Sermons

September 23, 2018
Dr. Stuart D. Broberg
CREATION AND EVOLUTION 09.23.18

September 16, 2019
Dr. Stuart D. Broberg
LIAR LUNATIC OR LORD 09.16.18

September 10, 2018
Funeral Remarks for Johnnie Broberg
Dr. Stuart D. Broberg
LOVE NEVER ENDS Johnnie Broberg 09.10.18

September 9, 2019
Dr. Stuart D. Broberg
HOW CAN A LOVING GOD 09.09.18

September 2, 2018
Rev. Kay Balderose
Doers of the Word 09.02.18

August 26, 2018
Rev. Kay Balderose
Quenching Flaming Arrows 08.26.18

August 12, 2018
Dr. Stuart D. Broberg
ON A STREET CALLED STRAIGHT 08.12.18

August 5, 2018
Dr. Stuart D. Broberg
ON A ROAD CALLED DAMASCUS 08.05.18

July 29, 2018
Guest Preacher Pastor Seymon Lee
No sermon copy available

July 22, 2018 ~ VBS Sunday
Rev. Kay Balderose
Jesus Rescues 07.22.18

July 15, 2018
Dr. Stuart D. Broberg
SIGN OF GODS LOVE 07.15.18

July 8, 2018
Guest preacher, Sam Halulko
‘T 07.08.18

July 1, 2018
Dr. Stuart D. Broberg
THE SPECIALLY CHOSEN NATION 07.01.18

June 24, 2018
Dr. Stuart D. Broberg
LET THERE BE LIGHT (part 2) 06.24.18

June 17, 2018
Dr. Stuart D. Broberg
LETTER TO GRADUATES 06.17.18

June 10, 2018
Dr. Stuart D. Broberg
A CALL FOR CIVILITY 06.10.18

June 3, 2018
Dr. Stuart D. Broberg
THE GOOD SHEPHERD AND THE SHEEP 06.03.18

May 27, 2018                          CHAPLAIN JOHN GALBREATH –
Memorial Day                               BESIDE THE STILL WATERS
Psalm 23: 1-6
“He leadeth me beside the still waters” Psalm 23: 2
CHAPLAIN JOHN GALBREATH 05.27.18

May 20, 2018                          ONE MORE TIME WITH ENTHUSIASM
“Five Strategic Sermons for Today”
Deuteronomy 34: 1-12
“…whom the Lord knew face to face”  Deuteronomy 34: 10
ONE MORE TIME WITH ENTHUSIASM 05.20.18

May 13, 2018                               HIDDEN MESSAGES OF LOVE
Mothers Day                                             I Corinthians 13: 1-13
“love never ends…” v. 8
HIDDEN MESSAGES OF LOVE 05.13.18
May 6, 2018               Guest Preacher: Rev. Don Austin
Communion

April 29, 2018                   PILE OF COMMEMORATION STONES
“Five Strategic Sermons for Today”
1 Samuel 6: 20-7:13
“Hitherto the Lord has helped us” 1 Samuel 7: 12
PILE OF COMMEMORATION STONES 04.29.18

April 22, 2018                           I AM THEY
“Five Strategic Sermons for Today”
Get Involved Sunday 2           Kings 2: 6-15
“let me inherit a double share of your Spirit.”
I AM THEY 04.22.18

April 22, 2018                      I AM THEY
“Five Strategic Sermons for Today”
Get Involved Sunday 2       Kings 2: 6-15
“let me inherit a double share of your Spirit.”
The Session response to the HOLY COW! Survey. All age groups in the church want there to be new and younger people raised up in membership and leadership at our church. There are 30% of our congregation who would like to be involved but don’t know how or where. Plan #1: have easy ways for people to learn about opportunities to serve and offer them easy ways to sign up. VOILA! Get Involved Sunday has many ways to get involved through the church. All Sunday morning a Rolling Brunch and involvement tables in the Commons Area.
I AM THEY 04.22.18

April 15, 2018                SANCTUARY
“Five Strategic Sermons for Today”
Psalm 27: 1-6 & 13-14
“The Lord is the stronghold of my life” Psalm 27: 1
SANCTUARY 04.15.18

April 8, 2018                SERMONS IN GLASS
Eastertide                   5 Strategic Sermons for Today
John 8: 12 “I am the light of the world” v. 12
Sermon series on FIVE STRATEGIC SERMONS, key issues we need to address today to assure a glorious and faithful future for The Church of the Covenant tomorrow. Come to church for the luncheon following at 12:15 p.m. where we will also have an important presentation on the preservation of our stained glass windows.
SERMONS IN GLASS 040.08.18

April 1, 2018                    WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE FOREVER
Easter Sunday               2 Corinthians 4: 13-18 & John 14: 1-6
“This slight momentary affliction…”  2 Corinthians 4: 17
WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE FOREVER Easter 04.01.18

March 30, 2018                  DRAW NEAR TO GOD THROUGH THE CROSS
Pastor Kay Preaching        Hebrews 10: 16-25
Good Friday
NOON
2018-03-30 Draw Near to God Through the Cross

March 29, 2018                   WHAT PILATE SAID ONE MIDNIGHT
Maundy Thursday               John 18: 33-40
Communion 7:00 pm          “What is truth?” John 18: 38
WHAT PILATE SAID ONE MIDNIGHT 04.13.17

March 25, 2018                  TEACHER, REBUKE THOSE CHILDREN!
Palm Sunday                      Luke 19: 28-40 & Matthew 19: 13-15
9am & 11am only               “Let the children come to me…” Matthew 19: 14
TEACHER REBUKE THOSE CHILDREN PalmSunday 03.25.18
March 18, 2018                 THIEF WHO GOES INTO HELL
5th Sunday Lent Lenten Series: Offence of the Cross
8:30 & 943 only                John 18: 38-40 & Luke 23: 32-43
“Are you not the Christ? Save yourself
And us!” Luke 23: 39
THIEF WHO GOES INTO HELL 03.18.18

March 18, 2018                   A SOLDIER’S PRAYER FOR UNDERSTANDING
11am only                             Matthew 27: 51-54
First Person Sermon on the Centurion “Truly this was the Son of God!” Matthew 27: 54
By Elder Fred Boni

March 11, 2018                                THIEF WHO GOES INTO PARADISE
4th Sunday Lent                                        Lenten Series: Offence of the Cross
Matthew 20: 1-16 & Luke 23: 32-43
“Jesus remember me when you come into your kingly power.” Luke 23: 42
THIEF WHO GOES INTO PARADISE 03.11.18

March 4, 2018                                THE OFFENCE OF SUFFERING
3rd Sunday Lent                                Lenten Series: The Offence of the Cross
Communion                                       Romans 5: 1-5
“suffering produces endurance…”

February 25, 2018                       SHIELDED FROM IMAGES OF VIOLENCE
2nd Sunday Lent                              Lenten Series: The Offence of the Cross
Romans 5: 12-17
“The free gift of that one man Jesus abounded for many.” v. 15
SHIELDED FROM IMAGES OF VIOLENCE 02.25.18

February 18, 2018                       WHAT KIND OF FATHER WOULD DO THAT?
First Sunday Lent                             Lenten series: The Offence of the Cross
Romans 5: 6-11
“While we were yet helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.”
Romans 5: 6
WHAT KIND OF FATHER WOULD DO THAT 02.18.18

February 14, 2018
Noon
Communion
2018-02-14 Jesus – the Greatest Valentine Ever PRINT
Covenant Choir Sings. Brief Service designed for people to come
Ash Wednesday and go over the lunch hour. Simple luncheon in Dining Room. There will be
Communion no evening Ash Wednesday service this year.

February 11, 2018                        PRAISE FROM PRISON
PASTOR Kay Preaches                     Acts 16: 22-34
2018-02-11 Praise From Prison

February 4, 2018                          A TWO DOLLAR HOPE
Communion                                       Colossians 1: 3-5 & 1: 21-27
“Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1: 27
A TWO DOLLAR HOPE 02.04.18

January 28, 2018                          LET THERE BE LIGHT!
Congregational Meeting                  Genesis 1: 1-8 & John 1: 9
“The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world.”  John 1: 9
LET THERE BE LIGHT 01.28.18

January 21, 2018                          HE CHOSE TWELVE
Ordination/ Installation                 Mark 3: 13-19 & Mark 1: 16-20
“Follow me and I will make you…”Mark 1: 17
We will ordain and install our newly elected officers
HE CHOSE TWELVE 01.21.18

January 14, 2018                            A READER OF OBITUARIES
Pastor Stu preaches                           Psalm 23: 1-6
“He restores my soul.” V. 3
A READER OF OBITUARIES 01.14.18

January 7, 2018                           THE WISEMEN’S BUCKET LIST
Epiphany                                          Matthew 2: 1-12
Pastor Stu preaching                “Where is he who has been born King of the Jews” v. 2
THE WISEMENS BUCKET LIST 01.07.18

December 31, 2017                           WHERE IS THAT PEACE THEY PROMISED?
Christmatide
Pastor Kay preaching
Traditional
2017-12-31 Where is that Peace they Promised

December 24, 2017                           POSTSCRIPT FOR AN INNKEEPER
Christmas Eve                                         Fourth in a Series: No Room at the Inn
8:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.                          Luke 2: 1-7
Traditional                            “…because there was no place for them at the Inn.” v. 7
Sanctuary
POSTSCRIPT FOR AN INNKEEPER 12.24.17

December 24, 2017                           CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SERVICE
6:00 p.m.                                             Special music from the children; program and carol singing. Covenant Center

December 24, 2017                           THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM IS JESUS
4th Advent
10:00 a.m.
Pastor Kay preaching Contemporary Service
Covenant Center
2017-12-24 The Star of Bethlehem is Jesus

There are FOUR services on Christmas Eve due to Christmas Eve also being the fourth Sunday of Advent. There is one contemporary service at 10:00 a.m. in the Covenant Center. The second service is the Children’s Christmas Eve Service at 6:00 p.m. also in the Covenant Center. The third service is a traditional Candlelight Service with our Covenant Choir singing and special music. The fourth service is a quieter, more reflective service with harp and violins.

December 17, 2017                       THE GOOD, GOOD FATHER
Third Advent                                 Second in a Series: No Room at the Inn
Festival Sunday                             Galatians 4: 3-7 “…receive adoption as sons.” v. 5
One service 10:00 a.m.
THE GOOD GOOD FATHER 12.17.17
One service only at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary. Processional of the Holy Family, Live Nativity Scene with petting zoo for kids. Special music with children. A must attend service for children of all ages!

December 10, 2017                  BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE
Rusch Chapel
6:00 p.m.
A service specifically designed for people facing grief and loss at the holidays.

11:00 a.m.                                 LESSONS AND CAROLS
Second Advent                        “But to all who received Him…He gave power
Traditional to become children of God.” John 1: 12
This Sunday there are two services and two different options. The Contemporary 943 service moves to 9:00 a.m. with praise choruses and sermon. The traditional service is at 11:00 a.m. only and consists of a Service of Lessons and Carols, based on the service from King’s College, Cambridge University in England.

December 10, 2017                        THE GOOD BOLIVIANO
Second Advent                                     First in a series:  “No Room at the Inn”
9:00 a.m. Contemporary                    Luke 10: 33
Covenant Center                                 “He had compassion…” v. 33
The Christmas sermon series is based on the observation Jesus was born in a manger because first He had been refused shelter at an Inn in Bethlehem. So the question of Advent and Christmas is: Is there room in our heart for Jesus? It roughly follows the Old Testament three-fold concerns for “the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow” in our midst (Deuteronomy 26: 12)
THE GOOD BOLIVIANO 12.10.17

December 3, 2017
Communion
Pastor Evens Soloman Preaches
First Advent Pastor Evens from the New Testament Mission
Pastor Evens is the pastor serving the New Testament Church in Lacroix. He leads the people in Lacroix and often helps the mission teams that come to serve.

November 26, 2017
Pastor Kay Preaches
Thanksgiving Sunday
2017-11-26 Thanks for What

 

Covenant Prayer Summits –Sunday, November 19th/ and 26th at 6:00 p.m. in the Covenant Center

November 19, 2017 SIGNS OF THE COVENANT
Consecration Sunday Jeremiah 31: 31-34
“I will write it upon their hearts…” v. 33
Today we will dedicate our pledges received to date to the glory of God. All the gratitude written upon our heart flows forth from our lives in praise and thankfulness to God.
SIGNS OF THE COVENANTconsecrationsunday 11.19.17

November 12, 2017                              YOU DO YOUR DUTY
Remembrance Sunday                    Hebrews 11: 39-40 & 12: 1-4
We will honor our veterans on that Sunday closest to Veterans Day. A service based upon the English Service of Remembrance for Armistice Day, at the close of World War I, the “war to end all wars”.
YOU DO YOUR DUTY 11.12.17
Covenant Prayer Summit – 6:00 p.m. in the Covenant Center

November 5, 2017                         NOTHING ELSE MATTERS
Memorial/ All Saints                      I Corinthians 2: 1-2 & 3: 11-15
Communion
Don Nixon preaches farewell sermon
Nothing Else Matters 11-5-17

October 29, 2017
First Person Sermon by Dr. Allen Foster
2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Meet at the Washington County Courthouse (pastors, elders, choir members) for a processional from the courthouse to our church, led by a bagpipe band and drum corps. Special music provided by a mass choir from the Presbytery. Jointly hosted by four churches –First Presbyterian 1792, Faith UP, Laboratory Presbyterian and The Church of the Covenant. First person sermon by The Reverend Dr. Allen Foster, honorably retired from the Southminster Presbyterian Church, Mount Lebanon.

October 29, 2017                     REFORMATION IN POST CHRISTIANITY
Reformation Sunday                                         I Peter 2: 4-10
Reformation Sunday this year is the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. We will celebrate with bagpipes and special music in the morning services. We will host Washington Presbytery for a special 500th Anniversary Service at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon.

