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Can I Get a Witness?!

Posted By on May 24, 2020

May 24, 2020 ~ Ascension Sunday ~ Pastor Teressa SiversEphesians 1:15-23 & Luke 24:44-53 (Acts 1:1-11) “CAN I GET A WITNESS?!” The pastor shouted from the raised platform at the front of the sanctuary. “CAN I GET A WITNESS?!” He repeated the phrase over and over, hands raised over his head, head back, eyes closed. He raised up on his toes with each repetition. “CAN IT GET A WITNESS?!” His powerful, hour-long sermon had been slowly...

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Stand By Me

Posted By on May 17, 2020

May 17, 2020 – Pastor Teressa Sivers1 Peter 3:13-22 and John 14:15-21 When the night has come, and the land is dark, and the moon is the only light we’ll see. No, I won’t be afraid. Oh, I won’t be afraid, just as long as you stand, stand by me… That beloved classic was written and released by Ben E. Kent in 1961, but it has been performed by countless artists over the years: John Lennon, Johnny Cash, Tracy Chapman, KC and the...

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Holy Interruptions

Posted By on May 10, 2020

May 10, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversJohn 14:1-14 The Twelve Disciples…for people who were the very first to carry forth the teachings of Jesus, who walked with Jesus for three years, learned directly from him, witnessed his healings and miracles, ate with him, traveled with him, day in and day out…we know so little about most of them. The best known disciple is, of course, Simon, called Peter, the Rock, the leader. Many...

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Crossing Thresholds

Posted By on May 3, 2020

May 3, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversActs 2:42-47 and John 10:1-10 Thresholds…Gateways…Doorways… If you were to drive along Page Road near Damascus—Windsor—you would find yourself surrounded by a beautiful forest, much like we see across the northeast. A lovely creek flows along the road, with houses dotted here and there, some across the creek with lovely bridges as driveways. Suddenly, in the forest, appears an entrance, a...

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We Have Hope!

Posted By on Apr 26, 2020

April 26, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversLuke 24:13-35 The Road to Emmaus The two travelers on the road, followers of Jesus, disciples, are not clueless. They are not dimwitted or thick-headed or unobservant or obtuse or oblivious—all popular descriptions of their inability to recognize Jesus. I don’t believe they miss identifying Jesus because of a lack of attention. I don’t believe God ‘kept them from recognizing’ him. No, I...

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April 19, 2020 – Holy Humor Sunday – Pastor Teressa SiversActs 4:32-35 & John 20:19-31 The late Rev. Eugene Peterson (Episcopalian priest) left as one of his many legacies the biblical paraphrase entitled The Message. Peterson returned to the ancient Hebrew and Greek and spent many, many hours (years) digging deep into the many layers of meaning in our beloved texts. He sought to capture some of those deep layers in...

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