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Abiding in Love

Sunday, May 6, 2018.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Acts 8:26 – 40; John 15:1-17 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT The time has come for us to delve into our farewell discourse.   I shared with the children last Sunday that I am not comfortable with farewell discourses, or rather […]

Something’s Going On Here

Sunday, April 29, 2018.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Acts 8:26 – 40; 1 John 4:7-16 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT My 10th grade British Literature teacher was passionate about the subject he taught.  Some of what I learned from Mr. Ciciotte in that high school classroom comes to […]

Trust in the Midst of Threat

Sunday, April 22, 2018 – 8:30 am.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Psalm 23; John 10:11-18 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT The central promise of the gospel is that we do not need to be afraid.  Remember what we say at Easter: “Jesus Christ has overcome sin and the […]

Can I Get a Witness

Sunday, April 15, 2018.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Acts 3:12–19; Luke 24:36-48 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above. SERMON TEXT I just finished reading The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch.  The book is based on a lecture Professor Pausch gave at Carnegie Mellon University shortly after he was diagnosed with pancreatic […]

Aftershocks of Easter

Sunday, April 8, 2018.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Acts 4:32-35; John 20:19-31 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT Christ is risen!  Christ is risen indeed!  In celebration of the great practical joke that God played on the powers of death in the Easter resurrection of Jesus from the dead, the […]

He is not Here

Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark 16:1-8 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT Christ is risen!  Christ is risen indeed! Brothers and sisters, Jesus Christ has conquered sin and estrangement and death, and therefore, we do not need to be afraid of […]

Loving Life!

Sunday, March 18, 2018.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 12:20-33 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT I just finished reading a young adult novel called Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum.  I read young adult fiction on occasion because I like to read what Beverly’s reading […]

Not of Your Own Doing

Sunday, March 11, 2018 – 8:30 am.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  John 3:14-21; Ephesians 2:1-10 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above. SERMON TEXT During the season of Lent, we are reflecting here at Lewinsville on what it takes to cultivate a heart of mercy.  That is the theme of the spectacular […]

Foolishness

Sunday, March 4, 2018.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Exodus 20:1-17; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above. SERMON TEXT It’s always dangerous to begin a sermon by quoting a 19th century philosopher, because you run the very real risk, the justifiably real risk, of trying to sound like you’re […]