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Saturday at 5:30pm
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 twice a month. All people of all ages and all faith traditions are welcome!
Want to join us online instead? Join us for worship online live: Sundays at 9:45am.
Winter Worship Series: Anxious Days
We’ve all seen the headlines. Our children are facing increasing amounts of anxiety. Financial hardship is creating stress. Prescriptions for anti-anxiety medicines have soared in the last five years. We are all so anxious! Even phenomenon like “the Great Resignation” have been linked to anxiety and frustration. The events of the last few years seemingly has turned our stress-filled lives into a spiral of anxiety. How can we manage this?
As we regularly do at the start of the year, worship at Sheridan will focus on an issue which we would benefit in “resolving.” This year we will resolve to intentionally reflect on managing our anxiety. Even more, we will focus on the teaching of Pastor Steve Cuss and reading his book, Managing Leadership Anxiety. Pastor Cuss has extensive training in the study of anxiety and how to discern what is ours to work on and what comes to us from outside of ourselves.
Pastor Cuss is also deeply rooted in the stories of Jesus and the writings of the Apostle Paul, which will be our focus in worship. Pastor Cuss will be with us to preach in worship the weekend of January 27/28, and he will also lead our Council and Staff Retreat. (Thanks to our Sheridan Foundation!) As a pastor of a large church outside of Colorado Springs, we are excited to have his wisdom in our midst.
We will learn to come to an understanding of what is going on within us that fuels our anxiety. We will discover how to discern the systems at play that cause us to respond anxiously. Immersing ourselves in the wisdom of Jesus and the writings of Paul, we will hear how they call us to a life beyond our fears. Even more, they model for us the skills and strength to live into our faith.
This is the time of year when we make New Year’s resolutions. What better a resolution than to manage our anxiety and to live more deeply into our faith?
Come worship in the New Year and be uplifted by community and personal growth!
January 7/8: The Anxiety Gap – Romans 5:1-5
Self-awareness is the key to leadership. Self-awareness is the key to life. So much of our anxiety revolves around a lack of what is really going on inside of us. When we become more self-aware, we begin to be able to reduce our anxiety.
January 14/15: How the Gospel Works – Matthew 16:24-28
So often we have the Gospel backwards, we seek independence and then expect God to fix our problems. In actuality, the gospel is quite the opposite. We need to learn to depend on God to give us strength in the midst of all that we face. Knowing this and trusting in our ability to adapt to most hardship tends to lessen our anxiety.
January 21/22: Sources of Anxiety – Romans 7:15-20
Self-doubt, being a lone wolf, negative self-image and blind spots in our self-perceptions are some of the ways we put so much pressure on ourselves. Can we learn that “God is already where I am heading?”
January 28/29: Pastor Steve Cuss – Philippians 4:4-9
Pastor Steve Cuss, author of Managing Leadership Anxiety will preach this weekend. We look forward to his wisdom. He writes that there is a gap between what we know and what we think we know. We look forward to growing in knowledge and faith.
February 4/5: Relational Anxiety – Galatians 6:7-10
Few things create more stress than broken relationships. Pastor Steve gives great insights into communication, triangulation, double-binds and mixed messages. The Apostle Paul encourages us to be our best in our relationships.
February 11/12: Family Systems – 1 Corinthians 12:14-26
Do you look at your family as a system? Can you see how your family of origin shaped you? Pastor Cuss says that “people react to content, but are shaped by process.” When we understand the processes and systems that shape us, we can grow in our ability to live well.
February 18/19: Tools – Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Reflecting on your ability to listen and forgive, to see where your “thin places” are, each of these will increase your capacity to see what is true and to lower your anxiety. The Apostle Paul believes that an ability to forgive is a direct measure to our faith we have in Jesus’ death for us. Forgiveness brings contentment.