At Home with God and Each Other

Worship gatherings create a unique time to connect with God. Through traditional and contemporary music, prayers, Bible readings, and a relevant message we experience God. We celebrate our life in God with order and spontaneity in a style that has form but isn’t formal. There may even be times of laughter. We may shed a tear. Exactly what your wear isn’t important – being there is what matters.

Our Current Message Series

 
Word Became Flesh
While the other three gospels begin with the life of Jesus as an event in time, John’s gospel begins with an eternal perspective.  However, John quickly brings Jesus to us on earth with the powerful and poetic phrase “the Word became flesh and lived among us”.   We’ll never grasp the full meaning of the eternal power of God present among us.  Still we’re compelled to ask, “what does it mean that God was with us?”

  December 2: Light John 1:1-18 Just as the first word of creations was “light!”, so to the first word of the gospel is “Jesus is the light”.   In a world where darkness presses in, what does God’s first word mean to us?   Will this fragile light prevail, or will darkness overcome it?   This is more than the stuff of poetry and metaphor.  Is your attitude bright, your disposition hopeful?   Does your presence reflect the light of the divine, or cast a shadow?

December 9:  Baby Luke 2:8-20 The expectations for a Jewish messiah were so great, you could hardly imagine that this great person would begin life as a baby.  Luke’s gospel describes in simple elegance the circumstances and birth of Jesus.  That this baby would change the world under these circumstances is so improbable, God’s hand is clearly seen.   Let’s stand together in wonder that the creator of the universe would submit to the humility of conception and birth.
 
December 16:  Son Mark 1 Peter was never one to waste any time.  Always prepared to jump right into the action, Peter’s gospel recorded by the scribe Mark launches immediately into the life and ministry of Jesus.  However, even Peter recognized that we do what we do because of who we are.  Before he began his ministry, Jesus a baptized and pronounced “Son” by God.   If God becomes flesh among us as God’s son,  what might it mean to us to be called children of God too?!
 
December 23: With Us Matthew 1:18-25 We all want something.  It’s a universal part of being human – to desire.  This desire takes us in many directions, but rarely does achieving or acquiring the object of our desire satisfy – apart from God.  Since we a naturally unable to know the Presence of God all around us, we have been ever restless in pursuit of happiness.  This is why our only hope, our salvation for endless wanting for more is in God coming to us.
 
December 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Like a family gathering as the light outside fades and the faces of those we love are illuminated by candlelight and anticipation.   This classic Christmas tradition remembers not only Christmases past, but the original event that started it all.  And of course, Silent Night by candle light brings it to a warm, glowing close.
 
December 30: Flesh 2 Corinthians 5:1-10 Any of us that have lived any length of time are well acquainted with the frailties of our flesh.  Both the literal bodily weakness, but also the inadequacies of our character.   We tend to look forward to the day when we’ll  “shuffle off this mortal coil”.   However, this is not the eternal life Scripture reveals.   At the close of another year, let’s celebrate the eternal life God invites us to anticipate – an eternal life “in the flesh”.