Sermons

Where’s Christ?

Third Sunday of Advent ~ Sunday, December 15th, 2019

So where is Christ? Christ is wherever there the least, the last, and the lost are found. Christ is where the hungry are fed, the homeless are sheltered, the spiritually blind are given insight, the sick, the dying, and the literally blind are cared for, where the lost are found, where the hopeless are given hope. Christ is in the midst of the world’s brokenness and Christ beckons us to be His Body, to be the Church, doing works of the Kingdom in His name and to the glory of God.

 

   (A link to the YouTube video of this week’s service)

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Matthew 11:2-11

Special Music

Children’s Christmas Program

 

10 am worship bulletin

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A Lesson from a Stump

2nd Sunday in Advent ~ December 8th, 2019

I think that stumps are fascinating things. We’ve cut several down in the flower beds of our yard. We even had a few ground “out”. The interesting thing about stumps is that just when you think that they are dead, just when you think that they are gone, a shoot pops up through the ground.

 

      (A link to the YouTube video of this week’s service)

 

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Isaiah 11:1-10   and   Matthew 3:1-12

Special Music

Christmas Cantata     A Mass for the Shepherds      By Karl Kempter     Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir and Violinists: Marcia Henry Liebenow,  Jane Hoffmire, Molly Wilson, and Casey Hoffmire

 

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The Benedictus: The Song Born of Silence

First Sunday of Advent ~ Sunday, December 1st, 2019

In first-century Israel, many people believed that God had been silent for a very long time. But that simply wasn’t the case. The people had become complacent. God spoke through the prophets, Isaiah and Jeremiah, Amos and Micah, and the other Old Testament prophets. But Israel grew deaf and ignored their words. At times they even killed the prophets who challenged them to live up to their calling. They chased not only foreign gods but became addicted through distraction. They cast out those who judged them. So God seemed silent but God wasn’t really silent. God just couldn’t be heard above the din of their own noise. The people had forgotten how to listen.

 

The Benedictus: The Song Born of Silence

 

December 1st, 2019 Frosty’s Sermon Notes ~ The Benedictus, The Song Born of Silence

Bible Passage:  Luke 1:68-79

 

Special Music:

2019 Mission Moment ~ Carl Cannon’s Elite Youth Group

 

Anthem     Angel’s Carol      By John Rutter      Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir

 

Special Music      In The Bleak Midwinter      arr. Geschke      Performed by the FFC Chancel Bells

 

Offertory     Let There Be Peace On Earth      Performed by Joel Harper

 

December 1st, 2019 ~ 10 am Worship Bulletin

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The Cross on the Table

Reign of Christ Sunday ~ Sunday, November 24th, 2019

Over the next several months she asked herself  “What difference does my faith make in my life? What impact does my faith have on my finances, my job, my family and my relationships?” Here’s a question for all of us to ask, “What difference would it make in my life if Christ truly was the King of Life?”

 

      (A link to the YouTube video of this week’s service)

  The Cross on the Table      (A link to Frosty’s YouTube video of this sermon)

 

11-24-2019 Sermon, The Cross on the Table

Bible Passage: Colossians 1:11-20

Special Music

Anthem       A Thanksgiving Hymn      Cotton and Thiman     Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir

 

Offertory       Raise the Song of Harvest     

 

November 24th, 2019 10 am bulletin

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God’s Dream for the World

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, November 17th, 2019

Those who take Jesus seriously must, in the words of our epistle lesson, “Get to work doing what is right”, namely, working toward that day when the wolf and the lamb, the lion and the ox, when all of God’s children are secure, fed, housed, cared for, and beloved.

 

 God’s Dream for the World – Sermon Notes

Bible Passages:

Isaiah 65:17-25

Luke 21:5-19

II Thessalonians 3:6-13

Special Music

Offertory      Ah, Holy Jesus       arr. Hungerford     Performed by the First Federated Church Chancel Bells

 

11-17-2019 10 am bulletin

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Living Courageously

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, November 10th, 2019

I believe that he knew that God is not the God of the dead, but of the living and in God all are alive. I believe that he knew the truth of the Brief Statement of Faith, “In life and in death we belong to God.”

