ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:00 A.M.
Nursery care is available during Services
August 28th – 15th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 130, Genesis 2:4b-17, Genesis 2:18-25
Sermon Title: “Life in the Garden – No Shame”
Synopsis: In Genesis 2 we have a second creation story, the story of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden. These three images: Adam, Eve, the Garden of Eden, what do they represent metaphorically, and what do they teach us about living our lives? Perhaps the most astounding aspect of the story is that they lived without shame. Can you imagine living without shame? How and where does shame burden your living?
September 4th – 16th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Psalm 90, Genesis 3:1-8, Genesis 3:9-24
Sermon Title: “Shame Enters In”
Synopsis: Living without shame does not last long in the Garden. Turning away from God and following one’s own wisdom happened quickly in the Garden, and with that choice brings shame. What happens to Adam and Eve’s lives when sin and shame enter? How does their experience mirror our own life experiences each day?
September 11th – 17th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: I John 3:11-18, Genesis 4:1-7, Genesis 4:8-16
Sermon Title: “The Brother Problem”
Synopsis: The stories of Genesis are archetypal stories; they illustrate in vivid and extreme pictures the more subtle realities of everyday human life. Few of us have killed our brother as Cain did, but most of us have contemplated killing our brother or sister, and we have acted in ways that brought death into our relationships. The story of Cain and Able hopefully gets us thinking about how we bring death into the world.
September 18th – 18th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Genesis 5:28-32, Genesis 6:5-10, Genesis 6:11-22
Sermon Title: “Covenant Relationships”
Synopsis: In the midst of our human brokenness God continues to work, God continues to work for good. Beginning in Genesis 5 we hear of the theological notion of covenant, and covenant relationship. The first covenant relationship we hear about is with Noah. How does the idea of covenant and this first covenant made with Noah connect to our lives and our world today? Does God still work through covenant relationships?
September 25th – 19th Sunday after Pentecost
Scripture Reading: Genesis 8:1, Genesis 8:13-19, Genesis 8:20-22, 9:8-13
Sermon Title: “A God of Restoration”
Synopsis: Perhaps what is most profound about the Noah story is how God changes from a God ready to destroy the creation, to a God finding ways to restore creation. This is a significant theological moment in Scripture where we experience God becoming a God of restoration, salvation, and healing. God will never again destroy the creation, but instead will always be working for restoration.
Life at Cottonwood
|Creative Cluster||Aug 29||
|Pastor's Small Group||Aug 30||
|Pastor's Small Group||Aug 29||
|Creative Camp||Aug 27|
|Golf Tournament||Aug 28||
|Murray Parkway Golf Course|
|Communion Sunday||Sep 4||
|African Children's Choir||Sep 4||
|Creative Cluster||Sep 5 & 12||
|Pastor's Small Group||Sep 5, 12, 19, 26||
|Pastor's Small Group||Sep 6, 13, 20, 27||
|Prayer Shawl Group||Sep 7||
|Women's Lunch Bunch||Sep 8||
|Fall Kick-off||Sep 11||
|Circle 4||Sep 20||
|Men's Lunch||Sep 21||
|Market St. Grill|
|Senior Adult Fellowship||Sep 23||
|All Church Retreat||Sep 30||