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October 6  Luke 17:5-10 World Communion Sunday

In response to his disciples’ request, “Increase our faith,” Jesus tells two parables: the mustard seed and the dutiful servants.

September 29 Luke 16:19-13

Jesus, speaking to “money-loving Pharisees” tells the parable of the rich man and Lazarus whose roles are reversed after their deaths.

September 22 Luke 16:1-13

Jesus delivers a challenging parable about the shrewdness of a dishonest servant and follows it with several sayings about the nature of faithfulness.

September 15 Luke 15:1-10

When criticized for eating and drinking with sinners, Jesus tells the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin.

September 8 Luke 14:25-33

Noting that great crowds are following him, Jesus challenges the crowd with some tough teaching about the cost of discipleship.

September 1 Luke 14: 1, 4-17

Jesus is an invited guest at a Pharisee’s house. While at the table Jesus gives instruction on whom to invite and how to conduct ourselves as participants in God’s coming kingdom. Jesus’s idea of proper conduct is at odds with conventional wisdom about human behavior.

August 25, 2019 Jeremiah 1:4-10

God announces to Jeremiah that God has called him to be a “prophet to the nations” and gives him the words to speak.

August 18, 2019 Luke 12:49-56

Jesus comes with fire and division, pitting families against themselves, but the crowds cannot interpret the signs.

August 11, 2019 Luke 12:32-40

Because Jesus is returning, his followers must be detached from their possessions and ever watchful.

August 4, 2019 Luke 12:13-21

Jesus is asked to intervene is a dispute between two brothers about the distribution of their family inheritance. Jesus says, “Guard yourself against all kinds of greed.” Then he tells a parable of the rich man who was also a very foolish man.

July 28, 2019  Luke 11:1-13

“Teach us to pray,” asked Jesus disciples. In response, Jesus gave them a model prayer and also told them a parable about persistence in prayer.

July 21, 2019  Luke 10:38-42

Jesus visits at the home of his good friends Mary and Martha and there he instructs them.

July 14, 2019 Luke 10:25-37

Jesus tells the beloved parable of the man who, on the way from Jerusalem to Jericho, was robbed, beaten and left for dead, wholly dependent upon someone to save him.

July 7, 2019 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

Jesus sends out the seventy-two to perform his wondrous works in the world and to proclaim that “the kingdom of God has come near.”

June 30, 2019 Luke 9:51-62

On the road, Jesus teaches his disciples about the radical demands of discipleship.

June 23, 2019 Luke 8:26-39

In the land of the Gerasenes, Jesus encounters a terribly troubled man, rebukes the demons that possess the man, and restores him to health.

June 9, 2019 Acts 2:1-21

With Jews from every country of the world gathered, the Holy Spirit descends, enabling people to speak and hear each other, thus giving birth to the church.

June 2, 2019 John 17:20-26

Jesus, preparing to depart from his disciples, prays that all of them might be one.

May 26, 2019 Acts 16:9-15

Paul has a vision of people in need in Macedonia. While in Macedonia, Paul meets Lydia, a woman who is converted to faith in Jesus.

May 19, 2019 Acts 11:1-18

Peter is criticized by some in the church for going beyond the bounds of Israel, reaching out even to the despised Gentiles. He defends himself to the church.

May 12, 2019 Mothers Day Luke 15:1-10 

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

May 5, 2019 John 21:1-19

The risen Christ appears to his disciples after they had a disappointing night of fishing failure. He speaks to them and specifically calls Peter, “Feed my sheep,” telling him again, “Follow me.”

April 28, 2019 John 20:19-31

The disciples of Jesus, hiding behind locked doors, are surprised by the appearance of the Risen Christ. Jesus appears among them and greets them with, “Peace.”

April 21, 2019  Easter Sunday  John 20:1-18

John tells the story of Easter and the miracle that happened, as Jesus’ astonished disciples see the empty tomb. But Mary Magdalene lingers at the tomb and there she is encountered by the Risen Christ.

April 18, 2019  Maundy Thursday John 13:1-17, 31b-35 

Jesus washes the feet of his disciples to show them that they must be willing to serve all.

April 7, 2019  John 12:1-8 

Jesus is anointed, as if for burial, by a woman who loves him. Thus we are given a preview of the events that are to await him in the coming week.

March 31, 2019   Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Criticized for welcoming and eating with sinners, Jesus tells his parable of the lost sheep.

March 24, 2019   Luke 13:1-19

Jesus is confronted by the crowd with instances of tragedy. He responds by telling a parable of an unproductive fig tree that was given time to be fruitful.

March 10, 2019  Luke 4:1-13

Jesus is tested in the wilderness

March 6, 2019  Ash Wednesday 

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 

March 3, 2019  Luke 9:28-36

Jesus takes a couple of his disciples up a mountain, and there he is transfigured before them as a voice from on high proclaims the identity of Jesus.

