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 for 10/17/2021 – “I Will Hear You”

Jeremiah 29:10-14; Luke 15:11-32 2nd in the series “A Future with Hope” There is a song on Christian radio that starts with these lyrics: I lost my keys.In the great unknown. And call me please. ‘Cause I can’t find my phone. Can you relate? The song is written by contemporary Christian singer Francesca Battistelli and

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Sermon for 07/04/2021 – “Prepare for Rain”

PREPARE FOR RAIN Mark 6:1-13 By Pastor Cathy Davis, Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care                    It was the summer of 2000 and it had been a hot couple of weeks.  A lot of water had evaporated out of our pond and it was at the point that I needed to turn the water on at

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Sermon for 02/28/2021 – “Again and Again, We Are Called to Listen”

Mark 8:31-9:1 In the series “Again & Again: a Lenten Refrain” A church member greeted Pastor Smith after a worship service and enthusiastically stated, “Great sermon, Pastor. You ought to submit that one for publishing.” “Thank you,” replied the Pastor who then quietly noted, “I hope to have all my sermons published one day, perhaps

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Sermon for 08/02/2020 – “3 Meditations on Psalm 19”

“Worship that is Unheard” Psalm 19:1-6 Series: “Summer in the Psalms” Psalm 19 is an inspiring poem that does not fit the pattern of many other psalms. In fact, scholars suggest that there are three parts of this psalm that may not have originally been written together but have been combined into one unit. Therefore,

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Meditations for Maundy Thursday, 04/09/2020

Maundy Thursday – Meditation 1 John 13:1-20 The air was charged with celebration and anticipation as they gathered in a Jerusalem upper room.  It was Passover, a time to commemorate how God had saved their ancestors from slavery and death in Egypt into freedom in the wilderness and Promised Land.  The meal would take them

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St. Andrew’s UMC Update – 03/23/2020

Friends, The peace of Christ be with you. In response to the “Stay at Home” order that takes effect on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m., please note the following information: Andrew’s UMC building is CLOSED until April 6 or until the order is lifted. Most staff will work remotely from home during this

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Sermon for 02/09/2020 – “Love the Ones You Hate”

“Love the Ones You Hate” Matthew 5:38-48 In the series “Upside Down: A Different Way of Living” Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy’” (Matt 5:43).  You may have heard this saying of Jesus in the news this week, specifically lifted up at the National Prayer Breakfast

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Sunday, February 24, 2019 – “Praying through our Fears”

Sorry, but there is no sermon transcript for this date.  Today we conducted a prayer service during which we prayed about fears in six different areas of life, including:  Living in a Fearful and Anxious Time; Fear of the Other; Fear of Loneliness; Fear of Disappointment, Criticism and Rejection; Fear of Health and Death; and

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Sermon for 01/06/2019 – “An Age of High Anxiety”

An Age of High Anxiety Matthew 6:25-34 In the series:  “Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope” Heart beating faster, racing in your chest, feeling like it might explode.  Dry mouth. Cold, clammy hands and feet.  Shallow, short breaths.  Dilated pupils.  Stomach feels nauseated. General feeling of unease or panic. Have you ever experienced anything similar

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