CELEBRATION @ 9AM | TRADITIONAL @ 11:10AM 325 E. TWIN SPRINGS ST., SILOAM SPRINGS, AR 72761

City Church

GROWING DEEPER. BRANCHING OUT.

Timothy Team

The ministry of Timothy Team derives its name from Timothy, the 2nd generation Christian mentioned in the Bible who was discipled as a young man by the apostle Paul.

Timothy Team is an engaging and high-energy service for children ages pre-k through 6th grade which meets Wednesday nights at 6:15pm during the school year.  Every Wednesday you can expect kids to memorize scripture, participate in worship and be taught directly from the Bible.

Manny Teaching

Manny Anchondo became the minister of Families With Children in November of 2013.  He is passionate about teaching rich theological truths in clear and fun ways.  He has an undergraduate degree from Central Bible College and a Master’s degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

 

 

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PASTOR'S NOTE:

Have you ever experienced a time in your life when it seemed everyone or everything was out to get you or life was really stinking at the moment? I can certainly think of several. For example in the second semester of seminary a series of circumstances seemed to be lining up in opposition to what I felt God was calling me to do. I almost quit. So, in the midst of all the seeming opposition I could do nothing but pray and press on.

Please join me in Worship this Sunday at First United Methodist Church of Siloam Springs at either our 9 am Celebration Service or our 11:10 Traditional Service as we continue our series on Nehemiah. We will see Nehemiah transition from cupbearer to the king to being the builder. With this change and as we move from Susa to Jerusalem opposition begins to mount. Will Nehemiah give up and return to Persia or will he press on? Join us as we press in Another Brick in the Wall.

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Pastor’s Note:

Once while in college I was tasked with planning a big event. There were dozens of people depending on me. Aside from a lot of prayer I tried to prepare for all facets of the event. There was one detail that I was unable to nail down prior to the event and as a result I was sweating bullets on the inside, but because I wanted everyone to enjoy the event I “never let them see me sweat.”

Last week we were introduced to Nehemiah and we learned that he was cupbearer to King Artaxerses of the Persian Empire. We also learned that from the time he learned of the distressing news of the state of the walls of Jerusalem was four months. For four months Nehemiah was before the king everyday—often in close company and he never let him see him sweat or even any distress on his part. When I read this story I like to think that Nehemiah was waiting for just the right moment to approach the king.

Just before he opens his mouth he seems to take and offer one of those “deep breath prayers.” He hasn’t been sitting idle during this time. Instead he has been preparing for that moment when God might bless his initiative and the vision of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem.

Please join me this this Sunday in Worship at First United Methodist Church of Siloam Springs at either our 9:00 am Celebration Service or our 11:10 am Traditional Service as we continue our exploration of both the book and the person of Nehemiah and we add another brick in the wall of our faith—that of preparation. In the meantime consider these questions: What prayers have you been praying? What plans are you making to receive God’s abundant blessings? If things don’t pan out, how are you preparing for what’s next?

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PASTOR'S NOTE:
Nehemiah is a fascinating character in the bible. Over the course of a dozen years we witness him serve as cupbearer to the king, general contractor of the rebuilding efforts in Jerusalem, and governor of Jerusalem following a return of Jewish exiles—cupbearer, builder, and governor. While all three of these roles were important it is a fourth role that is perhaps the most important and fascinating role of all.

In the opening chapter of Nehemiah we get a glimpse of Nehemiah in this role. What is the foundation of his life? In the midst of exile, where does he place his trust? With a life altering decision before him, whom does he turn to? He has had little room for hope and the news he receives from Jerusalem is disturbing, yet we find him turning to God in prayer. Prayer it seems is foundational to his role as a person of faith.

What is foundational to your faith? What struggles are you currently dealing with? Who do you turn to in times of indecision or crisis?

This Sunday we begin a new sermon series entitled “Another Brick in the Wall: Lessons from Nehemiah” where over the next several weeks we will explore both the man Nehemiah as well as the book of the Bible that bears his name.

We are glad you are among us today as we worship together and build a wall of faith together brick by brick.

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Please join us in lifting up victims from the Las Vegas shooting in prayer.

"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted,
and saves the crushed in spirit."
-Psalm 34:18 (NRSV)
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PASTOR'S NOTE:

For the past few weeks we’ve been talking about the importance of community and we have even discussed that the term “community” has at it’s roots the two words “common” + “unity.” The Apostle Paul explains in Ephesians 4:4-6 that “there is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all." In a time of great divisiveness, his words are timely as he reminds us that there is much more that unites us as Christians than divides us.

This Sunday in both our 9:00 a.m. Celebration Service and our 11:10 Traditional Service we celebrate that “common unity” as we join with billions of Christians worldwide for World Communion Sunday. In addition to celebrating the Lord’s Supper we will hear from the Eisenbergs, former missionaries who served in Paraguay and we’ll hear from Josh Williams, a young man with an inspiring gift of spoken word. We are united by a common confession that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior and that he died on a cross for the forgiveness of our sins and that he arose on the third day and with his defeat of sin and death his resurrection provides us with eternal life.

Also, this Sunday at 3:00 p.m. on the green space between the parking lots of the church we will hold our first (in a long time) Blessing of the Animals. This is a free event and very much open to the public. So, be sure to bring your pet, your neighbor, and your neighbor’s pet as we bless the animals that bring such joy to our lives.

See you Sunday!

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Rev. Clark Atkins
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