Sermon for 01/23/2022 – “Slowing Hurry”

Luke 10:38-42 In the series “Broken Normal: Resolutions for a New Year” We’ve been living through the coronavirus pandemic since early 2019. But did you know that there was already an epidemic affecting our country before COVID? The symptoms include the following: Physical symptoms: headache, elevated blood pressure, change in appetite, stomach problems, decreased immune

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Sermon for 01/16/2022 – “Broken Normal: Handling Anxiety”

Luke 22:39-46 In the series “Broken Normal: Resolutions for a New Year” Camilla writes, “I have lived with high levels of anxiety on and off since my early teenage years and into my adult life. For me, anxiety looks and feels like shallow breathing, panic, tearfulness, feeling mentally “foggy,” fatigue and talking to myself in

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Sermon for 01/09/2022 – “Devotion”

In the Series “Broken Normal: Resolutions for a New Year” Luke 2:39-50; Acts 2:42-47 We are living in times of rapid change. That was true even before the coronavirus pandemic radically shook up the world. “Normal” as we knew it was replaced. Many times I’ve heard others say or found myself wondering, “When will we

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Sermon & Covenant Renewal for 01/02/2022

Meditation for Covenant Renewal 1 Peter 1:13-25; John 15:1-8 Here we are, the first Sunday of a new year! Welcome to 2022! And so again – Happy New Year! There’s something about the New Year that leads us to reflect and to be introspective. It’s a time we often stop to examine our lives, our

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Sermon for Christmas Eve 2021 – “The Heart that Grew Three Sizes”

John 1; Luke 2:1-20 – Christmas Eve In the series “The Heart that Grew Three Sizes” Pastor Jeff Good evening and let me add my personal welcome to all of you worshiping with us right now. Some of you are present in this beautiful sanctuary at St. Andrew’s in Findlay this evening. Others are joining

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Worship for 12/21/2021 – “Blue Christmas”

Blue Christmas Service Outline – 12/21/2021                                   Prelude Welcome Tonight we welcome you to our Blue Christmas service, a service that has been put together especially for those of us who are not feeling particularly merry and bright right now. This is somewhere to come if, despite all the decorations, the cards, the music playing in

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Sermon for 12/19/2021 – “Advent 4: The Manger of Love (or, Into the Unknown)”

Luke 1:26-38, 46-55 4th in the series “The Heart that Grew Three Sizes” Let me extend my welcome to everyone sharing worship with us in this moment – whether in person, live online or the radio, or watching at a later time. I am so grateful you have come to share this time connecting with

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Sermon for 12/12/2021 – “Advent 3: When You’re Sure You’re Right”

Zephaniah 3:14-20; Luke 3:7-18 Third in the series “The Heart that Grew Three Sizes” Welcome to this third message in our series, “The Heart that Grew Three Sizes,” as we consider the faith connections we find in the classic story How the Grinch Stole Christmas. So far, we have considered the role of expectations in

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Sermon for 12/05/2021 – “Advent 2: Looking the Part”

Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 3:1-9 2nd in the series “The Heart that Grew Three Sizes” Let me add my welcome to all of you who are worshiping with us today. I am Jeff Motter, one of the pastors here at St. Andrew’s Church. A special welcome to anyone who is worshiping with us for the first

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Sermon for 11/28/2021 – Advent 1: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?”

Amos 5:18-24; Luke 21:25-36 First in the series “The Heart that Grew Three Sizes” Welcome, friends, to the season of Advent. This is the season that begins the Church year, and it is a time for us to reflect on our lives and to prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ into our hearts and

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