Upcoming Worship


 

stormStanding in the Storm

Late spring and early summer in Iowa are definitely… interesting. After months of protecting ourselves against the cold, we open our homes to warm breezes. We enjoy the beauty and fragrance from a parade of blossoms, and our gardens begin to offer their bounty. Yet a change in our weather patterns also ushers in the possibility of severe weather. Storms bring their own kind of beauty, as our skies are filled with breathtaking displays of soaring, swirling clouds and flashes of light. They also bring potential for damage and loss.

Of course, we know that storms are part of life here in the Midwest, and so we prepare for them. We learn the signs of potentially dangerous weather. We pay attention to people who study weather patterns and give us warning when they see a big storm coming. We make and follow through on plans for where to go and what to do in case of bad weather. We discover that although storms may cause damage, we can clean up, help one another with recovery, make adjustments and continue on. We learn that we can withstand the storms.joseph-detail

Storms happen not just in our physical environment, but in our lives as well. From mid-June through July you are invited to a sermon series based on a man named Joseph, one of the most compelling characters in the Old Testament. His story includes family dysfunction, kidnapping, jealousy, false imprisonment, famine, and more. There was even a Broadway musical based on his life! Yet through it all, Joseph leaned on his faith in God to survive and even thrive and grow. Come as we explore how to stand through the storms in our own lives in strength, healing and hope.

 

 

jacob-blessed

 

 

Sunday, June 19

All in the (Dysfunctional) Family
Genesis 37:1-4

 

 

 

 

frontis

 

 

Sunday, June 26

Eaten by a Monster
Genesis 37:3-24

 

 

Joseph_and_Potiphar's_Wife

 

 

Sunday, July 3

Falsely Accused
Genesis 39

 

 

 

Friedrich_Wilhelm_Schadow_002

 

 

Sunday, July 10

Hard Time
Genesis 41

 

 

 

 

 

joseph sees jacob

 

 

Sunday, July 17

Guilt Trip
Genesis 42

 

 

 

Bourgeois_Joseph_recognized_by_his_brothers

 

 

Sunday, July 24
Finally Free
Genesis 43-45