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 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!
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.
Boundless Compassion Worship Series
Compassion. It is what we all seek at the deepest level of our soul. True compassion is the essence of being fully understood. We want to be known and we want to be affirmed, by others and also by God. Even and amidst our own limitations, we seek to know that we are worthy enough to love. We are always aware that we are terribly broken and sinful. But despite understanding our failures, we still long for compassion that exceeds our deserving.
Jesus had an ability to give us what we need. He gave what can only be described as, “boundless compassion.” This is one of Jesus’ defining qualities. At each moment on his journey to the Cross, Jesus took the time to be compassionate. The depth of Jesus’ compassion reveals for us the very nature of God. God chose to send a portion of his very self to us to overcome our sinfulness. And Jesus did this so well, it led him to die for us all.
Some leaders at Sheridan have gone through a process of spiritual exploration, based on the writings of Joyce Rupp. Boundless Compassion is a process, reflecting the love of God and the life of Jesus, which gives us practical help in growing our compassionate response to the world.
During Lent we will examine the compassionate love of God and the choices Jesus made on the way to the Cross. We will come to understand that Jesus still remains compassionate and how he gives us what we need by understanding us and dying for us.
Lent is a time for worship and Lent is a time to be known by our compassionate Savior. We pray that Lent will be a time in which you will hear God’s call to be more fully understood and to grow your ability to be compassionate within your heart, so that you can share compassion with the world.
March 9 & 10: GethsemaneMark 1:35-39, Mark 14:32-42
The root of all compassion comes from within. Jesus, throughout his entire ministry, was always committed to seeking refuge and to connecting to God, his compassionate Father. At Gethsemane, we see Jesus compassionately working through his human struggle and honoring his divine responsibility.
March 16 & 17: CaiaphasJohn 11:45-50, Matthew 26:27, 62-66, Luke 23:33-34
As the leader of the Temple, Caiaphas would have been tasked with keeping the order. Perfection was expected. All things had to be “without flaw.” The problem with perfection is that it leads to judgement. By his very nature, Jesus stood against everything Caiaphas worked for, and yet Jesus still showed forgiveness.
March 23 & 24: JudasJohn 12:1-8, Matthew 26:14-16, 20-24, Luke 22:47-48
Much has been made of what might have motivated Judas. Could it have simply been greed? Jewish culture was very much one of the “haves and have-nots.” In our efforts to have it all, our selfishness drives compassion from us, too. So when Jesus shows compassion for Judas, he also show it to us.
March 30 & 31: PeterLuke 22:31-34, 54-62
Our walk in the Christian faith is always a journey. Peter learns this lesson the hard way. As the leader of the disciples, Peter was admired, but he also serves as the example for us all, as he was humbled by his denial and the reality of his selfishness. Jesus shows more compassion to Peter than to any other individual. Studying Peter brings us comfort.
April 6 & 7: MaryJohn 2:1-11, John 19:25b-29
Mary is venerated by Catholics, which has led to the downplaying of her significance by others. We don’t have many details of her life, but we do lean on the vision that Mary built a life of compassion. She raised her son, set him off in ministry and watched him fulfill his mission, dying for the sake of the world. Even more, she was an active part of his final moments. Mary makes compassion real and she shows the power of a compassionate life.
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