The Estate Sale

Sunday, April 15th, 2018 ~ Third Sunday of Easter

The truth of the two estate sales of life, one that is fleeting and the other that is eternal is that a life dedicated to stewardship in the Lord is a life of joy, peace, hope and celebration.



Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  I Chronicles 29:1-20


Special Music:     Look at the World      By: John Rutter     Performed by:  Aria Cramer and Christian Sauder


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Sermon for Second Sunday of Easter

Sunday, April 8th, 2018 ~ Second Sunday of Easter

Let us all commit today to choose to receive the Holy Spirit and live our lives in His power. In so doing we will be living as new creations with the peace of Christ. We will also be living examples for those who have been baptized into the body, fulfilling the vow we made at their baptisms.




Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  John 20:19-31      


Special Music

Wondrous Love     By Parker and Shaw     Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir


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Fools for Christ

Sunday, April 1, 2018 ~ Easter Sunday

The story of Easter ends with us, with each one of us. It calls upon us to be foolish enough to take Jesus seriously. We do not know what the Future holds but we do know this, no matter what the Future holds it is the Resurrected Lord in Whose Hands it is held. Christ beckons us into the Future. We may never know where we will see Him, but we will see Him often in unexpected places and at unexpected times. We cannot escape either Him or His claim upon our lives.



Sermon Notes


Bible Passage:  Mark 16:1-8

Bible Passage:  John 20:1-10

Bible Passage:  Luke 24:1-12


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Vehicles of Good News

Sunday, March 25th, 2018 ~ Palm Sunday

In love, God has chosen to partner with us to become the vehicles by which the Good News of Jesus Christ is carried into the city, the city of Peoria, even though God does not need us.

Audio files are unavailable for this service.


Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Mark 11:1-11

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Journal of a Witness

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018 ~ Lenten Eventide Service


There are no Sermon Notes available for this service.

Scripture:  Mark 1:9-15

Special Music

Pie Jesu     By: Andrew Lloyd Weber     Performed by: Aria Cramer and Russel Boulton

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Written On the Heart

Sunday, March 18th, 2018 ~ Fifth Sunday in Lent

Text:  I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. (Jeremiah 31:33)

I wonder what God meant when God told Jeremiah that the law would  be “written on their hearts”?


Sermon Notes

Bible Passage: Jeremiah 31:31-34

Bible Passage: John 12:20-33


Sunday, March 18th ~ Music:

Introit:     Jesus Shall Reign     Performed by the FFC Chancel Bells


Anthem:     I Choose Love     by Mark A. Miller     Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir


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Wednesday, March 14th ~ Lenten Eventide Service


Sermon Notes are unavailable for this sermon.

Scripture:  John 12:36-43


Special Music:

Pie Jesu     By: Gabriel Faure`     Performed by: Karen Henderson

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It’s Not About You

Sunday, March 11th, 2018 ~ Fourth Sunday in Lent

The reason that we do good works and live the way we live is our thank you note to God for what God has done for us in Jesus Christ.  Our lives–the decisions that we make, the things that we do and do not do–are not for our edification but God’s glorification. God created us in Christ Jesus, the writer of Ephesians said, so that we can do the good works that God prepared for us to do before we were even born.



Sermon Notes

Bible Passage: Ephesians 2:1-10


Sunday, March 11th ~ Music:

Introit: When Morning Gilds The Skies  Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir


Anthem:  And Can It Be that I Should Gain    by John Purifoy     Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir


Anthem:  God So Loved the World     By: John Stainer     Performed by: FFC Chancel Choir


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The Truth Is Upending

Wednesday, March 7th ~ Lenten Eventide Service


Sermon Notes are unavailable for this service.

Scripture:  John 2:13-22


Special Music:

In This Moment of Remembrance     By: Dale Wood     Performed by: Russel Boulton


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First Thing First

Sunday, March 4th ~ 3rd Sunday In Lent




Sunday, March 4th ~ Music

The Heavens Are Telling     By: Joseph Hayden     Performed by: First Federated Church Chancel Choir     Soloists:  Karen Henderson, Karl Kuppler, and Dick Hanson


The River     By: Laura Ann Page     Performed by: First Federated Chancel Bells


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