The Shrill One

By Scott Hoezee
John was on a roll. For quite some time he had been preaching a fiery message to all kinds of people and with splendid results. They came to him in droves and responded to his… read more

December 9, 2018 - Second Sunday of Advent

By Joel Schreurs
Call to Worship (based on Luke 1:68-75) Bless the Lord because he has come to help and has delivered his people. Prepare the way for the Lord!   He has raised up a mighty… read more

December 2, 2018 - First Sunday of Advent

By Joel Schreurs
Opening Prayer Faithful God:  As we gather to worship on this first Sunday of Advent:  Give us hearts that are open to hope.  Give us feet that stand firm on your… read more

November 25, 2018 - Christ the King Sunday

By Joel Schreurs
Opening Litany of Praise (based on Psalm 93 and Article 1 of “Our World Belongs to God”1) The Lord rules!  He is robed in majesty And clothed with … read more

November 18, 2018

By Meg Jenista Kuykendall
Gathering Prayer (based on Psalm 16) Protect us, O God, as we gather. In this sanctuary, we take our refuge in you. You alone are God, apart from you we have no good thing. You… read more

November 11, 2018

By Meg Jenista Kuykendall
Preaching Theme During family movie nights, my parents would often fast-forward through the parts of our main feature that were not suitable for my young eyes. In this… read more

November 4, 2018

By Meg Jenista Kuykendall
Preaching Theme The book of Ruth is a simple story on the surface, but don’t stay there. Dig deep and you’ll be rewarded with paradoxes, turnarounds, and the… read more

Who Is Calling Whom?

By O. Wesley Allen Jr.
I remember this one preacher from my childhood. It didn’t matter what he was preaching on; some way or another he would work in the story of his call into the ministry… read more

October 28, 2018

By Meg Jenista Kuykendall
Call to Worship (based on Psalm 34) Leader: I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise will always be in my mouth. People: Magnify the Lord with me! Together let us lift his… read more

October 21, 2018

By John Lee
Gathering Prayer Triune God, we see your power on display in the crackle of lightning and hear echoes of your image in the murmur of infants. As we gather today in a broken world… read more

October 14, 2018

By John Lee
Gathering Prayer Eternal God, in this autumnal season we sense the passing of the years. Like the fall foliage, you paint our lives with beauty even as you remind us we shall each … read more

October 7, 2018

By John Lee
Call to Worship (based on Hebrews 1) Leader: In the past, God spoke through the prophets to our ancestors in many times and many ways. People: In these final days, though, he… read more
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