Sermons from 2019

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Favorite Carols and What They Mean To Us – MPC Members

Picture – Christmas Caroling/Party – by LIFE CHURCH AT ARDSLEY PARK Donna Robertson – Lo How a Rose E’er Blooming Donna Robertson – Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly Light Ken Mann – What Child Is This? Ken Mann – In The Bleak Midwinter Bill Timmons – Oh Little Town of Bethlehem Donna Robertson for Deloris Rohrer – Away in a Manger […]

Finding the Father Figure

Picture –  Nativity. Birth of Jesus. c.1304 Giotto. Located in the Scrovegni Chapel, Padua, Italy Advent Candle Lighting Hymn – Hark! the Harold Angels Sing – Lynda Pyle on Piano Hymn – O Come, All Ye Faithful – Lynda Pyle on Piano SCRIPTURE LESSON • Matthew 1:18-25 – Donna Robertson SCRIPTURE LESSON • John 1:9-14 – Donna Robertson Sermon – Rev. Alex Barnes […]

Gathering the Flock


Picture – Choral Introit – Sleepers, Awake – Piano by Linda Pyle Hymn – O Come, O Come Emmanuel vv 1 & 2 – Piano by Linda Pyle Choir Anthem – When Love Is Born Anew – Piano by Linda Pyle Children’s Lesson – An Amazing Day – by Rev. Alex Barnes SCRIPTURE LESSON – Isaiah 40:9–11 – Katherine Hart SCRIPTURE […]

The Light of Inward Renewal


Picture – Magdalene at the Mirror, c. 1635-1640, Georges de La Tour, 1593-1652 Currently on display at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.   First Scripture Lesson – Psalm 116:12-16.  Read by Cindy Vaughn. Second Scripture Lesson – 2 Corinthians 4:6-18.  Read by Cindy Vaughn. Sermon – “The Light of Inward Renewal” by Rev. […]

Seeds, Soil, Water & Light: God’s Recipe for Growth


Picture is made up of photos taken from Wikipedia Articles on Sunrise, Watering Can, Seeds and Soil accessed on 10/21/2019 First Scripture Lesson – Isaiah 40:1-8 – Read by Mandii Kramer Second Scripture Lesson – Luke 8:1-18a – Read by Mandii Kramer Sermon – Seeds, Soil, Water & Light:  God’s Recipe for Growth – Rev. Alex […]

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