Sermon for 12/05/2021 – “Advent 2: Looking the Part”

Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 3:1-9 2nd in the series “The Heart that Grew Three Sizes” Let me add my welcome to all of you who are worshiping with us today. I am Jeff Motter, one of the pastors here at St. Andrew’s Church. A special welcome to anyone who is worshiping with us for the first

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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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Sermon for 04/07/2019 – “God Moves Us to Empty Ourselves”

God Moves Us to Empty Ourselves John 12:1-8 In the series “God Moves” As we begin this morning, I’d like to invite you to play a little game that you may or may not be familiar with.  It’s called “Would You Rather?”  In a moment, I’ll pose a situation, then ask the question, “Would you

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Sermon for 11/18/2018 – “Committed to Christ: Worship”

Committed to Christ:  Worship Hebrews 10:22-25; Luke 19:37-40, 45-48 Over these past several weeks, we’ve been focusing on some ways we respond to God’s gift of grace by committing ourselves to practices that help us grow in faith.  Together these six practices help us become fully committed followers of Jesus Christ, not just on Sunday

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Sermon for 09/30/2018 – “Perspectives on Poverty: Relationship”

Perspectives on Poverty:  Relationship Isaiah 58:6-12; James 2:14-17 You are familiar with the story of the wise men in the Gospel of Matthew who came in search of the newborn King of the Jews and found Jesus and his parents in a house in Bethlehem.  They bowed down and worshiped him, presenting their gifts of

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Sermon for 07/22/2018 – “David and the Ark: Dancing before the Lord”

David and the Ark: Dancing before the Lord 2 Samuel 6:12b-19 In the series “After God’s Own Heart – The Life of David” I have to confess that, for me, today’s scripture story seems like it belongs in somebody else’s Bible.  Maybe the Bible of someone with a Pentecostal or charismatic background.  It just doesn’t

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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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