Sunday Worship

Partners in God’s Grace

Sermon: Great Partnerships (W. Glen Sowards)


MP3: sermon-g.sowards-Aug28-2011

Philippians 1:3-11 (NET)

1:3 I thank my God every time I remember you. 1:4 I always pray with joy in my every prayer for all of you 1:5 because of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. 1:6 For I am sure of this very thing, that the one who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus. 1:7 For it is right for me to think this about all of you, because I have you in my heart, since both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel all of you became partners in God’s grace together with me. 1:8 For God is my witness that I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. 1:9 And I pray this, that your love may abound even more and more in knowledge and every kind of insight 1:10 so that you can decide what is best, and thus be sincere and blameless for the day of Christ, 1:11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ to the glory and praise of God.


Updated Family of Dino Glasman (Link to Obit here)

Sunday Worship

Welcome to Dr. Sowards

Sermon: Jacob’s Ladder (Glen Sowards)


MP3: sermon-g.sowards-Aug21-2011

Genesis 28:10-16 (NET)

28:10 Meanwhile Jacob left Beer Sheba and set out for Haran. 28:11 He reached a certain place where he decided to camp because the sun had gone down. He took one of the stones and placed it near his head. Then he fell asleep in that place 28:12 and had a dream. He saw a stairway erected on the earth with its top reaching to the heavens. The angels of God were going up and coming down it 28:13 and the Lord stood at its top. He said, “I am the Lord, the God of your grandfather Abraham and the God of your father Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the ground you are lying on.


Added Gail Toy (stroke)

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Sunday Worship

God Sent Me Ahead To Preserve A Remnant

Sermon: The Feast of God (Marion Brown)

Genesis 45:1-15 (NET)

His brothers could not answer him because they were dumbfounded before him. 45:4 Joseph said to his brothers, “Come closer to me,” so they came near. Then he said, “I am Joseph your brother, whom you sold into Egypt. 45:5 Now, do not be upset and do not be angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me ahead of you to preserve life! 45:6 For these past two years there has been famine in the land and for five more years there will be neither plowing nor harvesting. 45:7 God sent me ahead of you to preserve you on the earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. 45:8 So now, it is not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me an adviser to Pharaoh, lord over all his household, and ruler over all the land of Egypt. 45:9 Now go up to my father quickly and tell him, ‘This is what your son Joseph says: “God has made me lord of all Egypt. Come down to me; do not delay! 45:10 You will live in the land of Goshen, and you will be near me – you, your children, your grandchildren, your flocks, your herds, and everything you have. 45:11 I will provide you with food there because there will be five more years of famine.


Added Melinda Stewart (Mother passed away)
Updated Jim Love (returning to work) PTL!
Updated Lou Willis (legal problems ending) PTL!


God Bless Rev. Marion

Next Sunday will be Rev. Marion’s last day as Pastor of Christian Heights. I have copied a statement she wrote earlier.

Sunday, August 14, 2011, will be Rev. Marion’s last Sunday at Christian Heights UMC.  On August 15th, she will begin serving as the new Executive Director of Sanctuary, Inc, a domestic violence shelter located in Hopkinsville, Ky.  CHUMC welcomes Dr. Glen Sowards who will serve as the Interim Pastor.

God Bless Rev. Marion, Rev. Nathan, and Harrison!

Sunday Worship

Saving The Best Until Last

Sermon: The Good Stuff (Marion Brown)

John 2:1-11 (NET)

2:6 Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washing, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 2:7 Jesus told the servants, “Fill the water jars with water.” So they filled them up to the very top. 2:8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the head steward,” and they did. 2:9 When the head steward tasted the water that had been turned to wine, not knowing where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), he called the bridegroom 2:10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the cheaper wine when the guests are drunk. You have kept the good wine until now!” 2:11 Jesus did this as the first of his miraculous signs, in Cana of Galilee. In this way he revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.


Added Brandon Burke
Added Family of David Kozac
Added Family of Nathan Guthrie (age 35, cancer)
Added Alice Stagner
Added Buddy Harris (tests Aug 10)