Sermon for January 24, 2021

“Heed the Call!” Mark 1:14-20 One day there was a Pastor standing up at the pulpit ready to preach a sermon and a stranger came walking into the church and said follow me and the world will be your parish.  Immediately the pastor left his congregation as they sat waiting for a sermon and followedContinue reading “Sermon for January 24, 2021”

Latest Letters from Bishop Bard and Bishop Satterlee

        A message from Michigan Area Bishop David Alan Bard.  View this email in your browser             Continue to act in the common good. An update on COVID-19 and in-person worship recommendations         January 13, 2021 Dear Friends in Christ in The United MethodistContinue reading “Latest Letters from Bishop Bard and Bishop Satterlee”

Sermon for January 17, 2021

“Nathaniel” John 1:43-51             Can anything good come out of Nazareth?  This is what Nathaniel asked, and then there is God’s answer to Nathaniel’s question that I think becomes most important to us.  What does come out of Nazareth?  It is generally assumed that Nazareth was not highly thought of –perhaps a small subsistence communityContinue reading “Sermon for January 17, 2021”

Sermon for January 10, 2021

Remember Your Baptism Mark 1:4-11           I remember when I was ordained as an Elder in our church in the West Virginia Annual Conference.  In that conference all the gatherings were held in a large chapel.           There was a point during the services where those being ordained were recognized and so we were seatedContinue reading “Sermon for January 10, 2021”

Sermon for January 3, 2021

“To the Praise of God’s Glory” Ephesians 1:3-14             On the platform of a railroad station there was a large crate with a dog inside.  He was the saddest dog you can imagine.  A lady asked about him. “You would be sad, too” she was told, “if you were in his plight.  He’s chewed theContinue reading “Sermon for January 3, 2021”