Welcome to worship. This morning we begin a new sermon series, "The Blessing of Ordinary." When life brings too many unknowns, we wish for the life we had before, for the familiar. We thrive in the ordinary. Day in and day out, God is with us in the ordinary moments of life, continuously providing for us, sustaining us, recreating us. But often we don’t stop long enough to notice God and what He may want to show us or tell us. 

This series is not a call to muster up some new and ridiculous faith from your own strength. It's a reminder to maintain confidence in the  extraordinary  God found in the blessings of  ordinary  living. "Surely the LORD is in this place--and I did not know it!” Gen. 28:16 
One of the positive outcomes of the Coronavirus pandemic is that we have learned to celebrate ordinary people. Nurses, CNAs, teachers, grocery store clerks, FedEx drivers, pharmacists and repair people have all taken on a new significance for us.  

From the very beginning God chose ordinary people to carry out His eternal purpose.  Jacob and Esau were twins, but other than that they were normal folks, just like you and me. But God can do amazing things through ordinary people who are open to His Spirit and obedient to His will.
WEEK 1
KIDS SUPER SUMMER SERIES

Our super summer series will be exciting and adventurous as kids learn important stories from the Bible. This week as we begin with the story of Jacob, with all its twists and turns, we see how God can use even the most ordinary things in extraordinary ways.
RESPOND IN PRAYER
Through dreams and visions, O God, you broaden the horizon and hope of your people, that they may discover the meaning of your covenant, even in the midst of trial and exile. Increase the number of those who believe in your word so that all people may joyfully respond to your call and share in your promises. Amen.
RESPOND THROUGH REFLECTION
  • Who has been a hero in your life?
  • When have you felt that you were part of God’s plan of redemption?
  • What is God calling you to do right now?
RESPOND THROUGH GIVING
Trusting in God with all we have, we give to support the work of God's church because we believe in our mission to share God's love with our community and world in the name of Jesus. Give online or by mail. Giving allows us to keep being the church, even in the absence of our physical presence. Mail to: 411 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. How To Give Online
RESPOND THROUGH CONNECTING
God desires to have a relationship with you! He has given us ways to know Him better through His son, Jesus Christ. Knowing God and having faith in Jesus is a personal and individual decision for each person. Do you have questions about being in a relationship with God? We would love to talk with you and help you begin or deepen your faith journey.
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"Surely the LORD is in this place--and I did not know it!” Gen. 28:16