Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Our 8th Annual St. Patrick's Day Party 3/18 after church!  
Bring your best Irish dish and a Friend!!!!

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Growing in Worship

On Sunday, March 11 during our Sunday celebration service, Fr. Kevin came under a tremendous anointing to preach about worship.  This was a prophetic message to the Church:

  • The Holy Spirit is confronting long-held views of church growth worship. Worship is about God, not us; Christ, not entertainment.  Worship should form the character of the Christian
  • Churches have become captive to today's therapeutic, TV-addicted, and narcissistic culture. 
  • Having a set, repeated, and Scripture-rich liturgy following the church calendar will do much more to shape the worshiper's character than most of today's informal services.
  • Taking the "church mall" approach to reaching the world is making the Christian message just another way for people in America to be "spiritual" and just another lifestyle choice in a pluralistic culture.  
  • Many Christians from the Baby Boomer and Baby Buster generations are tired of being entertained, especially when their lives become difficult and they need real answers.
  • Fr. Kevin says he could never attend a church that is just another self-help seminar. 
  • Worship should subvert culture. Since the true gospel is shocking, it is not something that is able to be mass-marketed.  Mass marketing is why the Gospel has been dumbed-down and reduced to self-help.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Worship - 3/4/12

Come at 11:30 as we explore our roles in Jesus' plan to disciple the nations and reach the lost in his name. What work does The Father have for to do in 2012.

Worship songs of note tomorrow:
Everlasting god
Your name
Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Humble king
Lord reign in me

God bless you and remember to come to his throne and join in singing with the saints and Angels.