February 24, 2019  Genesis 45:3-11, 15

At long last Joseph reveals himself to his brothers, the brothers who had done him such great injustice earlier. “I’m your brother Joseph!”

February 17, 2019  Luke 6:17-20 

On a level place, Jesus preaches to his disciples, pronouncing God’s blessing upon some and the woes that are to come upon others.

February 10, 2019  1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Paul speaks to the Corinthians about the way of love.

January 27, 2019  Luke 4:14-21

Jesus returns to his hometown synagogue, where he reads from the prophet Isaiah, speaking of the coming messianic age. He surprises the congregation by saying that this scripture is fulfilled right now.

January 20, 2019  John 2:1-11

There is a wedding in Cana of Galilee. At the celebration after the wedding, when there is no wine, Jesus miraculously transforms water into wine. This was the first of his signs.

January 13, 2019  Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

John the Baptist foretells the work of the Messiah and then baptizes Jesus. When John baptizes Jesus, the Holy Spirit descends on Jesus in bodily form.

January 6, 2019 Taking The Sacred Into The New Year

Guest Preacher Mary L. Decker, LCUMC Lay Member

December 16, 2018 Sermon

Luke 1:39-45  Mary goes to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, and as the women see each other, songs of praise and liberation flow freely from them.

December 9, 2018 John the Baptist Prepares the Way

John the Baptist calls people to repent because the Messiah is coming.

December 2, 2018 There Will Be Signs

Luke 21:25-36  Toward the end of Luke’s Gospel, Jesus speaks of the end times, of signs and portents, saying, “your redemption is near.”

November 25, 2018 Who's in Charge?

Colossians 1:11-20  Paul is emphasizing to the new Colossian church, that Christ is the head of the body, of the church, and presents them holy and blameless before God.

November 18, 2018 Give To Live

Matthew 23:31-46  Jesus tells a parable about sheep and goats to illustrate our responsibility to care for those in need.

November 11, 2018 Stewardship

Mark 12:38-44  Jesus denounces the scribes for their pretentious hypocrisy and elevates the poor widow's humble and authentic sacrifice in giving.

November 4, 2018 All Saints Day

Revelation 21:1-6a  John speaks of a new heaven and a new earth, where death will be no more, where there will be no mourning or crying.

October 28, 2018 Seeing Before Following

Mark 10:46-52  Jesus warns of the need for decisive action in accord with the demands of the Reign of God.

October 21, 2018 How Great Thou Art

Job 38:1-8  After being silent throughout the dialogues between Job and his friends, God finally speaks to Job out of the whirlwind. God does not answer their questions about Job's guilt or innocence, but rather speaks about the created order and contrasts what God can do with what humans are able to do.    

October 14, 2018 Our Good Pleasure

Luke 12:22-34  Jesus tells his disciples not to worry about material things but to put their hearts to ministry in his name. Guest Preacher - Darin Arntson

October 7, 2018 The Difficulty of Being a Disciple

A man comes to Jesus, and Jesus invites the man to follow him and become a disciple, but he goes away in sorrow after Jesus demands that the man sell all he has and give it to the poor.  

September 30, 2018 Sermon

Mark 9:38-50  Jesus’ disciples tell him of an unknown exorcist who, even though he casts out demons in Jesus’ name, isn’t one of them.

September 23, 2018 Sermon

James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a  The Letter of James urges early Christians to seek the divine wisdom that comes from above.

September 16, 2018 Sermon

Mark 8:27-38   Jesus turns to his disciples and asks, “Who do people say that I am?” 

September 9, 2018 Sermon

James 2:1-10,14-17 The Letter of James speaks of how to behave like Christians in the congregation.

September 2, 2018 Sermon

James 1:17-27  All good gifts come from God, given to us as a sign of God’s love for us.

August 26, 2018 Sermon

John 6:51-69  Jesus commands his disciples to “abide in me,” speaking of a relationship with himself that is nothing less than their food and drink.

August 19, 2018 Sermon

Ephesians 5:15-20  Paul tells the Ephesians to make the most of the time, acting wisely amid the foolishness around them.  

August 12, 2018 Sermon

Psalm 130  The Psalmist speaks of God’s steadfast love and the power to redeem.

August 5, 2018 Sermon

2 Samuel 11:26-12:13 After orchestrating the death of Uriah, David marries Bathsheba, Uriah’s wife. The prophet Nathan tells a parable that moves King David to repentance.

July 29, 2018 The Power of knowing Jesus

John 6:24-35  Rev. Glenn Miller is our guest Preacher while Pastor Doug is on vacation. 

July 22, 2018 On The Inside Looking Out

Ephesians 2:11-22  The letter to the Ephesians tells new Christians that, though they were once Gentiles, “without Christ,” now they are “members of the household of God.”

July 15, 2018 Reviewing Our Resources

Ephesians 1:3-14 From prison, Paul gives the scattered churches in Asia Minor a vision that will unite all things into Christ. Nothing is left out, for the cosmic vision of Ephesians encompasses heaven and earth.

