Pastor’s Page June 2021

“Everybody’s talking and no one says a word,” began John Lennon’s song Nobody Told Me from the mid-70s. At the end of the previous decade, the movie Midnight Cowboy featured the song Everybody’s Talkin’ with the lines, Everybody’s talkin’ at me I don’t hear a word they’re sayin’ Only the echoes of my mind. Both songs captured the notion that we

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Children’s Sermon May 16

Title:   Choosing God’s WayTheme: How to choose a godly leaderObject: a baseball batScripture: And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.          Acts 1:26 Good morning, kids! Did you ever play a pick-up game of baseball?  That was always a lot of fun

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Pastor’s Page May 2021

This year, Pentecost falls on May 23rd. To me, part of this season in which we find ourselves is akin to the time before the first Pentecost. We are waiting expectantly for a better day that sets farther on up the road, but we do not know exactly where, and we don’t know when we

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Children’s Sermon April 25

Title:   Is It Worth It?Theme: How do we rightly earn money.Objects: a dollar billScripture: …so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark… Revelation 13:17a Good morning, kids.  Today, I have a dollar bill with me.  Now, if I crumple that dollar bill up, is it still worth a dollar? 

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Children’s Sermon April 18

Title:   Dare to RiseTheme: Always allow God to help you to standObjects: a picture of a small child who has just fallen.Scripture: Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me. Micah 7:8 Good morning, kids.  What

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Pastor’s Page April

There’s an old joke from Punxsutawney, PA about a Sun- day School teacher who thought she wasn’t reaching the children. The kids could name every secular holiday, but knew nothing about the church and its faith. She asked them about Easter. After comments about eggs and bunnies and chocolate, she asked if anyone knew what

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Pastor Page March 2021

In Lent, we are called back to the basics of our faith. It is a season to give up those things that prevent us from following the Lord fully. It is also a time to pick up those practices that focus our lives on the Lord and doing His will. One of those practices is

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Children’s Sermon February 7

Title: It’s That Away Theme: We need to know the truth—and the absolute truth! Objects: a picture of the Scarecrow from The Wizard of OZ Scripture: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind?” Matthew 11:7b Good morning! Sometimes, we don’t like rules. We want to stay

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The Pastor’s Page February 2021

Much has been made about the psychological toll of the pandemic. With increased isolation, mental health markers have deteriorated while stress levels increased. When looking at people’s face swathed in bands of cloth, we have lost the ability to see one an- other’s full humanity and their complete responses to our presence. A lot of

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Children’s Sermon January 31

Title: But I Want Cupcakes Theme: Sometimes, we should take what we need not what we want Objects: none needed Scripture: 17“‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’” Matthew 11:16-19 Good morning! I know we talked about food last week, but I’m

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First Sunday after Christmas

Call to Worship/Lighting the Advent Wreath 12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all

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Christmas Eve or Christmas Day

Call to Worship/Lighting the Advent Wreath 11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God

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