2017-2018, Year B

 December 3, 2017~ First Sunday in Advent     

 "Comfort, Strengthen"

  Isaiah 40:1-11
 December 10, 2017  ~ Second Sunday in Advent
 NO CHURCH - ICE STORM
 

 December 17, 2017 ~ Third Sunday in Advent

 "Advent - A Time for Laughing & Singing"

  Psalm 126
 December 24, 2017 ~ Christmas Eve
 "He's Here!"
 various
 December 31, 2017 ~ First Sunday after Christmas
  Celebration of Kwanzaa
 Galatians 4:4-7
 January 7, 2018      ~ First Sunday after Epiphany

 NO CHURCH -ICE STORM


 January 14, 2018  ~ Second Sunday after Epiphany

                     (Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday)                                      

"Is Somebody Calling You to Do Something?"
I Samuel 3:1-10

 January 21, 2018 - Third Sunday after Epiphany

 "The Art of Fishing"
 Mark 1:14-20

 January 28, 2018 ~ Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

 "Real Power and Authority"
 Mark 1:21-28

 February 4, 2018   ~ Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

 "Source of Strength"
 Mark 1:29-39

 February 11, 2018  ~ Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

                                    (Racial Justice Sunday, Part 1)

"Two Steps Forward"
Ephesians 2:14-22

 February 18, 2018  ~ First Sunday in Lent                                 

 NO CHURCH -- SNOW!
 

 February 25, 2018 - Second Sunday in Lent

                                   (Racial Justice Sunday, Part 2)

 "And Another Two Steps Forward"

I Peter3:18-22
March 4, 2018 ~ Third Sunday in Lent
"Overturning Tables"
John 2:13-24
March 11, 2018 ~ Fourth Sunday in Lent
"Awed by God's Handiwork"
John 12:1-8 and Psalm 19
March 18, 2018 ~ Fifth Sunday in Lent
"Satisfying the Thirsty and Filling the Hungry with Good Things"
John 3:14-21
March 25, 2015 ~ Palm Sunday
"Reacting to Palm Sunday"
Luke 19:28-40
March 29, 2018 ~ Maundy Thursday
"Who Stands by You When the Going Gets Rough?"
various
March 30, 2018 ~ Community-Wide Good Friday Service
"Blessed Are the Poor"
Matthew 5:1-12
April 1, 2018 ~ Easter Sunday
"Beyond the Empty Tomb"
Mark 16:1-8
April 8, 2018 ~ Second Sunday of Easter
"The Story Continues"
John 20:19-21
April 15, 2018 ~ Tird Sunday of Easter
"Recognizing the Scars"
Luke 24:36b-48
April 22, 2018 ~ Fourth Sunday of Easter -- Earth Day
"Is This God's World or Plastic World?"
Ps. 8 and Colossians1:15-20
April 29, 2018 ~ Fifth Sunday of Easter
"A Visit to the Vineyard"
John 15:1-9
May 6, 2018 ~ Sixth Sunday of Ease
"Our Chosen Friends"
John 15:9-17
May 13, 2018 ~ Seventh Sunday of Easter
"We All Need a Little Mothering from Time to Time"
I Corinthians 13:1-7
May 20, 2018 ~ Pentecost Sunday
"The Gift of Pentecost"
Acts 2:1-21
May 27, 2018 ~ Trinity Sunday"
"A Time for Reflecting on Our Hymnals"
various
June 3, 2018 ~ Second Sunday after Pentecost
"Sabbath Rest and Restoration"
Mark 2:23-3:6
June 10, 2018 ~ Third Sunday after Pentecost
"Playing a Unique Role in God's Creation"
I Corinthians 12:12-27
June 17, 2018 ~ Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
"God's Presence and Providence, Then and Now"
Psalm 84 and Ephesians 1:15-23










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2015-2016, Year C

 November 29, 2015 ~ First Sunday in Advent     

 "Living in Hope"         

  Jeremiah 33:14-16
 December 6, 2015   ~ Second Sunday in Advent
 "Christmas Preparations"
  Luke 3:1-6

 December 13, 2015 ~ National Gun Violence  

                                       Prevention Sunday

 "Where Can Love Be Found in These   

 Troubling Times?"

