Join us for worship in person or online via our Livestream.
Saturday at 5:30pm – resumes Sept. 11, 2021
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!
Want to join us online instead? Join us for worship online live: Sundays at 9:45am.
Worship at Sheridan Lutheran Church
Fall Worship Series: Principles
If we hear that someone is described as being “principled” we know it to be a compliment. We may even feel a bit of envy, wishing that we ourselves could be thought of in this way. But what are our principles? Where do they come from? What is the process for living them out? Worship this fall will help us do just that!
Principles can be tricky in that they require a great deal of reflection, self-awareness and brutal honesty to develop. In today’s world, few people take the time to do this hard work. Even more, the temptation is to use principles we think we want, rather than those that emerge from within us.
Christians have often promoted biblical principles, yet the church has quite generally used the commitment to principles as the means by which to judge others. The result has been the exact opposite of what needs to happen. The church has pushed away those who are struggling to find themselves, the very people we should be seeking to support, those seeking to find principles to live by. The church has not encouraged the exploration of principles, but rather suppressed it.
During the fall we will collectively be on a journey to discover a sense of our personal and collective principles. The challenge for each worshiper will be actually taking the time to do this type of reflection. Each will also be challenged to focus on one, singular most important principle in life. With so many biblical principles that we collectively profess, most find it overwhelming and confusing to try to understand Christian principles.
In his 2017 book, Principles, Ray Dalio, hedge fund developer and one of the most materially successful people in the world, teaches that we should come to understand ourselves and then organize our life around just a few principles. These principles should reflect who we are and how we want to grow. This will be our work this fall.
So, what is a principle that is the most important to you? Is it biblical? Is it what defines you — or what you want to define you? Does your faith inform your principles? Don’t you think it should? Can we, in this “back-to-school” season, promote this higher learning? Come worship and find out!
August 15: Love! — John 13:33-35
We begin our fall season with a Backpack Sunday Celebration and Ministry Fair and the most basic of all Christian principles, that we should love.
August 22: Learning — Psalm 25:4-12
Our third-graders will receive their Bibles today as we all hear of the principle of being a lifelong learner in the faith.
August 29: Trust — Proverbs 3:1-8
As our children assimilate into school and we settle into family routines, coping with all that is new can be scary. Developing our ability to trust in the Lord is a key to coping.
September 5: Stewardship — 2 Corinthians 9:6-12
On this Labor Day weekend, we hear how we are to do our work, namely making the most out of every portion of our lives. Stewardship is work, that work which leads to fulfillment.
September 11/12: Wisdom — Matthew 7:24-29
On Rally Day we welcome the children back to Faith Formation and we remember that it is not simply information that we want them to receive, but rather God’s wisdom.
September 18/19: Compassion — Mark 6:30-44
When Jesus meets those who were blindly searching, he has compassion upon them. What we learn from him is that compassion is more than a feeling, it is a doing.
September 25-26: Humility — Luke 14:1-:11
Jesus calls us to humility, and in this world of self-promotion and our desire to put others on pedestals, we reflect on whether we really see humility as a principle to live by.
October 2/3: Joy: Philippians 4:4-9
Christians have often been stereotyped as being overly happy — as if that were a bad thing! How can we cultivate joy; a joy which remains despite the pain we see in our world?
October 9/10: Courage — 2 Timothy 1:3-10
As we commission our Pine Ridge Immersion Trip participants, we hear of the biblical principle of courage, which is being able to join in suffering and acknowledge our role in it.
October 16/17: Integrity — Luke 16:10-15
Living without principles allows us to justify our bad behavior, apart from our hearts. God sees our hearts and wishes more for us, especially because once we start justifying the little things, our lives can quickly become out of control.