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Are You Being Burdened?

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 5 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Colossians 1:3). Today’s Gospel passage from Matthew Chapter 11 contains one of my favorite Bible verses. In verse 28 Jesus says “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens,…

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Looking for Crosses

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL PEntecost 3 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  (1 Corinthians 1:18) I spoke about the image of the “cross” with our kiddos today  in this morning’s children’s sermons.  We looked for crosses in the sanctuary,…

Is Church Worth Your Time?

June 25, 2017 – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost Traditional Sermon- a dialogue between Sister Dottie Almoney and Janelle Almoney Why do you come to worship?  Is it really worth your time? D:      Janelle, did I ever tell you the story about a preacher who served a small country church.  Unfortunately his sermons were always very…

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Harvest Hands

New Day Sermon Pentecost 2 Does the thought of serving overwhelm you?  Think of yourself as possessing “harvest hands” and work in God’s Kingdom, where there are as many places of need as there are different talents and passions

Shiny Jesus

New Day Sermon Transfiguration Sunday The Transfiguration is a preview into God’s revelation and the promise of resurrection, but it also tells us something about who we are right now.

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Baby Steps

Traditional Sermon Epiphany 6   Every once in awhile my Facebook page will remind me of a picture I shared some years before. Usually the pictures make me pause and say, “Wow…I looked like I had so much more energy back then.” But the other day Facebook reminded me of a picture we took when…