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Join us for worship this weekend: our contemporary Satellite Service is at 5:00 PM on Saturday in the Education Center (1316 Washington Ave), and our traditional worship is on Sunday morning at 8:15 and 10:50 in the sanctuary. Come experience God's love and build meaningful relationships!
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 2018-02-11 audio  "Capturing Attention"  Mark 9:2-9  Pastor Michael Dorn
Every new year, we make decisions about who we want to be. We make resolutions; we set goals. Often, these goals are focused on ourselves. Losing weight, saving money — even the best goals are often inherently self-centered. Christ did not call us to live that way. To live the life God has for us, we must be willing to reject our own comfort for the good of others.

It’s not easy, and it sure isn’t comfortable. But when you deny yourself, God can do so much more.

This series will be very focused on shaking people’s perceptions of Christian living and motivate them to deny themselves and go all-in on following Jesus, with the full knowledge that while it won’t make their lives easier, there is joy in the journey.

When you serve more, you take less.

When you give more, you need less.

When you thank more, you want less.

When there’s more of God, you’re Selfless.
 2018-01-14 audio only  "Bold in Witness"  Acts 4:8-13  Pastor Michael Dorn
 2018-01-21 video  "Faithful in Service"  Matthew 23:11  Pastor Michael Dorn
 2018-01-28 video  "Extravagant in Generosity"  Proverbs 21:26  Pastor Michael Dorn
   "Grateful in the Grind"  I Corinthians 10:31  Pastor Michael Dorn
 2018-01-07  Epiphany  Isaiah 60:1-6  Pastor Michael Dorn
There's a reason why certain stories, certain films, even certain cartoons, become classics.  It's not by accident that some stories are here today and gone tomorrow . . . while others endure.  Now sometimes that reason involves clever marketing; sometimes that reason involves some other anomaly ... but more often than not, it's because the story itself is so right.
Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Grinch, and Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town are among the classic cartoons of Christmas.  Each one tells a story that addresses situations we face in life.  God speaks to these situations through His Word, the Bible.
The December sermon series, "Classic Christmas Cartoons," will include these stories as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus once again.  You'll never look at these Christmas classics in the same way again.
 2017-12-10  "A Change of Heart & Soul"  "The Grinch"  Pastor Michael Dorn
 2017-12-17  "Christmas Misfits"  "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"  Pastor Michael Dorn
 2017-11-26  Isaiah 32:8  "Abundant Givers"  Pastor Michael Dorn
 2017-11-19  Matthew 14:22-33  "Jesus Calls..Step Out of the Boat"  Pastor David Leeland

Summer is the time when most of us get an opportunity for vacation or at least have a less hectic schedule that allows for more free time. With the opportunity to relax, a great leisure activity is reading. It’s been said that, “reading a good book is like taking a journey,” which is a fun aspect of getting into a book. Reading also helps a person learn and grow.


This summer, we are exploring a sermon series that is focused on a good book…Romans. In fact, many theologians including Martin Luther would say that it is the best book ever written because it so clearly articulates the gospel. It is rich with theological and doctrinal insights as well and was pivotal in the history of the Reformation. While that may not necessarily entice you to read Romans, perhaps this might: Romans was written at a time similar to the one in which we live today. In this great book, followers of Jesus are given insight on how to live and even thrive in an environment that can be hostile to Christianity. In it, God gives insights on how to deal with truth, suffering, government, evil, salvation, and many other things as well.


Open the Book of Romans with us and join in on the journey of discovering what God has to say to us in it. We’ll be working through approximately one chapter each week from June through October. 

2017-06-18 Romans 1 "The Best Book Ever Written" Pastor Michael Dorn
2017-06-25 Romans 2 "What About You" Pastor Michael Dorn
2017-07-02 Matthew 7 and Romans 3 "The Why and How of Righteousness" Pastor Greg Finke
2017-07-09 Romans 4:3 "The Abraham Window - Three Messages for the Church" Pastor Donald Black
2017-07-16 Romans 5: 1-11 "The Much More of God's Grace" Pastor David Leeland
2017-07-23 Romans 5:12-21
"The Much More of God's Grace -
   part 2"
Pastor David Leeland
2017-07-30 Romans 6:1-14
"I'm A New Person" & John the Baptist window
Pastor Michael Dorn
2017-08-06 Romans 6: 12-23
"The Price of Freedom"
Pastor Michael Dorn
2017-08-13 Romans 7:14-25
"Understanding God's Forgiveness"
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2017-08-20 Romans 8:1-17
"The Difference Jesus makes for Us"
Pastor Michael Dorn
2017-08-27     Hurricane Harvey
2017-09-03 Romans 8:29-39
"More Than Conquerors"
Pastor Michael Dorn
2017-09-10 Romans 9 & 10
"Bringing Good News"
Pastor Michael Dorn
2017-09-17     no recording
2017-09-24 Romans 12 "Transformation" Pastor Michael Dorn
2017-10-01 Romans 13 "Government, Taxes, & Debts" Pastor Michael Dorn
2017-10-08 Romans 14 "What Joining Jesus on His Mission Looks Like" Pastor Greg Finke
 2017-10-29  Romans 3:19-28 "Celebrating 500" Pastor Michael Dorn