As we begin a new year, we dive back into the book of Matthew. We’ve been doing this for five years now! The reason is: we want to know Jesus. What we’ve found together is that Jesus is untamed, wild, and does and says things that may shake our picture of Him. We aren’t allowed to skip or edit Jesus. I find this so so so so exciting! This month, I want to invite you to join me in reading the scriptures that we’ll be talking about and noting all your questions and reactions. Let’s walk through Matthew together, and find out what we discover!
This Sunday, we’re looking at Matthew 13:31-35 which is the parable of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast. Have a look. At first glance, it’s a great parable about the amazing results of small things. Small things done with great love can change the world! But what else do you find in there? What is a mustard seed? What does it look like when it grows? Who do the birds represent? Yeast is an interesting analogy in the context of Jesus’ people, isn’t it? I’m excited to dive as deep as we can into these words of Jesus on Sunday! I hope we find together that our questions are precious and they lead us closer to the heart of God.
How to Join Us on Sunday at 10:30 am
In-Person: All are welcome to join us at 333 Midpark Way in a full-sized school gym.
By Phone: 1 587 328 1099 - Meeting ID: 815 2193 4116
Check out our Sunday Program with more important info for the service:
In-person Sunday School!
We have in-person Sunday School for kids aged 4-12 with our amazing teacher, Alissa! Sunday School will be held after our worship time.
In Sunday School this semester (now until Easter), we will be looking at the stories of Jesus in the Gospels. We will cover many of the different aspects of his life such as healing stories, parables, loving actions, and other miracles. With Jesus’ life at the center of the Bible, I think it is important to begin with the story of his baptism as his entrance into ministry. The baptism story shows us that even Jesus, in his closeness with God, chose to be baptized. Baptism is an action Christians choose to pursue as an outward sign of commitment to God, and as a step in growing in fellowship with the people who witness it. The action is simple yet beautiful; going under the water and being reborn as we rise up, surrendering our old lives and taking on our new lives in Christ.
Additionally, our first Kids Club event for the semester will be on Saturday, January 15th from 3-5 pm. We will be out tobogganing! Stay tuned for the location and be prepared to get snowy!
If you have any questions, or if there is any way that Alissa can support your family in discipling your children at home, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
That's all you need to know for this Sunday. May God richly bless you as you worship together this Sunday!