Religious Work

Sunday, September 2, 2018 – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Religious Work Scripture: James 1:17-27 This sermon is the sfirst of five in a series entitled: “Actively Faithful Faithfully Active Living: Learning to Live by Characteristics of God’s Spirit of Love” Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Click here to download this sermon in PDF format. ___________________________________________ You […]

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Images of God

Sunday, August 19, 2018 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost IMAGES OF GOD Scripture: Genesis 1:26-27 & Mark 12:13-17 Proclaimer: The Rev. Lee Gray, Minister for Youth & Young Adults Click here to download this sermon in PDF format. ___________________________________________________________________ About a month ago, some of our youth went to Unidiversity Summer Camp. At that camp […]

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The Journey of Listening

Sunday, June 24, 2018 – Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Stories to Help Us Grow: For the Bible Tells Us So Sermon: Journey of Listening Scripture: Genesis 12:1-3 We heard crying this week and, as crying almost always does, the cries upset us. When you hear a cry in […]

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You Are Invited to the Party

Sunday, June 17, 2018 – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Sermon: You Are Invited to a Party Scripture: Genesis 1:1-2:3 You are invited to the party. When you arrive, everything has been prepared for you. All you must do is respect your Host, relate well to all the other […]

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The Color and Shape of Time

Sunday, June 10, 2018 – Third Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Stories that Help us Grow: “For the Bible Tells Us So” Sermon: The Color and Shape of Time Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 & Galatians 4:4-6 Time is more than ticks and tocks and watches and clocks. Tom Peacock writes in […]

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Saving Grace

Sunday, November 26, 2017 – Christ the King/Communion Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Homily: Saving Grace Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46 Life is filled with stories. During Thanksgiving, you shared many stories. For a few moments, consider ‘STORY’ as God’s story; ‘Story’ as the story of Christ’s Church; and ‘story’ as your individual story. Today is […]

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Money, Ministry and Mission – Part 2

November 19, 2017 – Commitment Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Money, Ministry & Mission – Part 2 Scripture: 2 Corinthians 8:1-7 In 1958, the painting sold for less than $60; this past Wednesday, it sold for $450 million. It isn’t a photograph or selfie of Jesus; it probably doesn’t resemble Rabbi Jesus at […]

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Money, Ministry and Mission – Part 1

November 12, 2017 – Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Money, Ministry and Mission – Part 1 Scripture: Mark 12:41-44 It happened in Winthrop University’s dining hall. He approached a bowl of bright red polished apples and a sign: ‘One per person; God is watching.’ Near the checkout were four platters […]

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A Future Not Your Own

November 5, 2017 – All Saints’ Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: A Future Not Your Own Scripture: John 14:1-3; 1 John 3:1-3; Revelation 7:9-17 A few months ago, adult siblings were sipping coffee around the dining room table. They were reviewing the memorial service for their father scheduled on the next day. They […]

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Indulging a New Reformation

October 29, 2017 – ReformationSunday: Observing the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon: Indulging a New Reformation Scripture: Matthew 21:10-13; Mark 11:15-17; John 2:13-16 From Jerusalem to Wittenberg – Centralization Martin Luther was like you and every other person of faith; he needed spiritual renewal. Last Sunday evening, […]

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