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.
Hear What I Mean Worship Series
We spend a lot of time talking past one another. Have you noticed this? So many people love to talk, most want to be heard, but how well do we listen? Not very well, it appears.
Between talk radio, sports and political call-in shows as well as the endless stream of analysis, we hear people talking at us and have very few people actually speaking with us. We all have people in our lives who we experience as never fully listening, but rather are immersed in their own thoughts of what they will say next. Relating to them is often a challenge.
The single greatest commitment any of us can make in our relationships is to become a better listener. Even more, figuring out what a person is communicating is often different than hearing the exact words they’re saying. Listening to the meaning beyond the words becomes a necessary skill in understanding the needs of others. The better we can accomplish this, the stronger our relationships will be.
In several places in the Bible, we hear God instruct people that they should listen for and obey his voice. Jesus reiterates this in his lifetime. However, some of what we hear is very confusing and therefore hard to follow. It is no wonder Christians have always seemed to struggle. God’s Word can be hard to follow, and rarely do we commit to listening for God’s still small voice in the midst of a world filled with noise.
Jesus says we should “take heed of what we hear” (Mark 4:24) and he also says we should “take heed how we hear” (Luke 8:18). Both matter when it comes to the development of our spiritual lives. When it comes right down to it, being a good listener is a skill. In fact, it is a skill that is seemingly less evident in today’s world. Even more, it is a skill that is in high demand! How can we learn to better receive the intended message, rather than focusing exclusively on what is being said? Being able to do this would certainly improve our lives – whether it is in our families, marriages, friendships or professional relationships.
In this series we will look at some of the more difficult passages in the Bible and the meaning behind them.
April 27 & 28: The Sacrifice of IsaacGenesis 22:1-18
Abraham hears God’s voice and nearly does the unthinkable in sacrificing his son. Why would a God of love call anyone to do such things? What is the purpose of sacrifice?
May 4 & 5: The Lion’s DenDaniel 6:19-24
The children’s story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den isn’t only a children story if you read it to the end. What reason could there be for such retribution?
May 11 & 12: Household Codes1 Peter 3:8-11
On Mother’s Day we will face one of the toughest texts in the Bible for us. We will explore how unity, a tender heart and humility are that which God wishes in married life and in our treatment of one another within our families.
May 18 & 19: The Lord’s SupperMatthew 26:17-19 & 26-29
Sometimes those who are raised Christian take for granted the Lord’s Supper. Early Christians struggled with what it meant, as do many unchurched today. The words are very jarring. When you think of it, why did Jesus talk about it in this way?
May 25 & 26: Following JesusMatthew 8:18-22
At times Jesus sounds pretty insensitive to those who follow him. Why, in these moments, does he not hear the pain of others? We will explore the way Jesus communicates and envision how we should also communicate.
June 1 & 2: The Dishonest ManagerLuke 16:1-9
How can we possibly make sense of Jesus honoring one who cheats and steals? Does this give us an excuse to do the same? What does faithfulness look like to Jesus?
June 8 & 9: The Cursed TreeMark 11:12-14, 20-26
In what appears to be a coming together of both Jesus’ human and divine realms, Jesus curses a fig tree. What could be interpreted as a tantrum, we stuck learning a lesson that makes us take pause.
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 email@example.com
If you want to get involved with the worship arts ministry at Sheridan, contact Molly Schmit at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to get involved with the Wednesdays @ the Well ministry, contact Brenda Carpenter at email@example.com
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