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2017 Aug 13
10th Sunday after Pentecost (.MP3) 90MB - 75 minutes worship service
Guest Speaker Judy Kennedy Information for this Sunday is subject to change Matthew 13: 22-33
 
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2017 Aug 06
9th Sunday after Pentecost (.MP3) 104MB - 87 minutes worship service
Communion at the Altar Matthew 14: 13-21 "Even a Greater Miracle"
 
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2017 Jul 30
8th Sunday after Pentecost (.MP3) 96MB - 80 minutes worship service
"The Pearl of Great Value" Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52 Psalm 105
 
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2017 Jul 23
7th Sunday after Pentecost (.MP3) 151MB - 79 minutes worship service
"Wheat or Weed?" Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43 Psalm 139: 1-12
 
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2017 Jul 16
6th Sunday after Pentecost (.MP3) 104MB - 87 minutes worship service
"Preparing for the Seed" Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23 Psalm 119: 1-8
 
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2017 Jul 09
5th Sunday after Pentecost (.MP3) 127MB - 106 minutes worship service
"Being Yoked with Christ" Matthew 11: 16-30 Psalm 46
 
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2017 Jul 02
2017-07-02-PFVUMC-SERVICE (.MP3) 94MB - 78 minutes special event
SUNDAY SERVICE JULY 2, 2017
 
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2017 Jun 24
Anne Mower Memorial Service (.MP3) 188MB - 157 minutes special event
Anne Mower Memorial Service
 
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2017 Jun 18
Father's Day (.MP3) 85MB - 71 minutes worship service
"Time To Roll Up Your Sleeves" Matthew 9: 35 - 10:8
 
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2017 Jun 11
Communion in Pews (.MP3) 87MB - 72 minutes worship service
"The Great Sending" Matthew 28: 16-20
 
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2017 Jun 04
Choir Sunday (.MP3) 93MB - 77 minutes worship service
Celebration of Music John 7: 37-39
 
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2017 May 28
7th Sunday of Easter; Memorial Day Sunday (.MP3) 89MB - 74 minutes worship service
"I Am" Praying for You: I Am Praying for You. John 17: 1-11 Psalm 47
 
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2017 May 21
6th Sunday of Easter; Pre School Presentation (.MP3) 89MB - 74 minutes worship service
"I Will" Ask the Father: We Are Not Orphans John 14: 15-21 Psalm 66: 8-20
 
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2017 May 14
5th Sunday of Easter; Mother's Day (.MP3) 98MB - 82 minutes worship service
"I Am" The Way: Do You Know God? John 12: 1-14 Psalm 31
 
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2017 May 07
4th Sunday of Easter (.MP3) 85MB - 71 minutes worship service
"I Am" Abundant Life: Gaining an Abundant Life John 10: 1-10 Psalm 23
 
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2017 Apr 30
Road to Emmaus (.MP3) 88MB - 73 minutes worship service
3rd Sunday of Easter Road to Emmaus "Will You Know Him?" Luke 24: 13-35
 
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2017 Apr 14
Good Friday (.MP3) 34MB - 28 minutes worship service
Good Friday service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Journey of Stones/ The Final Stone Matthew 27: 60
 
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2017 Apr 13
Communion- Stones of Bread (.MP3) 82MB - 68 minutes worship service
Maundy Thursday Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Matthew 4: 1-11 Journey of the Stones/ Stones of Bread
 
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2017 Apr 09
Who Is This? (.MP3) 99MB - 82 minutes worship service
Palm/ Passion Sunday Matthew 21: 1-11
 
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2017 Apr 02
Crying Stones (.MP3) 105MB - 87 minutes worship service
5th Sunday of Lent Journey of the Stones/Crying Stones Luke 19: 29-40
 
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2017 Mar 26
Journey of Stones/ Who do you say he is? (.MP3) 109MB - 91 minutes worship service
4th Sunday of Lent Matthew 16: 13-20 "Upon this rock"
 
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2017 Mar 19
Journey of Stones/ Love is more Important (.MP3) 93MB - 78 minutes worship service
3rd Sunday of Lent Luke 11: 37-52 "Hearts of Stone"
 
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2017 Mar 01
Ash Wednesday. Journey of the Stones/ Broken Promises (.MP3) 70MB - 58 minutes worship service
Our Ash Wednesday, opening of Lent Service "Written in Stone" Exodus 32: 1-24
 
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2017 Feb 26
Transfiguration Sunday (.MP3) 52MB - 43 minutes worship service
Matthew 17: 1-9 "Listen to him" Psalm 27
 
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2017 Feb 12
6th Sunday after Epiphany (.MP3) 106MB - 88 minutes worship service
Matthew 5: 21-37 "What does God's kingdom look like?" Psalm 119: 1-8
 
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2017 Feb 05
5th Sunday after Epiphany (.MP3) 115MB - 96 minutes worship service
Matthew 5: 13-20 "What good are you?" Psalm 112
 
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2017 Jan 22
3rd Sunday after Epiphany (.MP3) 105MB - 87 minutes worship service
 
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2017 Jan 15
2nd Sunday after Epiphany (.MP3) 114MB - 95 minutes worship service
 
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2017 Jan 08
This is My Son (.MP3) 105MB - 87 minutes worship service
 
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2017 Jan 01
From King of Refugee (.MP3) 77MB - 64 minutes worship service
 
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2016 Dec 25
From the beginning (.MP3) 60MB - 50 minutes worship service
 
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2016 Dec 24
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service (.MP3) 125MB - 104 minutes special event
 
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2016 Dec 18
Christmas Pageant (.MP3) 70MB - 58 minutes worship service
 
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2016 Dec 11
The Messenger has Spoken (.MP3) 106MB - 89 minutes worship service
 
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2016 Dec 04
Prepare the Way of the Lord (.MP3) 109MB - 91 minutes worship service
 
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2016 Nov 27
it is time to wake up and get ready (.MP3) 84MB - 70 minutes worship service
 
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2016 Nov 20
Love Feast (.MP3) 102MB - 85 minutes worship service
 
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2016 Nov 13
Living now by faith and hope (.MP3) 96MB - 80 minutes worship service
 
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2016 Nov 06
When We All Get to Heaven (.MP3) 94MB - 79 minutes worship service
 
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2016 Oct 30
What must we do? (.MP3) 102MB - 85 minutes worship service
 
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2016 Oct 29
Funeral Service for Rev Thomas R Searfoss (.MP3) 131MB - 109 minutes special event
 
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2016 Oct 23
That's nice , but it's not about you. (.MP3) 89MB - 74 minutes worship service
 
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2016 Oct 16
God the Good Judge (.MP3) 115MB - 96 minutes worship service
 
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2016 Oct 09
Is it time for Thanks-giving? (.MP3) 106MB - 88 minutes worship service
Luke 17: 11-19. Psalm 66:8-20
 
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2016 Sep 25
19th Sunday after Pentecost; What We See Now and Later (.MP3) 109MB - 91 minutes worship service
Luke 16: 19-32 Psalm 91: 1-16
 
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2016 Sep 18
18th Sunday after Pentecost: Who are you serving? (.MP3) 111MB - 92 minutes worship service
Luke 16: 1-13 Psalm 70: 1-9
 
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2016 Sep 11
17th Sunday after Pentecost: You are worth it! (.MP3) 98MB - 81 minutes worship service
Luke 15: 1-10 Psalm 14: 1-7
 
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2016 Sep 04
16th Sunday after Pentecost: How much will this cost me (.MP3) 115MB - 96 minutes worship service
Luke 14: 25-33 Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18
 
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2016 Aug 28
15th Sunday after Pentecost (.MP3) 108MB - 90 minutes worship service
" The ground is level at the foot of the cross" Text: Luke 14: 1-14.
 
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2016 Aug 21
Edie Hertzog (.MP3) 122MB - 102 minutes special event
Guest Speaker
 
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2016 Aug 14
13th Sunday after Pentecost (.MP3) 118MB - 98 minutes worship service
"Fire, Baptism, Divison-- Oh, My!" Text: Luke 12: 49-56.
 
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2016 Aug 07
Communion Sunday (.MP3) 121MB - 100 minutes worship service
"Do not fear, little flock". Text: Luke 12: 32-40.
 
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2016 Jul 31
11th Sunday after Pentecost; Be on your guard against all kinds of greed. (.MP3) 126MB - 105 minutes worship service
How full is your barn? -Luke 12:13-21
 
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2016 Jul 24
10th Sunday after Pentecost; What should we be praying? (.MP3) 74MB - 62 minutes worship service
Lord, teach us to pray. -Luke 11:1-13
 
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2016 Jul 17
9th Sunday after Pentecost; Each of us has their way to serve. (.MP3) 93MB - 77 minutes worship service
Someone's got to get lunch ready, right? - Luke 10:38-42
 
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2016 Jul 10
8th Sunday after Pentecost; How are we doing serving others? (.MP3) 112MB - 93 minutes worship service
Are we asking the right questions? -Luke 10:25-37
 
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2016 Jun 26
Guest Speaker Rev. Karen McCachren (.MP3) 97MB - 81 minutes worship service
Reverend Karen McCachren will be sharing her message on Strength and Healing for the Journey
 
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2016 Jun 19
5th Sunday after Pentecost (.MP3) 111MB - 92 minutes worship service
Wendy Vinhage, Director of Interfaith Human Services (HIS), will be our guest speaker. She will be giving an overview of IHS' programs, how the work is inclusive of all faiths and touches deep spiritual values within State College and Centre County communities - Matthew 25:31-46. See her short bio in this newsletter.
 
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2016 Jun 12
4th Sunday after Pentecost (.MP3) 103MB - 86 minutes worship service
Together on the Journey, Part 2  Onward. Tony Lentz, our Annual Conference Lay Member, Lay Speaker, and Church Council Chair, will give the morning message. The service will include a Ritual of Farewell for Pastor Lee.
 
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2016 Jun 05
3rd Sunday after Pentecost (.MP3) 149MB - 124 minutes worship service
Together on the Journey, Part 1  Gratitude: My First Kayaking Experience. Isaiah 43:1-2; 1 Corinthians 3:4-9. Pastor Lee will be sharing his last message with us.
 
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2016 May 29
When the Dead Sit Up (.MP3) 91MB - 76 minutes worship service
Luke 7:11-17 Imagine a funeral where the deceased is most certainly in attendance -- but fully alive. Technically, the funeral would have to be canceled! Jesus raises a widow's son and, in doing so, gives us a foretaste of the day when all funerals will be canceled forever.
 
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2016 May 22
The Spirit of Wisdom (.MP3) 105MB - 87 minutes worship service
Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31. Choir Sunday.
 
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2016 May 15
Happy Birthday to you, Church! (.MP3) 93MB - 77 minutes worship service
Pentecost Sunday, Communion served in pews and Dedication of Memorial Items. Acts 2:1-8, 11b-19a, 21. Last fall, a legal ruling placed the well-known birthday ditty "Happy Birthday to You" in the public domain. Since Pentecost is widely regarded as the birthday of the church, we thought it was time to say "Happy Birthday to You"!
 
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2016 May 08
The Lord's Lawn Work (.MP3) 120MB - 100 minutes worship service
Mothers Day Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5. It's spring, and many of us are toiling away on our yards, lawns and gardens. The Bible begins and ends in a garden. Today's text looks at the final garden scene. And, a baptism is scheduled to take place!
 
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2016 May 01
Getting Dropped (.MP3) 91MB - 76 minutes worship service
John 14:23-29. Three cyclists tell us how getting lapped (or dropped) actually helps to improve their skills. It's an analogy that works for us as disciples of Christ.
 
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2016 Apr 24
The Love Haptic (.MP3) 97MB - 81 minutes worship service
5th Sunday of Easter: Revelation 21:1-6 & John 13:31-35. Remember using a typewriter? The typing sensation was totally different than it is today with a laptop or a smartphone keyboard. Smartphone designers have tried to incorporate something called "haptics" -- a technology that lets you know that you're tapping. It provides a little buzz or vibration that gives you the sensation of doing something. Jesus also provides a haptic -- something to let us know that we're making a difference.
 
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2016 Apr 17
The Shepherd & the Circle (.MP3) 98MB - 82 minutes worship service
4th Sunday of Easter: John 10:22-30 & Psalm 23. Nature seems to love symmetry. It's a principle that has been described as "change without change." We see this principle at work in God's loving care and protection of us: change without change.
 
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2016 Apr 10
Objection! Non-responsive! (.MP3) 106MB - 89 minutes worship service
3rd Sunday of Easter: John 21:1-19. Witnesses in a courtroom are "non-responsive" when they intentionally or unintentionally duck the question. Peter ducks Jesus' post-resurrection question, "Do you love me?" in ways that make us think about our own answer.
 
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2016 Apr 03
No Zombie Jesus! (.MP3) 110MB - 91 minutes worship service
2nd Sunday of Easter: John 20:19-31 & Revelation 1:4-8. Many cities have zombie walks, usually fundraisers for charity. Our post-Resurrection scripture lessons may bring zombies to mind with language, such as: firstborn of the dead. What does this mean to us today?
 
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2016 Mar 27
Easter Sunday, Signs of Life (.MP3) 111MB - 93 minutes worship service
(7:15 a.m. Early Service with Communion & 9:15 a.m. Worship Service) Luke 24:1-12. NASA has discovered a planet that looks like Earth. Scientists wonder if it contains life. Jesus resurrection reminds us that don't have to go beyond our own planet to find new life. It's already here!
 
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2016 Mar 24
Holy Thursday 2016 (.MP3) 102MB - 85 minutes special event
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2016 Mar 20
Psalm Sunday, The Quirky Truth (.MP3) 112MB - 93 minutes worship service
Luke 19:28-40. A new book reveals the strange and quirky truths behind everyday life. But can we get worthwhile insights from how one's last name determines a career path, the science behind a good joke, or why a wannabe king would ride a donkey?
 
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2016 Mar 13
Is that Even a Thing? (.MP3) 111MB - 92 minutes worship service
Isaiah 43:16-21. Scientists are now able to regenerate body parts from a patient's own cells, shaped especially for their role within the body. Just as science is changing all of the time, its hard to keep up with slang, like the expression, can't even. You might ask in slangese, "Is that even a thing?" How can you not know if a thing is a thing? -- unless God is doing the thing. And that brings us to Isaiah.
 
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2016 Mar 06
Turning Trash into Treasure (.MP3) 115MB - 96 minutes worship service
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-24. Today we have two stories. One is a contemporary tale set in the slums of Lagos, Nigeria, and is about a woman who turns trash into treasure. The other is an ancient story about a young man who turned treasure (his inheritance) into trash, ruining his life. Fortunately, he had a father who saw "treasure" in his son. Similarly, Gods love transforms trashed lives into treasured ones & we are called to pay it forward.
 
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2016 Feb 28
The Unsubscribe Problem (.MP3) 108MB - 90 minutes worship service
3rd Sunday in Lent 1 Corinthians 10:1-13. Unwanted adverts keep appearing in your inbox. They want you to buy, buy, buy. They tempt you with offers they hope you cannot refuse. But you can resist these online temptations by unsubscribing. Is there a way to "unsubscribe" from spiritual temptations as well?
 
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2016 Feb 21
Do You Have the "Look"? (.MP3) 98MB - 82 minutes worship service
2nd Sunday in Lent Luke 13:31-35 & Philippians 3:17-4:1. Some brands are so iconic that everything you want to know about the product is tied into the design, color and font of the packaging. Similarly, Apostle Paul tells us that our lives are translations of the gospel.
 
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2016 Feb 14
3 Things Jesus Lost in the Wilderness (.MP3) 123MB - 103 minutes worship service
1st Sunday in Lent Luke 4:1-13, Holy Communion served at the altar. It was in that vortex of temptation in the desert that Jesus lost some things, but found others. Likewise, when facing temptation, we have to decide what to release and what to grasp.
 
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2016 Feb 10
The Day of the Lord (.MP3) 44MB - 36 minutes worship service
Ash Wednesday, 7 p.m. Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; Imposition of Ashes Ash Wednesday is a day to pray, not to feel dismay.
 
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2016 Feb 07
Jesus--The Face of Good News (.MP3) 115MB - 96 minutes worship service
Transfiguration Sunday Exodus 34:29-35 and Luke 9:28-36. Just the face of a person can be linked to certain ideas. Einstein is the face of genius; LeBron James, the face of basketball; Miley Cyrus, the face of pop culture. What about Elijah, Moses and Jesus?
 
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2016 Feb 05
Charlotte Taylor Memorial Service (.MP3) 123MB - 102 minutes special event
Charlotte Taylor Memorial Service
 
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2016 Jan 31
Hello, Jeremiah! (.MP3) 110MB - 92 minutes worship service
Jeremiah, in today's text (1:4-10), is found talking to a disembodied speaker. The speaker is God. But how did Jeremiah know that the voice he heard was the voice of God? How do you know that the voice you hear is the voice of God?
 
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2016 Jan 24
Different Parts, Same DNA (.MP3) 104MB - 87 minutes worship service
Like different parts of a body all sharing the same DNA, we have been assembled by God to be the body of Christ for the world. Apostle Paul has insightful ideas of how spiritual DNA works in our lives and in the life of the church  1 Corinthians 12:12-31a.
 
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2016 Jan 17
Kicking the Worry Habit (.MP3) 112MB - 93 minutes worship service
Although it is important to be prepared and to be prudent in life, if we're smothered by chronic anxiety, we're going to find it hard to live a life of joy and significance. Words from the prophet Isaiah (43:1-17) offer a means to experience peace.
 
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2016 Jan 10
All Earth Is Waiting (.MP3) 129MB - 107 minutes worship service
Gods beautiful creation is marred by human conflict and ecological concerns. We will use litany and choral music from John Philip Newells material, Great Creating Spirit, which is inspired by Teilhard de Chardin and Celtic and Native American spirituality. Holy Communion will be served at the altar rail.
 
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2016 Jan 03
We Three Kings (.MP3) 59MB - 62 minutes worship service
Epiphany of the Lord  Revelation. Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12. Our Favorite Carols: We Three Kings
 
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2015 Dec 27
O Little Town of Bethlehem (.MP3) 56MB - 58 minutes worship service
Sunday after Christmas  Reflection. Micah 5:2-5a and Luke 2:41-52. Our Favorite Carols: O Little Town of Bethlehem
 
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2015 Dec 24
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Number:30 p.m. (.MP3) 87MB - 91 minutes worship service
Christmas Eve (7:30 p.m.)  Jesus. Psalm 96 and Luke 1:1-20. Our Favorite Carols: Silent Night, Holy Night
 
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2015 Dec 20
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (.MP3) 59MB - 61 minutes worship service
4th Sunday in Advent  Peace. Luke 2:7-20 and Titus 2:11-14. Our Favorite Carols: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
 
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2015 Dec 13
Joy to the World (.MP3) 55MB - 57 minutes worship service
3rd Sunday in Advent  Joy. Choir and Children present the Christmas Pageant. Our Favorite Carols: Joy to the World
 
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2015 Dec 06
Angels We Have Heard on High (.MP3) 77MB - 80 minutes worship service
2nd Sunday in Advent  Love. Matthew 1:18-24 and John 3:16-17. Our Favorite Carols: Angels We Have Heard on High
 
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2015 Nov 29
What Child Is This? (.MP3) 71MB - 74 minutes worship service
Holy Communion, 1st Sunday in Advent  Hope. Jeremiah 33:14-16 and 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13. Our Favorite Carols: What Child is This?
 
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2015 Nov 15
Hannah and the SBNRs (.MP3) 70MB - 73 minutes worship service
1 Samuel 1:4-20. Spiritual but not religious (SBNR). A woman in this Sundays Old Testament story was both spiritual and religious, and her persistence in the practice of her piety was rewarded. She who prayed for a child shows us how to be both spiritual and religious.
 
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2015 Nov 14
Babbling Brook (.MP4) 32MB special event
Calm for today's world
 
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2015 Nov 14
Valerie Wells Memorial Service (.MP3) 111MB - 58 minutes special event
 
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2015 Nov 08
Ruth and the Matchmaker (.MP3) 126MB - 66 minutes worship service
Internet dating sites have been around for some time. But now, the ancient art of matchmaking is coming back. This recalls the story of Naomi and her efforts to get a husband for her daughter-in-law, Ruth.
 
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2015 Nov 01
All Saints' Day (.MP3) 125MB - 65 minutes worship service
Matthew 5:1-12 and 1 John 3:1-13. Today we observe the Christians Memorial Day, a day to remember and give thanks to God for those who have died since October 31, 2014 and have left a legacy of love and faith within our lives.
 
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2015 Oct 25
Do We Get It? (.MP3) 158MB - 82 minutes worship service
We welcome the Rev. Thomas R. Searfoss as our guest speaker. His scripture texts include Job 42:1-6, 10-17 and Mark 10:46-52.
 
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2015 Oct 18
God Explodes! (.MP3) 146MB - 76 minutes worship service
We welcome the Rev. Thomas R. Searfoss as our guest speaker. His scripture texts include Job 38:1-7, 34-41 and Mark 10:35-45. Rev. Thomas (Tom) Searfoss is an Elder in the United Methodist Church and a retired member of the Susquehanna Conference. He has served multi-point rural parishes, small town, suburban, and metropolitan congregations.
 
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2015 Oct 11
Big Time (.MP3) 112MB - 58 minutes worship service
What time is it? From the small clocks on our cell phones to some of the biggest clocks in the world, humans are obsessed with time. But that doesn't mean we've learned how to spend time well. Clocks remind us that time is slipping by; they remind us to use time wisely. Apostle Paul offers advice on how the make most of the time."
 
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2015 Oct 04
Church With Integrity (.MP3) 144MB - 75 minutes worship service
World Communion Sunday (Served in pews). To be a whole, complete and undivided church, certain actions are required. We move to Paul's discussion of what constitutes serving God with integrity. Then we look at a restaurant chain that recently dropped a menu item from the menu. The change was ordered so that the restaurant could continue to serve "food with integrity." What is required of a church that operates with integrity?
 
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2015 Sep 27
You are HERE (.MP3) 66MB - 69 minutes worship service
We do not always need to know what is going on. This was certainly true for Queen Esther (7:1-6, 9-10; 9:2-22). But this approach does entail an attitude of openness, willingness to take risks, having an attitude of gratitude, and becoming a change agent  skills God uses through people of faith to bless the world.
 
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2015 Sep 20
Stream Living (.MP3) 58MB - 61 minutes worship service
Psalm 1  Water rights are often the most important asset a farmer has. This psalm says that Gods children are not located near wells of water but by streams of water, refreshing and productive.
 
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2015 Sep 13
Quid Pro Quo (.MP3) 55MB - 57 minutes worship service
Does God have some kind of reciprocal arrangements with us? We will find an answer from the ancient words of wisdom found in the Book of Proverbs (22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23).
 
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2015 Sep 06
Number 1 - Here I Am, Lord (.MP3) 60MB - 63 minutes worship service
The most requested hymns from our survey in May will become the focus of a thirteen-week summer sermon series: Hymns We Love. Other hymn titles that were suggested will be sung throughout the worship services. Come and learn how God inspired composers to write heart-stirring hymns and be encouraged to trust God in your walk of faith.
 
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2015 Aug 30
Number 2 - In the Garden (.MP3) 65MB - 68 minutes worship service
The most requested hymns from our survey in May will become the focus of a thirteen-week summer sermon series: Hymns We Love. Other hymn titles that were suggested will be sung throughout the worship services. Come and learn how God inspired composers to write heart-stirring hymns and be encouraged to trust God in your walk of faith.
 
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2015 Aug 23
Number 3 - Amazing Grace (.MP3) 80MB - 83 minutes worship service
The most requested hymns from our survey in May will become the focus of a thirteen-week summer sermon series: Hymns We Love. Other hymn titles that were suggested will be sung throughout the worship services. Come and learn how God inspired composers to write heart-stirring hymns and be encouraged to trust God in your walk of faith.
 
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2015 Aug 16
Number 4 - Morning Has Broken (.MP3) 134MB - 70 minutes worship service
The most requested hymns from our survey in May will become the focus of a thirteen-week summer sermon series: Hymns We Love. Other hymn titles that were suggested will be sung throughout the worship services. Come and learn how God inspired composers to write heart-stirring hymns and be encouraged to trust God in your walk of faith.
 
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2015 Aug 09
At the Very Heart of God (.MP3) 53MB - 55 minutes worship service
Guest Speaker: Pastor Marlyn Rimert
 
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2015 Aug 02
Number 5 - How Great Thou Art (.MP3) 75MB - 78 minutes worship service
The most requested hymns from our survey in May will become the focus of a thirteen-week summer sermon series: Hymns We Love. Other hymn titles that were suggested will be sung throughout the worship services. Come and learn how God inspired composers to write heart-stirring hymns and be encouraged to trust God in your walk of faith.
 
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2015 Jul 26
Number 6 - He Lives (.MP3) 43MB - 45 minutes worship service
The most requested hymns from our survey in May will become the focus of a thirteen-week summer sermon series: Hymns We Love. Other hymn titles that were suggested will be sung throughout the worship services. Come and learn how God inspired composers to write heart-stirring hymns and be encouraged to trust God in your walk of faith.
 
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2015 Jul 05
Number 9 - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (.MP3) 60MB - 63 minutes worship service
The most requested hymns from our survey in May will become the focus of a thirteen-week summer sermon series: Hymns We Love. Other hymn titles that were suggested will be sung throughout the worship services. Come and learn how God inspired composers to write heart-stirring hymns and be encouraged to trust God in your walk of faith.
 
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2015 Jun 28
Number 10 - Onward Christian Soldiers (.MP3) 62MB - 65 minutes worship service
The most requested hymns from our survey in May will become the focus of a thirteen-week summer sermon series: Hymns We Love. Other hymn titles that were suggested will be sung throughout the worship services. Come and learn how God inspired composers to write heart-stirring hymns and be encouraged to trust God in your walk of faith.
 
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2015 Jun 21
Number 11 - Blessed Assurance (.MP3) 61MB - 64 minutes worship service
The most requested hymns from our survey in May will become the focus of a thirteen-week summer sermon series: Hymns We Love. Other hymn titles that were suggested will be sung throughout the worship services. Come and learn how God inspired composers to write heart-stirring hymns and be encouraged to trust God in your walk of faith.
 
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2015 Jun 07
Number Number3 This Is My Father's World (.MP3) 55MB - 58 minutes worship service
The most requested hymns from our survey in May will become the focus of a thirteen-week summer sermon series: Hymns We Love. Other hymn titles that were suggested will be sung throughout the worship services. Come and learn how God inspired composers to write heart-stirring hymns and be encouraged to trust God in your walk of faith.
 
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2015 May 31
The Palindromic God (.MP3) 65MB - 68 minutes worship service
The Trinity means that backwards or forwards, inside and out, God is God. Isaiah 6:1-8.
 
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2015 May 17
The Holy Autocorrect (.MP3) 66MB - 69 minutes worship service
Choir Sunday, The Spirit acts as a sort of holy "autocorrector," and Lord knows that this is something we need! Ephesians 1:15-23.
 
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2015 May 10
The Helium God (.MP3) 62MB - 65 minutes worship service
Mothers Day celebrated. You've heard about "helicopter" parents. So what are "helium" parents? Today were reminded of Gods hand on the string. John 15:9-17.
 
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2015 May 03
The Ethiopian Innovation (.MP3) 44MB - 46 minutes worship service
If Philip the Evangelist was anything, he was open to change. He moves in a new direction when he helps a foreigner understand the Bible. Acts 8:26-40.
 
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2015 Apr 19
Rev. J. Marlyn Rimert, Guest Speaker (.MP3) 55MB - 58 minutes worship service
Marlyns formal ministerial credentials were initiated in 1950 when he was licensed to preach. In the 65 years that followed, he has served many churches throughout central Pennsylvania. We are blessed to have Marlyn and his wife, Charlotte, in our congregation.
 
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2015 Apr 12
Arlene Brown, Special Guest from Rwanda (.MP3) 74MB - 77 minutes worship service
Arlene was raised in a rural anthracite region of Pennsylvania during the Great Depression, the first of seven children. In her married years she worked in nursing and industry. Arlene raised five children and is a grandmother to sixteen, and great-grandmother to thirteen. Arlene Brown began her life in Africa in 1996, at the age of 65, as a relief worker in refugee camps following the Genocide. In 2004 she made a permanent move to Rwanda to work with non-profits for children. In 2006 she began her current work creating a home for children in Muhunga District. Today that dream is "Hope Made Real" (http://hopemadereal.org/). Arlene will share during the service and show slides afterward following Coffee Fellowship in the Prism.
 
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2015 Apr 05
Easter Sunday: Lincoln and the Lord (.MP3) 40MB - 42 minutes worship service
(Services: 7:15 a.m., with Holy Communion; and 9:15 a.m.) This coming Friday marks the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. He was shot on Good Friday, April 14, 1865. The parallels between Lincoln's life and death and that of Jesus of Nazareth are uncanny, but with at least one important difference!
 
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2015 Apr 02
Holy Thursday, Number:30 p.m., Communion and Tenebrae (.MP3) 74MB - 77 minutes worship service
We walk with Jesus and the disciples with participation in the Lords Supper and remembering the gathering darkness of the his Passion (trial, crucifixion, and burial).
 
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2015 Mar 29
Face Like Flint (.MP3) 146MB - 76 minutes worship service
Mark 11:1-11 (Jesus Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem) and Isaiah 50:4-9a (The Servants Humiliation and Vindication). On Palm Sunday, Jesus shows us that he was about to finish what he set out to do. The "Servant" sets his "face like flint." Why?
 
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2015 Mar 22
How to Select Your Ethics Setting (.MP3) 61MB - 63 minutes worship service
Jeremiah 31:31-34 (A New Covenant). Some have suggested that robot cars should have the option to adjust the ethics settings to reflect his or her own moral compass. In today's text, we learn that God decides to tweak the ethics settings in us mortals. Read on to see how it was done.
 
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2015 Mar 15
Mercy and Graced to Life! (.MP3) 69MB - 72 minutes worship service
Ephesians 2:1-10 (From Death to Life). Hotels, airlines and rental car agencies are the worst with hidden fees. But, if you read the small print in Ephesians 2, you'll find nothing but free stuff that God offers, including mercy and grace!
 
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2015 Mar 08
The Sign of the Cross (.MP3) 64MB - 67 minutes worship service
1 Corinthians 1:18-25 (Christ the Power and Wisdom of God). The handicapped sign is getting a makeover. This reminds us of the importance of logos, signs and symbols. Christians have an important sign. Does it, too, need a makeover?
 
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2015 Mar 01
El Shaddai: God All-Sufficient (.MP3) 54MB - 56 minutes worship service
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 (Gods covenant with Abraham and Sarah). What would the world be like if there were no concept of binding promises and agreements? God's promise means we can trust that what God intends will, in fact, come to pass.
 
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2015 Feb 22
A Brief History of Jesus (.MP3) 68MB - 71 minutes worship service
Mark 1:9-15 (The Beginning of Jesus Ministry). Reading Marks little book about Jesus can make us biggerand betterpeople.
 
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2015 Feb 15
Jesus, the Transformer (.MP3) 173MB - 72 minutes worship service
Transfiguration Sunday, Mark 9:2-9 (The Transformation). Jesus reveals himself as a diving being with life-changing power. And yes, there is going to be a Transformers 5!
 
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2015 Feb 08
Schopenhauer's Quote (.MP3) 64MB - 67 minutes worship service
Isaiah 40:21-32 (Gods People Are Comforted). The Internet is famous for misquoting people. Better that we keep quoting the promises of God!
 
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2015 Jan 25
Life Balance: Gift of Treasure (.MP3) 75MB - 78 minutes worship service
1 Peter 4:7-11. In this third part of the three-week series, Life Balance, we look at how to balance the use of our treasures. It has been said that at the end of our lives there will be two books which will reveal who we have been. One is the great Book of Life (Revelation 20). The other is our checkbook. What guidelines can we use to determine what to give towards so many pressing needs?
 
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2015 Jan 18
Life Balance: Gift of Talent (.MP3) 61MB - 64 minutes worship service
1 Peter 4:7-11. We continue the three-week series on seeking and maintaining a healthy balance in life. This week we look at talents  those innate and learned skills that have been given to us so we can serve God by enriching the lives of others.
 
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2015 Jan 11
Life Balance: Gift of Time (.MP3) 67MB - 70 minutes worship service
1 Peter 4:7-11. Today we begin a three-week series on seeking and maintaining a healthy balance in life. For instance, on average a person lives 25,000 days. Time is precious and cannot be stored like grain in a barn. Once a moment passes it is gone forever. We will look at some guidelines that will help us manage this precious gift from God: Time.
 
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2015 Jan 04
Our Best Intentio& (.MP3) 61MB - 63 minutes worship service
Matthew 2:1-12. In the year 1480, Leonardo da Vinci was commissioned to paint an 8-by-9-foot work for the main altar of a monastery. He started his "Adoration of the Magi" and was well along with it, but then skipped town, and never finished it. And therein lies a lesson for us today. The Christian life is not only a matter of initial repentance and commitment, but also a matter of perseverance. The Magi in our scripture lesson serve as positive examples. We begin the New Year with Holy Communion around the altar.
 
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2014 Dec 28
Jesus of the Gaps (.MP3) 62MB - 64 minutes worship service
Luke 2:22-40 (Infant Jesus is presented in the Temple). There are a number of gaps in Jesus life  and a number of recent authors have used their imagination to fill in those intervals. A question arises for us as we jump the gap into a new year: Will Jesus be with us in our ongoing stories?
 
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2014 Dec 24
It Was Not a Silent Night (.MP3) 82MB - 86 minutes worship service
7:30 p.m. Candlelight service, (The birth of Jesus) Luke 2:1-7 . It was not a silent night. We will see that for Mary, the first Christmas was filled with fear, pain, and disappointment. But this more closely reflects reality, does it not? Like most mothers, when she held Jesus close to her heart, she experienced a peace, a joy, a love she had never known before. We, too, may discover a transformation when we hold Christ close to our hearts.
 
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2014 Dec 21
Mary, Full of Grace (.MP3) 44MB - 46 minutes worship service
Luke 1:26-33 (Annunciation). This week we travel further back in Marys life to age 13 or 14 and to her hometown, the tiny village of Nazareth. It was to this girl that an angel appeared.
 
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2014 Dec 16
Advent Service (.MP3) 52MB - 55 minutes worship service
 
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2014 Dec 14
Amazed and Astonished (.MP3) 54MB - 56 minutes worship service
Luke 2:41-51 (Teen Jesus in Temple). We visited Mary at her death and, 15 years earlier, at the cross. Now we journey back closer to the date of Jesus birth. She and her husband, Joseph, take their 12-year-old son to Jerusalem.
 
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2014 Dec 07
The Piercing of Marys Soul (.MP3) 46MB - 64 minutes worship service
Luke 2:33-35 (Crucifixion). Last week we pondered Mary at around 60 years old, reflecting on the death and resurrection of her son. This week we go back in time, about 15 years before her death, to the day she watched her son die.
 
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2014 Nov 30
Beginning with the End (.MP3) 63MB - 65 minutes worship service
Acts 1:8-14. This year we will prepare our hearts for Christmas with Holy Communion in the pews and by looking at Jesus life through Marys eyes. Join us as we begin a five week series on Mary: Not a Silent Night  Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem.
 
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2014 Nov 16
Silicon Faith (.MP3) 155MB - 65 minutes worship service
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11. For a long time, we've been enamored with just about anything that comes out of the Silicon Valley. We love its products& In short, we have silicon faith. We put our trust in technology. Our Bible lesson for today challenges us -- not to throw our techie toys in the trash -- but to reexamine whether our faith is properly focused.
 
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2014 Nov 09
The Power of the Hidden Influencer (.MP3) 160MB - 67 minutes worship service
All Saints Sunday (observed), Matthew 25:1-13. In most organizations, including the church, there are certain individuals who might be called "hidden influencers." We speculate that within the two groups of today's gospel text (the wise & the foolish) there might have been hidden influencers, too.
 
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2014 Nov 02
United Methodist Women Sunday (.MP3) 174MB - 72 minutes worship service
UMW Members will lead the worship service.
 
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2014 Oct 26
Reformation in the Number1st Century (.MP3) 64MB - 67 minutes worship service
Guest speaker, the Rev. J. Marlyn Rimert. Habakkuk 1:1-4 and Luke 17:1-10.
 
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2014 Oct 19
The Inviting God (.MP3) 28MB - 59 minutes worship service
God has invited us to the dance, so why is it often so hard to accept? We begin with the world's largest church (according to Guinness World Records). It's in Africa and holds 18,000 people. And virtually no one attends. This reminds us of the king who opened a banquet hall to host a party, and no one came. The king was not happy  Matthew 22:1-14.
 
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2014 Oct 12
Pithy Principles in Philippians (.MP3) 29MB - 61 minutes worship service
Principles that have been instilled in us from birth fail us on occasion. This takes us to our text, Philippians 4:1-9, full of pithy principles. And, with help from a former CIA analyst, we come to some conclusions that keep us moving forward as Gods children.
 
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2014 Oct 05
The Permanent Directive (.MP3) 33MB - 69 minutes worship service
World Communion (altar) and Infant Baptism. A new innovation in printing uses water instead of ink, making the words temporary and the paper reusable. In the "Great Commandment," Matthew 22:34-46, Jesus offers words that are both permanent and reusable.
 
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2014 Sep 28
The Upside of Giving Up (.MP3) 34MB - 71 minutes worship service
"Winners never quit and quitters never win." Vince Lombardi of football may have been referring to the importance of perseverance. Sometimes, the right thing to do is quit. In Jesus parable of the two sons and the vineyard (Matthew 21:23-32), we see that often it is the quitters, the ones willing to change, who lead the way into the kingdom of God. We will look at a couple of hints to knowing when to give up.
 
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2014 Sep 21
G-Rations (.MP3) 30MB - 63 minutes worship service
Every soldier since the beginning of time has complained about his or her field rations, whether it's C-Rations, MREs, Long Range Patrol Meals (LRPs) or manna and quail (Exodus 17:1-11). Soldiers learn to add a little spice and remember that it's all about the mission. How does God sustain us for the journey of life? Acknowledgement Sunday: Lay Leadership Committee.
 
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2014 Sep 07
The Christian Textbook (.MP3) 31MB - 64 minutes worship service
Textbooks can be confusing, especially when the subject is math. Is it any easier teaching morals? The apostle Paul gives it a try (Romans 13:8-14), and we can benefit from his efforts. Blessing of Backpacks and dedication of Sunday School staff will be a part of the service.
 
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2014 Aug 31
Finding Holy Ground (.MP3) 32MB - 66 minutes worship service
Exodus 3:1-15. It's easy not to notice when we are on holy ground, but when we do, we should neither explain it away nor enshrine it. Cases in point: Moses and the burning bush and Peter and the Transfiguration.
 
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2014 Aug 24
Gig (.MP3) 28MB - 59 minutes worship service
Romans 12:1-8; Sometimes the word "layperson" seems rather lame. But not when you are called by God to transform the world through your daily activities.