Category: Worship

Worship With Us – July and August 2015

WorshipFrom Pastor David McMillan

On Sunday, July 5, we complete our sermon series Jesus is the Question with a message on Questions About Who Jesus Is. In the rest of July and first four Sundays of August, we’ll look at God’s secrets for nurturing healthy relationships. This new sermon series is inspired by Dr. Henry Cloud’s book The Secret Things of God: Unlocking Treasures Reserved for You. Dr. Cloud writes:

We were not meant to be alone. And yet sometimes our behavior or attitudes push away the right kind of people or attract the wrong kind. We get stuck in relationship patterns and think we can’t get out. But we can. When we activate God’s secrets in our life, we will discover newfound confidence, deeper relationships, and the kind of fulfillment we long for.

On the last Sunday of August, we’ll celebrate our 68th anniversary as a congregation with our Eastern Pennsylvania and Peninsula Conference United Methodist Bishop Peggy Johnson. I hope everyone will come out to celebrate another milestone in our life together.


July 5 Jesus is the Question: Questions about Who Jesus Is Mark 8:27-30
July 12 Do Unto Others… Nurturing Healthy Relationships Luke 6:31
July 19 We Reap What We Sew: Nurturing Healthy Relationships Prov. 13:21
July 26 Summer Camp Musical (ONE SERVICE AT 10 AM)
August 2 Guest Preacher – Cliff Flick
August 9 Don’t Cast Your Pearls before Swine: Nurturing Healthy Relationships Prov. 12:26
August 16 Be Quick to Listen and Slow to Speak: Nurturing Healthy Relationships James 1:19
August 23 Be Angry, But Do Not Sin: Nurturing Healthy Relationships Ephesians 4:26
August 30 Anniversary Sunday: Guest preacher U.M. Bishop Peggy Johnson (ONE SERVICE AT 10 AM)

Please note: We will have only two combined services this summer: July 26, for our Family Musical, and August 30, for Anniversary Sunday. Fifth Sundays are no longer combined unless advertised.

Worship With Us – May and June

9am-WorshipFrom Pastor Dave

In May and June, we’ll continue to consider the questions Jesus asked in the four Gospels. Following the Rabbinical tradition, Jesus uses questions to send his listeners on a “quest” for truth and transformation. What response will Jesus’ questions elicit within those of us who confess him as “Savior and Lord?”


We have a few special Sundays coming up. On Sunday, May 10, we’ll gather for one worship service at 10 am to celebrate our Church Family. On Pentecost Sunday, May 24, we’ll recognize our graduates for 2015. Sunday, June 7, is Music Sunday, including special musical performances for the glory of God and the building up of Christ’s Church! Finally, on Sunday, June 28, Debbie Pyle and her piano students will lead us at our late service as we give thanks for our nation’s independence.


May 3 Guest Worship Leader: Pastor Frank Sanders
May 10 Family Celebration Service (One service at 10 AM)
May 17 Questions About Identity Luke 8:26-39
May 24 Questions About Worry Matthew 6:25-34
May 31 Questions About the Reach of Love Luke 10:25-37
June 14 Questions About Healing John 5:1-17; Mark 10:46-52
June 21 Guest Worship Leader: Pastor Steve Belinski
June 28 A Question About Abundance Mark 6:31-44
July 5 Questions About Who Jesus Is Mark 8:27-30


Worship Notes – March & April

Sunday Worshipfrom Pastor Dave

During the Month of March, we continue our sermon series: “That’s What the Man Said: The Sayings of Jesus” inspired by retired Methodist pastor Maxie Dunnam. During the season of Lent, we focus on Jesus’ hard sayings concerning “the cost of Christian discipleship.”


In April, we begin a new sermon series entitled: “Jesus is the Question.” According to seminarian president Martin B. Copenhaver, Jesus primary way of communicating and teaching was by asking questions. According to his count, Jesus asks 307 questions and answers only 3. Why does Jesus ask so many questions? Come to worship and see.


March 1 “Never Apologize for Being Human” John 14:8-14
March 8 “Living in Our Second Childhood” Mark 10:13-16
March 15 “How Deep Is Down?” John 16:19-33
March 22 “Cross-bearing Discipleship” Luke 9: 23-27
March 29 “Not Everyone Who Says, ‘Lord, Lord’” Matthew 21:6-11
April 2 “Holy Thursday Service” (7 PM)
April 5 “Questions of Longing” John 20:1-18
April 12 “Questions About Faith and Doubt” John 20:24-30
April 19 “More Questions from the Risen Christ” John 21:1-14
April 26 “Guest Preacher”


Worship Notes – Winter 2015

Sunday Worshipfrom Pastor Dave

Our sermon series for the next few months is entitled “That’s What the Man Said: The Sayings of Jesus.” It’s based on a Discipleship Workbook written by Maxie Dunnam, a retired United Methodist pastor and author. While Jesus healed many people and performed miracles, he was forever speaking words of life. They are not always easy words to hear for they challenge our acceptance of the status quo and our divided loyalties. But, the words which Jesus speaks are the truths that set us free. Come, as we gather for worship, let us sit beneath Jesus’ teaching and allow his Spirit to make, in us, all things new again.




January 11 “Violets Cracking the Rocks” Matthew 6:25-34
January 18 “Destiny Is a Matter of Choice, Not Chance” Luke 13:22-30
January 25 “God Has No Grandchildren” John 3:1-15
February 1 Guest Preacher: Pastor Larry Carl Mark 1:21-28
February 8 “For God’s Sake, Be as Christian As You Are” Matthew 5:13-16
February 15 “What Can I Get By With” Luke 17:5-10
February 22 “A New Look at the Sabbath” Mark 2:23-28

Worship Notes – July and August


from Pastor Dave

During the months of July and August, we continue our sermon series of the Fruit of the Spirit found in the 5th chapter of Paul’s letter to the church in Galatia. The various qualities of the Fruit of the Spirit are produced in the lives of those who choose to live their lives God’s way. Those who live God’s way, Paul writes, “will inherit the Kingdom of God.”



July 6 The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace
July 13 Guest Preacher: Larry Carl
July 20 The Fruit of the Spirit: Patience
July 27 Summer Musical
August 3 The Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness
August 10 The Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness
August 17 The Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness
August 24 The Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness
August 31 The Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control
September 7 Stewardship Series: With Heart
September 14 Stewardship Series: With Hands
September 21 Stewardship Series: With Feet