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A Day To Fast And Pray

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A Day To Fast And Pray - Saturday, April 4 In light of what is happening because of COVID-19, we want to invite you to join in an event put on by The Gospel Coalition (TGC) this Saturday, April 4. There will be three primary prayer times, with guided prayers for each segment. The team at TGC created a prayer companion booklet (view onlineordownload PDF)to help guide you ...

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Jesus' Baptism

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Jesus' Baptism - Matthew 3; Mark 1;
 Luke 3; John 1 Jesus never sinned, but He obeyed God and was baptized like sinners are baptized. Baptism reminds us of Jesus' death and resurrection. It reminds us that when we trust in Jesus, we turn from sin and start a new lifea life lived for Jesus. Key Passage "He must increase but I must decrease" - John 3:30 He (Point up ...

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Community in the Age of COVID-19

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A New Online Group Community is so important in the life of the church.We have all made adjustments in the last couple of weeks to maintain our connection to one another. Accordingly, we realize there are many of you who are a part of our church but have not been able to get connected to a community group. During this time where we cannot gather in person, we want to give...

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Technology Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

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As we enter into another week of social distancing and adjusting to a new normal, I wanted to write to you all and share some personal reflections. With isolation measures firmly in place, we all are trying new ways to connect with one another and maintain a sense of consistency with those we are close to. Maybe you're using zoom calls for the first time like I am or tryi...

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The Neighborhood Prayer Challenge

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The Church Mobilized When we emerge from this time of quarantine, I wonder what the new normal will look like for us.Many questions come to mind as we think about what our new rhythm of life will look like post-contagion, and as we reboot our jobs or job searches, investment gains and losses, health protocols, and hygiene behaviors, etc. One thing is for sure, a major res...

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Video Update - March 30, 2020

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Hey church! Watch as Pastor Jon Merkling gives us a recap on last week and an encouragement for the week ahead. One thing mentioned in the video is how to stay connected with us on social media. Like, follow or join our pages below: facebook.com/citadelsquareinstagram.com/citadelsquare facebook.com/citadelsquarestudentsinstagram.com/citadelsquarestudents facebook.c...

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Controlling The Chaos

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I've always thought that I perform pretty well under pressure. In fact, during times of trial in the lives of my friends and family, I find myself drawn to the chaos, hoping to make myself useful. This is part of how God made me, but underneath an honorable desire, I am also discovering there is a subtle but powerful temptation. This week, I have read many reflections fro...

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How Do We Worship Online At Home?

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Some Thoughts on How to Worship At Home As we look toward another Sunday of meeting in our homes, we wanted to share a few thoughts on how we can best do this together: Pick a time. The worship guide and pre-recorded sermon video will always be posted online by 8 am on Sunday morning. So pick a time and make that your consistent "service time" each week for as long as ...

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Jesus As A Child

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Jesus As A Child - Matthew 2, Luke 2 Jesus came to earth to do God's plan, and even as a boy, Jesus knew that. Jesus got ready to do what God sent Him to do. God sent Jesus into the world to die on the cross and rescue people from sin. Key Passage "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." - John 1:1 In The (Put hands together b...

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Hope in Hardship: How To Respond Courageously

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"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation,or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,'For your sake we are being killed all the day long;we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.'No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us."- Romans 8:35-37 A Time of Distress Does ...

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