July 27, 2014

June 3, 2014
Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Hymn Festival Celebrating Creation

Lessons:
  • Genesis 1:20-2:3 - all good
  • Psalm 148 - song of creation
  • Romans 8:18-25 - "creation grows"
  • Matthew 6:25-34 - "Look at the birth of the air"
Sermon:  "Creation's Hymn"

Service Information:  
Hymn Festival Service following standard Order for the Lord's Day; in lieu of lectionary readings each lesson relates to the Creation theme; Psalter in Hymnal No. 256; Brooke Heisler presents Children's Message with VBS participants sharing two songs; sermon features background on five Creation related hymns; anthem follows Prayers of the People; Reader: Linze Slay
 

July 20, 2014

June 3, 2014
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lessons:
  • Leviticus 19:1-3, 9-10 - "Be holy"
  • Psalm 119:33-40 - God's law
  • First Corinthians 13:1-13 - faith, hope, love
  • Luke 10:25-35 - "love your neighbors"
Sermon:  "What Would Jesus Do?"

Service Information:  special lessons selected by Frank James who will preach; Ben Acton liturgist; Deborah House presents Children's Message; Psalter intoned with congregational refrain; sermon draws on each lesson about interpreting scripture through the love of Christ; Commissio...
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July 13, 2014

June 3, 2014
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lessons:
  • Genesis 25:19-34 - birth and youth of Esau and Jacob
  • Psalm 119:105-112 - seek God's way
  • Romans 8:1-11 - "in Christ"
  • Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 - parable of the sower
Sermon:  "Our Birthright"

Service Information:  
Psalter intoned with congregational refrain; Ben Acton presents Children's Message; sermon based on first lesson linking birthright in that story with the birthright given in Baptism; Holy Baptism celebrated for Henry Harrison Stephens; anthem follows ...
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July 6, 2014

June 3, 2014
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Holy Communion

Lessons:
  • Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 - marriage of Isaac and Rebecca
  • Romans 7:15-25a - the inner conflict
  • Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 - invitation for the weary
Sermon:  "The Yoke's On You"

Service Information:  
Combined 9:30 Service for the Lord's Day each Sunday of July; Faith Formation Ministry provides Children's Enrichment in lieu of Children's Worship for summer schedule; anthem follows first lesson; deNay Kirkpatrick presents Children's Message...
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June 29, 2014

May 5, 2014
Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lessons:  
  • Genesis 22:1-14 - the command to sacrifice Isaac
  • Psalm 13 - prayer for help and trust
  • Romans 6:12-23 - death and life
  • Matthew 10:40-42 - welcome and reward
Sermon:  "WHEN GOD TESTED ME"

Service Information:  
Psalter intoned with congregational refrain; Betsy Murphy presents Children's Message; first-person character sermon as Abraham based on first lesson; Annual Dedication of Gifts and Memorials; anthem follows Prayers of the People; Reader: Mary Randol...

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June 22, 2014

May 5, 2014
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Lessons:
  • Genesis 21:8-21 - Hagar and Ismael survive
  • Psalm 86:1-1 0 - "Hear my cry, Lord"
  • Romans 6:1b-11 - dying and rising with Christ
  • Matthew 10:24-39 - "have no fear"
Sermon:  "ALIVE TO GOD"

Service Information:  green is liturgical color for Ordinary Time; Psalter intoned with congregational refrain; Ginny Ezekiel presents Children's Message; sermon based on Epistle and Gospel about being dead to sin and focused on the difficult but authentic life through Jesus; an...

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June 15, 2014

May 5, 2014
Trinity Sunday
Holy Communion

Lessons:  
  • Genesis 1:24-2:4a - made in God's image
  • Second Corinthians 13:11-13 - a Trinitarian blessing
  • Matthew 28:16-20 - baptize, teach, remember
Sermon:  "MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE"

Service Information:  
white is liturgical color for this Festival; processional; anthem follows first lesson; Mark Hopkins present Children's Message; sermon draws from each lesson about the Trinity, inviting us to share in divine ministry; Cents-Ability gifts received; Great Thanksgiving res...

