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September Minute Messages

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

September 5 Audio Life is not designed to be a “stress rehearsal” and yet that’s what many of us make it.  We spend our lives stressed to the max.  The John Hancock Tower in Boston was completed in 1972 but couldn’t be used for another four years due to a...

Creation Care & Earth's Changing Environment

Posted by Brad Pontius on

A Dialogue on Science, Faith, and Earth Stewardship Hosted by: Concerned Scientists at IU & ECC, in collaboration with Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, Bloomington Reformed Presbyterian Church, Hope Presbyterian Church, Foot of the Cross Church, and Intervarsity Graduate Ministry. This...

August 14-29 Minute Messages

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

August 14 Audio You’ve heard it before, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.”  Some things, however, are just ugly from any angle.  The eel-like hagfish – so named for its ugly appearance – has no eyes, teeth or backbone.  And when attacked, its...

August 1 & 8 Minute Messages

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

August 1 Minute Message A distant rumble with the cadence of gently falling rain can be peaceful.  But add thunder crashes, howling wind and jagged streaks of lightening, and it becomes unnerving.  What do you do when the storms of life batter you mentally, emotionally, and...

Life Group Core Values

Posted by Nancy Barrow on

Life Groups at Sherwood Oaks exist to help members: Grow Spiritually:Spiritual growth is important to Life Groups as it is a direct result of obeying Jesus' first, greatest commandment to us: to love the Lord our God with all our heart soul and mind. Serve Others:Service should be about...

July Minute Messages

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

July 3 Minute Message You’ll most often hear the words in a rerun of an old western.  The scene is a country cemetery and the painfully solemn parson stands over the grave and utters these last words, “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust…”  In other words, when life...

Update on Elsie

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

On Sunday, July 21, Elsie had a fall and broke her hip, resulting in surgery while they are on vacation (as announced at the end of the 11:00am service at East). Here is an update from Tom as of today: "Surgery went well and we appreciate all the prayers and support so much. Hope to be home...

May Minute Messages

Posted by Tom Ellsworth on

Miss a Minute Message in May? Get caught up below: May 2:  Listen A.W. Tozer wrote, “Faith is seeing the invisible but not the nonexistent.”  For more than two decades, science has benefited from the Hubble Space Telescope’s new insights. Prior to its deployment...

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