Worship Service
Feb
25
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship on Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We're continuing with our series on the book of Genesis entitled "Roots of Our Redemption." That title comes from the fact that the overarching theme of the Bible, even early in the Old Testament, is God's plan to save us from our sin by sending his Son Jesus Christ into the world to die for us. It's amazing to see that plan unfolding, even in the earliest stages of God's relationship with his people.

This week Pastor Josh will be preaching God's word to us from Genesis 13. Pray for him as he studies and prepares the message this week.

Our worship services also include:

  • singing songs of praise (both traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs);
  • several times of corporate prayer (praise, confession/acceptance of forgiveness, thanksgiving, intercession);
  • hearing Scripture read aloud, that we might be encouraged, challenged and strengthened in our faith;
  • time to get to know each other a little better over coffee and snacks.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Mar
4
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship on Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We're continuing in our sermon series on the book of Genesis. The series is called "Roots of Our Redemption," because even way back in the first book of the Bible, we see that God was already planning to save us from our sins by sending his Son Jesus into the world to die for us. Our salvation was never a "Plan B," or a contingency. It was, and is, God's loving plan for his children, since before time began. 

Pastor Josh will be preaching the word to us from Genesis 14. Pray for him as he prepares what he will say. Also, spend some time reading this chapter and see what God might want to teach you from his word. 

We will also celebrate the Lord's Supper together.

Our worship services also include lots of singing, prayer, Scripture reading, and time to get to know each other afterward over coffee and snacks, 

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Mar
11
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship on Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We're taking a break from our study of the book of Genesis this week. 

James Marohn will be preaching the word to us.

Sermon: "Living Sacrifice-- An Oxymoron?"

Scripture text: Romans 12:1-8

Our worship services also include lots of singing, prayer, Scripture reading, and time to get to know each other over coffee and snacks. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday! Here's what's happening...

This week we start a new sermon series... actually, we're re-starting a series that we started last year! The series is called "Genesis: Roots of Our Redemption." It's all about how even way back in the beginning, God was planning to redeem his children by sending his Son Jesus Christ to die for us. As we study the stories and characters in the book of Genesis, we see over and over again God's love and faithfulness to us, despite our stubborn rebellion toward him. 

This Sunday Pastor Josh will pick up where we left off last spring, in Genesis chapter 12. Take a few minutes before Sunday to familiarize yourself with this account of Abram and Sarai in Egypt.

As always, our worship service will also include lots of singing, several times of corporate prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, and time to get to know each other over coffee and snacks.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Feb
11
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday! Here's what's happening...

Today we wrap up our sermon series on the book of Proverbs. We've called this series "Choose Wisely," as most of the wise sayings in Proverbs are offered to us as a choice between the foolish way and the wise (or God's) way. 

This week Pastor Josh will close the series with some wisdom on the topic of justice.

Sermon: "Wisdom in Justice"

Scripture Passage: Proverbs 11:10

We'll also sing together, pray together, hear Scripture read aloud, and share some coffee and snacks after the service. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Feb
4
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We're in Week 5 of our sermon series on the book of Proverbs entitled "Choose Wisely." Proverbs is full of practical, godly wisdom; will we choose to accept it and make it part of our lives?

This week Pastor Josh will preach on the subject of making godly decisions.

Sermon: "Wisdom in Decision-Making"

Scripture Text: Proverbs 16:33, 19:21

We'll also sing together, pray together, hear Scripture read aloud, and fellowship together over coffee and snacks after the service.

This week we also have the privilege of celebrating Communion together. This is the Christian "family meal"-- when we eat the bread and drink the juice which represent Christ's body and blood, shed for us on the cross.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Jan
28
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship on Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We're on Week 4 of our 6-week sermon series on the book of Proverbs. The series is called "Choose Wisely," because the book of Proverbs is full of God's wisdom for all areas of our lives.

This week we'll look at what Proverbs has to say about sex. Pastor Josh will preach the word to us. Pray for him as he studies and prepares his talk on this subject. 

Sermon: "Wisdom in Sex"

Text: Proverbs 30:18-20

As always, our time together will also include singing worship songs together, praying together, hearing Scripture read aloud, and some time to hang out and get to know each other. Plenty of hot coffee and snacks after the service!

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship on Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We're on Week 3 of our 6-week sermon series on the book of Proverbs entitled "Choose Wisely." This week we'll look at what Proverbs has to say about our work. Pastor Josh will preach the word to us. Pray for him as he studies and prepares this week.

