Lenten Sermon Series “Restore Us O God” 3-6-17 “We Need You O God” Matthew 4:1-11

Posted on March 15, 2017

LEONARD M DOW·TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017 The topic of our scripture lesson on this the first Sunday of Lent is familiar to everyone one of us, both young and old, PhD and GED, people of faith and people of no faith. You either have, are, or will experience temptation. When we hear the word “temptation”… Read More

Love is Proactive and Protective

Posted on February 23, 2017

by Pastor Steve During the month of February our sermon series has been titled “What Kind of Love is This?” We heard from Pastor Leonard that “Perfect Love Casts Out Fear”, and from Pastor Lynn that “Love will cost us”. I must say that is refreshing to be addressing the topic of love and I… Read More

February Sermon Series, “What Kind of Love is this?” Sermon Title, “Love Costs”

Posted on February 22, 2017

By Pastor Lynn Luke 10:25-37 Today I brought this olive wood carving that I got when I was in Bethlehem in November. It’s a carving of 2 people hugging each other. I got it at a store that sold all kinds of olive wood carvings and there were lots of nativities and Christmas stars and… Read More

Feburary Sermon Series “What Kind of Love is This” 2-5-17 “(Perfect) Love Cast Out Fear” I John 4:7-18

Posted on February 22, 2017

by Leonard Dow I do not know the exact number of times the word love is mentioned or alluded too in the Bible (300 to 500 times depending on translation) but what I do know from my own reading/research and the many different scholars I’ve read is that outside perhaps the themes of faith, justice… Read More

January Sermon Series “Where Do We Go From Here?” 1-15-17 #3“Remember We Were Made for Such A Time As This” Esther 4

Posted on January 18, 2017

My favorite running back of all time is Barry Sanders formerly of the Detroit Lions. He played in the 90’s and for a football player he was tiny – 5’8 200 pounds. But he was fast, quick and because of his size he could easily hide behind his big offensive linemen. But one of the… Read More

“Walk in the Light” Isaiah 2:2-5 from the New Year Sermon Series: Where Do We Go From Here?”   Pastor Leonard · JANUARY 1, 2017

Posted on January 5, 2017

As I contemplate the coming year and I don’t think I am alone – once again Charles Dickens classic line from Tale of Two Cities is quite on point: “It is the best of times, it is the worst of times”. Without exception, daily we wake to news of devastation. war, rumor of wars and… Read More

Uncomfortable Mission Luke 7:18-35 JoEl Rohrer December 11, 2016

Posted on January 5, 2017

  A retelling of the story: “Are you the one or should we expect another?” John asked from prison. “Are you the one, I preached about on the Jordan River? The leader of God who would bring about God’s revolution? The revolutionary empowered by the Spirit? Are you the one I predicted would overthrow the… Read More

Walk Like a Shepherd  Luke 2:1-20 · December 25, 2016  

Posted on January 5, 2017

Today we’re celebrating Jesus’ birth. How many times have you heard this story from Luke 2? At least once a year? Twice a year if you watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Have you ever wondered why God would send a company of angels to a bunch of shepherds to announce that the Messiah had been… Read More

Walking in “Yes”   Pastor Lynn ·December 18, 2016   Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-25

Posted on January 5, 2017

How many of you remember a time when you said “yes” to Jesus? Maybe it was when you decided to live your life as a Christian. Maybe it was a yes to a particular mission, reaching out to people or helping people. Maybe it involved moving to a new place. Maybe it was simply saying… Read More

“Walking in Hope” Matthew 3:1-12 Pastor Lynn· Deember 4, 2016

Posted on January 5, 2017

 Last week our sermon was about sin and our need for repentance and Jesus was talking about his return being like a thief in the night and we have to be ready. For me, when I preach and when I’m writing a sermon, it often has an emotional effect on me. The effect I’m hoping… Read More