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November 2 - 21st Sunday after Pentecost - Communion
Scripture Reading: Revelation 22:12-14, John 17:20-24, John 17:25-26
Sermon Title: "Unity with God and Each Other"
Synopsis: In this passage Jesus prays that we will be one with God and each other. Jesus continues to pray that prayer for us. God wants unity for us, but do we want it? What within us under cuts unity within our families, our friendship circles, our churches? What do you think that is about? Let us pray for God's healing hand to be upon us!
November 9 - 22nd Sunday after Pentecost - Consecration Sunday
Scripture Reading: Psalm 30:4-12, John 21:15-17, John 21:18-19
Sermon Title: "Feed My Sheep"
Synopsis: Jesus asks Peter three times, "Do you love me?" Three times Peter says, "Lord, you know I love you!" The question is what does loving Jesus look like? Obviously it does not look like denial, which is what Jesus hopes to heal Peter from in this moment, but what does loving Jesus look like? Jesus commands Peter, three times to go and "Feed the Sheep". Love is feeding sheep. What does that mean for us?
November 16 - 23rd Sunday after Pentecost - Building Re-dedication
Scripture Reading: Psalm 84:1-5, 10-12, Nehemiah 2:17-19, 12:27,43
Sermon Title: "Essential Tool for Ministry"
Synopsis: What a gift to have a building, a place to gather in the worship of God, a place to gather in fellowship with one another, and a place to be a platform for ministry and service to the world. Our building is a marvelous tool for ministry, and like all tools they work best when kept sharp and in good shape, the same is true of our building. Come join us as we celebrate God's faithfulness in renewing our building for ministry.
November 23 - Christ the King/Reign of Christ
Scripture Reading: John 3:1-8, John 21:20-23, John 21:24-25
Sermon Title: "Jealousy rather than Love"
Synopsis: The Gospel ends with Peter in the process of healing from his denial of Jesus, but as we see his healing is not yet complete. The Gospel ends with Peter expressing his jealousy about John. And we wonder why the church is such a mess? The fact is we are all in process. We all need continual Divine healing. When we recognize that all-encompassing need how does it change our perspective of God, one another, and our life together?
November 30 - 1st Sunday of Advent
Scripture Reading: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, I Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37
Sermon Title: "Waiting and Staying Awake"
Synopsis: The season of Advent is a time of waiting, but waiting for what? One thing we are waiting for is Christ's return. What does that mean for you, the idea that Christ will return? As we wait, Jesus calls us to stay awake. What do you think that means? What does it look like to be people who are staying awake while we wait? These are essential questions for our Advent journey. Let us not be afraid to engage them and respond to them!
Life at Cottonwood• Nov 2– Book Sale