Why?

April 2, 2017 – Fifth Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Sermon: Why? Scripture: Matthew 27:45-46 Before your third birthday, you mastered the question, ‘why?’ You continue to ask ‘why?’ You seek to understand. You prefer answers. You contend against confusion. This coming week, count how […]

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Staying Thirsty

March 26, 2017 – Fourth Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Sermon: Staying Thirsty Scripture: John 19:28-29 A suffering man used some of his limited energy to say, “I thirst.” Those who heard his parched request responded by extending a sponge soaked in wine vinegar on […]

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Beholding One Another as Gifts

March 19, 2017 – Third Sunday in Lent/Heritage Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Sermon: Beholding One Another as Gifts Scripture: John 19:14-27 Ah…music! If you ever meet a person who does not enjoy some genre of music, you will have met a person whose heart may be […]

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Finding the Way to Forgiveness

March 5, 2017 – First Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day: Jesus’ Words from the Cross to Empower Us for Everyday Living Sermon: Finding the Way to Forgiveness Scripture: Luke 23:32-34 As a counselor, placed a tall and heavy stack of books on the library circulation […]

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They Saw No One Except Jesus

February 26, 2017 – Transfiguration of the Lord Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: They Saw No One Except Jesus Scripture: Matthew 17:1-8 What is it you should be doing while you are doing whatever it is that you are doing? Here’s an idea: invest yourself exploring the life God offers to you; a life […]

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The Audacity to Live Mercifully

February 19, 2017 – Seventh Sunday after Epiphany Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: The Audacity to Live Mercifully Scripture: Matthew 5:38-48 Your life is different because of mercy; and you co-create with God through mercy. Elaine Prevallet tells of the day she was in a doctor’s office waiting for an appointment when a young […]

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Can You Know God’s Will for You?

February 12, 2017 – Sixth Sunday after Epiphany Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Can You Know God’s Will for You? Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:1-3:7 (Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Micah 6:8; Psalm 119:1-9) Her question was honest: ‘How can I know God’s will for my life?’ How would you respond to her? Mark Twain said that reports of […]

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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, their prayers have been answered. […]

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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? A few years ago, a […]

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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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