Preaching Text

The sermons in February and March will be based on the ideas in Jonathan Merritt's Learning to Speak God from Scratch. We struggle to talk about faith and faith related issues. Many sacred words have become so loaded with negative connotations that we avoid them. As a consequence we avoid conversations which could deepen our faith and the faith of others.  We miss the reality behind the word.  Each week the sermon will attempt to look  a word in a fresh way. Words such as God, pain, disappointment, prayer, confession, fall, creed, lost, and perfection.

February 3
John Keeny
Luke 24:13-27*
Luke 24:28-35

February 10
NNEMAP Special Offering
John Keeny
Deuteronomy 28:15-24
Isaiah 40:1-11*

February 17
John Keeny
I Timothy 1:3-7
Mark 14:55-65*

February 24
Colleen Ogle
Romans 8:26-30*

March 3 
John Keeny 
Luke 9:28-31 
2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2*

March 6
Ash Wednesday
John Keeny
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Psalm 25:1-10*

March 10
First Sunday in Lent
Daylight Saving Time Begins
John Keeny
Genesis 3:1-7
Romans 5:18-21*

March 17
Second Sunday in Lent
Colleen Ogle

March 24
Third Sunday in Lent
John Keeny
Romans 5:1-5
Psalm 88*

March 31
UMCOR Sunday
John Keeny
Romans 12:1-13
Romans 12:14-21*

April 7 
John Keeny 
Luke 18:9-14 
Romans 7:21-25

April 14
Palm Sunday
Colleen Ogle
Luke 19:28-40*

April 18
Maundy Thursday
Colleen Ogle 
Matthew 26:17-46*

April 19
Good Friday
King Avenue Players 
John 18:1-19:42*

April 21
John Keeny 
Acts 10:34-43 
Luke 24:1-12*

April 28
Jeff Furry 
Revelation 1:4-8 
John 20:19-31