Sermon Transcripts


August 1, 2021 – Pastor Beckie Sweet          You may have heard the preacher’s expression, “You know, I could preach on the scripture text for a month of Sundays.”  Well as of next week, I will have preached on the text of The Lord’s Prayer for a month of Sundays.  So vital and important is Jesus’ teaching concerning how to pray, that it is appropriate to spend significant time considering its application in our lives of...

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God’s Prayer


Posted By on Jul 26, 2021

Sunday, July 25, 2021 – Pastor Beckie Sweet”God’s Prayer” – Based on Luke 11:1-13 & attributed to Donald E. Jarvis Narrator: The other day I came across a video tape with a label which read, “Pearly Gates Tape.”  It was a conversation between God and Jesus.  They had just finished playing tennis (God had won, 6 games to 3), and they were seated together (Jesus on the right hand), feeling a little...

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On Earth As It Is In Heaven


Posted By on Jul 19, 2021

July 18, 2021 – Pastor Beckie Sweet It was the beginning of June in 1985 when United Methodists of the former Wyoming Conference began to gather for Annual Conference at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.  Folks were coming from as far north as Cooperstown, NY, and as far south as Hazelton, PA.  They came from Deposit, NY in the East, and from Waverly, NY in the West – all to the registration area...

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Sunday, July 11, 2021 – Pastor Beckie          From the time I was a young child and beginning to learn to speak, my parents taught me, and my siblings, to pray.  Our family prayed as we gathered for every meal, we prayed at the conclusion of our weekday morning family devotions, and we prayed at bedtime.  Our bedtime prayers included “Now I lay me down to sleep…” followed by the Lord’s Prayer.  The whole time I was growing up,...

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Sunday, July 4, 2021 – Pastor Beckie Sweet Genesis 24 (selected verses)             From Eugene Peterson’s expression of the scripture, titled The Message, we hear a small portion of the story of Rebekah’s journey to a new land and a new family.  These selected verses of the story come from the 24th chapter of Genesis.  Prior to the...

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Open! Expansive!


Posted By on Jun 22, 2021

Sunday, June 20, 2021 – Pastor Teressa Sivers2 Corinthians 6:1-13 God who is perfect community—Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer—Father, Son and Spirit—Lover, Beloved and Love; Open up our lives. Help us live big. Help us live expansively. Help us live Beloved Community. Amen. Companions, as Paul begins, we have been in ‘this work’ together. We have been in the work of becoming a compassionate community led and transformed by the...

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