Boys Campout

Boys ages 4-12 and their dads (or other male role model) are invited to an overnight camp out at the Anderson Creek Sportsman’s Club on 8/18/2017 with campfire cooking, swimming, fishing, target shooting, & outdoor fun! Register below. Invite other boys and dads that you know!

2017 Men and Boys Camp Out

For more information, speak to Tim Smay.

 

 

Heaven as a Pattern for Worship :: PODCAST

Presented at Curwensville Alliance Church on 7/9/2017 by Pastor Steve Shields

Where is the best place to learn a skill or a trade? For example, If you wanted to learn to make Italian food, where would you go? Lots of places, but if you’re a serious chef, you’ll probably consider Italy.

French food – Paris.

If you’re going to learn to speak Mandarin, your best bet would be to go to China. You can learn from teachers here in the States, but any International Worker will tell you that they really learned the language when they went to the source.

If you’re going to learn to drive heavy equipment, you don’t go to Perkins Family Restaurants to learn, right? No, you go where it’s already happening, and you learn there.

Are you seeing a principle emerging?

If you want to learn to do something,
look at people who are doing it and learn from them.

Let’s take that principle and apply it to worship.

Where does worship occur – I mean really great worship? You might think of a church you know or a choir you’ve heard or a worship band you know. “When we were at Willis’ church – man that worship was GREAT!”

I have a better idea: If we want to find good worship, let’s look into heaven.

After all, that’s the source, right?

And where would you turn in the Bible to get a picture of heaven? You can find glimpses of it in several Old and New Testament books. You can look to Isaiah – when the prophet finds himself before the throne of God. But the book of Revelation has, probably, the most descriptive passages on the subject.

In this podcast, we look at the opening verses of Revelation and see what we can learn about worship.

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How Do You Worship? :: PODCAST

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on June 25, 2017 by Pastor Steve Shields

If you ever took a course in communication, the teacher or professor probably made a remark like this, early on: You cannot not communicate.

That’s true. Even the person who never speaks a word is communicating — by their expression, by their non-verbal, with their eyes, even with their silence.

This serves to show that communication is not just verbal, but non-verbal. And since worship is a form of communication, it might be wise to give our posture in worship some attention.

In this podcast, Pastor Steve examines six postures in worship, and gives some meaningful reflection on what they can tell us.

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