I will extol You, my God and King, And bless Your Name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, And praise Your Name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; His greatness is unsearchable. One generation shall laud Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of Your Majesty, And on Your wondrous works, I will meditate. The might of Your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed, And I will declare Your greatness. They shall celebrate the fame of Your abundant goodness, And shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. – Psalm 145:1-7
We look forward to joining you in Worship – either in person or via livestream – starting at 11:00AM. Rev. Benjamin Wines brings today’s message, “Expected Grace”, as part of our continued study of Jonah. We will be reading from Jonah 3:10-4:11.
Questions for Further Reflection: What is God’s grace? How does it comfort you? How does it challenge you?
For God alone my soul waits in silence, For my hope is from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my deliverance and my honor; My mighty rock, my refuge is in God. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Those of low estate are but a breath, those of high estate are a delusion; In the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath. Put no confidence in extortion, and set no vain hopes on robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart on them. Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this; That power belongs to God, And steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work.
We invite you to join us for Morning Worship, starting at 11:00AM. Rev. Benjamin Wines continues our study of Jonah and will be bringing the message, “Wait, What?”. We will be reading from Jonah 3:1-10, and our Call to Worship comes from Psalm 65.
How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? Consider and answer me, O Lord my God! Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death, And my enemy will say, “I have prevailed”; My foes will rejoice because I am shaken. But I trusted in your steadfast love; My heart shall rejoice in your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, Because he has dealt bountifully with me. from Psalm 13
We invite you to join us for Morning Worship, starting at 10:00AM – both online and in-person. Today’s Call to Worship comes from Psalm 13. Our sermon text comes from Jonah 1:1-17. Rev. Benjamin Wines brings the sermon entitled, “Doing the Right Thing”.
Questions for Further Reflection: The story of Jonah is about how we respond to a difficult call from God. How does Jonah respond when faced with adversity? How do the sailors respond? How can we meet difficult calls faithfully?
Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me, For I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am devoted to you; Save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; be gracious to me, O Lord, For to you do I cry all day long. Gladden the soul of your servant, For to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, Abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you. Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; Give me an undivided heart to revere your name. I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, And I will glorify your name forever. For great is your steadfast love toward me. – From Psalm 86
We invite you to join us for Morning Worship, starting at 10:00AM – both online and in-person. Today’s Call to Worship comes from Psalm 86. Our sermon text comes from 2 John 1:1-13.
Questions for Further Reflection: Augustine, one of the earliest and most influential Christian theologians, once asked, “What kind of face hath love?” Ponder that question considering what John says. What kind of “face” does love have? Do others see the love of God through your actions?
Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; And to you shall vows be performed, O you who answer prayer! To you all flesh shall come. When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us, You forgive our transgressions. Happy are those whom you choose And bring near to live in your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, Your holy temple. By awesome deeds you answer us with deliverance, O God of our salvation; You are the hope of all the ends of the earth And of the farthest seas. from Psalm 65
We look forward to sharing in Worship with you – either in person or via livestream. Our Call to Worship comes from Psalm 65, and we will be reading from Joel 2:21-32.
Questions for Further Reflection:
In this passage, all of Creation is restored and the spirit of God is poured out on all people.
How does this speak to your understanding of God’s love?
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; According to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me. Against you, you alone, have I sinned, And done what is evil in your sight. Create in me a clean heart, O God, And put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, And do not take your holy spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, And sustain in me a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, And sinners will return to you. The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
We hope that you will join us for Worship at 11:00AM, either in-person or via livestream. Today, Rev. Benjamin Wines brings the message entitled, “A Call to Worship”. We will be reading from Joel 2:1-2, 12-17, with our Call to Worship coming from Psalm 51.
Questions for Further Reflection: The prophet Joel is calling the people of Judah back to their source of life, God.
O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
Out of the mouths of babes and infants you have founded a bulwark,
To silence the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
The moon and the stars that you have established;
What are human beings that you are mindful of them,
Mortals that you care for them?
Yet you have made them a little lower than the angels,
And crowned them with glory and honor.
You have given them dominion over the works of your hands;
You have put all things under their feet,
All sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
The birds of the air, and the fish of the sea,
Whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! – from Psalm 8
We invite you to join us for Worship on Sunday – either in-person, or via live-stream. We will be reading from Matthew 28:16-20. Our Call to Worship comes from Psalm 8. Rev. Benjamin Wines will being the sermon, “Words of Challenge and Hope”.
Questions for Further Reflection: In this passage, Jesus gives the Great Commission to his disciples—even those that doubt what they’re seeing.
Why is that important?
How does that fact challenge your understanding of Jesus?
We invite you to join us for Worship on Sunday – either in-person, or via live-stream. We will be reading from 1 Corinthians 12:3-13. Our Call to Worship is John 7:37-39. Rev. Benjamin Wines will being the sermon, “Real, Holy Words”.
Questions for Further Reflection: Paul insists that all the spiritual gifts are equal because they come from the Holy Spirit.
What gifts has the Holy Spirit given you?
How can you use those gifts to further God’s kingdom?
Clap your hands, all you peoples; Shout to God with loud songs of joy. For the Lord, the Most High, is awesome, A great king over all the earth. God has gone up with a shout, The Lord with the sound of a trumpet. Sing praises to God, sing praises; Sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is king of all the earth; Sing praises with a psalm. God is king over the nations; God sits on his holy throne. The princes of the people gather As the people of the God of Abraham. For the shields of the earth belong to God; He is highly exalted. – Psalm 47
We look forward to sharing in Worship with you – either in person, or via live-stream – on Sunday! We will be reading from John 17:1-11. In this passage, Jesus places a lot of trust in God and in his disciples. What does it mean to you to know that Christ entrusted his ministry to human beings?
Bless our God, O peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard, Who has kept us among the living, and has not let our feet slip. For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried. You brought us into the net; you laid burdens on our backs; You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; Yet you have brought us out to a spacious place. Come and hear, all you who fear God, And I will tell you what he has done for me. I cried aloud to him, And he was extolled with my tongue. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, The Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; He has given heed to the words of my prayer. Blessed by God, because he has not rejected my prayer Or removed his steadfast love from me. – from Psalm 66
We look forward to sharing in Worship with you – whether in person or via live-stream. We will be reading from 1 Peter 3:13-22. Rev. Benjamin Wines brings the sermon, “With Gentleness and Reverence”.
Questions for Further Reflection: Peter encourages us to know how we want to express our faith to others. What are the first things you’d want to tell someone about God? Why do you think those things are so important to you?