“The Gift of Peace” Isaiah 52: 7-10 Luke 12: 49-56 Sunday, December 09, 2018

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@Copyrighted by Rev. Dr. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “The Gift of Peace” Isaiah 52: 7-10 Luke 12: 49-56 Sunday, December 09, 2018

“The Gift of Peace”



“Waiting for the Lord” Psalm 40:1-11 Sunday, November 18, 2018

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@Copyrighted by Rev. Dr. Troy Sybrant Sermon: “Waiting for the Lord” Psalm 40:1-11 Sunday, November 18, 2018

“Waiting for the Lord” 


“Lifted Up” – Part II John 12:20-32; Sunday July 24, 2016


John 12:20-32

20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.”22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.

23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be.My Father will honor the one who serves me.

27 “Now my soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour.28 Father, glorify your name!”

Then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.

30 Jesus said, “This voice was for your benefit, not mine. 31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

“Lifted Up” – Part II


@Copyrighted by Rev. Richard Walker Sermon: “Lifted Up” – Part II John 12:20-32;  Sunday July 24, 2016

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Local children need your help to start

 the school year prepared to learn

It’s officially summer…but it is also time to start thinking about school supplies.
The Reach Out Lakota Annual Back to School Drive is underway!  Please take
part in our mission to ensure that all children  in the  Lakota School District
begin the school year  with the tools needed to succeed.
Provide supplies for:
an Early Elementary student for $10
an Elementary student for $15
a High School student for $25 or
a Junior High student for $50
Make a monetary donation
 to  Reach Out Lakota
  and let us shop for you**
**or donate by mail at ( memo: Back to School ) PO Box 362, West Chester, Ohio 45071
Please let us know today that we can count on your support!

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Are You Stuck in a Cave? 1 Kings 19:11-16 Sunday July 17, 2016


1 Kings 19:11-16

1 Kings 19:11-16New Living Translation (NLT)

11 “Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. 12 And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper. 13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.

And a voice said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

14 He replied again, “I have zealously served the Lord God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.”

15 Then the Lord told him, “Go back the same way you came, and travel to the wilderness of Damascus. When you arrive there, anoint Hazael to be king of Aram. 16 Then anoint Jehu grandson of Nimshi to be king of Israel, and anoint Elisha son of Shaphat from the town of Abel-meholah to replace you as my prophet.

Are You Stuck in a Cave?


@Copyrighted by Rev. Troy Sybrant Sermon: Are You Stuck in a Cave? 1 Kings 19:11-16 Sunday July 17, 2016

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Our Announcements and Volunteer Opportunities:

If you never have heard the Cincinnati Civic Orchestra you are in for a treat.  Come join us in the free event.

Their Summer Pops Concert is titled “The Magical Musical Door to Fantasy”

Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back

Hook ; Pan ; ET ; Pirates of the Caribbean and much more.


A member told me last Sunday that she knew very little about scripture and besides getting to know people in small groups, she felt the Open Table helps her learn the historical perspective of the scripture passage and how the scripture might relate to our lives today.  She she has time to digest and has a lot more thoughts and questions.

We bring our own dinners but dessert is provided.

You do not have to be a member of this church or faith to attend.  You can drop in just for one Wednesday, or several Wednesday nights. This event, like all our events, is open to the public.


Next Week:

For additional details on the Backpack Ministry “Help Every Child in Need, Succeed” click here



Lifted Up “Raised Up” Acts 3:1-19 Rev. Richard Walker, Sunday July 10 2016


ACTS 3:1-19

“3 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping,and praising God. When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

11 While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. 12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.

17 “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. 18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretoldthrough all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer.19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out…”

@Copyrighted by Rev. Richard Walker Sermon: “Raised Up” Acts 3:1-19 Rev. Richard Walker, Sunday July 10 2016

“Raised Up”



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Upcoming Announcements:

Burgers & Blues Community Event:

Consider yourself invited, this Saturday, July 16 from 11am to 3pm; Come enjoy a summer afternoon of Burgers & Blues! Live music, bounce houses, fun & games! Free admission to music and games at our family-friendly event! Food trucks will offer a variety of food and drinks for sale. Come join us for this community event. . compassc.org Come experience the amazing food from “Rovey’s Turkey Burgers & More” food truck and experience the Olympics by tasting delicious gourmet Rio Hotdogs provided by one of our church families.

