ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:00 A.M.
Nursery care is available during Services
July 31st – 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Proverbs 3:5-10, Malachi 3:6-12, 2 Corinthians 8:1-7
Sermon Title: “Stewardship and First Fruits”
Synopsis: We regularly use words like stewardship, tithe, offering, alms, first fruits when we consider the giving of our money, but what do these words mean and what is their context for our lives today? Each of these words is an important concept for us as followers of Jesus. May we develop a greater understanding of their meaning and how they connect to our lives!
August 7th – 12th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 19:1-6, Psalm 33:1-9, Genesis 1:1-25
Sermon Title: “It Was Good”
Synopsis: “In the beginning . . .” We are going to delve into some of the foundational stories from the book of Genesis. These stories set the stage for all that follow. What do we learn in the first few verses of the Bible that still impact our lives today? In the first verses we have a God who creates, a God who moves matter and lives from chaos to goodness. How do we respond to the gift of creation, the gift of moving from chaos to goodness?
August 14th – 13th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 16:5-11, Psalm 33:10-22, Genesis 1:26-31
Sermon Title: “In God’s Image – Very Good”
Synopsis: Biblically, the creation process culminates with the birth of humanity, beings different from the rest of creation, in that humans were made in the image of God, and called very good. What does this mean, exactly, that we were created in the image of God? What does it mean that in God’s eyes we were very good? How does all this relate to our lives today?
August 21st – 14th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Exodus 20:8-11, Mark 2:23-28, Genesis 2:1-4a
Sermon Title: “Sabbath Keeping”
Synopsis: On the seventh day God rested. Creation moves from chaos to life. How is rest essential for the movement from chaos to life? What happens in our lives when they become so full that there is not room for rest? What happens to us physically, emotionally, spiritually, relationally? It is not a pretty picture. God commands us to take a Sabbath for our own good, but how often do we know better?
August 28th – 15th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 130, Genesis 2:4b-17, Genesis 2:18-25
Sermon Title: “Life in the Garden – No Shame”
Synopsis: In Genesis 2 we have a second creation story, the story of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. These three images: Adam, Eve, the Garden of Eden, what do they represent metaphorically, and what do they teach us about living our lives? Perhaps the most astounding aspect of the story is that they lived without shame. Can you imagine living without shame? How and where does shame burden your living?
Life at Cottonwood
|Vacation Bible School||Aug 1-3||5 p.m.|
|Creative Cluster||Aug 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29||
|Pastor's Small Group||Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30||
|Prayer Shawl Group||Aug 3||
|Pastor's Small Group||Aug 4, 8, 15, 22 & 29||
|Communion Sunday||Aug 7||
|Women's Lunch Bunch||Aug 11||
|Men's Lunch||Aug 17||
|Creative Camp||Aug 27||
|Golf Tournament||Aug 28||
|Murray Parkway Golf Course|