Author: Jennifer Harper

Showing Up…

I was reading an article by Reuben Morgan a few weeks ago, and in it, he expressed the following thought about God being present in our weekly worship services:

“God’s presence is robust.  He’s not nervous or timid, and He is always present, never failing, never out of time or out of action….It’s not a matter of asking did God show up to our meeting. The question to wrestle with is this:  did we show up to meet with God?”

I’ve experienced both kinds of Sundays over the years of belonging to Him…the days that I “show up” for worship and meeting Him, and the days I struggle…The great news is that God’s grace is big enough for both of those “days”…He will lift us from where we are to where He is, if we’re willing.

SWC, let’s “show up” to meet Him. See you Sunday…

–JH

What to Expect

 

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When you come to SWC on a Sunday morning, we hope you feel at home and we’d like to let you know what you can expect:

– A community full of welcoming people
– A come-as-you-are kind of church where jeans, shorts or a full suit are just fine
– Worship that is expressive and joyful
– The full message of the Word of God is taught
– Visual illustrations and great stories
– Age-appropriate ministry for children and youth

Sunday Morning

Sunday morning at SWC begins at 9:00 AM with our Thrive classes, 40-minute sessions that offer spiritual and practical education for adults and youth, on a variety of topics.  Kids can Thrive too, with their Ministry Through The Arts program, offered simultaneously to the adult classes.

At our 10:00 AM service, adults and students gather to worship and hear the Word together in the sanctuary and kids are in their own worship service in room 204.

Pastors and leaders are available around the altars if you’d like to enjoy some additional prayer time or would like to have someone pray with you after the service, and Pastor Chris and Jennifer will be at the center doors to meet you.

The first Sunday of each month is Family Service, when the children (K through 6th grade) join their parents for worship and then are released to their service. On the 4th Sunday of each month, we have Communion in the sanctuary.

 

Mid-Week

Our mid-week service is an opportunity to be refreshed and reconnect with other SWCers.  There are classes and activities for all ages.  A variety of Thrive classes are available for adults, and kids and students meet for worship, small group discipleship and connection each Wednesday night.

SWC Intercessors

Prayer is an important part of the SWC community.  Intercessors pray regularly for the needs of the church family and beyond.  They are notified about prayer requests throughout the week via email.  This group of Prayer Partners is led by Roberta Stultz.

Leave a prayer request or praise report for the Prayer Team.

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