worship Videos for 2023
You are invited to worship during the season of Advent, the time of year when we remember the days and events leading up to the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Day. We are embarking on a new series for the season that focuses on the experiences of four sets of often overlooked characters in the Nativity story. Based on the book An Unlikely Advent by author and pastor Rachel Billups, we are guided through the themes of Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace by looking at the Advent stories of Elizabeth and Zechariah, Herod, the Magi, and the shepherds. Each set of unexpected characters has something to teach about living faithfully on the journey to Christmas.
So many people are chasing the American dream in ways that lead to stress, anxiety, and fear—things that can rob us of the ability to enjoy the abundant lives of purpose that God intended for us. All of us have struggled with these issues at one time or another. They are important issues that we cannot ignore. This is why, over the next few weeks, we are engaging in a church-wide grow and worship emphasis called More Than Enough.
During this series, we will explore what the Bible teaches us about contentment, what’s really important in God’s economy, financial management God’s way, and resisting the temptation of distraction from what God wants for our lives.
What if God is really More Than Enough for us?
During the latter half of September and running through October, we are embarking on a new worship series called POSSIBLE: When the Impossible Becomes Possible. Based on the book Signs and Wonders: A Beginners Guide to the Miracles of Jesus, by author Dr. Amy-Jill Levine. We will explore selected miracles of Jesus in their historical and theological contexts. With each miracle, we will look at not only how past witnesses would have understood the events, but also how people today can draw meaning from Jesus’ words and actions.
Directly complimenting this worship series is our Sunday School small group, which will be studying the Signs and Wonders book. Let’s grow together, Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.!
What do you believe? What do you believe about your faith, about the world, about God? How do your beliefs affect your decisions and behavior? Why does it matter? This fall, we will explore what Christians believe and why. We will explore the historic Apostles’ Creed using Rev. Adam Hamilton’s study, Creed: What Christians Believe and Why, as our inspiration. Each week, we will explore a section of the Creed – what we believe about God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Church and the Communion of Saints, the Forgiveness of Sins, and the Resurrection of the Body. You are invited to join the Sunday Morning grow group at 9:00 am and worship each week at 10:00 am as we dig deeper and grow together!
It is once again time for our annual Summer in the City worship! Join in during the summer months as we take a less formal and more relaxed approach to worship, and see what spiritual lessons we can learn from fun movies and tv-shows that the whole family can enjoy together.
During the month of July, we’ll jump into Luca, the 2021 Disney-Pixar family hit film. We’ll dive in and learn about the Apostle Paul from the friendly sea monsters, Luca and Alberto, and their human friend, Giulia, as they embark on a coming-of-age adventure in the Italian Riviera town of Portorosso. There is lots of pasta, Vespa scooters, an exciting race, practical life lessons, and a lot of fun for the whole family!
It is once again time for our annual Summer in the City worship! During the summer months we like to take a less formal and more relaxed approach to worship, and see what spiritual lessons we can learn from fun movies and tv-shows that the whole family can enjoy together.
During the month of June we are taking a look at the 2007 hit family comedy film, Evan Almighty. If God suddenly showed up and tasked you with building the Ark in our modern-day world, what would you do? Join us as we see the Gospel lessons we can learn from Evan Baxter and his family when they come face to face with that very same daunting task, and end up changing the world for the better and growing closer as a family. Everyone is welcome!
Three days have changed our lives. The tomb is empty. Jesus is alive after all. Now what? During the 50 day celebration of Easter, we will focus on what happens after the Resurrection. Some people are baffled! Others are in disbelief. Still others are angry. And the disciples, what do they do now? Where do they go from here? Have you ever lived in an Aftermath situation? This worship series gives us some tools for living in the Aftermath and living toward life with Jesus. You’re invited to The Aftermath. Everyone is welcome!
Who is this Jesus? Really. Jesus teaches us who Jesus is through the “I AM” statements in the Gospel of John. Light. Bread. Shepherd. Vine. Way. Truth and Light. Resurrection and Life. Join in worship during this Lenten season as we learn who Jesus really is – historically, today, and into the future. We’ll explore what Jesus means for us today and how Jesus has REVEALED who we are in the world. grow together and with God in 2023!
Have you ever heard the phrase “for when I am weak, then I am strong”? That actually comes from the Bible, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10. But what does it mean? And how do we live in strength when we feel weak? In January and February, we will explore how prayer – and specifically, the Lord’s Prayer, makes us strong in weakness! Most Christians know the Lord’s Prayer by heart; we pray it often, at different times and in different settings. We remember it as the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples. But do we really understand and appreciate the meaning and power of its words, what we ask of God each time we pray it? Join us Sunday mornings in January and February 2023 at
10 a.m., in-person and online, for WEAK and strong. Based on the book The Lord’s Prayer by pastor and author Adam Hamilton.
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