In-person worship is currently suspended.
Please join us for worship online live: Sundays at 9:45am.
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!
Together: A Worship Series on Community
If the past few months have taught us anything, it is that we need each
other. In February most of us probably would have longed for some “time to ourselves” or to be “hunkered down with our family.” Well, that was then and this is now! We should probably be careful what we ask for!
We now know that being connected to community is vital to our health.
Also, we now have a deeper and more nuanced understanding of ourselves and our own needs. For example, how are loneliness, solitude and isolation different? Can we be lonely when we are surrounded by people? If so, how then can we be completely whole when alone for extended periods of time? And what role does love play in this equation? How do our expectations fit into our circumstances?
Key to all of this is how we both crave and then cultivate a healthy and helpful community. What we have learned is that, at its core, this is what it means to be the church.
In March 2020, former Surgeon General of the United States, Dr. Vivek Murthy released a book of culled research on community, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes LonelyWorld. This book was researched and written prior to the pandemic, but it could not have been more timely!
Dr. Murthy’s primary conclusion is that “we are hard wired for community.” Over the course of our Christian history, based extensively on the words of Jesus, we already knew this about ourselves. Dr. Murthy’s research gives us the science behind the beauty of Christian community.
As we progress into the fall, who knows when we will be able to gather.
Two things are for certain, however. The first is that we will survive whatever our circumstances with a deeper understanding of our innate needs. Second, we will joyously celebrate when the time comes when we can worship our Lord, side-by-side!
Series Scripture Readings for Weekly Worship & Sermon Topics
August 9: From where does loneliness come? – John 14:8-31
We all experience loneliness, but why do we in some instances and not others? Jesus makes it clear that he is always with us, but feeling the presence of God is not always easy.
August 16: What is our culture? – Luke 12:13-21
Our nation’s culture is one of wealth. This is all good, until, of course, it is not. Does wealth create or destroy community?
August 23: What do you expect? – Matthew 11:25-29
Loneliness is primarily connected with expectations. It is also directly connected to our habits. What do you expect?
August 30: Who are you, really? – John 3:11-17
We get so wound up in who we think we ought to be. All meaningful connections begin with understanding who we really are, especially in the eyes of God.
September 6: Strength in Community – John 15:1-17
One can only find fulfillment in community when the community is right. Surrounding yourself with faithful people is the key to being whole.
September 13: What connections have you cultivated? – Matthew 5:13-20
Community does not happen by accident. How hard do you work on community? “Letting your light shine” is not very easy!
September 20: A Letter to your Children – Hebrews 11:1-3 & 12:1-3
Dr. Murthy ends his book with a letter to his children, one that he hopes will endure for them. We see the same in the book Hebrews. Have you ever penned a letter to your child(ren)? Are you willing to try?
September 27: A family of families – Mark 3:19b-27 & 31-35
Family can be our greatest asset, but also, at times, a liability. Church is truly about being a family of faith, one that Jesus relied on himself.