Southern Heights Presbyterian Church

5750 South 40th Street - Lincoln, NE - 402-421-3704 Worship Sundays at 10:30

A loving and welcoming faith community located at 40th and Old Cheney Road in South Lincoln, Nebraska, Southern Heights Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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A Righteous Fire

What do we do when we see injustice happening in the world around us? To people around us? To us? 

What do we do when the injustices that are being done are perfectly within the bounds of what is legal, even if not ethical?

How do we respond? What do we do? How shall we hear the call of God to work for justice in our world?

What Would Jesus Do?

Join us this week as we explore all of this as we delve into the scripture readings for the day, Exodus 20:1-7 and John 2:13-22.

Preached by Rev. Leanne Masters, Pastor

Take Up Your Cross

Speaking, standing, staying, going, can all come with a high and heavy personal cost. We know that there are things that we are called to do and say in this world, but sometimes the personal risk seems to outweigh the call, and we are frozen. 

This week, we explore that sense of self-preservation that sometimes prevents us from following God's call, and are encouraged, perhaps, to have the courage to go where God calls us, no matter what the risk..

This week's scripture readings are Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 and Mark 8:31-38. 
Sermon preached by Rev. Leanne Masters, Pastor.

Signs of Faithfulness

Sometimes, signs and symbols can speak more fully to what is on our hearts and minds than mere words can. This is particularly true whenever we start talking about our relationship with God, or how that relationship impacts, guides, or directs us. 

In this week's sermon, we talk about those signs that God has given us to remind us of the promises that we have been given, and to remind us of the promises that we, too, have made. 

Scripture passages are Genesis 9:8-17 and Mark 1:9-15.
Preached by Rev. Leanne Masters, pastor

Past, Future, and Present

In the life of the church, we tend to talk mostly about what we used to do, how it used to be...or what we hope things will be in the future. But all too often, we forget to look at the here and now, and what we are doing, and how we are responding to God's call to us in the moment. 

In this this week's sermon we explore a bit of what that means for us as members of a church and as people struggling to understand and to know what and where and how God is calling us to serve and act in this world.

Scripture passages are 2 Kings 2:1-12 and Mark 9:2-9
Preached by Rev. Leanne Masters, Pastor

Getting Strong

Sometime we get tired. So very, very tired. How can we possibly respond to God's call when we are just. plain. tired.?

In this week's sermon, we explore this thought in conjunction with the promises heard in Isaiah 40. 

Scripture passages for the week are Isaiah 40:21-31 and Mark 1:29-39.
Preached by Rev. Leanne Masters, Pastor

Don't Delay, Act Now!

There's a sense of immediacy and urgency all throughout scripture, but especially in regards to following God's call. There's also a recurring theme up packing up, packing in, and giving all up in order to follow where God leads you.

In this sermon, we unpack what those things mean for us in our lives and in our world today...and how we can understand the call to follow, and follow now, where God is calling us. 

Preached by Rev. Leanne Masters, pastor

Where You Don't Know

We talk a lot about call and calling in the life of the church. We talk a lot about finding your call or what God is calling you to do....but what happens when our lives and situations shift and we are no longer able to do what we have been called to in the past?

Join us for a conversation about how to find the possibilities and promise of call in the midst of changes in our lives and circumstances.

Preached by Rev. Leanne Masters, pastor

Out of Chaos

It seems that our culture has perfected the art of pushing us to perfection, or at least presenting the image of perfection. But the reality is that we are imperfect people living in an imperfect world. 

What does that mean for us in the church, and what does it mean for us as people of faith? And what role does our baptism play in all of that?

Join us as we explore what it means to be living as an imperfect person of faith in the world that we live in today.

Preached by Rev. Leanne Masters, pastor

Overcoming Darkness

The prologue to the Gospel of John provides a glimpse into John's claims about who Jesus is, and what that means for those who would trust in him.

Join us as we explore what his statements about Jesus mean for us as people of faith living long after the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and how they can help us find hope in the world that we live in today.

Preached by Rev. Leanne Masters, pastor.

“He has told you, human one, what is good and what the Lord requires from you: to do justice, embrace faithful love, and walk humbly with your God.” — Micah 6:8 CEB