Dear friends! We invite you to our worship service.
Revolving in a world that is guided by human ambition, we involuntarily become captives of the idea that everything exists for our sake. But the world was created by God and serves His purposes.
On Sunday, following the pattern of the first Christians, we gather together to worship God, confessing the great depth of our need and devotion to Him. We set aside our day-to-day concerns to focus on Scripture so that in light of what it says we may examine our lives, pray for ourselves and one-another, and share the joy of belonging to God’s family. We strive to be in fellowship with believers and desire that the Day of the Lord would not only initiate but define the rest of the days in the week.
We invite you to come and share in our blessing of the House of the Lord!
Christ and His Undershepherds (1 Peter 5:1-5)
One of the promises about the coming Messiah is God’s commitment to give his people a true Shepherd. Jesus was not just a King, Priest, and Prophet, but also a Shepherd. The one who gathers his people, cares for them, and feeds them. This ministry of the Messiah continues to play an important role since the foundation of the church. Jesus fulfills this important function for his people through specially chosen by him individuals. Pastors and elders are first and foremost co-shepherds with Jesus Christ. Scripture calls Jesus the Chief Shepherd. The one who leads and guides the pastors of the church and who will one day ask account of them.
Sermon by pastor Alexey Kolomiytsev.
1. Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder and witness of the sufferings of Christ, and a partaker also of the glory that is to be revealed, 2. shepherd the flock of God among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; 3. nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock. 4. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. 5. You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders; and all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. (1 Peter 5:1-5)
Каждое воскресенье в нашей церкви проходят два утренних богослужения: в 9.00 утра – на русском и в 11.30 – на английском. Во время богослужения транслируется перевод на другой язык с помощью специальных наушников, которые вы можете найти у центрального входа в основной зал.
You are welcome to attend the first service in Russian at 9:00 am. You may listen to English translation via special headphones found at the central entrance to the sanctuary.