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October 6

“Waiting to Experience God” | 2 Timothy 1:1-14

Rev. Paul Maletic

“I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that lived first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, lives in you.” 2 Timothy 1:5

September 29

Sermon Series: The Parables of Jesus
“Waiting and Watching” | Luke 15:11-24

Rev. Joe Pool

“While he was still far off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran and put his arms around him and kissed him.” Luke 15:20

September 22

Sermon Series: The Parables of Jesus
“Meeting Myself Next Door” | Luke 10:25-37

Rev. Christina Hildebrand

September 15

Sermon Series: The Parables of Jesus
“Promises” | Luke 21:28-32

Rev. Joe Pool

“Jesus said, ‘What do you think ? A man had two sons…'” Luke 21:28

September 8

“Child Friendly” | Luke 18:15-17

Rev. Joe Pool

“Jesus called for them and said, ‘Let the little children come to me…'” Luke 18:16

September 1

Sermon Series: The Parables of Jesus
“A Clean Sweep” | Luke 15:1-10

Rev. Joe Pool

“What about a woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one, does not sweep the house…” Luke 15:8

August 25

“Bent not Broken” | Luke 13:10-17

Rev. Joe Pool

“And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight.” Luke 13:11

August 18

“With the Teachers” | Luke 2:41-52

Rev. Joe Pool

“After three days Joseph and Mary found Jesus in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.” Luke 2:46

August 11

Summer Sermon Series: Great Women of the Bible

“The Giver” | Luke 10:38-42

Rev. Katie Newsome

“‘Martha, Martha,’ the Lord answered, ‘you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.’” Luke 10:41-42

August 4

Summer Sermon Series: Great Women of the Bible

“Armed with Needle and Thread” | Acts 9:32-43

Rev. Sandy Heard

“All the widows stood beside him, weeping and showing tunics and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was with them.” Acts 9:39b

July 28

Summer Sermon Series: Great Women of the Bible

“Deal or No Deal” | Judges 4:1, 4-9

Rev. Joe Pool

“Barak said to Deborah, ‘If you go with me, I will go; but if you do not go with me, I will not go.’ And Deborah said to him. ‘I will surely go with you.'” Judges 4:8, 9

July 21

Summer Sermon Series: Great Women of the Bible

“Right Place, Right Time” | Esther (selections)

Rev. Joe Pool

“Who knows? Perhaps you have come to your royal dignity for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14

July 14

Sermon Series: “The Family Tree” Abraham/Isaac/Jacob/Joseph

“The Family Legacy | Genesis 48:8-20

Rev. Joe Pool

“But Jacob stretched out his right hand and laid it on the head of Ephraim, who was younger, and his left hand on Manessah, crossing his hands, for Manasseh was the first born.” Genesis 48:14

July 7

Sermon Series: “The Family Tree” Abraham/Isaac/Jacob/Joseph

“Goes Around, Comes Around” | Genesis 45:1-5, 8-10, 13-15

Rev. Joe Pool

“Joseph said to them, ‘I am Joseph. Is my father alive?’ But his brothers could not answer him, so dismayed were they at his presence.” Genesis 45:3

June 30

Sermon Series: “The Family Tree” Abraham/Isaac/Jacob/Joseph

“Stripes and Plaids” | Genesis 37:1-11, 25-28

Rev. Joe Pool

“Now Jacob loved Joseph more than any other of his children…and he made him a coat of many colors.” Genesis 37:3

June 23

Sermon Series: “The Family Tree” Abraham/Isaac/Jacob/Joseph

“Grabby Gets It” | Genesis 25-27 (Selections)

Rev. Joe Pool

“Afterward Jacob came out, with his hand gripping Esau’s heel; so he was named Jacob (Grabby).” Genesis 25:26

June 16

Sermon Series: “The Family Tree” Abraham/Isaac/Jacob/Joseph
“The Test”

Rev. Joe Pool

“Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. So the two of them walked on together.” Genesis 22:6

June 9

“Ashes to Fire” | Acts 2:1-12

Rev. Joe Pool

“Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:3, 4a

June 2

“Why Do You Stand Looking Up” | Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:1-11

Rev. Christina Hildebrand

May 26

Sermon Series – After the Earthquake:
How Resurrection Shake Our World

“Reconciliation” | John 21:15-19

Rev. Joe Pool

“Jesus said to Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’ Peter said, ‘Yes, Lord…’” John 21:15

May 19

Sermon Series – After the Earthquake:
How Resurrection Shakes Our World

“Abundance” | John 21:1-8

Rev. Joe Pool

“So they cast their net, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish.” John 21:6

May 12

“A Parent’s Prayer” | I Samuel 1-2 (Sections)

