Faith is best formed when we're together.
One part traditional, one part informal, all ages will find something meaningful in worship as we encounter the living God.
We’re excited to have the families of Northbrook lead worship on the first Sunday of each month. Northbrook member Steve Taylor will help us with music and our LOGOS friends will guide us through other parts of the service. You won’t want to miss this special monthly service: led by our young people, for all God’s people.
This Sunday is the first Sunday of Lent. We are taking a pause in The Story to hear from the Rev. Dr. Melissa Allison, Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Detroit. Having wrapped up the Old Testament last Sunday, she will help us prepare for New Testament. In many ways, this first Sunday of Lent will feel like Advent all over again!
Lent begins on Valentine’s Day. This coincidence of the calendar may just be a gift. Lent is a time to reflect and orient our lives to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And, of course, love is at the heart of it all.
We start Lent with the tradition of smearing ashes on our foreheads, and I wanted to invite you to this powerful experience. “Remember you are dust. And, to dust you shall return.” We receive this reminder at the start of Christ’s journey to the cross. Christ’s death - and the empty tomb - reveal God’s amazing, boundless love for us.
Have you ever had to rebuild after something has been ruined? It can be slow, painful work. It’s even harder when stresses from the outside threaten to undo your efforts. In Chapter 21 of The Story, we’ll hear about how Nehemiah guided the people in rebuilding the ruined wall of Jerusalem. *It’s also the last chapter of the Old Testament. Jesus is coming!
This Sunday, we’ll hear about Queen Esther in Chapter 20 of The Story. As a woman in ancient times, so much of her life was out of her control. Yet, when it came to the welfare of her people, she leveraged her limited power and took a big risk to save them from danger. Come Sunday to learn more!