Sermon for 07/25/2021 – “Summer Baggage: Fear”

Psalm 23:1-6; 139:7-12 In the series “Summer Baggage” In this series, we are considering extra baggage we carry with in life that can weigh us down. Previously, we’ve reflected on the baggage of bitterness and anger and of pride. Today we consider another unnecessary piece of baggage: fear. It seems that almost every time I

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Sermon for 06/20/2021 – “Keep Your Eyes on Jesus”

KEEP YOUR EYES ON JESUS                         JUNE 20, 2021 Mark 4:35-41 By Pastor Cathy Davis         Happy Father’s Day  to all the fathers and also those that may not be a father but have people that you have been a big influence in their

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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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Sermon for 09/20/2020 – “Defined by Grace”

Romans 12:1-8 – Confirmation Sunday By Rev. Becky Schofield Motter, Associate Pastor for Adult Discipleship Today is a day of great celebration for us as a congregation. We have raised up some youth that have been preparing themselves to join our membership. Each of you has had a role in this as you have done

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Sermon for 08/30/2020 – “My Times are in Your Hand”

Psalm 31 In the series “Summer in the Psalms” Have you ever noticed that some human attitudes and behaviors are contagious? Take complaining, for instance. If you are around someone who complains a lot, you tend to find yourself joining in the complaining. “I don’t like the dreariness of rainy days. They make me sad

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Sermon for 08/23/2020 – “Looking Up to the One Who Keeps Us”

Psalm 121 In the series “Summer in the Psalms” How would you answer the question, “What is life like?” I imagine some of you thought of the words of Forrest Gump: “Life is like a box of chocolates; you don’t know what you get till you open it up.”  Someone else said that “life is

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Sermon for 07/19/2020 – “Sticking with God”

Psalm 16 – In the series “Summer in the Psalms” Several years ago, I participated in a men’s study group that would look at current news stories from a Biblical perspective. One article we read reported on a study regarding the use of healing prayer among Americans. Researchers found that almost 80 percent of people

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Sermon for 04/26/2020 – “Peter Sinks: Unraveled by Uncertainty”

Matthew 14:22-33 In the series “Unraveled: Seeking God when our plans fall apart” Click here to access Sermon Reflection Questions for this message. As we come to this part of Jesus’ story in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus was exhausted. He has been busy healing people and preaching and teaching about the kingdom of God.

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Sermon for 04/19/2020 – “Thomas: When the Unimaginable Happens”

In the series “Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart” John 20:19-31 Click here to access reflection questions for this message. A blanket or quilt can help keep us warm on a chilly day or a cold night. But it can also help us feel safe, secure and loved when we wrap up in

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Sermon for 03/22/2020 – “So Many Questions”

John 9:1-41 In the series “Heart-to-Heart Talks” The process of raising toddlers at home is an ongoing adventure for us. Our three-year old daughter Hannah has just come through the stage where it seemed her response to everything was “No.”  As her language and social skills continue to develop, she’s entered a new phase –

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