worship

In-Person Worship Paused


Due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in Oakland County, we have paused (at least through the end of November) in-person worship and other indoor ministry events at our Clarkston Campus. We will of course continue our Online Worship at 9:30am each Sunday (live-streamed via YouTube). We very much appreciate your flexibility and prayerful support and we thank you for all of the ways you are creatively connecting and growing in faith. As we've said from the beginning of this difficult pandemic, our church has NEVER closed. Below there is a link to a letter from Senior Pastor Jonathan Heierman that discusses all of this in more detail.


Pastoral Letter



Online Worship


Virtual

Sundays | 9:30-10:30am


Every Sunday, we share live-streamed worship services through our YouTube channel. These services can be watched live at 9:30am or replayed anytime after for your convenience. They are complete with engaging music and meaningful sermons. We very much hope you can join us for worship in this new and exciting way! Below is a link to the latest service.


Online Worship (11/15)



Weekly Lessons (11/15)


2 Timothy 1:7-10 (NET)

1 Thessalonians 5:15-24 (NRSV)

Matthew 5:1-16 (NRSV)



Weekly Prayer (11/15)


Holy Trinity, one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you show us the splendor of diversity and the beauty of unity in your own divine nature. Make us, who come from many nations with many languages, races, perspectives, and cultures, a united people that delights in our many different gifts. Defend our liberties, and give those whom we have entrusted with authority the spirit of wisdom and compassion, that there might be justice and peace in our land for all. Draw us together and heal our divisions. Teach us how to resolve our differences peacefully and respectfully. Help us always to care for the sick and vulnerable, the lonely and outcast. Above all, remind us that while we do not know the future, we do know that you, our gracious and good God, hold the future in your hands. Focus us, your church, the Body of Christ in the world today, on our unchanging mission to love others and share the light of Christ, so that all may come to know your goodness and purpose for all of creation. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our sovereign and our Savior. Amen.

Events

In-Person Ministries Paused


Due to the prevalence of COVID-19 in Oakland County, we have paused (at least through the end of November) in-person worship and other indoor ministry events at our Clarkston Campus. We will of course continue our Online Worship at 9:30am each Sunday (live-streamed via YouTube). We very much appreciate your flexibility and prayerful support and we thank you for all of the ways you are creatively connecting and growing in faith. As we've said from the beginning of this difficult pandemic, our church has NEVER closed. Below there is a link to a letter from Senior Pastor Jonathan Heierman that discusses all of this in more detail.


Pastoral Letter



Home Advent Preparation


Let's prepare together and be ready for the beginning of Advent on Sunday, November 29. Pull out your old Advent wreath from past years (or make a new one this month) and be "prepared to prepare" for what just might be the most spiritually charged Advent season and Christmas celebration you've every had. Below is the link to a guide, prepared by Spiritual Development Director Debbie Heierman, which illustrates the significance of the Advent candles and describes everything you will need in order to be ready for Advent this year.


Advent Guide



Growth Groups


Growth Groups are a vital aspect of our ministry. They are small groups that provide a safe place to meet new friends and grow deeply in faith throughout the year. You definitely do not have to be a member to participate. Groups are currently using virtual Zoom video conferencing. Registration is now being facilitated through Realm, our new church software. If you do not have a Realm account please call or email the church office and we will send you a link that will allow you to create an account and sign up for groups.

Schedule

Sunday (11/15)


9:30-10:30am | Live-Streamed Worship

10:30-11:30am | Virtual Something More

11am-12pm | Virtual Children's Groups

12:30-2pm | Virtual Youth Groups

6:30-7:30pm | Virtual Al Anon

7-8pm | Virtual A.A.


Monday (11/16)


9am-2pm | C.C.O. Preschool

7-8pm | Virtual A.A.


Tuesday (11/17)


9-11am | Virtual Staff Meeting


Wednesday (11/18)


9am-2pm | C.C.O. Preschool

7-8pm | Virtual 20Something


Thursday (11/19)


9am-2pm | C.C.O. Preschool

10-11am | Virtual A.A.

1-2pm | Virtual Staff Prayer

7-8pm | Virtual A.A.


Friday (11/20)


7-8pm | Virtual A.A.


Saturday (11/21)


10-11am | Virtual A.A.


Sunday (11/22)


9:30-10:30am | Live-Streamed Worship

10:30-11:30am | Virtual Something More

11am-12pm | Virtual Children's Groups

12:30-2pm | Virtual Youth Groups

6:30-7:30pm | Virtual Al Anon

7-8pm | Virtual A.A.