1200 South Carbon Street · Marion, Illinois
Faith Development – 9:00 AM * Worship Service – 10:30 AM

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Community Lenten Services

Each year, the churches of the Marion Ministerial Alliance gather together in worship. This year, the theme is “My Journey” as we hear from the pastors of our area, several who are new to the community, about their faith journey and how God got them here. We gather at 5:30 pm for a soup dinner,…

Pentecost is coming!

As we gather to celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost we gather to hear a new thing and an already done thing. Our young people will lead our worship on Sunday, June 9th at 10:30 am. They will recount what they have learned in the past year, and how their faith has…

Coming Home

The GVD family is on their way back from Klaipeda, Lithuania where they are serving as faculty at LCC International University. They’ll be leading us in worship on Sunday, June 2nd, at 10:30 am. Join us to welcome them home on furlough, and to hear how God has been guiding them, leading them, and using…

May 19, 2019 – The Fifth Sunday of Easter – In This Together

Romans 1:1-17            In this letter, in the beginning of this letter, we hear the introduction of Paul as an apostle, and powerful Good News of Jesus Christ. From there, the letter continues into something we might take for granted. Paul asserts that he prays for them, that he thanks God for them and that he hopes to strengthen them, and that…

May 12, 2019 – The Fourth Sunday of Easter – Mistaken Identity

Acts 13:1-3; 14:8-18            Saul and Barnabus get sent out to proclaim the Gospel. The Spirit has work for them to do. When they get to Lystra, they speak, and they heal a man. They heal a man crippled from birth who cannot walk. People are amazed. People believe that the gods have come down to earth.            That’s right. They think…

May 5, 2019 – The Third Sunday of Easter – Do They Know Our Names?

Acts 10:1-17, 34-48            In this passage the sending goes both ways. Cornelius gets an angel sent to him, that tells him to send for Peter in Joppa. Peter, meanwhile, has a vision that sends him to see Cornelius. This encounter and passage begins to open the church to Gentiles, transforms Peter into the apostle to the Gentiles, and changes the arc…

April 28, 2019 – The Second Sunday of Easter – From Resurrection to the World

Matthew 28:16-20            This is post-Easter, as fast (we assume) as the disciples could get to Galilee and see Jesus. Hear the text- they saw him, they worshiped, but some doubted. Doubt is not a barrier to being present with Jesus and worshiping in the Resurrection.            The task, however, for disciples post-Easter, is to: acknowledge the authority of Jesus (all authority…

April 21, 2019 – Easter – Earthshaking

Matthew 28:1-10            This is the Easter story that perhaps we don’t remember quite as well. In as blunt and spectacular a way as Jesus enters Jerusalem, he is raised from the dead. It’s not subtle, it’s not quiet, it’s not easy to ignore.            How does the resurrection enter into our lives? Does the earth shake? Do we see the angel,…

To the Painful End

When our worship is true and faithful, we get so wrapped up that even if we know what’s going to happen, it surprises us, as it did at the very end of worship last night. Hear the Spirit move.

He is Risen!

On the day that changes all creation, we gather in worship, early on the first day of the week. Join us at 7:30 am to celebrate the Resurrection, to share at Christ’s table, and then to share breakfast. We gather again at 10:30 am to tell the Good News that cannot be contained by the…