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Worship Schedule

Sunday Morning 

 9:00 AM:  Adult Classes
10:30 AM:  Children and Adult Classes 
Students (Middle and High School)  10:00 HangOut

Easter April 21st - NO SUNDAY SCHOOL


Training Vs. Trying The Gift of Spiritual Disciplines

If I wanted to sit at the piano and play Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”, I would need a great teacher and I would need to practice – a lot.  Even though I love the piece, I would need to train.  Trying, even trying really hard, would not be enough. 

We’ve been learning in worship that if we want to grow as followers of Jesus, we need to give it some attention.  It’s not going to happen all by itself.  But there are some practices Christians have used for centuries to help grow a spiritual life.  Theses activities have usually been called spiritual disciplines and have been practiced by wise women and men for centuries. 

During April all the way to Easter we continue to tap into the wisdom of these disciplines.  Here’s the line-up for the coming weeks: 

 

Sunday, March 31 – “The Gift of Secret Serving”

When you serve, is it important that someone else notices? A larger blessing comes your way when you don’t fret about that. Matthew 6: 1-4

Sunday, April 7 – “The 10 Commandments of Simplicity” 

Gaining wisdom from Jesus’ teaching (Matthew 6: 25-35) about fretting and worry, the spiritual discipline of simplicity invites us to a sane approach to life. 

Sunday, April 14 - “The Discipline of Praise – The Rocks Will Cry Out” 

Jesus enters Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and all heaven breaks out.  Any efforts to stifle praise of Him would be futile.  Let’s learn to join in.   Luke 19: 29-40 

Thursday, April 18 – 7:00 PM  Maundy Thursday

We experience “The Living Last Supper” – a dramatic musical portrayal of Jesus’ Passover with his disciples.

 Friday, April 19 –  7:00 PM   Good Friday

Our Cross Winds students will lead us in a night of worship bringing us to the Cross and allowing us to look at the crosses we may still be carrying in our lives today.

 Sunday, April 21 – Easter worship at 9:00 & 10:30 AM    “The Freedom of Easter”

Jesus rose from the grave, affecting our loves on profound ways.   Matthew 28: 1-10   A Continental Pot Luck brunch will be served 9:30 – 10:30 AM.  Bring a favorite bread, muffins or fruit.

Sunday, April 28 – Confirmation Sunday

Our 8th graders help lead a joyous celebration of faith as they are confirmed at the 10:45 AM worship service.  Licensed Local Pastor Rachel Deveraux – our Director of Student Ministries – is preaching at both the 8:30 & 10:45 worship services.

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