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
This summer you may be driving down the road and notice an amazing sunset or perhaps see the unbridled joy in the face of your child. You, like millions of people, will take to the road for rest and renewal. Many will be seeking beautiful places. Why is that? What is beautiful? How can we know beauty?
It has been said beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Yet, we all seem to know it when we see it. Or do we? I think we all have encountered “beautiful people” who engage in some very ugly behaviors. We may even travel to beautiful places that have some pretty appalling histories and have seen expensive pieces of art that seem odd. The question of real beauty is perhaps more complicated and nuanced than we think.
One thing is for certain, beauty is inherently important to us. Beauty brings inspiration and most often, beauty brings us in touch with the divine. Even unbelievers feel connected to God through beauty. Sadly, at times the church has favored theology over beauty and argument over inspiration. It has become clear that part of the problem with the church is the insistence on being “right” rather than being a reflection of a beautiful God.
This summer we will dance with the concept of beauty. As you worship and travel (and listen to Sheridan sermons online!) you will have the opportunity to reflect and share what you think is beautiful, and even more, what you think Jesus would think is beautiful. You may see a towering natural landmark or a random act of kindness to the downtrodden. Report your findings to Sheridan #godsbeautyslc. We plan to report the highlights throughout the summer!
God’s work is full of texts that reveal “God’s glory.” In essence, God’s glory is beauty. How interesting that God, through Jesus, was able to take the ugliest of symbols – the crucifix – and turn it into a symbol of amazing beauty. Classic author, Fyodor Dostoevsky was quoted as saying, “Beauty will save the world.” In terms of the Cross of Christ, he was right.
As you commit to worship this summer, wherever you go, commit to seeing the nuances of what Jesus would see as “beautiful.”
June 15 & 16: Father’s DayJohn 1: 1-5, 10-14
In this iconic passage, John speaks of God’s love as beautiful, likening it to the love between a father and a son. As we celebrate Father’s Day, what better way to learn about true beauty.
June 22 & 23: Seeking God’s BeautyExodus 33:12-23
Moses, in the midst of all the hardships, was persistent in seeking God. God rewarded Moses on the mountain with privilege of being the only person to see a portion of God’s light. During your mountain top experiences, are you seeking God?
June 29 & 30: Sacrificial LoveMatthew 16:21-28
As we prepare for Independence Day we look at the beauty in sacrifice. Jesus’ disciples had a very difficult time figuring this out, but then again, so do we.
July 6 & 7: Physical Beauty1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Peter 3:3-4, Psalm 139:12-14
We live in a world obsessed with physical beauty. To what end? Why is it that we are so enamored with external beauty when so many beautiful people are so ugly on the inside? True beauty is knowing and cultivating God’s image in and through us.
July 13/14: PerseveranceRomans 8:12-17
We experience beauty in the physical aspects of this life. And while we celebrate these moments, Paul reminds us that there is something even more beautiful that awaits us, God’s glory. Events on this earth will turn. Suffering is inevitable. Deep beauty involves trusting in God.
July 20 & 21: Romantic LoveSong of Solomon 2:10-13
In this rarely read book of the Bible, we see the power of romance. Falling in love is intoxicating. How does God call us to live while immersed in passion?
July 27 & 28: NatureMatthew 6:25-34
As many head out on the road to find that which is beautiful, families will be tested by the experience of travel. Stress created by trying to make the “perfect” vacation often turns it into a really ugly reality.
August 3 & 4: Aging2 Corinthians 4:16-18
Our society values that which is young, new and seemingly without flaw. Paul writes about our fragile bodies and how as we age we may come to look beyond our physical imperfections and see the beauty of God’s glory shining through.
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