Sermons by Rev. Mark Hovermale

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Can We Praise God When We Don’t Feel Like It? (Video Service)

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Today’s Service: Lead Minister: Rev. Mark Hovermale, Pastor for Youth and Early Adults Support Minister: Rev. Emily Riley Campbell, Senior Minister Music: Geff Phillips, Upper Room Worship Leader Scripture: Psalm 59:16 & Matthew 11:28-30 Today, we are addressing what to do when life has thrown us one too many curveballs.  We’ve all been there at one point or another; just living […]

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 – Upper Room

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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 […]

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 Strength – Upper Room

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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 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 – Upper Room

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This service was designed and led by the 2019-20 FPCP 8th Grade Confirmation Class.  Assisted by leaders Doug & Julie Heasley and Rev. Mark Hovermale, the Confirmation students shared what they have learned, both in class and during their weekend retreat.  Rev. Mark, who shared the message with the students and the congregation, talked about […]

Christmas Stories: Christmas’ Greatest Gifts

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Everyone looks forward to getting gifts at Christmas.  Some are big, some are small, some are cool…. and some are… well, not.  But whatever the gift, we should always remember that Jesus (not gifts, not Santa) is the reason for this season of Christmas.  “For unto you is born this day  in the city of David a Savior, who […]

Christmas Stories: Our Story – Upper Room

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On the third Sunday in Advent, Mark Hovermale discussed Our Story.  The question is, how do our stories fit into the bigger Christmas picture?  Our stories are where the stories of faith and hope meet.  Our stories are the stories of the messy lives that we live.  We aren’t the only messes – the Bible is […]

Grateful Together – Upper Room

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As we approach Thanksgiving, we look at ways to be grateful for what we have.  We have been blessed in so many ways, even if we don’t realize it.  We are thankful for our lives here in Plymouth and the surrounding communities, but we can still learn from the example of the Samaritan woman that Jesus met […]