Sermons

Now I Know

  Grace and peace to you from God our Creator, and our Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.

            The word Genesis means beginning, and true to its name, this book gives us stories of beginnings.  Just as the creation story gave us the beginning of God’s work in the created world, so too does the story of Abraham give us beginnings.  In the story of Abraham and his beginnings, the story narrows in focus from one that encompasses the created universe to just this one family, God’s chosen people.

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From Chaos to Creation to Rest

Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace.

If you found yourself getting lost in today’s reading its ok. A whole chapter of the bible is a lot to take in. Much like creation itself, right. How does one take it all in or even begin to understand how it all works and all the things that are in creation.

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The Heartache of Jesus

When Mark asked if I would consider preaching my first weekend serving as your intern I said “Yes!” but was in all honesty a bit intimidated. As a member of this congregation for just over a year, I do know a bit more about this community than some, perhaps. Yet to speak to you right out of the gate?! Thankfully Mark encouraged me to choose a text and to preach on something meaningful to me. So that is what I’ll try to do this morning.

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Put My Name on Them

Grace and peace to you from God our Creator and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Well, we’ve officially come to the end of our seven-week sermon series on the elements of worship.  We’ve covered a lot of ground: from music to prayer, from communion to the sermon itself.  As this is our last week of the series, it is fitting that today we are talking about the benediction, that is, the blessing that sends us out at the end of each service.  This blessing is something we say from the altar every single week

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Peace…Prayers

Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace. Amen

I would be hard pressed to remember a worship service that I have either attended or been a part of that didn’t include prayers. Often called the prayers of the church or community prayers, they are the voice of all those gathered in Jesus name in a worship setting, asking God to be present and involved in the life of individuals, the community, the church as well as the events in our world that impact our lives either directly or indirectly.

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If We Confess

Dear friends in Christ, grace and peace. Amen

Being a Christian is a strange thing. No I mean it, I’m not joking; being a Christian is a strange thing.

Take today’s topic as part of our sermon series on the elements of worship; confession and forgiveness. On Sunday mornings, right at the beginning of the worship service, the whole gathered community stands up and with one collective voice, basically says that we are not in control of our own lives, that there is something wrong with us.

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Where the Heart Is

Grace and peace to you from God our Creator and our Lord Jesus Christ.

If you have been in and out the last few weeks, we are on week 4 of our seven week sermon series on the elements of worship.  So far, we’ve covered communion, the sermon, and last week, we talked about music – why we bother singing hymns and listening to the organ.  Today, we are tackling something different, something that might be uncomfortable for some to consider – and that is the offering. 

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The Sound of Music

Grace and peace to you from God our Creator and our Lord Jesus Christ.

I have been so blessed to get to know you all these past 8 months, and as I’ve been preaching, I’ve tried to make a habit of sharing little bits about myself.  But this morning, I would like to share a little about someone you might not have gotten to know as well – my husband, Morgan.  I will preface this by saying that while I do have his permission to talk about him this morning, he isn’t actually here this morning. 

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