Messages from August 2020

Messages from August 2020

Hold Fast

The Apostle Paul urges the church at Rome to “hold fast to what is good” (Romans 12:9-21). Paul’s advice is good for the church today in this time of division and separation. Join us for worship with special music by Que Jazz!

Who Do You Say?

Today, August 23, 2020, would have been our annual Homecoming Celebration. Instead, in this COVID-19 induced separation, we are worshipping online. On a day that would have been capped by a glorious dinner in our fellowship hall, instead we are eating our meal in solitude. Perhaps next year… Our scriptures for today are Romans 12:1-8 and Matthew 16:13-20. When Jesus asks the question “Who do you say that I am?” he invites a response that connects us in our brokenness…

To the Lost Sheep

On this 16th day of August, we continue with the third Sunday in the series “Because God.” Our Gospel lesson, Matthew 15:21-28, is a difficult passage to hear. .. and a difficult passage to read and understand. Jesus is rude to the Canaanite woman who seeks help for her daughter who is possessed by a demon. There is no denying this fact. Jesus calls her a dog. But she persists. And Jesus offers her grace and healing. We don’t have…

The Word Is Near You

Our lesson this morning is based upon Romans 10:1-15 and Matthew 14:22-33. Have you ever felt like Peter did when he stepped out of that boat to meet Christ and he began to sink under the waves? Pastor Wayne shares what it is like to have doubt and what it is like to share the presence of Christ with others in this second week of the sermon series “Because God.” 

You Give THem Something

Romans 9:1-5 and Matthew 14:13-21 form the basis for this sermon, “You Give Them Something.” Join us as Pastor Wayne shares the story of the feeding of the 5000. Hear how this resonates with us today. In the midst of this pandemic, we need the assurance that God is with us. And we need the assurance that God is taking care of us. We start a new series this morning entitled “Because God.” A longer title of this series might…