Our Bible study has moved completely online. The Monday Bible Study is led by Pastor Robb and focuses on the scripture passage that will be used the following Sunday. The Zoom Bible study will start each week on Monday at 12:00 p.m.
The class usually lasts about an hour and encourages questions and insights of all participants, but no one is required to do any homework or reading ahead. Questions and answers come in a free form conversation. No one is ever called upon or singled out.
Right now the study is walking through the Gospel of John. By participating in this study, you will dig deeper into each week’s verse and see patterns and themes recur in the Gospel. You will come away with a deeper appreciation for the literary brilliance and the theological insight of John. “Come and See” what the Bible offers. Every participant knows that their work on Mondays makes next Sunday even more powerful.
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We are doing our best to move forward as a community of faith as safely and effectively as possible. Due to the rising numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in our area, we have decided to limit in-person gathering at church to the bare essentials.
In January and February, we will share a new worship series called, “Come and See.” In the coming weeks we will move through the first half of the Gospel of John. The stories will all reveal truths about the identity and nature of Jesus. The series will include famous stories such as turning water into wine, the exchange with Nicodemus the verse John 3:16, and the conversation with the Samaritan woman at the well.
Ultimately, following Jesus is about invitation. You are invited to come and see who Jesus is and what it means to follow him.
On the longest night of the year, we will gather for a special “Blue Christmas” service. On Wednesday, December 22, at 7:00 p.m., we create space for grief and healing in this annual tradition of Blue Christmas. On the night when the darkness is the greatest, we will enter it and find beauty.
People of faith too often feel pressure to find only joy in Christmas. but the messiness and reality of life reminds us that there is often pain this time of year. In fact, there are things about the Christmas season that sharpen the pain of loss, grief, anxiety, and depression. This service is a chance to speak to this truth.
The service will last about 30 minutes. There will be a time for quiet prayer, music, reflection, and a ritual for healing that will create something beautiful. The piece that we create will be a part of the Christmas Eve atmosphere on Friday at 4:00 p.m., when we celebrate the coming of Christ in worship.
Christmas Eve Carols and Candles. Friday, December 24 at 4:00 p.m. Wonderful music, the Christmas story retold, shared, and the lighting of candles at the singing of “Silent Night.” Christmas Eve is a unique worship experience. Please join with us as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.
On every Wednesday night during Advent, Pastor Robb will share a short vespers service. Vespers is the ancient tradition of evening prayer. The service will take place in the sanctuary after bell choir rehearsal, which usually ends at 7:00. The Vespers will include a time of prayer and reflection, a Psalm song, a reading from our daily All the Good Devotional, and Communion. The service should take between 30-40 minutes, and be over well before 8:00. The theme for each week will follow along with our Advent themes of Prepare with Hope, Praying for Peace, Care with Joy, and Do in Love.