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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When No One's Around

Jesus tells us to keep our lamps burning and be ready for action. What does that mean for our daily living and our daily being? How and who are we to be while we are waiting for God's call in/to our lives? 

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 - Read by Suzie Harder
New Testament Reading: Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Gospel Reading: Luke 12:32-40 - Read by Rev. Leanne Masters

Sermon preached by Rev. Leanne Masters, Pastor.

References:
Invisibilia
(Specific episode, "The Personality Myth")
New York Times article about Olympic Swimmer Yursa Mardini

Where Can I Find You?

There are days...Oh, there are days...when the road seems too rough and the journey too hard. What do we do when we just want to give up?

In the wake of a week of horrible news, (yet another mass shooting where innocent lives were lost, a small child from a neighboring community lost while happily splashing on vacation, hate, hurt, anger and vitriol streaming across the airwaves into our homes and into our minds), we are tired and hurting and...just looking for God to speak to us in these moments.

Today, we look for God's grace and mercy in a world where it is hard to see.

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Old Testament Lesson: 1 Kings 19:1-15a. Read by John Dahm.
New Testament Lesson: Luke 8:26-39.

Sermon Preached by Rev. Leanne Masters - Pastor, Southern Heights Presbyterian Church

Take Up Your Cross

Speaking, standing, staying, going, doing...it 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.

“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