Category Archives: Sermon

April 15

“The Gift pf Renewal” Scripture (John 3:1-21) Sunday, April 15, 2018        

Call to Worship       L:         God is making all things new.   P:         Through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit!   L:         Now it springs forth; do you not perceive it?   P:         Although hidden from the eyes of the world, it manifests itself to the faithful.   U:        Open our […]

April 08

“The Gift of Restoration” (John 21:1-17)  Sunday, April 8, 2018

Call to Worship      L:         God’s grace is always greater than our sins.   P:         We are grateful beyond words for such mercy!   L:         Such forgiveness makes new life possible.   P:         We are being made new by God’s Spirit!   U:        Restored, renewed, and revitalized, we rejoice!   Scripture (John 21:1-17)    […]

April 01

“Idle Tales and Foolish Boasts” (Luke 24:1-12; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31) Easter Sunday April 1, 2018

Christ Candle Lighting (all purple candles gone, unlit Christ candle at center with gold crown as centerpiece)   L:         Darkness covered the whole land as Jesus died.   P:         From Jerusalem outwards the shadow of death hovered.   L:         Yet even at the moment of his death the tombs of the saints were opened.   […]

March 25

“Gentleness, Power and a Donkey” (Matthew 21:1-11; 2 Corinthians 10:1-11)  Palm Sunday March 25, 2018

Lenten Candle Extinguishing: (5 unlit, 1 purple & Christ candle lit)   L1:       Today is Palm Sunday, the sixth Sunday in Lent. We remember Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. Each week the Light of the World diminishes.   L2:       For three years Jesus has engaged in actions with Jerusalem, yet now his hour draws […]

March 18

“The Character of Christ” (Ephesians 1:3-14) Sunday, March 18, 2018    

Lenten Candle Extinguishing: (4 unlit, 2 purple & Christ candle lit)   L1:       Today is the fifth Sunday in Lent. We remember Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. Each week the Light of the World diminishes.   L2:       When the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, he set his face to go […]

March 11

“Being Fully Known” (John 4:5-26) Sunday March 11, 2018

Lenten Candle Extinguishing: (3 un-lit, 3 purple & Christ candle lit)   L1:       Today is the fourth Sunday in Lent. We remember Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. Each week the Light of the World diminishes.   L2:       The same Spirit that descends upon Jesus during his baptism also drives him out in the wilderness […]

March 07

“Stepping Out on Faith” (Matthew 14:22-33) Sunday March 4, 2018

Lenten Candle Extinguishing: (2 unlit, 4 purple & Christ candle lit)   L1:       Today is the third Sunday in Lent. We remember Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. Each week the Light of the World diminishes.   L2:       Priests and Levites are sent from Jerusalem to ask John the Baptist about his identity.   P:    […]

February 25

“Helacious Hospitality” (Luke 16:19-31; Matthew 10:40-42) Sunday Feb. 25, 2018

Lenten Candle Extinguishing: (1 un-lit, 5 purple & Christ candle lit)   L1:       Today is the second Sunday in Lent. We remember Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. Each week the Light of the World diminishes.   L2:       Every year Joseph, Mary, and Jesus travel to Jerusalem for the Passover festival. After the festival, his […]

February 18

“So Much Forgiveness” (Matthew 18:21-35)  Guest Speaker Rev. Richard Walker, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

Lenten Candle Extinguishing: (all 6 purple & Christ candle lit)       L1:       Today is the first Sunday in Lent. We remember Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. Each week the Light of the World diminishes.   L2:       Jesus first travels to Jerusalem as a baby, to be dedicated in the Temple.   P:         […]

February 11

“Committing to Loving and Caring Relationships” Scripture (John 15:12-20)  Sunday Feb. 11, 2018

Call to Worship          L:         Love led God to make the world.        P:         And love leads God to sustain it today!   L:         Love led God to send Jesus to the world.   P:         And love led God to raise him from death!   U:        Love led us here today, and […]