What is Your It?

April 9, 2017 – Sixth Sunday in Lent Proclaimer: Rev. Dennis W. Foust, PhD Sermon Series: Seven Words for Every Day Sermon: What is Your It? Scripture: John 19:29-30 When I was a child, my mother taught me how to clean my room. To check on me, she walked by my door and often found me […]

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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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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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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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