Sunday Worship Times:
9:30 am - Traditional (with the Choir)
11:00 am - Contemporary (with Elementary Sunday School) 

Current Sermon Series:

This Sunday we begin a churchwide worship emphasis called Enough: Enjoying Simplicity Through Generosity. Over a period of 4 weeks, we will look at some of the financial challenges facing us as a nation and examine our own spending, saving, and giving habits. In addition to exploring biblical principles of financial management, we will learn ways to assess our financial situation and develop a financial plan that will allow us to experience the true joy that comes through simplicity and generosity. 
At the end of the emphasis, we will have the opportunity to make personal commitments of giving for the coming year. We will consecrate these commitments on Sunday(s) November 11, 18, and 25th.

October 21: When Dreams Become Nightmares
Scripture: Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. (1 Timothy 6:10b NIV)
The lover of money will not be satisfied with money; nor the lover of wealth, with gain. This also is vanity. (Ecclesiastes 5:10)
“For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?” (Matthew 16:26)

October 28: Wisdom and Finance
Scripture: The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to want. (Proverbs 21:5)
Precious treasure remains in the house of the wise, but the fool devours it. (Proverbs 21:20)

November 4 Sermon: Cultivating Simplicity and Contentment 
Scripture: 
Ecclesiastes 2:10-11 Whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them; I kept my heart from no pleasure…Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil I had spent in doing it, and again, all was vanity and a chasing after wind. 


Hebrews 13:5-6 Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”  So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid.” 

Luke 12:15   And [Jesus] said to them, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.”  


November 11: Defined by Generosity
As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life. 1 Timothy 6:17-19)
Some give freely, yet grow all the richer; others withhold what is due, and only suffer want. A generous person will be enriched, and one who gives water will get water. (Proverbs 11:24-25)
Those who are generous are blessed, for they share their bread with the poor. (Proverbs 22:9)

Why does God allow tragedy and suffering to exist? Why are my prayers not answered? Why does God sometimes seem so distant and uninvolved? Does God have my whole life planned out for me? Do my decisions make a difference? Why should I trust God,when nothing seems to make sense?
We all wrestle with these questions. When we go through tough times - or
unexpected joy - it’s natural to wonder how (or if ) God’s will is at work in our world. Even people who are deeply committed to their faith struggle to answer and re-answer these perplexing questions. In this series, Rev. Ruffin Stepp will make sense of these issues.
 Aug 27, 2010 God and Suffering  John 11:32-37
  
Sept 3, 2010 When Prayers Go Unanswered  Psalm 22:2, John 15:7, Luke 22:42
   
 Sept 10, 2017  God's Will for Your Life   Colossians 1:9-10, Romans 12:1-

Going Fishing: The Fishing Stories in the Gospels
Presented From: Jul 8, 2018   To: August 5, 2018
Many of the great gospel stories having something to do with fishing. Jesus called fishermen to be his disciples; he preached from the fishing boats; he called his followers to “fish for people”; he multiplied the fish and the loaves to feed the multitudes; he told parables about fishing, and the last scene we see in the gospels is Jesus helping his disciples fish. Whether you’re into fishing or not, you’ll love this special series of messages!
July 8 Cast Your Nets into the Deep Waters (Ruf)
July 15  Fishing for People (Ruf)
July 22  Parable of the Nets and Fish (Ruf)
July 29 Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand (Eric)
Aug 5  The Gospel's Final Fishing Story (Ruf)