Kingdom Marriage

Kingdom MarriageWe will be having another marriage enrichment series this winter.  The material we’ll use is a video/participant guide format entitled “Kingdom Marriage,” by Tony Evans.  It's a really good series that focuses in on:

  • Finding God’s Purpose for Your Marriage
  • Honoring the Covenant of Marriage
  • Embracing the Unity of Marriage
  • Loving Your Wife
  • Respecting Your Husband
  • Rekindling Your First Love.

Tony Evans covers topics we have looked at before, but adds another dimension throughout in finding and following God’s place in each of our marriages, and as he leads the videos with precision and grace, he also adds just enough humor.  Our time together will be on Sunday afternoons, beginning January 14th and running through February 25th.  We will not meet on January 28th.  The time will be from 5:00 'til 6:30, with a shared meal.  On Super Bowl Sunday we will meet immediately following worship.

As we have advertised in previous series, we will not delve into anyone’s deepest relationship issues.  What we gain from this time is a tune-up rather than an overhaul; a time of enjoying the presence of others and remembering again how we might best navigate our marriages in love and grace.

The only expense is $6 for an easy-read Participant’s Guide, and couples will be asked to sign up for providing portions of our simple meals.  If you’ve not been a part of these series in the past, and you think this is not for you, I’d encourage you to think about that again.  If not for you, maybe it would be good for your spouse, your kids, or your grandkids to know that you are willing to invest in the one relationship of your life that is seen by God as permanent.  Let me know if you have any questions, or if you’d like to be on the list of couples participating.



FAQ Worship

faqHave you ever wondered, in the middle of the sermon, why you can’t just hit the pause button and ask a pertinent question?  Have you ever come to the end of a good praise song or hymn, and wanted to ask what a particular word or phrase meant?  Have you ever wondered, when we gather for worship, why we can’t just have a conversation on a topic?  Have you ever wondered, when we have prayer in worship, why we can’t just talk to God – each of us, or maybe even all of us?  Have you ever wondered why we can’t “do church” at 4:00 on a Sunday afternoon - in the gym - sharing a simple meal - singing to the Lord - learning more of God and His Word - dealing with questions of faith people really have?

This isn’t the way most of us were brought up “doing church.”  But suppose there are some folks out there who have given up on the way we have traditionally “done church.”  Imagine there are some beyond our walls with little background in theology, and yet are drawn to the notion of a God who loves them and cares about them in the actual living out of their days.

Would you take the time and spend the energy to create a worship space, and then invite people into that space, if it might be just the thing someone needs to come to Jesus (or maybe come back to Him)?  If so, then join us on Sunday afternoon, January 28th, at 4:00 for a worship experience where no question is out-of-bounds.

“I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.  I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.”  1 Corinthians 9:22-23

Ash Wednesday Service

ash wednesdayAsh Wednesday is the beginning of the season of Lent – the time leading up to the remembrance of Good Friday and the celebration of Easter Sunday.  Our service of Ash Wednesday will help us focus on Christ’s death and resurrection, the purpose of His coming to earth.  Traditions of this season include giving up things that get in the way of our clear focus on Jesus.  They also include the taking on of better habits of faith in our walk with Him.  You are encouraged to take part, and invite others you know to share in this simple act of worship as we take on the mark of ashes and share holy communion.  The service will be in the chapel at 6:00 pm following our youth fundraiser dinner at 5:15PM.