Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

Divine Dissatisfaction!

Order of Worship Service, September 27 11 am (Printable PDF) (Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am.  Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts) PRELUDE:  Morning Has Broken (Bunessan)—setting by David Evan Thomas CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS   –Strike the Rock! HYMN:  Comfort, Comfort You My People (#3    Presbyterian…

In Music There is Hope

In Music There is Hope—A SERVICE OF MUSIC AND READINGS    Sept. 20, 2020 (Printable PDF) (Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am.  Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts) PRELUDE: When in Our Music God is Glorified—var. 1, Kyle Johnson CALL TO HOPE: Emily Dickinson’s original poem “Hope is the thing with feathers” “Hope” is…

Reinventing Yourself in a Time of Crisis

Order of Worship Service, August 30, 11 am (Printable PDF) (Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am.  Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts) PRELUDE          Première Gymnopedie—  Erik Satie CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS HYMN: My Shepherd Will Supply My Need   #803 Glory to God CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT      by  Michelle…

Let’s Find What We Have Lost!—Now!

Order of Worship Service, August 16  11 am (Printable PDF) (Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am.  Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts) PRELUDE:  Etude in C Major by H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932) CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS HYMN: Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee   #611 CONFESSION AND COMMITMENT    by John Lewis We come to be…

Take A Chance Before You Miss Your Chance—to Dance!

Order of Worship Service—Pentecost Sunday#5—June 28, 11am   (Printable PDF link) (Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am.  Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts) PRELUDE: Variations on “Dona Nobis Pacem” (grant us peace)—David Evan Thomas CALL TO…

A Mother’s Day

Order of Worship Service—Mother’s Day Sunday, May 10, 11am (printable PDF link) (Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am.  Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts) PRELUDE: Andante Cantabile in B Major  Felix Mendelssohn WELCOMING and CALL TO WORSHIP HYMN: Hymn for Mothers Day – MELITA TIME OF SILENCE: for COVID-19 dead…

Being Loved By Mother Earth

Order of Worship Service—Easter 2, April 26, 11am Gathering Music: Promises of a New Day (Debbie Center)      (Video will be posted on FB Live on the church’s FB page.  Livestream will be cross-posted here between 11 and 11:10am, depending on how cooperative facebook and my computer are) WELCOME Welcome response:  Leader:        We are instructed to make every…

Living Inside the Easter Story 

Westport Presbyterian Church Livestream Order of Worship—Easter April 12, 11am WELCOMING STATEMENT OPENING HYMN:   Glory to God Hymnal #243  Be Not Afraid (sing twice) PRELUDE: That Easter Day with Joy was Bright, by Rudy Davenport RESPONSIVE EASTER CALL TO WORSHIP: Pastor:     Another Easter is here. Imagine – another Easter beginning now, within us! I will let faith…

Hope: The Light You Keep Lit Within

Video of Live Service above.  Sermon text is below. COVID Message #5- Hope: The Light You Keep Lit Within Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29 Matthew 21:1-11  Romans 5:1-5 Because this feels like a completely implausible time to talk about hope—with mounting infections and deaths!—escalating global pandemic!—local epidemic!—and unraveling economic disintegration!—that is precisely what…
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