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.

Sunday, July 24

Polka Sunday Worship

We took a break from the ordinary and held our worship service in Big Creek Park today. This was a special musical service with our special guests, the Chardon Polka Band, providing not only entertainment, but accompaniment to our hymns. The scripture reading was the appointed gospel lesson—the section of Luke in which Jesus teaches his disciples to pray. 

The music included a hymn to the tune of the Beer Barrel Polka, Do Lord, Standing on the Promises, and Amazing Grace (to an alternate tune). A video of the complete worship service follows (click "read more").

Sunday, July 17

July 17 Worship

Worship opened today with Psalm 40 (I waited patiently for the Lord. who inclined to me and heard my prayer...), and the first hymn was How Great Thou Art. The scripture reading was Hebrews 6:9-15, followed by the hymn Take Time to Be Holy. The message was on Patience, the fourth in a nine-sermon series on the Fruit of the Spirit

Here is a video of the complete worship service (click on "read more"), beneath which is a transcript of today's sermon.

Sunday, July 10

July 10 Worship

Today's message was about peace. It was the third of a nine-sermon series on the Fruit of the Spirit. We opened worship by praying the Prayer of Saint Francis, and our first hymn contained the line, Your words to me a full of joy, of beauty, peace, and grace; from them I learn your bless├Ęd will, through them I see your face. After the sermon we also sang Let There Be Peace on Earth.

Here is a video of the complete service (click on "read more"), and beneath that is a transcript of the sermon.

Sunday, July 3

July 3 Worship

The service for the Sunday closest July 4 included a couple of holiday-themed songs: O Beautiful for Spacious Skies and My Country, 'Tis of Thee. The main portion of the service, however, was dedicated to a continuation of our Fruit of the Spirit sermon series. Today's theme was joy, and we sang Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee. The communion hymn was I Come with Joy. The scripture was John 15:9-13, and the outline of the sermon was taken from the outline of Lynda Wallace's book A Short Course in Happiness. Here's a video of the complete service (click on "read more")

Sunday, June 26

June 26 Worship


Today we began the first installment of a nine-part sermon series on the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). The theme was love. Both the devotion at the beginning of the service and the call to worship were taken from Psalm 5. Our hymns were Love Divine, All Loves Excelling, and Pass It On. The scripture read was 1 Corinthians 13:1-7.

Here is a video of the service in its entirety (click on "read more") followed by a transcript of the sermon.