WEEKEND EXPERIENCE

Saturday Service

Our Saturday service takes place at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. This is a more casual and contemporary service that includes an extended time of worship following the message.

Sunday Services

Sunday Service times in the Auditorium are 9:00 & 10:45am. These services are approximately 70 minutes in length and are energetic, contemporary and varied expressions of faith and worship for families and individuals who have grown up with music and language of our culture. There are also dynamic programs available for children from birth to grade 5 during these times.

There is 30 minutes between each service to allow and encourage time for nurturing relationships with one another over refreshments.

At 10:45am, we also offer a Traditional Service in the Theatre. The emphasis for this service is on a more traditional style of worship music with hymns and liturgical readings. The message is presented via video feed. It is usually about 70 minutes in length as well.

North Park’s Chinese Ministry meet in the Chapel at 10:45am. We also have an Assyrian translation of the message that occurs at the 10:45am service in the Auditorium.

At North Park, we believe that diversity of worship styles and formats are enriching to a community and can be used to draw many different generations into a meaningful connection with Jesus.

We invite you to try one of the different services available at North Park and be truly blessed by the experience.

Current Message Series

The attic is a classic setting for scenes of fright and mystery. Who knows or even remembers what lingers behind the dust and cob webs, the potential hidden treasures that time has mostly forgotten. Recently, a Tennessee man hit the motherlode with a veritable treasure trove of rare, mint condition trading cards in his 90-year-old aunt’s attic. This journey into the dark side unearthed hundreds of unopened packs of baseball cards dating back to World War II that could fetch as much as $2,000,000 at a specialty auction. It is amazing what can turn up in the most unusual locations. Perhaps you too have had this experience. Finding value in unexpected places.

Sometimes, we stumble upon these “riches” but more often than not, they come as we actively search them out. Perhaps you have seen those treasure hunters on the beach. Probing and poking along the sandy shores with metal detector in hand, headphones in place listening for that familiar beep that signals a potential goody located just below the surface. Once alerted, they bend down with sieve in hand, digging through the sand to find any valuables. Most often, their search comes up empty but sometimes they stumble across some real gems; a necklace, a coin or even a ring.

Have you ever noticed that our interactions with people can be a lot like these experiences in the attic or with a metal detector on a beach? On the surface, things may seem rather routine and even benign, but when you really go searching, there are often unexpected treasures to be found just below the surface. Which can result in relationships that enrich our lives and challenge us in the way that we live.

The Bible is full of examples of peculiar treasures revealed in rather obscure situations, places, or even people. In fact, in the 45th chapter of the book of Isaiah, God uses the unexpected; a pagan king as a temporary deliverer of his people and to foreshadow what was to come through Jesus centuries later. In verse three of this passage, God promises to give Cyrus, “treasurers of darkness”. This was in part, a metaphor for the hidden riches of secret places that God gives to those who seek after Him. Treasure found in unexpected places.

Join us this summer at North Park as we launch a message series entitled, Peculiar Treasures: Discovering Value in Unexpected Places. We will “pull back the curtain” on some rather obscure biblical characters and circumstances to delve deeper into the “nuggets” God may have for us through these stories. We are praying and anticipating that this journey of discovery may be a worthwhile investment which will lead to lasting growth and transformation for us as individuals and as a community of faith.

Isaiah 45:1-3  

This is what the Lord says to Cyrus, his anointed one, whose right hand he will empower. Before him, mighty kings will be paralyzed with fear. Their fortress gates will be opened,
never to shut again. This is what the Lord says: “I will go before you, Cyrus, and level the mountains. I will smash down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron.
 And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness—secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name.

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