(901) 682-8452 Times: 9:00am Sunday School | 10:45am Worship Service

Sundays at First Evan

Visitors

We’d love to have you visit us on Sunday morning!

There is a designated parking area for visitors in our east parking lot (to the right as you approach the church). If you enter the building through the portico entrance on that side of the building or the front doors of the Sanctuary, you will find Welcome Desks in both of these foyers. There you may pick up a Visitor Bag and get more information about our services, our Sunday School program for children, youth and adults, and our varied other ministries for all ages. Join us for coffee, breakfast snacks, and fellowship in our Fellowship Hall from 10:15–10:45 a.m. (before the morning worship service).

In the Sanctuary you will find Visitor Cards where you can request assistance or information about specific areas of our church life.

If you have children, you may pre-register for nursery or Sunday School and save some time on Sunday morning. If you enter through the portico entrance, you can proceed straight down the hallway to the Children’s Ministry Desk for check-in.

Please let us know how else we can serve you and help you feel welcome!

Contact Us


Sunday School

Adult Sunday School Classes , 9:00–10:15 a.m.

A variety of Sunday School classes can be found here.

CONNECTKIDS

Nursery (Birth–24 months), B-Wing
PreK (2–5 year olds), C-Wing
Elementary (K–5th grade), C-Wing

STUDENTS

Impact (6th–8th grade), E226
Crossroads (9th–12th grade), E202
College, E124


Morning Worship Service

10:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.,  Sanctuary

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16

Our Sunday morning intergenerational service emphasizes participatory praise and prayer with a thematic focus (supported by choir, worship band, and other instruments) and expository preaching from God’s Word.

In October, we are celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with a series entitled "The Reformation at 500: The Five Solas."

ConnectKids Worship

10:20 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Nursery (Birth–24 months), B-Wing
PreK (2 year olds)
, C112
PreK (3–5 year olds), C210
Elementary* (K–3rd grade)
, Fellowship (Fellowship Hall) and Worship (Sanctuary) with families, then dismissed to Chapel 
*4th grade and up will attend service with families

The Morning Worship Service is available in its’ entirety on CD. Cost $4. You may fill out an audio form at the Information Desk in the Foyer.

SUNDAY BULLETINS

Worship Choir

The Choir will continue to take part in leading our service when we move to the new format. Come be a part of this intergenerational group that loves to lift praises to the Lord in song and to support the congregation in its worship. The Worship Choir also prepares the annual Palm Sunday and A Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols services with full symphony orchestra. For more information, contact Jan Spurlin.

Lessons and Carols: Singers who are not regular choir members are invited to join us for the holiday services on December 10 at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday afternoon rehearsals will begin on October 22 at 4:00 p.m. A catered dinner will follow. RSVP to Jan Spurlin, 682-8452.

Worship Band

Talented singers and instrumentalists have opportunities to participate. Contact Brian Craddock for more information.

Letter from Pastor Cole Huffman


Evening Worship Service

6:00–7:00  p.m., Fellowship Hall

Since earliest times Christians have gathered on Sunday mornings to worship the Lord and study His Word. The Evening Service has been a way for believers to end the day as it began, in the presence of Christ. Seth Stevens is preaching an exegetical series entitled Philippians: Progress and Joy in the Faith.


Reformation Resources

“Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.” Hebrews 13:7

During the month of October we will be commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. That’s 500 years ago, on October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. The concerns he expressed in this document about the practices and teaching of the established church of his day ended up touching off what we now know as the Reformation.

At tremendous personal cost, the Reformers took a bold and courageous stand against all the civil and religious authorities of their day, armed only with an unshakeable confidence in God and commitment to the truth of Scripture.
We honor these true Christian heroes. Every one of us believers owe them a great debt, because God used them to restore to the Church the biblical gospel that had become obscured during the Middle Ages.

Luther and the other Reformers were not seeking to start a new church, but wanted to reform the church from within. And they were not bringing new teachings, but rather seeking to restore the biblical gospel and the apostolic teachings about the way of salvation and how a sinner can be justified before a holy God.

The reformers stressed the New Testament teaching that justification comes from God, as a gift of His grace alone (Sola gratia) received through faith alone (Sola fide), faith in Christ alone (Solus Christus), as revealed in the Scriptures alone (Sola Scriptura); that salvation is a work of God for which He alone receives all the glory (Soli Deo gloria). These 5 “solas” (meaning “alone”) will be unpacked by Cole in his sermon series through October, and will also be the focus of our entire worship services.

Websites:
Websites dedicated to the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in several languages

Course:
Deepen your understanding of Martin Luther and the Reformation with Dallas Theological Seminary—for free.


Music:

Singing the Reformation into the 21st Century

Videos:
Five Solas Films
PBS "Martin Luther" Documentary
"Martin Luther and the 95 Theses" Video
"A Man Named Martin Luther - The Man" Video
"A Man Named Martin Luther - The Moment" Video
"Insanity of Martin Luther | R.C. Sproul, PhD" Video
"The Importance of the Reformation" Video
"The Protestant Reformation in a Nutshell" Video
"John Huss - Story of a Martyr" Video
"The Story of John Wycliffe" Video

For Kids:

"The Story of Martin Luther" (Playmobil Animation) Video
Reformation Sunday Children's Sermon

By Ron Man:

Reformation Sunday: It’s Not Just for Lutherans (Worship Notes 2.10)
The Reformation of Worship (Worship Notes 11.10)
Celebrating the Reformation: What, Why, How (Worship Notes 12.8)


Holiday Services

The Worship Choir prepares the annual Palm Sunday and A Christmas Festival of Lessons and Carols services with full symphony orchestra.

Singers who are not regular choir members are invited to join us for the holiday services on December 10 at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday afternoon rehearsals will begin on October 22 at 4:00 p.m. A catered dinner will follow. RSVP to Jan Spurlin, 682-8452.


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