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August 18, 2009 — “When to Leap Before You Look”

(Hebrews 11:29-12:2)

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August 11, 2019 — “Intentsional” Living, Part II

(Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16)

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August 4, 2019 —Intentsional” Living, Part I

(Luke 12:13-21; Hebrews 11:8-10)

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July 28, 2019 — “Rocking our Children”

(Joshua 4:1-7; Luke 11:1-13)

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July 21, 2019 —Abiding Time

(John 15:1-8; Luke 10:38-42)

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July 14, 2019 — “Charge From the Congregation

Service of Ordination to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament for Stephen Louis Clark


July 14, 2019 — Let’s Ask the Right Question

(Luke 10:25-37)

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July 7, 2019 —  Graced for Good

(Service of Commissioning, Responsive Reading, opening hymn and a brief history of our youth summer mission trips)

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June 30, 2019 — Let Me Out!”

(Galatians 5:1, 13-25)

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June 23, 2019 — The First Missionary

(Psalm 42, Luke 8:26-39)

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June 16, 2019 —Brood to Perfection

(Genesis 1:1-2; Romans 8:12-17)

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June 9, 2019 — Apostolic Anger Management, Part II

(Acts 16:22-40, 22:22-29)

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June 2, 2019 — Apostolic Anger Management, Part 1

(Psalm 4, Acts 16:16-34)

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May 26, 2019 — Youth Sunday testimonials by graduating seniors Luke Donovan and Faith Ruhren; meditation by Ministry Intern Stephen Clark, “Cling to Jesus”

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Luke Testimonial


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Faith Testimonial

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May 19, 2019 — Standing in God’s Way”

(Acts 11:1-18; John 13:31-35)

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May 12, 2019 (Ministry Intern Stephen Clark) — “Complicated Celebrations”

(Ezra 3:8-13, Haggai 2:2-9, Revelation 21:9-11, 22-27)

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May 5, 2019 (The Rev. Dr. James Glenn, guest minister)  — “‘Tis a Gift to be Simple”

(Deuteronomy 6:1-5; Matthew 22:33-40)


April 28, 2019 — A Divine Breath of Fresh Air

(John 20:19-31, Acts 2:14, 22-39)

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April 21, 2019 (Easter) — “… And From Ashes to Alleluias!”

(Mark 16:1-8, Acts 10:34-43)

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April 19 (Maundy Thursday) — “On the Night He Was Betrayed“”

(Matthew 26:14-30; 27:1-5)

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April 14, 2019 (Palm/Passion Sunday) From Alleluias to Ashes …

(Selected readings Palm Sunday)

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April 7, 2019 (9:00 a.m. service) — “Being Bethany (John 12:1-11)

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(10:30 a.m. service, “Kirking of the Tartans”) — Sae the Lord be Thankit  (John 6:1-14)

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March 31, 2019 — Ministry Intern Stephen Clark, “Changing the World With a Handful of Dust”

(Exodus 4:1-17, 9:8-12)

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March 24, 2019 — Turning on a Dime

(Isaiah 55:1-9, Luke 13:1-9)

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March 17, 2019 –No “Fox Pause”

(Nehemiah 4:1-3; Luke 13:31-35; Philippians 3:12-4:1)

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March 10 . 2019 — “Marginalizing Our Faith”

(Genesis 12:1-9; Luke 4:1-13)

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March 6, 2019 (Ash Wednesday) Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

(Ash Wednesday bulletin with liturgy and readings)


March 3, 2019 — Going on Faith Book

(Exodus 34:29-35; Luke 9:28-36, II Peter 1:3-6)

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February 24, 2019 — Life’s Gates Part II

(Selections from Nehemiah 3, Responsive Reading )

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February 17, 2019 — Life’s Gates

(Selections from Nehemiah 3; John 10:1-10)

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February 10, 2019 — Be Preprayered!

(Nehemiah 2:1-10; I Peter 5:6-11)

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February 3. 2019 — The Original Tale of Two Cities

(Nehemiah 1)

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January 27, 2019 — The Watergate Revival

75th Annual Meeting of the Corporation and Congregation

(Nehemiah 8:1-12) 

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January 20, 2019 —Mother Mary Says to US …

(Isaiah 62:1-5, John 2:1-11)

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January 13, 2019 — “The Ultimate Confirmation”

(Isaiah 43:1-9; Matthew 3:13-17)

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January 6 — “Returning a Different Way”

(Matthew 2:1-12)

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December 30, 2018 (Ministry Intern Stephen Clark)“Advent II: The Return of the King”

(Mark 13:28-37; II Peter 3:8-10)

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December 24, 2018 — What’s His Name?

