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Connecting people to Christ and Community

Love God x Love Others x Experience Community

 

ConnectingPoint Church

72 Jefferson Street, Suite 202, Marlborough MA 01752

 
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SUMMER WORSHIP STARTS AT 10:45AM FROM JUNE 29TH - AUGUST 24TH

 

For Adults

Our Sunday morning worship is designed to draw you closer to God. Whether through music, story, videos, or response times of prayer, we strive to create a worshipful time for you. Our services are about 1 hour long. Respond and participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable. We recognize that God leads each of us differently. Our hope is that wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you would come away encouraged and challenged with a renewed sense of God's great love for you.

 

For Children

We love kids at ConnectingPoint Church. We offer age-appropriate programs for infant-5th grade at Junior Church where they’ll have fun learning about Jesus. We want our kids to look forward to Sunday morning at Junior Church. We want them to look forward to seeing their friends and being with the adults who love them and teach them about Jesus. Junior Church takes place every Sunday morning during the public school year. Children start in the sanctuary with their parents for a time of worship and praise for about 20 minutes. About half way through the service children in pre-K through 5th grade are invited to attend Junior Church led by wonderful teachers.

 

For Students

We love junior high and high school students. Our student ministries meet on Sundays from 9:15AM-9:55AM during the school year and include several youth group gatherings with other churches throughout the year. Our junior high students will be reading from the Bible and learning the 10 Commandments and the Apostles' Creed during 2014-15. Our high school student ministry is a place where anyone (from any walk of life) can come, feel comfortable, laugh, and be challenged to grow closer to Jesus. We aim to create a relaxed environment for students where the message is Biblical, practical and applicable to life.

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GREATER

Pack your bag. Jesus will take you to greater places this summer. He is greater than you ever imagined! 

During the summer of 2014 we are going to walk through an awesome New Testament book of the Bible that sounds like it belongs in the Old Testament. It's the book of Hebrews.

We know that summer is short in New England and often people are away on vacation, but we still want you growing in faith and following along. As you head out on vacation this summer you can continue to follow along in this sermon series by simply reading through the book of Hebrews with us. We have provided you a reading plan below.

Read the chapter in advance and then rejoin us on Sundays when you're in town to worship and learn more.

 

SUMMER READING PLAN

June 1 Hebrews 1:1-5; 8, 13
June 8 Hebrews 2:1-4
June 15 Hebrews 2:5-18
June 22 Hebrews 3:1-18
June 29 Hebrews 4:1-13
July 6 Hebrews 4:14-5:10
July 13 Hebrews 5:11-6:12
July 20 Hebrews 8:1-13
July 27 Hebrews 10:1-18
Aug 3 Hebrews 10:19-39
Aug 10 Hebrews 11:1-40
Aug 17 Hebrews 12:1-28
Aug 24 Hebrews 13:1-21

The letter to the Hebrews was written to encourage Christians in a time of trial. It does so by focusing on the absolute supremacy and sufficiency of Jesus Christ. While God spoke in the past “many times and in many ways,” he has now spoken to us “by his Son,” Jesus Christ, who is the “exact imprint” of God’s nature and who “upholds the universe by the word of his power” (1:1-3). Jesus accomplished complete salvation for all who trust in him (1:1-10:18). We dare not “neglect such a great salvation” (2:3; 5:12-6:20; 10:19-39). Rather, in our faith and in our everyday living, we should imitate the example of Christ and of those on the honor roll of faith (chapters 11-13). This letter was written between A.D. 60 and 70. The author is unknown, however Martin Luther thought it was Apollos because of Acts 18:24-28. Apollos was a Jewish Christian from Alexandria, who was “eloquent” — a term used of those with rhetorical training.
— Book of Hebrews
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ConnectingPoint Church opened our doors in September 2010. Since that time we've grown from a small core to an extended community of people who love God and love their neighbors. 

