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“Rest A While…” | Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Rest A While…”Ninth Sunday After PentecostJuly 21, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 6:30-44  30 The apostles *gathered together with Jesus; and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught. 31 And He *said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a little while.” (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.) 32 And they…

“Meanhwhile, In Other News…” | Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Meanwhile, In Other News…”Eighth Sunday After PentecostJuly 14, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 6:14-29  14 King Herod heard about this, for Jesus’ name had become well known. Some were saying,[a] “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.” 15 Others said, “He is Elijah.” And still others claimed, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of long…

“Enough!” | Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Enough!”Seventh Sunday After PentecostJuly 7, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 6:1-13 1 Jesus went out from there and *came into [a]His hometown; and His disciples *followed Him. 2 And when the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue; and [b]the many listeners were astonished, saying, “Where did this man learn these things, and what is this wisdom that has been given to Him, and such [c]miracles as these performed…

“The Lost Language Of Lament” | Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “The Lost Language Of Lament”Sixth Sunday After PentecostJune 30, 2024Rev. Dr. Guy D. Griffith 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 1 Now it came about after the death of Saul, when David had returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, that David stayed two days in Ziklag. 17 Then David sang this song of mourning over Saul and his son Jonathan, 18 and he told them to teach the sons of Judah the…

“Still In The Storm” | Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Still In The Storm”Fifth Sunday After PentecostJune 23, 2024Rev. Stephanie Boaz Mark 4:35-41  35 On that day, when evening came, He *said to them, “Let’s go over to the other side.” 36 After dismissing the crowd, they *took Him along with them in the boat, just as He was; and other boats were with Him. 37 And a fierce gale of wind *developed, and the waves were breaking over the boat…

“Picking Good News!” | Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Picking Good News!”Fourth Sunday After PentecostJune 16, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 4:26-34  26 And He was saying, “The kingdom of God is like a man who casts seed upon the soil; 27 and he goes to bed at night and gets up daily, and the seed sprouts and grows—how, he himself does not know. 28 The soil produces crops by itself; first the stalk, then the head, then the mature…

“When God Isn’t Enough” | Third Sunday After Pentecost

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “When God Isn’t Enough”Third Sunday After PentecostJune 9, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake I Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20  4 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah; 5 and they said to him, “Behold, you have grown old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now appoint us a king to judge us like all the nations.” 6 But the matter was [a]displeasing in the…

“Ordinary Vessels, Extraordinary Purpose” | Second Sunday After Pentecost

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Ordinary Vessels, Extraordinary Purpose”Second Sunday After PentecostJune 2, 2024Rev. Stephanie Boaz 2 Corinthians 4:1-12 1 Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart, 2 but we have renounced the things hidden because of shame, not walking in trickery nor distorting the word of God, but by the open proclamation of the truth commending ourselves to every person’s conscience in the sight of God. 3…

“We Need To Talk.” | Trinity Sunday

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “We Need To Talk”Trinity SundayMay 26, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Isaiah 6:1-8 In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. 2 Seraphim were standing above Him, each having six wings: with two each covered his face, and with two each covered his feet, and with two each flew. 3 And one called…

“The Spirit Gives” | Pentecost Sunday

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “The Spirit Gives”Pentecost SundayMay 19, 2024Rev. Stephanie Boaz acts 2:1-21 When the day of Pentecost [a]had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly a noise like a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And tongues that looked like fire appeared to them, [b]distributing themselves, and a tongue [c]rested on each one of them. 4 And they…

“You Count For Something” | Seventh Sunday Of Easter

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “You Count For Something!”Seventh Sunday Of EasterMay 12, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Click to download sermon transcript acts 1:15-17, 21-26 15 [a]At this time Peter stood up among the brothers and sisters (a group of about 120 [b]people was there together), and said, 16 “[c]Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested…

“What’s Not To Love?” | Fifth Sunday Of Easter

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “What’s Not To Love”Fourth Sunday Of EasterApril 28, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Click to download sermon transcript John 10:1-10 “Truly, truly I say to you, the one who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. 2 But the one who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him…

“More Than A Hired Hand” | Fourth Sunday Of Easter

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “More Than A Hired Hand”Fourth Sunday Of EasterApril 21, 2024Rev. Dr. Guy D. Griffith John 10:11-18 11 “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters the flock. 13…

