National Day of Prayer

We will host the annual National Day of Prayer service this Thursday, May 2, beginning at 6:45 p.m..  Please join us as we pray for our ministries, city, and nation with the theme of “Love One Another.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holy Week Worship Services

Good Friday
Friday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for our Good Friday Communion service.

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m.
We will be joined by the Alameda Korean Church as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection with the cantata “Two Crowns.” Our service will be followed by an Easter brunch.

Lent

Lent is a forty-day preparation period for Good Friday and Easter which begins on Ash Wednesday and continues through the Thursday before Easter, excluding Sundays. In this penitential season, Christians around the world renew their commitment to prayer (right relationship with God), fasting (right relationship with self), and giving (right relationship with others). These spiritual disciplines slow us down, help us to see the world and our faith in a new way, and lead us toward greater shalom and justice.

We use the color purple in the sanctuary during Lent. The color symbolizes the
pain and suffering leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus, but also, as the color
of royalty, it anticipates the final resurrection and the hope of newness that will
be celebrated in Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter Sunday.

Advent & Christmas Services

  • First Sunday of Advent worship service
    Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Second Sunday of Advent worship service
    Sunday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Third Sunday of Advent worship service
    Sunday, Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Fourth Sunday of Advent worship service with The Glory of Christmas cantata
    Sunday, Dec. 23 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Christmas Pageant with Candlelight Carol Sing
    Sunday, Dec. 23 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Christmas Day Worship Service
    Tuesday, Dec. 25 at 10:00 a.m.

Coffee Break Bible Study begins again

A new year of “Coffee Break,” a woman’s Bible study, starts on Tuesday, September 11, at 7:30 pm. They will study the gifts of the Spirit in the church. Contact Luann for more information.

GEMS starting Sept. 11

GEMS “Garden Party” kickoff is on Tuesday night at 7 pm. Girls in grades 3 – 8 are invited to join us. Our theme for 2018 – 2019 is “Be a Blessing” based on 2 Corinthians 9:8.

Pentecost

From The Worship Sourcebook

Ten days after the ascension of Christ and fifty days after his resurrection, the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples on the day of Pentecost. In the first century, Pentecost was already an established Jewish festival also known as the Feast of Weeks, which drew people from many nations back to Jerusalem (Lev. 23:15-21; Deut. 16:16). Pentecost symbolizes a new beginning.

“In celebrating Pentecost, the church: expresses gratitude for Christ fulfilling his promise to send “another counselor” (John 14:16), celebrates the work of the Spirit in renewing all of creation, professes confidence in the Spirit’s power for its mission, and grows in awareness of its calling to reach the world with the gospel.”

Holy Week Services

 

Join us as we remember the death of Jesus Christ and then celebrate with joy His glorious Resurrection.

Good Friday
Friday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for our Good Friday service with Communion as we remember the death of Jesus Christ.

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m.
We will be joined by the Korean congregation as we celebrate Christ’s glorious resurrection with the cantata “The Lamb” directed by Mr. Suk Lee.  Our service will be followed by an Easter brunch

Christmas Services

First Sunday of Advent worship service
Sunday, Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m.

Second Sunday of Advent service
Sunday, Dec.10 at 10:30 a.m.

Third Sunday of Advent service
with Children’s Christmas Pageant
Sunday, Dec. 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Fourth Sunday of Advent Christmas Eve Service
with “God with Us” Cantata
Sunday, Dec. 24 at 10:30 a.m.

Christmas Day Celebration of Lessons and Carols
Monday, Dec. 25 at 10:00 a.m.

Reformation Hymn Sing

Join us for an old fashioned Hymn Sing on the evening of October 29 at 7:00 p.m. Bring your friends!  It will be followed by a dessert potluck, so bring your favorite dessert as well.