  Philippians 4:4-7
 December 20, 2015 ~ Fourth Sunday in Advent
 "An Un(Stable) Situation" (a drama)
 Luke 2:1-7
 December 24, 2015 ~ Christmas Eve
 "Why Shepherds?"
 Luke2:8-14
 December 27, 2015 ~ First Sunday after Christmas

 "Getting Everything You Expected for

 Christmas"

 Luke 2:22-40
 January 3, 2016      ~ Second Sunday after Christmas
 "Searching"
 Matthew 2:1-12
 January 10, 2016     ~ Baptism of Christ
 "The First Day of the Rest of Your Life"
 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

 January 17, 2016    ~ Second Sunday after Epiphany

 Martin Luther King Jr Celebration
 II Timothy 1:8-14
 January 24, 2016 ----- NO CHURCH! SNOW STORM!
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 January 31, 2016     ~ Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
 "Jesus' Jubilee"
 Luke 4:14-21
 February 7, 2016    ~ NO CHURCH! ICE STORM!
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 February 14, 2016  ~ Transfiguration
 "Mysterious Encounters with God"
 Luke 9:29-35
 February 21, 2016   ~ Second Sunday in Lent

 "What Are You Giving Up for Lent,

       and Why?"

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
 February 28, 2016  ~ Third Sunday in Lent
 Black History Month Celebration
 Ephesians 2:14-22

 March 6, 2016   ~ Fourth Sunday in Lent/OGHS     

            Sunday (One Great Hour of Sharing)

 "Going the Extra Mile"
 Matthew 5:35-48
 March 13, 2016~ Fifth Sunday in Lent
National Women's Month Celebration
 John 12:1-8
 March 24, 2016~ Palm Sunday
 "Riding into Holy Week"
 Luke 10:28-40
 March 24, 2016~ Maundy Thursday
 "More Than Just a Towel"
 John 13:1-17
 March 27, 2016~ Easter Sunday
 "What If There Were No Easter?"
 John 20:1-16
 April 3, 2016~    Second Sunday of Easter
 "He Showed Them His Scars"
 John 20:19-31
 April 10, 2016~  Third Sunday of Easter
 "Let's Go with Plan B"
 Acts 9:1-20
 April 17, 2016~  Fourth Sunday of Easter/Earth Day
 "Being a Good Houseguest"
 Genesis 1:1-2:3
 April 24. 2016 ~ Fifth Sunday of Easter
 "Living on the Narrow Edge"
 Revelation 21:1-6
 May 1, 2016~    Sixth Sunday of Easter
"The Peace of God Be with You Always"
John 14:21-28

 May 8, 2016~    Seventh Sunday of

                                         Easter/Mother's Day

"A Parent's Sacrificial Love"
I Kings 3:16-28
 May 15, 2016~   Pentecost Sunday
"Passing the Torch"
Acts 2:1-21
 May 22, 2016 ~  Trinity Sunday
"A New Kind of Math: 1+1+1+1=1"
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
 May 29, 2016~   Memorial Day Sunday                            
 "Flags of Remembrance"
John 15:11-17
 June 5, 2016~    Anniversary Sunday
"Why Are You Here?"
I Samuel 15:34-16:13
 June 12, 2016~  Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
"Discipleship, When We Get Around to It" 
Luke 9:51-62

June 19, 2016~   Fifth Sunday after Pentecost/

                                Pentecost/ Father's Day

 "Honoring Our Fathers - Reflections from Our           Community"

Luke 11:5-13
June 26, 2016 ~ Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
"Fighting Goliath"
I Samuel 17:4-11, 32-41
July 3, 2016~     Seventh Sunday after Pentecost ~
"Your Name Is Written in Heaven"
Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
July 10, 2016~   Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
"The Privilege and Responsibility of Ordination"
Numbers 27:15-23
July 17, 2016~   Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
"Choosing the One Necessary Thing in All Situations"
Luke 10:38-42
July 24, 2016-~  Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
"The Lord's Prayer -- Saying It and Meaning It"
Luke 11:1-13
July 31, 2016~   Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
Special service of scripture and related hymns
various
(NOTE: August 7 and 14 -- Guest preachers)
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Aug 21, 2016 ~  Fourteenth Sunday after

