Worship services moved online through April

In accordance with our Governor’s strong recommendations, the guidance of the CDC, and in consultation with trusted medical professionals, we will not be gathering in our building through April. We believe this is both wise and appropriate. We deeply love our city–that’s why we meet! Under these circumstances, however, we can serve our city best by not meeting. Looking ahead, …

Shared Space

We miss seeing your faces! Join us on a video call (you can leave the video off, if you prefer!) every Tuesday and Thursday at 8am and 8pm. Every Tuesday & Thursday, 8am & 8pm Pastors from both venues will be hosting a time of encouragement, connection and prayer. This should work on almost any web-enabled device. But, it will …

HOLY WEEK STATIONS 2020

Easter will look quite different for many of us this year. And as we mourn the loss of the ways we have typically celebrated, we think it is incredibly important to remember that the story of Easter has not changed. In order to prepare our hearts and our minds for the celebration of the Resurrection, our hope is to walk …

Pause for Worship

One of the great opportunities in all of this disruption, is time to worship and perhaps regain some perspective about what matters most to us. Why not take a few minutes to worship right now! Let Your Kingdom Come God So Loved

PRAYER/LITANY FOR UNCERTAIN DAYS

by Fran Pratt In my county schools, restaurants, and bars are closed, and gatherings larger than 10 people are banned. I find myself in a very different life: less church work (we are still pastoring digitally as best we can), educating my kids at home, worrying about the world. My spirit is able to find gratitude and meaning. But my …

Culture Shock… and a culture in shock.

From Josh Armstrong: Any American that has traveled to a foreign country with a culture radically different than the one they are used to has probably experienced the psychological phenomenon known as culture shock. As my wife Amanda and I were talking about the effect of the coronavirus on people’s mindsets, it struck Amanda that previously rational people are acting …

vineyard maryville hires a worship pastor!

We are so excited to announce that we’ve hired David Hawkins to be our new Worship Pastor at Vineyard Maryville! He begins, officially, on April 20th. Please be praying for David and his family, as they are planning a cross-country move at a VERY odd time! David grew up mostly in the Midwest, which is where he met his wife, …

C.S. Lewis, about looming threats

A timely word from C.S. Lewis, written years ago about the atomic bomb. The words work for the situation and fear in front of us today. Do not let us begin by exaggerating the novelty of our situation. Believe me, dear sir or madam, you and all whom you love were already sentenced to death before the atomic bomb was …

Just Be

Americans are action-oriented people. If we are not doing something, we feel as though we have failed, or that the day has been unsuccessful. The coronavirus epidemic is frightening, stressful, and can be a catalyst for great anxiety. It can also be seen as a great gift. What if we come close to touching the face of God during these …

TIPS FOR COPING WITH ANXIETY AND STRESS

Fear has a way of doing some really gnarly things to us and in us. Often, in times like where we are now, fear brings out some of the worst versions of us and often leads to anxiety and stress. These things, they feed on uncertainty and uncertainty is freely able to be found during our current reality with COVID …