Sermons by Rev. Jessica Wright

Sermons by Rev. Jessica Wright

Jonah & The Whale

This is a story about a reluctant prophet swallowed by a whale, but the rest of the story is how a Jewish nationalist was forced to extend God’s mercy to those he hates most, challenging our human understanding of justice.

Noah & The Ark

Sunday June 27 2021 The Rest Of The Story: Noah & The Ark Genesis 6:5-8, 13-14, 17-19 NRSV Rev Jessica Wright  This is a story about a chosen family tending a floating zoo, but the rest of the story is about humankind’s tendency toward corruption, sin, and violence while God chooses mercy, making the first covenant with humankind we find in our Bible. Scripture 5 The LORD saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every…

ReNEW: Week Four

28 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” MATTHEW 11:28-30 NRSV

Reflect: Week Four

Sunday March 14 2021Reflect: Week FourI Am God’s Co-Worker2 Corinthians 6: 1-13 NIVRev Jessica Wright 10 As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. 2 For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.3 We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will…

Refresh: Week Three

January 17 2021Refresh: Week ThreeNEHEMIAH 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 NRSVRev Jessica Wright 1 All the people gathered together into the square before the Water Gate. They told the scribe Ezra to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had given to Israel. 2 Accordingly, the priest Ezra brought the law before the assembly, both men and women and all who could hear with understanding. This was on the first day of the seventh month. 3 He read…

The Word of God

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22The Word of GodJohn 1:1-5, 9-14, 18 NRSVRev Jessica Wright 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4 in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. 5 The light shines in the…

Jesus for the Outsider

Sunday September 27 202011:00am GatheringMenuetto (Bach)Ensemble: Cassidy Thomson, harpsichord; Daisy Miller, clarinet; James Miller, clarinet; Megan Miller, bassoon; Jessica Mingee, horn; Kayla Miller, violin I; Scott Horton, violin II; Campbell Jordan, viola; Kevin Quick, double bass Announcements, Welcome, and Prayer Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Hymn of Praise Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (CCLI 2646677)UMH 66, V 1-4Resonate Transition to Prayer Rev Rusty King Hymn of Prayer For the Beauty of the Earth (CCLI 43200)UMH 92, V 1-6 &…

SOLID: The Lord’s Prayer

GatheringThe Toast (Landry)*DARING Orchestra Announcements Welcome & PrayerRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of PraiseOpen Up The Heavens (CCLI 6304702)Resonate Transition to PrayerDawn/Scott Horton Song of PrayerThe Heart Of Worship (CCLI 2296522)Resonate Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerRev Maxie Moore Children’s TimeApril Kwan and Trish Morehead Gratitude MomentRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of GratitudeThey’ll Know We Are Christians (CCLI 26997)arr. Vigran/SaavedraPiano: Joshua Vigran; Bass: Jose Saavedra Scripture ReadingMatthew 6:5-15 NRSVMarilyn Tucker 5 “And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites;…

Unlikely Heroes: The Hebrew Midwives

June 21 2020 GatheringDivertimento II Finale (Haydn)*Daisy Miller, clarinet; James Miller, clarinet; Megan Miller, bassoon WelcomeRev Jessica Wright Hymn of Praise How Great Thou ArtUMH 77 v. 1-4 & Refrain (CCLI 14181)Chancel Choir/Orchestra Transition to Prayer Cheryl Esbrook Song of PrayerSpeak O Lord (CCLI 4615235)Daybreak Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerRev Maxie Moore Children’s TimeApril Kwan and Trish Morehead Gratitude MomentRev Jessica Wright Song of Gratitude How Can We Name A Love (CCLI 3456385)UMH 111 – v. 1-4Chancel Choir/Orchestra Scripture…

STILL Better Together WK 2

April 26 20209:30am Worship GatheringGod Will Take Care Of YouMJ Wright Welcome Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of PraiseStand In Your Love (CCLI 7107821) Resonate Song of PrayerGreat Is Thy Faithfulness (CCLI 18723)Resonate Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Children’s TimeApril Kwan/Trish Morehead Gratitude MomentRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of Gratitude Be Not Afraid (Davis) DARING & Chancel Choir Scripture ReadingIsaiah 43:1-7 NRSVJim Parrack Message: STILL Better TogetherRev Jessica Wright Affirmation of Faith A Statement of…

Good Friday

APRIL 10, 20207:00PM Greeting & AnnouncementsRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch What Wondrous Love Is This?UMH 292 (CCLI 197197) First Scripture Reading Rev Jessica Wright Thy Will Be DoneChancel Choir Second Scripture Reading Melinda Cotton Peter Feared The Cross Third Scripture ReadingEd Whipple Ah, Holy JesusUMH 289 (CCLI 4660527)Rev Rusty King Fourth Scripture ReadingGene Gurley Ah, Holy JesusHymn – UMH 289 Fifth Scripture ReadingRuth Swingle Peter Feared The Cross Sixth Scripture ReadingTed Bernhard To Mock Your Reign, O Dearest LordUMH 285 (CCLI…