Sunday Worship

When He Said This All His Adversaries Were Humiliated


Sermons are back! Rev. Marion agreed to let me post a five minute cut from her full sermon. The flash player is located at the top of this post or you can click the link and download the mp3 to your hard drive.

Proceeds from the September canned food drive will go to the Aaron McNeil House. Each week there will be a different focus on the types of food that are brought.

Sept 5th – Canned Meat
Sept 12th – Canned Fruit
Sept 19th – ‘Complete’ meals (beef stew, beefaroni, etc)
Sept 26th – Soups and Chili

Sermon: The Trump Rule (Marion Brown)

Luke 13:10-17 (NET)

13:10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath, 13:11 and a woman was there who had been disabled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten herself up completely. 13:12 When Jesus saw her, he called her to him and said, “Woman, you are freed from your infirmity.” 13:13 Then he placed his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God. 13:14 But the president of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, said to the crowd, “There are six days on which work should be done! So come and be healed on those days, and not on the Sabbath day.” 13:15 Then the Lord answered him, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from its stall, and lead it to water? 13:16 Then shouldn’t this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be released from this imprisonment on the Sabbath day?” 13:17 When he said this all his adversaries were humiliated, but the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things he was doing.


Added Cindy Jones (cancer surgery)
Added Gus Tynes (surgery)

Sunday Worship

Appointed to be a Prophet to the Nations

Preparations are being made for a canned food drive in September. Red versus Blue teams… stay tuned.

Sermon: No Escape (Marion Brown)

Jeremiah 1:4-10 (NET)

1:4 The Lord said to me, 1:5 “Before I formed you in your mother’s womb I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.” 1:6 I answered, “Oh, Lord God, I really do not know how to speak well enough for that, for I am too young.” 1:7 The Lord said to me, “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ But go to whomever I send you and say whatever I tell you. 1:8 Do not be afraid of those to whom I send you, for I will be with you to protect you,” says the Lord. 1:9 Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, “I will most assuredly give you the words you are to speak for me. 1:10 Know for certain that I hereby give you the authority to announce to nations and kingdoms that they will be uprooted and torn down, destroyed and demolished, rebuilt and firmly planted.”


Added Lena Sturgill
Added Chris Tibbetts
Added Elizabeth Matheny (travel mercies)

canned food drive poster
Red V Blue teams
Sunday Worship

A Song to my Lover About His Vineyard

Sermon: Sing me a love song (Marion Brown)

Isaiah 5:1-7 (NET)

5:1 I will sing to my love – a song to my lover about his vineyard. My love had a vineyard on a fertile hill.

5:2 He built a hedge around it, removed its stones, and planted a vine. He built a tower in the middle of it, and constructed a winepress. He waited for it to produce edible grapes, but it produced sour ones instead.

5:3 So now, residents of Jerusalem, people of Judah, you decide between me and my vineyard!

5:4 What more can I do for my vineyard beyond what I have already done? When I waited for it to produce edible grapes, why did it produce sour ones instead?

5:5 Now I will inform you what I am about to do to my vineyard: I will remove its hedge and turn it into pasture, I will break its wall and allow animals to graze there.

5:6 I will make it a wasteland; no one will prune its vines or hoe its ground, and thorns and briers will grow there. I will order the clouds not to drop any rain on it.

5:7 Indeed Israel is the vineyard of the Lord who commands armies, the people of Judah are the cultivated place in which he took delight. He waited for justice, but look what he got – disobedience! He waited for fairness, but look what he got – cries for help!


Added Shawn Sturgill (deployed)
Added Hilda Bentley (shoulder surgery)
Added Cecil Cornelius (in hospital, age 91)

Here people are waiting before worship begins.

Sunday Worship

Keep Your Lamps Burning

Sermon: On the Brink of Blessings (Marion Brown)

Luke 12:32-40 (NET)

12:32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is well pleased to give you the kingdom. 12:33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide yourselves purses that do not wear out – a treasure in heaven that never decreases, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 12:34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

12:35 “Get dressed for service and keep your lamps burning; 12:36 be like people waiting for their master to come back from the wedding celebration, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. 12:37 Blessed are those slaves whom their master finds alert when he returns! I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, have them take their place at the table, and will come and wait on them! 12:38 Even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night and finds them alert, blessed are those slaves! 12:39 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 12:40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”


Added Ginny Tucker (hernia surgery)
Added Tabitha (work injury)/Larry Meredith
Added Tyler Smith (life issues)
Added Dudley Dobbins (laryngitis)

Church Activities

Galactic Blast-off

Vacation Bible School started with a skit between Mission Commander Buddy and Galileo the green gorilla. After the skit and greeting to the children each ‘mission’ went to their separate stations. Sharon role played the woman at the well story. Hoge and Dennis setup the projector and took the kids on a inter-galactic tour using Hubble Telescope images. Hoge explained what each picture was and why the objects are unique. Last but not least, Greg told the resurrection story of the road to Emmaus.

The comments are open below. Please leave your thoughts. What was your favorite photo? What do you want to see more of?

Sunday Worship

His Brother Came Out… Clutching Esau’s Heel

Vacation bible school was a big success. About 30 ‘cadets’ blasted off on a trip through the universe. Photos will be coming later.

Sermon: Mission Accepted (Marion Brown)

Genesis 25:19-34; 33:1-11 (NET)

25:21 Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. 25:22 But the children struggled inside her, and she said, “If it is going to be like this, I’m not so sure I want to be pregnant!” So she asked the Lord, 25:23 and the Lord said to her,

“Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples will be separated from within you.
One people will be stronger than the other,
and the older will serve the younger.”

25:24 When the time came for Rebekah to give birth, there were twins in her womb. 25:25 The first came out reddish all over, like a hairy garment, so they named him Esau. 25:26 When his brother came out with his hand clutching Esau’s heel, they named him Jacob. Isaac was sixty years old when they were born.


Added Danny Potter (colon cancer, O.L.’s cousin)
Added Jackie Potter (overall health)
Added Michael (cancer)/Sandy Webb
Added Family of Chuck Pollard
Added Janice Gee

This is the aftermath early on Sunday. The older children slept in tents overnight; while some adults stayed up all night.

Stayed tuned for more VBS photos coming later.