Men need other men to sharpen them, to call them on, to hold them accountable, and to become the man that God has made them to be. This new group led by Rev. Ben Wulpi is a place where men can be real with one another, and learn how to bear one another’s burdens as we grow together around God’s Word. No RSVP required. Meeting every other Thursday at 8pm starting on January 16. No RSVP required.
The bi-monthly book club held at Longwood at Oakmont begins 2020 meetings on January 13. The current book is Christianity Rediscovered by Fr. Vincent Donovan. How does a Spiritan priest react when he travels to Tanzania and discovers that in 150 years of mission work, there has not been one conversion to Christianity in the fierce Masai tribe. Meeting Schedule: Jan. 13: Chapters 1-3: Preface, Church History and Slavery Jan. 27: Chapters 4-5: A Time to Speak & a Time…
All parents of 6th-12th graders— and their kids—are invited to a light lunch to get to know our new Youth Minister, The Rev. Ben Hughes. We have big dreams and exciting plans to share, and we hope to start a conversation about new ways that the church and family can work together to teach the Way of Jesus to rising generations. No RSVP required!
We begin a new 14-week series this week, Ephesians: Reconciled in Christ & Ready for Life. Those in Christ are ready for the end because of his redemption, blood, forgiveness & grace. The language of inheritance, salvation and election amplifies the point. We need not fear the end as we are sealed and our inheritance is guaranteed. Readings from this service: Isaiah 45: 22-25 Ephesians 1: 1-14 Psalm 37: 18-20 Matthew 26: 26-29
In a criminal trial the accused at best might be declared not guilty. But in Christ we are declared positively as righteous and Isaiah promises even more: a beautiful, elaborate new royal identity for us. Readings from this service: Isaiah 61: 10–62: 5 Psalm 147: 12-13, 19-20 John 1: 1-18