Looking for Easter

March 27, 2016 – The Resurrection of Our Lord/Easter Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Looking for Easter Scripture: John 20:1-18 As he pulled his car around to the garage, he saw the grandchildren in the backyard. They were carrying brightly-colored baskets, looking behind trees and shrubs. He knew what they were doing, but, he called […]

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March 6 – Fourth Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Worship Theme: Imitating the Spiritual Life of Jesus: What Jesus Wouldn’t Do Sermon: Jesus Wouldn’t Lead a Parade about Himself or Die for Nothing Scripture: Luke 19:29-40; 23:44-49 People gathered in Jerusalem to begin the most sacred week of spiritual renewal in […]

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Sanctuary

The St. John’s Pulpit March 6 – Fourth Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse Worship Theme: Imitating the Spiritual Life of Jesus: What Jesus Wouldn’t Do Sermon: Sanctuary Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-7,18-19; Acts 10:23b-40a Back in the age of reading, many of us read (or were required to read) the actual book called The Hunchback […]

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February 28, 2016 – Third Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Worship Theme: Imitating the Spiritual Life of Jesus: What Jesus Wouldn’t Do Sermon: Jesus Wouldn’t Skip His Quiet Time or Condemn a Sinner Scripture: Mark 1:35-36 and John 8:1-11 Mara was afraid. She was being dragged into the Temple by scribes and […]

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February 21 – Second Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Worship Theme: Imitating the Spiritual Life of Jesus: What Jesus Wouldn’t Do Sermon: Jesus Wouldn’t Ignore the Needy or the Hypocrite Scripture: Matthew 23:13-15, 23-27; 25:31-46 Last night, in the sacred space of this sanctuary, Natalie Erdman and Durning Moore exchanged their […]

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Jesus Wouldn’t Devalue Sunday School Ministry

Sunday, February 14, 2016 – First Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Worship Theme: Imitating the Spiritual Life of Jesus: What Jesus Wouldn’t Do Sermon: Jesus Wouldn’t Devalue Sunday School Ministry Scripture: John 7:10-18 Several of you are familiar with the story of the seven year old explaining what he learned in Sunday […]

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St. John’s Practicing One Anothering

Sunday, January 31, 2016 – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: St. John’s Practicing One Anothering Scripture: Romans 15:2-7; Ephesians 4:31-5:2; 1 Peter 4:8-10; 1 John 4:7-16 Exactly 2.5 miles from this room, in the Third Ward of Uptown Charlotte, is a seldom mentioned extremely important patch of grass. It is where the Charlotte […]

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Why One Anothering Matters

Sunday, January 17, 2016 – Second Sunday after Epiphany Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Why One Anothering Matters Scripture: Romans 12:1-18 God created the local church to help us become the people God has created us to become. Carl Sandburg wrote about an old French town where the mayor ordered the people to hang […]

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Baptized into One Anothering

Sunday, January 10, 2016 – Baptism of the Lord Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Baptized Into One Anothering Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:10-15; 12:12-13 First, consider what baptism says about commitment. Almost 2000 years ago, Jesus of Nazareth approached his cousin, John the Baptizer, beside the Jordan River. Jesus entered what is called a ‘mikveh;’ […]

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