June 30 - Sept. 1 || Summer Worship Schedule
- From June 30 - Sept. 1, TPC celebrates one Sunday morning worship service at 9:30 a.m.
- AUGUST 4 & 11 --- Traditional service held in Thompson Hall @ 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 8 || Homecoming Sunday - "All In"
- Worship at 10:00 a.m. in Sanctuary, followed by Potluck Luncheon
- Celebrate the start to a brand-new programmatic year of ministry and mission!
- In worship (and at the luncheon that follows) we explore important initiatives and evolutions within the life of our church to help us invest more intentionally in our faith formation:
- Church-wide, year round book study: We Make the Road By Walking
- New Faith@Home resources
- New Small Groups
- New Men's Group
- New Parent Initiative
Sept. 15 || Letters From a Mentor - Part 1: "Be Authentic"
- TPC resumes two-service worship schedule: 8:30 a.m. in Chapel; 10:00 a.m. in Sanctuary
- We also begin a series exploring Paul's first letter to Timothy, in which Paul advises a protégé in the ways of discipleship.
- Paul's first, best piece of advice: Be your authentic self.
Sept. 22 || Letters from a Mentor - Part 2: "Look for the Bigger Picture"
- In 1 Timothy ch. 2, Paul makes clear that a life lived solely for one's self is not a life lived fully.
- God calls us to live for the common good--to help bring about God's desire that all might know the blessings of God's love and grace.
Sept. 29 || Letters from a Mentor - Part 3: "Contentment Isn't Found In Things"
- In 1 Timothy ch. 6, Paul shares hard words about the problems with humanity's love of money.
- It's not that money is inherently bad--it's not. But when we love money, and pursue money above other, more important priorities, we are missing out on the greatest blessings God intends for us.
Oct. 6 || Letters from a Mentor - Part 4: "Persistence Over Proof"
- Worldwide Communion & Peacemaking Sunday
- This 4-week series comes to a close as Scripture reminds the disciple that the pursuit of pride and proof leads to deisappointment, while perservearance is what pays off.
Oct 13 || "Gratitude"
- We explore Jeremisah 29 and Luke 17: 11-19, we see how gratitude is so intimately tied to grace.
- Christ makes clear, to live faith fully, we must live gratefully.
Oct. 20 || The Possibility Business - Part 1
- We kick off a 3-week sermon series regarding the inherent possibilities built into the life of discipleship.
- As we explore Joel 2 and Luke 18, we see how the Church is called to be in the "Possibility Business.
- We're called to see what is, as well as what God says is possible. and what God says
Oct. 27 || The Possibility Business - Part 2: "The Point of Prayer
- What are the possibilities we find in prayer?
- Is prayer designed to get God to do what we want?
- Or is prayer better designed for God to move and shape us?
Nov. 3 || The Possibility Business - Part 3: "What Generosity Can Do!"
- In Luke 19: 1-10, we get a picture of what can happen when we stop falling prey to the temptations of greed and deceit, and start investing oursleves in the well-being of others.
Nov. 10 || "Tradition vs Evolution"
- As we explore Haggai 1:15-2:9 and Luke 20:27-38, we come face to face with an age-old dilemma. What's more important? Maintaining the rituals and customs and ways of the past that help us remember who we are and from where we come? Or shifting our perspective in pursuit of new realities and new ways previously unexplored?
Nov. 17 || "The Ideal Community"
- In 2 Thessalonians 3, we see a glimpse of what Paul pictures as the ideal, faithful community, comprised primarily of mutuality and reciprocity, where all do some but no one does too much; where all have enough and no one has more than they need..
- What does this mean for the Church today?
Nov. 24 || "Living in the Reign of Christ"
- Christ the King Sunday || Thanksgiving Weekend
- Christ the King Sunday is a celebration full of irony, as we celebrate how Jesus Christ, our "King of Love," was crucified because he loved those the world would not.
Dec. 1 || "Living with a Long View"
- First Sunday of Advent - Hope
- Advent arrives again (as it does every year at this time), reminding us that while the world is not yet what it should be, we are called to look with a long view towards the community God continues to create.
Dec. 8 || "Advent Repentance"
- Second Sunday of Advent - Love
- In Isaiah 11 and Matthew 3, we hear Advent prophets calling God's people to repent.
- While many view repentance as a call to stop doing something bad or wrong, Advent's call to repentance has little to do with stopping bad behaviors, and everything to do with starting good ones!
Dec. 15 || Special Service: Advent Cantata
- Third Sunday of Advent - Joy
- One worship service at 10:00 a.m. in Sanctuary
- The Chancel Choir and musical ensemble bless worshippers this morning with a special Advent Cantata
Dec. 22 || The Difference of One
- Fourth Sunday of Advent - Peace
- In Matthew 1, Gospel readers see the radical way God entered into our world, and the difference even one person can have in ushering in the kingdom of God.
Dec. 24 || Christmas Eve Worship Services
- 4:00 p.m. || Family Service
- Children and adults tell the story of Christ's coming through Gospel lessons sung and acted out.
- This is a fun, festive service filled with the excited wiggles and giggles of children and the sounds of Christmas glory!
- 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. || Services of Lessons & Carols
- These beautiful, candlelit services are filled with Scripture lessons, choir anthems, and rich Christmas carols that all combine to retell the majestic story of the Christ child’s birth.
Dec. 29 || Adaptation of Moravian Lovefeast
- One service at 10 a.m. in Thompson Hall
- We celebrate the joyful news of Christ's coming through a special service in which worshippers sing Christmas Carols and join in prayers while sipping warm drinks (cocoa, coffee, tea) and munching on sweets and pastries.
- All are encouraged to dress casually (and children are welcome to wear pajamas if desired).