Sermon Series

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Fall 2016

–  Pursuing Peace in Turbulent Times  –

 

September 11
15 years since 9/11
Sermon: THIRTY-TWO MINUTES AND FIFTEEN YEARS AGO
Text: When all that is good falls apart, what can good people do? Psalm 11:3

September 18
Sermon: SO FAR AS IT DEPENDS UPON YOU …
Text: Pursue peace with everyone, and the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God. Hebrews 12:14, 15a

September 25
Sermon: THE THEOLOGY OF “SULLY”
Text: Lord, let me know my end, and what is the measure of my days. Psalm 39:4

October 2
World Communion Sunday
Sermon: LIVING IN THE “FUTURE PERFECT” TENSE
Text: O sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
tell of his salvation from day to day. Psalm 96:1,2

October 9
Sermon: THE GENUS OF AMERICA
Text: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…
the people God has chosen for his heritage. Psalm 33:12

October 16
Sermon: FINGER POINTERS ALL ARE WE
Text: Don’t point your finger at someone else and try to pass the blame. My complaint [you priests] is with you! Hosea 4:4

October 23
Dr. Ken Mahanes, preaching

October 30
Sermon: WHAT OUR COUNTRY NEEDS MOST FROM YOU
Text: I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 1 Timothy 2:1-3

November 6
Communion
Sermon: ON THE EVE OF ANOTHER NATIONAL ELECTION
Text: …take thought for what is noble in the sight of all. Romans 12:17b

November 13
Veteran’s Weekend
Sermon: HERE WE MARK THE PRICE OF FREEDOM
Text: For freedom, Christ has set us free, stand firm and do not submit to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1

November 20
Thanksgiving Sunday
Sermon: WITH EACH NEW DAY COMES … THANKSGIVNG!
Text: Whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

November 23
Community Thanksgiving “Eve” Service
Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. (new day and hour of service)
Bethesda-By-The-Sea
Dr. Bob Norris, preaching
Sermon: RETURNING THANKS
Text: One of them, when he realized that he was healed, turned around and came back, shouting his gratitude, glorifying God. Luke 17:15, 16

 

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Advent – Christmas 2016

–  … WAIT FOR IT!  –

 

 

November 27
First Advent
Rev. Emily Jane A. Lemole, preaching

The Rev. Emily Jane A. Lemole, a part-time Palm Beach resident, has an M.A. in Religious Studies from the Academy of the New Church Theological School and is an ordained Interfaith Minister through the Circle of Miracles School of Ministry. In 2012, she was ordained by The Swedenborgian Church of North America and now serves as adjunct pastor at the Church of the Holy City in Wilmington, Delaware. Janie is married to Gerald M. Lemole, M.D. and has six children and 20 grandchildren.

December 4
Second Sunday in Advent
Communion Sunday
Sermon: FOURTEEN FORGOTTEN GENERATIONS AND ONE DESIRING TO BE REMEMBERED
Text: The Genealogy of Jesus Christ, from the first chapter of Matthew. The story of the origin of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham. Matthew 1:1

December 11
Third Advent
Sermon: THE GIFT WE NEVER KNEW WE WANTED
Text: The Lord Himself will give you a sign. Behold a young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel. Isaiah 7:14

December 18
Fourth Advent
Sermon: CHRISTMAS GIVES GOD A FACE
Text: The Word became flesh and dwelt among us and we have seen His glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and of truth. John 1:14

December 24
Christmas Eve
Sermon: ALL THE LIGHT WE HOPE TO SEE
Text: In Him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:4,5

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December 25
CHRISTMAS DAY
Sermon: DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?
Text: The shepherds returned glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen as it had been told them. Luke 2:20

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