Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Guest Sermon: Preaching to the Choir

Guest Sermon from Sunday, July 17, 2015
Guest Preacher: Rev. Arlyn Abrams
Scripture: Luke 13:1-5

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Guest Sermon: Hannah Price

Sermon from Sunday, June 7, 2015
Guest: Hannah Price

Pastor Stephanie's mom was in the hospital, and so she went to be with her in the emergency time. Thank you to Hannah Price for stepping into lead worship.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sermon: The One- Tornadoes

Sermon from Sunday, May 10, 2015
Scripture: Psalm 46

This Sunday was graduation Sunday, but was significantly interrupted by the terror of tornado sirens. While this video is not the complete message and it ends in a way that is incomplete as well, the message is still the same. If anything I ask you to take a look at the scripture in light of the destruction of the tornado in Delmont, SD.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Clergy Corner "They Will Know"

Clergy Corner published first week of May 2015 written April 28, 2015

So many things have happened in the world this week and it’s only Tuesday. There is uproar, protesting, and violence in Baltimore. There is death, shock and loss in Nepal. There are others waiting and praying for the release of captives in the Middle East, Africa, and Indonesia.
With all of this horror going on, we missed a few things that were news worthy. Several clergy, over 100, peacefully protested against violence in Baltimore on Monday evening. In Nigeria, 293 women and girls were rescued on Tuesday while hundreds more bodies were found.
How do you and I respond?

On Jesus’ last night with the disciples he says “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

How we respond makes all of the difference! Do we respond out of bitterness, anger, regret, hatred, unfairness, shock, grief? Do we respond out of the fruit of the Holy Spirit living in us: “Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control?” How we respond is how others know. Know what? It is how other know you, me, and Jesus.
There is another part of what Jesus was saying that I find surprising: “a new command.” If you are to be a follower of Christ, then this is what you must do. Love one another.

There is a song that many churches sing: “They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Love.” I encourage you to take a look at all of the lyrics when you get a chance, but here are a few lines that stuck out to me: “And we pray that all unity may one day be restored… We will work with each other, we will work side by side, and we’ll guard each one’s dignity and save each one’s pride”

This is my prayer for those of us in the Parkston area who claim to know Christ: May those who hear what we say and see what we do both in public and in private come to hear, see, and know the true God. May our reactions be out of love and only Christ’s love. May we admit when we have been wrong and seek forgiveness. May all of this happen through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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