October Sermon Notes
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.
Hebrews 4:12-16 – "God is Not Dead"
God is still active revealing new truths to us.
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.
Exodus 14:10-16; John 6:1-14 – "Candid Conversation about Covid"
Faith, in the face of pandemic, is not superstition.
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
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!
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
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"
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.