Sunday, September 25

September 25 Worship

We opened this morning's worship service with words taken from the 91st and 31st Psalm, then sang Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah. The scripture lesson was taken from 1 Timothy six, which includes a warning about the love of money. But the sermon text was Jeremiah 32:15, a verse from the passage that tells how Jeremiah bought a field in Anathoth—the inspiration for our second hymn choice, Faith While Trees Are Still in Blossom. Our last hymn was When We Walk with the Lord (Trust and Obey). Below is a video of the complete service (click on "read more")

Sunday, September 18

September 18 Worship


Today's call to worship was Psalm 100, and the opening song was the National Hymn. After the children's message, we sang What a Friend We Have in Jesus. The scripture passage was from 1 Timothy, and instructed us to pray for everyone—especially our leaders. The sermon was entitled Who to Pray For

The service in its entirety can be viewed below (click on "read more"), and beneath that there is a transcript of the sermon.

Sunday, September 4

September 4 Worship

There are nine fruits of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23, and today's worship theme was the ninth and final in the Fruit of the Spirit sermon series: Self-Control. The pre-worship devotion was the text of a Labor Day hymn, and Labor Day was also the theme of the pastoral prayer. The hymns included Come, Thou Fount and Dear God, Creator Good and Kind, as well as the communion hymn, Be Known to Us in Breaking Bread. Below is a video of the entire worship service (click "read more"), and beneath that is a transcript of the sermon.

Sunday, August 28

August 28 Worship

Today's them was the eighth fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness (sometimes translated meekness). The devotion at the beginning of the service was about the third beatitude, and quoted from J. Ellsworth Kalas's Beatitudes from the Back Side. Our music included the traditional hymns Rejoice, You Pure in Heart and Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee, along with a newer hymn about service in the Name of Christ called Jesu, Jesu. Below you'll find a video of the entire service (click "read more"), followed by a transcript of the sermon.

Sunday, August 21

August 21 Worship

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest, great is thy faithfulness. These words come from this morning's opening hymn, and beautifully reflect the theme of the day as we continue our Fruit of the Spirit sermon series. We also sang I Would Be True and, from the UCC's New Century Hymnal, It Is Well with My Soul. The scripture reading came from the seldom-visited Third Letter of John. 

Here's a video of the entire service (click on "read more"), and beneath that, a manuscript of today's sermon on faithfulness.

Sunday, August 7

Worship in the Park


Today we had worship in the park. After a delicious breakfast made by Steve Moore and his family, we were called to worship by the Pilgrim Brass. In addition to lots of beautiful music and a message, we shared in the Lord's Supper. Next week we'll be back in our sanctuary, continuing the Fruit of the Spirit sermon series.

Here's a video of the complete service (click on "read more"):

Sunday, July 31

July 31 Worship

Last week, we worshiped at Big Creek Park and our music was provided by the Chardon Polka Band. Next week, worship will be at Mountain Run Station and our music will be provided by Pilgrim Brass. Today, however, we were in our own sanctuary for installment five in the Fruit of the Spirit sermon series. The theme was Kindness. Below is a video of the complete service (click on "read more") and beneath that is a transcript of the sermon.