Sermon for 05/09/2021 – “Becoming Church: Inclusion – a Place for Everyone”

Acts 10:44-48 In the series “Becoming Church” Her name was Wendy – or that’s what I’ll call her for this story. She was in my second-grade class at Hardin Elementary School. She was a kid who wasn’t like everybody else. For one, she was taller than most. She was awkward in the way she moved.

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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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Sermon for 03/03/2019 – “Unafraid: Living with Fear, Yet Unafraid”

Living with Fear, Yet Unafraid Psalm 111:7-10; Matthew 8:23-27 Last in the series “Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope” When you lay awake at night, what is on your mind?  Is it fear or anxiety?  Are you weighed down with the unknown?  Do you struggle with disappointment or rejection?  Are you worried that your past

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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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