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May 2017

“LifeStyle or Life of Substance” 4/30/17 Scripture: 1 Peter 13-14, 18-25a; Acts 2:14a, 36-47 by Rev. Laurie Williams

By |May 1st, 2017|Sermons|

         As you know, we are in the Easter Season which runs until Pentecost Sunday in early June.  Easter is not simply one celebratory day out of our Christian calendar; it is an entire season of the church year.  We could even proclaim that our celebration of resurrected life, a new life in Jesus Christ [...]

April 2017

“Events of Jesus’ Life 14 Beginning In-Between End” 4/9/17 Scripture: Mark 11:1-21/Rev. Laurie Williams

By |April 10th, 2017|Sermons|

          As you know by now, today is Palm Sunday.  This is the day we celebrate Jesus’ joyous welcome on the road to Jerusalem around the time of the Passover Feast when many pilgrims would have been coming to Jerusalem.  As you know, Palm Sunday is always the Sunday before Easter.  The use of the [...]

February 2017

Events of Jesus’ Life: 5. Ministry Begins 1-29-17 Matthew 4:12-17; Matthew 4: 18-25 Rev. Rodger Allen

By |February 15th, 2017|Sermons|

There have been many movie and TV versions of the story of “Superman”—and there may be more  “reboots” in the works now: I have lost track. The one I know best starred Christopher Reeve and came out in the late 1970’s. Superman was born, says that movie, on the planet Krypton, in a society with [...]

Events of Jesus’ Life: 4. Temptation 1-22-17 Matthew 4:1-11; Deut. 6:4-9, 13; 8:2-3 Rev. Rodger Allen

By |February 13th, 2017|Sermons|

Today we will do something that I can say with near certainty has not been done  from this pulpit before. Today, we start a sermon series which will continue over the next several weeks, with a break or two. It will focus on the events of Jesus’ life, from birth through resurrection, a subject we are encouraged to think about especially in the weeks between Christmas and Easter. Now I know you’ve heard sermon series before. […]

December 2016

“Preparation, Patience and Perseverance” 12/11/16 Scripture: Mt 25:1-13, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-13 by Rev. Laurie Williams

By |December 12th, 2016|Advent-Christmas, Sermons|

          As you know, we have now entered the third week of Advent- already.  Time sure does fly!  I don’t know about you but I’m done with my shopping.  I haven’t wrapped anything yet but I have finished buying Christmas presents.  I do know that this can be a very hectic time in the lives of people who celebrate Christmas whether it has religious meaning for them or not.  We run around shopping, decorating, baking cookies and special meals, going to choral concerts and puppet musicals, having Christmas parties, and for some of us, preparing for arrival of family and friends.  In all that hustle and bustle the importance of the season of Advent may get lost on us.  During this season it is vital for the Christian to prepare, be patient and persevere.  […]