Sunday, October 9, 2016 – Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: Self-Care as Spiritual Transformation: Bearing God’s Image Scripture: Genesis 1:26-27; Matthew 11:28-30; Mark 8:34-35; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18 You are important! As a community of faith and as individuals committed to God, you are important! […]

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Faithfully Active: Worship in Daily Life

October 2, 2016 – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost/World Communion Sunday Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Summer Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: Faithfully Active: Worship in Daily Life Scripture: Exodus 20:8-10; Luke 4:14-16a; Hebrews 10:23-25 When we were children, our mothers would call us to supper with these words: “Everything is ready; come to […]

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Stepping Back

September 4, 2016 – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Stepping Back Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16 Thomas Merton’s life was a hot mess. Having been raised by his artist father in places around the US, London, Bermuda and Paris, Thomas Merton came into his young adulthood believing […]

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Off Road

August 21, 2016 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Off Road Scripture: Luke 18:9-14; Isaiah 58:6-14 It has been a quiet week in Charlotte, NC, my hometown. One of the presidential candidates came to town this week, with the accompanying circus, although this is nothing […]

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Lord of the Harvest: Laboring with God

September 25, 2016 – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: Laboring with God Scripture: Matthew 9:35-38; 22:34-40 Extraordinary times call for extraordinary commitments and active faith. When you pray, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,” is that […]

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The Church God Envisions and the World Needs

September 18, 2016 – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: LORD OF THE HARVEST Sermon: The Church God Envisions and the World Needs Scripture: Matthew 15:21-38 PART ONE: Matthew 15:21-28 – Responding to Voices Less Heard She was one of the voices less heard. She had cried out to many rabbis […]

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Feeding the Soil

August 14, 2016 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, Phd Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Feeding the Soil Scripture: Luke 8:4-15 It is important that you listen closely so you hear what you need to hear. The mother of a 5-year old girl was trying to pay some bills. […]

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Repent.

August 7, 2016 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Repent. Scripture: Luke 12:13-23 I was wrong. Do you remember those little tennis socks that came out in the 70’s? They were cropped to be even with the tops of your Adidas tennis shoes and they […]

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More

July 24, 2016 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: More Scripture: Luke 11:1-13; Psalm 100 Many of Jesus’ parables are offered in answer to specific questions he has been asked: “Who is my neighborhood?” “How should we pray?” If Jesus had been asked the question, […]

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Door Frames

July 3, 2016 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Proclaimer: Rev. Martha Kearse Summer Sermon Series: STORIES TO LIVE BY Sermon: Door Frames Scripture: Luke 10:25-37; Deut. 6:1-9; Psalm 90:1-6 Once upon a time, there was a little boy who loved doors. In particular, he loved to open doors and run through them. When he was very […]

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