Sermon: "Wisdom in Work"

Text: Proverbs 22:29, 23:4-5

Our worship services also include lots of singing, prayer times, hearing Scripture read aloud, and time before, during and after the service to get to know each other. After the service, we gather in the fellowship hall for hot coffee, tea and snacks. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Congregational Meeting
Jan
14
11:45 AM11:45

Congregational Meeting

Please plan to join us immediately after the worship service, on the 2nd floor, for a congregational meeting. 

We'll have lunch, hear some updates about what's been going on the past few months, and do a little planning for 2018. 

Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting-- but Ruggles members are especially encouraged to make this a priority. 

NOTE: If you are able to bring a crock pot of soup, a salad, or a dessert, please let us know. Thank you!

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Worship Service
Jan
14
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship on Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We're in Week 2 of our sermon series on the Old Testament book of Proverbs, entitled "Choose Wisely."

How could a book written thousands of years ago still offer such relevant and timely wisdom for our life today? Because it comes from God's word-- and God never changes. His character, His justice, and His love for us, are just as strong as they were at the beginning of the universe, and His .

Not only that, but human nature is the same as it has always been. Fashions change, technology changes, but the things that move us and motivate us as humans don't change-- fear, anger, lust, revenge, joy, grief, anxiety, jealousy-- they have always been, and will always be, part of being human. 

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this Sunday. 

Sermon: TBA

Scripture passage: TBA (definitely from Proverbs)

Our worship services also include lots of singing, prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, and plenty of time to hang out and get to know each other. 

Also, immediately after this Sunday's service, there will be a Congregational Meeting (see below).

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Jan
7
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday!

Happy New Year! What better way to begin 2018 than to resolve to become wiser? And what better way to gain wisdom than to dig into the Old Testament book of Proverbs? We'll spend the first several weeks of this year looking at what this ancient (but incredibly timely and relevant) book has to teach us about wisdom.

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us this morning as we begin this sermon series.

Sermon: TBA

Scripture passage: Proverbs 1:1-7, 20-33; 2:1-11

We'll also sing worship songs together, pray corporately several times, hear Scripture read aloud, and enjoy some coffee and snacks together after the service. 

We will also celebrate Communion together, as Jesus taught us to do in remembrance of Him. 

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Dec
31
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us on Sunday for worship! Here's what's happening...

We'll finish up our Advent sermon series entitled "A Very Unexpected Christmas." This series has shown us that the God we worship is a God of the unexpected, and nothing he does is by accident or on a whim. 

James Marohn will preach the word to us, from the last few verses of Matthew chapter 2.

Sermon: "A Very Unexpected Home"

Scripture passage: Matthew 2:19-23

We'll also sing worship songs together, have several times of corporate prayer, hear Scripture read aloud, and enjoy a time of fellowship and snacks after the service.

Hope you can join us for the last worship service of 2017!

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Worship Service
Dec
24
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday! Here's what's happening...

It's the 4th Sunday of Advent. It's also Christmas Eve!

Pastor Josh will preach from God's word for us today. We'll be continuing in our Advent sermon series entitled "A Very Unexpected Christmas." 

Sermon: "Very Unexpected Evil"

Scripture passage: Matthew 2:13-18

This passage shows us the reality of Christmas. Sometimes we think that this time of year is about being joyful and peaceful and ignoring the difficult aspects of our lives. Yet the reality of Christmas is not about ignoring our difficulties, but having joy, peace, and hope in the midst of them. That's what having a "Merry Christmas" is truly about, and that's what we're going to celebrate this Sunday. Join us!

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no evening Christmas Eve service. The morning worship service at 10:00 AM will be our only worship service of the day. 

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Worship Service
Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday! Here's what's happening...

It's the 3rd Sunday of Advent. 

Pastor Josh will be preaching the word for us this morning. He'll continue with our Advent sermon series entitled "A Very Unexpected Christmas."

Sermon: TBA

Scripture passage: Matthew 2:1-12

We'll also sing lots of worship songs (including a Christmas carol or two), have several times of corporate prayer, hear Scripture read aloud, and have a fellowship time after the service to get to know each other a little better (and snacks!).

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday! Here's what's happening...

This is the 2nd Sunday of Advent. 

Pastor Josh will continue with our Advent sermon series entitled "A Very Unexpected Christmas."

Sermon: TBA

Scripture passage: Matthew 1:18-25

We'll also sing lots of worship songs (including a Christmas carol or two), share several times of corporate prayer, hear Scripture read aloud, and have some time to get to know each other over coffee and snacks. 

