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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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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