Preaching: Pastor Steve Knudson Sermon: "Called: Stretched By God’s Larger Love" When God calls us, God offers a vision of a larger love that extends to outsiders, strangers, even enemies. Often the Bible tells stories of how it is hard to grasp or receive this vision of God’s love. For example, people in Jesus’ hometown are initially pleased when he says that God will free the oppressed. Their pleasure turns to rage when he reminds them that God’s prophetic mission typically pushes beyond human boundaries so that mercy and healing are extended to those regarded as outsiders. When we are called by God, we are stretched by God to grow in our capacity to love and live with others.
Special Music: 9 a.m. Rhapsody Ringers 11:15 a.m. Contemporary Singers
10:15 a.m. Sunday Morning Learning
Sunday, February 3 at 10:15 a.m. - Discussion of Engineering & Construction details with Rinderknecht in the Youth Room.
Sunday, February 3 at 10:15 a.m. - Table discussions with the Building Committee in the Fellowship Hall.
10:15 a.m. Children's Options:
It's A Milestones Weekend for PreSchool 4's through 1st Grade! Milestones is a series of classes in which children learn about the "whos, whats, whys, and hows" of the faith, and equips parents as the primary developers of faith in their children. This weekend we ask that at least one parent/guardian of kids who are in Preschool 4's through 1st Grade accompany their children to their Sunday Morning Learning classes. Details at firstlutherancr.org/milestones.
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 forPreschool 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.
Our Current Worship Theme: Called & Gathered to Life in Christ