Salty

January 15, 2017 – Second Sunday after Epiphany Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse Sermon: Salty Scripture: Deuteronomy 31:1-8; Isaiah 40:28-31; Matthew 3:1-12, 5:13 When John the Baptist was still in the womb, his mother, Elizabeth, was visited by her cousin, Mary. According to the story, when Mary came into view, the baby in Elizabeth’s womb leapt, apparently […]

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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 secular dimensions of Christmas with […]

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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 for a Christmas tree in […]

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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 in Prattville, Alabama. Bill operates […]

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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 94 year old man named […]

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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 Hebrew, Latin and Greek: “Jesus […]

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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 God’s message. My commitment to […]

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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 as the orchestra members were […]

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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 in this public & private […]

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October 23, 2016 – Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: Serving Others: Incarnating Your Relational Vision Scripture: Micah 6:6-8; Matthew 25:31-40; James 2:14-18 Have you ever wondered why it feels good and seems right to serve others? Do you wish the Golden Rule was a […]

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