Sermons by Rev. Anne Schaefer

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Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 27 – Upper Room

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Today, we started a new series for the fall entitled ‘Falling Into the Psalms.  Our first look was at chapter Psalm 27 – ‘The LORD is my light, and my salvation–whom shall I fear?  The LORD is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid?’  Darkness is actually the absence of light.  It’s barren and […]

Soldier, Athlete, Farmer – Upper Room

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As we celebrate Labor Day, we look at how the biblical concept from Genesis of the Sabbath as a day of rest coincides with Paul’s letter to Timothy encouraging him to work hard and live up to the examples of the soldier, the athlete and the farmer.  These three types of people can be held […]

Soldier, Athlete, Farmer – Sanctuary

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As we celebrate Labor Day, we look at how the biblical concept from Genesis of the Sabbath as a day of rest coincides with Paul’s letter to Timothy encouraging him to work hard and live up to the examples of the soldier, the athlete and the farmer.  These three types of people can be held […]

Teaching Discipleship: Paul — Upper Room

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As we close our series, ‘Teaching Discipleship,’ we will end with one question – What choices will you make in your own life when it comes to your faith?  Rev. Schaefer shared with us a comparison of the story of Lot’s wife, who looked back at the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah against God’s instruction, […]

Teaching Discipleship: Paul — Sanctuary

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As we close our series, ‘Teaching Discipleship,’ we will end with one question – What choices will you make in your own life when it comes to your faith?  Rev. Schaefer shared with us a comparison of the story of Lot’s wife, who looked back at the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah against God’s instruction, […]

Teaching Discipleship: Stephen – Upper Room

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As we continue our Teaching Discipleship sermon series, we looked this week at Stephen, the first Deacon and the first martyr for the Christian faith.  Stephen was an example of someone who didn’t take the easy way out.  He stood up for his faith, fervently and to the end.  He didn’t turn away Christ and […]

Teaching Discipleship: Stephen – Sanctuary

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As we continue our Teaching Discipleship sermon series, we looked this week at Stephen, the first Deacon and the first martyr for the Christian faith.  Stephen was an example of someone who didn’t take the easy way out.  He stood up for his faith, fervently and to the end.  He didn’t turn away Christ and […]

Teaching Discipleship: Thomas — Upper Room

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As we honored Anniversary Sunday, welcomed New Members and conducted Communion, we also continued with our sermon series of Teaching Discipleship by looking at the Apostle Thomas.  Thomas was widely known as Doubting Thomas for his refusal to acknowledge the return of Jesus after his crucifixion before he, himself, personally witnessed the wounds from the cross in […]

Teaching Discipleship: Thomas — Sanctuary

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As we honored Anniversary Sunday, welcomed New Members and conducted Communion, we also continued with our sermon series of Teaching Discipleship by looking at the Apostle Thomas.  Thomas was widely known as Doubting Thomas for his refusal to acknowledge the return of Jesus after his crucifixion before he, himself, personally witnessed the wounds from the cross in […]

Teaching Discipleship: Nathanael/Bartholomew & Philip – Upper Room

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The next installment of our ‘Teaching Discipleship’ series focuses on the apostles Nathanael (also known as Bartholomew) and Philip. Nathanael and Philip were friends.  Philip was a very enthusiastic guy; Jesus invited him to join his followers, and in his excitement, he ran to his friend, Nathanael, and brought him to meet Jesus as well. […]