July 8, 2018 Traveling Tips

Mark 6:1-13  Jesus experiences rejection in his hometown and then commissions his disciples to go forth to preach and to heal.

June 24, 2018 In The Same Boat

Mark 4:35-41  One evening, while Jesus and his disciples were crossing the sea together, there was a great storm and the disciples were afraid. “Do you not care that we are perishing?” they asked. Jesus stilled the storm, then asked, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”

June 10, 2018 Not Playing It Safe

Mark 3:20-35  Jesus is misunderstood by his followers, the crowds, and even his own family.  

June 3, 2018 Seeing As God Sees

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 After the death of Saul, Samuel seeks out a new king for Israel, anointing David, the young son of Jesse.

May 27, 2018 The Great Calling

Guest Preacher David Atkins reminds us of the true nature of God.  

May 20, 2018 Pentecost Sunday

Acts 2:1-21 Gathered together in Jerusalem on the Jewish festival of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit comes upon the followers of Christ and propels them into the streets speaking the languages of the earth and astonishing the inhabitants of the city.

May 13, 2018 Mother's Day

Pastor Doug traces the origins of Mother's Day and shares his personal prayers that may comfort, renew and strengthen a parent while raising children.

May 6, 2018 Pushing the Boundaries

Acts 8:26-40  Philip is urged to go to the desert at noon. There he meets an Ethiopian who asks him, "What is to prevent me from being baptized?"

April 29, 2018 The Gift of Hope

Guest Speaker Mary Decker reminds us of the "Living Hope" that resides in each one of us.

April 22, 2018 Pursued by Goodness and Mercy

Psalm 23  This well known Psalm reminds us that God is willing to pursue us even into the valley of the shadow of death.

April 15, 2018 Maybe, Maybe Not

Luke 24:36b-48 The fearful disciples are surprised by the risen Christ coming and standing among them, commissioning them as his witnesses.

April 8, 2018 Wish I Was There

John 20:19-31 On Easter evening the disciples of Jesus gather behind locked doors. Despite their fears, the risen Christ comes to them and stands among them.

April 1, 2018 Not Much of a Story (Easter Sunday)

John 20:1-18   John tells of three disciples coming to the empty tomb while it was still dark.

March 29, 2018 Maundy Thursday

John 13:1-7, 31b-35  Jesus shares a last meal with his disciples and takes on the role of a servant and washes the disciples feet.

March 18, 2018 Dying to Live

John 12:20-33  Jesus speaks of his impending death not as a defeat but rather as a triumph in which he will “draw everyone to me.”

March 11, 2018 Who Will You Trust?

Numbers 21:4-9  The Israelites become impatient, discouraged and lose trust in God. They begin to speak against God and Moses. As serpents are unleashed, they repent and ask for Moses to intervene with God on thier behalf. 

March 4, 2018 The Cleansing of the Temple

John 2:13-22  Jesus clears the temple courts of the money changers.

February 25, 2018 The ancestor of a multitude of nations

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16  God makes a covenant with Abraham, promising to make a great nation of him and Sarah that will bless all the other nations.

February 18, 2018 Temptation of Jesus

Mark 1:9-15  Mark succinctly reports the baptism and temptation of Jesus along with his first preaching in Galilee.

February 11, 2018 Transfiguration

Mark 9:2-9  This is Mark’s account of Jesus’ strange transfiguration on the mountain before his astounded disciples.

February 4, 2018 Have You Heard

Isaiah 40:21-30  God does not faint or grow weary. Those who wait on God will renew their strength and mount up with wings like eagles.

January 28, 2018 "Fish Tales"

Mark 1:14-20   Jesus calls a group of people to be his disciples.

January 21, 2018 When Were You Called?

Eloise Boortz from the UMW teaches about the contributions of Esther and Dorcas.

January 14, 2018 I'm Calling You

1 Samuel 3:1-20  Samuel, the little boy working for Eli, the priest, is addressed by God one night.

January 7, 2018 Remember Who You Are

Mark 1:4-11 Jesus comes to John who is baptizing in the Jordan River; Jesus is baptized by him, engulfed by the Holy Spirit, and proclaimed God’s Son by a heavenly voice.

December 31, 2017 Was it Worth the Wait?

Luke 2:1-20 The Birth of The Messiah

December 17, 2017 Waiting For the Light

John 1:6-8, 19-28  John the Baptist appears in the wilderness, witnessing to the advent of the light, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

December 10, 2017 A Message From the Wilderness

Mark 1:1-8  John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness, proclaims “good news” as the Gospel of Mark begins the story of the advent of Jesus. John’s good news involves a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

December 3, 2017 Active Waiting

Mark 13:24-37  Jesus foretells a day when the world will be radically changed by the advent of the power of God in its fullness. “Therefore, keep awake,” warns Jesus.

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