                              Pentecost

"Life in Grudgeville"
Luke 13:10-17
Aug 28, 2016 ~  Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
"Table Manners"

Luke 14:1, 7-14

Sept 4, 2016 ~   Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
"In the Potter's Hands"
Jeremiah 18:1-11

Sept 11, 2016 ~ Seventeenth Sunday after

                              Pentecost

"Lost, Then Found"
Luke 15:1-10

Sept 18, 2016 ~ Eighteenth Sunday after

                               Pentecost

 GUEST PREACHER

Sept.25 2016~   Nineteenth Sunday after

                                Pentecost

"Too Late for Regrets" 
Luke 16:19-31
Oct.2,2016~       Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
"Let's All Share a Happy Meal"  (World Communion)
James 2:3-18

Oct.9, 2016 ~      Twenty-First Sunday after

                                Pentecost

"The Effects of Gratitude"
Luke 17:11-19

Oct. 16, 2016 -    Twenty-Second Sunday after

                                 Pentecost

"Perseverance"
Genesis 32:22-31

Oct. 23, 2016 --    Twenty-Third Sunday after

                                 Pentecost

"Just Who Do We Think We Are?"

Sirach 35:12-17

Luke 18:9-14

Oct. 30, 2016 --    Twenty-Fourth Sunday  after

                                 Pentecost

"Rising Above It All"
Luke 19:1-10

Nov.6,2016 -- Twenty-Fifth Sunday after

                                  Pentecost

"Is Your Halo on Straight?"
Colossians 1:9-14

Nov.13,2016 - Twenty-Sixth Sunday after             

                          Pentecost

GUEST PREACHER - MINISTER'S 25th ANNIVERSARY

Nov.20,2016 - Twenty-Seventh Sunday after

                         Pentecost (Thanksgiving Sunday)

GUEST PREACHER


2016-2017, Year A

 November 27, 2016~ First Sunday in Advent     

 "Living in ADVENTurous Times"         

  Matthew 24:36-44
 December 4, 2016   ~ Second Sunday in Advent
 "What Does Peace Look Like?"
  Isaiah 11:1-10

 December 11, 2016 ~ Third Sunday in Advent

 "Rejoice!"

  Isaiah 35:1-10
 December 18, 2016 ~ Fourth Sunday in Advent
 "Stars in the Christmas Sky" (a drama)
 Matthew 1:18-25
 December 24, 2016 ~ Christmas Eve
 "What Part Do You Want to Play in the Christmas Pageant?"
 Luke 2:8-20
 January 1, 2017       ~ New Year's Day

 "For Auld Lang Syne" (a Communion Breakfast)

 Revelation 21:1-6a
 January 8, 2017      ~ NO CHURCH - SNOW & ICE
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 January 15, 2017     ~ Second Sunday after

                                        Epiphany

 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
 

 January 22, 2017   ~ Third Sunday after

                                        Epiphany

 "A Whale of a Tale"
 Jonah 3:1-5

 January 29 ,2017     ~ Fourth Sunday after

                                            Epiphany

  "Blessed Are They Who Mourn"
 Matthew 5:1-12

 February 5, 2017     ~ Fifth Sunday after

                                            Epiphany

 "Salt - Good or Bad?" 
 Matthew 5:13-20
 February 12, 2017    ~ NO CHURCH! ICE STORM!
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 February 19, 2017     ~ Seventh Sunday after        

                                            Epiphany

 "Loving Your Enemies"
 Matthew 5:38-48
 February 26, 2017     ~ Racial Justice Sunday

 SpecialSpeaker - Rev. Toby Gbeh

Matthew 5:21-37
 March 5, 2017            ~ First Sunday in Lent
 "The Truth Will Set You Free"
 Isaiah 58:1-12
 March 12, 2017          ~ Second Sunday in Lent
  "Who's Calling?"
Matthew 4:1-11
 March 19, 2017          ~ Third Sunday in Lent
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 March 26, 2017  ~ Fourth Sunday in Lent/

