This Sunday's Worship Materials can be found in the "Featured Sermon" below. We meet in person at Harper Park Middle School, and the service is also livestreamed on our YouTube channel.

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Heart Prep for Sunday, February 18th

Thanks to everyone who's been praying and providing for Joanne. It is much appreciated. It will be a long road to a full recovery.This Sunday we come to another event that Jesus is well known for His calling of the first group of disciples. But how He does it is what's striking here. Remember Jesus was a carpenter from Nazareth (an inland village) who comes to the Sea of ...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, February 11th

Thanks to all who have been praying for Joanne.I'll keep you updated on our FB group and Realm. This Sunday we've come to something that Jesus is well known for His healing of those who are physically suffering.Jesus meets several people that others don't want to be around.And while He heals many people in the gospels, we're going to look at two in particular one leper,...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, February 4th

Have you ever had the wonder of something fade in your mind? The first time you kissed your spouse when you were dating was (hopefully) a wonderous experience. But after locking lips for the next 5-10 years, the thrill of the kiss wears off.In some cases, it can be easy to take the wonderful almost for granted. There's a phrase for this: Familiarity breeds contempt. And ou...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, January 21st

This Sunday we've come to one of the major events in Jesus' life.It's one of only a few stories of His life that are present in all four gospels.The narrative of His birth isn't in all the gospels.The temptation isn't in all the gospels.Most of His miracles and parables aren't in all the gospels.The Beatitudes aren't, The Lord's Prayer isn't, not even the raising of Lazaru...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, January 28th

This Sunday we've come to another major event in Jesus' life His temptation in the wilderness.Jesus is challenged with three temptations, and He fends them off with Scripture.Sounds easy, right?Not so fast.There are some things going on here underneath the surface that make this event incredibly significant. We're continuing our series on the life of Christ,Walking with ...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, January 14th

This Sunday we've come to what, at first glance, feels like a pretty ordinary story. But it's anything but. And that's not because of what happens, but how little we know about what happens. We're continuing in our series on the life of Christ,Walking with Jesus: A Year with the Saviorand we've come to the story of when Jesus was accidently left behind in the Temple, when ...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, January 7th

This Sunday ends the season of Christmas with Epiphany. For all you lapsed Anglicans (like me), this is Epiphany Sunday. Epiphany celebrates the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles. And it's this Sunday because tradition says that the Wise Men came to visit the Christ Child twelve days after Christmas (and that's where "The Twelve Days of Christmas" comes from).And bel...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, December 31st

This Sunday, with Advent being over, we find ourselves in the season of Christmas. On top of that, Sunday is the last day of the year, and on Monday we start yet another year. It's out with the old and in with the new. There will be a lot of memes showing 2023 as Father Time and 2024 as a newborn babe.And believe it or not, all of that fits with our passage for this Sunday...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, December 24th

As Christmas Day marches toward us, I hope that you've gotten everything squared away so that you can simply enjoy the holiday. From the pastors, staff, elders, and deacons, we wish you a safe and happy Christmas! Just a quick reminder that we will be having Sunday School and worship as usual this Sunday, even though it is Christmas Eve. We will also be having a Christmas ...

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Heart Prep for Sunday, December 17th

This Sunday, we're in our third week of Advent and our third week in our new series on the life of Christ,Walking with Jesus: A Year with the Savior. The first week we were in the Gospel of Luke where we saw the birth of Christ foretold, last week we waded through the genealogy of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew, and now this week we turn to the Gospel of John where we fin...

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