ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:00 A.M.
Nursery care is available during Services
July 5 – 6th Sunday after Pentecost - Communion
Scripture Reading: 2 Peter 2:1-3, 2 Peter 2:4-11, 2 Peter 2:12-2
Sermon Title: “Destructive Opinions/Waterless Springs”
Synopsis: What drives our perspective? In our life together we want to be very aware of the rationale behind our perspectives? Do our perspectives derive from a desire to serve God and build up God’s Kingdom? Do our perspectives bring life to the community as water brings life to the earth? The fact is our opinions can be destructive when our opinions are not based on a desire to serve God’s Kingdom. Let us grow in our awareness of the rationale behind our perspectives.
July 12 – 7th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: 2 Peter 3:1-2, 2 Peter 3:3-10, 2 Peter 3:11-18
Sermon Title: “Waiting and Hastening”
Synopsis: Peter reminds us that as we live this life we are to be people of waiting and hastening. What might that mean exactly? What does it mean that we are people who are waiting? What does it mean that we are people who are hastening? What are we trying to hasten? As Peter brings his second letter to the church to a close he brings up these essential ideas of waiting and hastening. How can we embrace these two ideas into our own lives of discipleship?
July 19 – 8th Sunday after Pentecost – Elder Anwar Paul Preaching
July 26 – 9th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Romans 5:1-5, Hebrews 10:32-39, James 1:1-4
Sermon Title: “Endurance”
Synopsis: As James began his letter to the church he wrote, “Whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy.” As soon as we read that line we may turn quickly to some other part of the Bible. What kind of crazy advice is James doling out here? James reminds us that trials build endurance. How do you think endurance is important as we live this life of faith? How does endurance help us as a congregation?
August 2 – 10th Sunday after Pentecost - Communion
Scripture Reading: Luke 24:36-41a, Matthew 14:22-33, James 1:5-8
Sermon Title: “Doubt”
Synopsis: In this section James compares doubt to a ship without a rudder. He also talks about doubt in reference to praying to God for wisdom. As we seek to be disciples of Jesus doubt inevitably seeps into our lives. How does doubt play a role in your faith journey? How does doubt play a role in our life together as a church? How can we support each other in the midst of our doubt?
August 9 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 138, Romans 12:9-21, James 1:9-11
Sermon Title: “Humility versus Riches”
Synopsis: What kind of glory are we looking for in this life? What kind of a life nourishes our soul versus what kind of life withers our soul? James wisdom for today has to do with the wisdom of seeking humility rather than riches. In your life what has been your own experience with seeking humility and seeking riches? Which brought nourishment to your soul?
August 16 – 12th Sunday after Pentecost – Russell Fericks & Messenger
August 23 – 13th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Matthew 4:1-11, Matthew 13:18-23, James 1:12-16
Sermon Title: “Temptation”
Synopsis: What are the temptations of your life? What are the temptations that draw you away from the life of following Jesus? Do we pray for God to give us the strength to resist the temptations of life? Do we really want to resist the temptations of life? How does temptation play a role in your spiritual journey?
August 30 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 119:129-136, Proverbs 2:1-11, James 1:17-27
Sermon Title: “Acts of Giving”
Synopsis: “Every act of giving is a gift from above.” What is James’ implication with those words? As we choose to participate in acts of giving, James says our acts become the very work of God. After expressing that idea James describes a variety of impediments to caring out acts of giving. What impedes you from participating in acts of giving?
Life at Cottonwood
JULY 1-30 – GOLDEN CELERY
JULY 5 - COMMUNION SUNDAY
JULY 8 - BARBEQUE AND CONCERT
JULY 9 - WOMEN’S LUNCH BUNCH
JULY 15 - MEN’S LUNCH
JULY 17 - MIA LEVETAN ORDINATION
AUGUST 1 – ANNUAL GOLF SCRAMBLE
AUGUST 3-5 - VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL