Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, June 1

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, June 1

“Beauty is rarely soft or consolatory. Quite the contrary. Genuine beauty is always quite alarming.”  – Donna Tartt, The Secret History Michaelangelo’s “David” is arresting when viewed in person. It is far taller than one would expect, and the tall dome of the Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze seems to extend that statue even further. The statue of […]

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, May 4

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, May 4

The current cultural climate in the United States has an uneasy fascination with war. In some sense, many Americans are very tired of war. The specter of nine years of military intervention in Iraq and the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan haunt even the most ardent warhawk. More than a decade of sending troops to the Middle […]

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, October 6

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, October 6

A common trope in modern cinema is one in which a socially inept high-schooler is taken under the wing of a benevolent “cool kid” who transforms the other into the prom queen/star quarterback/class president/etc. This formula also usually involves some sort of existential crisis in which the newly-minted cool kid has to choose between his […]

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, September 1

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, September 1

Questions concerning knowledge have been debated throughout the ages. The pendulum of thought concerning this topic has swung radically throughout time. In our current day, there is a sentiment concerning knowledge that is echoed throughout academia and pop-culture alike: who knows? In keeping with the empirical tendencies of modernism, our culture values scientific knowledge, but, […]

Getting Ready For Sunday: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, August 4

This week we begin a new sermon series called “The Emotional Life of the Christian.”  How do emotions fit into our understanding of the sovereignty of God?  Are we supposed to submit to emotions or squash them?  Do we trust them or dismiss them? In this series we will consider that God has created us with […]

Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, April 7

(You can download last week’s bulletin here, and last weeks sermon here.)  This past Lord’s Day was the day we recognize as Easter, or Resurrection Sunday. As we observe on some Sunday’s certain events in the life of Christ, it is right and fitting that his death, burial and resurrection would be among them. But we must […]

Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, October 7

 It’s 6:30 as I write this. Musicians are coming in the building, as well as some of our sound crew for a training session. The resource center smells like pizza (a bribe for the sound crew). And the business of tonight is to prepare for Sabbath Worship. As we prepare our hearts and hands and […]

Getting Ready for Sunday :: How to Prepare for Worship at Uptown, September 2

Last Sunday, we finished our topical series on the church with a service on missions, and a sermon by Dr. Paul Taylor, the International Director for the Asia Pacific Region for Mission to the World. That sermon, along with the rest of the series can be found on Uptown’s Sermons page. This week we begin a […]

Worship Elements for Sunday, August 5

We begin this week a new short series titled “Church: The Called Community.”  God has decreed that his Church would manifest his wisdom to the world. This series will show how, through the teaching, worship, fellowship and outreach of his Church, and Uptown Church in particular, Christ calls to himself and makes holy all those who will […]

Worship Elements for Sunday, July 8

THE WORD Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 Sermon: “Body Awareness” SONGS Worship Leader: Paul Winter A Mighty Fortress is Our God listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase What Wondrous Love is This listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase Mighty is the Power of the Cross listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase On Jordan’s Stormy Banks […]

Worship Elements for Sunday, July 1

THE WORD Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:12-34 Sermon: “Christ Is Raised, So Live Like It!” SONGS Worship Leader: Jeremy D. Goodwyne Worship Christ, the Risen King listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase Mighty to Save listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase The Power of the Cross listen | chords | lyrics/info | purchase Before the Throne […]

Worship Elements for Sunday, May 6

Apologies, all, for our absence this last week. But we are back on schedule, and hopeful that this resource was indeed missed, and will be found helpful again! THE WORD Scripture : 1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1 Sermon: “Free to Edify” Rev. Tom Hawkes SONGS Worship Leader: Jeremy D. Goodwyne Praise to the Lord, the Almighty Listen | chords | info | purchase […]