(Isaiah 9:6-7)


December 23, 2018 — … And a Time for Peace

(Micah 5:2-5; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-55)

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December 16, 2018 — Joyful and Triumphant!

(Zephaniah 3:14-20, Revelation 5)

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December 9, 2018 — Can YOU Dig It?”

(Malachi 3:1-4; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 1:68-79)

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December 2, 2018 — Jesus is Coming … Look Busy!

(Jeremiah 33:14-16;  I Thessalonians 3:6-13)

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November 25, 2018 — THE Word Icon

(Hebrews 1:1-3;  Colossians 1:9-20)

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November 18, 2018 — ANOTHER November Call for a Recount!

(Hebrews 10:11-25)

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November 11, 2018 — GIVE Shemafully!

(I Chronicles 29:10-14; Mark 12:38-44)

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November 4, 2018 — LIVE Shemafully!”

(Mark 12:28-34)

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October 28, 2018 — What Do You Want Jesus To Do For YOU?

(Mark 10:35-52)

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October 21, 2018 — Keeping Children in OUR Place

(Mark 10:13-16, Ephesians 6:1-4)

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October 14, 2018 — From One Rich Young Ruler to Another

(Mark 10:17-31)

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October 7, 2018 —The Church’s Rehearsal Dinner

(Genesis 2:18-25; Mark 10:2-16)

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September 30, 2018 — Sorry, Help and Thanks!

(Mark 9:38-41, James 5:13-20)

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September 23, 2018 — How Great WHO Art?

(James 4:1-12, Mark 9:30-37)

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September 16, 2018 —Losers Keepers, Not Weepers

(James 3; Mark 8:27-37)

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September 9, 2018 — Fortune Focus

(Proverbs 22:1-10, 22-25; James 2:1-19)

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September 2, 2018 — Word Up!

(Psalm 15; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23; James 1:17-27

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August 26, 2018 — Born to be Mild

(Psalm 1, Matthew 5:1-12)

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August 19, 2018 — I Hear You Knocking

(Revelation 3:14-22)

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August 12, 2018 —When ‘Amen’ IS Translated

(Isaiah 65:16, Revelation 3:14, Ephesians 4:1-16)

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August 5, 2018 — “We Aren’t Supposed to Do ‘Good Deeds'”

(Ministry Intern Stephen Clark, Pulpit Supply)

(Exodus 26:1-6, 36:2-7; II Thessalonians 1:3-12)

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July 29, 2018 — I’m In With The In Crowd”

(Selections from John 6, and Ephesians 6:10-20)

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July 22, 2018 —Miraculous Beginnings

(Mark 6:30-44)

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July 15, 2018 (Vacation Bible School Sunday) — Head Seeks Arms

(Isaiah 48:17-18; Ephesians 1:1-14)

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July 8, 2018 — Laughing Matters

(Mark 5:35-43)

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July 1, 2018 — When Out of Our Depth

(Psalm 130; Mark 5:21-36)

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June 24, 2018 — Not What, Nit Wit!

(Luke 7:36 – 8:3; Galatians 6:7-10)

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June 17, 2018 — Pass The Mustard”

(Mark 4:26-34; II Corinthians 5:6-17)

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June 10, 2018 — “The Wit to Win” (The Rev. Dr. James Glenn, guest speaker)

(Matthew 18:21-35)

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June 3, 2018 — The Original D-Day Overlord

(Ezekiel 20:10-20; Mark 2:23-3:6)

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May 27, 2018 (Youth Sunday) —Heir Conditioners”  (audio also contains testimonials of Julia D’Antico and Brandon Phillips, our graduating seniors)

(Romans 8:12-17)

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May 20, 2018 — The Original Magnificent Seven

(Isaiah 11:2-3a)

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May 13, 2018 — Tied to Our Mother’s Apron Strings

(Acts 1:1-11, John 17:1-11)

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May 6, 2018 — Squash, Turnips and Lettuce

(John 15:1-17)

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April 29, 2018 — When Water Is Thicker Than Blood

(Isaiah 56:1-8; Acts 8:26-40)

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April 22, 2018 — “Thou Art With Me”

(I Samuel 16:1-13; Psalm 23)


April 15, 2018 —Life and Donations

(Luke 24:36-48; I John 3:1-7)

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April 8, 2018 — Doubting Doubt

(John 20:19-31; I John 1:1 – 2:2)

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April 1, 2018 (Easter Sunday) — Where IS He?”

