#WorshipWednesday: “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

written by Ginger DenHerder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F756Mjxxrvc The familiar Christmas carol “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” dates back to 1863. During the American Civil War, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow heard the church bells on Christmas morning and felt the inconsistency of God’s peace and the war dividing the nation. The poem he wrote that Christmas Day, …

Home Worship – April 26

God meet with you as you worship the risen and reigning Lord Jesus together with us.  This morning we attend to God’s Word throughout worship, in particular from the letter of 1 Peter. Peter celebrates the hope that is ours in the resurrection of Jesus Christ: hope for salvation, peace, forgiveness, righteousness. After the sermon …

“Prepare the Way”

This sermon was preached Sunday, December 8, the second Sunday of Advent. It was intended for the first Sunday of Advent, but preached a week later because of weather. This sermon was followed with a celebration of the Lord’s Supper. This short sermon series will look at the Advent life of John the Baptist. This …

“The One Who Conquers”

This sermon was preached on Sunday, August 25, as part of the sermon series “Revelation: A Vision of Christ.” This sermon is on Christ’s letter to the church in Laodicea, found in Revelation 3:14-22, although it also summarizes all of the seven letters to the churches in ancient Turkey. Q. Would you say that you …

“For Good”

This is the last sermon in the “For Good” sermon series for the Easter season. This sermon focuses on Genesis 50:20, where Joseph tells his brothers, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” Q. What moments of your life …

“Entrusted”

This is the third sermon in the “For Good” preaching series, preached on May 19, 2019. We pick up Joseph’s story where we left off, at Genesis 39:20.Read the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25:14-30. Reflect: Q. This week, are you more aware of God’s abundance in your life, or the world’s scarcity? Have …

“Dreamer”

This is the first sermon in the new Eastertide preaching series, “For Good,” preached on April 28, 2019. Read the first chapter of Joseph’s story in Genesis 37. This sermon series, based on Joseph’s life, is about our strong hope in the character of God, in His constant work “for the good.” Joseph trusted God, …