Sermon for 10/13/2019 – “Changing the World, One Meal at a Time”

Luke 14:1, 7-14 In the series, “Surprise the World” By Rev. Becky Schofield Motter Last week we started a preaching series that will give us the opportunity to consider our habits as Christians. A quick reminder from last week what we mean by missional people: in our context, we are talking about “missional people.” Missional

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Sermon for 06/30/2019 – “All Are Welcome??”

By Cathy Davis, Minister of Pastoral Care Hebrews 13:1-3, 6 Our text today in Hebrews 13:2 says “DO NOT NEGLECT TO SHOW HOSPITALITY TO STRANGERS, FOR BY DOING THAT SOME HAVE ENTERTAINED ANGELS WITHOUT KNOWING IT” This scripture is referring back to Genesis 18, when Abraham was sitting at the opening of his tent, when

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Messenger Column for 03/03/2019

Dear St. Andrew’s UM Church family, This past week, our denomination’s special General Conference met.  The 864 delegates from around the world debated and adopted the Traditional Plan.  This plan reaffirms and expands language that first began to appear in our Book of Discipline in 1972.  It maintains the restrictions around LGBTQ unions, marriage and

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Sermon for 08/26/2018 – “I’m Going to Your House Today”

“I’m Going to Your House Today” Series on Hospitality Luke 19:1-10 It’s a sunny, seasonal day and you are among the crowds lining the streets watching a parade.  Colorful floats with creative themes roll by as people walking alongside hand out goodies and flyers.  A mounted unit featuring uniformed people on horseback passes by to

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Sermon for 08/19/2018 – “When Hospitality Brings Blessing”

“When Hospitality brings Blessings” Genesis 18:1-10a and Hebrew 13:1-2 Hospitality series By Rev. Becky Schofield Motter Imagine this scene for a moment, you and your family, who include small children, arrive at the home of a new friend who has invited you for dinner. You are especially excited about the invitation because who invites a

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Sermon for 10/01/2017 – “The Front Porch: God’s Love for Us”

The Front Porch: God’s Love for Us 1 John 4:7-21 In the series “Welcoming in God’s House” One Sunday a few years ago, Becky and I visited a church that, at one time, was known as a thriving congregation. Their website was up-to-date with information and photos and portrayed the church as welcoming and accepting

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