Sermons for June 2023

“Ending Well; Beginning Even Better” series

June 4, 2023

Communion Sunday

Trinity Sunday

Message: “Ending Well”

Focus Scriptures: Matthew 28:16-20; 2 Corinthians 11-13.

Thread: How do we end things well and position ourselves for a new start? Celebrate the good things we have done. Forgive each other for the not so good things. Trust G-d and never doubt his love for us and purpose in us. We will recite the Apostle’s Creed today and follow with the Gloria Patri.

June 11, 2023

Just Back from Annual Conference

Message: “Called”

Focus Scriptures: Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 and Genesis 12:1-3, Isaiah 6:1,4-8.

Thread: Our call story as a pastor is precious to us and is to be shared. That sharing is an invitation to join us in our dreams and visions for the church. That partnership requires faith and grace. And faith and grace make for a great beginning. Ending well and beginning even better is all about following Jesus. And when we do so, there are blessings along the way.

June 18, 2023

Message: “Beginning Better”

Focus Scriptures: Matthew 9:35-38; 10:1-14.

Thread: Beginning better means that we self-identify as laborers called by Jesus to go into the harvest and proclaim the Good News. A community of faith that obedient to G-d’s call on our lives. All of us need to do the work of developing the identity that G-d wants for us, not the labels that the world would place on us.

June 25, 2023

Pastor Bill’s Last Sunday

Thump Weekend

Message: “Learning to Sing”

Scriptures: Psalm 40a; Isaiah 42:10-12; John 15:11

Thread: Today is a celebration! We have been learning to sing these past 6 years and have been fruitful. Jesus preached of the vineyard and the Father’s love for us. Abiding in that love brings us joy. Jesus remains the true vine and G-d is still the vine grower. Bear fruit and have joy!