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June 8, 20124

May 5, 2014
Day of Pentecost
Holy Communion

Lesson:
  • Acts 2:1-21 - "filled with the Holy Spirit"
  • First Corinthians 12:3b-13 - many gifts, one Spirit
  • John 20:19-23 - the gift of the Holy Spirit
Sermon:   "BIRTHDAY RAP"

Service Information:  
red is the liturgical color for this concluding Festival of the Great Fifty Days of Easter; the congregation is invited to wear red; processional; Pentecost banner; anthem follows first lesson; Joe Slane presents Children's Message introducing the eight international language ...

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June 1, 2014

May 5, 2014
Ascension Sunday

Lessons:
  • Acts 1:1-11 - Jesus is lifted up
  • Psalm 47 - the ruler of all
  • Ephesians 1:15-23 - Christ rules over all
  • Luke 24:44-53 - power from on high
Sermon:  "BEING TWO PLACES AT ONCE"

Service Information:  
9:30 combined Service for the Lord's Day continues; white is liturgical color; processional; lectionary readings for Ascension Day; Psalter No. 194 in Hymnal; Ben Acton presents Children's Message; sermon based on first lesson and Gospel about implications of the Ascension for dail...
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Sermon Text

June 1, 2014 - "Being Two Places at Once"

May 25, 2014 - "Mr. Rogers' Testimony"

May 18, 2014 - "Jesus Drinks a Toast to You"

May 4, 2014 - "Tell That Story Again!"

April 20, 2014 - "Hold On" - Easter Day - Joe Slane

April 17, 2014 - "A Colorful Covenant" - Maundy Thursday - Joe Slane

April 13, 2014 - "A Driving Passion" - Palm/Passion Sunday - Joe Slane

April 6, 2014 - "Jesus Wept" - Ben Acton

March 30, 2014 - "Do You See?" - Joe Slane

March 23, 2014 - "The First Ordained Woman Preacher" - Joe Slane

March 16, 2014 - "The Other Verse" - Ben Acton

March 9, 2014 - "Meet Mr. Total Depravity" - Joe Slane

March 5, 2014 - "When It's All Been Said and Done" - Ash Wednesday - Joe Slane

March 2, 2014 - "Face Time" - Joe Slane

February 23, 2014 - "It's _______ Church" - Joe Slane

February 9, 2014 - "You Need More Salt" - Joe Slane

January 26, 2014 - "Light and Laughter" - Joe Slane

January 19, 2014 - "A Great Grandfather's Prayer" - Joe Slane

January 12, 2014 - "Square One" - Joe Slane

January 5, 2014 - "Diligently" - Ben Acton

Christmas Eve 2013 - "Our Wonderful Counselor" - Joe Slane

December 8, 2013 - "He Called Me John" - Joe Slane

December 1, 2013 - "The Third Miracle" - Joe Slane

November 24, 2013 - "Put Together Again" - Joe Slane

November 10, 2013 - "A Match Made in Heaven" - Joe Slane

November 3, 2013 - "Eyes of Your Heart" - Joe Slane

October 27, 2013 - "Trust in Mercy" - Ben Acton

October 20, 2013 - "A Broken Heart for God" - Joe Slane

October 13, 2013 - "Pet Perspective" - Service for the Blessing of the Animals

October 13, 2013 - "Abundance Trumps Obedience" - Joe Slane

October 6, 2013 - "It's All on the Table" - Joe Slane

September 29, 2013 - Ben Acton

September 22, 2013 - "Back Up in Faith"

September 8, 2013 - "The Sermon Prop Book"

September 1, 2013 - "Birthdays"

August 25, 2013 - Sermon by Ben Acton

August 18, 2013 - "During a Test"

August 11, 2013 - "Open the Door"

July 28, 2013 - "Let Loose in Prayer"

July 21, 2013 - "A Singing Survey"

July 14, 2013 - "Grace, Then Peace

July 7, 2013 - "NA, BK, USA, God's Way"

June 23, 2013 - "Longing"

June 16, 2013 - "Great Love"

June 9, 2013 - "Born to Glorify God"

June 2, 2013 - "Sent by God"

 

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  9:30 AM  One Combined Service for the Lord's Day 


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