Pastor Sarah's Sermons

2017/2018

Date Sermon Title Liturgy Lesson A Lesson B
2017      
01/01 "A Meditation on Epiphany" Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12
01/08 "New Year, New Beginnings: Week 1" Isaiah 42:1-9 Matthew 3:13-17
01/15 "New Year, New Beginnings: Week 2" 1 Corinthians 1:2-9 John 1:29-42
01/22 "New Year, New Beginnings: Week 3" 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23  
01/29 "Sitting at the Feet of Jesus: Week 1" 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Matthew 5:1-12
       
02/05 "Sitting at the Feet of Jesus: Week 2" 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 Matthew 5:13-20
02/12 "Sitting at the Feet of Jesus: Week 3" Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Matthew 5:21-37
02/19 "Sitting at the Feet of Jesus: Week 4" Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Matthew 5:38-48
02/26 "The Place Where You Last Saw God" Exodus 33:17-23 Matthew 17:1-9
       
03/05 "Our Methodist Roots: Methodists Live Our Faith" Colossians 3:9-17 Matthew 21:28-32
03/12 "Our Methodist Roots: Methodists Rely On Grace" Romans 8:31-39 John 3:16-17
03/19 "Our Methodist Roots: Stronger Together" Mark 2:1-12  
03/25 "Our Methodist Roots: Stronger Together" Psalm 137:7-10 John 14:12-22
       
04/02 "Our Methodist Roots: We Can Do More Together" Exodus 35:4-9, 20-22 Acts 2:42-47
04/09 "The Story of God's Love" (Palm Sunday) Matthew 21:1-11; Matthew 26:14-25, 31-35;
    Matthew 26:36-46 Matthew 26:47-56;
    Matthew 26:57-68 Matthew 26:69-75;
    Matthew 27:1-10 Matthew 27:11-26;
    Matthew 27:27-44 Matthew 27:45-56
04/16 "We Shall Rise" (Easter Sunday) John 20:1 John 20:2-10 & John 20:11-18
04/23 "Finding Common Ground" [Travis Wranitz] Acts 17:16-22 Mark 12:28-34
04/30 "Open Into the Light" Genesis 17:1-8, 15-23  
       
05/07 "Unfold: Living in to New Possibilities" Luke 1:5-25, 57-66  
05/14 "Let Go: Leave Behind What You Don't Need" Exodus 16:1-18  
05/21 "Open-eyed Faith" [Larry Durfee] Psalms 34:1-14 1 Peter 3:13-22
05/28 "Fly: Fly: Daring Great Heights" Isaiah 40:28-31 Mark 2:1-5
       
06/04 "Oh the Places You'll Go" Acts 2:1-4 Acts 10:1-36
06/11 "Cultivating a Generous Life: Week 1" Acts 9:36-43 Romans 12:3-10
06/18 "Cultivating a Generous Life: Week 2" Psalm 90:1-6, 12-14 Exodus 20:8-11
06/25 "Cultivating a Generous Life: Week 3" Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Luke 12:32-34
       
07/02 "Monana and the Ocean: A Mirror for How God Shapes Our Lives" Jeremiah 1:4-10 Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13
07/09 "Charlotte's Web: Love Radiates Outward" Ephesians 1:3-12 Matthew 13:31-33
07/16 "Doctor Strange" 2 Corinthians 12:7b-10 Matthew 16:21-27
07/23 "Rogue One: Revealing the Shape of Grace" 1 John 3:16-24 John 21:15-19
07/30 "Play-Doh: It's the Mold that Makes You" Proverbs 13:20 2 Timothy 1:1-7
       
08/06 "Mr. Potato Head: Packing the Right Face for Prayer" Psalm 13 Romans 8:24-27
08/13 "Weebles: Falling is Only Failing if You Stay Down" Psalm 8 Romans 5:1-8
08/20 "Don't let the fish fool ya: Part 1" Jonah 1:1-17  
08/27 "Don't let the fish fool ya: Part 2" Jonah 3:10-4:11  
       
