Messages

Messages

I Love to Tell the Story: 2 Thieves, 3 Crosses

Sunday, February 16 at 8:30 and 11am Traditional Worship and Sunday, February 23 at 11am Contemporary WorshipPastor Dennis Henley While a little less commonly seen than in the past, as you drive along interstate highways and other heavily traveled roads like I 79 or US 19 through W PA, WV and other parts of Appalachia, you’re still likely to see three crosses, usually on a hillside, reminiscent of the crosses of Calvary Coffindaffer Crosses Marine veteran; lay pastor of a…

I Love to Tell the Story: Paul and Silas in Prison

Sunday, February 16 at 11am Contemporary Worship and Sunday, February 23 at 8:30 and 11am Traditional WorshipPastor David Streets Okay, it happened to me again. Do you remember a message I shared some time ago in which I told you that while I was standing in the lobby of PPG Paints Arena I dropped my IPhone on the granite floor? The glass did not break but the image on the screen was cockeyed. I thought I’d broken my phone but…

I Love to Tell the Story: Balaam

Sunday, February 2 at 8:30 and 11am Traditional Worship and Sunday, February 9 at 11am Contemporary Worship Numbers 22:21 31 Pastor Greg Cox Let us pray: There is a part of me that sometimes wonders how willing we are to dive into your Word and your messages for us. Whether we are afraid to hear the message or are reluctant to understand what you are really saying to us. We really do long to hear your voice Oh God, and…

I Love to Tell the Story: Namaan

Sunday, February 2 at 11am Contemporary Worship and Sunday, February 9 at 8:30 and 11am Traditional Worship Isaiah 40: 21-31 Kings 5:1-14 Pastor David Streets When Toni and I moved into our very first parsonage, that is, a home provided by the church, we were excited to decorate, plant flowers and make it our own. We made a few improvements here and there. On the right side of the house was a patio shaded by a massive, beautiful oak tree.…

Sharing Our Faith – It’s Who We Are

January 19 and 26, 2020 Matthew 5:14-16 Every year on New Years Day, Kristine would watch the Rose Parade in Pasadena and comment on how beautiful the floral floats were, and how she would someday like to attend the event So for Christmas a year ago, that was her Christmas present – a trip to the Rose Parade… And it was a unique event – going to a place we’d never been before Witnessing the intricacies of the floats not…

We’re Meeting in Lot A

January 5 and 12, 2020 Acts 2:42-47 Pastor Gregory D. Cox Let us pray: How good it is to sing our praises to you, our God. You have done great things for your people; you heal the brokenhearted and heal our wounds. You determined the number of stars in the sky and call each of them by name. Why shouldn’t we call upon your name and call you great. You are the Lord, you are mighty in power and your…

“Caring and Sharing – It’s Who We Are”

Jan 5 & 12, 2020 Acts 4:32-37 Pastor Dennis Henley Upon a casual reading of these verses from Acts 4 you might get the impression that this passage served as an inspiration to Karl Marx – “From each according to his ability; to each according to his need.” That however, would be an oversimplification. The early Christians still owned property, and no one was required to sell it and turn over the proceeds; when they did so, it was out…

Not Sure I Want To Go There

December 29, 2019 Joshua 1:5 Pastor Dennis Henley Joshua 1:5 “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.” As you read the many and varied stories found throughout the Bible, and about the personalities recorded in those accounts, you get the impression that these exceptional people were totally different from yourself. You wonder, “How…

We Need PEACE, Now More Than Ever

Isaiah 11:1-9; Luke 2:8-14 December 22, 2019 Pastor E. David Streets Choices. Oh my gosh, there are lots of choices to be made in our lives every single day right? I mean, we have to choose what we are going to wear, to work or school every day of the week unless we wear a uniform. We have to make a choice as to what we will have for breakfast, then lunch and then dinner. That dinner choice is a…

We Need PEACE, Now More Than Ever

Luke 2:8-20 December 22, 2019 Pastor Dennis Henley The false prophets in the time of Jeremiah kept proclaiming “Peace, peace” when there was no peace. The nation was about to fall to the Babylonians; people would be exiled; economy ruined. The image of a peaceful existence with prosperity in a land flowing with milk and honey, was becoming a distant memory from the past. As in Bible times, there is much world tension, much division, greed and simple hatred And…