October 22, 2017                              THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD
Guest Preacher: Rev. Kathy Bostrom            Mark 10:13-17.
Through the Eyes of a Child 10.22.17 Kathy Bostrom
CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

October 15, 2017                              PASS THROUGH THE WATERS
Baptism Sunday                                                Isaiah 43: 1-5
Pastor Stu
PASS THROUGH THE WATERS 10.15.17

October 8, 2017                                    A SEASON OF HEALING
Pastor Stu                                                 Ecclesiastes 3: 1-11a
A SEASON OF HEALING 10.08.17
October 1, 2017                                    MISSION SPEAKERS
Experiences on Missions                        Luke 16: 19-31

September 24, 2017                                  NO PLAN B
Pastor Stu                                                  Luke 9: 57-62
NO PLAN B 09.24.17

September 17. 2017                                 GO AFTER IT!
Pastor Stu                                                  Psalm 34: 11-22            “Go after it!” Psalm 34: 14
GO AFTER IT rally day 09.17.17

September 10, 2017                     WHERE THERE IS NO VISION
Pastor Stu                             Acts 2: 14-21 & Proverbs 29: 18
WHERE THERE IS NO VISION 09.10.17

September 3, 2017                      SERVING GOD IN OUR WORK
Pastor Kay                                 Colossians 3: 12-17
2017-09-03 Serving Christ in Our Work

August 27, 2017                                  ‘s Gentle Whisper 8.27.17
Pastor Kay

August 20, 2017
The Reverend Dr. Larry Stratton, guest preacher

August 13, 2017                        WILL SAMMY GO TO SEMINARY 08.13.17

August 6, 2017                           THE HEALING MISSION 08.06.17

July 30, 2017                             WHAT PASTOR THINKS OF YOUR WEDDING 07.30.17

July 23, 2017
Pastor Kay Preaches               2017-07-23 Seek Peace
Vacation Bible School Sunday

July 16, 2017                                 PREPARATION FOR FIRE TO FALL .07.16.17
Sermon Series: The Elijah Series
I Kings 17: 2-24
“…the word… in your mouth is truth.” I Kings 17: 24
HING
Sermon Series: The Elijah Series
I Kings 17: 1-4 & 18: 1-2 & 18: 17-19
“there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” v. 1
THE DEATH OF PREACHING 07.09.17

July 2, 2017                                     RAISING UP ELIJAHS
4th of July                             Sermon Series: The Elijah Series
Communion                            I Kings 18: 17-21 & 18: 36-39
“If the Lord is God, follow him…” I Kings 18: 21
Special Celebration of the 4th of July with special music/ the singing of special hymns and the encouragement to take our stand for a God-reverencing nation. The first in a three-part series on Elijah the prophet, entitled: “The Elijah Series”.
RAISING UP ELIJAHS 07.02.17

June 25, 2017                       WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM?
Matthew 16: 13-20
“But who do you say that I am?”   Matthew 16: 15
WHO DO YOU SAY THAT I AM 06.25.17

Confirmation Class received into church membership.

June 18, 2017                     WHAT I LEARNED LEADING YOUTH GROUPS
Father’s Day                               I Timothy 4: 11-16
“Let no one despise your youth…” I Timothy 4: 12
Senior Graduate recognition and the dedication of the young people participating in Mission: Washington. Recognition of Fathers in Worship.
WHAT I LEARNED LEADING YOUTH GROUPS 06.18.17

June 11, 2017                     SPEAKING LIFE TO CANCER
Psalm 91: 1-16
“You will not fear…the pestilence speaks death. Psalm 91: 5-6
SPEAKING LIFE TO CANCER 06.11.17

June 4, 2017                     FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE
Pentecost/ Communion John 10: 9-18
The unacceptable number of drug overdoses in Washington: generations of young people lost to addictions an ddeath of their soul. The spiritual solution we never try.
FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE 06.04.17

May 28, 2017                          “Remember Me”
Pastor Kay Preaching              John 15:9-15
Memorial Day           “You can have no greater love than this, that you lay down your life for your friend.”
2017-05-28 Remember Me

May 21, 2017                         Last Covenant Prayer Summit
6:00 p.m. Covenant Center
Enter into God’s presence and feel Christ’s peace descend upon our hearts. Close out the program year in prayer for our needs and for our church.

May 21, 2017                    Youth Sunday
8:30/ 943/ 11:00
Last Day of Sunday School for the year. We thank and appreciate our teachers. The youth of the church do sermons and lead in worship. A Sunday School Picnic follows. Come and rejoice in all the Lord does through our children and youth!

May 14, 2017                    The Gospel According to Winnie the Pooh          Every day is a good day because
Music Appreciation          Psalm 118: 19-29                                                      the Lord is in it.  What I learned
Mother’s Day          “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice”       on my Mother’s knee.
Psalm 118: 24THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO WINNIE THE POOH 05.14.17

May 7, 2017 Prayer Summit
6:00 p.m. Covenant Center

May 7, 2017                                  NO GRACE, NO PEACE
Communion                                  John 20: 19-23
“Peace be with you…” v. 21
In home communions at 2:00 p.m. in the afternoon. Including our homebound members in the peace of Christ through the sacrament of Holy Communion

April 30, 2017                             POSTSCRIPT TO EASTER
Volunteer Appreciation            Matthew 26: 30-35 & 26: 56
“I will go before you to Galilee” v. 32
Volunteer Appreciation Sunday. We want to express our gratitude to the many disciples who volunteer their time in service to the Lord at The Church of the Covenant. We want to encourage others to do the same. Luncheon with fun Follies program to follow worship services in the Covenant Center at Noon.
POSTSCRIPT TO EASTER 04.30.17

April 23, 2017 PRAYER SUMMIT (Ministry Team leads)
6:00 p.m. Covenant Center

April 23, 2017 “What Happened to Peter?”
Pastor Kay Preaches Acts 4:5-13 and Luke 24:36-49
(Stu Away in Haiti) “When they saw the courage of Peter and John…. they were
astonished…” 2017-04-23 What Happened to Peter

April 16, 2017                     THE BELOVED DISCIPLE
Easter Sunday                       John 19: 25-27 & John 20: 1-10
8:30/943/11 am                  “the one whom Jesus loved” John 20: 2
THE BELOVED DISCIPLE 04.16.17

April 14, 2017        GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE Pastor Kay preaching
Noon                          A PHYSICIAN LOOKS AT THE CRUCIFIXION
Good Friday “Faces at the Cross”
John 19: 28-37
Our Good Friday service at the Foot of the Cross in the Commons Area. Begins at Noon and over prior to 1:00 p.m. “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross…”
2017-04-14 A Physician Looks at the Crucifixion

April 13, 2017             WHAT PILATE SAID ONE MIDNIGHT
Maundy Thursday         Matthew 27: 11-26
Communion              “(Pilate) took water and washed his hands before the crowd…” v. 24
This is a first person sermon where the preacher assumes the perspective of the person, in this case, Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor, and delivers the remarks in a first person monologue. The words, somewhat modified, are written by the great first person preacher, Dr. Frederick Bruce Speakman, of Third Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh. “Were you there when they crucified my Lord?”
WHAT PILATE SAID ONE MIDNIGHT 04.13.17

April 13, 2017                Maundy Thursday Prayer Vigil Communion Guest Preacher
Noon In the Chapel

April 9, 2017                  COVENANT PRAYER SUMMIT
6:00 p.m. Covenant Center

April 9, 2017                   WHAT THE DONKEY KNEW PALM SUNDAY
Palm Sunday                       Sermon Series: “Faces at the Cross”
9:00 & 11am                        Luke 19: 28-40
Dr. Broberg                        “you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat…” v. 30
WHAT THE DONKEY KNEW PALM SUNDAY 04.09.17
April 2, 2017                           IS IT I, LORD?
Communion                               Matthew 26: 17-29
11:00 a.m. only                         “Is it I, Lord?” v. 21
“Is it I, Lord?” is a play which is a representation of the Last Supper with the Lord Jesus. This tableau are the reflections of the twelve Christ chose, including Judas, who was to betray him. Communion follows. This Tableau is presented at the 11:00 a.m. service only. Communion and a sermon are presented at 8:30 and 943 services on this day.

April 2, 2017                             TWO THIEVES AT THE CROSS
Pastor Kay                                   Sermon Series: “Faces at the Cross”
8:30 & 943 only                          Luke 23: 32 & 39-43
2017-04-02 two thieves at the cross

March 26, 2017                            COVENANT PRAYER SUMMIT
6:00 p.m. Covenant Center

March 26, 2017                         THE TOUGHEST MAN IN JERUSALEM
Dr. Broberg                                    Sermon Series:“Faces at the Cross”
4th Sunday Lent                            Matthew 27: 45-54
“Truly this was the Son of God!” v. 54
THE TOUGHEST MAN IN JERUSALEM 03.26.17

March 19, 2017                          MOCKED AT THE CROSS
Pastor Kay Sermon                       Series: “Faces at the Cross”
3rd Sunday Lent                            Matthew 27: 27-36
“Hail, King of the Jews!” v. 29
2017-03-19 Mocked by the Soldiers

March 12, 2017                          COMPELLED TO CARRY THE CROSS
Dr. Broberg                                      Sermon Series: “Faces at the Cross”
2nd Sunday Lent                           Matthew 27: 27-37; Matthew 16: 24-26
COMPELLED TO CARRY THE CROSS 03.12.17

March 5, 2017                           HIGH PRIEST LOOKS AT THE CROSS
Dr. Broberg                                    Sermon Series: “Faces at the Cross”
Communion                                    John 11: 43-53 & Matthew 27: 41-43
1st Sunday Lent                       “It is expedient…that one man should die for the people, and that the
whole nation should not perish.” v. 50
HIGH PRIEST LOOKS AT THE CROSS 03.05.17
March 1, 2017
Ash Wednesday                                 NEED A BIGGER CROSS
Communion                                      Mark 15: 16-26 & Mark 15: 37-39
7:00 p.m.                                           “…and plaiting a crown of thorns they put it on him.” v. 17
NEED A BIGGER CROSS Ash Wednesday 03.011.7

March 1, 2017                                  ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE 10:00 a.m.
Lenten Series: “Faces at the Cross”
Pastor Kay Preaching

February 26, 2017                          EYEWITNESS TO HIS MAJESTY
Transfiguration                               2 Peter 1: 16-21; Matthew 17: 1-9
Pastor Kay preaching
2017-02-26 Eyewitness of His Majesty

February 19, 2017                          YOU GOTTA HAVE HEART
Pastor Don Austin                         Philippians 2: 1-11; I Samuel 31: 1-13
Guest preacher

February 12, 2017                     WHOM WILL YOU SERVE?
Pastor Kay preaching                     Deuteronomy 30: 15-20
2017-02-12 Whom Will You Serve

February 5, 2017                        END OF THE SPEAR
Communion                               Three part series: Mission-minded Church
2 Corinthians 5: 16-21
“God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them…” v. 19
END OF THE SPEAR 02.05.17

January 29, 2017              THE DANGER IN BEING A CHURCH JUST FOR OURSELVES
Dr. Broberg preaching           Three part series: Mission-minded Church
Congregational Meeting        Matthew 3: 4-11
“ God is able from these stones to raise up children of Abraham.” v. 9
Annual Congregational Meeting called by the Session in order to receive Annual Reports, hear the Session-approved 2017 operating budget, and act on the terms of call of the Pastor. Held at Noon in the Covenant Center.
THE DANGER IN BEING A CHURCH JUST FOR OURSELVES 01.29.17

January 22, 2017                      THE MISSION OF THE TITHE
Three part series: Mission-minded Church
Numbers 6: 13-26
“one male lamb…without blemish”
Dr. Broberg preaching
THE MISSION OF THE TITHE 01.22.17

January 15, 2017                            CONVERT YOUR ENEMIES
Ordination/ Installation                   Matthew 5: 43-48
Martin Luther King                           “But I say to you, love your enemies…” v. 44
Weekend
Dr. Broberg preaching
CONVERT YOUR ENEMIES 01.15.17

January 8, 2017                            BRING YOUR BROKENNESS
New Years Communion                  I Corinthians 11: 23-32
“When (Jesus) had given thanks, he broke it…” v. 24
Dr. Broberg preaching
BRING YOUR BROKENESS 01.08.17

January 1, 2017                                NO REGRETS
New Years Day                                     Revelation 20: 11 through 21: 5
ONE SERVICE –10:00am                 “Then I saw a great white throne…”
Dr. Broberg preaching
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December 25, 2016                     BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
A short story of the worst pageant but the best Christmas ever!
Christmas Day
ONE SERVICE –10:00 am
Sanctuary
Pastor Kay preaching

December 24, 2016                     THREE SERVICES on CHRISTMAS EVE!!!!!
6:00 p.m. Covenant Center           CHILDREN’S FAMILY SERVICE A short wonderful children’s pageant“GOOD NEWS!” put on by the children and young People of the church

8:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choral Christmas Celebration Our wonderful choirs sing and ring in
Dr. Broberg preaching GOD’S PRAYER FOR US AT CHRISTMAS THE JOY OF Christmas.
John 16: 20-24 ~ “…and no one will take your joy from you.” v. 22

11:00 p.m. Sanctuary Traditional Candlelight Service Special Music/ Special solos
Dr. Broberg preaching GOD’S PRAYER FOR US AT CHRISTMAS
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December 18, 2016              JOY OF GOD’S PROVIDENCE
4th Sunday of Advent                           John 15: 7-12
Festival Sunday                                   “that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” V. 11
One service 10am
Festival Sunday is the Sunday of rejoicing and joy of Christmas for the entire church family. Live Nativity Scene; ornament making in the Commons –one service at 10:00 a.m. only!!!
Stu Preaches
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December 11, 2016                            JOY OF GOD’S PROVISION
3rd Sunday of Advent                          Philippians 4: 4-7    “Rejoice in the Lord always…” v. 4
Pastor Kay preaching.
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December 4, 2016                    JOY OF GOD’S RESTORATION
2nd Sunday of Advent                 Psalm 51: 10-12   “Restore to me the joy of thy salvation”  Psalm 51: 12
Dr. Broberg Preaching
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November 27, 2016                  JOY OF GOD’S PLAN
1st Sunday of Advent                      Luke 1: 34
Communion                                    “How can this be?” Luke 1: 34
Pastor Kay preaching
The theme for Advent and Christmas is the rediscovery of the JOY that God seeks to send into our lives every day…and especially at Christmas!
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November 20, 2016        THE BRIDGE BUILDER
Consecration Sunday Joshua 1: 1-11
Dr. Broberg preaching “You are to pass over this Jordan to go in and take possession of the land…” Joshua 1: 11
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November 6, 2016
Pastor Kay Preaches
All Saints. Memorial
Communion
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October 30, 2016               CATHOLICS ANONYMOUS
Reformation Sunday              Hebrews 9: 11-22
Pastor Stu preaches        “Christ entered once for all the Holy Place…”
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October 23, 2016                     SINNERS IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD
Old Time Religion                       Romans 3: 21-26
Sunday                                          “All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.” v. 23
Pastor Stu preaches
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October 23, 2016             COVENANT PRAYER SUMMIT  6:00 PM

October 16, 2016             OF BIBLES AND HERSHEY BARS
Pastor Stu preaches        2 Kings 22:1-13
“I have found the book of the law in the  House of the Lord.” v. 8
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October 9, 2016               IMPERFECTIONS OF THE SOUL
Pastor Stu preaches        2 Corinthians 4: 7-15
“We have this treasure in earthen Vessels…”  v. 7
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October 9, 2016               COVENANT PRAYER SUMMIT 6:00pm

October 2, 2016                   REPRESENTATIVES OF GOD ALMIGHTY
World Communion           Luke 4:1, Luke 3: 8-11; Luke 4: 27-28; Luke 19:10
Ambassador Bockari Kortu Stevens and Elder David Taylor speaking
Pastor Stu and Pastor Kay share in communion/ Pastor Kay does Pastoral prayer and Lord’s Prayer.