Rev. Joe Pool

“Hannah made this vow, ‘O Lord of hosts remember me and do not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a male child, then I will set him before you as a nazarite until the day of his death.”‘ I Samuel 1:11

May 5

Sermon Series – After the Earthquake:
How Resurrection Shakes Our World

“Shaking the Power” | Matthew 27:62-66; 28:2-4,11-15

Rev. Joe Pool

“Pilate said to them, ‘You have a guard of soldiers; go, make it as secure as you can.'” Matthew 27:65

April 28

Sermon Series – After the Earthquake:
How Resurrection Shakes Our World

“After the Earthquake” | Luke 24:36-43

Rev. Joe Pool

“Jesus said to them, ‘Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?'” Luke 24:38

April 21

Easter Sunday

“Easter Earthquake” | Matthew 28:1-10

Rev. Joe Pool

“And suddenly there was a great earthquake, and an angel said to the women, ‘Jesus in not here, for he has been raised.'” Matthew 28:2, 6

April 14

Palm Sunday

“Even a Rock” | Luke 19:28-40

Rev. Joe Pool

“Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.'” Luke 19:40

April 7

Lenten Sermon Series: The Sermon on the Mount

“The Big Picture” | Matthew 6:9-13

Rev. Joe Pool

“Pray then in this way…” Matthew 6:9

March 31

Lenten Sermon Series: The Sermon on the Mount

“Out of Focus” | Matthew 6:1-4

Rev. Joe Pool

“Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them…” Matthew 6:1

March 24

Lenten Sermon Series: The Sermon on the Mount

“You Have Heard” | Matthew 5:13-16

Rev. Joe Pool

“You are the salt of the earth… You are the light of the world…” Matthew 5:13-14

March 17

Lenten Sermon Series: The Sermon on the Mount

“Bridges or Fences” | Matthew 5:4-9

Sandy Heard, Intern

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9

March 10

Lenten Sermon Series: The Sermon on the Mount

“Poverty of Spirit” | Matthew 5:1-3

Rev. Joe Pool

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3

March 3

“Under the Big Top” | Luke 9:28-36

Rev. Joe Pool

“Peter said to Jesus, ‘Master, it is good for us to be here…'” Luke 9:33

February 24, 2019

“Running Over” | Luke 6:27-38

Rev. Joe Pool

“Forgive and you will be forgiven; give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over…” Luke 6:38

February 17, 2019

“Like a Tree”

Jeremiah 17:5-10

Rev. Joe Pool

“They shall be like a tree planted by the water…” Jeremiah 17:8a

February 10, 2019

“Still There”

Luke 5:1-11

Rev. Joe Pool

“When they had brought their boats to shore they left everything and followed him.” Luke 5:11

February 3, 2019

“I Am More…”

Jeremiah 1:4-10

Rev. Joe Pool

“But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not say, ‘I am only’…'” Jeremiah 1:7

January 27, 2019

“Brought Home”

Luke 4:14-21

Rev. Christina Hildebrand

“Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country.” Luke 4:14

January 20, 2019

“Whine into Wine”

John 2:1-11

Rev. Joe Pool

“When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’” John 2:1-11

January 13, 2019

“Marked and Claimed”

Baptism of the Lord | Mark 1:4-11

Rev. Joe Pool

“And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.’” Mark 1:11

January 6, 2019

“The Journey”

Matthew 2:1-12

Rev. Joe Pool

“Wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?’” Matthew 2:1-2

December 30, 2018

“Time”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Rev. Joe Pool

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1


 

December 24, 2018

Advent Sermon Series: “A Thrill of Hope”

“The Arrival of Hope”

Luke 2:1-20

Rev. Joe Pool


December 23, 2018

Advent Sermon Series: “A Thrill of Hope”

“The Promise of Hope”

Luke 1:39-45

Rev. Joe Pool

“Elizabeth said, ‘Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her by the Lord.'” Luke 1:45


 

December 16, 2018

Advent Sermon Series: “A Thrill of Hope”

The Generosity of Hope

Zephaniah 3:14-20

Rev. Joe Pool

” Sing aloud, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your hearts, the Lord your God is in your midst.” Zephaniah 3:14, 17


 

 

December 9, 2018

Advent Sermon Series: “A Thrill of Hope”

“The Way of Hope”

Luke 3:3-6

Rev. Joe Pool

“As it is written in the book of Isaiah, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight, and the rough ways made smooth.'”  Luke 3:4-5


 

December 2, 2018

Advent Sermon Series: “A Thrill of Hope”

“The Anticipation of Hope”

Jeremiah 33:14-16

Rev. Joe Pool

“The days are surely coming, when I will fulfill my promise …” Jeremiah 33:14


 

