Monday, July 16, 2018

The Sermon Arc

Here is the sermon cycle for this summer and fall:

God’s Inexhaustible Pursuit
July 1: Genesis 1 & 2: "The Purpose of our Being"
July 8: Genesis 3: "What Went Wrong?"
July 15: Genesis 15:1-18: "The God Who Walks through Blood"
July 22: Genesis 22:1-14: "God Will Provide"
July 29: Genesis 32:22-52: "The Wrestling God"
August 5: Exodus 12:1-13 & 21-23: "The Effective Blood of the Lamb"
August 12: Exodus 20:1-17: "Love’s Boundaries"
August 19: Exodus 24:1-12: "How Can We Approach the Unapproachable God?"
August 26: Exodus 30:11-16: "A Miraculous Atonement"
September 2: 2 Chronicles 7:1-3 & 11-16: "The Glory of God Among Us"
September 2 9: Isaiah 53: "The God with a Basket"
September 2 16: Ezekiel 34:7-16: "A Shepherd to Care for Us"
September 2 30: Luke 2:8-15: "The God Who Infiltrates"
October 7: Matthew 26:26-29: "A Wedding Proposal"
October 14: Luke 15:11-32: "The God Who is Willing to be Embarrassed"
October 21: John 19:28-30: "It is Finished"
October 28: Revelation 22:17: "An Invitation"

Please join us for Pastor Tom's insightful and inspirational messages!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Come meet our new pastor, Tom Tripp!

Here's what he has planned for sermons this month:

“[Starting July 1,] I want to begin with a series of sermons on God’s Inexhaustible Pursuit. I believe the Bible presents a picture of God as continually (and un-tiringly) pursuing us out of His love for us, so I want to run through 16 or 17 passages from Genesis 1 to Revelation 22 (in 16 or 17 weeks) that enable us to see this inexhaustible pursuit of God toward us. I want to begin at Genesis 1 & 2 which describe us being formed in the image of God for relationship with God. I want to present that we are made out of love for love. At the core of our being is a built-in capacity for and longing for relationship with God.” ∼Pastor Tom

July 1: Genesis 1 & 2: “The Purpose of our Being”
July 8: Genesis 3: “What Went Wrong?”
July 15: Genesis 15:1-18: “The God Who Walks through Blood”
July 22: Genesis 22:1-14: “God Will Provide”
July 29: Genesis 32:22-52: “The Wrestling God”

We hope to see you soon!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Fourth of July Cookout

OK, so it's really more of a cook-in.

Nevertheless, we hope you'll join us in Swain Hall at noon on the Fourth of July for fried chicken, homemade peach crisp, and a patriotic sing-along.  We promise you a good time - and good air conditioning!

Just call us at 623.974.3605 to let us know you're coming - we want to be sure we have enough food!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Pentecost is Sunday, May 20

On the Day of Pentecost we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit descending in a mighty rush of wind and flame to inspire the church’s proclamation of Christ’s rising and to empower its mission and ministry to the world. (See Acts 2:1-13; see also Joel 2:28-32.) Wear red to celebrate!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sharing the Love at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to share our abundance with others.

This Sunday, November 19, the Men's Breakfast Fellowship will have a donation pot at the Courtyard entrance to the Sanctuary; funds collected will go directly to Valley View Food Bank for their program to furnish Thanksgiving food bags for those in need. Valley View can provide a complete Thanksgiving meal for a family of four for every $22 donated! Men’s Breakfast will match the first $250 donated by the congregation.

If you will not be in the Phoenix area this Sunday, you can mail your donation to the church this week; be sure to put "Thanksgiving" on your check or envelope.

All funds will be delivered to Valley View Food Bank on Tuesday, November 21.

Thank you for helping to help the needy this holiday!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thank God It's (almost) Friday!

The winter session of our TGIF! Bible Study starts tomorrow, November 3, in the Fireside Room. Coffee and treats will be available at 8:30 am, with Bible Study from 9:00-10:00. Join the "4 Ds" (David Glenn Walker, David Hodgson, Doug Wright, and Dick Zabriskie) this and every Friday to learn more about the Word of the Lord. Bring your Bible and a friend!