Weary travelers. You’ve seen them, and maybe even been one. Everything crammed into their luggage, staggering through terminals and hotel lobbies looking worn out and worn down. At times our lives are like this. It’s not so much physical luggage but emotional baggage that weighs us down: like fear, or worry, or discontent.
During this sermon series, based on the book Traveling Light by Max Lucado, we will to learn how God seeks to lighten our burdens, burdens we were never meant to bear in the first place.
They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. This sermon series, based on the book Half Truths by Adam Hamilton, will search for the whole truth by comparing some common Christian sayings with the wisdom found in scriptures.
Easter eggs were found, candy was consumed and family gatherings are now over. But how do we keep the spirit of Easter alive? We know God’s power is real through the resurrection, but how can God’s power be unleashed in and through us? Our sermon series this month will reveal four ways: Prayer, the Spirit, Compassion and Blessing. May you be empowered to carry the spirit of Easter into your everyday life and to all those around you.
This is the theme for Lent 2018 at Southwood. It will guide our worship and messages at both our Sunday and Midweek Services.
On Sundays we will be reflecting on the Final Words of Jesus as he dies on the Cross. This series will be based on the book by Adam Hamilton, Final Words.
During our Wednesday Evening Midweek Services, members of the congregation will share with us how they have walked through the “valley” and experienced the presence of God with them. These will be powerful messages of hope.
Also, during our Wednesday Evening Midweek Services, the Sanctuary will open at 6pm for a time of quiet prayer. Lights will be dim and candles lit to help create a time of reflection before the start of our worship at 6:30pm. You are invited to make this special time of prayer a part of your Lenten discipline.