“Why is Faith Important?” (Mark 10:46-52) Sunday January 22, 2017 Sermon and Announcements

Call to Worship:   


L:         As we enter into this sacred space….


P:         Let us lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely.


L:         Seek mercy while the door of God’s house is open.


P:         And know the blessings and freedom of forgiveness.


L:         As we enter into this holy time….


P:         Let us quiet our minds, still our souls, and open our hearts to God, one another, and the world.


Scripture (Mark 10:46-52)      



Our reading comes from the good news according to Mark.                  

46They came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” 50So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” 52Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

Here ends our reading. May God bless our understanding.



 “Why is Faith Important?”

@Copyrighted by Rev. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Why is Faith Important?” (Mark 10:46-52) Sunday January 22, 2017




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JANUARY 18–25, 2017

Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us (2 Corinthians 5:14-20)

January 18-25, 2017 is the annual observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

Please be in prayer this Friday, the day our next president is inaugurated, and throughout 2017 join Christians everywhere in praying ~ “that they may all be one.”


Video from our service on A Service of Remembrance, Reflection, Repentance and Resolve

– Martin Luther King Jr. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity:




Free 12 week class sponsored by National Alliance of Metal Illness (NAMI)

Send an email to info@nami-bc.org to register




Opportunities to Volunteer and Serve: 

JANUARY 28  9 AM & 12 – 1 PM

Over-the-Rhine Soup Kitchen (located at 1620 Vine Street Cincinnati, OH 45202 – go around to the back of the building) TO HELP PREPARE & SERVE A MEAL IN OVER-THE-RHINE, call 513-754-0777 to volunteer. We leave the church at 9, go to the kitchen, prepare the meal, serve from 12 to 1 and then clean up.  Depending on the number of people we have, we get back to the church between 2:30 and 3:30.  You do not have to be a member of this church, this faith, or any faith to volunteer.


JANUARY 31  5-8 PM

Stepping Forward Dinner ~ Serving a meal to 100+ needy folks ~ Meet at Faith Community United Methodist Church, 8230 Cox Road, West Chester OH 45069.


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