The new year is a beautifully hopeful time. It is a time of anticipation and new opportunities. It is a time of fresh starts. We get to begin again. We get to start over, in a new year; this year, in a new decade.

At Church of the Cross we’ll be marking this time of fresh start in worship with a series called, fittingly, “Fresh Start.” We’ll be speaking to some elements that are part of starting fresh, and making a new beginning of things.

Our hope is that this time will give you some space to ponder the new ways God is moving in your life to bring you along in the journey of faith. God is not done with you yet. God is not done with any of us yet. It’s a good and rich future the Lord has in store, and God is doing new things. And the promises of God are sure.

We bid you a blessed beginning to 2020, and invite you to come along and imagine the fresh start God has in mind for you, and all of us.

Sunday, January 5—Taking the Next Step

Text in worship: Matthew 2:1-12
The life of faith is a journey. Take the next step…
”The Christian experience, from start to finish, is a journey of faith”
-Watchman Nee

Sunday, January 12—A Sure Foundation

Text in worship: Matthew 3:13-17
What is at our core? And what do we stand on?
“You are sealed by the Holy Spirit in baptism, and marked as Christ’s own forever.”
-The Episcopal Book of Common Prayer

Sunday, January 19—A New Thing

Text in worship: John 2:1-11
What new thing do you want God to do in your life?
“See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?”
Isaiah 43:19

Sunday, January 26—A Good Influencer

Text in worship: Matthew 4:12-23
Who guides you along the path?
“Follow me.”
-Jesus