September 25, 2016                         QUO VADIS?                       We are either running toward Christ
Pastor Stu preaches                          John 14: 1-6 or                     running away from Christ. Which
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way…”       way for you, O disciple?
John 14: 6
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September 18, 2016                   Remember the Stories
RALLY DAY                                             Psalm 78:1-8
Pastor Kay preaches       “Tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord”   v. 4
the importance of learning the content of the Bible and what God has done in the past so that we are able to share the stories and tell the next generations.  sharing our own stories of what God has done in our lives.sub-plot: enthusiasm for Sunday School and the importance of learning for adults too.
RALLY DAY/ Commissioning Service for our new Minister of CE and
Program Director –CE
Kick off for the Program Year and the Christian Education Program. Also, an Installation Service for our CE staff!!!! A Day of Celebration as we kick off the Program Year.
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September 11, 2016                SPARED FOR A HIGHER PURPOSE
9/11 Service                                          Romans 9: 14-18
Pastor Stu preaches “I have raised you up for the very purpose of showing my power in you…” v. 17
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Special Music. Special honoring of our first responders/ preceded by our DAY OF SERVICE, 10am to 2pm on Saturday, September 10th.  All throughout the Pittsburgh area special services for the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

September 11, 2016        COVENANT PRAYER SUMMIT
6:00 p.m.
All across the Pittsburgh area at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday evening of 9/11 churches will be praying for the healing and restoration of the nation.  Please be part of this powerful prayer initiative!

September 4, 2016 Guest Preacher: Pastor Pierre from Haiti
Labor Day Weekend
Communion

August 14, 2016               FAITH OF FOUR FRIENDS
Dr. Broberg preaching         Mark 2: 1-12        “And when Jesus saw their faith…” Mark 2: 5
FAITH OF FOUR FRIENDS 08.14.16

August 7, 2016                 KILLING JESUS                                                              
Dr. Broberg preaching
Communion                       I Corinthians 15: 12-26      “In Christ shall all be made alive”  I Corinthians 15: 22
KILLING JESUS 08.07.16

July 31, 2016                     ON YOUR DARKEST DAY
Dr. Broberg preaching                Psalm 88 & John  1: 4-5     “The light shines in the darkness…”   John 1: 5
ON YOUR DARKEST DAY 07.31.16

July 24, 2016
Vacation Bible School Celebration Sunday

Rev. Kay Balderose, Minister of Christian Education preaching                                                                                           Three services at 8:30, 943 and 11:00 a.m. celebrating the difference God has made in the lives of our children through Vacation Bible School this year.  Introducing our new Minister of Christian Education.
2016-07-24 Follow Him

July 17, 2016 
Dr. Broberg preaching                  John 14: 25-27       “my peace I give to you…”    John 14: 27
NEW SERENITY PRAYER 07.17.16                          

July 10, 2016                     FEAR NOT          
Guest Preacher:               Revelation 1: 4-19

July 3, 2016                                                       THE PRINTER AND THE PREACHER
4th of July                                                             Hebrews 11: 8-12      “…whose builder and maker is God…” v. 10
Communion
Fourth of July Sunday. Great music; love for country and love for God. We give thanks to God for our freedoms.
THE PRINTER AND THE PREACHER 07.03.16

June 26, 2016                                               ESSENTIALISM     Exodus 20: 8-11         “Remember the Sabbath day…” v. 8
ESSENTIALISM 06.26.16
June 19, 2016                                               A FATHER AND A SON
Fathers Day                                                       Exodus: 20: 12             “Honor Your Father…that your days may be long”
A FATHER AND A SON 06.19.16

June 12, 2016                                                 A CALLING BIG ENOUGH FOR YOUR LIFE
Confirmation Sunday                                   Matthew 26: 6-16            “…but you will not always have me…” v. 11
A CALLING BIG ENOUGH FOR YOUR LIFE 06.12.16

June 5, 2016                                                     MERCI-MERCI
Communion                                                       Matthew 5: 7                           “Blessed are the merciful…” v. 7

MERCI MERCI 06.05.16

May 29, 2016                                                  LINCOLN’S BENEDICTORY
Memorial Day                                                    I Corinthians 6: 11                 “But you were washed…” v. 11
A special Memorial Day Weekend service highlighting the sacrifices made on behalf of our nation by our veterans. Special music, processional and message fitting for the day we say thank you to all who have served.
LINCOLNS BIRTHDAY 05.29.16

May 22, 2016                                             YOUTH SUNDAY –Our young people preach, pray and lead worship!!!!

The Last Day of Sunday School! A special end of the year Sunday School Picnic with food, fun and games. Stacy Phillips, our wonderful Director of Christian Education, will be honored for her service to the church and we will say “thank you” to her for all the many lives she has touched for the Lord.

May 15, 2016                                  THANK YOU GRETA SOMERVILLE
Endowment Sunday                           I Peter 1 3-9
Pentecost                                     “an inheritance which is imperishable…” v. 4
Ministry of Music
943 Service                           THE FULLNESS OF GOD A teaching sermon from Ephesians 1: 3-14 and 22-23

THANK YOU GRETTA BELLE SOMERVILLE 05.15.16
All are invited to a special Endowment Dinner following church, where Mr. Keith Nixon, Vice President of Federated Investments (and brother of our own Don Nixon!) will be speaking. Hear the endowment report. Rejoice in our Ministry of Music Sunday. Wear RED for Pentecost. Enjoy special music from our Jubilate Bell Choir, funded through the Somerville Handbell Fund.
All are invited to a special Endowment Dinner following church, where Mr. Keith Nixon, Vice President of Federated Investments (and brother of our own Don Nixon!) will be speaking. Hear the endowment report. Rejoice in our Ministry of Music Sunday. Wear RED for Pentecost. Enjoy special music from our Jubilate Bell Choir, funded through the Sommerville Handbell Fund.

May 8, 2016                                    WISDOM AND LOVE
Mothers Day                                      Proverbs 4: 1-13 & 4: 23
“Keep your heart…for from it flow the springs of life.” Proverbs 4: 23
WISDOM AND LOVE MothersDay 05.08.16

May 1, 2016                                    SISTERHOOD OF THE POO-POO PLATTER
Pastor Stu preaching                       Matthew 11: 25-30
Communion                               “For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” Matthew 11: 30
SISTERHOOD OF THE PUPU PLATTER 05.01.16

April 24, 2016                                THE SPIRITUAL WASTELAND
Pastor Stu preaching                       Psalm 63: 1-4 & Psalm 42: 1-5
“My soul thirsts for thee…” Psalm 63: 1
THE SPIRITUAL WASTELAND 04.24.16

April 17, 2016                                 THE BELIEVERS SECRET OF WAITING
Pastor Stu preaching                     Isaiah 40: 28-31
“They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength…” v. 31
THE BELIEVERS SECRET OF WAITING 04.17.16

April 10, 2016 Don Nixon, preaching
Defining Moments 4-10-16

April 3, 2016
Guest Pastor: Pastor Rick Fisher
8:30 and 943 Pastor Fisher Preaches at 8:30 and 943(He is part of the Prayer Summit and Movement)
11:00 a.m. The Mountain Anthems sing the service(Mennonite Church singing acapella singing group)

Pastor Rick Fisher preaches the first two services. He will be speaking the prior day at a Prayer Event held at The Church of the Covenant. This is part of the Prayer Summit and Movement in the Pittsburgh area.
The Mountain Anthems, a favorite of our church, return to sing the 11:00 a.m. service. This is an acapella Mennonite singing group from Maryland. We are grateful for them coming and sharing their gifts of music with us.

March 27, 2016                                 THIS IS ETERNAL LIFE
Easter Sunday Series: “Christ in the School of Prayer”
John 17: 1-11 &20-26    “And this is eternal life…” v. 3
THIS IS ETERNAL LIFE Easter 03.27.16

March 25, 2016
Good Friday Rev. Craig Kephart, preaching cross in the Commons Area
Noon Sermon:                                    PROPITIATION & THE JUST JUSTIFIER
Romans 3: 21-26
A one hour service on Good Friday at Noon. Our guest preacher is The Rev. Craig Kephart, Executive Presbyter of Washington Presbytery and a dear friend of our congregation.

March 24, 2016 Maundy Thursday Tenebrae
7:00 p.m.                                                  NEVER GIVE UP
Communion                                             Series: “Christ in the School of Prayer”
Luke 22: 39-48
“nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done” v. 42
NEVER GIVE UP Maundy Thursday 03.24.16

March 24, 2016 Noon Maundy Thursday Service
Noon

We are blessed with having The Rev. Kay Baldarose preach and officiate at communion. Kay is the Associate Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Pittsburgh and also the spouse of George Baldarose (our bagpiper for Reformation Sunday)

The Prayer Vigil begins at 7:00 a.m. on March 24th and runs to right before the evening Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 p.m. Please sign up and come and attend the Prayer Vigil in the Chapel.

March 20, 2016                                PRAYER AT PALM SUNDAY
Palm Sunday                                     Series: “Christ in the School of Prayer”
Two Services 9&11                           Luke 19: 28-48   “Because you did not know the time of spiritual your visitation.” v. 44
PRAYER AT PALM SUNDAY 03.20.16

March 13, 2016                              PRAYER OF PROVISION
5th Sunday Lent Series: “Christ in the School of Prayer”
Mark 6: 30-44      “He looked up to heaven and blessed and broke the loaves…” v. 41
PRAYER OF PROVISION 03.13.16

March 6, 2016                              ILLOGICAL PEACE
Communion                                 4th Sunday Lent Series: “Christ in the School of Prayer”
Philippians 4: 4-7
“…the peace of God, which passes all understanding…” v. 7
ILLOGICAL PEACE 03.06.16

February 28, 2016                       PRAYER THAT ABIDES
3rd Sunday Lent Series: “Christ in the School of Prayer”
John 15: 1-11   “If you abide in me…ask whatever you will and it will be done for you.” v. 7
PRAYER THAT ABIDES 02.28.16

February 21, 2016                        YOUNG MAN DANIEL
2nd Sunday Lent Series: “Christ in the School of Prayer”
Daniel 6: 16-28    “He delivers and rescues…” v. 27
YOUNG MAN DANIEL 02.21.16

February 14, 2016                       LOVE OF INTERCESSION
1st Sunday Lent Series: “Christ in the School of Prayer”
Exodus 32: 1-14    “These are your gods, O Israel…” v. 8
LOVE OF INTERCESSION 02.14.16

February 10, 2016
Guest Preacher: The Rev. Andrew Purves
7:00 PM Ash Wednesday
Communion

Dr. Purves is a long time friend of our congregation, who has recently retired as Professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and soon after Ash Wednesday will be moving South. This service we will share in communion and at the end of the service have the opportunity to nail our sins to the cross, believing they are forgiven in the powerful name of Jesus.

February 7, 2016                         THE ALZEIHMERS GOD
Communion                                   Jeremiah 31: 31-34
“I will remember their sin no more.” v. 34
THE ALZHEIMERS GOD 02.07.16

January 31, 2016               Guest Preacher:  The Reverend Don Wilson
Dr. Wilson is a retired Presbyterian Minister very active through Waynesburg University and a great and powerful preacher of the Word of God

January 24, 2016                           THE OLDER PRESBYTERIAN BROTHER
Annual Cong Meeting                    Luke 15: 11-32
“…and all that is mine is yours…” v. 31
Annual Congregational Meeting is held in the Covenant Center following the 11:00 a.m. worship service.  Come and hear the good news of what God has done and is doing in our midst!
THE OLDER PRESBYTERIAN BROTHER 01.24.16
January 17, 2016                            LORD OF THE CONSCIENCE
Ordination/ installation                 Philippians 2: 1-13
“work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” v. 12
LORD OF THE CONSCEINCE 01.17.16

January 10, 2016                            HELP, THANKS, WOW
Mark 11: 15-18
“My house shall be a house of prayer…” v. 17
HELP THANKS WOW 01.10.16

January 3, 2016                              WHY CAN’T I BELIEVE IN GOD
Communion                                     Genesis 22: 1-14
“But where is the lamb for a burnt God who would demand a father offering?” v. 7

WHY CANT I BELIEVE IN GOD 01.03.16

December 24, 2015                THE OTHER WISE MAN
Christmas Eve                        John 1: 1-14
6:00pm/8:00pm/11pm      “who were born…of God…” v. 13
Three Services
Pastor Stu preaches
Based upon Henry Van Dyke’s short story of the same name. There are three services on Christmas Eve. A Children’s Family Service at 6:00 p.m. and two traditional candlelight services at 7:30 and 11:00 p.m.; our adult chancel choir sings at 7:30pm and there is special instrumental music at 11:00pm
THE OTHER WISE MAN Christmas Eve 12.24.15

December 20, 2015                GIFTS OF SELF
4th Sunday                              Advent Series: “The Gifts of the Magi”
Festival Sunday                       John 1: 1-14
10:00 a.m. Only        “But to all who received Him, He gave power to become children of God.” v. 12
Pastor Stu preaches
Festival Sunday we all gather together in the sanctuary for a single service; invite the Christ Child to enter in; experience the LIVE NATIVITY scene; and prepare our hearts for Christmas.
GIFTS OF SELF 12.20.15

December 13, 2015           GIFTS OF MYRRH
3rd Sunday                 Advent Series: “The Gifts of the Magi”
Pastor Stu preaches         Matthew 2: 1-12
“they offered him gifts…myrrh” v.11
GIFTS OF MYRRH 12.13.15

December 6, 2015            GIFTS OF FRANKINCENSE
2nd Sunday                      Advent Series: “The Gifts of the Magi”
Communion                      Matthew 2: 1-12
Pastor Stu preaches “they offered him gifts…frankincense…” v. 11
GIFTS OF FRANKINCENSE 12.06.15

November 29, 2015              GIFTS OF GOLD
1st Sunday Advent               Series: “The Gifts of the Magi”
Pastor Stu preaches              Matthew 2: 1-12
“opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.” v. 11
GIFTS OF GOLD 11.29.15

November 22, 2015            DOXOLOGY
Thanksgiving Sunday         Philippians 4: 4-7
Cong. Meeting to elect Officers
Pastor Stu preaches
Thanksgiving Sunday will include Women’s Association Thank Offering.
DOXOLOGY 11.22.15

November 15, 2015       THANK YOU, FATHER DAMIEN
Consecration Sunday      Luke 17: 11-19
Pastor Stu preaches      “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine?” v. 17
THANK YOU FATHER DAMIEN 11.15.15

November 8, 2015           GUEST PREACHER:  Dr. Bruce Bickel
We honor God for those who have given their all in service to our nation.
Dr. Bruce Bickel has served many Presbyterian Churches in our area as interim pastor.  He is a war hero, having been a fighter pilot for the US Navy, and been shot down and imprisoned in North Vietnam.  We welcome him as we seek to honor our veterans.

