Getting Back to Worship…Attendance Matters: Saturday Night Worship Moves to Sunday Night, d-Kids

Last weekend we sang “I’m coming back to the heart of worship. And it’s all about You. It’s all about You, Jesus”.  Worship should first be focused on Jesus. Worship also blesses those who worship! Your attendance and participation matters in worship.  Your participation in a Life Group and serving in a ministry matters. In our One Year Bible reading this week Paul’s encouraging words stress the power in our worship and serving God:

“57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.58 So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” I Corinthians 15: 57-58

We are called to work and worship enthusiastically. Worship has been proven medically by Duke University, and a recent study by Vanderbilt University to have direct medical benefits and help us live longer.  Dr. Marion Bruce at Vanderbilt shares the findings, “According to the study adults who attend worship, both men and women—who attend church… reduce their mortality by 55%.” Most of these studies claim that regular worshippers have lower blood pressure, learn to deal with anxiety and stress through prayer and by serving others feel better about life and their purpose in life.”

Your participation matters in worship. This is why we are moving Saturday night worship to Sunday night worship starting Sunday, September 11.  Our last Saturday night worship service will be September 3 at 6 p.m. with an appreciation celebration. Then Sunday night September 11 at 5 p.m. we kick off our Sunday night worship service with a Church Wide Baptism immediately following the 5 p.m. service . (If you haven’t been baptized or would like to remember your baptism come to the Baptism Orientation at 4:30 p.m. then attend the 5 p.m. worship service on September 11.)

Our d-Kids and CC Students Sunday night schedule is adjusting so families can come together on Sunday night.  (See schedule below.) When you are out of town for the weekend and miss Sunday morning service you can attend Sunday nights at 5 p.m.. Moving Saturday night worship to Sunday night gives us an opportunity to accomplish our mission of reaching more unchurched persons and developing fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Pray for Fusion Weekend September 9-11 as our students will experience great worship, hands-on discipleship, and a radical spiritual awakening.  Fusion always enables students to connect with the Holy Spirit to encourage them in their everyday living. Students today need encouragement and guidance as they face major challenges each day.  You can sign up to be a part of our prayer vigil throughout the weekend.

We continue our series “Essentials” this weekend. Beyond the direct medical benefits of worship, our focus this weekend will empower you to claim the “Essentials” for the spiritual and emotional benefits of being a part of a worshipping body and doing life together.  You matter to us and you matter to God. Your participation matters to others and to God.  We love you and worship is not the same without you.

Pastor Charles and Julie
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