09/03 "Working Alongside God: Week 1" Exodus 3:1-15  
09/10 "Creating the Beautiful Community" Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20
09/17 "Living Inside the Flow of Love" Matthew 18:21-35  
09/24 "Two Sides of the Story" [Travis] John 19:25-27 Matthew 2:16-18
       
10/01 "TBD" [Pastor Denny Wene] Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32
10/08 "A Simple Meal" [Rev. Dr. Drew Dyson] 1 Corinthians 11:17-26  
10/15 "Therefore Go! With HOPE. Through Hospitality" [Laity Sunday: Kacy & Carla] Luke 10:1-11  
10/22 "Preaching to the Choir" [Larry] Psalms 145:1-8 Matthew 20:1-16
10/29 "Priorities" [Ben Yusiewicz] Luke 10:38-42 Luke 12:22-24
       
11/05 "TBD" [Pastor Denny Wene] 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 Matthew 23:1-12
11/12 "Tradition" [Eric Drew] Deuteronomy 1:1-5  
11/19 "Innovation" [Eric Drew] Isaiah 43:14-19  
11/26 "Becoming God's Instrument" [Pastor Lin Smallwood] Matthew 6:5-15  
       
12/03 "A New Beginning for All" [Rev. Dr. Drew Dyson] Matthew 1:1-17  
12/10 Hymn Sing (weather cancellation)    
12/17 "Learning from the Spirit of Christmas Past" Isaiah 11:10-13 Luke 1:39-49
12/24 "The Life of Christmas Present"    
12/24 "A Not-So-Silent Night" (Christmas Eve) Isaiah 9:2, 6-7; Isaiah 11:1-4a;
    Luke 1:26-35, 38; Luke 2:1-7;
    Luke 2.8-16; Luke 2:15-20;
    John 1:1-14  
12/31 "The Hope of Christmas Future" Romans 5:12-15, 18 Matthew 2:1-12
       
01/07 "Who Are You Becoming?" Exodus 18:13-26 Proverbs 16:1-3, 9
01/14 "Practicing Passion" Romans 12:1-12 John 1:43-51
01/21 "Facing our Fears" 1 John 4:11-21 Matthew 14:11-21
01/28 "What Season Are You In?" Ecclesiastes 3:1-8  
       
02/04 "Love You Can Abide In" Acts 17:24-31 Mark 1:29-39
02/11 "Love that Walks Beside You" Philippians 2:1-13 John 13:31-35
02/18* "Into the Wilderness" Psalm 32:1-6 Matthew 4:1-11
02/25 "Speaking Truth in the Wilderness" Psalm 32:1-6 Matthew 4:1-11
       
03/04* "The Wind Blows Where It Will" John 3:1-17  
03/11 "Stepping into the Flow of Living Water" John 4:5-30, 39  
03/18 "The Wounded Healer" John 9:1-41  
03/25 "Our Palms & the Palms of Praise" Mark 11:1-11  
       
04/01 "Looking for the Risen Lord" Mark 16:1-8  
04/08 "Sin" [Larry] Psalms 133 John 1 & 2:1-2
04/15 "Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves" Psalms 121 Matthew 25:31-45
04/22 "Half Truths: Everything Happens For a Reason" Genesis 1:24-30 Romans 8:18-28, 38-39
04/29 "God Won't Give You More than You Can Handle" Psalm 46:1-2 1 Corinthians 10:9-14
       
05/06 "Half Truths: God Said It, I Believe it, That Settles It" 2 Timothy 3:14-17 John 1:1-5, 14, 16-18
05/13 "Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin" Psalm 51:9-12 Matthew 7:1-5
05/20 "Witness: The Power of Being Your Authentic Self" Jeremiah 1:4-10 Acts 2:1-5, 12-18
05/27 "The Key to Loving Your Neighbor" Mark 12:23-34  
       
06/03 "You Can Never Go Down the Drain" Isaiah 43:1-5 Philippians 1:2-11
06/10 "What to do with the Mad that You Feel?" Ephesians 4:26-32 John 2:13-22