August 7, 2022

Worship in the Park


Today we had worship in the park. After a delicious breakfast made by Steve Moore and his family, we were called to worship by the Pilgrim Brass. In addition to lots of beautiful music and a message, we shared in the Lord's Supper. Next week we'll be back in our sanctuary, continuing the Fruit of the Spirit sermon series.

Here's a video of the complete service (click on "read more"):

July 31, 2022

July 31 Worship

Last week, we worshiped at Big Creek Park and our music was provided by the Chardon Polka Band. Next week, worship will be at Mountain Run Station and our music will be provided by Pilgrim Brass. Today, however, we were in our own sanctuary for installment five in the Fruit of the Spirit sermon series. The theme was Kindness. Below is a video of the complete service (click on "read more") and beneath that is a transcript of the sermon.

Pastoral Prayer for July 31


Loving God, we praise you that, in your kindness,
you have called us together this morning.
We thank you, that your grace helps us in every need;
your word comforts us in all fear.
We bless you that, even in our deepest despair,

July 24, 2022

Polka Sunday Worship

We took a break from the ordinary and held our worship service in Big Creek Park today. This was a special musical service with our special guests, the Chardon Polka Band, providing not only entertainment, but accompaniment to our hymns. The scripture reading was the appointed gospel lesson—the section of Luke in which Jesus teaches his disciples to pray. 

The music included a hymn to the tune of the Beer Barrel Polka, Do Lord, Standing on the Promises, and Amazing Grace (to an alternate tune). A video of the complete worship service follows (click "read more").

July 17, 2022

July 17 Worship

Worship opened today with Psalm 40 (I waited patiently for the Lord. who inclined to me and heard my prayer...), and the first hymn was How Great Thou Art. The scripture reading was Hebrews 6:9-15, followed by the hymn Take Time to Be Holy. The message was on Patience, the fourth in a nine-sermon series on the Fruit of the Spirit

Here is a video of the complete worship service (click on "read more"), beneath which is a transcript of today's sermon.

July 10, 2022

July 10 Worship

Today's message was about peace. It was the third of a nine-sermon series on the Fruit of the Spirit. We opened worship by praying the Prayer of Saint Francis, and our first hymn contained the line, Your words to me a full of joy, of beauty, peace, and grace; from them I learn your blessèd will, through them I see your face. After the sermon we also sang Let There Be Peace on Earth.

Here is a video of the complete service (click on "read more"), and beneath that is a transcript of the sermon.