Hope you can join us to celebrate the joy of the coming of the Savior!

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Worship Service
Dec
3
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship, the first Sunday of Advent! Here's what's happening...

Pastor Josh will begin our Advent sermon series entitled "A Very Unexpected Christmas." The text for this series is the first 2 chapters of the Gospel of Matthew.

We'll also sing together, pray together, hear Scripture read aloud, and have some time to get to know each other over coffee and snacks.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Prayer Retreat
Dec
2
9:30 AM09:30

Prayer Retreat

As a culmination to our fall sermon series on prayer, you are invited to a special prayer retreat here at Ruggles. Jeremy Stefano from Gordon-Conwell Seminary and Leadership Transformations, Inc. will be leading our time together. 

$15 suggested donation covers breakfast. lunch and all materials for the day. 

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Worship Service
Nov
26
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Our series on prayer ended last Sunday, and Advent is still a week away.
So what's happening on this in-between Sunday??

Linda Smith will preach the word to us this morning.

Sermon: "Be Holy"

Scripture passage: 1 Peter 1:13-2:3

As always, today's worship service will include:

  • singing worship songs and hymns together, led by our awesome Ruggles Worship Team;
  • praying together (including prayers of praise, confession/assurance of forgiveness, thanksgiving, and intercession);
  • hearing Scripture read aloud for our encouragement and erudition;
  • getting to know each other over coffee and snacks.

Hope to see you Sunday!

If you are traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, be careful and come back to us safe and well-rested!

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Worship Service
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship on Sunday! Here's what's happening...

Today is the final installment of our sermon series entitled "Teach Us To Pray" (if you've missed any of the previous sermons in the series, click on "Worship" and "Sermons").

Pastor Josh will wrap us this series with a sermon called "The Practice of Prayer."

Our time together will also include lots of singing, corporate prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, and a special Thanksgiving feast after the service! (see below) 

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship on Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We're on the penultimate week of our sermon series entitled "Teach Us To Pray." Today Pastor Josh will preach the word to us, all about intercessory prayer, or the act of praying on behalf of someone else. 

Pastor Josh says this...
"When things go wrong, is your first inclination to pray? Do you really believe prayer makes any difference? In one of the last passages of the first letters to the early church, James passionately encourages the church to pray for ourselves and for each other -- especially in difficult circumstances."

Sermon: The Practice of Prayer: Intercession

Scripture: James 5:13-18

We'll also sing worship songs together, engage in several corporate prayers, hear Scripture read aloud, and enjoy some coffee and snacks and get to know each other a little better...

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Nov
5
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship on Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We're continuing with our sermon series called "Teach Us To Pray." Each week we look at a different passage of Scripture related to prayer, in order that we might become better and more frequent pray-ers.

This week Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon title: "The Practice of Prayer: Thanksgiving"

Scripture passages: 1 Thessalonians 5:13

This is also a Communion Sunday-- we'll share the elements of bread and juice, representing Jesus' body and blood, in remembrance of Him. 

Also, we'll sing together, pray together, hear Scripture read aloud, and hang out a bit after the service to enjoy some refreshments and get to know each other better.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Annual Meeting
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Meeting

This is is our "big meeting" of the year, when we look back at God's faithfulness to our church over the past year, and look ahead to what He might have in store for us over the next 12 months...

We'll meet at 10:00 and share brunch together (please bring some food to share!), and then we'll get down to business.

Agenda items include:

  • reports from the various church ministries;
  • approval of a budget for the coming year;
  • approval of church leadership for the coming year;
  • time to discuss and pray together.

Please plan to join us for this important meeting, especially if you are a Ruggles member.

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Worship Service
Oct
29
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship on Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We're continuing with our sermon series called "Teach Us To Pray." Each week we look at a different passage of Scripture to see what insights we might gain into this beautiful mystery of communicating with our Heavenly Father.

This week Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon title: "The Practice of Prayer: Confession"

Scripture passages: Nehemiah 1; Psalm 51; Luke 18:9-14

Also, we'll sing together, pray together, hear Scripture read aloud, and hang out a bit after the service to enjoy some refreshments and get to know each other better.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Oct
22
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship on Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We're continuing with our sermon series entitled "Teach Us To Pray." This was the request Jesus' disciples made in Luke 11. Each week of this series, we have been looking at a different passage of Scripture and exploring together how it might change our prayer lives.

