Join us for worship in person or online via our Livestream.
Saturday at 5:30pm-currently suspended
Take some time to center on 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 at 8:30, 9:45 and 11am
The pinnacle of Sheridan’s ministry is worshiping our loving God on Sunday morning. We invite you to join in and experience the 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!
Want to join us online instead? Join us for worship online live: Sundays at 9:45am.
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Summer Worship Series: The Growing Season
If you want good growth, you better have the right conditions. Ask any farmer or master gardener, having the right soil, water, sunlight, weed-control and temperatures are the keys to making a plant thrive.
What oftentimes is missed, however, is that harsh conditions are also necessary as a precursor for growth. For example, a hard frost is helpful for the winter wheat to germinate and flooding rains in the spring create a helpful depth of soil moisture, as well as replenishing life-sustaining aquifers. Fires actually nourish and restart a dying forest. We don’t like hard conditions, but they are a necessary part of nature’s life cycle.
All these same principles actually apply to human life, as well. A tested immune system is a strong immune system. Building muscle actually requires slightly tearing and repairing it, because muscle is built up by first breaking it down. In our culture, we really don’t like to ever be uncomfortable in any way, physically or emotionally. However, most of us will likely admit that some of our greatest growth came through our times of most pain.
For the last 18 months, our world has been gripped by the pandemic. In a very real way, conditions were terrible. As we now find ourselves mostly on the other side of these “poor conditions” we should reflect deeply on how our previous harsh conditions might be drawing us to greater growth. Did we just endure and persevere, or is it possible that these hard times created a growth spurt in us?
The Bible is very clear about growth. We know that the biblical writers observed and wrote about nature as a parallel to our human condition. What becomes clear, however, is that God expects us to grow – both in body and spirit. Growth is God’s expectation.
This summer we will explore growth. What makes it happen and how we can be intentional about our own growth. No matter what conditions surround us, we can find ways to generate positive growth and work to improve. Worship with us, both in person and on the livestream, to be given the tools to enhance our growth as we have moved from poor to perfect conditions.
June 27: Seasons – Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
Not only is there a rhythm of the seasons, but God expects that we do the work which is set before us.
July 4: Special Fourth of July Celebration – 1 Peter 2:11-17
We are called to grow, especially doing so as one people. How can we both grow and honor the nation?
July 11: Sowing and Reaping – Galatians 6:7-10
How often are we the victim of our own terrible decisions? The reality is that we also have a measure of control over the conditions we face.
July 18: Spiritually Ready – Jeremiah 17:5-10
Sustainable growth happens because roots are driven deep into the soil. Have you tended to your own roots?
July 25: God’s Power in Small Seeds of Faith – Matthew 13:31-34
When we grow strong from hard conditions, we become a resource for others. How wide are your branches?
August 1: Growing for Good – Luke 6:43-45
Paying attention to how someone acts – the fruit they produce – remains a biblical way to know someone’s heart. What kind of fruit do you produce?
August 8: Final Fruits – Revelation 22:1-5
The metaphor for heaven is a lush garden with an endlessly flowing river and the tree of life. We need to revel in our fruitful times, knowing that they are a foretaste of the things to come.