(Matthew 28:1-10, 16-20)

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March 30 (Good Friday) — At Cross Purposes

(Seven Last Words liturgy)


March 29, 2018 (Maundy Thursday) — Sifting Simon

(Luke 22:7-32)


March 25, 2018 (Palm Sunday)  — Great Expectations

(Selected readings Palm Sunday; Matthew 20:17-28)

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March 18, 2018 — Our ‘Seedy’ Faith ?

(Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 12:20-33)

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March 11, 2018 —Good to Go!

(Psalm 122, John 3:16-21, Ephesians 2:1-10)

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March 4, 2018 — The Original GPS

(Exodus 20:1-17; I Corinthians 1:18-25)

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February 25, 2018 — “Worshipers Wanted” (Ministry Intern Stephen Clark)

(Exodus 25:1-9; John 4:19-26)

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February 18, 2018 — God’s Ultimate Hang-up

(Genesis 9:8-17; Mark 1:9-15)

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February 11, 2018 — Welcome! Now Go Home

(Mark 9:2-10; II Peter 1:16-18)

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February 4, 2018 — A Winning Interception

(Isaiah 40:21-31, Proverbs 24:30-34, I Corinthians 9:24-27)

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January 28, 2018 — Yet ANOTHER Fish Story!

(Luke 5:1-11)

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January 21, 2018 — The Original Fish Fisher

(Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20)

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January 14, 2018 —Come and See!

(John 1:35-51; I Corinthians 6:12-20)

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January 7, 2018 — Star Search

(Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-19; Matthew 2:1-12)

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December 31, 2017 — There IS Life After Christmas!”

(Luke 2:22-40)

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December 24, 2017 (evening) — “The Hopes and Fears of All the Years: A Four Part Meditation in Word and Song

December 24, 2017 (morning) — The Understated Miracle of Christmas

(Isaiah 9:2-7; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14)

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December 17, 2017 — Spokeswoman for 3M?”

(Luke 1:46-55; John 1:1-14)

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December 10, 2017 — Right At Home

(Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85; Mark 1:1-8; II Peter 3:8-15)

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December 3, 2017 –– “From December to December

(Mark 13:24-37)

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November 26, 2017 — In His Majesty’s Not-So-Secret Service

(Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Matthew 25:31-46)

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November 19, 2017 —Jesus Saves; We’re Called to Invest

(Matthew 25:14-30)

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November 12, 2017 — Live for Today … AND Tomorrow

(Joshua 24:12-24; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13)

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November 5, 2017 — Be Ready to Get Your Feet Wet

(Joshua 3:9 – 4:7)

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October 29, 2017–Make it Count!”

(Ecclesiastes 12:9-14; Matthew 10:26-28, 12:36-37)

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October 22, 2017 — Forever Young

(Exodus 33:12-23; Philippians 1:18-26)

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October 15, 2017 — Gold Plated Religious Nonsense

(Exodus 32:1-14, Psalm 103)

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October 8, 2017 — “Why Blame Balaam?”

Guest Preacher: Ministry Intern Stephen Clark

(Numbers 22:7-36; II Peter 2:13-16)

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October 1, 2017 — So, What’s the Manna?”

(Exodus 16)

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September 24, 2017 —  Getting To Work

(Matthew 20:1-16; Philippians 1:21-30)

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September 17, 2017 — “Paul’s Anatomy Lesson” 

Guest Preacher: Ministry Intern Stephen Clark

(Acts 2:42-47; Ephesians 4:11-16)

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September 10, 2017 — Assuming Our Debt

(Romans 13:8-14)

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September 3, 2017 —But I Repeat Myself

(Exodus 3:1-15; Matthew 7:13-29)


August 27, 2017 — Having a Midwife Crisis

(Exodus 1:8-20; Romans 12)


August 20, 2017 — Going to the Dogs?”

(Matthew 15:10-28)


August 13, 2017 — “Reflections on the Way”

(Guest speakers:  Mr. James Ruegg and Deacon Moderator Eric McNeely)


August 6, 2017 (VBS Sunday) — Why We Do This

(Deuteronomy 6:1-9)


July 30, 2017 —Sow What?

