Blessed Are You

January 29, 2016 – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Blessed Are You Scripture: Matthew 4:23 – 5:12 Kevin’s song began, “People are talking about the world we live in; they say that it’s time for a change.” For centuries, people have prayed for ‘change.’ And,...

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Gates Notwithstanding

January 22, 2017 – Third Sunday after Epiphany Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Gates Notwithstanding Scripture: Matthew 16:13-23 As we enter 2017, we begin our 95th anniversary year as a congregation. So, it seems apropos to ask where have we been, where are we and where are we going?...

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Looking for Jesus

January 1, 2017 – First Sunday after Christmas Proclaimer: Dr. Dennis W. Foust Homily: Looking for Jesus Scripture: Matthew 2:1-15 Meghan is bothered by Christmas. She is a beginning to own her faith as a young adult and differentiating between essence, substance and pretense. She is bothered by people celebrating the...

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The Unfamiliar God

December 18, 2016 – Fourth Sunday of Advent Proclaimer: Dr. Dennis W. Foust Worship Theme: And the Word Became Flesh Homily: The Unfamiliar God Scripture: Genesis 32:24-30; John 1:10-13 How can you make Christmas happen each and every day? Last week, Prince Harry and his girlfriend, actress, Meghan Markle, went shopping...

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Can I Get a Witness?

December 11, 2016 – Third Sunday of Advent Proclaimer: Dr. Dennis W. Foust Worship Theme: And the Word Became Flesh Sermon: Can I Get a Witness? Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-4; John 1:6-9 Who will be a witness for our Lord in these days of confusion about witnessing? Bill and Marzell Rice live...

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Before the Beginning

November 27, 2016 – First Sunday of Advent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Homily: Before the Beginning Scripture: John 1:1-5 In his book, Being Mortal, Atul Gawande, a surgeon in Boston, tells honest stories about people who are aging or living with incurable diseases. After a conversation with a...

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The Harvest of Your Righteousness

November 20, 2016 – Christ the King/Commitment Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: The Harvest of Your Righteousness Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-10 Above Jesus on his cross, the Roman guards attached a sign. According to Pilate’s direct instructions, they wrote these words in...

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Spiritual Renewal Expressed Through Financial Giving

November 13, 2016 – Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: Spiritual Renewal Expressed through Financial Giving Scripture: Gospel of Mark 12:42-44 Thank you for entrusting to me The St. John’s Pulpit. This sacred desk was designed for the proclamation of...

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Active Faith: A Declaration of Interdependence

November 6, 2016 – All Saints’ Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: Active Faith: A Declaration of Interdependence Scripture: Psalm 139:23-24; Romans 12:1-11 One day, in a city amphitheater, an orchestra offered a free concert. A father took his young daughter. They arrived...

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The Bible: Reading to Hear the Living Word of God

October 30, 2016 – Reformation Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: The Bible: Reading to Hear the Living Word of God Scripture: Psalm 119:9-16; 97-105; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Matthew 7:21-29; Hebrews 4:12-13 Have you heard about Envision Charlotte? Some of you may be involved...

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