Disarming the Deadly Trap of Offense

None TakenHow can something that feels so natural, so normal, so justified cause so much pain and destruction?

Join us as we explore the subject of offense.  We’ll learn how to avoid the pitfalls of taking offense, and of giving offense, and in the process, we’ll discover a freedom we’ve seldom experienced before.

None Taken will be our sermon series on Sunday mornings, from April 27 through June 1.  Join us for worship at 10:30 am.

Bulletin for April 27, 2014

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Spring Revival with Rev. George Holley

Rev. George HolleyJoin us March 23-26 for special revival services with evangelist Rev. George Holley.

Rev. Holley was working in a factory in Gallipolis, OH when he accepted God’s call to preach.  He served as a pastor for several years, first as a lay pastor, then as an associate, and finally for 17 years as the lead pastor of the Crown City Wesleyan Church in Crown City, OH.  In 2002 he felt the call to leave his pastorate and enter the field of full time evangelism.   You will fall in love with Rev. Holley’s kindness, wit and knowledge of the Bible.

Revival services are scheduled for 10:30 am and 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 23.  On Monday through Wednesday services will be at 7:00 pm.  Nursery services will be available for every service, and on weeknights a dinner will be served before the service so you can come to church without worrying about fixing supper first.

Tired of Being Stuck?

Stuck Sermon SeriesAll of us find ourselves stuck from time to time.  Maybe not for the same reason; sometimes it’s fear, sometimes guilt, sometimes nostalgia.  But the result is the same.

We’re stuck.

Here’s the good news.  God wants something better for you.  In fact, he promises to bless those whose hearts are committed to the journey.

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you,” sang the pilgrims as they journeyed to Jerusalem, “whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.” (Psalm 84:5, NIV)

So if God blesses the heart that progresses, how do we get unstuck?  Join us on Sunday mornings and find out how.

 

Next Man Up: January 12 – February 16

Next Man UpThings looked bleak for the Colts on Monday morning, October 21. The Colts had just chalked up a signature win, knocking off the undefeated Denver Broncos and their own former superstar, Peyton Manning. But the mood among Indy fans was more subdued. With 7:45 left in the fourth quarter, Reggie Wayne was stretching out to try to haul in an Andrew Luck pass, and in the process suffered a season ending knee injury.

Almost immediately the questions began. “What would the Colts do without Reggie?”

But the Colts had a plan all along. A simple philosophy summed up in three simple words: “Next man up.”

Next man up means there are no superstars. Next man up means there are no mere benchwarmers. We are all a part of the team, and we each have a role to play. And the team moves forward, as each part does its work.

Join us on Sundays, January 12 – February 16, as we explore the ways the Next Man Up principle can make the difference in our church as we seek to live life for the Glory of God and the good of our world.

Is There Church Tonight

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Due to conditions on public streets and in our lot, Southdale will NOT be having church services tonight.

Is There Church Tonight?

2014-01-05_11-47-07_HDR_1Sunday, January 5, 2014, 11:57 pm

While we enjoyed celebrating the Feast of Epiphany this morning with the few who were able to make it in to church, the snow has begun falling and our lot is filling up with snow. There will be NO evening services at Southdale this evening. Stay home. Stay safe. Stay warm. And most importantly, check on your neighbors and friends as the temperatures fall.

For those that stayed in this morning, thank you for making wise decisions about your own safety. It is the knowledge that you won’t take unnecessary risks that enable us to keep the church doors open on Sunday mornings as often as possible. Audio and video of this morning’s service should be available later this week.

Is There Church Today?

2014-01-05_08-12-32_HDR_1Sunday, January 5, 2014, 8:22 AM

As of right now, the church building is open and the lot is for the most part clear (with the exception of the back lot we don’t typically use). Services are still on for this morning.

However, conditions can and likely will change, and snow is gradually beginning to fall here at Southdale.  So PLEASE, use caution when deciding if you can come to church. Audio and video recordings will be available for those who choose to stay home. We are committed to being open for any who seek the House of the Lord this Lord’s day, but we’re equally adamant that no one should expose themselves to unnecessary risk of injury in order to be here.

Christmas Eve CommunionJoin us on Christmas Eve for a family worship tradition. We will be hosting our annual Christmas Eve Candles and Communion Service  on Tuesday night, December 24 at 5:30 pm.  This special sacred time will feature the reading of the Christmas story, singing of many favorite Christmas carols and the celebration of the Lord’s Supper around the altar.

Make worship a part of your family tradition this Christmas, and join us for Christmas Eve Communion.

Celebrate Advent with Us

Hope Has Come - Advent 2013We’d like to invite you to join us at Southdale for a very special season of worship this December. Make the Advent journey toward Christmas with us this year as we remember how Christ entered the World at his Incarnation and as we look forward to his promised return.

Advent worship will include the lighting of the Advent wreath, the singing of some much loved Advent hymns, and a weekly celebration of the Eucharist.  We’ll be studying the Gospel texts for Advent, celebrating the fact that Hope has Come into our world.

Celebrate with us each Sunday in December at 10:30 am.