Sermons

Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 – “Seek justice: help the oppressed; defend the orphan; plead for the widow.” Zach and Meghan Zook have been doing this for the past 2.5 years with Mennonite Central Committee in Lebanon and Syria. Zach reminded JSMC (as we look for and join in God at work around us) to serve with love and humility. Do good – even if you aren’t sure if it will change anything on a global scale
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Luke 12:13-21 – Jesus responds to the man’s inner turmoil by truth-telling, (Jesus calls out the man’s greed.) and by assuring his anxiety (Your Father in heaven knows your needs and will provide abundantly). “A new way of life: Trusting God’s provision amidst anxiety” – by Nelson Okanya
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Luke 11:1-13 – During Pastor Stan’s Sabbatical each speaker will engage mission in some way. This week Pastor Carmen says that God will open the door as we pray and Listen. Assignment during Pastor Stan’s Sabbatical: Listen … to how the Spirit is guiding you and our congregation in mission. What is your/our calling and passion? How will you/we be engaged in God’s mission in the year ahead? Reflect … on the JSMC Covenant. Pull
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Romans 12:1-2 and Jeremiah 29:10-14 – In this sermon before his 3-month Sabbatical, Pastor Stan gave us a “homework” assignment: Listen to how the Holy Spirit is guiding you and our congregation in mission. What is your/our calling and passion? How will you/we be engaged in God’s mission in the year ahead? Reflect on the JSMC Covenant. Pull it out and review it. Share with others in our community (e.g. small groups, coffee groups, one-to-one)
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John 20:19-23 – God Sends Us! We share what this year’s MCUSA Convention meant for us. Panels facilitated by Josh Carson Panel 1: Claire McIlvaine, Nelson Okanya, Helena Sides Ritchie Panel 2: Wendy Hoke-Witmer, Lindsay Carson, Kayleena Shantz, Terry Baker
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