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September 20, 2023 – Let’s bow our heads and pray! This Sunday Rev. Nate Taylor will preach from Matthew 20:1-16 for his sermon “No Fair”.

September 13, 2023 – Running the good race can be literal and figurative! This week Dr. Jim King will preach from Romans 14:1-12 for his sermon “Where Do You Stand?”

September 6, 2023 – Let’s keep the “main thing” the “main thing”! This week Dr. Jim King will preach from Romans 13:8-14 for his sermon “Sounds Like Jesus.”

August 30, 2023 – Our families and ourselves – God accepts the good with the bad. Thanks be to God!

August 23, 2023 – NEWS FLASH! JOB IS OLD! But the feelings are timeless! This Sunday Rev. Crystal Varner Parker will preach from Romans 12:1-21 for her sermon “Transformed.”

August 16, 2023 – This Sunday, Dr. Jim King will preach from Romans 11:25-33 for his sermon “Unsearchable.”

August 9, 2023 – This Sunday Dr. Jim King will preach from Romans 10:5-15 for his sermon “Say It.”

August 2, 2023 – It’s important to be praying for our friends, family, leaders… and enemies! This Sunday, Rev. Nate Taylor’s Communion Meditation will be “Enough at the Table” from Matthew 14:13-21.

July 26, 2023 – Grocery list, to-do list, what can separate me from the love of God list. This week Dr. Jim King will preach from Romans 8:26-39 for his sermon “Nothing.”

July 19, 2023 – Adopted into God’s family! This week Dr. Jim King will preach from Romans 8:12-25 for his sermon “Adopted”.

July 5, 2023 – How can we ever live up to God’s standard? We can’t, but God’s love does! This Sunday, Dr. Jim King will preach from Romans 7:15-25 for his sermon ” I Feel Better Now”.

June 28, 2023 – We’re choosing sides – sin or obedience! This Sunday, Dr. Jim King will be preaching from Romans 6:12-23 for his Communion meditation “Instruments of Righteousness”.

June 21, 2023 – There will be a Baptism this Sunday! A time to remember God’s lifesaving love. Dr. Jim King will preach from Romans 6:1-11 for his sermon “Raised with Christ”.

June 14, 2023 – This Sunday, Rev. Crystal Varner Parker will preach from Genesis 18:1-15 for her sermon “Room for the Unexpected”.

June 7, 2023 – It just can’t be done – thank God it doesn’t have to! This Sunday, Dr. Jim King will preach from Romans 4:13-25 for his sermon “The Righteousness of Faith”.

May 31, 20231 Corinthians 13 is full of familiar verses. Join us this Sunday when Dr. Jim King will help us dig into this well known Scripture with his sermon “Fully Known”.

May 24, 2023 – Flaming tongues of fire – sounds like science fiction! Join us this Pentecost Sunday for Dr. Jim King’s sermon “Amazed and Confused” from Acts 2:1-21. We hope you will join us at the 10 a.m. worship service this Sunday as we begin our combined summer worship schedule.

May 17, 2023 – Oh those catchy phrases from praise choruses!!! They’re actually Bible verses! This week, Dr. Jim King will preach from 1 Peter 5:6-11 for his sermon “Casting Off”.

May 10, 2023 – Let’s keep growing in Christ with Rev. Nate Taylor as he preaches this upcoming Mother’s Day Sunday.

April 26, 2023 – Jesus said,” I am the Good Shepherd” and He is!  This Sunday, Dr. Jim King will preach from John 10:1-16 for his sermon “Life to the Full”.

April 19, 2023 – The discouragement of those first followers after Jesus’ crucifixion was real – ours can be too! Join us this Sunday when Rev. Dr. Jim King will preach from Luke 24:13-35 for his sermon “From Discouragement to Encouragement”.

April 12, 2023 – Our meeting together is an encouragement! Join us this Sunday when Rev. Crystal Varner Parker will preach from John 20:19-31 for her sermon “The Need to See”.

April 5, 2023 – Let’s think about Thomas, Jesus’ disciple, a little differently!  This Easter Sunday, Dr. Jim King will preach from Matthew 28:1-10 for his sermon “A Tense Situation”. Make your Resurrection Sunday even more significant by remembering Christ’s sacrifice for each of us during our special Holy Week worship opportunities:

Maundy Thursday – Communion 7:30 pm
Good Friday – Tenebrae 7:30 pm
Easter Sunday – Resurrection Sunday 8:45 and 11:00 am

March 29, 2023 – This Palm Sunday we will celebrate communion as we enter into Holy Week! Dr. Jim King will preach from Matthew 21:1-11 for his sermon “What’s Your Chant” 

Holy Week worship opportunities are:
Palm Sunday – 8:45 & 11:00 am
Maundy Thursday – Communion 7:30 pm
Good Friday – Tenebrae 7:30 pm
Easter Sunday – Resurrection Sunday, 8:45 & 11:00 am

March 22, 2023 – Isn’t it interesting when Scripture speaks so directly to us? This Sunday, our seminary intern, Tyler Chapin, will be preaching from John 13:21-33 for his sermon “The Monster Within.”

