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November 2017

“Are We Amazed?” 11/5/17 Scripture: Mt 22:15-22; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Ps 24 (selected “Are We Amazed?” 11/5/17 Scripture: Mt 22:15-22; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Ps 24 (selected verses) by Rev. Laurie Williams verses) by Rev. Laurie Williams

By |November 8th, 2017|Sermons|

             The Rev. Jill Duffield, editor of the Christian Magazine The Outlook, tells the story of a man, many years older than she was in her mid-twenties at the time, who came into the affluent church where she pastored in the early years of her ministry, and asked for assistance.  Certainly, in her experience, as well as mine and Rodger’s, asking for assistance is almost always indistinguishable from asking for money.  She took him through the richly appointed hallways into her beautiful office laden with theological tomes and expensive furniture.  She went to sit in her comfy chair behind the desk while he sat on the stiff, formal couch across the room from her desk. […]

June 2017

“Stewards of Pentecost” 6/4/17 Scripture: Acts 11:19-23, 29-30 by Rev. Laurie Williams

By |June 12th, 2017|Sermons|

         I enjoy creating acrostic sentences out of one word.  I take the first letter of a particular word I have chosen and create words out of each letter of that word.  I’ve used this in my preaching over the last 13 years a time or two.  In writing this sermon, I found a website that helps to create what they call acrostic poems so that one types in the word one wants to turn into an acrostic poem and the site gives you a list of words for each of the letters of that word.  I decided not to subject you to a 9 line poem for our word but instead created two separate sentences using the same word to guide a brief message for today.  […]