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Sermon Archive

Sunday: September 17, 2023

Preacher: Peter Henry

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1: 18-24

Topic: The message of the Cross

Title: It's Not What You Think

Sermon description: When confronting conflict, the world tells us to strike back or argue it out. Jesus crucifixion and resurrection show the power of humility in confronting conflict.

Sunday: September 10, 2023

Preacher: Peter Henry

Scripture: Exodus 12:1 -14

Topic: Faith community

Title: Forgetting to Remember

Sermon description: The preacher reminds us that we need God, we need each other and we are better together.

Sunday: September 3, 2023

Preacher: Robert Alexander

Scripture: Romans 12: 9-21

Topic: Living Peaceably

Title: Prepping for the Big Game


Sermon description: Guidance is given for living a peaceful life, especially in your relations with others.

Sunday: August 27, 2023

Preacher: Peter Henry

Scripture: Romans 12:1-8

Topic: Humility

Title: Before the Fall

Sermon description: Humility plays a role in how we discern the use of our gifts within the body of Christ.

Sunday: August 20, 2023

Preacher: Peter Henry

Scripture: Matthew 15:10-28

Topic: Speaking in Love

Title: Reading Between the Lines

Sermon description: Comparing two stories about utterance demonstrates the hard work needed to show love through what is said.

Sunday: August 13, 2023

Preacher: Robert Alexander

Scripture: Matthew 14:13-21

Topic: Compassion

Title: You Give Them Something to Eat

Sermon description: In the story of the "Feeding of the Five Thousand" Jesus models the life of 'compassionate presence', demonstrating grateful acknowledgement of what we have been given and showing humility by sharing these gifts of God abundantly with others.

Sunday: August 6, 2023

Preacher: Peter Henry

Scripture: Genesis 32:22-31

Topic: Faith struggles

Title: The Courage to Wrestle

Sermon description: We struggle with the consequences of our actions or words much as Jacob did but we are strengthened because of the grace of God.

Sunday: July 30, 2023

Preacher: Daniel Heath

Scripture: Luke 14:16-24

Topic: Invitation

Title: The Masked Host

Sermon description: When invited guest decline the host's invitation to dinner, the host calls for guests among the lesser status neighbors and , eventually compels people from the general population to attend. What explains the host's behavior?

Sunday: July 23, 2023

Preacher: Peter Henry

Scripture: Luke 24:13-35

Topic: Mission

Title: That's How We Got to Memphis

Sermon description: Report on the recent youth mission trip to Memphis and what was brought back from the experiences.

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Preacher: Peter Henry

Scripture: Matthew 13: 1-9, 13-29

Topic: Parable of the Sower

Title: Bad Aim

Sermon description: Self-reflection on several questions arising from the Parable of the Sower.

Sunday: July 9, 2023

Preacher: John Ryan

Scripture: Jonah 4:3-10

Topic: God's universal Love for humankind

Title: Whale of a Tale

Sermon description: The sermon asks whether, like Jonah, will we hold onto our aggressive feelings toward our enemies or will we respond to God's call to share love with all.

Sunday: July 2, 2023

Preacher: John Ryan

Scripture: Genesis 22:1-14

Topic: Understanding God

Title: A New Understanding of God's Command

Sermon description: This sermon about the Bible story of God's command to Abraham to sacrifice Isaac leads to a new understanding of the transformation of God's character from demanding to providing.

Sunday: June 25, 2023

Preacher: Robert Alexander 

Scripture: Psalms 86:1-10,16-17

Topic: Prayer

Title: A Prayer of Faith

Sermon description: Remembering God's past faithfulness, we are assured that God is both able and willing to address our concerns as shared in prayer to God.

Sunday: 8:45 am service, June 25, 2023 Preacher: Shannon Langston

Scripture: Psalms 86:1-10, 16-17

Topic: Prayer


Title: Unanswered Prayers

​Sermon description: Our relationship with God is built through prayer and we should recognize that God answers our prayers on God's timetable.

Sunday: June 18, 2023

Preacher: John Ryan

Scripture: Romans 5:1-8

Topic: Hope

Title: Wishful Thinking

Sermon description: God will help us work through our suffering in order to become what God intends for us to be.

Sunday: June 11, 2023

Preacher: Peter Henry

Scripture: Genesis 12: 1-9

Topic: Answering God's Call

Title: Go!

Sermon Description: Looking and listening for God's call in our daily lives.

Sunday: June 4, 2023

Preacher: Mary Margaret Porter

Scripture: Genesis 1:1-2:4a

Topic: Exploring the meaning of the Holy Trinity

Title: Unity in Diversity

Sermon Description: As we strive to understand the nature of the Triune God, what can we learn about how to live in God's image?

Sunday: May 28, 2023

Preacher: Peter Henry

Scripture: Numbers 11:24-30

Topic: Gift of the Holy Spirit

Title: Pentecost Sunday

Sermon Description: Because of God's gift of the Holy Spirit, we do not face challenges alone.

Sunday: May 21, 2023

Preacher: Peter Henry

Scripture: John 17:1-11

Topic: Unity in Christ

Title: Leave No Trace?

Sermon Description: In Christ's prayer for Christian unity, he calls for his disciples to focus on love.

Sunday: May 14, 2023

Preacher: Peter Henry

Scripture: Acts 17:22-32

Topic: Finding common ground in a divided world

Title: Made in the Image

Sermon Description: When confronted with skepticism and division, the Apostle Paul looked for common ground to help connect with his listeners.  Can we do the same?

Sunday: May 7, 2023

Preacher: Caitlyn Zold

Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12

Topic: Beatitudes

Title: #blessed

Sermon Description: The Beatitudes tell us some characteristics of those who are favored of God.

Sunday: April 30, 2023

Preacher: Peter Henry

Scripture: John 10:1-10

Topic: Holy Humor

Title: What Are You Laughing At?

Sermon description: The Joy of Christ's resurrection is shared among all.

Sunday: April 23, 2023

Preacher: Robert Alexander

Scripture: Luke 24:13-35

Topic: Discernment

Title: Having Our Eyes Opened

Sermon description:  Like the disciples on the road to Emmaus, we should open our eyes to what Christ has done for us.

Sunday: April 16, 2023

Preacher: Mark Adams

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:11-21

Topic: Reconciliation

Title: The Ministry of Reconciliation in a Divided World

Sermon description: Reconciliation such as that in Mark's congregation along the US-Mexico border can help to bring about God's good creation

Sunday: April 9, 2023

Preacher: Peter Henry

Scripture: Matthew 28:1-10 

Topic: Easter

Title:  Near Life Experience

Sermon description:  The redemptive work of Christ allows us to live lives of service to others.

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