September 2018 Sermons

Alter? Altar? How About Table? | Sept 2, 2018 | Rev. Stephen Welch 

The communion table teaches us that we’re a community, and there’s a place at this table for every person.

 

Scriptures:
James 1:17-27
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 20-23

 

Listen

Joy Is a Decision | Sept 9, 2018 | Rev. Stephen Welch 

When we live out our faith as if it is a funeral service, we have forgotten what the Gospel is really about. The joy of the Lord is the best part of our faith. The Bible is a book of joy.

 

Scriptures:
Nehemiah 8:1-12
James 2:1-10, 14-17

 

Listen

Come and Dare to Risk | Sept 16, 2018 | Rev. Stephen Welch 

The challenge being offered to us today is to live the faith, to dare to actually be a disciple of Jesus with integrity, with all that we do.

 

Scriptures:
Psalm 116:1-9
Mark 8:27-38

 

Listen

Sept 23, 2018 | Rev. Stephen Welch 

With chutzpah and humility Jesus is challenging you and me today.

 

Scriptures:
James 3:13-18
Mark 9:30-37

 

Listen

What Makes You Cry, Church? | Sept 30, 2018 | Rev. Stephen Welch 

Jesus did not try to curb his tongue when denouncing all those who take unfair advantage or practice outright abuse against the little ones, the poor, the weak, the young, the old, the sick, the outcast.

 

Scriptures: 
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 
Mark 9:38-50

 

Listen