This Weekend in Worship:
Preaching: Pastor Steve Knudson
Sermon: 8 Questions for Life: "How does the Gospel motivate you? Finding a new me in Baptism"
How does God make the power of the Gospel personal? Paul says that baptism is about being joined to Jesus, so that I gain a new sense of my identity as a child of God, forgiven, freed, and given new life. The power of the Gospel is really about death and resurrection-God taking away everything that would separate me from God, and bringing to life everything that joins me to God. Baptism makes God's new life personal. I experience a new identity of what it means to be me in Christ.
Scriptures: Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39 NRSV
Special Music: 5 p.m. – Middle School Choir & Handbells
9 a.m. – Rhapsody Ringers Bells
For details on our worship series & services:
10:15 a.m. Sunday Morning Learning options
The Story of the Reformation – Mike Bryant, LFC
Luther vs the pope and the emperor. We will trace the events that ensued from Luther’s bold challenge as he was called upon to defend himself by both the supreme religious and secular powers of the day.
Romans: Living Faithfully – Rev. Dr. Steven Knudson, Chapel
The Bad News: We have sinned against God, others, and ourselves. How bad is it? Paul describes our human condition so that we see our need for Christ.
10:15 a.m. Children & Youth Options:
Children Ages 6 months to 4 years may use our nursery on the lower level.
Children Ages 3-4 check in at the bottom of the stairs by the Administrative Entrance for Preschool Sunday School.
Children Grades K-3rd check at the top of the stairs by the Administrative Entrance for Kidzone.
Children Grades 4th & 5th check in at the top of the stairs by the Administrative Entrance for Connect 45.
Youth Forum for Middle and High School Youth takes place in the lower level youth room.