September 25, 2022

September 25 Worship

We opened this morning's worship service with words taken from the 91st and 31st Psalm, then sang Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah. The scripture lesson was taken from 1 Timothy six, which includes a warning about the love of money. But the sermon text was Jeremiah 32:15, a verse from the passage that tells how Jeremiah bought a field in Anathoth—the inspiration for our second hymn choice, Faith While Trees Are Still in Blossom. Our last hymn was When We Walk with the Lord (Trust and Obey). Below is a video of the complete service (click on "read more")

September 18, 2022

Septemer 18, 2022

Today's call to worship was Psalm 100, and the opening song was the National Hymn. After the children's message, we sang What a Friend We Have in Jesus. The scripture passage was from 1 Timothy, and instructed us to pray for everyone—especially our leaders. The sermon was entitled Who to Pray For

The service in its entirety can be viewed below (click on "read more"), and beneath that there is a transcript of the sermon.

September 11, 2022

September 11 Worship

Today was Rally Day at Pilgrim Christian Church. We blessed backpacks during the children's message, and the sermon was based on Luke 15:1-7 and Galatians 5:23b. Our hymns included Jesus Loves Me and Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us. After the sermon we sang My Country, 'Tis of Thee because it uses the tune of God Save the King.

A video of the entire service is found below (click on "read more") and beneath that is a transcript of the sermon.

September 4, 2022

September 4 Worship

There are nine fruits of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23, and today's worship theme was the ninth and final in the Fruit of the Spirit sermon series: Self-Control. The pre-worship devotion was the text of a Labor Day hymn, and Labor Day was also the theme of the pastoral prayer. The hymns included Come, Thou Fount and Dear God, Creator Good and Kind, as well as the communion hymn, Be Known to Us in Breaking Bread. Below is a video of the entire worship service (click "read more"), and beneath that is a transcript of the sermon.

A Prayer for Labor Day

We praise and thank you, O God,
for creating and ordering the world.
We thank you that in the ordering of time,
you have given us six days to labor and one day to rest.
And today, as we rest from our labors,

August 29, 2022

Fight Song Post

1. Louisville Cardinals
This past Saturday was Week 0 of the college football season, so several early games have already taken place. But for the Louisville Cardinals, the season begins this coming Saturday with an ACC matchup against Syracuse. As is my custom, I'm ranking the fight songs of Louisville and its twelve regular season opponents from best to worst. Starting off at No. 1, here is the song voted "The Best in the World" by everybody and their mother's cousin...
University of Louisville's Fight, UofL!

2. Clemson Tigers
Because most of our schedule consists of the same teams year in and year out, I've changed my criteria this year in order to create a bit more variety.