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Help A Child in Need, Succeed Backpack Ministry:

The 2015 Faith Alliance Help a Child in Need Succeed Backpack Ministry in support of Reach out Lakota was a HUGE success!

13 Faith Alliance church partners collaborated and here are the results:

  • 370 Lakota children sponsored with school supplies (80% increase over 205 last year!)
  • 312 Backpacks
  • 266 composition books
  • Several TI calculators for higher math
  • Many boxes of miscellaneous supplies

Reach Out Lakota was thrilled with the results of our second year campaign. Our collaborative effort has taken care of at least 70 % of the 532 children registered for assistance at Reach Out Lakota. Sue Cheney, ROL Back to School Coordinator commented:

“The results are amazing! The Alliance participation has been outstanding; truly a game changer for us!”

Let’s continue this success again this year 2016.



You can support our mission by providing:

  • SUPPLIES: Donate one or more new school supplies listed below.
  • FUNDS: Contribute a monetary donation to Reach Out Lakota c/o School Supplies, PO Box 362, West Chester, Ohio 45071 or use the DONATE NOW button on the Reach Out Lakota ROL website:
  • VOLUNTEEERS: Volunteer to help us with a variety of projects. We are looking for individuals and/or groups to participate.

More information about how to sign-up and participate in our annual Back to School Fair in 2016 will be posted soon. Check back for more information on how to be a part of our wonderful program!

The following types of school supplies are critical to the success of students enrolled in our program. Donate any combination of these items or focus on one item:

  • Backpacks (Youth to Adult Size)
  • Scientific Calculator (TI 30XIIS)
  • Graphing Calculator (TI 83 or TI 84)
  • 3-Ring Binders (1″, 1.5″, or 2″)
  • Dividers (5 or 8 Tab)
  • Expandable Folders (6 Sections or Larger)
  • Folders – 2 Pocket w/Prongs (Plastic)
  • Pencils (yellow #2)
  • Ink Pens (Black, Blue, Red)
  • Highlighters
  • Colored Pencils
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Multi-Subject Notebooks
  • Index Cards (Lined)
  • Composition Notebooks (Wide Ruled)
  • Loose Leaf Notebook Paper
  • Scissors (5″ or 7″)
Optional Items to include:
While our focus is on the items listed to the left, the following items will also help local students in need.
  • Flash Drives (2G or Larger)
  • Pencil Pouches (For 3 Ring Binders)
  • Pencil Boxes (Plastic)
  • Graph Paper (Quad, ¼” Ruled)
  • Small Spiral Note Books (4×6)
  • Permanent Markers
  • Sketch Book (9×12″ Spiral)
  • Paper Towels
  • Tissues
  • Sandwich, Quart, or Gallon Sized Bags
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfecting Wet Wipes
 *Please note that we no longer accept the donation of used school supplies for this program.
Contact a Program Coordinator today!
Sue Cheney
Program Coordinator
Mobile 513.240.4162
 Andrea Subler
Program Coordinator
Mobile 513.315.6236

Open Pantry Hours: M:5 -7pm | W & F: 10a – 12p | Located at: 6561 Station Road, West Chester, OH 45069 (Not Mailing Address)


At Compass Christian Church we will be handing out cards with various supplies to purchase; attached is a sample of last years cards.  In lieu of supplies you can also write a check to Reach Out Lakota c/o School Supplies, PO Box 362, West Chester, Ohio 45071 or use the DONATE NOW button on the ROL website:  Cards will be available at church for you to go shopping.  See Sarah F. for additional details.



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