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June 2019

“Living Generously Begins with Trust”/Matt. 6: 19-21, 24; I Tim. 6: 17b; I Cor. 8:1-7/Rev. Rodger Allen/6-2-19

By |June 10th, 2019|Sermons|

             As our Stewardship Committee has  presented to you in the past, we have become convinced of the wisdom of a “year-round stewardship program,” as opposed to one or two Sundays in the Fall, talking about only pledge cards. Stewardship, of course, is about much more than pledge cards; it incorporates use of our talents, our time, our church building and other resources, care of creation . . . And we want to use all those responsibly throughout the year – so we don’t think about “stewardship,” here, only on each second Sunday of November. Our stewardship theme for this year, as readers of our church newsletter know, thanks to Steve Blair, is “Living Generously Begins with Trust”- yes, same as today’s sermon title. And the foundational Bible verse for this year is Second Corinthians 8:7: “But just as you excel in everything . . . in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us . . . see that you also excel in this grace of giving.” […]

May 2019

LIVING GENEROUSLY BEGINS WITH TRUST: Our 2019 stewardship theme

By |May 13th, 2019|Announcements|

The Bible declares that our very existence in faith begins with trust.  Psalm 22:4 tells us “In you our ancestors put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them.”  A search of the word “trust” in the Bible brings up references in virtually every book of the bible.  We have put our trust in God [...]

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.  […]