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“Is the Lord among us or not?” 09/28/2014 by Rev. Stacy Swain (Click on title for audio)

Sermon, September 28th “Is the Lord among us or not?” Exodus 17:1-7, and Matthew 21:23-32   When I decided to start the fall off with a sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer, I did so because I thought that walking through the Lord’s Prayer would be a gentle, a rather straight forward way to begin the church year.  I wanted…

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“To whom do we pray?” 09/21/2014 by Rev. Stacy Swain (Click on title for audio)

Exodus 3: 13–17 and Matthew 20:1-16 You know how it is that when something becomes so familiar, that you stop really seeing it anymore? It happens to me a lot on my commute here to church.  I get into my car and it just somehow knows where go. So much so that my mind is freed up to go wherever it…

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“What good does it do?” 09/14/2014 by Rev. Stacy Swain (Click on title for audio)

September 14, 2014 Romans 8:18-26-27 and Matthew 6: 5-13  When my son was little, one of my favorite times of the day was right before bed.  I’d sit down beside him, read a story and then we would pray.  I’d start off and then he would take over.  And he would chat on and on with God about his day…

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“Gather Us In” 09/07/2014 by Rev. Stacy Swain (Click on title for audio)

1 Cor 12:12-27 and Matthew 18: 15-20 Praise God we are gathered again! Praise God that we have traversed that rocky terrain between summer and the start of another year.  Praise God, the kids are back at school and we are back at church. That is not to say, I did not love summer.  I did, tremendously.  And while it…

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“We need a good plan” — Rev. Stacy Swain

July 20, 2014 Genesis 28 I have missed our worship together every Sunday very much.  But I must say that the slower pace has given me opportunity to plan.  And I am a planner.  I love a good plan and so I have been busy, planning for worship, confirmation, Adult ed, how to welcome our new CE director. In my…

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“Differentiated Unity” 06/15/2014 by Rev. Stacy Swain (Click on title for audio)

Psalm 139 When I was growing up, my Father had a t-shirt that that I loved.  The t-shirt said “He who dies with the most toy’s wins.”  I loved that t-shirt because I found it rather funny to think of my dad having toys, but even more so I loved that t-shirt because I loved the idea that the purpose…

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Assurance of Grace 06/15/2014 by Jandi Dennis (Click on title for audio)

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“The work God has given us to do” 06/01/2014 by Rev. Stacy Swain (Click on title for audio)

I had to smile when I read the scripture for today.   On this Sunday when we recognize the graduates among us, I had to smile when I read the scripture from the book of Acts.   For it turns out, today is graduation day for those first disciples. In a very real way, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew,…

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Sermon – “Press On” by Rev. Bart Kelso, May 25, 2014

Philippians 3:4b-14 and John 14:15-21 If ever there was a man who could boast of his credentials, it was surely Saul of Tarsus, who came to be known as the Apostle Paul. His dramatic conversion while traveling to Damascus was a defining event in the history of the early church.   So prestigious was his pedigree, and so impressive was his…

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“Coming Home” 05/18/2014 by Rev. Stacy Swain (Click on title for audio)

John 14: 1-14   Will you pray with me?  May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hearts be acceptable to you, O God, our rock and our redeemer.  men.    Recently, one of you asked me a question that I could not get out of my mind.  You asked “Why don’t we talk about…

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