March 15, 2023 – This Sunday Dr. Jim King preaches from John 14:1-7 for his sermon “Your Forever Home.”

March 8, 2023 – Both Paul and James had a growth mindset. Do we? This Sunday Dr. Jim King preaches from Romans 5:1-11 for his sermon “At the Right Time.”

March 1, 2023 – Psalm 127:3 tells us “Children (and youth) are a gift from God! Join us this Sunday for Youth Sunday at 8:45 and 11:00 a.m.

February 22, 2023 – We welcome the Season of Lent! Ash Wednesday worship is tonight, February 22, at 7 pm. This Sunday Dr. Jim King preaches from Matthew 4:1-11 for his sermon “Preparing for the Journey”.

February 15, 2023 – There’s always Good News!  This week Rev. Crystal Varner Parker will preach from Matthew 17:1-9.

February 8, 2023 – Eagles? Chiefs? This Sunday Dr. Jim King’s sermon “Beware of Labels” from 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 begs the question Apollos? Paul? God?

February 1, 2023 – What does the Lord really want from us?  This Communion Sunday Dr. Jim King will preach from Matthew 5:13-20 for his Communion Meditation “Let Your Light Shine.”

January 25, 2023 – This was quite a week! Thank God! This Sunday, Rev Nate Taylor will preach from Micah 6:1-8 for his sermon “I Require a Shrubbery!”

January 18, 2023 – When is it the right time to follow Jesus? This Sunday Dr. Jim King will preach from Matthew 4:12-22 for his sermon “Now This Makes Sense.”

January 11, 2023 – Joy and laughter – gifts from God! This week Dr. Jim King will preach from John 1:29-42 for his sermon “Behold the Lamb of God”.

January 4, 2023 – Happy New Year! It’s good to get a fresh start! This week Dr. Jim King will preach from Mathew 3:13-17 for his sermon “The Heavens Were Opened”.

December 21, 2022 – It must have been very crowded in Bethlehem! But God made room for Jesus and we should too! This week’s worship opportunities are:

Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve
4:00 pm Family Service, a boisterous, child friendly time
6:00 pm Candlelight Service, a traditional service
9:00 pm Communion Service, a traditional service with the Lord’s Supper

Sunday, December 25, Christmas Day
11:00 am A casual, pajama friendly service

December 14, 2022 – Join us this Sunday at 8:45 and 11:00 for our Service of Lessons and Carols.  This is truly a time of worship and contemplation of the gift of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

December 7, 2022 – Mary’s words were to glorify the God she loved and who loved her. This week Dr. Jim King will share his sermon “Magnificent” from Luke 1:46-56.

November 30, 2022 – Lots of preparing but are we preparing the way like John the Baptist? This Sunday Dr. Jim King will preach from Matthew 3:1-12 for his sermon “The Voice”.

November 23, 2022 – Happy Thanksgiving – in all things! This week Rev. Nate Taylor will preach from  Matthew 5:17-20 for his sermon “The Third use of the Law”.

November 16, 2022 – Give thanks – in all things. This week Dr. Jim King will preach from Colossians 1:11-20 for his sermon “Joyfully Giving Thanks”.

November 9, 2022 – Who are the people who have influenced your faith? This Remembrance Sunday Dr. Jim King will preach from Philippians 1:1-11 for his sermon “Thanking God, and Remembering.” 

November 2, 2022 – Are you ready for some Job?! This week Dr. Jim King will preach from the book of Job 19:23-27 for his sermon “Oh Boy! Job!”

October 26, 2022 – What are you doing on Thanksgiving morning? This week Rev. Crystal Varner Parker will preach from Luke 19:1-10.

October 19, 2022 – Through good and bad, God is with us! This week Dr. Jim King will preach from II Timothy 4:6-18 or his sermon “Well, This is Depressing”.

October 12, 2022 – I can see clearly now – or can I? Join us this week when Dr. Jim King will preach from 2 Corinthians 6:11-16 for his sermon “Cheerful Giver”.

October 5, 2022 – I do not think that means what you think it means! This Sunday Dr. Jim King will preach from Revelation 3:14-22 for his sermon “Hot or Cold”.

September 28, 2022 – Is your God big enough? Join us this Sunday for Worldwide Communion when Dr. Jim King will preach from Galatians 3:23-29 for his sermon “One is Christ”.

September 21, 2022 – Lord I don’t know, but I trust you! This week Rev. Nate Taylor will preach from Luke 17:5-10 for his sermon “Do You Want a Cookie?” (yes, I do!).

September 14, 2022 – “That was NOT easy” is ok when we talk about Scripture!  This week, Dr. Jim King will preach from Luke 16:1-13 for his sermon “I’m Confused”.

September 7, 2022 – I once was lost, but now I’m found! This week Dr. Jim King will preach from Luke 15:1-10 for his sermon “Lost and Found”. We’re back to two services, 8:45 and 11:00! It’s Fellowship Breakfast and Rally Day – Back to Sunday School!