November 25, 2018

“Emulating Christ”

Philippians 2:1-11

Sandy Heard, Intern


 

November 18, 2018

Stewardship Series: GROW

“The Crowded Heart”

Luke 12:22-34

Rev. Joe Pool

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Luke 12:34


 

November 11, 2018

Stewardship Series: GROW

“Don’t Forget”

Deuteronomy 8:11-19

Rev. Joe Pool

“Take care that you do not forget the Lord your God…” Deuteronomy 8:11


 

 

November 4, 2018

Stewardship Series: GROW

“The Stewardship Paradox”

II Corinthians 9:6-12

Rev. Katie Newsome

“And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you ,ay share abundantly in every good work.” II Corinthians 9:8


 

 

October 28, 2018

“Not Far”

Mark 12:28-34

Rev. Joe Pool

“Jesus said to them, ‘You are not far from the Kingdom of God.'” Mark 12-34


 

October 21, 2018

“Praying With Bold Persistence”

Luke 11:1-13

Rev. Christina Hildebrand


 

 

October 14, 2018

“Lost in the Wilderness…Found in Belonging”

Ezekiel 34:11-16, Luke 15:1-7

Rev. Christina Hildebrand


 

 

October 7, 2018

Both/And

Matthew 5:16, James 2:14-18, 26

Rev. Joe Pool

“For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is also dead.” James 2:26


 

 

September 30, 2018

“Stepping Stone or Stumbling Block”

Mark 9:38-50

Rev. Joe Pool

“Jesus said, ‘Whoever is not against us is for us. Do not put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me.'” Mark 9:40, 42a


 

September 23, 2018

“The Greatest”

Mark 9:30-37

Sandy Heard, Intern

“He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.'”  Mark 9:35


 

September 16, 2018

Who Am I?

Mark 8:27-37

Rev. Joe Pool

“Jesus asked the disciples, ‘Who do people say that I am?'”  Mark 8:27


 

September 9, 2018

Left Behind

Luke 2:41-52

Rev. Joe Pool

“Joesph and Mary started to look for Jesus among their relatives and friends – they did not find him, so they returned to Jerusalem to search for him.”  Luke 2:44-45


 

September 2, 2018

The Sabbath Day

Genesis 2:1-3, Exodus 20:8-11

Rev. Joe Pool

“Remember the Sabbath day, and keep it holy.” Exodus 20:8


 

August 26, 2018

Not Like Them

Luke 18:9-14

Rev. Joe Pool

“The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God I thank you that I am not like other people…'” Luke 18:11


 

August 19, 2018

Hearers and Doers

James 1:19-27

Rev. Joe Pool

“But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers; not like those who look at themselves in a mirror and turn away, and forget what they were like.” James 1:22-24


 

August 12, 2018

Food Desert

John 6:24-35

Rev. Katie Newsome


 

August 5, 2018

The Body

Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16

Rev. Christina Hildebrand

“There is one body and one spirit … but each of us given grace according to the measure of Christ’s gift.”
Ephesians 6:4, 7


 

July 29, 2018

Twelve Baskets

John 6:1-15

Rev. Joe Pool

“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish … when they gathered the fragments, they filled twelve baskets.” John 6:9, 13


 

 

July 22, 2018

Summer Sermon Series: “The Big Ten”

“The Little Lie”

Exodus 20:16, 18-20, Matthew 7:1-5

Rev. Joe Pool

“You shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”  Exodus 20:16

“Do not judge, so that you may not be judged.”  Matthew 7:1


 

 

July 15, 2018

Summer Sermon Series: “The Big Ten”

“Who? Me?”

Exodus 20:15, Matthew 6:19-21

Rev. Joe Pool

“You shall not steal …”  Exodus 20:15

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  Matthew 6:21


 

 

July 8, 2018

Summer Sermon Series: “The Big Ten”

“Greener Pastures”

Exodus 20:14, 17, Matthew 5:27-30

Rev. Joe Pool

“You shall not commit adultery, You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Exodus 20:14, 17

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.'”  Matthew 5:27


July 1, 2018

Summer Sermon Series: “The Big Ten”

“Well, Not Today …”

Exodus 20:13, Matthew 5:21-22, Luke 6:27-31

Rev. Joe Pool

“You shall not murder …” Exodus 20:13

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not murder.’ But I say to you… ”  Matthew 5:21-22


June 24, 2018

Summer Sermon Series: “The Big Ten”

“Remember the Sabbath”

Exodus 20:8-11, Mark 2:27-28

Rev. Joe Pool

“Remember the Sabbath day, and keeping it holy …” Exodus 20:8

“Jesus said, ‘The Sabbath was made for humankind, and not humankind for the Sabbath.'” Mark 2:27

