Sermons

October Sermon Notes

October 3

World Communion Sunday

Job 1:1, 2:1-10; Psalm 26 – "A Good Practice"

Faith lies as much in practice as in belief and practice instills faith.

 

October 10

Hebrews 4:12-16 – "God is Not Dead"

God is still active revealing new truths to us.

 

October 17

Romans 14:1-9; Philippians 4:1-7 – "Don’t Give Up the Ship!"

A congregation is a fellowship of Jesus-followers; its members (Jesus' disciples) need not have anything else in common.

 

October 24

Exodus 14:10-16; John 6:1-14 – "Candid Conversation about Covid"

Faith, in the face of pandemic, is not superstition.

 

October 31

Stewardship Sunday; Reformation Sunday; All Hallows' Eve

We focus on our management of God's generous resources. We remember Martin Luther and others who challenge us to ongoing reform of the church. We also remember the sensitivity of those Christians who evangelized the pagan British Isles.

Psalm 24; I Chronicles 29:6-18 – "Hallowing the Profane"

How we shepherd our resources, both material and personal, shows the world what's important to us.

 

November Sermon Notes

November 7

All Saints’ Sunday; Celebration of Holy Communion

We thank God for our forebears in Christ, both globally and locally – especially the "unknown soldiers" of church history.

Isaiah 25:6-9; Revelation 21:1-6a – "Love Wins"

In the end God will have God's way with us and with the world. Thanks be to God!

 

November 14

Christ for All Peoples Sunday

We remember our mandate from Christ to share the gospel with all the people-groups of the world and we celebrate our missional outreach over the past year.

Guest Speaker: Harford Family House

 

November 21

Commitment Sunday; Thanksgiving Sunday; Christ the King Sunday

We celebrate Christ’s reign over all, give thanks for God’s bounty and dedicate our commitments to support Christ's ministry in the coming year.

Revelation 1:4b-8; Mark 12:41-44 – "Despite All Odds"

 

November 28

First Sunday of Advent; United Methodist Student Day

We celebrate United Methodist students engaged in higher education and focus on the coming of Christ long ago, in the future, and in our present lives.