Sunday, February 28, 2021

Online worship gathering Sunday

Click here to join worship on Sunday, February 28

  • Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!
  • We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.
  • You do not have to have a Zoom account.
  • You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Prepare your heart for worship
Sunday’s sermon, “Walk Into The Mystery” will be based on Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16.
I hope you will have your Bible handy as we ask God to speak to us and mold us by the power of the Holy Spirit working in our hearts with these ancient scriptures.
I am looking forward to Table and Word together on the Lord’s Day.

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Sunday, February 21

Online worship gathering Sunday

Click here to join worship on Sunday, February 21

  • Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!
  • We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.
  • You do not have to have a Zoom account.
  • You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Need help getting connected?
Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary. Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.

Prepare your heart for worship
Sunday’s sermon, “Wild Animals and Angels” will be rooted in Mark 1:9-13 with a special emphasis on themes from Psalm 25.

I hope you will have your Bible handy as we ask God to speak to us and mold us by the power of the Holy Spirit working in our hearts with these ancient scriptures.

Let’s worship together!

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Sunday, February 14

Online worship gathering Sunday

Click here to join worship on Sunday, February 14

  • Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!
  • We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.
  • You do not have to have a Zoom account.
  • You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Need help getting connected?
Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary. Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.

Prepare your heart for worship
Sunday’s sermon is “It Is Good For Us To Be Here”: Revisited
Scripture Reading: Mark 9:2-9

About a year ago, we considered Peter’s mysterious response to Jesus after Jesus was transfigured before him on the mountaintop. How did you interpret his words then, and do you interpret them any differently now? Peter’s response to Jesus’ transfiguration will be a launching pad for us as we consider the mountain-and-valley nature of the Christian journey.– Kyle Johnson

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

Online worship gathering today

Click here to join worship on Sunday, February 7

  • Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!
  • We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.
  • You do not have to have a Zoom account.
  • You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Need help getting connected?
Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary. Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.

Prepare your heart for worship
Sunday’s sermon is “Everyone is Searching” based on Mark 1:29-39.

At the synagogue. In bed with a fever. Lined up at sundown. Gathered at the door. Everyone is searching for Jesus.

With all the action happening, it is important that we keep our eyes on Jesus.

Bring your Bible to the Zoom gathering so you can read along with our text.

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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Online worship gathering Sunday

Click here to join worship on Sunday, January 31

  • Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!
  • We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.
  • You do not have to have a Zoom account.
  • You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Need help getting connected?
Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary. Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.

Prepare your heart for worship
Sunday’s sermon is “Come Into His Presence” based on Psalm 95.

Sometimes when anxiety, fear, and worry feel especially burdensome, we need to be drawn into the presence of God to worship. That’s what we hope to do in this week’s gathering. There’s something special about being in the presence of God.

Bring your Bible to the Zoom gathering so you can read along with our text.

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Sunday, January 24, 2021

Online worship gathering Sunday

Click here to join worship on Sunday, January 24

  • Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!
  • We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.
  • You do not have to have a Zoom account.
  • You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Need help getting connected?
Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary.Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.

Prepare your heart for the gathering
Sunday’s sermon is “God Changed His Mind” based on Jonah 3:1-10.

Jonah as a whole and our text in particular leads us to grapple with some difficult questions. How do we respond when God calls us to do something that offends our sensibilities? What is our reaction when God’s forgiveness is more generous than our own? Are there individuals we do not wish to experience God’s love? Are there groups of people we have written off?

For best results, read the entire book of Jonah. If you don’t do that, please at least read the text linked above.

Bring your Bible to the Zoom gathering so that you can follow along as we work through this passage.

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Online worship gathering Sunday


Click here to join worship on Sunday, January 17

  • Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!
  • We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.
  • You do not have to have a Zoom account.
  • You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Need help getting connected?
Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary.Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.

Prepare your heart for worship

This week’s sermon is “Search Me” based on Psalm 139.

Have you ever asked God to search your heart? Have you ever been aware that God has searched your heart?

Does God’s searching your heart bring you peace?

What do you think God looks for when searching your heart?

I am looking forward to preaching a fresh message from a familiar Psalm.
Bring your Bible to the Zoom gathering so that you can follow along as we work through this passage.

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Online worship gathering Sunday

Click here to join worship on Sunday, January 10

Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.You do not have to have a Zoom account.You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Need help getting connected?
Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary.Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.
Prepare your heart for Sunday
Sunday’s sermon is “You Are My Son” based on Mark 1:4-11.
Why was Jesus baptized by John? What all is unfolding between the Father, Son, and Spirit at Jesus’ baptism? By more carefully considering Jesus Christ’s baptism in the opening chapter of Mark’s Gospel, perhaps we can more clearly reflect on our own baptisms.
— Kyle Johnson
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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Online worship gathering

Click here to join worship on Sunday, January 3

Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded! We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.You do not have to have a Zoom account.You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Need help getting connected?
Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary. Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.

Special note about glitch during the music
If you are connecting to the gathering with an iPad you may be experiencing a glitch that makes it impossible for you to hear the songs being played. If you experience this glitch, look at the top left of your screen and touch the icon that says, “share screen.” Hopefully that will restore your audio connection.

Prepare your heart for Sunday
On the church calendar we continue our celebration of Christmas this week even as we begin the new year.

I will be preaching At Just The Right Time, a sermon from Galatians 4:4-7.

I look forward to starting our new year together in the Lord!

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Sunday, December 27, 2020

Online worship gathering

Click here to join worship on Sunday, December 27

Our gathering is live rather than pre-recorded!

We begin at 10:00am and end about 11:15am but you can enter as early as 9:30am and listen to music in the waiting room.You do not have to have a Zoom account. You will have opportunity to have your computer webcam on or off, that being said, having your webcam on will give us a sense of being together that we do not have when cameras are off.

Connecting by phone
If you do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone you can still be a part of the gathering. You can “call in” to join the meeting and listen over your phone. Just call 312-626-6799. When asked for the meeting ID, enter 482 638 780# and when asked for personal ID, enter #.

Need help getting connected?
Join the meeting early so there is time to troubleshoot, if necessary.Helpers will be standing by to troubleshoot and help you join — call Herb Crown or Ethan Laster.

Special note about glitch during the music
If you are connecting to the gathering with an iPad you may be experiencing a glitch that makes it impossible for you to hear the songs being played. If you experience this glitch, look at the top left of your screen and touch the icon that says, “share screen.” Hopefully that will restore your audio connection.

Prepare your heart for worship
Last week we began celebrating Christmas together. We continue this week with a time to consider the significance of the coming of the Christ and our response in letting Jesus shape our lives.I will be preaching He Shall Be Called Jesus from Luke 2:15-21. What a Savior we have in Jesus our Lord!

Merry Christmas!
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