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 8:30am worship and twice a month at 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: A New Look
The new year invites us to take a new look at things. After some reflection on what isn’t working in our lives, we “resolve” to make changes. Taking a new and fresh look at each area of our life keeps us healthy. But are there areas of our life we neglect to make changes? Are there places that go without a deep and thorough reflection?
Often overlooked are our faith and our financial lives. Why? Perhaps it is because we are comfortable enough and not in any immediate peril. The problem is that we fail to reflect as we should and therefore fail to grow. We become stagnant in our faith and our faithful practices.
One goal of our Sheridan ministries is to assist each member of our community to live a life of contentment. The secret to this is not simply a “me and Jesus” thing – based on what Jesus has done for me. Rather, true contentment is rooted in a life lived for Jesus. It is a life lived with a sense of sacrifice. Even more, the nature of that sacrifice is in every area of our living. We cannot pick and choose which portions of our life will be given over to God. Jesus calls us to give our whole life as a sacrifice.
For the weeks of worship in January and February, we will begin reflecting on our relationship to God. Given that Jesus preached more about money than any other topic, our often ignored financial life will be the focus on our reflection. Jesus was clear that this area of our life shines more light on our faith than anything else. We will look deeply into our relationship with our finances.
Over the course of this series, everyone who calls Sheridan home will be asked to take a new and deeper look at their financial life and make an intentional pledge of support to the ministry in terms of time, talent and treasure. Even if nothing changes for you, the process of intentional, spiritual analysis will bring you clarity, satisfaction and contentment. Beyond worship, educational materials on giving, our church budget and financial health will be readily available as tools for assistance.
Worship with us and grow closer to contentment as we complete a process and take a new look at our relationship with our finances.
January 7 & 8: ContentmentPhilippians 4:4-13
How often are you consumed by financial concerns? One of the strange things about our cultural expression of the church is that somehow it has been interpreted that our financial lives ought to be separate from our faith. Jesus certainly would disagree. As the model of a faithful disciple Paul describes a sense of contentment that we should emulate. How can we get to a place of being truly satisfied with who we are and how much we have?
January 14 & 15: DeterminedMatthew 6:19-24
No matter what we want out of life, determination is needed in order to get there. The same holds true with our financial lives. We have to be determined to reach our financial goals. Oddly enough, Jesus makes a claim about determination that will sound odd to our ears. We have much more power than we think we do and our choices will determine what we become.
January 21 & 22: Acquire2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Relationships are complicated – especially our relationship with our finances. Do you reflect on your vocation and the importance it has in your life and identity? Making a living should never become an end in itself. We should rather focus on making a life.
January 28 & 29: RegardDeuteronomy 8:11-18
What does your financial situation say about you? How highly or lowly do you regard yourself based on your assets? The problem with prosperity is that it usually leads to spiritual amnesia. Blessings abound, but God’s calling is to remember that our finances are a tool to be used not the definition of who we are.
February 4 & 5: ManageLuke 19:11-27
According to Jesus, a sign of our faithfulness is linked to our intentionality. Poor choices we make with regard to managing our finances often offset the good intentions we have for ourselves. Jesus is bold about this and calls us to best practices in our faith and finances.
February 11 & 12: SpendLuke 12:13-21
We are at our best when serving others rather than when we compete with them. The Bible is clear, our life has less to do with our level of wealth and more to do with how intentional we are about our finances. Jesus wants us not to be a fool about this.
February 18 & 19: Set ApartRomans 12:1-3
When we make decisions based on our faith, we find ourselves being non-conformists to our societal norms. Strange how we seem comfortable with this on so many levels, but how our financial lives are more of a challenge. We are called to be set apart from this world, and this can be a good thing!
February 25 & 26: Great ExpectationsLuke 12:41-48
In our day-to-day experience we tend to think of ourselves as financially strapped. We forget that by worldly standards we are incredibly blessed. Perhaps part of why we convince ourselves of our poverty is because we fear the expectations that might be placed upon us. What a joy to be so blessed and to live so honestly with ourselves and God.
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, Time Warner Channel 13. Our Sunday worship is able to be viewed at:
- Thursday night at 7:30
- Friday afternoon at 12:30
- Sunday morning at 11:30