         OGHS (One Great Hour of Sharing)

 "Providing Good Water for Everyone"
 Exodus 17:1-7 & John 4:5-42
 April 2, 2017               ~ Fifth Sunday in Lent
 "The Blind Shall See" 

 Isaiah 35:1-7 and

John 9:1-16, 35-41

 April 9, 2017               ~ Palm Sunday
 "What Can We Learn from the Donkey?"
 Matthew 21:1-11
 April 13, 2017             ~ Maundy Thursday
"The Fellowship of Suffering"
 various
 April 16, 2017             ~ Easter Sunday
"Using All of Our Senses to Process Easter"
 John 20:1-18

April 23, 2017  ~Second Sunday of Easter/

                               Earth Day

"Bee Part of the Solution"

 Job 12:7-41 and

Mark 4:30-34

 April 30, 2017          ~  Third Sunday of Easter
"But We Had Hoped . . . "
 Luke 24:13-35
 May 7, 2017             ~  Fourth Sunday of Easter
"The Church's DNA"
Acts 2:42-47

 May 14. 2017            ~ Fifth Sunday of Easter  

                                          (Mother's Day)

 "Why God Created Mothers"

Proverbs 31:10-31 and

John 19:25-27 

 May 21, 2017             ~ Sixth Sunday of Easter
"God Sends an Advocate"
John 14:15-21
 May 28, 2017         ~ Seventh Sunday of Easter
"Passing the Time While We Wait"
Acts 1:1-14
June 4, 2017             _~ Pentecost Sunday
"Under the Influence"
Acts 2:1-21
June 11, 2017              ~ Trinity Sunday
:All in the Family"
Psalm 1391-6, 13-18 and Matthew 28:16-20

June 18, 2017      - Second Sunday after Pentecost            (Father's Day)

"God Is Still Speakeing, but Are We?"
Matthew 6:5-14
June 25, 2017            - Third Sunday after Pentecost
"Abraham, Father of All Nations"
Genesis 21:8-21
July 2, 2017                - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
"Offering an Extraaagant Welcome"
Matthew 10:40-42
July 9, 2017  - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost                   
"The Good Wife"
Genesis 24 (various)
July 16, 2017 - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
"How Does Your Garden Grow?"
Matthew 13:1-9,18-23
July 23, 2017 - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
"Is That s Weed?"
Matthew 13:24-30,36-43
July 30, 2017 - Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
"Hidden Treasures"
Matthew 13:31-33,44-52
August 6, 2017 - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
"A Little Bit Can Go a Long Way"
Matthew 14:13-21
August 13, 2017 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
"Facing Our Fears"
Matthew 14:22-33
August 20, 2017 - Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
"Moving from Hate to Hope"
Genesis 37 and 45
August 27, 2017 - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
"Rock-Solid Faith"
Matthew 16:13-20
Sept 3, 2017 - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Outdoor Service & Barbecue -" Labor Day"
various
Sept. 10, 2017 - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Harvest Sunday
various
Sept. 17, 2017 - /Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
"What to Wear for Any and All Occasions"
Matthew 18:15-20
Sept. 24, 2017 - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Guest Speaker
Matthew 20:1-16
Oct. 1, 2017 - : Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
"A Meal to Satisfy Every Palate"
Ephesians 4:1-6
Oct. 8, 2017 - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Guest Speaker
Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
Oct. 15, 2017 - Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Guest Speaker
Matthew 22:1-14
Oct. 22, 2017 - Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
"Glimpsing God's Back"
Exodus 33:12-23
Oct. 29, 2017 - Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
"Reaching Our Goals"
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Nov. 5, 2017 - Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
"Walking in Their Footsteps"
Joshua 1:1-9
Nov. 12, 2017 - Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
"Are You an Ant or a Grasshopper?"
Proverbs 6:6-11, Matthew 25:1-13
Nov. 19, 2017 - Thanksgiving Sunday
Guest Speaker
Matthew 25:14-30
Nov. 26, 2017 - Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
"Thanksgiving Leftovers"
Deuteonomy 8:7-18