Rise Above It: Obedience + Love
Children's Message: "If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments" - "Do I have to?" Children ask this question a lot! (So do adults!) When we are told that we HAVE to do something, that we have to be obedient, it can make us not want to obey all the more. Is there anything we can do to make ourselves WANT to obey?
Adult's Message: "Obedience + Love" We would probably prefer the word obedience be reserved for dog training, and not as a required state of life. "A life of obedience to the Ten Commandments" doesn't sound all that appealing until real love is introduced into the equation. Can we come to love the state of obedience to the Lord? We can! But not from ourselves, only "as if from ourselves".
Our family worship services begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. The first part of the service is for the whole family; during this portion of the service, there are songs, prayers, and a talk for the children. After the children's talk, parents take their children to the nursery or Sunday School (see Sunday School tab). The second portion of the service is aimed at adults.
After worship, we gather in the church hall to share fellowship and enjoy refreshments. Everyone is invited to join this gathering.