Hey, what are you doing this weekend? This weekend not only do you have 3 worship services to choose from, each service will have a different theme.



One of the most loyal disciples of Jesus was a woman. Her name was Mary Magdalene. Was she a prostitute? Was she mentally ill? What do we learn about Jesus from his interactions from her? And is it possible that what we learn is one of the most important life-lessons we can learn?

We will also try to answer the question, “What is really distinctive or different about the Christian faith?”

The Scripture focus for this Sunday will be Luke 8:1-3 .



On the heels of Jesus calling the first Disciples, he begins his ministry by teaching in the synagogue. This would not have been an unusual thing for him to do, but those listening experienced something different than the traditional teaching. They asked “What is this? A new teaching – with authority!”

What is this new teaching . . . with authority? Mark 1:21-28 gives us some clues.



We are fortunate to have Deb White helping to lead worship again this weekend, this time at the Saturday service. As you probably know, Deb is the executive director at Mid Central Community Action, and a member of our church. Pastor Kent will interview Deb to help us learn more about Domestic Violence and how it affects our local communities.

These are some questions we will address:

  1. What is domestic violence and why should we care about it?
  2. What does the Bible say about domestic violence? For example, does God want a woman to stay with a partner who is abusing her?
  3. Is domestic violence a real problem in our communities? If so, where?
  4. What can we as individuals of faith can do to make a difference when it comes to domestic violence and abuse?
  5. What can we as a church do together to make a difference?

Our Scripture focus will be a lament from Psalm 55:4-8.

Mid Central Community Action will have a display table and staff here to answer questions and talk with people. There is also a t-shirt display of messages from persons who have been victimized by domestic violence.

Whichever worship event you choose this weekend, we look forward to a good weekend worshipping with you.


Pastors Kent and Kathy

This Weekend in Worship – February 3 & 4, 2018