(Luke 8:1-15; Galatians 6:7-10)


July 23, 2017 —We Weedy Wheaties

(Genesis 28:10-22; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43)


July 16, 2017 — “Sowing Sanctified Oats”

(Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23)


July 9, 2017 — Watering Camels

(Genesis 24:34-46; Romans 7:15-25; Matthew 11:25-30)


July 2, 2017 — Let’s Quit Before Payday

(Romans 6:11-23)


June 25, 2017 — Why Is The Waiter Called a Waiter When It Is The Customer Who Waits?

(Isaiah 40:27-31;  I Corinthians 9:24-27)


June 18, 2017 — “What’s In YOUR Heart?

(Matthew 10:40-42)


June 11, 2017 — “Trinitarian Twitter

(Psalm 8,  II Corinthians 13:11-14,  Matthew 28:16-20)


June 4, 2017 — Pentecost: The Original Earth, Wind and Fire in Concert

(John 14:15-27;  Pentecost Sunday Responsive Reading)


May 28, 2017 — Youth Sunday meditation: Making Memories


(May 21, 2017 — Guest speaker the Rev. Dr. James Glenn … no transcript)


May 14, 2017 – “Stone Love

(John 14:1-11, Acts 7:55-60, I Peter 2:1-10)


May 7, 2017 – “Jesus’ Mixed Metaphor?

(Ezekiel 34:11-12; John 10:1-15, Psalm 23)


April 30, 2017 – Abiding With Jesus

(Luke 24:13-35)


April 23, 2017 – Risen Risus

(John 20:19-31, Acts 2:22-32, I Peter 1:3-9)


April 16, 2017 (Easter) – It Ain’t Over

(Isaiah 25:6-9, Matthew 28:1-10; Colossians 3:1-4)


April 13, 12017 (Maundy Thursday) – Take This Cup

(Matthew 26:36-46)


April 9, 2017 – Closing Costs

(Selected readings Palm Sunday )


April 2, 2017 – The Grateful Dead

(Ezekiel 37:1-14, John 11:1-45, Romans 8:6-11)


March 26, 2017 – Revealing Circumstances

(John 9, Ephesians 5:8-16)


March 19, 2017 – “Thirst Things

(Exodus 17:1-7; John 4:5-42)


March 12, 2017 –No Laughing Matter?

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(Genesis 12:1-5; John 3:1-17)


March 5, 2017 – What’s So Original About Sin?

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(Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Matthew 4:1-11; Romans 5:12-19)


March 1, 2017 (Ash Wednesday) – We ALL Fall Down”

(Luke 9:43-45)


February 26, 2017 – Being Where?

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(Exodus 24:12-18, Matthew 17:1-9, II Peter 1:16-21)


February 19, 2017 – “How to ‘Divine’ Perfection

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(Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18, 20:8; Matthew 5:38-48)


February 12, 2017 – Choosing Our Pain

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(Deuteronomy 30:15-20)


February 5, 2017 – We Are Charged With A Salt!

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(Isaiah 58; Matthew 5:13-20)


January 29, 2017 – Developing Wise Guise

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(Micah 6:1-8, I Corinthians 1:18-31)


January 22, 2017 – The Matthew Sandwich

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(Matthew 4:12-5:1, 7:24-29; 9:35)


January 15, 2017 – God Is Calling You OUT!”

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(Isaiah 42:1-9; I Corinthians 1:1-9)


January 8, 2017 – Get the Picture?”  

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(Matthew 3:15-17)


January 1, 2017 – “A Tale of Two Prophets”  (no manuscript available)

Guest speaker, Ministry Intern Stephen Clark

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(Jeremiah 38:1-6; Jonah 3:1-5, 3:10-4:1)


December 25, 2016 – Meeting Hopes and Fears

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(John 1:1-14)


December 18, 2016 – God is Nowhere Man

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(Matthew 1:18-25; Romans 1:1-7)


December 11, 2016 – Dancing in the Dark

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(Isaiah 35, Luke 1:46-55, Matthew 11:2-11)


December 4, 2016 – The ‘Genie’ in the Genealogy

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(Isaiah 11:1-9, Matthew 1:1-17, Romans 15:4-13)


November 27, 2016 – God Only Knows!

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(Isaiah 2:1-5, Matthew 24:36-44, Romans 13:11-14)


November 20, 2016 – A New Temple-ate

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(Luke 21:5-19; John 2:18-22; I Peter 2:4-12)