This Sunday's Worship Materials can be found in the "Featured Sermon" below. From June 16 - August 11 we will meet in person at **Tuscarora High School**, and the service is also livestreamed on our YouTube channel.

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Heart Prep for Sunday, July 14th

It's been a busy summer already; I hope you're getting some time away. First, we need to remember our Missions Team, who heads to the field on Saturday. For the 4th year in a row, we'll have 17 people serving in Fairmont, WV. They'll be working on construction (someone's getting a new roof!) and then visiting a nursing home and doing some crafts with the residents there. A...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, July 7th

There's a lot going on this Sunday. First up, we're continuing our Sunday School series on"Christianity and Cultural Issues." We're moving into the realm of technology this week and will be talking about"The Impact of Social Media." It seems that there's new articles nearly every day on the negative effects Social Media has on us and our families, so we'll be looking at th...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, June 23rd

Well, we survived our first Sunday at Tuscarora High School, where we will be meeting this summer.You may have noticed that we've had a lot of visitors this month, please go out of your way to welcome them and help them feel at home. This week, we also begin a new Sunday School series on "Christianity and Cultural Issues."I'm going to start with a class on "Cultural Intel...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, June 30th

This Sunday, we're going to be looking at the Parable of the Good Samaritan from Luke 10:25-37. It's such a well-known passage, that there are laws named after it protecting people who go out of their way to help people in need. And yet, I don't think that the parable is even the main point of the passage. Rather, it's simply a tool that Jesus uses to highlight our sinfuln...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, June 16th

This Sunday should be filled with rejoicing and adventure. We will be rejoicing because we're going to be celebrating our graduating high school seniors and baptizing a covenant child. It'll be an adventure because this is our first Sunday at Tuscarora High School. Hopefully everything will run without any issues, but flexibility and grace will probably be necessary at som...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, June 9th

This week we'll be back inLuke 9:18-27, where we have the great profession of faith by the Apostle Peter. This "great confession" is considered the lynchpin of The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Most of the demonstrations of Jesus' power, and His teaching before large crowds, are now over, and the focus of His ministry shifts to His disciples.We're entering into a tim...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, June 2nd

Please be in prayer for our Officer Retreat this weekend. Our guest speaker for the retreat and this Sunday will be Rev. Fred Greco, Pastor of Christ Church PCA in Katy, TX (a suburb of Houston). Fred grew up in the Buffalo, NY area, and studied Classics and History at the University of Buffalo, and then moved on to an M.A. in Classics at the University of Chicago, followe...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, May 26th

This is the time of year when lots of things happen. It's graduation season, the end of spring sports, and the beginning of summer vacation season too. The end of May is always a chaotic time, and for me, this year is especially so. The session has had a ton of meetings over the last 5-6 weeks. We've had officer candidate training meetings, officer candidate exams, a congr...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, May 12th

Hello everyone! I know it's odd to see my name attached to one of these. It's weird for me too. In case you didn't know, I'll be preaching this coming Lord's Day (first time ever!). Our scripture passage is Matthew 8:23-34, and the topic is "Jesus is Lord." I encourage you to read it before finishing this "Heart Prep" because everything that follows will make a whole lot m...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, May 19th

This week we'll be inMatthew14:13-21,where Jesus tries to get away, the crowds follow Him, He spends the day preaching, teaching, and healing them, and then His disciples present Him with the problem of too many people and not enough food. And so Jesus feeds them.We have come once again to one of those very familiar gospel stories, the miracle of Jesus feeding the five tho...

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