Sermon for 10/31/2021 – “A Future with Hope”

I Give You a Future with Hope Jeremiah 29:10-14; Isaiah 65:17-25 Final in the series “A Future with Hope” Do you believe God has a plan for your life? The Sunday school answer that comes to us reflexively is, “Yes,” and we follow it with a quote of Jeremiah 29:11:  “For surely I know the

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Sermon for 11/22/2020 – “Celebrate God’s Goodness”

Psalm 98 In the series “Together for Joy” By Pastor Cathy Davis  What do we have to be thankful for?  We have been in a pandemic for the last 9 months.  People have been cranky because they have to wear a mask, families are having to teach kids at home, grocery stores are out of

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Estimate of Giving form & 2021 Budget information

Click here to view the 2021 Estimate of Giving Form. Please print it, complete it, and return it to the St. Andrew’s UMC Office as soon as possible.  Thank you for your generosity. Click here to view information about the initial budget proposal for 2021. The Finance Committee and Church Council will adjust this as

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Sermon for 11/01/2020 – “Sing with All the Saints in Glory”

Psalm 98; Hebrews 11:1-2; 12:1-2 In the series “Together for Joy” Today we celebrate “All Saints Day.” This is the day we remember those in this congregation or close to this congregation who have died. We acknowledge their lives and mourn their passing, and we give thanks for their influence on our lives and the

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Sermon for 11/11/2018 – “Committed to Christ: Service”

Committed to Christ: Service 1 Corinthians 12:12-20 At 11:00 a.m., “there came a second of expectant silence, then a curious rippling sound, which observers far behind the front likened to the noise of a light wind. It was the sound of men cheering from the Vosges (mountains) to the sea.”  It was the beginning of

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Sermon for 10/28/2018 – “Committed to Christ: Financial Giving”

Committed to Financial Giving 2 Corinthians 8:1-9 The old story is told about a man and his family who went to church.  In the car on the way home after worship, the man began to complain.  “The music was too loud. The sermon was too long. The building was too hot. The people were unfriendly.”

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Sermon for 11/26/2017 – “The Joy of Defying Gravity”

“The Joy of Defying Gravity” 2 Corinthians 8:1-9 Final in the series Defying Gravity As a young man, Larry Walters dreamed of one day piloting an airplane.  However, poor eyesight kept him from flying in the Air Force. In July 1982, Larry acted on that dream from his teenage years. He went to a military

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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 11/12/2017 – “Tethered to God”

Tethered to God Matthew 6:19-21, 23-24 Third in the series “Defying Gravity” At about 3:45 p.m. on June 3, 1965, orbiting somewhere above the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii, astronaut Ed White opened the hatch of his Gemini 4 spacecraft and stepped out on the first-ever spacewalk by an American.  Now, in space there is no

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Sermon for 11/05/2017 – “Breaking Free”

“Breaking Free” Luke 15:11-32 Second in the series “Defying Gravity: Breaking Free from the Culture of More” Last week, we heard about a rich young man who came to Jesus, seeking advice on how to gain life with God.  But he went away sad because he couldn’t break free of his wealth in order to

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