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.
Worship Series: Blessed
If all goes as we hope and plan, on Thanksgiving day we will sit down to a meal with our family and friends. We will look at the abundance placed before us and our heart will swell with a feeling we can only describe as being “blessed.” Even those who are minimally faithful will experience this feeling. We know our blessings come from beyond ourselves. More than an understanding of our good fortune, and greater than our financial, professional and relational successes, being blessed resides in a deeply rooted experience of God’s grace.
Why is it that this seems so closely aligned with fall and Thanksgiving? Shouldn’t we cultivate this all year? Is this possible? Isn’t this a goal, to live a “blessed” life?
In his Gospel, Matthew delves into what it means to be blessed. Written after the fall of Jerusalem, Matthew seeks to give meaning to those who wonder why it happened. Matthew’s focus is on how Jesus taught the basics of a blessed life.
A reading plan is available at the Welcome Center or you can download your copy here.
What does it take to maintain the experience of God’s blessings? How can we understand true blessings over what our society tells us is “success.” We know it has to do with our heart, but how can we cultivate this feeling of blessedness that yields satisfaction? Gather in community, with family and friends at Sheridan. Let us worship, learn and serve together – deeply experiencing God’s blessings.
Series Scripture Readings for Weekly Worship & Sermon Topics
October 19/20: How Did We Get Here? – Matthew 4:23-5:3 & 17-20
The story of God’s people in Jesus’ day is, in many ways, similar to ours today. As a teacher, Jesus seeks to show where we are deficient and how we might grow in ways to experience the best of life.
October 26/27: Integrity – Matthew 5:1-5 & 7:19-23
In a world in which one’s word is seemingly deemphasized, why does integrity matter? It certainly must, as Jesus was deeply concerned that our words match our actions. How well do you feel you do with regard to integrity? How well would those closest to you say you do with integrity?
November 2/3: Hypocrisy – Matthew 5:1-7 & 11:25-30 & 23:1-4
How often do we find ourselves doing one thing, while thinking another? Hypocrisy of thought, motives and even our feelings cut to the core of who we really are. Until we are able to regularly align our deepest motivations, a true sense of blessedness will allude us.
November 9/10: The Power of Blessings – Matthew 5:1-9 & 6:25-34
Our ways of greeting people have a long history. Literally our words indicate being blessed by a new person and bless them on their way as they leave. In Jesus’ day, and throughout the history of God’s people, it was believed that proclaiming a blessing was a powerful thing. We help make blessings happen! Can we continue to make this happen in the lives of others? Are you motivated to be a blessing?
November 16/17: Being Perfect – Matthew 5:1-12 & 43-48
It seems odd that Jesus would call us to “be perfect.” Lots of pressure, for sure! But what is that perfection and how can we strive for it? Love is the key.
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 highlights 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