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.
Mountain Top Worship Schedule
We have a fascination with mountains. In part because we are people of the Great Plains, so many of us trek west to see and experience higher elevations. In this way we are very much like the people of the Bible. God regularly called people into the mountains. Even when they were not called there, when they were there God regularly showed up! The mountains were the place that God appeared, in some manner or form, and in a special way. Mountains have always drawn us to a “higher” and more spiritual experience.
We often describe the significant milestones in our lives as “mountain top experiences.” We do this because we feel that they are high points in our lives. The months of April and May are generally filled with many of these milestones. Graduations and weddings are just the start of the celebrations we know in these days. We know God wishes for us to see him on the mountain. Even more, God wishes for us to prepare ourselves to see him on the mountain. Mountain tops are not the place where we live, but rather our pilgrimages to them serve as the means by which we are inspired to live cultivating a sense of God’s presence among us, so that we might be ready to see God when the time is right.
How are you preparing for the mountain top experiences of this season? What celebrations are near and how can you prepare to bring your faith into them? As we worship in this special season we will focus on scenes where God showed up on the mountain tops. We will also see how he calls us to be instruments of his presence, as we celebrate with and for our friends and family members.
April 1: Easter SundayJohn 20:1-10
The most amazing “mountain top” experience in the history of the world was Jesus coming back to life. We will hear how Jesus calls us to represent him and help “save” others.
April 7 & 8: The Great CommissionMatthew 28:1-10
As Jesus ascends into heaven, he directs the disciples to head down the hill to live their lives trusting that he will remain with them. We continue to trust in that promise.
April 14 & 15: God’s PresenceExodus 3:1-12
God came to Moses in the burning bush on the mountainside. Moses doubted his ability to maintain a sense of God’s closeness as he went down the mountain, but God makes a promise to him and to us.
April 21 & 22: ConfirmationLuke 9:28-36
Confirmation is a rite with a long history in the church. Most have vivid memories of Confirmation and the process through which we affirm our baptism. On Sheridan’s Confirmation Sunday, we collectively trust in the presence of God and affirm our baptisms.
April 28 & 29: Wedding TimeJohn 2:1-12
As couples join their lives and hearts before God, we hear of Jesus’ blessing of the covenant of love, which is marriage.
May 5 & 6: GraduationMatthew 5:1-11
Jesus heads to the mountain to preach and it is the most widely received lesson in the history of humankind. As we celebrate the mountain top experiences of graduations this month, we realize that learning is the commencement of true living.
May 12 & 13: Mother’s DayMatthew 15:21-31
On Mother’s Day we hear the plea of the Syrophoenician Woman and we are reminded of how the love between a mother and child is truly the height of what it means to love as God does.
May 19 & 20: ShavuotExodus 19:16-19 & 20:1-21
Our Jewish brothers and sisters celebrate a major holiday, Shavuot, on this day. They celebrate God’s law being given. We join with them, celebrating how Moses received guidance for our lives on the mountain.
May 26 & 27: Memorial DayRevelation 21:5b-7 & 9-14
Those who go before us go to the place where suffering ends and perfection begins. We trust God’s presence us with us as we remember the faithful who have been made new.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to get involved with the worship arts ministry at Sheridan, contact Molly Schmit at email@example.com
If you want to get involved with the Wednesdays @ the Well ministry, contact Brenda Carpenter at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 7:30pm
- Friday afternoon at 12:30pm
- Sunday morning at 11:30am