March 2019

“Table Manners”/ I Corinthians 11: 17, 20-28, 33 Luke 22:14-20/Rev. Rodger Allen/3-10-19

By |March 12th, 2019|Sermons|

So Paul was not very happy with the Corinthians, at this point in his letter. Apparently they were doing some things right as a church, but there were some things like this in which  they were falling short. To understand just what it was they were doing wrong, I’m going to ask you to use [...]

“Come on Down”/Luke 9: 28-37; Exodus 32: 1-6, 19-21/ Rev. Rodger Allen/3-3-19

By |March 5th, 2019|Sermons|

Like most working people, ministers like to whine now and then about how hard their job can be. An article in “Christian Century” magazine, for example, by Rev. William Willimon, started out by reporting his doctor’s expression of sympathy for him: “I don’t know how you preachers do it,” the doctor said – “the politics, [...]

“Come and Worship”/Isaiah 6: 1-8; Psalm 95: 1-7a/Rev. Rodger Allen/2-24-19

By |March 5th, 2019|Sermons|

            On most Sundays, we come to church and we pick up our bulletins and we get into our places and at a little before 10:30 we begin our worship with our Organ Prelude – Choral Introit – Call to Worship; and then we continue on down through the usual schedule of activities printed on [...]

February 2019

“Job and His ‘Friends’”/Job 1:1-3, 6-22; 2:4-7, 9-11; 22: 1, 4-5, 10-11, 21-23; 11:1, 4-6; 8:1, 5-6; 27:1-6/ Rev. Rodger Allen/2-17-19

By |February 21st, 2019|Sermons|

            A parable is a story told to teach something, to make a point – sort of like “Aesop’s Fables,” which always come with a moral at the end, like “slow and steady wins the race.” The most famous parables in the Bible are told by Jesus, stories like the ones we call “The Prodigal [...]

“Weddings (and More)/I Corinthians 13/Mark 10: 6-8; Song of Solomon 8:6-7/Rev. Rodger Allen/2-10-19

By |February 13th, 2019|Sermons|

“Weddings (and More)”             Yesterday a wedding took place here. Rev. Karol Farris officiated, for a friend of hers who is a member of New Providence Church, and her fiancé. And one of the lectionary passages for this past week is I Corinthians 13, which is often read at weddings, including yesterday. And this coming [...]