November 1, 2015       PRAYERS OF THE COMMUNION OF THE SAINTS     Our prayers go on forever All Saints/ Memorials          Ephesians 1: 1-10                                                       link us spiritually to those in
Communion                          “To the saints who are also faithful…” v. 1               heaven. Connected in life;
connected in death.
PRAYERS OF THE COMMUNION OF THE SAINTS 11.01.15

October 25, 2015           HOLDING FAST THE WORD OF LIFE               The place of the Bible in the
Reformation Sunday        Philippians 2: 12-18                                               church and in Protestantism.
“holding fast the word of life, so that…                 Reformation begins with the
I may be proud I did not …labor in                    rediscovery of the centrality of the Word of God
vain.” v. 16
HOLDING FAST THE WORD OF LIFE 10.25.15

October 18, 2015             A MOTHERS DAY SERMON
Pastor Stu preaches Philippians 4: 1-7
“…for they have labored side by side with me
in the gospel…” v. 3
A MOTHERS DAY SERMON 10.18.15

October 11, 2015              THE A-HA MOMENT                 Pastoral Care as an A-ha
Pastor Stu preaches          John 21: 15-19
“Tend my sheep.” John 21 v.6
Click for THE AHA MOMENT 10.11.15

October 4, 2015              EMPOWERED BY WORLD WIDE AMBASSADORS
GUEST PREACHER – Bishop Joseph Bass II Corinthians 5: 17-21
Mission Weekend & World Communion Sunday
Communion
Click for Empowered Worldwide Embassadors 10.04.15 Bishop Joseph Bass

Biography: Bishop Joseph Edison Bass serves as Presiding Prelate of Our Savior Christ the King Church, International, with collaborative churches in North America, The United Kingdom, Pakistan and the continent of Africa. In addition, he serves as Chancellor of the Agape Bible Institute and is founder of the Kingdom Agenda Seminars, conducting seminars at Lancaster Theological, Eastern University Seminary, Yale School of Divinity, Harvard Theological Seminary, Morgan State University and several others. President of the MILESTONE Ministerium. Educated at Penn State University, Temple University, and Yale University; he has earned degrees and accreditations from these prestigious institutions. Bishop is married to Barbara Bass and they are the parents of ten children; three are working in ministry. He began preaching in 1948 and was Ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in 1956.

September 27, 2015           THE CLOUD MOVED
Pastor Stu preaches           Exodus 13: 21-22 & 14: 5-14
CLICK TO VIEW THE CLOUD MOVED 09.27.15

September 20, 2015            GOD USES EVERYTHING
25th Anniversary of            Galatians 2: 15-21 & Exodus 2: 11-15, 3: 1-11
the Preschool                        “and the life I now live…I live by faith in the Son
Pastor Stu preaches             of God, who loves me…” v. 20
CLICK HERE FOR SERMON GOD USES EVERYTHING 09.20.15

September 13, 2015            THE JESUS DIET
Rally Day                              Galatians 2: 15-21
Pastor Stu preaches           “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.” v. 20
CLICK HERE FOR SERMON THE JESUS DIET 09.13.15

Pastor Emily preaches
September 6, 2015 ~ Commission the Menaul Mission Team
Labor Day Weekend
Communion
CLICK HERE FOR SERMONUndercover Boss 09.06.15

August 30, 2015              SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Pastor Stu preaches                  Galatians 5: 16-26
“If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.” v. 25
SPEAKING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE 08.25.15

August 23, 2015                       THE SWAY OF A SOVEREIGN
Rev. Craig Kephart preaches                      Psalm 2
“Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.” v.11

August 16, 2015                                AT LAST
Pastor Emily Preaches                1 John 4: 16a-21
Musical accompaniment           “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out
by Macy Miller                             fear . . . .”
CLICK FOR SERMON: At Last 8.16.15

August 9, 2015                      #3 SOW ABUNDANTLY Pastor Stu preaches             Dr. Broberg preaches              Sermon Series: The Parable of the Sower
2 Corinthians 9: 6
“he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully…” v. 6

CLICK FOR SERMON: SOW ABUNDANTLY 08.09.15
August 2, 2015                            #2 THE SOIL OF THE HUMAN HEART
Communion                                    Sermon Series: The Parable of the Sower
Dr. Broberg preaches                                 Luke 8: 4-15
“some fell along the path”; “some fell Rock”; “some fell among thorns”. V. 5, 6, 7
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE SOIL OF THE HUMAN HEART 08.02.15

July 26, 2015                                 #1 HOW MANY SEEDS ARE SOWN?
Dr. Broberg preaches             Sermon Series: The Parable of the Sower
Luke 8: 4-15                           “A sower went out to sow his seed…” v. 5
CLICK FOR SERMON: HOW MANY SEEDS ARE SOWN 07.26.15

July 19, 2015                                        THE VERBS OF GOD
Vacation Bible School Service              Acts 17: 28a
Pastor Emily preaches                         G-Force:  Move, Act Care, Follow & Share
CLICK FOR SERMON: The Verbs of God – vbs sermon 2015
One worship service at 10:00 AM in the Covenant Centerwith an “Old Fashioned Picnic on the lawn” at 11:30.

July 12, 2015                                       BIG BIRD AND JESUS                    People are always watching us.
John 12: 20-26                                  Are we with Jesus or not?
“Sir, we would see Jesus…” v. 21
CLICK FOR SERMON:    BIG BIRD AND JESUS 07.12.15

July 5, 2015
FOURTH OF JULY SUNDAY
Communion                                    THE WITNESS OF CHARLESTON
Colossians 3: 1-14
“… if anyone has a complaint against another forgiving each other as the Lord has forgiven you…” v.13
CLICK FOR SERMON:    THE WITNESS OF CHARLESTON 07.05.15

June 28, 2015                                         Sermon #5  GLORY OF GOD ALONE
New Members                                        Series: Distinctiveness of Presbyterians
Dr. Broberg preaches                           Colossians 3: 12-17
“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything…” v. 17
CLICK FOR SERMON:    GLORY OF GOD ALONE 06.28.15

June 21, 2015                                          Sermon #4  FAITH ALONE
Fathers Day                                             Series: Distinctiveness of Presbyterians
Ephesians 2: 1-10
“For by grace you have been saved through faith…” v. 8
CLICK FOR SERMON:    FAITH ALONE 06.21.15

June 14, 2015                                          Sermon #3 GRACE ALONE
Graduate Recognition                            Series: Distinctiveness of Presbyterians
Dr. Broberg preaches                           Ephesians 2: 1-10
“made us alive together with HIM (by grace you have been saved)” v. 5
CLICK FOR SERMON:    GRACE ALONE 06.14.15

June 7, 2015                                              Sermon #2 SCRIPTURE ALONE
Confirmation Sunday                              Series: Distinctiveness of Presbyterians
Communion                                              2 Timothy 3: 10-17
Dr. Broberg preaches                              “All scripture is inspired by God…” v. 16
CLICK FOR SERMON:    SCRIPTURE ALONE 06.07.15

May 31, 2015 Sermon #1 CHRIST ALONE
Dr. Broberg preaches Series: Distinctiveness of Presbyterians
John 14: 1-7
“I am the way…” v. 6
CLICK FOR SERMON:     CHRIST ALONE 05.31.15

May 24, 2015
PENTECOST SUNDAY                              RE-IMAGINED IN THE SPIRIT
Pastor Emily Preaching                              Acts 2: 1-4
Pentecost/Memorial Day Weekend
CLICK FOR SERMON:    Re-Imagined in the Spirit 05.24.15

May 17, 2015                                          MUSIC IS A LANGUAGE WE ALL UNDERSTAND
MINISTRY OF MUSIC SUNDAY       Psalm 150
Pastor Emily Preaching         “Praise Him with trumpet sound…let everything that breathes
Ministry Team Member Prays             praise the Lord!”  v. 3, 6
CLICK FOR SERMON:   Music is a Language We All Understand 05.17.15

May 10, 2015                                             YOUTH SUNDAY
Mothers Day Three students share testimony/ sermons
Dan Kephart, Dominic Clutter and Madie Zajdel
Music led by Ben Artuso

May 3, 2015                       HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THE BODY OF CHRIST 
Communion                        I Corinthians 10: 14-17
“The bread which we break, is it not a a participation in the body of Christ?”
CLICK FOR SERMON:  HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THE BODY OF CHRIST 05.03.15

April 26, 2015                                     MY SHEPHERD WILL SUPPLY MY NEED
Pastor Emily Preaches                       John 10: 11-18
Pastor Stu Away on the                     “I am the good shepherd.” v. 11
Haiti Mission Trip on April 19th and 26th.
CLICK FOR SERMON:  Someone to Watch Over Me 04.26.15

April 19, 2015   ~  The Lamplighters, the choir of Waynesburg University at 11:00 a.m. only
The 50 voice Lamplighters under the direction of Melanie Catana will lead us in a musical 11:00 a.m. worship service.
Don Nixon will preach at the 8:30 and 943 services.
CLICK FOR SERMON:   God’s Hand of Protection 04.19.15

April 12, 2015 ~ Whitney Kuniholm, President of Scripture Union, Guest Preaching.

Communion Scripture Union is a major publisher of Sunday School Curriculum and its President is a major national Christian leader. He is the author among other books of E-100, the 100 essential Bible stories Christians need to know and study. Please note his biography elsewhere in the Messenger and come to church. There is an opportunity to review Scripture Union books at a special book table.

The Haiti Mission Team is dedicated in worship at 943 and 11:00 a.m.

Please click for Whitney Kuniholm Bio. There is an opportunity to review Scripture Union books at a special book table.

April 5, 2015                         IN THE PRESENCE OF A HOLY GOD
Easter Sunday                      Series: “The Holiness of God”
Dr. Broberg preaches          Revelation 20: 11-15
“Then I saw a great white throne and HIM who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. v. 11”
CLICK FOR SERMON: IN THE PRESENCE OF A HOLY GOD Easter 04.05.15

April 3, 2015                          GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE – Pastor Jason Hefner, Faith UP Church, preaches
Good Friday Noon

April 2, 2015, 7:00 PM             ONE PERFECT HOLY SACRIFICE 
Maundy Thursday                     Lenten Series: “The Holiness of God”
Communion                                Hebrews 9: 19-28
Dr. Broberg preaches               “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” v. 22
CLICK FOR SERMON: ONE PERFECT HOLY SACRIFICE Maundy Thursday 04.02.15

March 29, 2015                      RECLAIMING THE TEMPLE FOR GOD 
Palm Sunday                           Lenten Series: “The Holiness of God”
9:00 AM & 11:00 AM           Hebrews 9: 19-28
ONLY                                       “For Christ has entered, not into a sanctuary made with hands…but into                                                            heaven itself…on our behalf.” v. 24
CLICK FOR SERMON: RECLAIMING THE TEMPLE FOR GOD Palm Sunday 03.29.15

March 22, 2015
5th Sunday Lent                    ST. VINCENT
Pastor Emily Preaches          Psalm 139:1-6, 1 Peter 2:9-10
CLICK FOR SERMON: 03.22.15 St Vincent

March 15, 2015                      BE YE PERFECT
4th Sunday of Lent                Lenten Series: “The Holiness of God”
Pastor Stu preaches              Matthew 5: 43-48
“You must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” v. 48
CLICK FOR SERMON: BE YE PERFECT 03.15.15

March 8, 2015                        HOLY LEADERSHIP
3rd Sunday Lent                    Lenten Series: “The Holiness of God”
Pastor Stu preaches             Leviticus 20: 6-9 & II Corinthians 4: 7
“…to show that the transcendent power  belongs to God and not to us.” II Cor. 4: 7
CLICK FOR SERMON: HOLY LEADERSHIP 03.08.15

March 1, 2015                       BE YE HOLY
Communion                        Lenten Series: “The Holiness of God”
2nd Sunday Lent                  Leviticus 20: 22-16
Pastor Stu preaches            “You shall be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy.” v. 26
CLICK FOR SERMON: BE YE HOLY 03.0.115

February 25, 2015                 Connect Service
7:00 p.m.                                  Led by Pastor Emily

February 22, 2015                THE HOLINESS OF GOD 
1st Sunday Lent                  Lenten Series: “The Holiness of God”
Pastor Stu preaches              Revelation 4: 1-11 HOLY God? How does the coming of
“Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty.” v. 8
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE HOLINESS OF GOD 02.22.15

February 18, 2015                        Ash Wednesday Service
7:00 p.m.                                        The Tableau: “Is it I, Lord?”

