Dec. 9. “Light of Peace” Zephaniah 3:14-20 This is noisy offering Sunday. The prophet speaks of a time when Israel will have victory over her enemies because of God’s hand. Nations battle against nations. Individuals battle against temptation, addiction, and the wrongs which have been done to them. We need to find our center in God in order to find peace.
Pastor Jim Heath 12/2/18
Dec. 2nd “The Light of Hope” *Jeremiah 33:14-16 This is the first Sunday of Advent and Communion Sunday. Jeremiah prophesied that God would fulfill God’s promises by causing a stump to grow from the root of Jesse. Many people live without hope in our time.
Pastor Jim Heath 11/25/18
Nov. 25th ‘Who Needs a King?’Revelation 1:4b-8, John 18:33-37 This is Christ the King Sunday. The text in Revelation declares that Jesus Christ is the ruler of the kings of the earth. We have been made a kingdom of priests as we serve His kingdom. ‘He who loves us and freed us from our sins’ is a key verse in this text. The text from John is the account of Jesus before Pilate when Jesus declares that His kingdom is not of this world.
Pastor Jim Heath 11/18/18
Nov. 18th ‘God Restores’ Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17 This passage shows how God blessed Naomi through Boaz and Ruth. We will explore the cultural beliefs of the importance of having a son in order to pass on the family name and a woman’s dependence on a man to provide for her. Ruth’s son, Obed, was of course king David’s grandfather. God blessed Ruth by restoring the family name.
Pastor Jim Heath 11/11/18
Nov. 11th ‘A Story of Loyalty’ *Ruth 1:1-18 We will read this passage in two segments. This passage is the beginning of the story of Ruth. Naomi and her family travel to Moab, her husband dies, he two sons also die, and her daughters-in-law at first both plan to be loyal, but in the end, only Ruth returns with Naomi as she travels back home. We will focus on her loyalty and also the loyalty of veterans and others on Veterans Day.
Pastor Jim Heath 11/04/18
Nov. 4th ‘Mourning Turned into a Feast” Isaiah prophesied that God will bless God’s people with a feast featuring rich food and fine wine. God will destroy the shroud of death at this time. The text from John is the story of the raising of Lazarus. This message will focus on encouragement for those who are grieving and an ultimate promise for all of us. We should also remind our folks of the Praying at Noon books and ministry during the announcement time. This is All Saints Sunday and communion Sunday.
Dr. Rodney Shearer 10/28/18
Dr. Shearer has served as pastor of several local United Methodist Churches, as the chaplain and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Lebanon Valley College, as Academic Dean of Evangelical School of Theology, and as District Superintendent of the Eastern Penna. Conference. He is well respected in our Annual Conference as an historian and musician. We are pleased to welcome him and his wife, Mary Ellen this morning.
Pastor Jim Heath 10/21/18
Oct. 21 Commitment Sunday. “The Heart of the Giver” James speaks of our submission to God and the blessing which God will give to us. In Mark, Jesus is critical of the Pharisees for their treatment of the poor widows and gives honor to the widow for her small gift to the treasury. We will focus on the preparations needed to make our commitments and offerings to God. Submit ourselves, draw near to God, cleanse our hands and purify our hearts.
Guest Speaker: Ryan Newswanger, CEO of Jubilee Ministries 10/14/18
Oct. 14th Jubilee Ministries: "How you can be a part of our mission." Cumc is now supporting Jubilee Ministries as one of the missions of the month Ryan explains more about this ministry and how we can be a part of it.
Pastor Jim Heath 10/7/18
Oct. 7 “Fulfilling our Cravings: The Art of Asking” James 4:1-8 We will see that our motives and our attitudes greatly affect the way we ask for what we want.
Pastor Jim Heath 9/30/18
Sept. 30 “The Value of Good Works” James 3:13-18 James connects wisdom and gentleness with doing good works.
Pastor Jim Heath 9/23/18
Sept. 23 “Taming the Tongue” James 3:1-12 James speaks of how difficult it is to control our speech and how important it is to do so. We will explore ways that we need to be in control in our lives.
Pastor Lucas Ndaro 9/16/18
Sept. 16 Pastor Lucas “Created to Worship and Flourish” *Psalm 104:1-35, Luke 15:11-32 The Psalm will be read responsively. Pastor Lucas will focus on how God meets our needs as we worship.
Pastor Jim Heath 9/9/18
Sept. 9 “Be Hospitable” James 2:1-10 This our Welcome Back Picnic Sunday. James outlines a situation where a wealthy person is shown favor and a poor person is discarded. We will explore how we exhibit favoritism and how we neglect others.
Pastor Jim Heath 9/2/18
Sept. 2 ‘Bread which brings Life” *John 6:35, 41-51 This is communion Sunday. Jesus has a long conversation with hidden and double meaning. As Jesus has given bread for the crowd to eat, He speaks of when he will offer his life for us spiritually.
8/26/18 Problem with recording of sermon. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Pastor Jim Heath 8/19/18
Aug. 19 “Living out our Calling” *John 6:24-29, Ephesians 4:1-6 The crowd, which had been fed the day before seek out Jesus. The question arose, “What is the work of God.” Paul encourages the Ephesians to live according to their calling. Paul then lists what is involved in our calling.
Pastor Jim Heath 8/12/18
Aug. 12 “Receiving God’s Blessings” John 6:1-9, *Ephesians 3:14-21 In the gospel, Philip represents the disciples as he questions how the large crowd could be fed. In the epistle, Paul is indicating how he prays for a blessing for the Ephesians. We will look at how often we are denied receiving a blessing from God because we are not open to the possibilities God will provide.
Pastor Jim Heath 8/05/18
Aug. 5 “Come Away and Rest” *Mark 6:30-34, 53-56, 2 Samuel 7:1-5 Following a time when Jesus sent his disciples out to minister, Jesus invites his disciples to come away and rest. In 2 Samuel, David is established in his palace and he decides to build God a temple. One of the lessons from these two texts is that we all need a time to rest and be refreshed.
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