Category Archives: Worship Services

Thermometers and Thermostats

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Matthew 5:13-16

Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage. (Verse 13)

What Is At Your Core

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Sermon: Vicar Alyce Keener
Reading: Matthew 7:1-14

Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them. Add up God’s Law and Prophets and this is what you get. (Verse 12)

No Room

Christmas Sunday
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Luke 2:1-20

The angel said, “Don’t be afraid. I’m here to announce a great and joyful event that is meant for everybody, worldwide: A Savior has just been born in David’s town, a Savior who is Messiah and Master. This is what you’re to look for: a baby wrapped in a blanket and lying in a manger.” (Verses 10-12)

God Always Answers

Third Sunday of Advent
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Matthew 1:18-25

“Joseph, son of David, don’t hesitate to get married. Mary’s pregnancy is Spirit-conceived. God’s Holy Spirit has made her pregnant. She will bring a son to birth, and when she does, you, Joseph, will name him Jesus — ‘God saves’ — because he will save his people from their sins.” (Verse 22)

Repent

Second Sunday of Advent
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Matthew 3:1-12

While Jesus was living in the Galilean hills, John, called “the Baptizer,” was preaching in the desert country of Judea. His message was simple and austere, like his desert surroundings: “Change your life. God’s kingdom is here.” (Verses 1-2)

Prepare

First Sunday of Advent
Sermon: Rev. Paul M. Turner, Senior Pastor
Reading: Romans 13:11-14

Get out of bed and get dressed! Don’t loiter and linger, waiting until the very last minute. Dress yourselves in Christ, and be up and about! (Verse 14)