Category: Worship

Worship With Us – Jan and Feb 2017

9am WorshipTo begin the new year, we will be following the Revised Common Lectionary which leads us from Jesus’ circumcision at eight days old to his baptism at around age 30, to the calling of his first disciples, the inauguration of his ministry, preaching, and transfiguration. In observing and following Jesus, we begin to see a pattern for our own spiritual formation. We find we are becoming disciples of the one who called us to take up our cross and follow him.


January 15 Come and See John 1:29-42
January 22 Follow Me Matthew 4:12-23
January 29 The Beatitudes Matthew 5:1-11
February 5 Guest Preacher – Pastor Larry Carl Matthew 5:13-20
February 12 But, I Say Matthew 5:21-37
February 19 Be Perfect  Matthew 5:38-48
February 26 Transfigured Matthew 17:1-9


Every Third Thursday Join Us for Worship at 8 pm

Thursday Night LiveIt’s Thursday Night Live! Please come for a special monthly worship service  in our Wagner Room the third Thursday of every month. During this casual worship time, we’ll sing, pray, hear devotions, and join in fellowship with one another. This is a great opportunity for anyone who cannot attend worship on Sunday mornings, or for anyone who’d like to supplement weekly worship with a new experience in a different setting.

Worship With Us – Nov. and Dec. 2016

In October, we began a six-week sermon series based on Adam Hamilton’s book Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Others Things The Bible Doesn’t Say.

The season of Advent begins November 27 when we’ll follow the Revised Common Lectionary as we prepare ourselves for Christmas, and the coming of Emmanuel, “God with us.”

Christmas Sanctuary


November 6 All Saints Sunday

Half Truths: God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle

I Corinthians 10:13
November 13 Half Truths: God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It Deuteronomy 23:12-14
November 20 Half Truths: Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin Matthew 7:1-5
November 27 Comings Matthew 24:26-44
December 4 Get Found Matthew 3:1-12
December 11 Christmas Cantata  Is Jesus the One to Come? Matthew 11:2-11
December 18 He Will Save His People from Their Sins Matthew 1:18-25
December 24 Christmas Eve, 7 and 10 pm

Glory to God in Heaven, and on Earth Peace

Luke 2:1-14
December 25 Christmas Day, Informal Service, at 8 am, in the Sanctuary  
January 1 New Year’s Day, 10 am, Covenant Service and Love Feast  


Nativity - Ice

Come Early for Christmas Day Worship

This year, Christmas day falls on a Sunday. To celebrate the birth of our Lord, we will meet early, at 8 am, on Christmas day, for a short informal service of carols and a Christmas meditation before returning to our homes to celebrate with family and friends.

New Year’s Love Feast

On New Year’s Day, the first Sunday of January, we’ll gather in the Sanctuary for one service, 10 am, for a Wesleyan Covenant Service and Love Feast.  Come bring in the New Year with the worship of our Lord, “our help in ages past and hope for years to come!”

Worship With Us – September and October 2016

“Come let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, the flock that he shepherds.”
— Psalm 95:6,7

9am Worship

During the month of September, we will consider the Letter of James as he describes the characteristics of a healthy Christian community.  We also begin our annual stewardship series on “Sacrificial Giving”. In October, we begin a six week sermon series based Adam Hamilton’s book “Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Others Things The Bible Doesn’t Say.”



September 4 All Good Things Are from Heaven Above” James 1:12-18
September 11
(One service at 10 AM followed by picnic)
“Honoring the Poor” James 2:1-14
September 18 “What Good Does It Do?” – Jerry Manhart and Jack Villecco  
September 25 “Giving Sacrificially: Out of Abundance”  Luke 19:1-10
October 2 “Giving Sacrificially: Out of Poverty” (World Communion Sunday)  John 6:1-14
October 9 “Giving Sacrificially: Cheerfully” (Consecration Sunday) 2 Corinthians 9
October 16 Laity Sunday”  
October 23 “Half Truths: Everything Happens for a Reason” Deuteronomy 30:19-20a
October 30 “Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves” Psalm 121


Worship With Us – July and August 2016

9am WorshipOver the summer, we’ll contemplate Paul’s letter to the Church in Ephesus, which celebrates the life of the Church: a unique community established by God through the work of Jesus Christ, and established for God’s purposes in the world. The Church is diverse and set apart for love and the redemption of the world.




July 3 Destined for Adoption Ephesians 1:3-14
July 10 A Dwelling Place for God Ephesians 2:11-22
July 17 Guest Preacher: Becky Chadwick  
July 24 Guest Preacher: The Rev. Cliff Flick  
July 31 Godly Sorrow 2 Corinthians 7:1-13
Aug. 7 Be Angry, But Do Not Sin Ephesians 4:17-52
Aug. 14 Making the Most of Your Time Ephesians 5: 15-20
Aug. 21 The Full Armor of God Ephesians 6:10-20
*Aug. 28 (One Service at 10 AM) ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY with The Rev. Mindy McKonly  


*Anniversary Sunday, August 28

On August 28, we’ll celebrate our 71st anniversary with the Rev. Melinda L. McKonly, pastor of Lincoln Park Community UMC from 1986–1988. We will join together for our celebration at 10 am, followed by a pot-luck luncheon in Memorial Hall. Please remember to mark this special occasion in your calendar.

Worship With Us – May and June

9am WorshipDuring the month of May, we will conclude our sermon series “Grounded: Finding God in the World” and begin a new series entitled “Not in God’s Name,” based on Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ book Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence.  Living in an age of religious extremism and violence, we will explore its supposed biblical roots to find that “to invoke God to justify violence against an innocent is never an act of sanctity but sacrilege.”  The God we worship in Jesus does not condone but rather grieves for those who use violence for said religious reasons… “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”


May 1 Grounded: Finding God in the World: Revelation  
May 8 Family Sunday (one service 10 AM)  
May 15 Not in God’s Name: Bad Faith Genesis 6:5-8
May 22 Not in God’s Name: Sibling Rivalry Genesis 21:1-14
May 29 Not in God’s Name: The Stranger, Justice & the Particularity of Love I Chr. 29:10-16
June 5 Not in God’s Name: Relinquishing Power and Letting Go of Hate Matt. 22:15-22
June 12 Music Sunday  
June 19 Guest Preacher – Kyle Robbins, Lincoln Park UMC Youth Pastor Deuteronomy 6:1-9
June 26 Guest Preacher – Steve Belinski Deuteronomy 30:9-14; Luke 10:25-37