A presentation of the Last Supper and a service of communion for Ash Wednesday. Volunteers serve as the 12 disciples; a deeply moving service presenting the story of the Upper Room.

February 15, 2015                     Service of Christian Unity
5:00 p.m.
Service of Christian Unity at Washington High School Auditorium. The need for UNITY in our Community and for people of many churches, enthnicities and socio-economic backgrounds to come together for the healing of the city of Washington. Massed choirs with our choir participating.

February 15, 2015                      A MOUNTAINTOP EXPERIENCE
Pastor Emily Preaches. Mark 9:2-9
Transfiguration Sunday “From the cloud came a voice, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved, listen to Him.’”
CLICK FOR SERMON:   A Mountaintop Experience 2.15.15

February 8, 2015                        UNBROKEN AND RESTORED 
Pastor Stu preaches                   Romans 12: 14-21 story”
“Do not be overcome by evil, but Overcome evil with good.” v. 21
CLICK FOR SERMON:  UNBROKEN AND RESTORED 02.08.15

February 1, 2015                   THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
Pastor Emily Preaches         Colossians 1:15-20
Communion “Christ himself is before all things and in Christ all things hold together.” v. 17
CLICK FOR SERMON:   02.01.15 The Theory of Everything

January 25, 2015                 POOR OLD BARNEY
Annual Cong Meeting         Acts 15: 36-41
Dr. Stuart Broberg              “And there arose a sharp contention…” v. 39
CLICK FOR SERMON:   POOR OLD BARNEY 01.25.15

January 18, 2015                       NO ONE IS AN ISLAND
Ordination/Installation           I Corinthians 6: 12-15
“I will not be enslaved by anything.” v. 12

January 11, 2015                      LETTER TO A METHODIST MINISTER
Romans 15: 1-9
“Welcome one another…as Christ has members evaluate whether they welcomed you.” v. 7
CLICK FOR SERMON:   LETTER TO A METHODIST MINISTER 01.11.15

January 4, 2015                         NEW MERCY EVERY MORNING
Communion                                  Lamentations 3: 19-24
“(His mercies) are new each morning” v. 23
CLICK FOR SERMON:   NEW MERCY EVERY MORNING 01.04.15

December 28, 2014     –      THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD
Pastor Emily preaches       Matthew 2: 1-12
“On entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother and
they knelt down and paid him homage.” v. 11
A spoken word and musical interpretation of the journey of the Wise Men.
CLICK FOR SERMON:   The Long and Winding Road 12.28.14

December 24, 2014     –     GOD WITH US
Christmas Eve                          Last in a series: Power in the Name
6:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.    Matthew 1: 18-23
Pastor Stu preaches               “His name shall be called Emmanuel (which means, God with us) v. 23
CLICK FOR SERMON:   GOD WITH US Christmas Eve 12.24.14

December 21, 2014    –      CALL HIS NAME JESUS
4th Sunday Advent            Sermon Series: Power in the Name
Festival Sunday                   Matthew 1: 18-21 & Acts 4:12
Pastor Stu preaches          “There is no other name under heaven…by which we must be saved.” v. 12
10:00 a.m. only
CLICK FOR SERMON:   CALL HIS NAME JESUS 12.21.14

Festival Sunday is ONE SERVICE at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary where the church family all gathers together to celebrate the coming Christmas. Children sing. A live nativity scene with live animals is outside. A great way to prepare for the coming Christ Child.

December 14, 2014     –     THE GREAT I AM
3rd Sunday Advent            Sermon Series: Power in the Name
Pastor Stu preaches          Exodus 3: 4-14 & John 14: 6
“Jesus said to him, I am…” John 14: 6
CLICK FOR SERMON:   THE GREAT I AM 12.14.14

December 7, 2014     –     CAN YOU CAL HIM LORD?
2nd Sunday Advent          Sermon Series: Power in the Name
Communion                        Luke 2: 8-14; Romans 10:9
Pastor Emily Preaches     “To you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is…the Lord.” V. 11
CLICK FOR SERMON:   Can You Call Him Lord 12.07.14

November 30, 2014     –     KNEELING IN BETHLEHAM
1st Sunday Advent              Sermon Series: Power in the Name
Pastor Stu preaches            Philippians 2: 5-11
“…at the name of Jesus every knee should bow…” v. 10
CLICK FOR SERMON:   KNEELING IN BETHLEHEM 11.30.14

Advent begins with a sermon series on invoking the power of God in our lives. There is POWER IN THE NAME. How do we name the name above every name? How do we garner power for daily living? What is the significance of the coming Lord Jesus?

November 26, 2014      –      SACRED ANXIETY
THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE      Wednesday, November 26th at 7:00 p.m. in our sanctuary
Rev. Steve Smith from First Presbyterian 1793 preaching.
Joel 2: 21-27 & Matthew 6: 25-34

Thanksgiving Eve Service hosted at The Church of the Covenant. Come express our thankfulness to God in anticipation of Thanksgiving. A continuation of the cooperation between 3 churches –ours, First Presbyterian Church 1793 and Faith UP Church.

November 23, 2014  –   THANK YOU NOTES
Presbyterian Women Thank Offering Sunday
Pastor Emily Preaches Philippians 4: 4-7
“Do not worry about anything, but in everything…with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known to God.” V. 6
CLICK FOR SERMON:   Thank You Notes 11.23.14

November 16, 2014  –  ONE PURE GIFT
Consecration Sunday
Pastor Stu preaches Romans 5: 6-11 & 15-17
“the free gift of righteousness” v. 17
CLICK FOR SERMON: ONE PURE GIFT 11.16.14

November 9, 2014 –  Service of Remembrance – Honoring our veterans
Steve Johnson Preaches
CLICK FOR SERMON:   Remarks for Veterans’ Day 2014

November 2, 2014
Pastor Emily Preaches
Operation Christmas Child

October 26, 2014  –  THE NAZARENE
Reformation Sunday
Dr. Broberg preaches
Matthew 26: 63-75
“This man was with Jesus of Nazareth.” v. 71
CLICK FOR SERMON:   THE NAZARENE 10.26.14

October 19, 2014 – FALL LIKE LIGHTNING FROM HEAVEN
Cong Meeting
To elect officers.
Every Member Canvass
Dr. Broberg preaches
Luke 10: 1-20
“I saw Satan fall like lightning from Heaven.” v. 18
CLICK FOR SERMON:   FALL LIKE LIGHTNING FROM HEAVEN 10.19.14

October 12, 2014 – DAKOTA SPIRITUALITY – OR DON’T YOU DARE SIT IN MY PEW!
Dr. Broberg preaches
I Samuel 7: 3-12
“…and called its name Ebenezer” v. 12
CLICK FOR SERMON:   DAKOTA SPIRITUALITY 10.12.14

October 5, 2014 Celebrate mission weekend
Guest Preacher Dean Gartland, The Washington City Mission

September 28, – 2014  –   NO EASY BUTTON
Involvement Day
Dr. Broberg preaches
Matthew 7: 7-14
“For the gate is narrow and the way is hard, that leads to life,
and those who find it are few.” v. 14
CLICK FOR SERMON:   NO EASY BUTTON 09.28.14

September 21, 2014 – AUTHOR OF A SOVEREIGN PLAN
Involvement Day
Dr. Broberg preaches
Hebrews 12: 1-2
“author and finisher…pioneer and perfector…” v. 2 KJV and RSV (contrast)
CLICK FOR SERMON:   AUTHOR OF A SOVEREIGN PLAN 09.21.14

September 14, 2014
Pastor Emily Preaches

September 7, 2014 – INTO THE HANDS OF JESUS
RALLY DAY!!!
Dr. Broberg preaches
John 10: 22-30
“…and no one shall snatch them out of my hand.” v. 28
Sunday School Classes begin; the fall program year begins; youth programs begin –a great day in the life of the church.
CLICK FOR SERMON:   INTO THE HANDS OF JESUS 09.07.14

August 31, 2014
Pastor Emily Preaches
Labor Day

August 24, 2014 ARE YOU LISTENING?
Pastor Emily Preaches
1 Samuel 3: 1-10
CLICK FOR SERMON: Are You Listening 08.24.14

August 17, 2014 CITY SET ON A HILL
Dr. Broberg preaches
Matthew 5: 13-20
“A city set on a hill cannot be hid.” v. 14
CLICK FOR SERMON: CITY SET ON A HILL 08.17.14

August 10, 2014WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD!
Pastor Emily Preaches Genesis: 1:26-28; Psalm 24:1-2
(Sermon not available in print)

August 3, 2014 – WHY IS GOD BORING? 3rd in Sermon Series “Belief in a Post-modern World”
Communion
I John 4: 13-21 (Section of the Apostle’s Creed that refers to the
Holy Spirit)
“…because He has given us of His own Spirit.” v. 13
CLICK FOR SERMON: WHY IS GOD BORING 08.03.14

July 27, 2014 – DO WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES? – 2nd in Sermon Series “Belief in a Post-modern World”
Christmas in July Isaiah 7: 14 (Section of the Apostle’s Creed that refers to Jesus)
OCC Kick-off “Behold, a young woman shall conceive…” v. 14
We will celebrate Christmas in July as we kick off Operation Christmas Child and our involvement in giving gifts to children across the face of the earth at Christmas this year.
CLICK FOR SERMON: DO WE BELIEVE IN MIRACLES 07.27.14

July 20, 2014 – WE ARE WEIRD ANIMALS, TOO!
Pastor Emily preaching Romans 12: 3-8
Bring a Friend to Church Sunday. Be invitational and invite a friend to come and hear the children sing as we celebrate God through Vacation Bible School Sunday.
(sermon not available in print)

July 13, 2014 – I BELIEVE IN GOD – 1st Sermon Series “Belief in a Post-modern World”
Dr. Broberg preaching
Isaiah 64: 8-9 (1st section of the Apostle’s Creed that refers to God
our heavenly Father)
“Thou art our Father, we are the clay…” v. 8
CLICK FOR SERMON: I BELIEVE IN GOD 07.13.14

July 6. 2014  –  LINCOLN AT GETTYSBURG
Communion
4th of July Sunday
Dr. Broberg preaching
I Corinthians 15: 51-58
“…be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord…” v.58
CLICK FOR SERMON: LINCOLN AT GETTYSBURG 07.06.14

June 29, 2014  –  I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH
New Members     2 Timothy 4: 6-18
Dr. Broberg: Sermon preached at 8:30 and 943 worship services
Special music by the Mt Anthems at 11:00
(A Cappella group sings Gospel music)
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  v. 7
CLICK FOR SERMON: I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH 06.29.14

June 22, 2014 – HERE AM I, SEND ME
Don Nixon Preaching Isaiah 6: 1-8
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’”  v. 8
CLICK FOR SERMON: Here am I. Send Me! 6.22.14
(Stu away at General Assembly)

June 15, 2014 – UNEXPECTED BLESSINGS
Pastor Emily Preaching Exodus 16:2-15
(Stu away at General Assembly)
CLICK FOR SERMON: Unexpected Blessings 06.15.14

June 8, 2014 – WHICH WAY DOES THE WIND BLOW?
Pastor Emily Preaching Acts 2:1-21
Pentecost
(sermon not available in print)

June 1, 2014 – WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO FAIL
Communion I Corinthians 1: 18-30
First Communion “God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong…” v. 27

The Confirmation Class is received. Celebration of steps of faith by our young people.
CLICK FOR SERMON: WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO FAIL 06.0.114

May 25, 2014 – CARRIED INTO BATTLE
Memorial Day 2 Corinthians 5: 11-17
“the love of Christ controls us…” v. 14
Honoring the men and women who died in the great war –the words of Dr. W. Paul Ludwig, former pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, that my own father carried with him in WW II.
CLICK FOR SERMON: CARRIED INTO BATTLE 05.25.14

May 18, 2014 – GETTING TO YES!
Baptism 2 Corinthians 1: 18-22
“…but in HIM it is always Yes.” v. 19

We will have a special baptism Sunday where babies will be baptized in the water of the River Jordan, the same water in which Jesus was baptized.
CLICK FOR SERMON: GETTING TO YES 05.18.14

May 11, 2014
Youth Sunday/ Mother’s Day
The youth, under the direction of Director of Spiritual Development, Don Nixon, lead the church in worship in all three services.

