May 15: YOUTH/UNITY/GRADUATION SUNDAY On this Unity Sunday, the youth will lead our service like they did last year, and it will again this year take place in the sanctuary. The theme of their service will be “New Beginnings", and it will include a skit about Creation, as well as a musical ensemble! Piggybacking on this day, we will honor our graduates from high school, college, grad school, and various other institutions of higher learning; we’ll even graduate the first Disciple Bible Study Class!
May 22: “Fat Baby” (1 Corinthians 3:1-3; Hebrews 5:11-6:1) This message is inspired by the Amy Grant song of the same title. In this sermon we will be challenged to grow, to mature, to continue developing Christian character and doing Christian deeds. Being “born again” isn’t the end of our journey with Jesus—it’s the beginning! Let the Holy Spirit move you to attend worship this Sunday, and then inspire you to grow up.
May 29: “When Jesus Sighed” (Isaiah 6:9-10; Mark 7:31-37; 8:11-13; 9:14-29; Luke 19:41- 46; John 11:17-44) This message reveals Jesus in His most human moments; like all people, our Lord experienced many feelings, some of which He expressed by sighing. Sighs can be good, and sighs can be bad; Jesus sighed both ways. Come this Sunday to a little noticed reality in the Gospel of Mark…“When Jesus sighed”!
June Sermon Themes Pastor Tim will be away for the first three Sundays of June, so we have three guest preachers those weeks.
June 05: “Happy Birthday Church!” (Acts 2:1-21) The Rev. Glen Esler, who retired at the end of June 2019 as the Chaplain of Cornwall Manor, will be our guest preacher this day. Glen adds these additional requests:
June 12: “Go, Therefore, and Make Disciples” (Matthew 28) The July missionary we support—T. J. Renninger—will be our guest preacher this week; he and his wife share ministry with DiscipleMakers on the Penn State main campus. T. J.’s message is entitled fittingly, as you can see above; he’ll be asking some challenging questions: “What is our response to the resurrection? Are we just to remain idle, or is there something more?”
June 19: FATHER’S DAY—“Father in Heaven and Fathers on Earth” (Luke 11:1-4) Our new this year Lay Leader—Jeff Starner—will preach this Sunday on a quite appropriate Father’s Day theme! It celebrates that we all have two fathers: a heavenly One and an earthly one. Let’s honor our Father God by coming and listening to this message!
June 26: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS Series, #1 of 10—“There’s Only Room for One” (Exodus 20:1-3; Psalm 89:6-8; 92:4; 95:6-7a; 150:3-6a; Isaiah 40:25-26; Lamentations 3:22- 23 Pastor Tim returns returns. This message will make clear that the top priority in life—above everything else and central to all we do—is our relationship with and our worship of God as LORD. It’ll begin with a brief introduction to the Ten Commandments, and then identify the five most popular gods in America (they’re broader than you think!). The rest of the sermon will make clear why “there’s only room for one”, because there’s really no comparison!
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