Sermon for 06/13/2021 – “A Seedy Gospel”

A Seedy Gospel? Mark 4:26-34 This spring we decided to grow vegetables at our home. Pastor Becky started most of the plants in our garden from seed, though we did get some tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and peppers from a friend of ours who runs the greenhouse at the UM Mission known as Henderson Settlement in

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Sermon for 06/06/2021 – “Becoming Church: Witness – Sent into the World”

  Acts 1:6-11; Matthew 28:16-20 Concluding the series “Becoming Church” Some of the TV shows I used to enjoy watching – when I had time to watch TV – were from the NBC franchise Law & Order. Whether it was the original Law & Order, Criminal Intent, or Special Victims Unit, almost every episode began

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Sermon for 05/23/2021 – “Becoming Church: Together”

Acts 2:1-21 In the series “Becoming Church” Over these past several weeks, we have been engaged in a sermon series focused on “Becoming Church.” We have seen how faith in God through Jesus is foundational as we become Church together. We have pondered how healing disrupts the status quo and creates new hope and possibilities.

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Sermon for 05/09/2021 – “Becoming Church: Inclusion – a Place for Everyone”

Acts 10:44-48 In the series “Becoming Church” Her name was Wendy – or that’s what I’ll call her for this story. She was in my second-grade class at Hardin Elementary School. She was a kid who wasn’t like everybody else. For one, she was taller than most. She was awkward in the way she moved.

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Sermon for 05/02/2021 – “Becoming Church: Testimony”

Acts 8:26-40 In the series: Becoming Church By Rev. Becky Schofield Motter Think about a journey you have taken with a friend or your family. Maybe it was an area of the country or the world you have never been before, there were new things to see, places to explore, and experiences to embrace. Sometimes

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Sermon for 04/18/2021 – “Faith”

Acts 3:12-19 First in the series “Becoming Church” What are the characteristics, qualities, or practices that make the Church what it is? For the next several weeks, we will explore some thoughts about this question that arise from readings in the New Testament book of Acts. In addition to hearing from our pastors, we will

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Sermon for 04/11/2021 – “Let’s Keep Celebrating”

Let’s Keep Celebrating John 20:19-31 By Pastor Cathy Davis Doubting Thomas !  Can you believe that One of Jesus’ own disciples said that unless I see the nail marks in His hands and put my fingers where the nails were, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.  CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? 

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Sermon for 04/04/2021 – “Again and Again, The Sun Rises”

Last in the series “Again & Again” Mark 16:1-8 with 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 When is an ending not an ending? In 8th grade English class, we read a short story set in a land ruled by a semi-barbaric king. One of his new ideas is to use a public trial by ordeal as an agent

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Sermon for 03/21/2021 – “Again & Again, We Are Reformed”

Jeremiah 31:31-35, John 12:20-33 In the series “Again and Again: A Lenten Refrain” By Rev. Becky Schofield Motter It is so good to have this opportunity to be together in worship. I praise God for each of you being presence with us to give honor to our God.  I have heard numerous times during Lent

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Sermon for 03/28/2021 – “Again & Again, We Draw on Courage”

John 12:1-19; 19:16b-30 In the series “Again & Again: A Lenten Refrain” As we begin our message this morning, I want to remind you of the question we raised at the beginning of worship for you to ponder and to send in your responses. “How do you define courage? Tell us briefly about a time

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