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A Portrait of God: The God Who Serves (Video Service)

Today’s Service: Minister: Rev. Emily Riley Campbell, Sr. Minister Music: Sue Scott, Organist; Carole Moon, accompanied by Sharon Smith Maundy Thursday: we are continuing our Lenten sermon series with ‘A Portrait of God: The God Who Serves.’   Holy Week is a time of moving away from the expected and embracing God’s unexpected.  Sometimes life demands that we change […]

A Portrait of God: The God Who Stays (Video Service)

Today’s Service: Minister: Rev. Emily Riley Campbell, Sr. Minister Assisting: Rev. Mark Hovermale, Interim Director of Students Music: Sue Scott, Organist; Carole Moon, accompanied by Sharon Smith Palm Sunday: we are continuing our Lenten sermon series, ‘A Portrait of God: The God Who Stays.’ At the end of Jesus’ life, many people questioned his authority and mocked his message. They […]

A Portrait of God: The God Who Prays (Video Service)

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Today’s Service: Minister: Rev. Mark Hovermale, Interim Director of Students Assisting: Rev. Emily Riley Campbell, Sr. Minister Music: Carole Moon, accompanied by Sharon Smith The 5th Sunday in Lent: we are continuing our Lenten sermon series, ‘A Portrait of God: The God Who Prays.’ Prayer is such a basic part of a spiritual life that we automatically assume OF COURSE […]

A Portrait of God: The God Who Calls – Sanctuary

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In our third installment of the Lenten sermon series, ‘A Portrait of God,’ we are looking at ‘The God Who Calls.’  As Mark pointed out, this message isn’t ‘The God Who Called,’ it’s ‘The God Who Calls.’ In other words, our God doesn’t just call Samuel to His service, He is still calling us today.  We heard the […]

The Awakening Response – Sanctuary

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As we conclude our sermon series on ‘The Awakening,’ we do so with a look at the second most important commandment as discussed in Mark 12:28-34.  When looking at the commandment ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’ we have to start by deciding who our neighbor is, which was the question asked in Luke 10:25-37 (The Parable of the Good Samaritan). Then we need to decide if […]

The Awakening Strength – Sanctuary

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Rev. Mark Hovermale continued our ‘The Awakening’ series based on Mark 12:28-34 by focusing on ‘The Awakening Strength.’  Connecting this passage with that of Psalm 46:1-3, which tells us where our strength comes from — the Lord — we can learn that, when it comes to the awakening strength, we need to recognize that to […]

The Awakening Mind – Sanctuary

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This is the second installment in ‘The Awakening’ sermon series; today we’re looking at ‘The Awakening Mind.’  Rev. Campbell gave us an acronym to remember how to keep our mind’s focused on God using the word CALM: Celebrate God, Ask God for help, Leave your concerns with God, and Meditate on good things and the blessings of […]