Church News

Night Time Hot Dog Stand

We will have a Hot Dog Stand on the corner of Montezuma and Campanile on Friday, September 29th at 7:00pm.

Food donations are very much appreciated.   Please visit the College Ministry table in the patio after Sunday worship to sign up to volunteer.   We need volunteers to set-up, serve, cleanup or greet.   See Sarah or Bonnie after worship on Sundays if you have any questions. Thank you for your support of the College Ministry.

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon: “Will the Delivered Deliver?”

Scripture: Exodus 14:19-31 & Matthew 18:21-35

If you would like to read ahead, please click on the links below:

Worship Bulletin 9-24-17

Announcement 9-24-17

Exodus 14:19-31  Exodus 14: 19 The angel of God who was going before the Israelite army moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from in front of them and took its place behind them. 20 It came between the army of Egypt and the army of Israel. And so the cloud was there with the darkness, and it lit up the night; one did not come near the other all night. 21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea. The Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night, and turned the sea into dry land; and the waters were divided. 22 The Israelites went into the sea on dry ground, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. 23 The Egyptians pursued, and went into the sea after them, all of Pharaoh’s horses, chariots, and chariot drivers. 24 At the morning watch the Lord in the pillar of fire and cloud looked down upon the Egyptian army, and threw the Egyptian army into panic. 25 He clogged their chariot wheels so that they turned with difficulty. The Egyptians said, “Let us flee from the Israelites, for the Lord is fighting for them against Egypt.” 26 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea, so that the water may come back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and chariot drivers.” 27 So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawn the sea returned to its normal depth. As the Egyptians fled before it, the Lord tossed the Egyptians into the sea. 28 The waters returned and covered the chariots and the chariot drivers, the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed them into the sea; not one of them remained. 29 But the Israelites walked on dry ground through the sea, the waters forming a wall for them on their right and on their left. 30 Thus the Lord saved Israel that day from the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31 Israel saw the great work that the Lord did against the Egyptians. So the people feared the Lord and believed in the Lord and in his servant Moses.

Matt 18:21-35  Matthew 18: 21 Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. 23 “For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his slaves. 24 When he began the reckoning, one who owed him ten thousand talents was brought to him; 25 and, as he could not pay, his lord ordered him to be sold, together with his wife and children and all his possessions, and payment to be made. 26 So the slave fell on his knees before him, saying, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27 And out of pity for him, the lord of that slave released him and forgave him the debt. 28 But that same slave, as he went out, came upon one of his fellow slaves who owed him a hundred denarii; and seizing him by the throat, he said, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29 Then his fellow slave fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30 But he refused; then he went and threw him into prison until he would pay the debt. 31 When his fellow slaves saw what had happened, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their lord all that had taken place. 32 Then his lord summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked slave! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33 Should you not have had mercy on your fellow slave, as I had mercy on you?’ 34 And in anger his lord handed him over to be tortured until he would pay his entire debt. 35 So my heavenly Father will also do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother or sister from your heart.”

 

 

Wednesday Bible Study Continues…

Digging into the Word together in Matthew 21:23-32.  On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, Pastor Gary will be leading Bible Study in Room 2 at 10:30am.  Come ready to observe, interpret, evaluate and apply God’s Word in your lives.

Trunk or Treat!

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon: “The Cross, Self-Denial, and Finding Life”

Scripture: Matthew 16:21-28

If you would like to read ahead, please click on the links below:

Worship Bulletin 9-17-17

Announcement 9-17-17

  Matthew 16:21-28

21 From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and undergo great suffering at the hands of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. 22 And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This must never happen to you.” 23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; for you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.”  24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. 26 For what will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life? Or what will they give in return for their life?  27 “For the Son of Man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay everyone for what has been done. 28 Truly I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom.”

 

 

 

 

Wednesday Bible Study Continues…

Digging into the Word together in Exodus 14:19-31 & Matthew 18:21-35.  Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Pastor Gary will be leading Bible Study in Room 2 at 10:30am.  Come ready to observe, interpret, evaluate and apply God’s Word in your lives.

New Sermon Posted for September 10, 2017

There is a new sermon audio file posted for Sunday service on September 10, 2017 “Shape Up!”; Scripture lesson was from Daniel 1:8-20, Romans 12:1-8.

 

New Sermon Posted for September 3, 2017

There is a new sermon audio file posted for Sunday service on September 3, 2017 “Table Manners Beyond Dessert”; Scripture lesson was from Exodus 12:1-14 & Matthew 18: 15-20.

 

Wednesday Bible Study Continues…

Digging into the Word together in Matthew 16:21-28.  Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Pastor Gary will be leading Bible Study in Room 2 at 10:30am.  Come ready to observe, interpret, evaluate and apply God’s Word in your lives.

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a. m.

Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi is preaching this Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 9:30 a. m.  Join us!

Sermon: “Shape Up!”

Scripture: Daniel 1:8-20, Romans 12:1-8

If you would like to read ahead, please click on the links below:

Worship Bulletin 9-10-17

Announcement 9-10-17

Scriptures:  Daniel 1: 8-20   &   Romans 12:1-8

Dan. 1: But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself with the royal rations of food and wine; so he asked the palace master to allow him not to defile himself. Now God allowed Daniel to receive favor and compassion from the palace master. 10 The palace master said to Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king; he has appointed your food and your drink. If he should see you in poorer condition than the other young men of your own age, you would endanger my head with the king.” 11 Then Daniel asked the guard whom the palace master had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: 12 “Please test your servants for ten days. Let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 You can then compare our appearance with the appearance of the young men who eat the royal rations, and deal with your servants according to what you observe.” 14 So he agreed to this proposal and tested them for ten days. 15 At the end of ten days it was observed that they appeared better and fatter than all the young men who had been eating the royal rations. 16 So the guard continued to withdraw their royal rations and the wine they were to drink, and gave them vegetables. 17 To these four young men God gave knowledge and skill in every aspect of literature and wisdom; Daniel also had insight into all visions and dreams. 18 At the end of the time that the king had set for them to be brought in, the palace master brought them into the presence of Nebuchadnezzar, 19 and the king spoke with them. And among them all, no one was found to compare with Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they were stationed in the king’s court. 20 In every matter of wisdom and understanding concerning which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.

Rom. 12: 1I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world,but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.