Upcoming Sermons

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August 20, 2017

11th Sunday after Pentecost/ in Kingdomtide
Back-to-School Blessing Sunday: Growing Young
Acolyte Dedication
Rev. Susan Brims, District Superintendent, Desert Southwest Conference
Reboot: 3. Let Love Reboot Your Life
Scripture: Jeremiah 31:3-4; Matthew 28:7-8

8 am in the Chapel

9:30 am in the Sanctuary

 

Worship followed by Senior High Youth/Parent Kick-off Brunch at 10:45 am in the Fellowship Center

 

11 am, Ignite in the Chapel

 

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Jeremiah 31:3-4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

3 the Lord appeared to him[a] from far away.[b] I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. 4 Again I will build you, and you shall be built, O virgin Israel! Again you shall take[c] your tambourines, and go forth in the dance of the merrymakers.

Matthew 28:7-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead,[a] and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” 8 So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.

August 27, 2017

12th Sunday after Pentecost/ in Kingdomtide
Bible Blast and Bible Presentation 
Pastor Emeritus Robert A. Stanley
Reboot: 4. When Troubles Come
Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24

8 am in the Chapel

9:30 am in the Sanctuary

11 am, Ignite in the Chapel

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1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Final Exhortations, Greetings, and Benediction 12 But we appeal to you, brothers and sisters,[a] to respect those who labor among you, and have charge of you in the Lord and admonish you; 13 esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. 14 And we urge you, beloved,[b] to admonish the idlers, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all of them. 15 See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise the words of prophets,[c] 21 but test everything; hold fast to what is good; 22 abstain from every form of evil.

23 May the God of peace himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound[d] and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do this.

September 3, 2017

13th Sunday after Pentecost/ in Kingdomtide
Family Sunday 
Dave Summers
A Place to Belong: A Place to Care
Scripture: John 15:9-17

8 am in the Chapel

9:30 am in the Sanctuary

11 am, Ignite in the Chapel

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John 15:9-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

9 As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. 11 I have said these things to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be complete.

12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I do not call you servants[a] any longer, because the servant[b] does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from my Father. 16 You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name. 17 I am giving you these commands so that you may love one another.

September 10, 2017

14th Sunday after Pentecost/ in Kingdomtide
Journeys: PVUMC Small Groups Kick-off
Dave Summers
A Place to Belong: A Place to Journey Together
Scripture: I Peter 1:13-22 (The Message)

8 am in the Chapel

9:30 am in the Sanctuary

11 am, Ignite in the Chapel

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So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives. Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing. You didn’t know any better then; you do now. As obedient children, let yourselves be pulled into a way of life shaped by God’s life, a life energetic and blazing with holiness. God said, “I am holy; you be holy.” You call out to God for help and he helps—he’s a good Father that way. But don’t forget, he’s also a responsible Father, and won’t let you get by with sloppy living.

Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know. He died like an unblemished, sacrificial lamb. And this was no afterthought. Even though it has only lately—at the end of the ages—become public knowledge, God always knew he was going to do this for you. It’s because of this sacrificed Messiah, whom God then raised from the dead and glorified, that you trust God, that you know you have a future in God.

Now that you’ve cleaned up your lives by following the truth, love one another as if your lives depended on it. Your new life is not like your old life. Your old birth came from mortal sperm; your new birth comes from God’s living Word. Just think: a life conceived by God himself! That’s why the prophet said, The old life is a grass life, its beauty as short-lived as wildflowers; Grass dries up, flowers droop, God’s Word goes on and on forever. This is the Word that conceived the new life in you.

September 17, 2017

15th Sunday after Pentecost/ in Kingdomtide
New Members Join

Dave Summers
A Place to Belong: A Place to Do Mission
Scripture: I John 3:16-24

8 am in the Chapel

9:30 am in the Sanctuary

11 am, Ignite in the Chapel

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1 John 3:16-24 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. 17 How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister[a] in need and yet refuses help?

18 Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action. 19 And by this we will know that we are from the truth and will reassure our hearts before him 20 whenever our hearts condemn us; for God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. 21 Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have boldness before God; 22 and we receive from him whatever we ask, because we obey his commandments and do what pleases him.

23 And this is his commandment, that we should believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. 24 All who obey his commandments abide in him, and he abides in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit that he has given us.

September 24, 2017

16th Sunday after Pentecost/ in Kingdomtide
Celebration Sunday – Ignite Brunch

Dave Summers
A Place to Belong: A Place to Celebrate God’s Love
Scripture: Psalm 147

8 am in the Chapel

9:30 am in the Sanctuary

11 am, Ignite in the Chapel

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Psalm 147 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Praise the LORD! How good it is to sing praises to our God; for he is gracious, and a song of praise is fitting.

The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel.

He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.

He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.

Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.

The LORD lifts up the downtrodden; he casts the wicked to the ground.

Sing to the LORD with thanksgiving; make melody to our God on the lyre.

He covers the heavens with clouds, prepares rain for the earth, makes grass grow on the hills.

He gives to the animals their food, and to the young ravens when they cry.

His delight is not in the strength of the horse, nor his pleasure in the speed of a runner;

but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.

Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem! Praise your God, O Zion!

For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you.

He grants peace within your borders; he fills you with the finest of wheat.

He sends out his command to the earth; his word runs swiftly.

He gives snow like wool; he scatters frost like ashes.

He hurls down hail like crumbs— who can stand before his cold?

He sends out his word, and melts them; he makes his wind blow, and the waters flow.

He declares his word to Jacob, his statutes and ordinances to Israel.

He has not dealt thus with any other nation; they do not know his ordinances. Praise the LORD!

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