This week Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon title: "Prayer of Praise"

Scripture passage: Psalms 103, 145, 150; 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Habakkuk 3

Our worship services also include lots of singing (both traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs); times of corporate prayer; hearing Scripture read aloud; and time to hang out and get to know each other better.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Congregational Meeting
Oct
15
11:45 AM11:45

Congregational Meeting

With our Annual Meeting just 2 weeks away (Saturday, November 4), we have some important matters to discuss in anticipation of the 2017-18 fiscal year. 

We'll meet on the 2nd floor right after the worship service, have lunch together and then get down to business. 

If you are a member, you are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in this meeting. We need your input!

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Worship Service
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We're continuing with our sermon series on prayer, entitled, strangely enough, "Teach Us To Pray" (a request made by Jesus' disciples in Luke 11).

This week Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon title: "Corporate Prayer (Why Can't I Just Pray By Myself?)"

Scripture passage: Acts 4:23-31

During our time together we'll also sing lots of worship songs, have several times of corporate prayer, hear Scripture read aloud, and have some time to get to know each other.

Also, please plan to join us after the service for an important Congregational meeting (see announcement below). We'll have lunch together, and then there is a lot of important business to discuss in anticipation of the beginning of our fiscal year (Nov. 1). 

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We're continuing with our fall sermon series entitled, "Teach Us To Pray." 

This week James Marohn will preach the word to us.

Sermon: "Persistence in Prayer: Why 'One-and-Done' Isn't Enough"

Scripture Passage: Luke 18:1-8 (The Parable of the Persistent Widow)

We'll also sing together, pray together, hear Scripture read aloud together, and have some social time after the service.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Worship Service
Oct
1
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

This Sunday is Stewardship Sunday!

We'll take a break from our fall sermon series on prayer, and we'll focus on a different topic: money! We'll think, learn and pray about how each of us can manage the financial resources God has entrusted to us, and how we as a church might collectively manage our finances. 

Pastor Josh will preach the word to us. 

Sermon: "Gen•er•ous"

Scripture passage: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

How can we grow as generous people? This Sunday is our annual "Stewardship Sunday," which coincides with the beginning of our new fiscal year. This is the primary time in the year when we hear from God's word about giving. We'll take a break from our prayer series this week and delve into 2 Corinthians 9 with the goal of learning generosity and worshiping the source and pinnacle of all generosity in our Lord Jesus Christ!

Of course, our worship service will also include the singing of worship songs, several times of corporate prayer, hearing Scripture read aloud, sharing Communion together, and some "get-to-know-you" time.

Hope to see you Sunday!

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Newcomers Lunch
Sep
24
11:30 AM11:30

Newcomers Lunch

If you are new to our church, we want to treat you to lunch! 

This Sunday after the worship service, we'll head out to a nearby restaurant. This is your chance to ask any questions you might have about our church, what we believe, our ministries, etc. It's also a chance for us to get to know you a little better.

 

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Worship Service
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship on Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We're on Week 4 of our sermon series entitled "Teach Us To Pray." This title comes from Luke 11, when Jesus' disciples made this request of Him. Likewise, as followers of Jesus, we want to learn how to pray. Each week we'll look at a different Scripture passage which has something for us to add to our understanding of prayer.

This week Pastor Josh will preach the word to us.

Sermon: The Difficulty of Prayer: Why is Prayer so Hard?

Scripture Passage: Mark 14:32-42

We'll also sing worship songs together, pray together as a church family, hear Scripture read aloud, and have some "get-to-know-you" time (see below).

Hope you can join us on Sunday!

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Worship Service
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Worship Service

Join us for worship this Sunday! Here's what's happening...

We're on Week 3 of our fall sermon series on prayer, entitled "Teach Us To Pray." The title of this series comes from Luke 11, in which one of Jesus' disciples asks him, "Lord, teach us to pray."

Pastor Josh will preach the sermon this week.

Sermon title: The Power of Prayer: How Does Prayer Work?

Scripture passage: Mark 9:14-29

Our worship services also include:

  • lots of singing (traditional hymns, and contemporary worship songs);
  • several times of corporate prayer (praise, confession, thanksgiving, intercession, commissioning);
  • hearing Scripture read aloud;
  • some social time with coffee and snacks

Hope to see you Sunday!

 

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Cookout
Sep
10
11:30 AM11:30

Cookout

You're invited to a cookout after the worship service on the Ruggles lawn! We'll fire up the grill and cook the burgers and dogs, and we'll also supply the chips and drinks-- you bring a salad and/or a dessert to share.

Hope you can join us for this great way to kick off the fall semester. Invite a friend!

 

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