Worship

Our worship services are focused on Christ and His grace and mercy for us. We use a variety of liturgies, Scripture readings that follow the church year, hymns and songs which relate to the theme of the day or the season, and a message that is usually based on one of the Scripture readings. On the second, fourth, and fifth Sundays there is also a children's message. And from time-to-time you can also expect a surprise.

Advent & Christmas Worship Opportunities

We welcome you and encourage you to bring a friend.

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Worship Times

Wednesday Evening: “One God, many gods” - Join anytime. Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
"One God, many gods" is the name of the new Bible Study for Wednesday night. The study will provide information on 12 of the world's relgions and will compare them to Christianity.

Everyone is invited to attend whether you have never attended a Bible Study before or whether you are a longtime student. The class will meet each week from 7-8 p.m. at the church.  If you have any questions about the class, contact Pastor Lampe at 417-366-3597.

 



Sunday Schedule
9:00 AM - Adult Happy Half Hour. Thirty minutes for adult biblical instruction. Currently we are using video based studies to grow in our understanding of issues that followers of Christ face in their daily lives. When we complete one series we choose another.

Happy Half Hour to Study Genesis
Started a new video series "Stuff They Didn't Teach Me in Sunday School" about Genesis. We have all heard the Genesis stories before, but this series can help us gain a deeper insight and appreciation for these familiar stories, and may even help us see some of them in a brand new way. Please join us for this new series.

9:00 AM - Youth Sunday School. Thirty minute lessons for youth age Pre-K through 8th grade.

9:30 AM - Fellowship Time. A wonderful time of fellowship between adults and youth as we enjoy treats, coffee, and refreshments.

10:00 AM - Worship Service. Time to partake in the worship of our God.
             Holy Communion - 1st and 3rd Sunday's.

Wednesday Evening
7:00 PM - Most the Gospel readings this year will be from Mark so hopefully it will tie in well. It's the earliest and shortest of the four Gospels and maybe the one we hear the least about. The book of Mark is a Gospel that contains narrative history, sermons, parables, and some prophetic oracles.  This Gospel has somewhat of an emphasis in miracles (27 total) which is significantly more than any of the other Gospels.  The key word in Mark is "immediately" which is used 34 times causing the reader to move from one account to the next rapidly.  Mark is the shortest of the synoptic gospels and was written about 64 A.D.  The key personalities of this book are Jesus Christ, His twelve disciples, Jewish religious leaders, Pilate, and John the Baptist.



Holy Communion

Holy Communion is celebrated on the first and third Sunday of the month. We believe and teach that the body and blood of Jesus Christ are truly present in and with the bread and the wine in the sacrament of Holy Communion. It is our belief that this sacrament is received by the penitent believing Christians assuring them of the forgiveness of sins of their sins and strengthening their faith.
References: Matthew 26:26-28; 1 Corinthians 10:16

Weekly Readings

Scripture readings are listed below. You can click on the speaker icon to listen to the readings. Oral reading consist of entire chapter, not specific verses. Or you may read or print all of the weekly readings by clicking on the book icon at the end.

Sunday December 2, 2018 - First Sunday of Advent
Jeremiah 33:14-16 Sound glyph; Psalm 25:1-10 Sound glyph; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Sound glyph; Luke 21:25-36 Sound glyph    Read glyph

Sunday December 9, 2018 - Second Sunday of Advent
Malachi 3:1-7b Sound glyph; Psalm 66:1-12 Sound glyph; Philippians 1:2-11 Sound glyph; Luke 3:1-14 Sound glyph    Read glyph

Sunday December 16, 2018 - Third Sunday of Advent
Zephaniah 3:14-20 Sound glyph; Psalm 85 Sound glyph; Philippians 4:4-7 Sound glyph; Luke 7:18-28, 29-35 Sound glyph    Read glyph

Sunday December 23, 2018 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Micah 5:2-5a Sound glyph; Psalm 80:1-7 Sound glyph; Hebrews 10:5-10 Sound glyph; Luke 1:39-45, 46-56 Sound glyph    Read glyph

Monday December 24, 2018 - Christmas Eve
Isaiah 9:2-7 Sound glyph; Psalm 96 Sound glyph; Titus 2:11-14 Sound glyph; Luke 2:1-14, 15-20 Sound glyph    Read glyph

Tuesday December 25, 2018 - Christmas Day
Isaiah 52:7-10 Sound glyph; Psalm 2 Sound glyph; Hebrews 1:1-6, 7-12 Sound glyph; John 1:1-14, 15-18 Sound glyph    Read glyph

Sunday December 30, 2018 - First Sunday in Christmas
Exodus 13:1-3a, 11-15 Sound glyph; Psalm 111 Sound glyph; Colossians 3:12-17 Sound glyph; Luke 2:22-40 Sound glyph    Read glyph

Sunday January 6, 2019 - Feast of the Epiphany
Isaiah 60:1-6 Sound glyph; Psalm 72:1-11,12-15 Sound glyph; Ephesians 3:1-12 Sound glyph; Matthew 2:1-12 Sound glyph    Read glyph

Sunday January 13, 2019 - Baptism of Our Lord
Isaiah 43:1-7 Sound glyph; Psalm 29 Sound glyph; Romans 6:1-11 Sound glyph; Luke 3:15-22 Sound glyph    Read glyph

Sermons

Can't make it one Sunday? Want to go back and hear the sermon again? Want to share the sermon with a friend?

Each week we post the sermons for you to be able to listen to at your convenience. Highlight the desired selection and press the play button at the top of the player. Make sure your sound is up on your computer. Enjoy them over and over again or share with a friend! They are also posted on our Facebook page.