This summer in worship, we are going to continue exploring the Book of Acts, which will give us a great opportunity to reflect on our life together as a church body. Below is an overview of where we'll be headed over the next several weeks, along with the passage from Acts that will be the basis for our worship and the sermon. You'll notice every Sunday will highlight a central theme - like change - and also have a question for reflection. Perhaps one word in particular seems especially relevant to you.
Sunday, June 2nd - Acts 2:42-47 - "That Thing Just Beyond Our Grasp"
Question: What is your community?
Sunday, June 9th - Acts 3:1-10 - "The One Thing We Have"
Question: Is our attention on Christ first and foremost, and are there ways we can make sure our focus remains centrally on Jesus?
Sunday, June 16th - Acts 4:1-22 - "A New Wave"
Question: How do you deal with change?
Sunday, June 23rd - Acts 4:23-31 - "The Only Thing that Truly Changes the World"
Question: Are we praying for boldness?
Sunday, June 30th - Acts 4:32-5:11 - "Tight Hands Are Tied to Closed Minds; Open Hearts Lead to Generous Gifts"
Theme: Money, Possessions, & Gifts
Question: What are we doing with the gifts entrusted to us?
Sunday, July 7th - Acts 5:17-25 - "Power Games"
Question: Are you going to insist on having control or can God lead you?
Sunday, July 14th - Acts 5:33-39 - "Gamaliel's Wisdom"
Question: Are we with God or against God?
Sunday, July 21st - Acts 6:1-7 - "Sooner or Later, It's Bound to Happen: Dissension"
Question: How do we deal with the differences that are bound to occur as a result of change?