Sunday Church School 11:20 A.M.
Nursery care is available during Services
September 21 – 15th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 98, I John 5:1-6, John 15:12-17
Sermon Title: “You Are Chosen”
Synopsis: Many of us survived that dreaded playground experience of being chosen last, which really was like not being chosen at all. In this amazing passage Jesus reminds us that God has chosen us. Not only are we chosen but God wants to work through us. God chooses us to be God’s holy instruments. So what does it mean for us in terms of how we think about ourselves and our lives when we realize who we are: “God’s chosen people”?
September 28 – 16th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:22-27, John 15:18-25, John 15:26-16:4a
Sermon Title: “Hated but not Stumbling”
Synopsis: Jesus tells us that the world will hate us. He warns of this so that we will not stumble. The problem of course is that we don’t want the world to hate us that seems problematic at best. First of all, can we understand why the world would hate us if we follow the ways of Jesus? Then can we begin to see how being hated by the world is a positive attribute rather than a negative one? This is a huge step of transformation. Thankfully we have each other for the journey.
October 5 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost – World Wide Communion
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:26-27, John 16:4b-11, John 16:12-15
Sermon Title: “The Spirit’s Job”
Synopsis: As Presbyterians we tend to downplay the role of the Holy Spirit. If you were going to tell someone about the Holy Spirit what would you say? How have you experienced the work of the Holy Spirit in your own life? How has the Holy Spirit been a part of your spiritual journey? In our passages for today we learn a bit more about the Holy Spirit’s job description.
October 12 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:18-25, John 16:16-24, John 16:25-33
Sermon Title: “The Pain/Joy Connection”
Synopsis: Have you ever considered the connection between pain and joy? If we never experienced pain, could we actually experience joy? It is an interesting question and important for our spiritual journey. Having experienced struggles in life is it not true that we have a greater capacity to know the joys of life? Jesus attempts to teach us this truth in our passages for today.
October 19 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 60:15, Psalm 68:4-10, John 17:1-5
Sermon Title: “Eternal Life”
Synopsis: What is eternal life? Within the church there has been significant public debate in recent years about this very question. When you think of eternal life what do you think about? I think Jesus gives us some helpful insights here as he winds up his final teaching to the disciples.
October 26 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 1, John 17:6-9, John 17:10-19
Sermon Title: “We are Protected and Guarded”
Synopsis: Fear runs rampant in our culture. Many different sources within our culture seek to stir up the level of fear. How does fear play into your life? What fears get stirred up in you most often? Our passage today reminds us that we are protected and guarded by God. What exactly does that mean and how does it inform our living as individuals and as a congregation?
Life at Cottonwood
Sept 26 – Senior Adult Fellowship
Sept 26 & 27 – Fall Gathering of PW
Sept 26 – Neighborhood House Fall Festival