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! 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.
Traditions Worship Schedule
The holidays are laden with traditions. Something deep inside us calls us to our traditions. It could be the changing of the season – the increased darkness and the colder temperatures. It could be our culture – the media blitz and the marketing that portrays nostalgia. It is hard to put one’s finger on it, but we generally feel called toward tradition during the holidays.
The original meaning of the word “tradition” is something that is handed down from generation to generation. It is very much linked to the Law in the Old Testament. Traditions have an interesting way of infesting our culture. We choose some traditions and yet others seem to be dictated to us by society. Not all traditions are old. As a matter of fact, some of our strongest traditions have only been around for one generation.
From where do our traditions come? How are they chosen and by whom? Isn’t it odd that we have our own traditions, but then we also have collective traditions during the holiday season? What does God think about the things we seem to hold as “sacred?” Are traditions important to follow, even if we follow them poorly?
These and other questions will be explored in worship during November and December. We will look at our take on traditions through the eyes of faith, and perhaps we will learn to take more control of our traditions. We can shape them and truly give to our family – from one generation to another – traditions that reflect the love of God in Christ Jesus.
November 3 & 4: HopeJoel 2:23-29
Traditions usually point back to an idyllic time; or at least a time that we choose to remember with rose-colored glasses. Joel looks back to a troubled time and inserts hope. Our human foil is to always look backward with fondness and look forward with peril. God wishes for it to be the other way. Our future is secure, we simply need to live into it.
November 10 & 11: Meal1 Corinthians 11:1, 17-26
Many will spend the next two weeks preparing for Thanksgiving, where the culmination of our gathering is all about the meal. Can we do this wrong? Certainly the turkey can be too dry and the cranberry dressing too runny. Yet given the opulence of the day, perhaps we should take a look at what Paul says about excess and the spiritual needs that get met when we gather around the table.
November 17 & 18: DecoratingEphesians 4:25-5:2
Why is it that we decorate? We do so because we hope we can reflect the true meaning of the season. Have you ever considered decorating your soul? If so, what would that look like? What would need to be removed before the decorations could shine? Paul gives us insights into how we might reflect exactly who God wants us to be.
November 24 & 25: GiftsLuke 1:39-55
Mary was ready to deliver God’s greatest gift to the world, and she approached it selflessly. During this season of giving, do we lure ourselves into thinking that all of our giving is really for others? Has our gift giving gotten out of control? Is it really better to give than to receive?
December 1 & 2: TreesIsaiah 11:1-9
Jesse’s Tree was the prophecy most tied to the coming of the Messiah. This reference placed trees in the middle of our celebrations of Christmas. How did this tradition get started and what significance does your tree mean to you?
December 8 & 9: MusicPsalm 33:1-11, 20-22
A new Sheridan tradition is our annual Christmas Cantata. Come and hear us wait for the Lord with rejoicing in song!
December 15 & 16: WorshipLuke 1:5-25
Zechariah was a man of worship who was humble before God. Yet when it came time for him to believe in worship, Zechariah fell short. Worship can be a struggle, especially in this season. God wishes more for us, and God will be revealed to us, if we simply shut out all of the noise – including our own voice – and listen.
December 22 & 23: LightJohn 1:1-14
On this, the darkest night of the year, how do we create light? How do we steward light and the hope of the world, Jesus Christ?
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