Sermons

November 5 – All Saints’ Sunday
Psalms 78 and 136
“A Long Story Remembered: To Bless the Future”
We remember all the unknown saints and those known to us locally
All that we have comes from God. We are only Stewards of it – including our Life-
Forming Story (the Gospel) which is a gift from God
November 12 – Christ for All Peoples Sunday (Organ & Tissue Donor Sunday)
Guest Speaker: Karen Wilson, Director – Alpha’s Glory Pregnancy Resource
Center
We celebrate all the places we’ve been able to share the Gospel in the past year
and remember that Christ calls us to share the Gospel with people of all places,
states, classes and conditions
November 19 – Thanksgiving Sunday
Psalm 100
“Practicing Gratitude”
We give thanks for all God’s blessings and are called to living gratefully
Ecumenical Community Thanksgiving Worship
3-5 PM at Hopewell UMC, 3600 Level Village Road
November 26 – Christ the King Sunday, UM Student Day, Commitment Sunday
Psalms 95 and 118
“Commitment: A Reaction to Blessing”
We celebrate with our college students that Christ is ruler of our lives and make
commitments for living and giving in 2018

Dec 3 – Advent I

“Stay Tuned!”

Isaiah 64: 1-9, Mark 13: 24-37

 

Dec 10 – Advent II

“The Set Up”

II Peter 3: 8-15a, Mark 1: 1-8

 

Dec 17 – Advent III

8:15/9:45 - “The Look-alike Christ!”

Isaiah 61: 1-4, John 1: 6-8, 19-28

11 – Cantata: “Sing Joy to All the World! A Christmas Celebration”

 

Dec 24 – Advent IV – 10 AM Service only (Holy Communion celebrated)

“The Plot Twist”

Luke 1: 46b-55, Luke 1: 26-38

 

Dec 24 – Christmas Eve

-Family Candlelight Service – 6 PM – “Don’t Give Up!”

-Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols – 8 PM – “The Climax”

 

Dec 31 – 7th Day of Christmas/New Year’s Eve

“The Cliffhanger”

Galatians 4: 4-7, Luke 2: 22-40