Sermons on Luke

Sermons on Luke

Christmas Eve

TRADITIONAL WORSHIPDecember 24 20226:00PM Prelude I Saw Three ShipsWelcomeVoluntary Carol of the Bells (Wilhousky)Lighting the Christ CandleHymn O Come All Ye Faithful (UMH 234, v 1-3, 6)Preparation for PrayerCall to Prayer Christmas Now is Come (v 1)Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerChildren’s Time Where Children Belong (TFWS 2233)Scripture Luke 2: 1-14 NRSVSermon Luke 2: 15-20 NRSVHymn O Little Town of Bethlehem (UMH 230 v 1-4)Gratitude Moment & Offertory Do You Hear What I Hear (Simeone)The Great Thanksgiving O Holy Night (Adam)Hymns Away In A Manger (UMH 217, v 1-3)What Child Is This? (UMH 219 v 1-3)Sharing the LightHymn Silent Night, Holy…

Surprised By Joy

sunday December 18 2022Fourth Sunday of AdventSurprised By ChRistmas: Surprised By JoyLuke 1:39-56Rev Mary BEth Hardesty-Crouch The Table8:30am Gathering & WelcomeSongs Let the World Sing Gloria; O Come O Come EmmanuelLighting the Advent CandleSong He Shall Reign ForevermoreChildren’s TimeScripture Luke 1:39-56 NRSVMessage Surprised By JoyGratitude MomentSong of Gratitude Your Praise Goes on Or I Cannot Be SilentCommunionInvitation & BenedictionSong Joy to the WorldExit Traditonal Worship11:00am Prelude I Saw Three ShipsWelcomeVoluntary God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Averre)Lighting the Advent CandleHymn Angels…

Surprised By Peace

Sunday December 11 2022THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENTSurprised By CHristmas: Surprised by PeaceLuke 1:26-28; Matthew 1:18-25rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch The Table8:30am Gathering & WelcomeSongs Let There Be Peace; Glory (Let There Be Peace)Lighting the Advent CandleSong Light of The WorldChildren’s TimeScripture Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:18-25 NRSVMessage Surprised By PeaceGratitude MomentSong of Gratitude O What A KingCommunionInvitation & BenedictionSong My Soul Magnifies The LordExit Traditional Worship11:00am Prelude Welcome Voluntary Fanfare for Christmas Day (Averre)Lighting the Advent CandleHymn Angels From The Realms Of…

Surprised By Love

Sunday December 4 2022SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENTSuprised By Christmas: Suprised By LoveLuke 1:5-20Rev mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch The Table8:30am Gathering & WelcomeSongs Hark The Herald Angels Sing; Glory (Let There Be Peace)Lighting the Advent CandleSong Here I Am To WorshipChildren’s TimeScripture Luke 1:5-20 NRSVMessage Surprised By LoveGratitude MomentSong of Gratitude I Still Believe In ChristmasCommunionInvitation & BenedictionSong Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy)Exit Traditional Worship11:00am Prelude Silent NightWelcomeVoluntary Hodie Christus Natus Est (Bedford)Lighting the Advent CandleHymn Hail To The Lord’s Anointed…

Rejoice: Christmas Eve

December 24 2021REJOICE: Christmas EveJohn 1: 1-5; LUKE 2: 1-20Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch LIGHTING THE CHRIST CANDLE One: Come, siblings and strangers, friends and foes, seekers and skeptics. We are all welcomed into God’s reign, for tonight we celebrate the birth of our Messiah, the Lord.All: Rejoice in the Lord always; again we will say, rejoice!One: Now, at last, on Christmas Eve, we light our Christ Candle. This candle is the center of our celebration, just as Christ has a…

Rejoice: Week Four

Sunday December 19 2021Fourth Sunday of AdventRejoice: Bursting with God NewsLUKE 2:8-18 NRSVRev mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 8 In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for…

Rejoice: Week Two

December 5 2021REJOICE: WEEK TWOSECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENTLUKE 1: 39-45REV MARY BETH HARDESTY-CROUCH Lighting of the advent candle (Peace) 8:40amCome, siblings and strangers, friends and foes, seekers and skeptics. We are all welcomed into God’s peace. Along our way, we learn and grow, we make mistakes and make amends, we weep and rejoice. We light this candle to remember that God brings peace into our lives and our world. 11:00amCome, siblings and strangers, friends and foes, seekers and skeptics.We are…

The Next Act: Children’s Ministry

Sunday October 24 2021The Next Act: Children’s MinistryLUKE 18:16-17 NRSV Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 15 People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it. 16 But Jesus called for them and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 17 Truly I tell you,…