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July 12 | Sunday Worship Service

Sermon Series: “The Early and Present Church: Now What?”
“Adrift with Hope” | Rev. Joe Pool

July 5 | Sunday Worship Service | Communion Sunday

Sermon Series: “The Early and Present Church: Now What?”
“Unleashed” | Rev. Joe Pool

June 28 | Sunday Worship Service | Patriotic Sunday

Sermon Series: “The Early and Present Church: Now What?”
“Seize the Moment” | Rev. Joe Pool

June 21 | Sunday Worship Service | Happy Father’s Day

Sermon Series: “The Early and Present Church: Now What?”
“Give Them Jesus” | Rev. Joe Pool

June 14 | Sunday Worship Service

Sermon Series: “The Early and Present Church: Now What?”
“Holding Back” | Rev. Joe Pool

June 7 | Sunday Worship Service |Communion Sunday

Sermon Series: “The Early and Present Church: Now What?”
“All Things in Common: The Zone” | Rev. Joe Pool

May 31 | Sunday Worship Service | Pentecost Sunday

“Ashes to Fire” | Rev. Joe Pool

May 24 | Sunday Worship Service | Ascension Sunday

“Don’t leave Jerusalem…wait” | Rev. Sandy Heard

May 17 | Sunday Worship Service | Farewell to Rev. Paul Maletic

“Alone No More” | Rev. Joe Pool

May 10 | Mother’s Day Sunday Worship Service

“The Mom Voice” | Rev. Joe Pool

May 3 | Communion Sunday Worship Service

“The Shepherd’s Whisper” | Rev. Joe Pool

April 26 | Graduating Senior Recognition Sunday

“A Bumpy Road” | Rev. Joe Pool

April 19 | “Home Edition”

“Believing Is Seeing” | Rev. Joe Pool

April 12 | Easter Sunday

“Easter Earthquake” | Rev. Joe Pool

April 10 | Good Friday

April 5 | Palm Sunday

Lenten Sermon Series: Reckless Love | “Join the Parade” | Luke: 19-29-41

Rev. Joe Pool

March 29

Lenten Sermon Series: Reckless Love | “Openhearted Love” | John 4 (Selections)

Rev. Joe Pool

March 22

Lenten Sermon Series: Reckless Love | “Lavish Love” | Luke 6:27-38

Rev. Joe Pool

March 15

Lenten Sermon Series: Reckless Love | “Expand The Circle” | Luke 5: 1-11, 27-32

Rev. Joe Pool

March 8

Lenten Sermon Series: Reckless Love

“Begin with Love”

Mark 12:28-34 | Rev. Joe Pool

“Jesus answered, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength…you shall love your neighbor as yourself.'” Mark 12:30-31

March 1

Sermon Series: “Generosity – Grounded in Gratitude”

“Sacrificial Giving” | 1 Chronicles 21:18-26

“David said, ‘I will not take for the Lord what is yours, nor offer burnt offerings that cost me nothing.'” 1 Chronicles 21:24

Rev. Joe Pool

February 23

Sermon Series: “Generosity – Grounded in Gratitude”

“Impact | Matthew 25:34-40

“For I was hungry…I was thirsty…I was a stranger…I was naked…I was sick…I was in prison…

Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord when was it that we saw you?’” Matthew 25:35-37

Rev. Joe Pool

February 16

Sermon Series: “Generosity – Grounded in Gratitude”

“Revealed In Prayer…Lived In Faith”

Matthew 6:7-13

Rev. Sandy Heard

February 9

Sermon Series: “Generosity – Grounded in Gratitude” | “The Story”

Deuteronomy 26:1-11

“When you have come into the land that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess… you shall make this response before the Lord your God: ‘A wondering Aramean was my ancestor…’”

Rev. Christina Hildebrand

February 2

“Now and Later” | Matthew 5:1-12

“Jesus began to speak, and taught them saying: ‘Blessed are those…they will be…” Matthew 5:4

Rev. Joe Pool

January 26

“Follow Me” | Matthew 4:17-23

“And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I’ll make you fish for the people.’ Immediately they left their nets and followed him.” Matthew 4:19, 20

Rev. Joe Pool

January 19

“No Safe Distance” | John 1:35-42

“When Jesus turned and saw them following, he said to them, ‘What are you looking for?'” John 1:38

Rev. Joe Pool

January 12

“The Water Works” | Matthew 3:13-17

“Then John consented. And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.” Matthew 3:16

Rev. Joe Pool

January 5

“Unexpected Guests” | Matthew 2:1-12

“On entering the house, the wise men saw the child with Mary his mother, and they knelt down and paid him homage.” Matthew 2:11

Rev. Joe Pool

December 29

“Disturbing the Peace” | Luke 2:22-40

“When Joseph and Mary had done everything required by the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was on him.” Luke 39-40

Rev. Katie Newsome

December 22

Advent Sermon Series: Light of the World

“The Journey to Joy” | Luke 2:1-6, 8-14

“The angel said to the shepherds, ‘Do not be afraid; for see — I am bringing you goo news of great joy for all the people.'” Luke 2:10

Rev. Joe Pool

December 15

Advent Sermon Series: Light of the World

“The Promise of Potential” | Luke 1:26-38

“Gabriel said, ‘For nothing is impossible with God.’ Then Mary said, ‘Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.’” Luke 1:37, 38

Rev. Joe Pool

December 8

Advent Sermon Series: Light of the World

“Sing a New Song” | Luke 1:46-50

“And Mary sang, ‘My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.'” Luke 1:46-4

Rev. Joe Pool

December 1

Advent Sermon Series: Light of the World

“The Meaning of Memory” | Luke 1 (Selections)

“Then there appeared to Zechariah an angel of the Lord and the angel said to him, ‘Do not be afraid for your prayer has been heard.’” Luke 1:11-12

Rev. Joe Pool

November 24

“Going Back” | Luke 17:11-19

“Then Jesus asked, ‘Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return and give praise to good except this one?’” Luke 17:17-18

Rev. Joe Pool

November 17

Stewardship Sermon Series: Earn. Save. Give.

“Give All You Can” | Luke 19:1-10

“Zacchaeus said, ‘Look, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give…I will pay back four times as much.'” Luke 19:8

Rev. Joe Pool

November 10

Stewardship Sermon Series: Earn. Save. Give.

“Save All You Can” | Matthew 25:14-23, 29a

“Well done, good and trustworthy servant; you have been trustworthy in a few things, I will put you in charge of many things, enter into the joy of your master.” Matthew 25:21

Rev. Joe Pool

November 3

Stewardship Sermon Series: Earn. Save. Give.

“Earn All You Can” | Luke 16:1-13

“Jesus said, ‘There was a rich man who had a manager — whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much. No one can serve two masters. You cannot serve God and wealth.'” Luke 16:1, 10, 13

Rev. Joe Pool

October 27

All Saints’ Day | “Many Rooms” | John 14:1-4, 15-18, 27

 “Jesus said, ‘In my Father’s house there are many rooms…I go to prepare a place for you.”’ John 14:2

Rev. Joe Pool

October 20

“Not Like Other People” | Luke 18:9-14

Rev. Joe Pool

October 13

“Made Well” | Luke 17:11-19

Rev. Katie Newsome

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