December 16th Worship: 10 AM Single Service | Luke 1:26-38 “Peace at Perplexing News”

(Note on Sermons: Associate Pastor Jenn DiFrancesco preaches from notes so where there are gaps in dates, most likely it is a Sunday on which she preached.)

A Prison Host

When we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with the soldier who was guarding him. Three days later he called together the local leaders of the Jews. When they had assembled, he said to them, “Brothers, though I had done nothing against our people or the customs of our ancestors, yet…

Blue skies seen through stone building arch

A Community that Saves

One day, as we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave-girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners a great deal of money by fortune-telling. While she followed Paul and us, she would cry out, “These men are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you[a]…

Abstract painting of people gathered

Gathered by God

[ A note to the reader: For our 2018 Summer Sermon Series, our messages will be preached without a manuscript. As our scripture lessons will be drawn from the book of the Acts of the Apostles (which contains something like 26 ‘sermons’ on its own), there is no record of a ‘text’ that the various…

Old etching of sailing ship

Beyond a Trivial Life

“Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them…

Tending, Feeding, Loving and Leading

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” A second time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”…