Sermons by Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch (Page 2)

Sermons by Rev. Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch (Page 2)

We Believe In The Communion of Saints

sunday april 3 2022The Fifth Sunday of LentWe Believe in the communion of saintsHebrews 12: 1-2Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was…

We Believe in the Holy Catholic Church

Sunday March 27 2022The FOurth Sunday of LentwE bELIEVE iN tHE hOLY cATHOLIC cHURCHMATTHEW 5:14-16, 16:18 & 1 PETER 2:9-10 NRSVrEV MARY bETH hARDESTY-cROUCH sCRIPTURE 14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15 No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so…

We Believe In The Holy Spirit

Sunday March 20 2022The Third Sunday of LentWe Believe in the Holy SpiritACTS 2:1-4 NRSV Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4 All of…

We Believe in Jesus Christ

Sunday March 13 2022The Second Sunday of LentWe BELIEVE IN Jesus ChristPHILIPPIANS 2:5-11 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, 8 he humbled himself and became obedient…

We Believe in God, the Father Almighty

SUNDAY MARCH 6 2022The First Sunday of LenTWe Believe in God, the Father AlmightyExodus 3: 13-15 NRSVPSalm 19: 1-4a NRSVRev mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 13 But Moses said to God, “If I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” 14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” He said further, “Thus you shall…

Shalom: The Gift of Peace Week Two

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 20 2022SHALOM: THE GIFT OF PEACE Week TwoPhilippians 2: 1-4 NRSVREV MARY BETH HARDESTY-CROUCH Scripture 1 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4 Let…

Shalom: The Gift of Peace Week One

Sunday February 13 2022Shalom: THe Gift of PeacEJohn 14:25-27 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 25 “I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Advocate,[a] the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be…

Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up? Week Three

Sunday January 23 2022Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up?Week ThreeMatthew 7:7-11Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 7 “Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 Is there anyone among you who, if your child asks for bread, will give a stone? 10 Or if the…

Will The Real Jesus Please Stand Up? Week Two

Sunday January 16 2022Will The Real Jesus Please STand Up?Week TwoJohn 2: 13-22Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch scripture 13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15 Making a whip of cords, he drove all of them out of the temple, both the sheep and the cattle. He also poured out the coins of the…

Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up? Week One

Sunday January 9 2022wILL the Real Jesus Please Stand UP?Week oneMark 8: 27-33Rev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are…

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…