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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A Rose, By Any Other Name

July 2 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse, DMin Sermon Series: The Ten Commandments for the 21st Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: A Rose, By Any Other Name Scripture: Exodus 20:7, Proverbs 8:4-11, Matthew 16:13-20, Acts 17:23 I always hear her voice as petulant, that teenager, out on the balcony. Romeo, […]

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You Are Not a Robot

July 9, 2017 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: You Are Not a Robot Sermon Series: The Ten Commandments for the 21st Century: The Calling of Wisdom Scripture: Exodus 16:22-30; Mark 2:23-3:6 One of the many wonderful things about St. John’s is our congregational sense of humor. One of our members […]

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A2+B2=C2

June 25, 2017 – Third Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse, DMin Sermon Series: Ten Commandments for the 21st Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: A2 + B2 = C2 Scripture: Exodus 20:4-6, Proverbs 8:22-31, John 3:1-15 Once upon a time, there was a man named Isaac Newton who knew a great may things. He […]

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The God We Must Have

June 18, 2017 – Second Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Ten Commandments for the 21st Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: The God We Must Have Scripture: Exodus 20:1-3 As they were eating their Cheerios on Father’s Day morning, before they dressed for Sunday School, Gracie asked, “Daddy, where is […]

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Making Common Sense More Common

June 11, 2017 – Second Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Ten Commandments for the 21st Century: The Calling of Wisdom Sermon: Making Common Sense More Common Scripture: Proverbs 8:1-36 You humans are special; but you often forget this Truth. You need to be reminded. God created you for a relationship […]

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Answer Boldly

May 28, 2017 – Seventh Sunday of Easter/Communion Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse, DMin Sermon: Answer Boldly Scripture: Acts 9:1-19; 1 Kings 19:9b-13; Psalm 46 No one ever told me that Joan of Arc, Jeanne d’Arc or Jeanne La Pucelle to you francophiles, was such a rebel. In every movie I’ve ever seen about her, she is […]

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May 21, 2017 – Sixth Sunday of Easter Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Religious Scoffers, Joiners, Believers, Orphans & Keepers Scripture: Acts 17:22-34 and John 14:15-21 In the year, 399 BC, Socrates stood on an outcropping of marble northwest of The Acropolis. This outcropping of marble was called Mars Hill or The Areopagus. It […]

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It Just Doesn’t Make Sense

May 14, 2017 – Fifth Sunday of Easter/Mother’s Day Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: It Just Doesn’t Make Sense Scripture: Acts 7:51-60; John 14:1-14 Beloved, The Living God loves you, and there is nothing you can do to alter this reality!   You live into this reality as you gather in this sacred space […]

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