Sermon for 11/19/2017 – “The Launch Pad”

The Launch Pad 4th in the series “Defying Gravity” Luke 16:10-13 In 1974, farmers digging a well near a rural village in China uncovered artifacts that eventually led to the discovery of the tomb of the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, and a collection of sculptures known as the Terracotta Army.  Qin came

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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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Sermon for 09/17/2017 – “Coming Into Focus” – Rev. Becky Schofield Motter

This week’s sermon is by Rev. Becky Schofield Motter, Associate Pastor for Discipleship. Coming into Focus Psalm 95:1-7a Have you ever noticed that when we are in the midst of our daily routine we can do things without really focusing on them? Get ready in the morning, drive to work and home, do some daily

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Sermon for 08/06/2017 – “Inseparable”

“Inseparable” Romans 8:26-39 In the series “Grace is for Everyone” I was five years old, walking with my Mom and toddler sister across the store parking lot, when I heard Mom utter these crucial words:  “While we’re in the store, stay close to me.”  I said, “Yes,” and we entered the store and began our

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Sermon for 07/09/2017 – “Location, Location, Location”

“Location, Location, Location” – Sermon for 07/09/2017 In the series “Grace is for Everyone” Romans 6:1-4, 15-23   Some of you have already recognized that the title of today’s message is a mantra in real estate.  The phrase is often attributed to British real estate tycoon Lord Harold Samuel, who said:  “There are three things that

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Sermon for 07/02/2017 – “Got Faith?”

“Got Faith?” – Sermon for 07/02/2017 In the series “Grace Is for Everyone” Romans 1:16-17; 3:21-31   Writing to his wife Abigail on July 3, 1776 after the Continental Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from England, John Adams shared his dreams and worries about this important step the colonies were about

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Sermon for 06/25/2017 – “Grace for the Journey”

Grace for the Journey – Sermon for 06/25/2017 Mark 6:6b-13 Grace and peace to you from God and from our Lord Jesus Christ.  Becky, Josh, Hannah and I are grateful for the warm welcome we have received from you here at St. Andrew’s UMC.  We sincerely appreciate everyone’s efforts to prepare the parsonage and yard

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