This Sunday: Living Gratefully – Part 1: The Lord’s Goals

7 February 2016

This Sunday evening we begin our Living Gratefully program. “Living gratefully”–it sounds good but does it feel like something you could do or just like something for really spiritual people? Is it possible to live gratefully in the midst of the mess of a normal person’s life? What does that look like? What difference can it make?

This Sunday: Living Gratefully / Founders Day

31 January 2016

This year, our school theme is Living Gratefully. How do we notice the blessings in our lives and remember to thank the Lord for them? In particular on Founder’s Day, we remember and thank the Lord for all the people who have contributed to Kainon School, and all the ways that Kainon School has been a blessing to the world. And we also ask: what is the best way to demonstrate our thankfulness, to not simply say “thank you,” but to live gratefully?

This Sunday: Gathering in the Lord’s Name

Sermon: 31 January

This Sunday we’re going to think about people gathering together. What different reasons do we gather together for? What changes when we gather together? How can we gather together in the Lord’s name?

This Sunday: You Must Be Born Again

Is it possible to really change? At the beginning of the year, it’s a question we may find ourselves asking. The startling answer from the Lord’s Word: both yes and no. According to the Word, we have two “selves” or “wills” at the same time: a fleshly one, and a spiritual one. The fleshly will…

This Sunday: Seeing Patterns

This Sunday we will be hearing a sermon by Eric Carswell called “Seeing Patterns.” It takes a funny and not very well-known story from the Old Testament and uses it to explore how we can come to see negative patterns in our lives, even when we don’t particularly want to.

This Sunday:The Son of God

Joseph was told that the Child in Mary’s womb had been “conceived of the Holy Spirit”; Mary was told that the Child would be called “the Son of God.” He would also be “Immanuel,” that is, “God with us.” How could He be both the Son of God and God Himself? It can seem like…

This Sunday: Carol Sing

Bring a picnic and your family and get in the Christmas spirit by singing Christmas songs with the New Church Westville band. There will be a short, family-friendly worship service in the church and then we’ll move into the hall to sing and eat.

This Sunday: Betrothal

We’re told that Mary and Joseph were “betrothed.” What does that mean? On Sunday we get to witness two people getting betrothed in the church service. Come learn about this rare but important and beautiful ritual for inviting the Lord into a couple’s relationship before they actually get married.

This Sunday: Holding On

Some of the most important decisions we make in life are about what we choose to let go of and what we hold onto with all of our might. Last week we spoke about letting go of things that we need to release. This week, we’ll talk about the things from God that we can…

Living Gratefully | Bible Study Program

Running from 7 Feb to 22 Mar

Inspired by Emanuel Swedenborg’s book Divine Providence, Living Gratefully is a seven (7) week Bible study program that explores the concept of providence through a lens of gratitude for God’s constant, loving presence in our lives.

Click here to learn more about the program, watch a video, or find out how to sign up.