Join us for worship…
Take some time to center in God’s promises after your day of Saturday activities at this contemporary style worship service. Worshipers are led by piano and song leaders using a contemporary music style. This relaxed and intimate setting of worship offers relevant preaching that addresses the question of what it means to live a life as a Christian today. Each week, this service offers the Lord’s Supper, time for quiet prayer and the opportunity to be the community of God’s people. This service is a great alternative to Sunday morning worship. All people of all ages and all faith traditions are welcome!
Sunday 8:30, 9:45 and 11am
The pinnacle of Sheridan’s ministry is worshiping our loving God! More than 900 people will come through Sheridan’s doors on Sunday morning to hear yet again of Jesus’ love in their lives. We invite you to join in and experience this love of Jesus in a very real and authentic way at Sheridan. People often comment on Sheridan’s warm and inviting atmosphere, beautiful music, meaningful dramas and sermons that connect with everyday lives. These worship services are contemporary in music style and are led by excellent singers, piano, guitar players and drums. The Lord’s Supper is served each week at the 8:30am worship and twice a month at the 9:45 & 11am worship. All people of all ages and all faith traditions are welcome!
During the school year, September through April, a highlight of the week is to join in worship on Wednesday evenings as a part of Wednesdays @ the Well. This multi-sensory worship for all ages incorporates a casual environment great for the middle of the week recharge. People of all ages and all faith traditions are welcome to this midweek ministry that is a part of Sheridan’s Wednesdays @ the Well. This service is a great complement or alternative to weekend worship and The Lord’s Supper is served once a month.
Current Worship Series: Re:Form
Five hundred years ago, a little-known pastor and professor from a small town in rural Germany decided he had seen enough. He was tired of how things were in his job and church. Quite frankly, he was tired of how he felt about himself. So he decided to make a change. That pastor was Martin Luther. He nailed a bunch of “talking points” to the church door to see if he could have some discussion about how they might work toward making things different. Eventually people saw them, got talking and eventually a “Reformation” began.
On October 31 we will celebrate the 500th Anniversary of that event. Martin Luther literally changed the world – but he would likely want it said that he helped form and re-form the world. Luther was always about trying to form, shape or change things. Whether it was himself, the church or society, Luther questioned assumptions and tried to make everything more faithful. Most people don’t even realize how many changes Luther made in the world.
This month in worship we will do more than celebrate this amazing church anniversary. We will also celebrate what Luther’s re-formation means to us today.
First and foremost, Luther sought to change himself. At his very core he was a man who felt inadequate and who sought and fought to know God’s love. Luther also sought to change the church. He felt as though the church should always be growing in faith and faithfulness. Finally, Luther wanted the church and faith to matter in life. He really ought to be a mentor to us. We should always be seeking to grow ourselves in faith and to make our faith matter in our lives.
Over the last year the world has been gathering in Wittenberg, Germany and celebrations are being planned throughout the Church. In October, we will seek to be “Luther-ans” and see how we truly follow Luther by always reforming ourselves and the church.
Sept. 30 & Oct. 1: A Man of PrayerLuke 11:1-13
Luther’s answer was to pray. He never felt good enough, but that called him to pray.
Oct. 7 & 8: An Approachable GodPsalm 22
Luther found in the Bible a God who he wanted to love.
Oct. 14 & 15: Music, Marriage, Women and a Church for All1 Peter 2:1-10
We know about his theology and biblical scholarship, however, Luther innovated the church far beyond what we usually think about and in ways that made a lasting difference.
Oct. 21 & 22: We’re Made Good as a GiftRomans 1:17 & 3:9-25a
We are “justified by grace through faith.” We cannot earn God’s love or forgiveness. We cannot save ourselves. This is harder for us to realize than we think!
Oct. 28 & 29: Saved to ServeRomans 6:20-23 & 8:18-28
Why are we saved? Are we saved so that we don’t have to worry about anything? Are we then free to rest on this promise? Not at all! If we are put in a right relationship by Jesus’ death and resurrection, then we ought to feel compelled to serve in the world. We are saved to serve! You are invited to wear red on Reformation Sunday, Oct. 29.
Would you like to volunteer with worship?
If you want to get involved with the worship hospitality and/or the altar guild ministry of Sheridan, contact Brenda Carpenter at email@example.com
If you want to get involved with the worship arts ministry at Sheridan, contact Molly Schmit at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to get involved with the Wednesdays @ the Well ministry, contact Brenda Carpenter at email@example.com
During the year, there are special times in the church where we celebrate the awesome gifts of God. At these times, we gather for special worship opportunities. Some of these special services are Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday & Lent, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter and Confirmation. Each of these times highlight key moments in the life of Jesus and the impact these moments have on our faith community. These historical events come alive in a contemporary way as the greatest story ever told is retold again. These services are listed in the bulletin and on our website and give specific times and dates. As with all worship at Sheridan – all are welcome!
Television Production enhances our ministries for those unable to join us each weekend. Each week our 9:45 Sunday morning worship is video recorded and edited to a 30 minute broadcast on Cablevision, Spectrum channel 1302. Our Sunday worship is able to be viewed at:
- Thursday night at 7:30
- Friday afternoon at 12:30
- Sunday morning at 11:30