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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

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