SERMON SHORT FOR December 15th

SERMON SHORT FOR December 15th My Soul Magnifies The Lord Children’s Christmas Sunday Luke 1:46b-55 This is the Sunday for the candle of Joy. Our children and youth have a major portion of our worship to show us their joy in retelling the Christmas story. It is a really fun service. The junior bell choir…

Sermon Short for December 8th, 2019

Sermon Short for December 8th, 2019 Peace in a dangerous time Matthew 3:1-12, Isaiah 11:1-10 The Candle of Peace is lit this week. And John in the wilderness is screaming that we all have to repent or burn. “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?” Doesn’t sound like…

SERMON SHORT FOR December 1st, 2019

SERMON SHORT FOR December 1st, 2019 HOPE IN A CHILD Isaiah 2:1-5, Matthew 24: 36-44 We enter into Advent – the season leading up to celebrating God coming to us in the form of a baby. Just as God declared his hope for humanity by becoming a human baby, we continue to express our hope…

A CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION MEETING

A CONGREGATIONAL INFORMATION MEETING The year is fast closing and the Advent season is just around the corner. We have many special Christmas things happening at Gale in around Elmira. This coming Sunday we will hold worship in Café Church style in the Fellowship Hall. Following worship there will be a short information meeting for…

SERMON SHORT FOR November 17th, 2019

SERMON SHORT FOR NOVEMBER 17th THREE CHURCHES TOGETHER              We really enjoyed the summer services in combined worship with St. James Lutheran and Trinity United churches. We are going to repeat the idea a few times throughout the year. This Sunday, November 17th, we meet at St. James Lutheran Church at 60 Arthur Street. The…

Sermon Short for November 10th, 2019

Sermon Short for November 10th, 2019 – Remembrance Day Am I a true child of God? Psalm 85, Matthew 5:9, Matthew 5:38-48 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.” What do I make of this? Does it really apply to me? Does it really apply to my nation? My…

SERMON SHORT for November 3rd, 2019

SERMON SHORT for November 3rd, 2019 Mourning into Dancing Romans 8:28-39, Matthew 5:4, 6:25-34 All Saints Day is a tradition to be celebrated on the day after Halloween. Although the Halloween circus has long ago left behind any religious significance in our culture, All Saints and All Souls day can still be a moment for…

Sermon Short for October 27th, 2019

Sermon Short for October 27th, 2019 Clean up our act Deuteronomy 28:1-14, Matthew 5:8, Matthew 5:43-48 Our next beatitude is “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” C.S. Lewis said, “It is safe to tell the pure in heart they will see God for only the pure in heart want to.”…

Sermon Short for October 13th, 2019 – Thanksgiving

Sermon Short for October 13th, 2019 – Thanksgiving Matthew 5:3, Luke 6:20, Deuteronomy 8:7-18 For Thanksgiving Sunday we make a big hullabaloo about our harvest, our abundance, our blessings. That’s a good thing. Let’s give thanks with a huge THANKS! Then let us also consider our embarrassment of riches. Christ has the audacity to say…