Sermons

Nov 4 – All Saints’ Sunday; Celebration of Holy Communion

We remember the unknown saints of the centuries and those local saints only we know who aided our faith-journey

 “Our Legacy”

Peter shows us that sainthood is not about perfection but being claimed in Christ; holiness is not about perfection but being set apart for God’s service

This is last in our series exploring the life of the Apostle Simon Peter and it shows us about how God works in our lives.

 

November 11 – Christ for All Peoples Sunday; Veterans’ Day

Guest Preacher: Saleem Gauhar, Exec Dir of Manna House

Matt 25: 31-46

 

November 18 – Commitment Sunday, Thanksgiving Sunday

We thank God for our blessings and make commitments to support Christ’s ministry for the coming year our of gratitude for what God has done in our lives

November 25 – Christ the King Sunday; UM Student Day

We celebrate the reign of Christ and are challenged to make him ruler of our lives and we celebrate learning and highlight our college students

Dec 2 – Advent I; Celebration of Holy Communion

Jeremiah 33: 14-16; Luke 21: 25-36

“Looking for the Fig Tree”

It is an act of faith to look for redemption in the midst of fear but the coming kingdom brings new life

 

Dec 9 – Advent II

Malachi 3: 1-4; Luke 3: 1-6

“Claiming the New Life”

Shifting our direction and priorities enables reception of new life.

 

Dec 16 – Advent III

Luke 3: 7-18

“Living the New Life”

Repenting means choosing to live differently

 

Dec 23 – Advent IV

8:15 & 9:45

Micah 5: 2-5a; Luke 1: 39-45; Luke 1: 47-55

“Can They Hear Us Singing?”

We magnify the Lord in our own way in our own day

 

11:00

Christmas Cantata

 

Dec 24 – Christmas Eve

6 PM – Family Candlelight Service – “Waiting!”

8 PM – Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols – “God on the Margins”

God meets us on the margins of life. We are called to meet others there, too

 

Dec 30 – First Sunday of Christmas; Sixth Day of Christmas

We celebrate the Incarnation – God comes to us in Jesus of Nazareth born in Bethlehem!

Luke 2: 22-40

Hymn Sing

 

Jan 6 – Epiphany

We celebrate the revealing of the infant Jesus as the Christ Child, the Messiah and ponder what it means for us that Christ is revealed to Gentiles from the East

Matthew 2: 1-12