May 4, 2014 – FOUNDATION LAYING
Communion I Corinthians 3: 10-15
Charter Members “Let each man take care how he builds upon it.” v. 10
Sacrament Class
Honoring the Charter Members who were members of The Church of the Covenant, when it was formed from the union of two churches –Second and Third Presbyterian Churches—in 1960. Sacrament Class receives communion for first time; recognized in worship.
CLICK FOR SERMON: FOUNDATION LAYING 05.04.14

April 27, 2014 – FIVE HUNDRED YEAR SILENCE
Dr. Broberg preaches
Hebrews 1: 1-4
“But in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son.” v. 2
CLICK FOR SERMON: FIVE HUNDRED YEAR SILENCE 04.27.14

April 20, 2014 – NEW STORY ON EMMAUS ROAD
EASTER SUNDAY!!
Dr. Broberg preaches
Luke 24: 13-35
“But we had hoped he was the one to redeem Israel.” v. 21
CLICK FOR SERMON: NEW STORY ON EMMAUS ROAD Easter 04.20.14

April 17, 2014 – THE FULFILLMENT OF THE LAW
8th in a Series: What Does The Church of the Covneant Mean?
MAUNDY THURSDAY
Dr. Broberg preaches
Communion
7:00 p.m.
Deut. 11: 26-32 & Matthew 5: 3-12
I Corinthians 11: 23-26
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood.” I Cor. 11: 25
The Living Cross is a Tenebrae Service where the lights are extinguished in the sanctuary as Jesus, the light of the world, is about to die on a cross. The youth group serves as a lighted and living cross, holding the candles which are extinguished as the sanctuary is darkened.
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE FULFILLMENT OF THE LAW 04.17.14

April 13, 2014 – CAN GOD KEEP HIS PROMISES?
Seventh in a Series: What Does The Church of the Covenant Mean?
PALM SUNDAY
Dr. Broberg preaches
2 Worship Services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
2 Samuel 7: 8-17 – Matthew 21: 1-11
“Your throne shall be established forever.” 2 Samuel 7:16
Special Christian Ed Program for children/includes Donkey Processional at 10:00 a.m.
CLICK FOR SERMON: CAN GOD KEEP HIS PROMISES 04.13.14

April 6, 2014 – IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED, TRY, TRY AGAIN
5th Sunday of Lent 6th in Lenten Sermon Series “What Does The Church of the Covenant Mean”
Communion
Pastor Emily preaches
Jeremiah 31:31-34
“I will put my law within them and I will write it on their hearts.” v. 33
(Sermon not available in print)

March 30, 2014 – I DON’T NEED NO STINKIN’ CHURCH
4th Sunday of Lent 5th in Lenten Sermon Series “What Does The Church of the Covenant Mean”
Ministry of Music
Dr. Broberg preaches
Matthew 18: 19-20
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” v. 20
CLICK FOR SERMON: I DONT NEED NO STINKIN CHURCH 03.30.14

March 23, 2014 – THE STINK AND THE STORM
3rd Sunday of Lent 4th in Lenten Sermon Series “What Does The Church of the Covenant Mean”
Dr. Broberg preaches
Genesis 9: 8-17
“I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of my covenant.” v. 13
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE STINK AND THE STORM 03.23.14

March 16, 2014 – A COVENANT JOURNEY
2nd Sunday of Lent 3rd in Lenten Sermon Series “What Does The Church of the Covenant Mean”
Pastor Emily preaches
Genesis 12:1-4, 15:1-6
“I will make of you a great nation and I will bless you.” v. 12:2
(Sermon not available in print)

March 9, 2014 – THE BROKEN RELATIONSHIP
1st Sunday of Lent 2nd in Lenten Sermon Series “What Does The Church of the Covenant Mean”
Dr. Broberg preaches
Genesis 2: 15-17; 3”8-13 & 17-24
“And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day…” Genesis 3: 8
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE BROKEN RELATIONSHIP 03.09.14

March 5, 2014 – THE CIRCUMCISED HEART
7:00 PM 1st in Lenten Sermon Series “What Does The Church of the Covenant Mean”
Dr. Broberg preaches
Ash Wednesday – Communion
Romans 2: 29 and Colossians 2: 9-14
“real circumcision is a matter of the heart, spiritual not literal.” Romans 2: 29
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE CIRCUMCISED HEART Ash Wednesday 03.05.14

Service of the Cross on Ash Wednesday, where we literally take our sins and nail them to the cross, believing in the power of the blood of Jesus our sins are wiped clean. Preceded by a Pancake Supper sponsored by the Men of the Church.

March 2, 2014 – THE JESUS PRAYER
Dr. Broberg preaches
Luke 18: 9-14
“God Be merciful to me, a sinner!” v. 13
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE JESUS PRAYER 03.02.14

February 23, 2014 –
Pastor Emily preaches
Sermon not available in print

February 18, 2014 – Healing Service – coordinated by our Ministry Team

February 16, 2014 – BLEST BE THE TITHES – 3rd in 4 Part Sermon Series “Secrets of the Blessed Life”
Dr. Broberg preaches
Malachi 3: 5-12
“Put me to the tesst…if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing.” v.10
CLICK FOR SERMON: BLESSED BE THE TITHES THAT BIND 02.16.14

February 9, 2014 – NURTURING HEALING LOVE – 2nd in 4 Part Sermon Series “Secrets of the Blessed Life”
Dr. Broberg preached
I John 4; 7-19
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” v. 18
CLICK FOR SERMON: NURTURING HEALING LOVE 02.09.14

February 2, 2014 – GRATEFUL FOR THE FLEAS – 1st in 4 Part Sermon Series “Secrets of the Blessed Life”
Communion
Dr. Broberg preaches
2 Corinthians 12: 1-10
“My grace is sufficient for you…” v.9
CLICK FOR SERMON: GRATEFUL FOR THE FLEAS 02.02.14

January 26, 2014 – TEACHER FACE
Dr. Broberg preaches
Annual Cong Meeting
Philippians 1: 3-11
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you… that your love may abound more and more…” vs. 3, 9
CLICK FOR SERMON: TEACHERFACE 01.26.14

January 19, 2014 A  – GAME OF THRONES
Dr. Broberg preaches
Installation/ Ordination
I Samuel 13: 8-14
“The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart.” V. 14
CLICK FOR SERMON: A GAME OF THRONES 01.19.14

January 12, 2014  – SERVICE OF CHRISTIAN UNITY – 5:00 p.m. – Wash High Auditorium
Washington Ministerium hosts 1st all city service of Christian Unity.
Rev. Karen Stevenson, preaching.
Massed traditional choir under the direction of Darla Pepper-Miller/ Praise Team with our members participating./ Dr. Broberg leading. 25+ churches participating. Join together and worship God and create COMMUNITY through our love for God and one another!

January 12, 2014A PLAYERS COACH
Pastor Emily Preaches
Matthew 3:13-17
“Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him.” v. 13.
(sermon not available in print)

January 5, 2014THE GREATEST SERMON EVER
Dr. Broberg preaches
II Timothy 4: 6-22
“Do your best to come before winter.”
Commentary sermon on the sermon “Come Before Winter” by Clarence Macartney.
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE GREATEST SERMON EVER 01.05.14

If you would like to read “Come Before Winter” sermon by Clarence Macartney click on the link http://preceptaustin.org/come_before_winter.htm

December 29, 2013 – “The Greatest Story Ever Told”
Pastor Emily preaches
Genesis 3: 1-7
Old Fashioned Carole Sing
(sermon not available in print)

December 24, 2013 – REGALOS-RAGALOS!
Christmas Eve
Services at 6:00 and 11:00 PM
Matthew 2: 1-12
“Then, opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts… v. 11
CLICK FOR SERMON: REGALOS REGALOS 12.24.13

December 22, 2013 – 4th in the Advent Sermon Series: Angels We Have Heard on High – ENTERTAINING ANGELS
Fourth Sunday in Advent
Festival Sunday – ONE WORSHIP SERVICE AT 10:00 AM IN THE SANCTUARY
Dr. Broberg
Hebrews 13: 1-2; Genesis 18: 1-14
“Is anything too hard for the Lord?” v. 14
Live Nativity following 11:00 Worship
CLICK FOR SERMON: ENTERTAINING ANGELS 12.22.13

December 15, 2013 – 3rd in the Advent Sermon Series: Angels We Have Heard on High – ANGELS WITH SKIN
Third Sunday in Advent
Dr. Broberg
Matthew 25: 31-46
“When did we see you Lord?” v. 37
CLICK FOR SERMON: ANGELS WITH SKIN 12.15.13

December 8, 2013 – 2nd in the Advent Sermon Series: Angels We Have Heard on High – LET IT BE
Second Sunday in Advent
Pastor Emily

Luke 1: 26-38

LET IT BE 12.08.13

December 1, 2013 – 1st in the Advent Sermon Series: Angels We Have Heard on High – HEAVENLY HOST
First Sunday in Advent
Communion
Dr. Broberg
Luke 2: 8-14
“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host…” v. 13
CLICK FOR SERMON: HEAVENLY HOST 12.01.13

November 27, 2013 Thanksgiving Eve Service
7:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 1793
Preacher: TBD

November 24, 2013 Presbyterian Women’s Thank Offering Service
Rev. Emily Miller preaching

November 19, 2013 HEALING SERVICE
7:00 PM in the Chapel – Pastor Emily

CLICK FOR SERMON: I JUST WANT CHRISTMAS TO BE OVER 11.19.13

November 17, 2013 – IT’S NOT ABOUT ME
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Dedication
Dr. Broberg
John 3: 16-21
“For God so loved the world…” v. 16
CLICK FOR SERMON: ITS NOT ABOUT ME 11.17.13

November 10, 2013 – MISSION IS POSSIBLE
Consecration Sunday
Dr. Broberg
Matthew 19: 23-30
“With God, all things are possible.” v. 26
CLICK FOR SERMON: MISSION IS POSSIBLE 11.10.13

November 3, 2013 – WELCOME TO THE MISSION FIELD ~ All Sts. and Reformation Sunday
Communion
Dr. Broberg
2 Corinthians 5: 16-21
“Ambassadors for Christ” v. 20
CLICK FOR SERMON: WELCOME TO THE MISSION FIELD 11.03.13

October 27, 2013 – REV. EMILY I. MILLER’S INSTALLATION SERVICE
Dr. Broberg GOD LOVES LAWYERS ALSO
Luke 11: 42-54
“Woe to you lawyers also!” v. 46
CLICK FOR SERMON: GOD LOVES LAWYERS ALSO 10.27.13

October 27, 2013 – DINING WITH REPUBLICANS
Dr. Broberg
Matthew 9: 9-13
“Why does your Master sup with publicans and sinners?” v. 11
CLICK FOR SERMON: DINING WITH REPUBLICANS 10.27.13

October 20, 2013 – AMERICAN PICKERS ~ Congregation Meeting to Elect Officers
Dr. Broberg
I Corinthians 1:20-30
“God chose what is foolish…” v. 27
CLICK FOR SERMON: AMERICAN PICKERS 10.20.13

October 13, 2013 – A 10% SUCCESS RATE
Rev. Miller
Luke 17: 11-19
“Were not 10 made clean? But the other 9, where are they?” v. 17
(Sermon not available in print)

October 6, 2013
Guest Preacher – Dr. Jannie Swart – (Sermon not available in print)
Communion/Reach Out Weedend
REACH OUT WEEKEND. Saturday involvement with community groups and also helping homebound members of our own congregation.

September 29, 2013 – WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?
Dr. Broberg
Luke 10: 22-37
“And who is my neighbor?” v. 29
CLICK FOR SERMON: WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR 09.29.13

September 22 2013 – INVOLVEMENT DAY!!
Guest Preacher – Pastor Pierre (Sermon not available in print)
Two services only at 9:00 a.m. in the Covenant Center and at 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
Opportunities to become involved in small groups that address missional needs. Pastor Pierre from the New Testament Mission in LaCroix, Haiti preaches; Paul Powers of Men of Honor Ministries speaks during Brunch and Program at 10:00 a.m. in Covenant Center. Special tables by mission groups for information and volunteering.

September 15 2013 – AM I MY BROTHERS KEEPER?
Dr. Broberg
Genesis 4: 1-16
“Am I my brother’s keeper?” v. 9
CLICK FOR SERMON: AM I MY BROTHERS KEEPER? 09.15.13

September 8, 2013 – WHO IS YOUR ELLY FLEMING?
RALLY DAY!!!
Pastor Emily
Joshua 4: 1-7, 19-24
(Sermon not available in print)

September 1, 2013 – WATCH WHAT YOU SAY!
Labor Day Weekend
Communion
Rev. Dr. Lawrence M. Stratton, guest preacher
Mark 8: 27-31 and James 3: 1-11
(Sermon not available in print)

August 25, 2013 – GOD’S WORD FOR THE WISE
Pastor Emily
Psalm 119: 1-16
(Sermon not available in print)

August 18, 2013 – TOUCHED BY CHRIST
Pastor Emily
Mark 1: 40-45
(Sermon not available in print)

August 11, 2013 – VIRTUAL REALITY ISN’T
Dr. Broberg
I John 1: 1-4
“…so that you may have fellowship with us” v.3
CLICK FOR SERMON: VITRUAL REALITY ISN’T 08.11.13

August 4, 2013 – STREAMS IN THE DESERT
Communion
Dr. Broberg
Isaiah 35: 1-10
“For waters shall break forth…and streams in the desert.” v. 6
CLICK FOR SERMON: STREAMS IN THE DESERT 08.04.13

July 28, 2013 – BEING SMALL BEFORE GOD
“Christmas in July” Operation Christmas Child Kick-off
Dr. Broberg
Psalm 131
“I have calmed and quieted my soul.” v.2
CLICK FOR SERMON: BEING SMALL BEFORE GOD 07.28.13

July 21, 2013 – LET THE LITTLE CHILDREN COME
Pastor Emily
Mark 10: 13-16
Vacation Bible School Sunday celebration of children!
(Sermon not available in print)

July 14, 2013 – HOLY GROUND
Dr. Broberg
Exodus 3: 1-12
“…for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”
CLICK FOR SERMON: HOLY GROUND 07.14.13

July 7, 2013 – HEARTLAND OF THE WHISKEY REBELLION
Communion
Dr. Broberg
Galatians 5: 1-14
“…and do not submit to a yoke of slavery.” v. 1
CLICK FOR SERMON: HEARTLAND OF THE WHISKEY REBELLION 07.07.13

June 30, 2013 – THE CHURCH AT GROUND ZERO
4th of July Sunday
Dr. Broberg
Isaiah 9: 2-13
“The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down.” v. 10
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE CHURCH AT GROUND ZERO 06.30.13

June 23, 2013 – THE SILENCE OF GOD
Pastor Emily Miller
1 Kings 19: 3-17
(Sermon not available in print)

June 16, 2013 – THE BLESSING
Father’s Day
Dr. Broberg
Genesis 48: 8-14 and Matthew 3: 17
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3: 17
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE BLESSING 06.16.13

June 9, 2012 – SEMPER PARATUS
Celebration of Dr. Stuart D. Broberg’s 30th year of Ordained Ministry
Rev. Craig Kephart
I Peter 3:13-17
(Sermon not available in print)

June 2, 2013 – TO BE A PENGUIN
Confirmation Class Received
Dr. Broberg
I Timothy 4: 11-16
CLICK FOR SERMON: TO BE A PENGUIN 06.02.13

May 26, 2013
Memorial Day Weekend
Pastor Emily
(Sermon not available in print)

May 19, 2013 – STRESSED OR BLESSED?
Pentecost
Dr. Broberg
Isaiah 40: 28-31
“But they who wait for the Lord will renew their strength…” v.31
CLICK FOR SERMON: STRESSED OR BLESSED Pentecost 05.19.13

May 12, 2013 – EVERY DAY IS A GIFT
Mother’s Day – The Covenant Kids Choir will present a musical at 943 service
Dr. Broberg
2 Corinthians 12: 1-10
“My grace is sufficient for you…” v. 9
CLICK FOR SERMON: EVERY DAY IS A GIFT 05.12.13

