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.
We’re onto chapter 3 of The Story this Sunday: From Slave to Deputy Pharaoh. Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob, was sold into slavery in Egypt by his jealous brothers. He navigated slavery and prison, only to rise - with God’s help - to Pharaoh’s chief assistant. Eventually, famine brings Joseph’s family to Egypt where Joseph promises to provide for them: “You intended harm for me, but God intended it for good.”
So much of our lives seem to be influenced by the dishonesty of others. How might we - like Joseph - see the long view and find God’s purpose in the pain?
We continue The Story this Sunday and the narrative shifts from God’s interaction with the whole world to a focus on one family. In Chapter 2, Abraham and Sarah are called to leave everything they know behind and enter into a new land. They are given a purpose and a promise. But, they and their descendants faced plenty of struggles - and made plenty of mistakes - along the way. In the midst of all the mess, they are blessed. And, the purpose of their blessing is to bless others.
Despite the warm weather, fall is here, and it feels like a new beginning as our fall ministries return. Speaking of beginnings, that’s where we’ll start this Sunday: at the beginning. The Big One. I’ll kick off chapter 1 of The Story, the first week of a 31-week sermon series.
Can you remember where you were in late summer of 2020? Hint: you likely weren’t far from home with covid restrictions in place. Our family was in the process of starting a new home as we moved to Michigan… in the midst of a pandemic, no less! Northbrook folks, it’s hard to believe that we have been in ministry together for three years. I’m looking forward to looking back with you this Sunday!