 


 

June 17, 2018

Summer Sermon Series: “The Big Ten”

“Honor the Father”

Exodus 20:12, Matthew 10:37-39

Rev. Joe Pool

“Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long …” Exodus 20:12

 


June 10, 2018

Summer Sermon Series: “The Big Ten”

“What’s In a Name”

Exodus 20:7, John 16:23-24

Rev. Joe Pool

“I am the Lord your God, you shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3

“You hall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God …” Exodus 20:7

 


June 3, 2018

Summer Sermon Series: “The Big Ten”

“No Others” – No. 1 & 2

Exodus 20:1-6, Mark 12:29-31

Rev. Joe Pool

“I am the Lord your God, you shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3

“You shall not make for yourself an idol…” Exodus 20:4

 


May 27, 2018

“Stretch”  Mark 2:23-3:6

Rev. Joe Pool

“One sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields… and then Jesus entered a synagogue and a man was there who had a withered hand.” Mark 2:23, 3:1

 


May 20, 2018

“When the Fire Burns”  Acts 2:1-13

Rev. Joe Pool

“Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:3,4a

 


 

May 13, 2018

“Saying Goodbye”  Acts 1:4-11

Rev. Joe Pool

“When Jesus had said this, as they were watching, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him out of their sight.” Luke 1:9

 


 

May 6, 2018 – SERMON SERIES

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES-THE CHURCH THEN AND NOW: REACTION TO THE RESURRECTION

“All of Us” Acts 10:44-48

Rev. Joe Pool

“The believers who had come with Peter were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out even on the Gentiles.” Acts 10:45

 


 

Apr 29, 2018 – SERMON SERIES

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES-THE CHURCH THEN AND NOW: REACTION TO THE RESURRECTION

“Questions Down the Road” Acts 8:26-39

Rev. Christina Hildebrand

 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” Acts 8:26

 


 

Apr 22, 2018 – SERMON SERIES

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES-THE CHURCH THEN AND NOW: REACTION TO THE RESURRECTION

“Being the Church” Acts 4:32-35

Rev. Christina Hildebrand

“All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.” Acts 4:32

 


 

Apr 15, 2018 – SERMON SERIES

ACTS OF THE APOSTLES-THE CHURCH THEN AND NOW: REACTION TO THE RESURRECTION

“All We Have” Acts 3:1-10

Rev. Joe Pool

“Peter said, ‘I have no silver or gold, but what I have I gave you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk.’” Acts 3:6

 


 Apr 8, 2018

“A Week Later” John 20:19-31

Rev. Joe Pool

“A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them.” John 20:26

 


Apr 1, 2018 –  LENTEN SERMON SERIES: Interruptions

A Forty Day Journey with Jesus

“The Great Interruption” John 20:1-20

Rev. Joe Pool

“Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.” John 20:1 

 


 Mar 25, 2018 –  LENTEN SERMON SERIES: Interruptions

A Forty Day Journey with Jesus

“The Wrong Parade” Luke 19:28-40

Rev. Joe Pool

“The disciples brought the colt to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus upon it. As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road.” Luke 19:35, 36

 


Mar 18, 2018 –  LENTEN SERMON SERIES: Interruptions

A Forty Day Journey with Jesus

“A Costly Interruption” John 12:1-11

Rev. Joe Pool

“Mary took a pound of costly perfume, made of pure nard, anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair.” John 12:3

 

 


 Mar 11, 2018 –  LENTEN SERMON SERIES: Interruptions

A Forty Day Journey with Jesus

“Invisibility Interrupted”  Mark 2:1-12

Rev. Joe Pool

“A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink.’ The Samaritan woman said to him, ‘How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?’” John 4:7, 9

 

 


Mar 4, 2018 –  LENTEN SERMON SERIES: Interruptions

A Forty Day Journey with Jesus

“Beyond What Is Expected”  Mark 2:1-12

Rev. Paul Maletic

“A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home.’” Mark 2:1

 

 


Feb 25, 2018 –  LENTEN SERMON SERIES: Interruptions

A Forty Day Journey with Jesus

“Standing Still”  Mark 10:46-52

Rev. Joe Pool

“Jesus stood still and said, ‘Call him here.’ And they called Bartimaeus, saying to him. ‘Take heart; get up, he is calling you.’” Mark 10:49

 

 

 


Feb 18, 2018 –  “An Interrupted Interruption” Mark 5:21-34

Rev. Joe Pool

“Jesus turned about in the crowd and said, ‘Who touched my clothes?’” Mark 5:30

 

 


Feb 11, 2018 –  “The Scenic Route” Mark 9:2-9

Rev. Joe Pool

“Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves.” Mark 9:2