Giving the Light Away

Happy Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost!  

As we worship this Sunday, we’ll be taking part in baptizing one of our own little ones, promising to care for her and help lead her toward a faith in Christ as she grows up and can later make the decision for herself.  We’ll impart the waters of God’s grace, bless her with our prayers, affirmations of faith and love, and welcome her into the fellowship of faith!   

So, what does sharing the light with others really entail?  We’ve been talking a lot lately about light, and as we share God’s light with someone new through Baptism, it would do us well to look at Jesus’s words in Mark 10:35-45.  Do we look for our benefit when sharing the light with others?  Or do we get irritated when someone seems to have gotten more light than we have?  Do we resent people who ask the challenging questions, or give the hard answers that challenge our worldview?  And, how can we most effectively share our light with the “little ones,” whether they are an infant or someone in a vulnerable place?  Come as we dig into God’s Word and the Scriptures in worship! 


Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:45—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes before 10:45 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the service at You can chat once the Livestream service has started. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can also access the Livestream at without the chat feature. A pop-up will ask you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. The service will be available on YouTube either Sunday afternoon or Monday. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update. There will be space for those who still wish to social distance, and masks are now required for worship due to the increased communication of the Delta variant of COVID-19.  We encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated in order to protect themselves and others. 


Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm every Sunday. You can always check the calendar at for updated info. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may contact the church office by email at or by phone at 352-694-2161 if you have any questions or need any help. We will get back to you as soon as possible.