We will call ourselves (and each other) to worship by singing In Your Name - a gospel-centered song that reminds us that we worship and do mission because God has sought us in Jesus Christ (listen to the song at the bottom of this post). We'll confess our sins together in prayer and by singing Out of the Depths. We'll go then to the cross to look for pardon as we reflect a...Keep Reading
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This summer we’re going to walk through 1 Corinthians 13 phrase by phrase, considering both the nature of love, and how to embody it. It’ll be ugly at times, because none of us are touching the way of life in this chapter. But it will be hopeful, because we can see real growth in love, individually and as a community....
Here's what you need to know and remember about coming back to the building for worship as we reopen. ...
For our Signs sermon series we had several artists from New City represent the sign in their artwork. Sadly we had to cease meeting together in the midst of the series but here are the pieces and brief descriptions from the sermons shared in the series either in person or via our house church liturgies. Thanks to all the artists who encouraged us by using their gifts to create these delightful works! ...
The highlight of the Christian calendar is Easter Sunday, where we fix our eyes on Jesus and celebrate his resurrection. Our worship gathering will be bookended with songs pointing you to Jesus (Come See the Son and In Christ Alone). We'll hone in on Jesus' resurrection in our responsive readings and the song He's Alive. We'll also sing about the effects of the resurrectio...Keep Reading
The first Sunday of holy week is commonly called "Palm Sunday" or "Passion Sunday." In our worship gathering this week, we'll focus on Jesus' entry into Jerusalem to the shouts of "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming king of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!" (Mark 11:9-10). To prepare for worship, read Zechariah 9:9-12 a...Keep Reading
This is the last Sunday in our "Rooted" series. We take up the phrase in the Apostles' Creed "I believe...in the life everlasting." The teaching will be based on Revelation 21:1-8, 21:22 - 22:5. To prepare, read this passage and meditate on what you learn about the new heavens and the new earth. Also keep in mind that there is no mere academic theology in the Bible. John w...Keep Reading