Sermons

Current Sermon Series: 300 Years of Joy

Joy to the World, that beloved Christmas hymn, turns 300 years old this December! Join us as we look closely at what joy means to Christians, especially during this Advent Season.

December 1st – Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14 – Prepare Him Room: Hopeful Joy

December 8th – Isaiah 11:1-10, Matthew 3:1-15 – Repeat the Sounding Joy: Loving Joy

December 15th – Isaiah 35:1-10, Luke 1:46b-55 – Make the Blessings Known: Unabashed Joy

Thursday, December 19th 6 PM (Blue Christmas) – Psalm 30, Luke 2:1-7, John 19:25b-27 – Elusive Joy

December 22nd – Isaiah 7:13-15, Matthew 1:18-25 – Make the Nations Prove: Peaceful Joy

December 24th:

                Family Service – Selection of Scriptures – The 12 Days of Christmas

                Candlelight Service – Isaiah 52:7-10, Luke 2:1-20 – The Lord is Come: Incarnate Joy

December 29th – Isaiah 63:7-9, Matthew 2:13-23 – Wonders of His Love: Compassionate Joy

Upcoming Sermon Series - S.A.D.: Spiritual Affective Disorder

January 5th – TBD – Guest Preacher

Winter can be a time of Seasonal Affective Disorder when the lack of sunlight affects our moods and ability to cope effectively. But Spiritual Affective Disorder can also be a factor as we lead lives that are too crowded, busy, overcommitted, sometimes disturbing and uncertain. At the turn of this new year, we will explore everyday life activities that can become spiritual practices–deepening our experience of a meaningful life and make us more “light-hearted.”

January 12th –  Flip the Switch – Isaiah 60:1-6

January 19th – Sooth a Savage – Psalm 40:1-11

January 26th – Lighten Up – Isaiah 9:1-4

February 2nd – Make My Day – Micah 6:1-8

February 9th – Altars, Altars Everywhere – Psalm 84

February 16th –  TBD – Betzy Elifrits Warren from EIU Wesley will be speaking

February 23rd – Leave Room for Dessert – Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18