Stephen Ulangca

Thanksgiving 2017: Intergenerational Service: "An Expression of Thanksgiving to God"

NOCC Pastoral Staff

Periodically, the people of NOCC gather intergenerationally—meaning all ages (in this case Kindergarten and up) worshiping together.  As we close the Thanksgiving weekend, we will be gathering together in this way to express thanks to our Lord with others in the body of Christ.

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Who Is This God?

NOCC Pastors

An Intergenerational service.  This means we will have all ages (with the exception of birth-two years old) together in the worship service so we can communicate the importance of community in the Christian body and see what God has been doing in all age groups of our congregation.

WHO IS THIS GOD? study guide

Basics of Worship

Stephen Ulangca and Randy Christian

What is worship?  When we think about worship and when we think about coming to worship our Lord, we tend to think of it as the music of the church, the singing of the church.  But is it really?  What does the word “worship” even mean?  And does it equal music?  Let us come prepared to focus on the Lord together.  Let us be able to leave all the distractions behind us, so that there’s only one thing on our minds, because it’s all about our God and not about us. 

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The Irrational God - Success

Stephen Ulangca

Anywhere in the world you will see people striving to be great. More money, more power, more influence, more fame—all more than others. These are the things we believe make people great. Even the greatness of churches are measured by whether they have more people, more buildings or more money than others. But Jesus said this was the world’s approach, not his. Instead, if we are to be great, we have to become the servant of everyone.

The Irrational God - Success Study Guide

A Greater Warning

February 28, 2016
Stephen Ulangca
If Jesus is better than anything the Christian Jews had—or anything available to us—turning our back on him now not only doesn’t make sense, it is disastrous. There is a point where we can no longer turn to Jesus. But as long as we are willing to repent, we are welcomed by God.

CULTURE OF CHRISTMAS: Asian Christmas

December 14, 2014Stephen Ulangca

“Asian” is a term that can apply to half the planet, but at NOCC it is primarily represented by Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Filipino. Today we will explore some of the customs of these cultures and how they can point us to Jesus!

THE GOOD STUFF: How Do You Say Good-bye?

November 30, 2014Stephen Ulangca and The Elders

Paul closes his letter with class and love, thanking the Philippians for their contribution to his life and work, and making sure they know how important they are to him. It is a reminder to us that the people God gives us as friends, co-workers and brothers and sisters in the Lord are important–and so is how we talk to them.

Due to extenuating circumstances a slight change was made to this sermon.

THE FOCUSED LIFE-Worship

Stephen UlangcaTHE FOCUSED LIFE
“Worship”
October 12, 2008

Worship is as old as our relationship with God. The way we do might change, but what it is doesn’t. We can learn from the worship of the ancients, but we have to make it our own. Join us as we explore the meaning of worship—as a congregation and as individuals—and experience worship of our God!

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