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.
Current Worship Series: More Than a Story; It’s a Life
Many people look at the characters of the Bible and think of them as “stories.” The truth is, these were real people with real lives! What is so amazing about the witness of the characters in the Bible is how God’s Word impacted them. We can truly see how God moved them and changed their lives to impact the world.
For most of us, the summer is a time when we make memories. We talk in terms of “the story of our lives” and we shape our story through our summertime adventures. In reality, we can shape our story by allowing God’s Word into our experiences and by taking God’s Word with us wherever we go.
This summer we will look at some of the lesser known characters of the Bible and we will investigate how their lives were changed. We will learn from these “stories” how our faith can have a real and practical impact on our living and on the world. Each week we will see an example of faithfulness and question how we might learn to embody that same quality.
Families will be able to supplement worship through “take home bags” that will be available in the Family Life Center. These bags will allow families to take a portion of Sheridan with them as they take adventures and make memories.
Can you shape your story? Absolutely! Disciplining ourselves to see God’s hand in our stories is the best way to ensure our continued spiritual growth.
Come to worship and be in the world as people whose “stories” are real and who can shape their real-life experiences in the world.
June 3 & 4: Naaman2 Kings 5:1, 7-14
Naaman was a powerful man who was sick and hoped to be healed. His attitude was truly the first thing that needed to be changed. Once he had done that, everything else came together. Even Jesus told his story in Luke’s Gospel. Can we learn from Naaman to change our own attitude?
June 10 & 11: Josiah2 Kings 23:1-3, 21-25
Josiah discovered that God’s people were not living in line with God’s wishes. In response, Josiah repented and led his people to do the same. He read God’s Word and did what was necessary to be faithful. Can we devote ourselves to reading God’s Word for guidance?
June 17 & 18: RuthRuth 4:13-17
Ruth’s “story” is one of total sacrifice. By living selflessly, Ruth gained a prominent place in history and ultimately became a descendant of Jesus. Her life serves as an example for all who seek to find true fulfillment. Can we name one sacrifice we are able to make to benefit another?
June 24 & 25: Jonathan1 Samuel 18:1-5
In the days after Samuel, the pressing question was who would be king? Jonathan was thought to be the anointed one, but David emerged. Jonathan did many things of merit, but was ultimately held back by his own failings. What is remarkable about Jonathan is his loyalty to David and the way they partnered for the sake of God’s people. Is it within us to do our best for others, even when things might not turn out best for us?
July 1 & 2: Fourth of JulyWhat qualities do we exhibit that are the best of our nation? What are the ways in which we can make our collective story as a nation, reflective of our story of faith?
July 8 & 9: DorcasActs 9:36-42
Dorcas, also known as Tabitha, was a woman who was raised from the dead by Peter. She was acclaimed for her ability to serve others and was given new life because of her generous heart. Is there some short-term goal for serving that your family could accomplish this summer?
July 15 & 16: BalaamNumbers 24:10-14
Often remembered as “the donkey guy,” Balaam’s story goes beyond his early life. When Balaam gets hired to curse God’s people, he secretly refuses and does what is right according to God’s will, without regard for himself. Balaam is an example of a life of integrity for us, doing the right thing, when only God is watching.
July 22 & 23: ZechariahZechariah 7:8-14
As a prophet trying to unite a broken nation, Zechariah did what he was called to do; he proclaimed a vision for compassion as God sought for the people. He was ultimately stoned to death for his unpopular preaching, but his commitment to compassion remains as a life-lesson for us all. Who can you be kind to today?
July 29 & 30: PhoebeRomans 15:30-16:2
As Paul was ending his missionary journey, he found himself imprisoned and compromised. In order to get the Word proclaimed, he turned to Phoebe as his trustworthy spokesperson. An unusual choice, Paul raises her up because of her character. Are you one who can be trusted?
August 5 & 6: Uzziah2 Chronicles 26:1-10
A lover of the land, Uzziah led God’s people in a strong way. His legacy was tempered because of his pride, but he did much to care for the Promised Land and to show others the importance of stewarding God’s gift of the earth. Can we show our value of the places we travel to?
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, 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