07 Feb

Listening to Jesus | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell delivered this sermon on February 7, 2016 (The Transfiguration of the Lord). The sermon text is Luke 9:35 from the Gospel reading.’

 And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One; listen to him!”

The full Gospel reading was Luke 9:28-36. The other readings for the day were from Deuteronomy 34:1-12 and Hebrews 3:1-6.

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31 Jan

Jesus Rebukes Demons and Fevers | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell delivered this sermon on January 31, 2016 (The Fourth Sunday in Advent). The sermon text is the Gospel reading Luke 4:31-44.

Then [Jesus] went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath he taught the people. They were amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority. In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an impure spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice, “Go away! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth?Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!” “Be quiet!” Jesus said sternly. “Come out of him!” Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him. All the people were amazed and said to each other, “What words these are! With authority and power he gives orders to impure spirits and they come out!” And the news about him spread throughout the surrounding area.

Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. 39 So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them.

At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them. Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Messiah.

At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. But he said, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” And he kept on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.

The other readings for the day were from Jeremiah 1:4–10 and 1 Corinthians 12:31b—13:13.

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13 Dec

Are You the One? | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell delivered this sermon on December 13, 2015 (The Third Sunday in Advent). The sermon text is from the Gospel reading Luke 7:18-28, specifically verses 18-23.

The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John,  calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?”  And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?’” In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight.  And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”

The other readings for the day were from Philippians 4:4-7and Zeph. 3:14–20.

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06 Dec

Kyrie Eleison | Sermon

Pastor Bramwell delivered this sermon on December 6, 2015 (The Second Sunday in Advent). The sermon text is Malachi 3:1-7,

“Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the Lord. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasing to the Lord as in the days of old and as in former years.

“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the Lord of hosts.

“For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed. From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. But you say, ‘How shall we return?’”

The other readings for the day were from Philippians 1:2-11 and Luke 3:1-20. To know more about the news articles that Pastor referenced in the sermon read Mollie Hemingway’s excellent article by clicking here.

We’re certainly praying (Kyrie Eleison) for all those whose lives were impacted by the shooting in San Bernardino last week.

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01 Dec

Worship Opportunities from Advent to Christmas Day

There are a number of opportunities to come together and receive the gifts of our Lord during the season of advent as we anticipate and prepare for the coming (advent) of our Lord.

Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

  • November 29 (First Sunday in Advent)
  • December 6 (Second Sunday in Advent)
  • December 13 (Third Sunday in Advent)
  • December 20 (Fourth Sunday in Advent)

Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

  • December 6 (Christmas program by our Early Childhood students)
  • December 13 (Christmas program by our K – 8th grade students)

Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. All three of these services follow a delicious dinner that begins at 5:15 p.m.

  • December 2 (First Midweek Advent Service)
  • December 9 (Second Midweek Advent Service)
  • December 16 (Third Midweek Advent Service)

As advent draws to a close we rejoice in the remembrance of our Lord’s birth, celebrating, in peace, the season of Christmas  on Christmas Eve and Christmas day.

  • December 24 (Christmas Eve – Candle light) at 7:00 p.m.
  • December 25 (Christmas Day) at 10:00 a.m.

We hope to see you at church! May our heavenly Father bless you and your family this holiday season.