Recent Sermons

March 31, 2019 – Joshua 5.9-12

This one last time my planned sermon topic has been traded in for consideration of our congregational identity.  In this case the topic for today, as you see on the insert, is our motivating vision.  As you also see in the bulletin, the scripture I had planned to use for this sermon is Joshua five, […]

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March 24, 2019 – Psalm 63.1-8

I was surprised.  I went to the websites of several churches, looking for their mission statements.  First of all, some of those folks need some work on their websites, because, yikes, they are not very…helpful.  Second, if some of those churches have mission statements, they haven’t put them on their websites.  Not that I could […]

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March 10, 2019- Luke 4.1-13

Bob: Well, it’s Lent. Ann: Yes it is. B: So I suppose we should talk about something Lenten today. A: I suppose so.  What did you have in mind? B: Well, it being the first Sunday in Lent, there’s the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness. A: It always shows up on the first […]

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March 3, 2019- Luke 9.28-36

I have to confess that I don’t get all that excited about the season of Lent.  It’s such a contrast to Advent.  For Advent we have all the decorations, all the upbeat, special services, music, and events to look forward to.  Sure, in Lent we have Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Holy […]

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February 24, 2019- Genesis 45.3-22

Exciting things be happening around here. In the sanctuary we have not one but two projectors newly installed. We have the obvious one hanging from the ceiling near the front, but we also have one mounted on the back wall, which will allow those of us looking in that direction to see what’s on the […]

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February 17, 2019- 1 Corinthians 15.12-20

Let’s start with Luke. Luke says on the Sunday after Jesus was crucified on Friday “Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women” went to the tomb. Matthew says, “as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to the tomb.” Mark reports, “When […]

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February 10, 2019 – Luke 5.1-11

            Rick won the award.  We were a motley crew last spring in West Virginia, working to repair a house that had been severely flooded.  Even the upper levels of it had received a couple of feet of water.  So it had been stripped back to the studs in most places, and needed new flooring, wiring, sheetrock, […]

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January 27, 2019 – Luke 4.14-21

We say that our mission as a congregation is to grow and share our relationship with God through Christ. We came up with that some years ago, and have tried to keep it in front and center in hopes that it will guide our life together and become ingrained in us. I like it. It […]

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January 20, 2019 – John 2.1-11

            One of the best courses I had in seminary was on the book of Acts and the pastoral epistles, the pastoral epistles being First and Second Timothy and Titus.  I actually took this class because I was a New Testament major and I needed another New Testament course.  Before taking the class I had […]

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January 13, 2019 – Luke 3.15-17,21-22

TCC 1/13/19 – both services                                                                                                   Luke 3.15-17, 21-22             There’s baptism.  The monks in Trappist monasteries worship seven times a day.  Every day, with a slight change of schedule on Sundays.  Over the times I’ve visited Mepkin Abbey, the monastery in South Carolina, I’ve come away with two favorite services.  To be fair, I’ve never […]

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