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This is the day that the Lord has made; 

let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24

Throughout Scripture we are told to rejoice. What does this mean? Are we supposed to just “be happy” all the time? That doesn’t seem possible. 

Exactly. Because rejoicing isn’t just simply “putting on a happy face.” That’s very surface-level stuff. No, the Bible calls us to rejoice. To be filled with joy that overflows. How? This only works if the source of our joy is not in our personal successes, not in our circumstances, not in our possessions, status, or bank accounts. This kind of rejoicing is found only when we rejoice in the Lord. As Paul says in Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!” If it’s worth repeating for Paul, it’s worth it for us to hear it again and again, too!

Our worship on Sunday is an opportunity for us to do this very thing. To come together, even out of a hard week that provided no happiness, and yet to rejoice in the Lord Jesus Christ because he has given us salvation and hope.

We will rejoice in worship together through songs, Scripture, and prayers. Kids are always welcome at MCF! We have childcare available throughout the service for ages 3 and under, and a special Kids’ Time and activity bags during the service for all of our young worshipers. Central to our worship is hearing from God through the preaching of the Bible. This week, Pastor Michael Mackens opens the Bible to Matthew 22:23-33 to examine another encounter with Jesus when "The Sadducees Ask About the Resurrection."

You can prepare for gathered worship by finding a few moments to simply engage with the Scripture and songs for this week. Ask God to use our time together to draw you closer to Him, to build up His church, and to glorify Himself. This week’s song playlist can be found on Spotify and YouTube. Everything you need to know about our Sunday worship services can be found on our website.

See you this Sunday!   
Mark