“Be The Love…” | Third Sunday Of Easter

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Be The Love…”Third Sunday Of EasterHoly BaptismApril 14, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake 1 John 3:1-7 See [a]how great a love the Father has given us, that we would be called children of God; and in fact we are. For this reason the world does not know us: because it did not know Him. 2 Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will…

“So I Send You” | Second Sunday Of Easter

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “So I Send You”Second Sunday Of EasterHoly CommunionApril 7, 2024Rev. Heidi Hudnut-Beumler John 20:19-31 19 Now when it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were [a]shut where the disciples were together due to fear of the [b]Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst, and *said to them, “Peace be to you.” 20 And when He had said this, He showed them…

“There Is No Better Ending” | Resurrection Of Our Lord | 9:15 & 11 a.m.

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Resurrection of Our Lord“There Is No Better Ending”March 31, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 16:1-8 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of [a]James, and Salome bought spices so that they might come and anoint Him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, they *came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 They were saying to one another, “Who will roll away…

“There Is No Better Ending” | Resurrection Of Our Lord | 7:30 a.m.

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Resurrection of Our Lord“There Is No Better Ending”March 31, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 16:1-8 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of [a]James, and Salome bought spices so that they might come and anoint Him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, they *came to the tomb when the sun had risen. 3 They were saying to one another, “Who will roll away…

Good Friday

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Good FridayMarch 29, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake John 19:17-30 17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others—one on each side and Jesus in the middle. 19 Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read: jesus of nazareth, the king of the jews. 20 Many of…

“Love As I Love” | Maundy Thursday

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Maundy Thursday“Love As I Love”March 28, 2024Rev. Stephanie Boaz John 13:1-7, 31b-35  Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus, knowing that His hour had come that He would depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them [a]to the end. 2 And during supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to…

“The Time Of Our Lives” | Fifth Sunday Of Lent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fifth Sunday of Lent“The Times of Our Lives”March 17, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Download Sermon Transcript Here! John 12:20-33 20 Now there were some Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast; 21 these people then came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and were making a request of him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip *came and *told Andrew; then Andrew…

“The Good Life” | Fourth Sunday Of Lent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Fourth Sunday of Lent“The Good Life”March 10, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Download Sermon Transcript HERE! John 3:14-21 14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who [a]believes will have eternal life in Him. 16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will…

“What’s Going On In Here?” | Third Sunday Of Lent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Third Sunday of Lent“What’s Going On In Here”Holy CommunionMarch 3, 2024Rev. Dr. Guy D. Griffith I Corinthians 1:18-25 18 For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who [a]are perishing, but to us who [b]are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And the understanding of those who have understanding, I will confound.” 20 Where…

“Who God Thinks You Are” | Second Sunday Of Lent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Second Sunday of Lent“Who God Thinks You Are”February 25, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Download sermon transcript HERE! Mark 8:27-38 27 Jesus went out, along with His disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way He questioned His disciples, saying to them, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 They told Him, saying, “John the Baptist; and others say Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29 And…

“Believe The Good News” | First Sunday Of Lent

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player First Sunday of Lent“Believe The Good News”CommunionFebruary 18, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Downloadable sermon transcript HERE! Mark 1:9-15 9 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And immediately coming up out of the water, He saw the heavens [a]opening, and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon Him; 11 and a voice came from the heavens: “You are My beloved…

Ash Wednesday Midday Service

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player Ash Wednesday Midday ServiceFebruary 14, 2024Rev. Dr. Guy D. Griffith and Heidi Hudnut-Beumler Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 “Take care not to practice your righteousness in the sight of people, to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven. 2 “So when you [a]give to the poor, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets,…

“Listen Up!” | Transfiguration Of The Lord

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Listen Up!”Transfiguration Of The LordBaptism SundayFebruary 11, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Download Sermon Transcript Here! Mark 9:2-9 2 And six days later Jesus *took with Him Peter, [a]James, and John, and *brought them up on a high mountain by themselves. And He was [b]transfigured before them; 3 and His garments became radiant and exceedingly white, as no launderer on earth can whiten them. 4 And Elijah appeared to them along with…

“Abide In God’s Love” | Confirmation Sunday

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Abide in God’s Love”Confirmation SundayFifth Sunday After EpiphanyJanuary 28, 2024Rev. Heidi Hudnut-Beumler 1 John 4:7-21 7 Beloved, let’s love one another; for love is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 By this the love of God was revealed [a]in us, that God has sent His only Son…

