Our world can be harsh. The business world tends to not care much beyond the bottom line. In entertainment stars are the talk of the town one moment, and yesterday’s news the next. In sports there is another player who is faster & stronger coming up behind the present superstar. At school students need to find their group and fit in or else they will be simply left out. On social media people put forward their best, and not always their most honest, face risking ridicule, or even worse, being ignored. We could use some mercy and grace.

God offers us hope in the midst of the harshness. Where we struggle to keep up in our world, God patiently waits for us. When we look for significance and respect from our peers, God lovingly calls us His children. As we strive for success in a rapidly changing and confusing culture, God tells us there is no condemnation in Him. And when we find ourselves embroiled in relentless waves of confusing and anxious thoughts, God brings peace.

This week in Genesis we look for God’s mercy and grace in the midst of terribly bad news. Mercy and grace are often times difficult to see, but they are present daily in our lives. Come worship and experience and hear of God’s deep mercy and grace toward you this Sunday!

"For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who received the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ." - Romans 5:17

- Pastor Curt

Theological Word of the Week:


The doctrine that God always acts in accordance with what is right and that he is himself the final standard of what is right.

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology

Upcoming Events

Children's Ministry

This week Rock Kids will be digging into the story of when David was kind of Mephibosheth, found in 2 Samuel 9. The kids will learn the Bible point "God is kind, so we're kind." Kids often hear the admonition: Be nice. But nice and kind are two different things. Nice is the bare minimum of not being mean. Kind is going out of your way, like David did, to treat another person well. We want to help kids see how God has shown them kindness and how we can help them pass His kindness on to others.


Sermon Topic - September 22

Genesis: Beginnings

Genesis 3:20-24

“Mercy and Grace”

Lectionary Readings

Exodus 16:2-15

Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45

Philippians 1:21-30

Matthew 20:1-16

August 2019 YTD