Sermons by Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch

Sermons by Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch

Savior

Sunday December 6 2020Home with Christ: SaviorMatthew 1:20b-21, Luke 2:8-12 Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch 20b An angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:20b-21 8 In that…

The Royal TItles

Sunday November 29 2020The First Sunday of AdventHome with Christ: The Royal TitlesMicah 5:2, Matthew 2:1-2 NRSV  JOHN 15:4 MSG“Live in me. Make your home in me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit unless you are joined with me.MICAH 5:2 NRSV 2 But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah, who are one of the little clans of…

The Parable of the Talents

Sunday November 15 2020The Parable of the TalentsRev Mary Beth Hardesty-CrouchMatthew 25:14-30 NRSV 14 “For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; 15 to one he gave five talents,[a] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 The one who had received the five talents went off at once and traded with them, and made five more talents. 17…

Choose This Day Whom You Will Serve

Sunday November 8 202011:00am The flowers on the altar today are given by the Sojourners class in honor of all veterans. GatheringGod Is Our Refuge and Our Strength (Pote)MJ Wright & Chancel Choir Welcome & Prayer Rev Jessica Wright Song of PraiseLove The Lord (CCLI 4572938 )Resonate Transition to PrayerRev Rusty King Hymn of PrayerThere’s Something About That Name (CCLI 14064) Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s Prayer Rev Maxie Moore Children’s TimeApril Kwan and Trish Morehead Gratitude MomentRev Jessica Wright…

Sacrificial Giving

Sunday November 1 202011:00am GatheringMJ Wright Welcome & PrayerRev Jessica Wright Hymn of PraiseFor All The Saints (CCLI 4955397 )UMH 711: Verses 1-4, 6 Celebrating the SaintsRev Mary Beth Hardesty-CrouchThe roses on today’s altar are in honor of the saints who have gone before us. Song of PrayerFaithful (CCLI 5869877)Resonate Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerRev Jessica Wright Children’s TimeApril Kwan and Trish Morehead Gratitude MomentMelinda Cotton & Elizabeth Fairchild Song of GratitudeWhen The Saints (Rutter)Choir Intro to Message Rev…

The Impact of Ministry

Sunday October 25 202011:00AM Gathering MJ Wright Welcome & PrayerRev Jessica Wright Song of PraiseCome Thou Fount, Come Thou King (CCLI 4775010)Resonate Transition to Prayer Dawn & Scott Horton Song of PrayerReckless Love (CCLI 7089641)Resonate Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerRev Maxie Moore Children’s TimeApril Kwan & Trish Morehead Gratitude MomentRev Jessica Wright Song of GratitudeGloria from Heiligmesse (Haydn)Choir Introduction to MessageRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture ReadingLuke 23:32-43 NRSVSally Haynie 32 Two others also, who were criminals, were led away…

Grounded in Gratitude

Sunday October 18 202011:00am GatheringMJ Wright Welcome & Prayer Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of Praise From The Day (CCLI 7023274)Resonate Transition to Prayer Hortons Song of Prayer10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (CCLI 6016351)Resonate Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerRev Maxie Moore Children’s TimeApril Kwan and Trish Morehead Gratitude Moment Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of GratitudeI Thank You Lord (CCLI 5632640)Chancel Choir Intro to MessageRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture ReadingLuke 7:36-50 NRSVLaurie Sweet 36 One of the Pharisees asked…

Jesus for the Burdened

Sunday October 11 202011:00am GatheringMJ Wright Welcome & PrayerRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Hymn of PraiseSpirit of Faith, Come Down (CCLI 753198)UMH 332: Verses 1-4Resonate/Chancel Choir Transition to PrayerCheryl Esbrook Hymn of PrayerSpirit Song (CCLI 27824)UMH 347: Verses 1-2 & RefrainResonate/Chancel Choir Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerRev Maxie Moore Children’s TimeApril Kwan & Trish Morehead Gratitude MomentRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of GratitudeMove (CCLI 7115546)Resonate Intro to MessageRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture ReadingLuke 13:10-17 NRSVMary Lou Workman 10 Now he…

Jesus for Those in Authority

Sunday October 4 202011:00am Gathering Gospel MedleyRev Rusty King Announcements, Welcome, and PrayerRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of PraiseThe Way (CCLI 7089024)Resonate Transition to Prayer Rev Rusty King Hymn of Prayer Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands (CCLI 2325651)UMH 273: Verses 1-3Resonate Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerRev Maxie Moore Children’s TimeApril Kwan & Trish Morehead Gratitude Moment Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of GratitudeThis I Believe (CCLI 7018338)Resonate Intro to MessageRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch ScriptureLuke 7:1-10 NRSVChris Schulmeister 1After Jesus had…

Jesus for the Outcast

Sunday September 20 202011:00am GatheringOde to Joy (Beethoven)Rev Rusty King Welcome & Prayer Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Hymn of PraiseO For a Thousand Tongues to Sing (CCLI 1369)UMH 57: V 1-7Resonate Transition to Prayer Song of Prayer Way Maker (CCLI 7115744)Resonate Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerRev Jessica Wright Children’s TimeApril Kwan and Trish Morehead Gratitude Moment Rev Jessica Wright Song of GratitudeYou Say (CCLI 7071357)Resonate Intro to Message Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture Samuel KwanLuke 19:1-10 NRSV 1 He entered Jericho…

Luke: Jesus for Everyone

Sunday September 13 202011:00am GatheringGod Will Take Care Of You (CCLI 5039236 )MJ Wright Welcome & PrayerRev Jessica Wright Song of PraiseJoy To The World (Unspeakable Joy) (CCLI 5607039)Resonate Transition to Prayer Hymn of PrayerAway In A Manger (CCLI 38583)UMH 217: Verses 1-3Resonate Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerRev Maxie MooreMJ Wright Children’s TimeApril Kwan and Trish Morehead Gratitude MomentRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of GratitudeYou Are Good (CCLI 3383788)Resonate Message IntroRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture ReadingLuke 6:17-19 NRSV &…

Fear . . . and Faith: Week Two

Sunday September 6 202011:00am GatheringPraise Him! Praise Him!MJ Wright Welcome & Prayer Rev Jessica Wright Song of PraiseMighty To Save (CCLI 4591782)Resonate Transition to PrayerScott Horton Hymn of Prayer Be Thou My Vision (CCLI 7056332)UMH 451: Verses 1-3Resonate Pastoral Prayer & The Lord’s PrayerRev Jessica WrightJosh Vigran Children’s TimeApril Kwan and Trish Morehead Gratitude Moment Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Song of GratitudeBecause He Lives (CCLI 16880)MJ Wright Message IntroductionRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture ReadingMark 5:1-20 NRSVSusan Hale 1 They came…