Put out into the Deep
One of the best things Jesus said to Peter was, “Put out into the deep” (Luke 5). Peter had lots of reasons not to do it: He was tired, from working all night. He’d already tried the fishing spot and come up empty. He knew the lake like the back of his hand. Yet, when Jesus said, “Go!” he went. And it changed his life.
In the next 3 weeks, we will consider ways to leave the shallows and follow the Lord's call to, “Put out into the deep.”
Themes for Sunday Sermons:
February 17 - Trust The Lord
February 24 - Love Your Enemy
March 3 - Listen to Jesus
Ash Wednesday Worship
March 6 - 7:00 PM
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent. It is the service when a cross of ashes is traced on our foreheads to remind us that we aren't on earth forever. Our lives will end sooner or later. It’s helpful to remember that, while we are limited, our God is not. Our lives are truly in His hands.
Then during Lent, we will meet together each Wednesday. Soup Suppers will begin on March 13 at 6:00 PM. Our peaceful Holden Evening Vespers service is 7:00-7:45 PM. I invite you to come each week to “Put out into the deep.”
Lenten Worship Choir Practices
March 6 (Ash Wednesday) practice is at 8:00 PM. Beginning March 13 through April 10 choir practice is at 7:50 PM
Occurring during the 10:30 AM Sunday worship service.
Wiggle Worship is a time where children are invited to join Jeremy in the Mountain Room following the Kids Chat for a time of singing, dancing, and playing. We ask that parents pick up their children at the beginning of the time of communion so that families may be together during the Eucharist.
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The Good Shepherd
When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulder, rejoicing. Luke 15:5
There is a scarcely any more precious illustration in the whole Gospel than when the Lord Christ compares Himself to a shepherd carrying back to the flock, on His shoulders, the sheep which was lost. He is still carrying to this day. Therefore the sum of the Gospel is this: the kingdom of Christ is a kingdom of grace and mercy, in which there is never anything but carrying. Christ bears our griefs and infirmities. He takes our sins upon Himself. He is patient when we fall. We always rest on His shoulders. He never tires of carrying us. This is the greatest comfort to us when we are tempted to sin. - Martin Luther
In this season of Epiphany, we come to know more deeply our gracious Lord as he enables us to love, respond, trust, and forgive.
February Sunday sermons and adult class themes
3 -The 4 Loves
10 - At your word, Lord
17 -Trust in the Lord
24 - Love your Enemies
Make sure to mark your calendars for this years’ Sweetheart Dinner on Saturday, February 9th. Our four course dinner is one of the largest youth fundraisers of the year and as such, our students pull out all the stops to ensure you and your special someone have a magical night.
This years theme will be “I love you. I know: A Night Under the Star Wars” and the cost is $25 per person. Childcare will be provided.
5:30 PM - doors open with hors d’oeuvres and pictures
6:00PM - seating begins
Summit & Confirmation:
Every Wednesday night from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Middle and high school students gather for games, snacks and a talk from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. Then from 7:00 - 8:00 PM we have a more in depth study time for our confirmation students although all students are welcome to attend.
Everything Is Awesome Movie Night:
We’re hitting up the Lego Movie 2 on Tuesday, February 19th at 6:00 PM at the Chapel Hills Mall. Bring $5 and make sure to let Jeremy know if you plan to join us!
Every Sunday morning from 9:30 AM -10:15 AM, middle and high school students venture together through the depths of challenging philosophical questions about the nature of God ethics and our world.
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