Our staff recently started a new ministry to our church family by offering "gluten-free" bread for the Lord's Supper. It has been very successful and our staff has received a lot of affirmation because of this ministry. However, we didn't start off very well.......thanks to the Senior Pastor!
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 29, 2010
History and Purpose of Memorial Day
We set aside time in America each year to remember some of the important dates of our history. Tomorrow is one of those days: Memorial Day. On May 30, 1868, our country observed the first day memorializing those who had fallen in battle during the Civil War. It
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 2, 2009
Mother Rescues Son From Alligator and Leaves Scars on His Arms
Some years ago, on a hot summer day in South Florida, a little boy decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house. In a hurry to dive into the cool water, he ran out the back door, leaving behind shoes, socks, and
Contributed by Brian Atwood on Aug 26, 2006
As we observe communion today I’m reminded of Abbigail Johnson. I was just talking to her about baptism since, as many of you know, she just received Christ. What you may not know is that Abby was born prematurely ten years ago and needed a blood transfusion. Premature babies often don’t have
Contributed by Glenn Robertson on Nov 16, 2005
In Praise of Your Table
Father, I praise you for the table you have prepared.
Not for food for the body,
As much as food for the soul.
Drink that satisfies my inner thirst.
Bread that nourishes the hungers of my life.
Fruit of the Spirit that grows me upward.
Father, You have adorned
Contributed by Mark Brunner on Mar 21, 2005
“Passing Through The Shadows!” 1 Corinthians 11:23-34 Key verse(s): 26:“‘For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes’.”
“Smile and the world smiles with you! Cry and you cry alone.” Walking through life with a smile on our faces is something
Contributed by Paul Decker on May 23, 2004
On their 50th wedding anniversary, a couple summed up the reason for their long and happy marriage.
The husband said, "I have tried never to be selfish. After all, there is no ’I’ in the word ‘marriage.’”
Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 2, 2003
An older couple had trouble remembering common, day-to-day things. They both decided that they would write down requests the other had, and so try to avoid forgetting. One evening the wife asked if the husband would like anything. He replied, “Yes. I’d like a large ice-cream sundae with chocolate
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Mar 7, 2003
I'M STANDING FOR MY MARRIAGE
A former Pastor in Seattle, WA wrote a power statement about marriage…
I am standing for the healing of my marriage!
I won’t give up, give in, give out, or give over till that healing takes place.
I made a vow; I said the words; I gave the pledge; I gave a ring;
Contributed by Troy Mason on Aug 23, 2002
FOR EVERYONE-COMMUNION MEDITATION
James W. Moore of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Houston tells a story about one of his minister friends. His name is Tom and he does a fascinating thing each month. Even though he has an extremely busy schedule he still makes the time each month to go
Contributed by Davon Huss on Jun 25, 2001
Jerome, the Church historian, relates of the Apostle John that, when he became old he used to go among the churches and assemblies, everywhere repeating the words, “Little children, love one another.” His disciples, wearied by the constant repetition, asked him why he always said this.