Sermon Archives

Kathy Bilderback
May 28, 2017

Pentecost

God’s promised spirit comes to engage our lives, to engage our hearts, to fill us with God’s amazing variety and creativity so that we might be part of the living water for the thirsty land.

June 11, 2017

Making Disciples

In the beginning God separated the light from the dark. Throughout our biblical text the theme of God being the light is presented. Jesus came and said he is the light of the world. That light will help us with the great commission to go and make disciples of all nations. How are we making […]

July 2, 2017

Live Your Call – Speak and Do

In living our call to embrace God’s mission for our lives, our words must match our actions. Our actions bring clarity to what we say. How are our words and actions in sync with one another?

August 6, 2017

Live Your Call – Retreat

In our two stories, Jesus has come to the point where he must retreat so that he can be refilled and renewed. The practice of spiritual renewal is essential for anyone engaging in mission.

September 3, 2017

Live Your Call – Initiate and Respond

Jesus began his ministry by calling disciples. And they responded, leaving their fishing vocation to have that job redefined by Jesus to fish for people. How is God calling you? How will you respond? Let God redefine your vocation to have it become ministry focused. Jesus also chose to visit with the Samaritan woman at […]

September 24, 2017

A Renewed Peace Church Builds Bridges

Peace Sunday Jesus Christ is our Peace. We build bridges in peace as we are renewed. In a world divided by difference, it is not easy to be a peace church dedicated to the ways of Christ’s peace. As we mark 500 years since the birth of the Reformation, Mennonites commit ourselves and our congregations […]

October 29, 2017

Great Day of Singing!

Today we sing the song that God has placed in our heart. We are welcomed to praise God in song that is interwoven with mind and heart. Declare God unto the whole earth and do it with gusto and great singing. Each day proclaim the saving grace of God. Publish God’s deeds among the nations. […]

November 19, 2017

Belong to the Day

The parable of the three servants reminds us to Belong to the Day in the sense that we are asked to live in the abundance of God. To give and do abundantly like God has given abundantly to us. Do not hide or bury what we have but feel free to use it and live […]

December 24, 2017

Advent 4 – Yes! Let it be New

We marvel at the vastness of God’s plan. We celebrate in exuberant praise what God has done and will continue to do.

January 21, 2018

Trust God, The Church Thrives

Jesus ushered in the kingdom of God by calling disciples, the first known group of believes in Jesus. Now we are the continued Acts-filled church that breathes in the Spirit of scriptures, the power of new life, and the blessedness of true grace-filled fellowship. We are a people forgiven and empowered to live the good […]

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