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Traditional Worship Services: Sundays, 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

The Net: Sundays, 11:00 a.m.

Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Rich in sound, imagery and vibrant preaching, our services of worship at Providence use different expressions to explore the majesty and mystery of our Living God.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month at all Sunday morning services and each third Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. service.

Music at our Traditional Worship Services is led by our Chancel Choir as well as children’s choirs, youth choirs and even senior adults accompanied by organ and other instruments.

Music at The Net is led by a variety of vocalists and musicians including guitars, piano, and drums.

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Traditional Worship Services: Sundays, 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

The Net: Sundays, 11:00 a.m.

Sunday School 9:45 a.m.

Rich in sound, imagery and vibrant preaching, our services of worship at Providence use different expressions to explore the majesty and mystery of our Living God.

The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month at all Sunday morning services and each third Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. service.

Music at our Traditional Worship Services is led by our Chancel Choir as well as children’s choirs, youth choirs and even senior adults accompanied by organ and other instruments.

Music at The Net is led by a variety of vocalists and musicians including guitars, piano, and drums.

    The Net Worship Sermon "Nothing Can Separate Us"

    The Net Worship Sermon "Nothing Can Separate Us"

    June 21, 2020
    "Nothing Can Separate Us"
    Series: Closing Thoughts
    Romans 8:35-39
    The Rev. Cole Altizer
    35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
    36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
    37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
    38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
    39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

    • 56 min
    Traditional Worship Sermon "The Test"

    Traditional Worship Sermon "The Test"

    June 28, 2020
    "The Test"
    Genesis 22. 1-14
    Psalm 13
    Matthew 10. 40-42
    The Rev. Dr. Randolph (Randy) Harry
    22 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”
    “Here I am,” he replied.
    2 Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
    3 Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. 4 On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. 5 He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”
    6 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, 7 Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”
    “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
    “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
    8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
    9 When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10 Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. 11 But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
    “Here I am,” he replied.
    12 “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
    13 Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram[a] caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
    1 How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
    How long will you hide your face from me?
    2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
    and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
    How long will my enemy triumph over me?
    3 Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
    Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
    4 and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
    and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
    5 But I trust in your unfailing love;
    my heart rejoices in your salvation.
    6 I will sing the Lord’s praise,
    for he has been good to me.
    40 “Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42 And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”

    • 20 min
    Traditional Worship Sermon “Happy Father's Day?"

    Traditional Worship Sermon “Happy Father's Day?"

    June 21, 2020
    “Happy Father's Day?"
    Genesis 21. 8-21
    Matthew 10. 24-39
    The Rev. Dr. Randolph (Randy) Harry
    8 The child grew and was weaned, and on the day Isaac was weaned Abraham held a great feast. 9 But Sarah saw that the son whom Hagar the Egyptian had borne to Abraham was mocking, 10 and she said to Abraham, “Get rid of that slave woman and her son, for that woman’s son will never share in the inheritance with my son Isaac.”
    11 The matter distressed Abraham greatly because it concerned his son. 12 But God said to him, “Do not be so distressed about the boy and your slave woman. Listen to whatever Sarah tells you, because it is through Isaac that your offspring[a] will be reckoned. 13 I will make the son of the slave into a nation also, because he is your offspring.”
    14 Early the next morning Abraham took some food and a skin of water and gave them to Hagar. He set them on her shoulders and then sent her off with the boy. She went on her way and wandered in the Desert of Beersheba.
    15 When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. 16 Then she went off and sat down about a bowshot away, for she thought, “I cannot watch the boy die.” And as she sat there, she[b] began to sob.
    17 God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. 18 Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.”
    19 Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.
    20 God was with the boy as he grew up. He lived in the desert and became an archer. 21 While he was living in the Desert of Paran, his mother got a wife for him from Egypt.
    24 “The student is not above the teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25 It is enough for students to be like their teachers, and servants like their masters. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebul, how much more the members of his household!
    26 “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. 28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.[a] 30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
    34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn
    “‘a man against his father,
    a daughter against her mother,
    a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—
    36 a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’[b]
    37 “Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

    • 17 min
    The Net Worship Sermon "God Made Us... All"

    The Net Worship Sermon "God Made Us... All"

    June 14, 2020
    "God Made Us... All"
    Series: Closing Thoughts
    Genesis 1:26-31
    The Rev. Cole Altizer
    26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
    27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.
    28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
    29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.
    31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

    • 24 min
    Traditional Worship Sermon "We're All Looters"

    Traditional Worship Sermon "We're All Looters"

    June 14, 2020
    "We're All Looters"
    Psalm 116. 1-2, 12-19
    Romans 5. 1-8
    Matthew 9. 35 - 10. 8
    The Rev. Dr. Randolph (Randy) Harry
    1 I love the Lord, because he has heard
    my voice and my supplications.
    2 Because he inclined his ear to me,
    therefore I will call on him as long as I live.
    12 What shall I return to the Lord
    for all his bounty to me?
    13 I will lift up the cup of salvation
    and call on the name of the Lord,
    14 I will pay my vows to the Lord
    in the presence of all his people.
    15 Precious in the sight of the Lord
    is the death of his faithful ones.
    16 O Lord, I am your servant;
    I am your servant, the child of your serving girl.
    You have loosed my bonds.
    17 I will offer to you a thanksgiving sacrifice
    and call on the name of the Lord.
    18 I will pay my vows to the Lord
    in the presence of all his people,
    19 in the courts of the house of the Lord,
    in your midst, O Jerusalem.
    Praise the Lord!
    5 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we[b] boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only so, but we[c] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
    6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
    35 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 38 Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
    Jesus Sends Out the Twelve
    10 Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness.
    2 These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
    5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans. 6 Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel. 7 As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy,[a] drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.

    • 20 min
    Traditional Worship Sermon "Holy Relationship "

    Traditional Worship Sermon "Holy Relationship "

    June 7, 2020
    "Holy Relationship "
    Genesis 1. 1-5, 26-27
    II Corinthians 13. 11-13
    Matthew 28. 16-20
    The Rev. Dr. Randolph (Randy) Harry
    1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
    3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.
    26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals,[a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
    27 So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them.
    11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
    12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13 All God’s people here send their greetings.
    16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

    • 23 min

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