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March 24, 2020 Update – Worship gatherings and all other meetings and events are paused until May 17, 2020. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the church office.

SUNDAY WORSHIP

Traditional Worship – 9:00 AM

Our Traditional Service features hymns accompanied by choir and piano led by Jennifer Roden. Pastors deliver Bible-based sermons each week.

Contemporary Worship – 11:00 AM

Our Contemporary Service incorporates multi-media messages and praise worship led by Mollie Philbin and Pastor Russ Nanney.

Sunday School for all ages 

Sunday School from 10:10 – 10:50 a.m.
Nursery care provided for all ages 6 weeks –  3 years old from 8:30 A.M. – 12:15  P.M.

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Lenten Devotional - April 7
 
Scripture:  1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Reflection: Had I written this devotional when I should have, it would probably have turned out much differently. But now, in the midst of all the changes a pandemic is bringing, I hear God trying to remind me of something.

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.””

To be clear, I am not thinking about the horror and sadness of those who are physically perishing. But neither was the Apostle Paul. Paul’s concern was those who were perishing because they were too wise, too intelligent, too sophisticated to accept the amazing grace offered on the cross.

Right now, if you follow social media at all, you see all kinds of intelligent, sophisticated people making blanket statements about Easter being canceled; about the devastation of not putting on our dress-up clothes and singing “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” together. And yes, that is sad and frustrating and hard to swallow. Gratefully, I’ve seen an equal number of memes and statements saying that the trappings of Easter not being in place do not equate to Easter being canceled. Christ is still Risen; we still have a Savior and the promise of eternal life; death couldn’t stop it and a pandemic can’t touch it.

In Paul’s day, Jewish teachers of the law and Gentile philosophers were able to agree that the idea of resurrection and grace-filled forgiveness was ridiculous. They couldn’t figure it out. But that is just the point. We aren’t meant to figure it out. It doesn’t take intelligence; it takes faith. The wisdom of the wise is nothing compared to the simple faith of the forgiven.

While we miss the gathering together, the singing, and all the rest, it is foolishness to think for one minute that the real meaning of Easter is anything less than it always has been. Join me in proclaiming loudly the foolish mystery of our faith: “Christ has died, Christ is Risen, Christ will come again!”
 
Breath Prayer: God, keep me foolish for you

Prayer Emphasis: Anyone who is missing out on the wisdom of God.

Challenge: Make a list of all the good things that are happening because life is ‘foolish’ right now.

Submitted by Claire Young

Lenten Devotional - April 7

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Reflection: Had I written this devotional when I should have, it would probably have turned out much differently. But now, in the midst of all the changes a pandemic is bringing, I hear God trying to remind me of something.

“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.””

To be clear, I am not thinking about the horror and sadness of those who are physically perishing. But neither was the Apostle Paul. Paul’s concern was those who were perishing because they were too wise, too intelligent, too sophisticated to accept the amazing grace offered on the cross.

Right now, if you follow social media at all, you see all kinds of intelligent, sophisticated people making blanket statements about Easter being canceled; about the devastation of not putting on our dress-up clothes and singing “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” together. And yes, that is sad and frustrating and hard to swallow. Gratefully, I’ve seen an equal number of memes and statements saying that the trappings of Easter not being in place do not equate to Easter being canceled. Christ is still Risen; we still have a Savior and the promise of eternal life; death couldn’t stop it and a pandemic can’t touch it.

In Paul’s day, Jewish teachers of the law and Gentile philosophers were able to agree that the idea of resurrection and grace-filled forgiveness was ridiculous. They couldn’t figure it out. But that is just the point. We aren’t meant to figure it out. It doesn’t take intelligence; it takes faith. The wisdom of the wise is nothing compared to the simple faith of the forgiven.

While we miss the gathering together, the singing, and all the rest, it is foolishness to think for one minute that the real meaning of Easter is anything less than it always has been. Join me in proclaiming loudly the foolish mystery of our faith: “Christ has died, Christ is Risen, Christ will come again!”

Breath Prayer: God, keep me foolish for you

Prayer Emphasis: Anyone who is missing out on the wisdom of God.

Challenge: Make a list of all the good things that are happening because life is ‘foolish’ right now.

Submitted by Claire Young
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God, keep me foolish for you🙏❤

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