Our passion is to engage every aspect of our lives with God within the neighborhoods in which we live. We believe that God has mercifully reconciled us to Him, and that we are called to be agents of that reconciliation and mercy to the world. Visit our Communities pages to see how we're doing that in greater Marlborough.

We are committed to connecting people to Christ and Community.

 

Beliefs

The earliest Spirit-filled Christians shared a common faith that cut across languages, ethnicity and continents. The words of the Apostles' Creed summarize our beliefs.

I believe in God, the Father Almighty 
maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,the holy Christian church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen.

At the center of our faith is the redemptive work Jesus did for us by dying on the cross for the sins of all human beings and rising from the dead in victory over sin and death. This is called the Gospel (good news). We believe that Jesus came to save all people (John 3:16). And God freely offers his grace and forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ.

ConnectingPoint is a multi-cultural community where people are loved and feel accepted, even if you have questions and doubts. It is a place where someone will always greet you and make you feel welcomed. It is a place where you can experience community and learn more about God in your own time, at your own pace without pressure.

In our community we are shaped by the Bible's story of redemption and renewal. We believe the Bible to be the reliable, authoritative and sufficient word of God, and are therefore committed to the Scriptures with practical application to life.

 

Jesus is the Head
Jesus is the head of the church with everything falling under His authority (Colossians 1:18). Jesus calls qualified men and women to serve Him and love our neighbors so that everyone can experience the good news of God's grace.

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Pastor
Our pastor is Eric Sahlberg. He is married to Amy (shown above). Eric and Amy grew up in New England. After getting married they lived around the United States (Chicago, Tempe and Saint Louis). They have three school-aged children.

He has a Masters of Divinity degree from Concordia Seminary in Saint Louis, Missouri. In Saint Louis, Eric was on a church planting team to start a new multi-site church in Illinois.

Prior to attending the seminary, Eric was self employed as a business consultant. He traveled around North America and Europe working on projects for companies such as Cisco Systems, Bobcat and Schneider Logistics. He has a Masters degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Eric enjoys hanging out with his family, kayaking, football and jogging.

 

Leadership

Worship Arts  |  Charlie Downey

Children's Ministry  |  Amy Sahlberg

Jr. High / Sr. High Youth Group  |  Deb Trentsch

2nd Cup Coffee  |  Mary Ann Stein

Hospitality  |  Sandy Wallace

Financial Stewardship  |  Joan Jones

Marlborough Couch to 5K  |  Bill Schade

Homework Help  |  Melanie Vaughn

Craftswomen  |  Diane Clemons

10 Great Dates  |  George Stein

Back to the Basics: Life Through the Word  |  Kris Schade

Huddle: Discipleship/Leadership Development  |  Pastor Eric

 
 

Values

  • Gospel (gospel means good news). Centering our lives around the ultimate good news that is found by grace through faith in Jesus.
  • Community. We love to give back to the community. We love to love people. Visit our Communities pages to see some ways we're giving back.
  • Bible-based. We preach from the Bible. We teach from the Bible.
  • Life-oriented. We want you to experience one integrated life, not compartmentalized faith.
  • We before me. We believe in acting as a team. Working as a team is high on our agenda and regular community-wide meetings, huddles and collaboration is the way we roll.
 

Take the next step. Learn more about us by visiting Sunday morning at 72 Jefferson Street in Marlborough or attending one of our Communities or contact us to learn more.

 
 

Partners in the Gospel

We don't believe in walking it alone, or being theological lone rangers. We accept the Biblical truths that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century and led to a renewed focus on the Gospel - the good news of God's grace expressed through faith in Jesus (Ephesians 2:8). We walk together with over 6,000 other Christian congregations across the country in a church body known as the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.  For an overview of our beliefs please click here and here.

We work with Christian churches like Mount Calvary Lutheran Church and others in the suburbs of Boston. We like start new churches too. We are also facilitating a movement of church plants and existing churches through FiveTwo.