Sermons on Psalms

Sermons on Psalms

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…

Don’t Let Your Fears Have the Last Word!

Order of Worship Service, July 19     11:00  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: Sonata in D major for two pianos, 4 hands, K. 448: Allegro con Spirito—W. A. Mozart, Neal Long and Emily Davidson, pianists CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS      We begin…

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…

Pentecost: A Story of Awakening

Link for worship video: Click here!  (For some reason, I can’t get the actual video here this week) Order of Worship Service—May 31, 11am      —Pentecost Sunday   (Printable PDF Link)  PRELUDE: There Is a Balm in Gilead         Thomas Keesecker   CALL TO WORSHIP HYMN: Glory to God# 66     Every Time I Feel the Spirit …..Add a 3rd stanza:  Now my Lord does,…

THE WAY!— is the way I am taking

Order of Worship Service—May 17, 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: The Unclouded Day—Josiah Kelley Alwood, arr. Joel Raney WELCOMING and CALL TO WORSHIP HYMN: Glory to God#339    Lift Every Voice and Sing CONFESSION OF SIN –by Dr King …

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…

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…

On Sabotaging Fear

Message #4 During Covid-19 Pandemic: On Sabotaging Fear Psalm 121; Matthew 6:25-34; Mark 6:46-51; 1 John 4:18   In last Sunday’s message, I challenged you to engage yourself bravely and wisely in a struggle to save the world—including your world—from what  the peerless Chronicles of Narnia author C. S. Lewis called “enemy occupied territory”— in our case—territory  that…