Midway Christian Church, as Disciples of Christ, believes that as people of faith it is important to ground ourselves in the Word of God. Part of our worship experience reflects this understanding. Each week during our Sunday morning worship services, Pastor Heather McColl delivers a sermon that has been carefully crafted after spending time in study, reading over the chosen text, and praying over the chosen text. The resulting sermon is designed to share the word of love and grace which God is bringing to our community of faith.
Worship Series: “The Lord’s Prayer”
He said to them, “When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us. >And do not bring us to the time of trial. [Luke 11: 2-4]
In this series, we focus on the version of The Lord’s Prayer found in the Gospel of Luke. We learn that prayer is a central theme Luke’s Gospel. Jesus prays at or right before many of the largest moments of his ministry. And after seeing Him pray, in Luke 11: 2-4, the disciples have asked Jesus to teach them how to pray.
September 12, 2021
Luke 11: 2-4
September 5, 2021
Luke 11: 2-4
Worship Series: “Faces of Our Faith: Bold and Untold Stories”
There are many heroes of the faith, people we admire and wish to be. However, there are even more ordinary people of faith—those doing what they can with what they have to make a difference.
In this series, Pastor McColl’s sermons will dig deep into the stories of the heroes often overlooked in our biblical narratives, hoping these characters remind us that we all play a role in shaping God’s story of redemption and grace.
Worship Series: “Roll Down, Justice!”
This series is inspired by Amos, a prophet whose message is that God calls us to let “justice roll down like waters.” Worship without justice is not acceptable, rather our songs must move us to action on behalf of the oppressed. Through the powerful music of Mark Miller, this series will offer us reflection and renewed inspiration to let our voices be tuned to the heart of the Gospel – proclaiming God’s love for all people. What prejudices are we challenged to “give up,” and further, how are we willing to give of ourselves for the sake of the world?
Worship Series: “Holy Vessels: A Lenten Season of Recovery”
“He took our infirmities and bore our diseases. -”Matthew 8: 17b
Each of us is created a precious and holy vessel of embodied love. We have been through a harrowing time since last Lent that has shattered our sense of wholeness – body, mind, and spirit – like a glass vessel fractured into pieces. In this Lenten “season of recovery” for our physical, communal, mental, intellectual, and environmental health, we will explore the healing narratives of Jesus that tell of divine solidarity with human suffering and remind us that we can begin a journey toward making something beautiful from that which is seemingly broken.
February 14, 2021
Let Love Flow
Mark 1: 9-15
Guest Preacher: Rev. Erin Wathen
Worship Series: “The Story of Jonah”
So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging. Jonah 1:15
Ultimately the story of Jonah is about our call as people of faith and how this call shapes us. Just as we learned through baptism, we have been named and claimed as God’s Beloved. Through the story of Jonah, we learn that this means something for our lives, for our words, and for our actions. This call to become the people God created and calls us to be is uncompromising, as Jonah learns while in the belly of that big fish.
January 24, 2021 (Laity Sunday)
God Changed God’s Mind
Testimonies by Hallie Roach Lewis and April Forman
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