To make Christ known in the community through acts of loving service.

Assembly Times

 SUNDAY:

Auditorium

Morning Worship – 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Classes: Auditorium and Classrooms

Adults & Teens – 11:15-12:00 a.m.

Downstairs In Main Building

Children’s Classes – 11:15-12:00 p.m.

Caretel Inns of Lakeland

Worship With Russ Hicks – 10:00 a.m.

Willows Assisted Living

Worship With Russ Hicks – 11:00 a.m.

SMALL GROUPS

Fellowship Hall

Open Bible Study, Sundays – 5:00 p.m.

Ladies’ Class, Tuesdays – 9:00 a.m.

Men @ Joe’s Cafe, Fridays – 6:45 a.m.

Sometimes times and locations change.

Steve’s Latest Blog Posts

  • UnpluggedOctober 12, 2016 - 8:38 am

    Unplugged.  There is a sense of transparency and honesty that comes when musical artists go back to the basics without modifying the sound or creating special effects.  There is something neat about getting back to the basics; all natural, simple, pure. Ours is a church that celebrates worship in song, unplugged.  While the song leader’s voice […]

  • Humility and ChildlikenessOctober 9, 2016 - 9:07 am

    When we contemplate what Jesus requires for His followers, humility is a key concept that underlies every aspect of our faith and hope.  For example, consider the following, personal questions: When I know that I am right, that means everyone else is _________________ unless _______________________________. When I know that I am saved that means everyone […]

  • WORSHIP NIGHT IN AMERICASeptember 29, 2016 - 10:37 am

    Join Chris Tomlin, authors/pastors Max Lucado and Louie Giglio and many more national faith leaders and musical guests for WORSHIP NIGHT IN AMERICA: An Evening of Unity and Prayer For Our Country at the Church of Christ of St. Joseph 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 25.   This is a exclusive, nationwide, one-night event with tens […]

Upcoming Events

  1. Worship

    December 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Worship

    December 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Christmas Eve Service

    December 24 @ 5:00 am - 6:00 pm
  4. Christmas Morning Devotional Service

    December 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Perfection

November 6, 2016

In Matthew 19:13-36 Jesus is talking to a rich young ruler who asks Him a question: “…what good thing must I do to inherit eternal life?”  Having kept all of the commandments since his youth, the rich man asks Jesus, “What do I still lack?”  Jesus tells him what he must do to be found perfect  “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me” (vs. 31).  We all want to be perfect.  We see it in many of the details of our lives.  Jesus makes it clear there is only one way to be perfect: “come, follow me.”

Do Not Be Angry: Embrace Mercy and Forgiveness

October 23, 2016

Conflict will arise among God’s people.  Matthew 18 makes it clear that Jesus demands that His people work to resolve conflict between each other.  We often cite verse 20 as an encouragement to worship together.  It reads: “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”  While this is a true statement about those times when God’s people gather together to worship, the context of the chapter makes it clear that when two or three people gather together to resolve conflicts between them, Jesus is in their midst.  The final parable about the Unmerciful Servant stresses the importance of this truth for us.

Do Not Be Angry: Trust God’s Providence

October 16, 2016

In Matthew 5:21-26 Jesus addresses the source of our anger. When its all about me my anger makes sense to me; but, where does God fit in?  When its all about HIM, my anger helps me determine where I fit into God’s providence.  What is He working to bring about in me as I examine myself and my relationships with others.  What God allows us to do is to learn to depend upon Him to react in a way that is consistent with the cross of Christ.  This challenge is as big as life itself!

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