May 5, 2013 – THE 57 CENT SOLUTION
Endowment Sunday
Communion
Dr. Broberg
2 Corinthians 9: 6-15
“God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance…” v. 8
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE 57 CENT SOLUTION Endowment Sunday 05.05.13

April 28, 2013 – THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
Pastor Emily
Acts 9: 36-43
(Sermon not available in print)

April 21, 2013 – THE SUPERHERO WITHIN
Pastor Emily
Acts 11: 1-8
“Peter turned to the body and said, ‘Tabitha, get up.’
Then she opened her eyes and . . . sat up.” v. 40.
(Sermon not available in print)

April 14, 2013 – THE OFFENCE OF PREACHING
Dr. Broberg
Galatians 1: 6-12
“If I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ.” v. 10
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE OFFENSE OF PREACHING 04.14.13

April 7, 2013 – I AM BLESSED
Eastertide
Communion
Dr. Broberg
Philippians 4: 8-13
“I have learned the secret…” v. 12
CLICK FOR SERMON: I AM BLESSED 04.07.13

March 31, 2013 – GOD’S LOVE NEVER CHANGES
Easter
Hebrews 13: 8
Dr. Broberg
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever.” V. 8
CLICK FOR SERMON: GODS LOVE NEVER CHANGES Easter Sunday 03.31.13

March 28, 2013 – THE POWER IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS
Maundy Thursday ~ Dr. Broberg
Communion
Hebrews 9: 15-22
“Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sin…” v. 22
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE POWER IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS Maundy Thursday 03.28.13

March 24, 2013 Lenten Sermon Series: From Old to New: LET US DRAW NIGH
Palm Sunday ~ Dr. Broberg
9:00 Contemporary and 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
Hebrews 10: 19-25
CLICK FOR SERMON: LET US DRAW NIGH 03.24.13

March 17, 2013 Lenten Sermon Series: From Old to New: YOU GOTTA HAVE FAITH
5th Sunday Lent ~ Pastor Emily preaches
Hebrews 11: 1-7
(Sermon not available in print)

March 10, 2013 Lenten Sermon Series: From Old to New: COVENANT OF THE HEART
Fourth Sunday in Lent ~ Dr. Broberg
Hebrews 10: 8-18
“I will put my laws on their hearts…” v. 16
CLICK FOR SERMON: COVENANT OF THE HEART.03.10.13

March 3, 2013 Lenten Sermon Series: From Old to New: ONCE FOR ALL
Third Sunday in Lent ~ Dr. Broberg
Hebrews 7: 15-28
“…he did this once for all when he offered up himself…” v. 27
CLICK FOR SERMON: ONCE FOR ALL 03.03.13

February 24, 2013 Lenten Sermon Series: From Old to New
Music Ministry Sunday
Pastor Emily
Hebrews 9: 11-14
(Sermon not available in print)

February 17, 2013 Lenten Sermon Series: From Old to New THE GREAT EMERGENCE
Dr. Broberg
Hebrews 1: 1-14
“In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a son…” v. 1-2
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE GREAT EMERGENCE 02.17.13

February 13, 2013 Ash Wednesday – Tableau: “Is It I, Lord?”
Communion
(Sermon not available in print)

February 10, 2013 Visioning Day – One Service 10:00 am
Rev. Craig Kephart, Executive Presbyter, Washington Presbytery.
(Sermon not available in print)

February 3, 2013 INTO THE DEEP DARKNESS
Communion
Dr. Broberg
Exodus 20: 21 and Philippians 1: 21
“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Philippians 1: 21
CLICK FOR SERMON: INTO THE DEEP DARKNESS 02.03.13

January 27, 2013 FIND YOUR CALCUTTA
Pastor Emily
Matthew 25: 31-40
“Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these…you did it unto me.”
(Sermon not available in print)

January 20, 2013 – THE ROAD MAPS ARE GONE – Annual Cong Meeting & Installation of Officers
Dr. Broberg
Exodus 13: 1 ff. and 14: 1 ff.
“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be still.” Exodus 14: 14
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE ROAD MAPS ARE GONE 01.20.13

January 13, 2013
Laity Sunday – Ministry Team Preaches
8:30 & 11:00 – Joe Jefferys – GOD HAS A BETTER OPINION OF YOU THAN YOU HAVE OF YOURSELF
Judges 6: 1-16
“The Lord is with you O mighty warrior.” v. 12
943 – Don Nixon – THE CHURCH NEEDS TO BE THE CHURCH
Matthew 5: 13-16
(Sermons not available in print)

January 6, 2013 – THE MISSIONAL CHURCH
Dr. Broberg
Hebrews 13: 7-16
“Jesus suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through His own blood.” v. 12
CLICK FOR SERMON: THE MISSIONAL CHURCH 01.06.13

December 30, 2012 – SEARCHING FOR JESUS
Rev. Emily Miller
Luke 2: 41-52
(Sermon not available in print)

December 24, 2012 – THE LIGHT OF MEN
Christmas Eve Services at 6:30 and 11:00 p.m. – Christ Candle
Dr. Broberg
John 1: 1-14
“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it” v. 4-5
THE LIGHT OF MEN Christmas Eve 12.24.12

December 23, 2012 – Advent Sermon Series: “Jesus is the Light of the World (John 9: 5)
Festival Sunday – ONE SERVICE at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary – Candle of LOVE
#4 CHILDREN OF THE LOVE OF GOD
Dr. Broberg
1 John 3: 1-3
“See what love the Father has given us, tht we should be called the children of God; and so we are.” v.
CHILDREN OF THE LOVE OF GOD 12.23.12

December 16, 2012 – Advent Sermon Series: “Jesus is the Light of the World (John 9: 5)
#3 JUMP FOR JOY
Rev. Emily Miller
3rd Sunday of Advent – Candle of JOY
Luke 1: 39-45
(Sermon not available in print)

December 9, 2012 – Advent Sermon Series: “Jesus is the Light of the World (John 9: 5)
#2 THE PRINCE OF PEACE IS JESUS
Dr. Broberg
2nd Sunday of Advent – Candle of PEACE
Philippians 4: 4-7
“And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” v.752
THE PRINCE OF PEACE IS JESUS 12.09.12

December 2, 2012 – Advent Sermon Series: “Jesus is the Light of the World (John 9: 5)
#1 THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD IS JESUS
Dr. Broberg
1st Sunday of Advent and Communion – Candle of HOPE
John 3: 16-21
“And this is the judgement, that the light has com into the world, and men lived darkness rather than light…” v.19
THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD IS JESUS 12.02.12

November 25, 2012 – THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.”
Rev. Emily Miller
Psalm 100
(Sermon not available in print)

November 21, 2012 – MAYFLOWER COMPACT
Joint Thanksgiving Eve Service @ Faith U.P. Church
Dr. Broberg
Hebrews 11: 8-16
“By faith he sojourned in the land of promise…” v.9
MAYFLOWER COMPACT 11.24.12

November 18, 2012 – WHY WOMEN’S ORDINATION MATTERS
Womens Thank Offering Sunday
Dr. Broberg
Ephesians 5: 21-33
“This is a great mystery, and I take it ot mean Christ and the church…” v. 32
WHY WOMENS ORDINATION MATTERS 11.18.12

November 11, 2012 – WHAT MY SCOTTISH GRANNIE PREACHED
Consecration Sunday
Dr. Broberg
Luke 19: 11-27
“Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little…” v. 17
WHAT MY SCOTTISH GRANNIE PREACHED 11.11.12

November 4, 2012 – THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE
Dedication Operation Child
Dr. Broberg
Matthew 13: 45-46
“…on finding one pearl of great price…” v. 46
THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE 11.04.12

October 28, 2012 – Three Kingdom Parables on Sowing “#3 The Sermon Randy Would Have Preached”
Reformation/Memorial Sunday
Guest Bagpiper – Mr. George Baldarose
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Matthew 13: 24-30
“Let both grow together until the harvest…
THE SERMON RANDY WOULD HAVE PREACHED 10.28.12

October 21, 2012 – Three Kingdom Parables on Sowing “#2 It Just Takes A Little”
Congregational Meeting
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Matthew 13: 31-32
“…it is the smallest of all seeds…”
IT ONLY TAKES A LITTLE 10.21.12

October 14, 2012 – Three Kingdom Parables on Sowing “#1 Do The Math”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Matthew 13: 18-23
“…bears fruit, and yields…a hundred fold…”
DO THE MATH 10.14.12

October 7, 2012 –
Communion
Guest Preachers: Don and Melanie Roth

September 30, 2012 – “Fear That Stops Us”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Galatians 3: 23 to 4: 7
“So through God you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son then an heir.”
FEAR THAT STOPS US 09.30.12

September 23, 2012 – “Lessons From The Geese”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: I Corinthians 12: 12-27
“If one member suffers, all suffer together…”
LESSONS FROM THE GEESE 09.23.12

September 16, 2012 – “The Tipping Point”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: I Corinthians 15: 51-58
“Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord…”
THE TIPPING POINT 09.16.12

September 9, 2012 – “The One Log in the Logjam”
Rally Day
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Luke 10: 38-42
“one thing is needful…”
THE ONE LOG IN THE LOGJAM 09.09.12

September 2, 2012 – “Building Something for Eternity
Communion
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: I Corinthians 15: 51-58
“your labor is not in vain…”
BUILDING SOMETHING FOR ETERNITY 09.02.12

August 26, 2012 – “I Know Now Why the Woman Cried”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Hebrews 13: 7-16
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever…”
I KNOW NOW WHY THE WOMAN CRIED 08.26.12

August 19, 2012 –
Guest Preacher – The Reverend Alice Fisler

August 12, 2012 – “How Many Jesuses?”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Ephesians 4: 1-6
“One Lord, one faith…”
HOW MANY JESUSES 08.12.12

August 5, 2012 – “Experiencing God”
Communion
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: John 21: 24-25
“But there are also many other things which Jesus did…”
EXPERIENCING GOD 08.05.12

July 29, 2012 –
Guest Preacher, The Reverend Dr. Tim Fearer

July 22, 2012 – #3 “The Feet of God”
Operation Christmas Child Kick Off
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Matthew 28: 16-20
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations…”
THE FEET OF GOD 07.24.12

July 15, 2012 – #2 ” The Hands of the Carpenter”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Matthews 8: 1-17
“And He stretched out His hand and touched Him…”
THE HANDS OF THE CARPENTER 07.15.12

July 8, 2012 – #1 ” The Eyes of Christ”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Revelation 1: 8-18 and 1 Corinthians 13: 12
“His eyes were like a flame of fire…”
THE EYES OF CHRIST 07.08.12

July 1, 2012 – “The Prayer That Forged a Nation”
Communion
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: James 5: 16 and 2 Chronicles 7: 14
” Theprayer of a righteous man…”
THE PRAYER THAT FORGED A NATION 07.01.12

June 24, 2012 – “The Cloud Moved”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Exodus 14: 10-20
“The pillar of cloud by day…did not depart from before the people.”
THE CLOUD MOVED 06.24.12

June 17, 2012 – “Moving Lessons”
Fathers Day
Dr. Broberg
Frist Scripture: Matthew 10: 1-5
“Take no gold…no bag for your journey…”

June 10, 2012 – “It’s Not About Me”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Isaiah 64: 8, Romans 9: 14-26
“Will what is molded say to its molder, Why have you made me thus?”
ITS NOT ABOUT ME 06.10.12

June 3, 2012 – “When a Good Man Stumbles”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Romans 6: 1-11
“The death HE died HE died to sin, once for all, but the life HE lives HE lives to God.”
WHEN A GOOD MAN STUMBLES 06.03.12

May 27, 2012 – “Arlington Cemetery”
Dr. Broberg
First Scipture: Joshua 4: 1-7
“What do those stones mean to you?”

ARLINGTON CEMETERY 05.27.12

May 20, 2012 – “Light The Fire, Part Two”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Exodus 3: 1-12
“…and lo, the bush was burning, yet it was not consumed…”
LIGHT THE FIRE PART TWO 05.20.12

May 13, 2012
Mother’s Day
Guest Preacher: Dr. Don Wilson

May 6, 2012 – “Who Puts the Roof on in 20 Years?”
Communion
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Nehemiah 1: 1-10
“When I heard these words I sat down and wept…”
WHO PUTS THE ROOF ON IN 20 YEARS 05.06.12

April 29, 2012 – “Spiritual, Not Religious”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Matthew 16: 21-28
“If any man would come after me…”
SPIRITUAL NOT RELIGIOUS 04.29.12

April 22, 2012
Guest Preacher: The Reverend Noah McIntee

April 15, 2012 – “The Church with the Not-So-Shaky Knees”
Guest Preacher: The Reverend Alice Fisler
First Scripture: John 20: 19-31

April 8, 2012 – “Unbind the Gravelclothes!”
Easter Sunday
First Scriture: John 11: 25-44
“Unbind him, and let him go.”
UNBIND THE GRAVE CLOTHES 04.08.12

April 6, 2012 – “At the Foot of the Cross”
Good Friday
Guest Preacher: Reverend Jason Hefner from Faith United Pres. Church
Commons Area
First Scripture: Isaiah 52: 13-53: 12 and John 19: 17-30

April 5, 2012 – “Welcome to Goofy-Town”
Maundy Thursday
Communion 7pm
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Matthew 26: 59-68 and 27: 11-23 and 27: 27-31
WELCOME TO GOOFY TOWN 04.05.12

April 1, 2012 – “The Non Anxious Presence”
9:00 am & 11:00 am Serivces
Palm Sunday
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Matthew 21: 1-11
“Who is this?”
THE NON ANXIOUS PRESENCE 04.01.12

March 25, 2012 – “Declaration of Dependancy”
5th Sunday Lent
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Matthew 6: 25-34
“But seek first His Kingdom”
DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCY 03.25.12

March 18, 2012 – “Fulfilling our Purpose”
9:00 am & 11:00 am Services
4th Sunday Lent, Spiritual Renewal Weekend
Guest Preacher: Dr. Bruce Bickel
First Scripture: Ezekiel 36: 22-27 and 2 Corinthians 4: 7-12
“Experience God”

March 11, 2012 – “How Great Thou Art”
3rd Sunday Lent
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Revelations 5: 6-14
HOW GREAT THOU ART 03.11.12

