Sermons from 2019

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Money – What Do You Make of It?

Scripture Lessons – Isaiah 58:1–8 & Matthew 22:15–22 – Read by Cindy Mann   Sermon – Money—What Do You Make of It? – Rev. Alex Barnes

In Order to Show God’s Glory


Image: Christ Healing the Blind, ca.1570. El Greco. On Display at the Met Fifth Avenue, New York City   Scripture Lessons – Isaiah 29:13–19 & John 9:1–12 – Read by Cindy Vaughn   Sermon – In Order to Show God’s Glory – Rev. Alex Barnes

Desperate Faith


Image: Healing of the Blind Man, 1871. By Carl Bloch. On display at the Hillerod Museum, Denmark   Scripture Lessons – Isaiah 9:2 & Mark 10:46–52 – Read by Ken Mann   Sermon – Desperate Faith – Rev. Alex Barnes

Setting the Table


Picture – The Lord’s Table, 2019, Photo taken at the Milton Presbyterian Church, Rittman, Ohio Music Ministry – Get All Excited   Scripture Lessons – Isaiah 60:1-5 & Mark 1:1-11 – Read by Donna Robertson   Meditation – Setting the Table – Rev. Alex Barnes

A Shared Victory


Image: The Resurrection, c.1715 by Sebastiano Ricci. On display at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, South London UK Scripture Lesson – Isaiah 62:11–12 & 63:7–8 – Read by Justine Brandes   Sermon – A Shared Victory – Rev. Alex Barnes

Changing Our Dirty Clothes


Image: The Wash House, 1905, William Orpen, On display at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin First Scripture Lesson – Psalm 11 Quartet “The Men of Milton” – “I’ll Fly Away”, “The Trees of the Field” Second Scripture Lesson – Colossians 3:2-15 Sermon – Changing Our Dirty Clothes  

Celebrating the Life of Thomas C. Ditch

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  “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”  Colossians 4:6 Prelude Music Welcome Prayer – Hymn Psalm 23 Reflection by Jim Ditch Reflection by Chuck Cooper Reflection from Tom’s Cousin Reflection from Friends 1 Reflection from Friends 2 Reflection from Friends 3 Reflection […]

Paul in Chains: Philippians

Paul in Chains: The Letter to the Philippians – Pastor Duffy Roberts dramatizes Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Pastor Roberts has memorized the letter and has been doing dramatic readings of it for a number of years. We welcome him from the Youngstown area. The presentation of Paul in Chains begins at the 16 minute […]

Galatians Chapter 6 – Carrying Each Other’s Burdens


Introduction to Scripture Readings – Rev. Alex Barnes First Scripture Lesson – Galatians 6 – Read by Rev. Alex Barnes Second Scripture Lesson – Isaiah 9:2-6 – Read by Justine Brandes and Isaiah 40:28-31 – Read by Hal Leach   Third Scripture Lesson & Reflection Questions – Galatians 6 – Read by Cindy Vaughn Fourth […]

Galatians Chapter 5 – The Fruit of the Spirit

Introduction to Scripture Readings & Reflection Questions First Scripture Lesson – Galatians 5 – Read by Patty Cristino Second Scripture Lesson – Isaiah 61:1-3 – Read by Bill Timmons Third Scripture Lesson & Reflection Questions – Galatians 5 – Read by Cora Wilson Fourth Scripture Lesson – Galatians 5 – Read by Patty Cristino