Sermon & worship

Worship Service  9:15 AM   Sunday School 10:30 AM



September 20 — Pastor Dick Godfrey
Jesus’ teaching that true greatness is most clearly seen in servanthood
Sermon Title:  Service or Status; Are You Leaving a Wake
Old Testament Scripture: 
Psalm 119:30-37
Sermon Scripture:  Ephesians 5:15-20

September 27 — Pastor Pat Arendt
the self serving wisdom of the world…The community — healing wisdom of God
Sermon Title:  The Community That Prays Together Stays Together
Old Testament Scripture:  Psalm 19:7-14, Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29

Sermon Scripture:  James 5:13-20

October 4 — Pastor Dick Godfrey
Focus:  the limitless extent of God’s love for us
Sermon Title: 
The Limits of Love                                                                                                              New Testament Scripture:  1st John 4:7-12; 16; 19
Sermon Scripture:  Mark 10:2-16

October 4, 7 PM — Love Feast & Communion — Pastor Pat Arendt
Focus:  Living Worship Center (table, cloth, dishes, basin, towel, bread and cup)
Isaiah 50:4-9a (Examination)
John 13:3-10a, 12-17 (Foot Washing)
John 13:34-35 (Agape Meal)
I Corinthians 11:23-32 (Bread and Cup)

October 11 — Pastor Dick Godfrey
what is most important in our life; to what or whom do we devote our time, energy, resources
Sermon Title:  First Things First
New Testament Scripture:  Matthew 6:25-33
Sermon Scripture:  Mark 10:17-31

October 18 — Pastor Dick Godfrey
the ministry of servanthood to which Jesus calls each one of us
Sermon Title:  Are You Able?
Old Testament Scripture:  Isaiah 12:2-6
Sermon Scripture:  Mark 10:35-45

October 25 — Pastor Pat Arendt
The cost of fully loving God and our neighbors
Sermon Title:  Near To the Kingdom of God
Old Testament Scripture:  Psalm 146
Sermon Scripture:  Mark 12:28-34

November 1 (Senior Saint Sunday) — Pastor Dick Godfrey
the importance of determination, love, and faith in the Christian life
Sermon Title:  Victory in Jesus
New Testament Scripture: 
Matthew 11:1-6
Sermon Scripture:  Mark 10:46-52

November 8 — Pastor Dick Godfrey
Jesus calls us to be sacrificial givers
Sermon Title:  A Heart of Generosity
Old Testament Scripture: 
Malachi 3:10-12
Sermon Scripture:  Mark 12:41-44

November 15 — Pastor Dick Godfrey
God’s gift of a conscience in our spiritual life
Sermon Title:  The Value of Guilt
Old Testament Scripture: 
Lamentations 3:19-26
Sermon Scripture:  Hebrews 10:11-18

November 22 — Pastor Pat Arendt
What is Truth?
Sermon Title:  What Is Truth?
Old Testament Scripture:  Psalm 18:132:1-12, 13-18
New Testament Scripture:  Revelation 1:4b-8
Sermon Scripture:  John 18:33-37

November 22, 7:00 PM — Combined Service with Bethel Mennonite Church at Gettysburg CoB —  Pastor Bob Murr

November 29 (Advent 1) — Hope — Pastor Dick Godfrey
Focus:  Advent is a reminder to us of the most important event ever to take place — the second coming of Jesus
Sermon Title:  Are You Ready?
Old Testament Scripture:  Isaiah 40:28-31
New Testament Scripture:  Luke 21:25-36

December 6 (Advent 2) — Joy — Pastor Dick Godfrey
repentance as one vital step for receiving Jesus into our life
Sermon Title:  The Call to Repentance
New Testament Scripture:  Psalm 96:1-9a
Sermon Scripture:  Luke 3:1-6

December 13 (Advent 3) — Peace — Pastor Dick Godfrey
the availability 0f true peace even in this hostile world today
Sermon Title:  And the Peace of Christ…
Sermon Scripture:  Philippians 4:4-7

December 20 (Advent 4) — Love — Pastor Dick Godfrey
how the life-giving obsccure birth of Jesus changed the world
Sermon Title:  The Bread of Life
New Testament Scripture: 
John 15:9-17
Sermon Scripture:  Micah 5:2-5

December 24 (Christmas Eve Service) — Pastor Dick Godfrey
the unfathomable value of God’s Christmas gift to humanity
Sermon Title:  Sent By God
New Testament Scripture:  John 3:16-21
Sermon Scripture:  Luke 2:1-14

December 27 — Pastor Pat Arendt
Christian Families
Sermon Title:  Did You Not Know I Must Be in My Father’s House?
Old Testament scripture: 
1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 and Psalm 148
Sermon  Scripture:  Luke 2:41-52