Sermons by Rev. Anne Schaefer

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Followers of Christ: Witnesses — Upper Room

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05-21-2017-ur-followers-witnesses

The theme today as we look at Followers of Christ is Witnesses.  The featured video gives us a hard look at how we are called to witness to others.  As Christians, we are called to be in the world, but not necessarily of the world.  Today, there is a lot of anger and violence, fraud […]

The Followers of Christ: God Lives in Us – Sanctuary

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05-14-2017-sanct-god-lives

As we celebrate Mother’s Day and Confirmation Sunday, we look at the followers of Christ know as Children of God.  This is the time of the year when families gather, and we often hear, ‘you look just like your mother (or father.)’ Sometimes people might wonder where Jesus got his qualities.  And in fact, he […]

The Faces of Jesus: Faithful Jesus – Sanctuary

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04-09-2017-sanct-palm-sunday

As Jesus lived through the last week before his crucifixion, he went to the Temple every single day.  He went where his people to were that week, to bring God’s love to all of them, and today, to all of US.  He was facing making the ultimate sacrifice for them, and for us – he […]

The Faces of Jesus: Fasting Jesus – Sanctuary

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04-02-2017-sanct-fasting-jesus

Due to a brief power outage during the 9:00am service, we were unable to capture video of today’s  service, however we hope you will listen to the available audio recording of today’s bible verses and sermon.  Please note that the Old Testament Scripture lesson is missing the last couple of verses.  We hope the video recording […]

The Faces of Jesus: Healing Jesus – Upper Room

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03-26-2017-ur-healing-jesus

The Bible verses used today were told via video, excerpted from “The Book of John – Gospel of John,” a Bible Movie from the Visual Bible.  On this 4th Sunday of Lent, we looked at another of the many faces of Jesus – Healing Jesus.  Rev. Anne looked at this aspect of Jesus through the story […]

The Faces of Jesus: Tempted – Sanctuary

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03-05-2017-sanct-tempted-jesus

Today, we look at the first topic in the series of ‘The Faces of Jesus’ – Tempted.  Today’s topic is based on the story of the 3 temptations of Jesus following his baptism and the 40 days spent fasting in the wilderness in preparation for the start of his earthly ministry. We are all tempted […]

On the Mountain Top – Sanctuary

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02-26-2017-sanct-mountaintop

As we recognized Transfiguration Sunday, Rev. Schaefer took us on a trip to the mountain top.  As a people, we tend to seek out  truth and  life, love and joy, from something other than where we can really find it.  And these sources may not really be useful to us.  So where should we look […]

The Gifts of God: Praise – Upper Room

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02-19-2017-ur-gifts-praise

Our final message focusing on the Gifts of God looks at Praise.  Rev. Anne started by sharing the story of creation found in Genesis. Then we listened to a short message from Louis Giglio explaining how all of creation, including the stars and the earth’s creatures, are continually praising God.   In fact, as Christians, […]