“More Than You Know”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “More Than You Know”Fourth Sunday After EpiphanyJanuary 28, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 1:21-28 21 They *went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath Jesus entered the synagogue and began to teach. 22 And they were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Just then there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit; and he cried…

“Gone Fishin'”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Gone Fishin’”Third Sunday After EpiphanyJanuary 21, 2024Rev. Dr. Guy D. Griffith Mark 1:14-20 14 After John had been arrested,[a] Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: 15 “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” [b] 16 As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea;…

“You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet!”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet!”Second Sunday After EpiphanyJanuary 14, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake John 1:43-51 43 The next day He [a]decided to go to Galilee, and He *found Philip. And Jesus *said to him, “Follow Me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip *found Nathanael and *said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses wrote in the Law, and the prophets also…

“Between What Was And What Will Be”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Between What Was An d What Will Be”Baptism Of The LordJanuary 7, 2024Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 1:4-11 4 John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, [a]preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins. 6 John was…

“Rest Easy”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Rest Easy”First Sunday of ChristmasDecember 31, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Download Sermon Transcript Luke 2:22-40 22 And when the days for [a]their purification according to the Law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord: “Every firstborn male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”), 24 and to…

“Bethlehem Bound”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Bethlehem Bound”Fourth Sunday of Advent & Christmas EveDecember 24, 2023Rev. Dr. Guy D. Griffith Download Sermon Transcript Luke 2:1-20 Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all [a]the inhabited earth. 2 [b]This was the first census taken while [c]Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all the people were on their way to register for the census, each to his own…

“Good News Begins Here”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Good News Begins Here”Second Sunday of AdventDecember 10, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Mark 1:1-8 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, 2 just as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “Behold, I am sending My messenger [a]before You, Who will prepare Your way; 3 The voice of one calling [b]out in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight!’” 4 John…

“What Keeps You Awake At Night?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “What Keeps You Awake At Night”First Sunday of AdventDecember 3, 2023Rev. Dr. Guy D. Griffith Mark 13:24-37 24 “But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give its light, 25 and the stars will be falling from heaven, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in clouds…

“If Memory Serves…”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “If Memory Serves…”Christ The King | Reign Of Christ SundayNovember 26, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Matthew 25:31-46  31 “But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne. 32 And all the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, just as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; 33…

“Giving Thanks”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “Giving Thanks”Twenty-Fifth Sunday after PentecostNovember 19, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Luke 17:11-19 11 While He was on the way to Jerusalem, He was passing [a]between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as He entered a village, ten men with leprosy who stood at a distance met Him; 13 and they raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When He saw them, He said to them, “Go and show…

“…That They Should Set Their Hope In God.”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “…That They Should Set Their Hope In God.”Twenty-Fourth Sunday after PentecostWestminster’s 150th Anniversary SundayNovember 12, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Download Sermon Transcript Hebrews 11:39-12:2  39 And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive [a]what was promised, 40 because God had [b]provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect. 12 Therefore, since we also have such a great cloud of…

Evensong | A Choral Service Of Evening prayer For All Saints’ Day

ALL SAINTS’ DAY November 1st is All Saints’ Day. It is often celebrated in worship on the first Sunday in November of each year. At the time of the Reformation, the New Testament understanding of “saint,” as including all believers, was recovered; and in contemporary understanding, it is the day when we celebrate all Christian people of every time and place, living and dead. 

“When Is It Enough?”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “When Is It Enough”Twenty-Third Sunday after PentecostAll Saints’ SundayNovember 5, 2023Rev. Dr. Donovan Drake Download Sermon Transcript Matthew 5:1-12  1 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the [a]mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. 2 And He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying, 3 “[b]Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are…

“By Grace Alone”

Click this link for sermons on the Podcast Player “By Grace Alone”Twenty-Second Sunday after PentecostReformation SundayOctober 29, 2023Rev. Heidi Hudnut-Beumler Romans 3:19-24  19 Now we know that whatever the Law says, it speaks to those who are [a]under the Law, so that every mouth may be closed and all the world may become accountable to God; 20 because by the works [b]of the Law [c]none of mankind will be justified in His sight; for [d]through the Law comes [e]knowledge of…