort in knowing that God is with us – guiding us – through every stage of our journey. Join us this Sunday as Rev. Curt Preston asks, “How can we trust in God’s mission, our journey, and take action?”

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“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts…” from Acts 2:43-47

Sunday, November 6, 10:15 a.m.
Can you imagine heaven on earth? This beautiful description of the fellowship of these believers comes pretty close. All the believers together, sharing all things in common with sincere gratitude and love in their hearts. But they didn’t accomplish this by hearing the apostle’s message, then returning to their old lives… They engaged with one another, and those who had not yet heard the good news. Join us this Sunday as Rev. Curt Preston asks, “How can we engage our community as a fellowship of believers?”

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“Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers…” from Hebrews 13:1-3

Sunday, October 30, 10:15 a.m.
Do you remember your first time attending church? How about the first time you went to a new church? What was your experience like? Did you feel invited and welcomed, or uncomfortable? Sometimes it’s hard to remember how church felt as an ‘outsider.’ Perhaps those of us who grew up going to church can’t imagine what it’s like to walk through those doors for the first time. Join us this Sunday as Rev. Curt Preston asks, “How can we show hospitality to strangers, and invite them in?”

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” … all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” from Luke 18:9-14
Sunday, October 23, 10:15 a.m.
We’ve all thought it at some point: “Thank goodness I’m not like those people.” Those people have the wrong views or made the wrong choices. But before we go patting ourselves on the back, we should ask, “Does doing all the right things really justify us?” Join us this Sunday as Rev. Curt Preston asks, “How can we be justified before God?”

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“This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel… I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” from Jeremiah 31:31-34

Sunday, October 16, 10:15 a.m.
Rules and regulations, bosses and corporate infrastructure. In our world, authority comes from the top down. But as believers, God is our ultimate authority. Unlike our earthly rulers, our covenant with God exists within us. Join us this Sunday as Rev. Curt Preston asks, “How is our covenant with God at work in our minds and hearts?”

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Sunday, October 9, 10:15 a.m.

Have you ever felt out of place in this world? Have you ever thought, “there must be a better way.” As believers, we are called to be in the world, but not of it. What does that mean? Are we waiting for someday, or living for now? Join us this Sunday as Rev. Curt Preston asks, “How can we dream of God’s kingdom, yet live in the present?”

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