Worship Services by Pastor Peter Johnson

“Lessons & Carols”

Text: Luke 2:1-7, Isaiah 9:2-7, Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 2:1-7, Luke 2:8-16, Matthew 2:1-11, John 1:1-14 The story of Christ’s birth is told through scripture readings and carols woven together and interspersed with devotional offerings from our pastors. Special music by St. Andrew’s Chamber Choir, Tim Graf, and Josh Eidem.

“Joy” (10:30 AM Blended)

Text: Luke 1:46-55 The beloved song of Mary, the Magnificat, proclaims great praise and joy at God’s coming. Jesus’ birth is truly the heart of the Christmas season and the very reason we celebrate! We hear the joy of the Lord reflected in our favorite carols and we see the joy of the Lord in the face of every child! “Joy to the world, the Lord is come!”

“Joy” (9:00 AM Traditional)

Text: Luke 1:46-55 The beloved song of Mary, the Magnificat, proclaims great praise and joy at God’s coming. Jesus’ birth is truly the heart of the Christmas season and the very reason we celebrate! We hear the joy of the Lord reflected in our favorite carols and we see the joy of the Lord in the face of every child! “Joy to the world, the Lord is come!”

Thanksgiving Eve Worship

Luke 17:11-19 Please join us for worship on Thanksgiving Eve as we celebrate all the many blessings that God has given us! Our festive worship will feature inspiring preaching and beautiful music.

In One Sermon | Our Neighbor’s Faith (10:30 AM Blended)

Text: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-19, 27, Colossians 3:12-14 In spite of all our differences, God has made us one body and calls us to live in peace and unity. How is God inviting us not only to tolerate but actually to celebrate the differences among us even as we are called to go and make disciples of all nations?

In One Sermon | Our Neighbor’s Faith (9:00 AM Traditional)

Text: Acts 17:22-28a So much of the church’s history has involved conflict between people of different religions. But what was Jesus trying to tell us when he cast the hero of his parable as a Samaritan? How can we better understand our neighbors of different faiths and how is God calling us to live in community with them?

Hope (10:30 AM)

What’s the Point: Hope Text: Romans 12:9-12 God, through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, has given us ample reason to be “joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.”  As we wrap up our series, we examine Christian hope that is firmly rooted not in mere optimism that denies the reality of contemporary problems but in the truth of God’s love for us and for the all the world; a truth that changes everything.

Hope (9:00 AM)

What’s the Point: Hope Text: Romans 12:9-12 God, through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, has given us ample reason to be “joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.”  As we wrap up our series, we examine Christian hope that is firmly rooted not in mere optimism that denies the reality of contemporary problems but in the truth of God’s love for us and for the all the world; a truth that changes everything.

Forgiveness

What’s the Point: Forgiveness Text: John 21:15-17 Forgiveness is hard. But Christians have the best role model imaginable in the person of Jesus.  What’s the point of forgiveness if it doesn’t happen authentically enough for relationships to grow and thrive from that point forward? Peter learns that forgiveness from Jesus comes with a bonus: a reinstated measure of trust that helps to heal the relationship. What does this mean for us as people who need to both give and receive forgiveness?

Forgiveness (9:00 AM)

What’s the Point: Forgiveness Text: John 21:15-17 Forgiveness is hard. But Christians have the best role model imaginable in the person of Jesus.  What’s the point of forgiveness if it doesn’t happen authentically enough for relationships to grow and thrive from that point forward? Peter learns that forgiveness from Jesus comes with a bonus: a reinstated measure of trust that helps to heal the relationship. What does this mean for us as people who need to both give and receive forgiveness?