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During this sermon series, we will explore some of the “basics” of the Christian experience in terms of our practice, our service and our identity.  It is loosely based on a three book series by Clayton Oliphant and Mary Brooke Casad, titled, “The Basics”.  This is a time of several important events in the life of First Church as well as the universal church.  We will hand out Bibles to our children, we will recognize our candidates in ministry, we will commission work teams, we will celebrate World Communion Sunday and All Saints and have a Confirmation Sunday with El Mesias!  In October will be our annual stewardship campaign.  Join us this fall for “Back to the Basics”!


September 10-3rd Grade Bible Sunday

“The Book that Defines Us”

Proverbs 4: 1-14

John 1: 1-5, 14-16

The Book that Defines Us Study Guide


September 17

“Encounters that Transform Us”

Philippians 1: 3-11

Luke 19: 1-10

Encounters that Transform Us Study Guide


September 24

“Saying Yes and Following”

Isaiah 43: 1-7

Matthew 9:35- 10:4

Saying Yes and Following Study Guide


October 1  World Communion Sunday

Bishop Saenz

“Learning to Include”

Acts 10: 23-29, 34-48

World Communion Sunday Study Guide


Back to the Basics Part II: Get in the Game


October 8

1 Sunday morning service at 10:50 a.m. due to Prairie Fire Marathon

“Training for Distance”

I Timothy 4: 7-16

Training for the Distance Study Guide


October 15

“Skills and Drills”

Matthew 25: 14-30

Skills and Drills Study Guide


October 22

“How Much?”

Luke 18: 18-30

How Much? Study Guide


October 29- Consecration Sunday

“All In”

2 Corinthians 9: 7-15

Luke 21: 1-4


Back to the Basics Part III: Christian Identity With a Grateful Heart

November 5- All Saints

“Giving Thanks for That Great Cloud of Witnesses”

Hebrews 12: 1-3, 12-15


November 12- Confirmation Sunday

“Giving Thanks for Those New Life”


November 19- Thanksgiving Sunday

“Giving Thanks Called to Thanksgiving”

Deuteronomy 8: 7-18

Philippians 4: 4-7


November 26- Christ the King Sunday

“Thankful for the Past, Present and Future”

Matthew 25: 31-46