March 4, 2012 – “The Grace of ‘Thou’ Who is With US”
Guest Preacher – Dr. Andrew Purves 9:43 am and 11:00am
2nd Sunday Lent

March 4, 2012 – “Forgiving and Forgiven”
Dr. Broberg 8:30 am
First Scripture: Colossians 3: 12-17
“…as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive…”
FORGIVING AND FORGIVEN 03.04.12

February 26, 2012 – “Add it to the List”
1st Sunday of Lent
Ministry of Music
First Scripture: I Corinthians 13: 1-13
ADD IT TO THE LIST 02.26.12

February 22, 2012 – “The Tableau – The Last Supper –‘Is is I, Lord?'”
Ash Wednesday 7pm
Communion by Intinction

February 19, 2012 – “Baptized in the Same Water”
Dr. Broberg (9:43)
First Scripture: John 1: 19-34
BAPTIZED IN THE SAME WATER 02.19.12

February 19, 2012 – “#3 The Suicide of Judas”
Dr. Broberg (8:30 am and 11:00 am)
First Scripture: Matthew 27: 1-10
“And throwing down the pieces of silver…he went out and hanged himself.”
THE SUICIDE OF JUDAS 02.19.12

February 12, 2012 – “#2 Forcing God’s Hand”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Luke 22: 47-53
“Judas, will you betray the Son of man with a kiss?”
FORCING GODS HAND 02.12.12

February 5, 2012 – “#1 Where we sit in Communion”
Communion
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Luke 14: 1-14
“When you are invited…do not sit dowdn in the place of honor…”

WHERE WE SIT IN COMMUNION 02.15.12

January 29, 2012 – “Counting our Blessing; Counting the Cost”
Congregational Meeting
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Luke 14: 25-33
COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS COSTS 01.29.12

January 22, 2012 – “Dr. Mac and a Promise Worth Keeping”
Ordination/Installation Sunday
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: 2Timothy 4: 1-8
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
DR MAC AND A PROIMISE WORTH KEEPING 01.22.12

Janaury 15, 2012 – “Braveheart”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: I Samuel 17: 41-47
“The battle is the Lord’s…”
BRAVEHEART 01.15.12

January 8, 2012 – “A Tale of Two Churches”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Revelation 2: 1-7 & 3: 14-22
A TALE OF TWO CHURCHES 01.08.12

January 1, 2010
New Years Day
One Service 11:00 am
Rev. Noah McIntee preaching
(Sermon not available in print)

December 25, 2011 – “On the Twelve Days of Christmas”
One Service 10:00 am
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture:  Matthew 1: 18-25
ON THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 12.25.11

December 24, 2011 – “We have no Enemies on Christmas”
Christmas Eve
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture:  Luke 2 – the Birth Narative and Ephesians 2: 11-14
“But now in Chirst Jesus, ou who have been far off have been brought near…”
WE HAVE NO ENEMIES AT CHRISTMAS 12.24.11

December 18, 2011 – “Angels In My Pocket”
4th Sunday Advent
One Serive 10:00 am
Family Festival Sunday

Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Ecclesiastes 11: 1
“Cast your bread upon the water…”
ANGEL IN MY POCKET 12.18.11

December 11, 2011 – “Doubt at Christmas”
3rd Sunday Advent
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture:  John 14: 1-6 and John 20: 24
“Thomas said to him…how can we know the way?”
DOUBT AT CHRISTMAS 12.11.11

December 4, 2011 – “Gathered ‘Round the Holiday Table”
2nd Sunday Advent
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture:  Revelation 19: 5-10
“Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!”
GATHERED ROUND THE HOLIDAY TABLE 12.04.11

November 27, 2011 – “The Long View”
1st Sunday Advent
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture:  Psalm 90: 1-10
“For a thousand years in thy sight are but as Yesterday…”
THE LONG VIEW 11.27.11

November 23, 2011 – “A Rooster’s Revelation”
Thanksgiving Eve Serivce
Jen Newman from 1st Pres will be preaching
First Scripture:  Rev. 7: 9-17
(Sermon not available in print)

November 20, 2011 – “The Good Pastor”
Thank Offering Sunday
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture:  Ezekial 34: 11-24
THE GOOD PASTOR 11.20.11

November 13, 2011 – ” I Love to Tell the Story”
Consecration Sunday
One Service 10:00 am
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture:  Psalm 107: 1-9
“Let me tell you what he has done for me.”
I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY 11.13.11

November 6, 2011 – “Talent Search”
Communion
Rev. Boyer
First Scripture:  Matthew 25: 14-30

11.06.11 TALENT SEARCH

October 30, 2011 – “When Death Leads To Life”
Memorial Sunday, Dedication of Memorials
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: John 12: 20-26
“but if it dies, it bears much fruit…”
WHEN DEATH LEADS TO LIFE 10.30.11

October 23, 2011 – “Starting Over Again”
Reformation Sunday, Congregational Meeting, Election of Officers
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Jeremiah 29: 10-14
“I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place…”

STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN 10.23.11

October 16, 2011 – “Life is Not Fair”
Rev. Boyer
First Scripture:  Matthew 20: 1-16

10.16.11 LIFE IS NOT FAIR

October 9, 2011 – “The Holy Interuption”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Luke 15: 1-7
“What man…does not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after the one who is lost…”

THE HOLY INTERRUPTION 10.09.11

October 2, 2011 –
Communion
Guest Preacher, The Rev. Sasan Tavasoli
(Sermon not available in prnt)

September 25, 2011 –  “Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say”
Rev. Boyer
First Scripture:  Matthew 21: 23-32

09.25.11 Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

Charlie Perrine’s Farewell Sermon to the Presbytery

09.13.11 Perrine Farewell Sermon

September 18, 2011 – “Circled in Red”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture:  John 15: 12-18
“…so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.”
CIRCLED IN RED 09.18.11

September 11, 2011 – “Let’s Roll”
9-11 Memorial
Dr. Broboerg
First Scripture:  2 Timoth 1: 3-14
“God did not give us a spirit of timidity…”
LET’SROLL 09.11.11

September 4, 2011 – “The Holy Sheep Pasture
Labor Day, Communion
Rev. Boyer
First Scripture:  Exodus 3: 1-5, 9-14
“…the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”

09.04.11 THE HOLY SHEEP PASTURE

August 28, 2011 – “Mattie Goes A Huntin”
Rev. Boyer
First Scripture: Romans 12: 17-21
“Beloved, never avenge yourselves…”

08.28.11 Matties Gone A-Huntin

August 21, 2011 – “Pray Like You Mean It”
11:00
Dr . Charles Perrine
First Scripture: Luke 11: 1-13

08.21.11 Pray Like You Mean It Dr. Perrine’s sermon

August 21, 2011 – “Pascal’s Wager”
8:30 & 9:43
Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: Ephesians 4: 11-16
“…for building up the body of Christ…”
PASCALS WAGER 08.21.11

August 14, 2011 – “Broken Cisterns”

Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: Jeremiah 2: 9-13
“…eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

08.14.11 THE BROKEN CISTERN

August 7, 2011 – “Wonder Bread”
Comunion
Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: John 6: 35-58

08.07.11 WONDER BREADcommunion

July 31, 2011 – “And Now for Something Completely Different”
Rev. Randy Boyer
First Scripture: Isaiah 35: 1-10
“The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad,”

07.31.11 And Now For Something Completely Different

July 24, 2011 – “Christmas in July”
OCC Kick Off
Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: 1 John 5: 1-6
“For whatever is born of God overcomes the World.”
CHRISTMAS IN JULY 07.24.11

July 17, 2011 – “1001 Things to do During a Dull Sermon”
VBS Sunday
Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: Romans 10: 5-17
“The word is near you; on you lips and your heart.”
1001 THINGS TO DO DURING A DULL SERMONvbs 07.17.11

July 10, 2011 – “The Washington of Washington County”
Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: Jeremiah 2: 1-11
“Has a nation changed its gods?”

THE WASHINGTON OF WASHINGTON COUNTY 07.10.11

July 3, 2011 – “God Smiles on America”
4th of July
Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: Psalm 33: 10-22
“God is the Lord…”

GOD SMILES ON AMERICA Fourth of July 07.03.11

June 26, 2011 – “It Really Is All About God”
Rev. Boyer
First Scripture: Ephesians 2: 1-10

06.26.11 It Really is All About God

June 19, 2011 – “A Father’s Treasure Chest”
Fathers Day/Graduation Sunday
Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: Matthew 6: 19-21
“…but lay up for yourselves treasurers in heaven…”

AFATHERTREASURECHEST 06.19.11

June 12, 2011 – “Light the Fire”
Pentecost
Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: 2 Timoth 1: 3-10
“…rekindle teh gift of God that is within you…”

06.12.11 LIGHT THE FIREPentecost

June 5, 2011 – “The Rich Young Confirmand”
Communion
Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: Mark 10: 17-27
“…all these I have observed from my youth…”

RICH YOUNG CONFIRMAND 06.05.11

06.05.11 Audio Sermon

 

May 29, 2011 – “With the Saints”
Memorial Day
Rev. Boyer
First Scripture: Ephesians 1: 15-23
“I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints.”

05.29.11 With the Saints

05.29.11 Audio Sermon

May 22, 2011 – “Thank you to our Teachers”
Last Day Sunday School
Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: Deuteronomy 6: 4-9 and 20
“And these words shall be upon your heart…and you shall teach them diligently to our children.”
THANK YOU TO OUR TEACHERS 05.22.11

May 15, 2011 – “After Easter Experience – Now What?”
Pulpit Exchange with St Paul’s AME Church
Guest Preacher: Rev. Arthur Doctor, Senior Minister
First Scripture:

05.15..11 Audio Sermon

“Why We Need One Another”
Message by Dr. Broberg at Israel AME Church/St Paul AME Church
First Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-27

05.15.11 WHY WE NEED ONE ANOTHERpulpitexchange

May 8, 2011 – “The Mothers’ Academy”
Mothers Day
Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: I Peter 4: 7-11
“…since love covers a multitude of sins…”

THE MOTHERS ACADEMY 05.08.11

May 1, 2011 – “Christian Mad Money Account”
Endowment Sunday
Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9: 6-15
“And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance…”

05.01.11 CHRISTIAN MAD MONEY ACCOUNTendowmentsunday

April 24, 2011 – “New Life at Easter”
Easter Sunday
Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: I Peter 1: 1-9
“By His great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

NEW LIFE AT EASTER 04.24.11

April 22, 2011 – “What Wondrous Love is This?”
Good Friday – noon in the Commons
Linda Webster from Faith UP Church Preaches
First Scripture: Philippians 1: 1-11
“And when (Jesus) drew near and saw the city he wept over it…”

April 21, 2011 – The Living Cross Tenebrae Service
Maundy Thursday Communion 7:00pm
Rev. Randy Boyer

April 17, 2011 – “The Passion and the Palm Trees”
Palm Sunday – One Service 10:00 am Covenant Center
Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: Luke 19: 28-44
“And when (Jesus) drew near and saw the city he wept over it…”

04.17.11 THE PASSION AND THE PALM TREES

April 10, 2011 – “Come and See”
5th Sunday Lent
Dr . Broberg
First Scripture: John 12: 20-26
“Sir, we wish to see Jesus.”
COME AND SEE0 04.10.11
Spiritual Leadership Series
based upon the book by Henry and Richard Blackaby

April 3, 2011 – “#11 Upping the Ante”
4th Sunday Lent
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Matthew 10: 24-25 and 38-39
“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.”
UPPING THE ANTE 04.03.11

March 27, 2011 – “Wilderness”
3rd Sunday Lent
Rev. Noah McIntee
First Scripture: Matthew 14: 1-11

03.27.11 Audio Sermon

March 20, 2011 – “#10 Take the Hand of Jesus”
2nd Sunday Lent
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Luke 14: 7-24
“…and he who humbleshimself will be exalted…”

TAKE THE HAND OF JESUS 03.20.11

March 13, 2011 – “#9 Giants in the Land”
1st Sunday Lent
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Numbers 13: 25-Numbers 14: 10
“would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?”

GIANTS IN THE LAND 03.13.11

March 9, 2011 – “Lent: What is it Good For?”
Ash Wednesday
Rev. Randy Boyer Preaching
First Scripture: Matthew 6: 16-18
What is the purpose of this time we call Lent?

 

March 6, 2011 – “#8 Declining our Invitation”
Communion
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Luke 14: 7-24
“…and he who humbleshimself will be exalted…”

DECLINING OUR INVITATION 03.06.11

February 27, 2011 – “#7 The Apostle’s Bucket List”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Romans 15: 17-33
“So that by God’s will I may come to you with joy…”

IT IS WELL 02.27.11

02.27.11 Audio Sermon

 

February 20, 2011 – “#6 On the Playing Field”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: 1 Peter 5: 1-11
“Your adversary…prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking some one to devour.”

ON THE PLAYING FIELD 02.20.11

February 13, 2011 – “The Excitement is Building”
Guest Preacher, Dr. Vande Kappelle
First Scripture: John 14: 1-17

02.13.11 The Excitement is Building

February 6, 2011 – “#5 Power in Weakness”
Communion
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: 2 Corinthians 12: 1-10
“…for when I am weak, then I am strong.”

POWER IN WEAKNESS 02.06.11

January 30, 2011 – “God’s Glory”
Rev. Boyer
First Scripture: Ephesians 1: 3-14
“…to the praise of his glory.”

01.30.11 GODS GLORY

January 23, 2011 – “#4 Produce or Die”
Ordination/Installation Sunday
Annual Congregational Meeting
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: John 15: 1-11
“Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away…”

PRODUCE OR DIE 01.23.11

January 16, 2011 – “#3 Abraham Lincoln on the Mountaintop”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Deuteronomy 34: 1-12
“I have let you see it with your own eyes, but you shall not go over there.”

01.16.11 ABRAHAM LINCOLN ON THE MOUNTAINTOPspiritualleadership

January 9, 2011 – “#2 Out Into Arabia”
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Galationas 1: 11-24
“He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith he once tried to Destroy.”
OUT INTO ARABIA 01.09.11

January 2, 2011 – “#1 The Comfortable Pew”
Communion
Dr. Broberg
First Scripture: Mark 8: 27-38
“If any man would come after me, let himdeny himselft and take up his cross and follow me.”

THE COMFORTABLE PEW 01.02.11

01.02.11 Audio Sermon