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February 28, 2024 – Lion? Lamb? Both. This Sunday, Dr. Jim King will preach from John 2:13-22 for his sermon “Turning the Tables”. Be sure to join us Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. for Salisbury Presbyterian Hymn Festival!  

February 21, 2024 – Did I say that out loud? This week Dr. Jim King will preach from Mark 8:31-38 for his sermon “Getting Over Your Skis.”

February 14, 2024 – On this Valentine’s Day we remember God’s love! This Sunday, Dr. Jim King will share his sermon “Brilliant” from the Scriptures Mark 9:2-10.

February 7, 2024 – Forgiveness – yours, mine and ours! This Sunday, Dr. Jim King will end his sermon series on the Apostle’s Creed, with his sermon “Forgiveness of Sin, Life Everlasting”.  Scripture includes Luke 7:48-50, II Corinthians 4:16-5:9, Psalm 23:6, and John 14:1-3.

January 31, 2024 – Where is the Spirit leading? This Sunday, Dr. Jim King continues in his sermon series on the Apostle’s Creed with his Communion Meditation “I Believe in the Holy Ghost, the Communion of Saints” with scripture from John 15:26, 16:12-15, Psalm 51:10-12Galatians 3:26-29, and Hebrews 10:24-25.

January 24, 2024 – Who gets to judge? This Sunday, Rev. Dr. Jim King will preach the third in his sermon series on The Apostle’s Creed using Acts 1:9-11, Hebrews 1:3 and John 5:19-24 for the sermon “The Quick and the Dead.”

January 17, 2024 – Almost heaven, West Virginia! Well maybe, a little! This Sunday, Dr. Jim King will share his second sermon in his series about the Apostle’s Creed. Scriptures for this week are Luke 23:23-25, John 19:33-34, 38-42I Peter 3:18-22, and Luke 24:1-9 for the sermon “Descended Into Hell?”

January 10, 2024 – The Apostles Creed – what do the followers and those sent to spread the Word believe? This Sunday Rev. Crystal Varner Parker will preach from 1 Samuel 3:1-20 for her Sermon “Here I Am”.

January 3, 2024 – Let’s take a look at what we’re really saying in the Apostle’s Creed! This Sunday, Rev. Jim King will begin his sermon series on the Apostle’s Creed using the Scriptures Genesis 1:1-5, Isaiah 44:6-8 and Luke 1:26-35 for his Communion Meditation “I Believe in God.”

December 20, 2023 – Oh the comings and goings of Christmas – now and always! This Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Crystal Varner Parker will preach from  Luke 1:26-55 for her sermon “An Unlikely Story.” 

We hope you’ll join us for one of SPC’s Christmas Eve Services as well:
4:00 Family Service – an energetic, child friendly service for our youngest worshippers
6:00 Candlelight Service – a family friendly worship lead by our Christmas Eve Choir
9:00 Candlelight and Communion Service – a joyous contemplative worship service

December 13, 2023 – Join us this Sunday for our Service of Lessons and Carols! The Chancel Choir and Orchestra will glorify God and celebrate the birth of a King at the 8:45 and 11:00 services.

December 6, 2023 – Sometimes the end is just the beginning! This week Rev. Dr. Jim King will preach from Matthew 1:18-25 for his sermon “Fulfillment.”

November 29, 2023 – How long will you hope? The Hebrew people hoped for centuries! This first Sunday of Advent,  Dr. Jim King will preach from Isaiah 64:1-9 for his sermon “Come On Down.”

November 22, 2023 – Happy Thanksgiving from Salisbury Presbyterian!! What are you thankful for??  This week Rev. Crystal Varner Parker preaches from Matthew 25: 31-46 for her sermon “When?”

November 15, 2023 – This week Dr. Jim King will preach from Matthew 25:14-30 for his sermon “Based on Talent.”

November 8, 2023 – This week, Dr. Jim King will preach from Matthew 25:1-13 for his sermon “It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint.”

November 1, 2023 – Count your blessings, name them one by one! This week Dr. Jim King will preach from Matthew 23:1-12 for his sermon “Do As I Say, Not As I Do!”

October 25, 2023 – It might not be new information, but Jesus summed it all up! This week Dr. Jim King will preach from Matthew 22:34-40 for his sermon “All Summed Up.”

October 18, 2023 – Let’s get this straight …with God’s help! This Sunday, Dr. Jim King will preach from Philippians 4:10-20 for his sermon “Knowing the Secret.”

October 11, 2023 – Whatever! I mean that in a really good way! This Sunday, Dr. Jim King will preach from Philippians 4:1-9 for his sermon “Whatever.”

October 4, 2023 – Our idols are much more subtle than the Biblical ones! This Sunday, Dr Jim King will preach from Philippians 3:4b-14 for his sermon “Losing it All.”

September 27, 2023 – This Sunday is Worldwide Communion. Join us as Dr. Jim King preaches from Philippians 2:1-13 for his sermon “If Any”.

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.”