 

 

Living Courageously   (A link to Frosty’s YouTube video of this sermon)

 

11-10-2019 Sermon, Krummel – Living Courageously

Bible Passage:  Luke 20:27-38

Special Music

Armed Forces Tribute     The Pride of America!     arr. by Larry Clark and Greg Gilpin     Performed by the First Federated Church Chancel Choir

 

Anthem     Glory to God     Arr. Hal H. Hopson     Performed by the First Federated Church Chancel Choir featuring Tim McCoul on trumpet

 

Offertory     Battle Hymn of the Republic     Performed by Joel Harper

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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When Jesus Calls Your Name

All Saints Sunday ~ Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

Once Jesus calls your name, once Jesus comes into your life, once you decide to take Jesus seriously and make him more than a Sunday thing, but an everyday thing; some every day things change everything.

 

     (A link to the YouTube video of this week’s service)

   When Jesus Calls Your Name   (A link to Frosty’s YouTube video of this sermon)

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Luke 19:1-10

Special Music

Anthem     How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place     By Lovelace      Performed by the first Federated Church Chancel Choir

 

Communion Music     The Swan / His Eye Is On The Sparrow Medley     Performed by Joel Harper

 

Offertory      Precious Memories / Oh, That Will Be Glory     Performed by Joel Harper

“Precious memories, how they linger, How they ever flood my soul.

In the stillness of the midnight Precious sacred scenes unfold”

“Oh, that will be glory for me, Glory for me, Glory for me.

When by His grace I shall look on his face, That will be glory, be glory for me.

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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Toxic Faith

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, October 27th, 2019

The proper attitude for those who take Jesus seriously is to be humble, realizing that we are not perfect. And with our own short-comings in mind, we realize that we are in no position to judge another. That does not mean that people are not accountable, including us, but people who take Jesus seriously are in no position to judge another. For you see, we are saved, not because of who we are but because of God’s grace.

 

Toxic Faith  (A link to Frosty’s YouTube video of this sermon)

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Luke 18:9-14

Special Music:

Introit     Come Christians Join to Sing, followed by the Doxology      Performed by the First Federated Church Chancel Choir

 

Anthem      You Alone Are God      By Mary McDonald      Performed by the First Federated Church Chancel Choir

 

Offertory      Autumn Leaves      Performed by First Federated Church Pianist, Joel Harper

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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Wrestling with God

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, October 20th, 2019

I believe that there are times when each one of us wrestles with God. We think that we have everything all figured out and then something happens that makes us question what we believed; it may even shake our faith to its very core. Often times we are caught off guard.  

 
Wrestling with God  (A link to Frosty’s YouTube video of this sermon)

Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Genesis 32:22-31

Special Music

Prelude     Victory in Jesus and Holy Ground     Performed by Jericho Brass

YouTube Link to this performance

 

Music        Give Me Oil in My Lamp     Performed by Jericho Brass

 

Anthem     Crown Him with Many Crowns     By John Purifoy     Performed by the FFC Chancel Choir

 

Offertory     Be Thou My Vision     Performed by Heather Maughan, trumpet solo

YouTube Link to this performance

 

Additional Jericho Brass selections ~ YouTube video links. Just click on the name of the music.

Count Your Blessings

Sing Hosanna  With out LOGOS Youth

Holy Ground

Happiness Is The Lord

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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All In

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Sunday, October 13th, 2019

Be fully invested in the “job-at-hand”, be All-In.  We invest ourselves in the world around us. Despite its imperfections people who take Jesus seriously live fully right where they are. 

 

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Sermon Notes

Bible Passage:  Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7

Special Music

Anthem     The Living Song     By Joseph M. Martin      Performed by the First Federated Church Chancel Choir, Billy Akers on cello

 

Worship Bulletin, 10 am

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