To walk by faith, to be a voice of hope, and to be known by love

Sermons by James A Swanson II

Girls, Guts and Glory: My Life with Ten Thousand Soldiers and One Cowardly General – January 29, 2023

Christ Has Come to YOU… On His Way to Someone ELSE! GATHERING & ADORATION FIFTH SUNDAY HYMN SING “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise,” Worshipbook #10 WELCOME *SING TO THE LORD “O Worship the King, All Glorious Above,” Worshipbook #23, vv. 1 & 4 “When We Walk with the Lord,” Worshipbook #376, vv. 1, 2, & 3 *PRAYER W/THE LORD’S PRAYER Our Father…

Talk Is Cheap! – January 22, 2023

Christ Has Come to YOU… On His Way to Someone ELSE! GATHERING & ADORATION PRELUDE “Here I am to Worship” WELCOME *CALL TO WORSHIP (Based on Psalm 78: 1-4, 12-16. Provided by re:Worship, Joan Stott) We come to worship and praise our God, and to learn more about the wonders of our God. How great and wonderful is our Compassionate God. We…

Manna Moments – January 15, 2023

Christ Has Come to YOU… On His Way to Someone ELSE! GATHERING & ADORATION PRELUDE “Forever” WELCOME *SING TO THE LORD “Trading My Sorrows” “Breathe” *PRAYER W/THE LORD’S PRAYER Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive…

Crossing Over Your Jordan – January 8, 2023

Technical difficulties made us miss the beginning of the service Christ Has Come to YOU… On His Way to Someone ELSE! GATHERING & ADORATION PRELUDE “What a Beautiful Name” WELCOME *SING TO THE LORD “Forever” “You Are God Alone” *PRAYER INSTALLATION OF 2023 LEADERSHIP RELEASING THE BLESSING (Tithes & Offerings) Offertory – “Make Me a Servant” *“Doxology,” Worshipbook #48 Praise God from…

Christmas Day 2022

Come, Be Born in Us, O Lord! GATHERING & ADORATION PRELUDE “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” (Lighting of the outer Advent candles – Hope, Joy, Peace, & Love) WELCOME LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH To us, watchful and waiting, a gift has been slipped into our midst. A tiny child, born in a manger, A gift of peace to troubled souls and…

Christmas Eve Service

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service “Journey Toward Bethlehem: What We Really Hunger For” SATURDAY | DECEMBER 24 | 2022 |7:30 PM Gathering & Adoration PRELUDE (Begins @ 7:15 pm) “Christmas Medley of Carols” Bob Lewis on various brass instruments LUKE 2:8-14 (Ted Carrington from Eugene Peterson’s The Message) LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH (Laura Dorunda) *SING TO THE ONE BORN IN BETHLEHEM “Hark!…

It Was Not a Silent Night! – December 18, 2022

Come, Be Born in Us, O Lord! GATHERING & ADORATION PRELUDE “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” Worshipbook #147 WELCOME LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH Junior High Youth “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,” which means, ‘God is with us.’” When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded…

Remembering Joseph – December 4, 2022

Come, Be Born in Us, O Lord! GATHERING & ADORATION PRELUDE “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” Worshipbook #120 WELCOME ISAIAH 7 & MATTHEW 1 | LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH Our Young Single & Married Adults We have been looking for a sign. Emmanuel—God with us. We have been waiting for a savior. Emmanuel—God with us. The time is near—can it be?…

Did Mary want to be Mary? – November 27, 2022

Today’s recording has technical difficulty at about 53 minutes. Sorry about that… Come, Be Born in Us, O Lord! GATHERING & ADORATION PRELUDE “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” Worshipbook #147, vv. 1 & 2 WELCOME ISAIAH 11:1-4, 6 | LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH Our Nursery Volunteers *SING TO THE LORD “Joy to the World! The Lord Is Come!” Worshipbook #146, vv.…