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Route 65 Kids is for children up through 6th grade. This summer we have several events planned for our kids, including some family events like VBS and Fishing with Pastor Pat. CLICK HERE to see the Route 65 Kids' events.
Refuge Student Ministry is for students going into 7th-12th grade. They have several awesome events planned this summer for students to connect and build friendships. CLICK HERE to see the upcoming Refuge events.
This summer our Young Adults is welcoming graduates of the Class of 2023, and goes up through age 29. This summer they'll have a special dinner event to welcome the graduates, a worship night, and a weekly event called Summer Olympics.
CLICK HERE for more information.
We have some great family ministry events this summer. A few highlights include:
4th of July Fun, Fellowship & Fireworks - Tuesday, July 4 @ 7 PM
Ladies Pool & Picnic - Thursday, July 20 @ 6 PM
Vacation Bible School - Week of July 31- August 4 @ 9 AM - 12 PM
Church Family Outdoor Movie Night - Friday, August 11 @ 8 PM
Men's Steak & Chicken Roast - Thursday, August 17 @ 6 PM
Fishing with Pastor Pat - Saturday, August 19 @ 10 AM
Click an event for more details, or click here to see our full calendar.
We have a weekly Bible Study on Wednesday at 11 AM in Room 217 at the church. Pastor Ken leads this study,
and it is a great time of fellowship and diving deeper into God's Word.
- SPECIAL SUMMER NIGHTS: We have some special summer things planned for two Equip nights this summer! On Wednesday, July 12, following EQUIP, we will have LuGia's Ice Cream! Then, on August 16, we will be doing Ice Cream Floats following -- in special color-changing, Greece Assembly cups! Both events are FREE and will immediately follow the classes (at 8 PM). Join us for dinner at 6 PM, Equip classes at 7 PM.
- SUMMER FIRST WEDNESDAY: The first Wednesday of each month we dedicate to coming together as a church family for dinner and a special time of prayer. Our summer First Wednesday will be August 2 at 7 PM. We'll have an Outdoor Church Family Dinner under a large tent at 6 PM. The menu will include pizza, chicken fingers, and salad. Each month, please RSVP for First Wednesday (click here). There is no First Wednesday in July.
- EQUIP: Join us on Wednesday evenings in July ( 12, 19, 26) and August (9, 16, 23, 30) for Equip Nights! There are classes for children, youth, and adults. Dinner is served at 6 PM and classes begin at 7 PM. For more details, CLICK HERE.
GOSPEL PROJECT - Sundays at 9:15 AM (classes for all ages!)
The Gospel Project will take you and your family on a journey through the storyline of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. Click here for more details.
WORSHIP SERVICE - Sundays at 10:30 AM
The summer sermon series is entitled “Respectable Sins.” The title is meant to provoke you to stop, think, and ask the question: are there such sins, sins that are respectable? I believe we will all agree that there are no such things as “respectable” sins, but there are sins in our lives that we tolerate, that we consciously or unconsciously consider “acceptable” behavior. They are so common in our culture and churches that we are blinded to them and deceived into thinking they are not sins at all. But these sins get in the way of our spiritual growth, hurt our relationships, weaken our gospel witness, affect our prayers, and hinder us from living the victorious Christian life.
When we don’t deal with sin, sin will deal with us. Sin starts to metastasize like a spiritual cancer in our marriage, family, and Christian community, harming us and taking root in those around us.
God has called us to be holy, to live as saints (I Corinthians 1:2) and shine as lights in a corrupt and dark world (Matthew 5:16). The word “saints” means “separated.” We have been called out of darkness into His glorious light (I Peter 2:9). We have been set apart for His kingdom’s work. We are gospel people. The gospel teaches us Jesus not only saves us from the wrath of God, but also frees us from sin’s reign over our lives, which enables us to resist sin’s dominion over us. Jesus “gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works” (Titus 2:14).
If we tolerate any particular sin, over the course of time, that sin will grow, will enslave, and will eventually master us. This is why confession is essential. Every time we bring our sin to the cross of Jesus Christ in confession, we grow stronger. Genuine repentance (a change of thinking about sin, a turning away from sin) is always accompanied by confession of specific sins. We have this wonderful promise in I John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Repentance does not make God love us more; rather, it enables us to appreciate His love more. Confession does not earn God’s forgiveness; it enables us to receive His forgiveness.
The LORD offers a message of hope in the profound mercy of the gospel and the transforming grace of God as the means to overcome our subtle sins.
During the sermon series, “Respectable Sins,” we will journey through the New Testament Book of James. The book of James looks like the Old Testament book of Proverbs but dressed up in New Testament clothes. Its consistent focus on practical action in the life of faith is reminiscent of the Wisdom Literature in the Old Testament, encouraging God’s people to act like God’s people. The pages of James are filled with direct commands to pursue a life of holiness, making no excuse for those who do not measure up. In fact, James is quite blunt. In the mind of this early church leader, Christ-followers evidence their faith by walking in a way that is pleasing to the LORD. For James, a faith that does not produce real life change is a faith that is missing the mark. “Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead” (James 2:17).
Join me and the pastoral team as we teach and preach through the book of James this summer. Together, let’s purpose in our hearts to become more Christlike. Let’s be a people who will welcome the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives as He conforms us into the image of our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ.