Advent Series: Angels Among Us “Do not be afraid…” - pretty much every Angel in the Bible Some messages are complex and nuanced, but these days, the messages that travel fastest and “go viral” are concise ideas in social media, often with their topic-labels known as hashtags (words preceded by #). The angels that appear… Continue reading Series: Angels Among Us
Challenging Texts & Topics For this summer, members of the congregation were invited to submit their questions and challenges. Is there a story in the Bible or a saying of Jesus that confuses or unsettles you? Something you don't like , don't understand, or wish you could hear explored in a message? Sermons in this… Continue reading Series: Challenging Texts and Topics
Bread, Bath, & Beyond “If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation…” - 1 Corinthians 5:17 The new year always brings opportunity to move beyond our limitations, to find new beginnings, and be better than we were before. This season, we recall that the most transforming experiences of our faith— communion and baptism—… Continue reading Series: Bread, Bath, & Beyond
Advent Worship Series Calm and Bright: 200 years of Silent Night The classic hymn, “Silent Night,” first made its debut 200 years ago on Christmas Eve, 1818, at the St. Nicholas chapel in Salzburg, Austria. Nearly 100 years later, the beloved hymn was the center of a World War I cease fire, Christmas Day 1914.… Continue reading Series: Calm and Bright
Are You Kidding? re-discovering childlike faith The disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” — Matthew 18:1-3… Continue reading Series: Are You Kidding?
Lenten Series: Roll Down, Justice! "let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." - Amos 5:24 Lent is a season of remembering who we are called to be in this world, and renewing our baptismal identity. In the early church, it was a time of preparation for new… Continue reading Series: Roll Down, Justice!
We are water-marked and claimed as God's own. “Oh God, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. You search out my path any my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.” — Psalm 139:1-3 As… Continue reading Series: Known and Called
Advent Series- Mary, Did You Know? Mary’s perspective on the birth of Jesus “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for God has looked with favor on the lowliness of God’s servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great… Continue reading Series: Mary, Did You Know?
Lebanon UMC: creating a place at the table* for everyone * tables of food, conversation, decision-making, and communion Together at Lebanon United Methodist Church, we are creating a place at the table for everyone. We believe this is God’s calling and vision for us, drawing on our gifts of hospitality and inclusion, and meeting the longing we see… Continue reading Series: A Place at the Table
Fall Worship Series - Imagine the People of God “Believing, receiving, becoming God’s love, imagine the people of God.” – Mark Miller What does it look like to live as a community of “the people of God”? How are our lives transformed when we believe, receive, care, share, seek, and dream as God’s children? This… Continue reading Series: Imagine the People of God