Join us for worship…
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 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.
A GreatFULL Life Worship Series
The Christmas and New Year holidays are a joy! The time-honored traditions make us happy with all that we have been given. It is when we get to January that we “resolve” to change some things. Why is this? Perhaps we simply want to be the best we can be. For some, this is certainly true.
Many of us, however, struggle on a more profound level. We ask questions about our lives that reflect a deeper level of reflection. During the holidays, it seems, we get everything we want, but nothing that we really need. All of the “stuff” doesn’t make us any happier, and the debt and spending seem to bring about greater despair. So what changes can we make? In this New Year, how can we be resolved to make changes that matter.
In her book, Radical Gratitude, Mary Jo Leddy addresses the struggle we have in our society and how our lack of peace is tied directly toward systems that inhibit gratitude. Each of us faces, multiple times each day, a societal message that promotes “perpetual dissatisfaction” with our place in the world. While this doesn’t feel good, day-to-day, a lifetime of exposure to this yields a general sense of worthlessness, which is often difficult to overcome. As Christians, we should know that our lives matter, but sometimes this is hard do.
During the next season, we will be focused on gratitude as the antidote for a life that seems to tell us to regret what we are not. We will seek to be resolved, not to become something more, but rather to relish in who we are and the many blessings we have been given.
Leddy is a missionary and theologian whose Biblical approach to living is an inspiration. Each week, we will delve into Scriptures to immerse ourselves in God’s mandate for grateful living.
January 12 & 13: A Culture of Ingratitude1 Thessalonians 5:12-24
The vast majority of messages we get from our world teach us to be dissatisfied. While we know we should be grateful, making gratitude a lifestyle is a struggle. How can we find our way in the midst of such diverse messages in the world?
January 19 & 20: Held Captive By Cravings1 Corinthians: 1:3-9, 26-31
Paul writes about our calling and the ways in which we are to be sustained, namely through our faith in Jesus Christ. The problem with our cravings is that they do not confine themselves to our material life, but they take a toll on our spiritual life, as well.
January 26 & 27: How Much Is Enough?Philippians 4:4-13
The bigger question is, “Am I enough?” This is a question that is in our hearts, but we often lack the courage to ask ourselves. Paul’s hardship informed him, has our hardship informed us?
February 2 & 3: Born in GratitudeColossians 3:12-17
Do you know the circumstances that brought you into the world? Have you ever questioned if the world wanted you? The culture of ingratitude ultimately gives us the message that we are unwanted. Paul’s poetic words remind us of our calling to give thanks for who we are, no matter what.
February 9 & 10: The Myth of Autonomy2 Corinthians 8:1-12
Paul is always so thankful for the church and community. Our culture values independence. But is this realistic or even healthy? Mission work shows us the radical interdependence of community and teaches us the sheer beauty of being one in Christ.
February 16 & 17: What is PowerEphesians 1:15-22
In the Western world, we have seemingly created a dualism – we are either the one with power or completely powerless. In the name of victimization, we give up our power. When we do this, a portion of God’s dream for the world dies. God’s power is never to be possessed, but rather garnered in partnership with others.
February 23 & 24: The Greatest Things In Life Are FreeEphesians 5:15-20
Obituaries never list size of portfolios, number of “employee of the month” awards or the square feet of our homes. Why then do we continually chase these things? Paul speaks timeless words to us to ensure that we are not judging ourselves by the accomplishments or experiences of this world.
March 2 & 3: Who Are You Looking Out For?Colossians 2:1-7
Our cultural mindset has lifted looking out for our own to the highest of virtues. Is it? If we give solely to our own, what have we done for the world? Even more, Paul reminds us that our riches are truly those virtues of faith imparted, not things garnered in this world.
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!
TV Ministry – Spectrum Channel 1302
Each Sunday our 9:45am worship service is video recorded and edited to a 30 minute broadcast on Spectrum Channel 1302 in Lincoln.
- Thursday night at 7:30pm
- Friday afternoon at 12:30pm
- Sunday morning at 11:30am