September 17, 2017 – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Two Pastoral Reflections – The Destructive Gospel & There Goes the Judge Scripture: Romans 14:1-13; Matthew 18:21-35 THE DESTRUCTIVE GOSPEL Romans 14:1-13 “Welcome those who are weak in faith, but not for the purpose of quarreling over opinions. 2Some believe in […]

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Imagine A Church

September 10, 2017 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Ordination and Installation of Deacons Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon:  Imagine A Church Scripture: Matthew 16:13-19 Last week, four people arrived early for a meeting and were waiting in the hallway. Six more folks were yet to arrive. As I turned the corner, I rattled my keys […]

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Our Sweet Husband

  August 27, 2017 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimers: Rev. Martha Kearse, DMin, Rev. Allison Benfield, Rev. Lee Gray and J. Kevin Gray Sermon:  Our Sweet Husband Scripture:  Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Song of Solomon 1; Ephesians 5:21-33

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Labor of Love

September 3, 2017 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Labor of Love Scripture: 1 John 4:7-21 As the stranger entered the room, he whispered to the servant, “Excuse me. I need your help.” The servant’s life was helping people; therefore, the stranger’s request was not odd. Nonetheless, the servant looked […]

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Craving Simplicity

  August 20, 2017 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: The Ten Commandments for the 21st Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: Craving Simplicity Scripture: Exodus 20:17; Psalm 103:1-5, Joel 2:21-27; Mathew 6:24-34 Would you like to understand the will of God more clearly? A few months ago, a […]

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Southern Gentle Lady, Be Good

  August 13, 2017 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha D. Kearse, DMin Sermon Series: Ten Commandments for the Twenty-First Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: Southern Gentle Lady, Be Good Scripture: Exodus 20:16; James 3 We all know the answer to this one question—no matter what the circumstances under which it is asked: […]

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Thief

August 6, 2017 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost/Communion Proclaimer: Rev. Martha D. Kearse, DMin Sermon Series: The Ten Commandments for the 21st Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: Thief Scripture: Exodus 20:15; Malachi 3:8-10; Psalm 24, 2 Samuel 12:1-7; Ephesians 4:1-28 Sure, I’m a thief. And, as I confess this to you, I want to be […]

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Thou Shalt Commit Commitment

July 30, 2017 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: The Ten Commandments for the 21st Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: Thou Shalt Commit Commitment Scripture: Exodus 20:14; Matthew 5:27-28; John 8:1-11 Jesus used a phrase that is a riddle to many people. After teaching, Jesus would often say, […]

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Choosing Life

July 23, 2017 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Ten Commandments for the Twenty-First Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: Choosing Life Scripture: Exodus 20:13; Matthew 5:38-48 The mischievous grandfather handed the package to his grandson with a twinkle in his eye. He smiled and whispered, “This is my […]

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Live Long and Prosper

July 16, 2017 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Dixon Kearse, DMin Sermon Series: Ten Commandments for the Twenty-First Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: Live Long and Prosper Scripture: Exodus 20:12; Genesis 44-45; Ephesians 6:1-4 More than any other writer I can think of, Pat Conroy takes on the complexity of the relationship […]

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