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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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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