Category Archives: Sermon

June 18

“The Fruit of Goodness” (Ephesians 5:8-20; Galatians 5:22)  Sunday June 18, 2017

Call to Worship L: God has planted within and among us the seed of the gospel. P: And through baptism and the Holy Spirit irrigated it with living waters. L: Parents and family, teachers and friends, pastors, counselors, and churches have each cultivated us. P: Yet it was always God who gave the growth! U: […]

June 11

“Power to the People” (Acts 2:42-3:12)  Sunday June 11, 2017

Call to Worship   L:         We are God’s church:   P:         We come together to worship.   L:         He has given us his Word:   P:         We come together to learn from him.   L:         He has filled us with his power:   P:         We go out to bring others to him.   L:         He […]

June 04

“The Fruit of Compassion” (2 Samuel 9:1-11; Galatians 5:22) Sunday June 4, 2017

Call to Worship              L:         God has planted within and among us the seed of the gospel.   P:         And through baptism and the Holy Spirit irrigated it with living waters.   L:         Parents and family, teachers and friends, pastors, counselors, and churches have each cultivated us.   P:         Yet […]

May 28

“The Fruit of Patience” (James 5:7-11; Galatians 5:22) Sunday May 28, 2017

Call to Worship                  L:         God has planted within and among us the seed of the gospel.   P:         And through baptism and the Holy Spirit irrigated it with living waters.   L:         Parents and family, teachers and friends, pastors, counselors, and churches have each cultivated us.   […]

May 21

“The Fruit of Peace” (Ephesians 2:11-22; Galatians 5:22) Sunday May 21, 2017

Call to Worship                                       L:         God has planted within and among us the seed of the gospel.   P:         And through baptism and the Holy Spirit irrigated it with living waters.   L:         Parents and family, teachers and […]

May 14

“Fruits of Joy” (John 16:13-24; Galatians 5:22) Sunday May 14, 2017

Call to Worship      L:         God has planted within and among us the seed of the gospel.   P:         And through baptism and the Holy Spirit irrigated it with living waters.   L:         Parents and family, teachers and friends, pastors, counselors, and churches have each cultivated us.   P:         Yet it was always God […]

May 08

“Fruits of Love” (1 Corinthians 13; Galatians 5:22) Sunday May 7, 2017

Call to Worship           L:         God has planted within and among us the seed of the gospel.   P:         And through baptism and the Holy Spirit irrigated it with living waters.   L:         Parents and family, teachers and friends, pastors, counselors, and churches have each cultivated us.   P:         Yet it was always God who […]

April 23

“What’s a Christian Follower to Do?” (Luke 9:51-56; 1 Peter 2:19-25) Sunday April 23, 2017

Call to Worship            L:         He was pierced because of our transgressions,    P:         Crushed because of our iniquities   L:         The punishment for our peace was on Him, and we are healed by His wounds.    P:         God’s righteous Servant will justify many. He carried their iniquities   U:         Therefore […]

April 16

“Arise, Lazarus” (John 11:17-44) Easter Sunday April 16, 2017

Christ Candle Lighting (all purple candles gone, unlit Christ candle at center) 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.   P:         They were raised and entered […]

April 09

“The Many Faces of Jesus” (Mark 11:1-11) Palm Sunday April 9, 2017

Lenten Candle Extinguishing:           (5 unlit, 1 lit purple candles)         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 near.   […]