Sunday Message Series

Sunday Message Series

Join us for worship on Sundays at 9 and 11am in person or online (livestreaming or on demand). (You don’t need a Facebook account to participate; Facebook Live instructions are HERE.)

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Many of you have shared with us your desire to grow in your understanding of the Bible, especially developing a better understanding of how the Old Testament connects with the larger story of the Bible and our everyday lives. 

So in 2022 we will be journeying through the entire Old Testament! Well, not every single chapter. But we will try to see the arc of the story and the beautiful vision it unfolds for humanity.

We’ll be doing this all in partnership with Fairmont Presbyterian Church in Dayton. Their Lead Pastor, the Rev. Dr. Brian Maguire, and our Pastor April are good friends.

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Pastor April speaking unless otherwise noted.

September 4 – Lessons in Leadership / Proverbs, Ecclesiastes
1 Samuel 16:1-13

September 11 – Living with God
1 Kings 8:22-43
Pastor Jon Osmundson speaking

September 18 – Injustice & God’s Response
1 Kings 21:1-21

September 25 – There Are No More Outsiders
2 Kings 5:1-14
Pastor Jon Osmundson speaking

October 2 – Atonement: How to Make Things Right with God
Leviticus 16

October 9 – Callings & Hard Prophecies
Isaiah 5:1-13

October 16 – The Hard Part of Forgiving
Jonah 4:1-8
The Rev. Dr. Brian Maguire speaking, Lead Pastor, Fairmont Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Ohio

October 23 – Hope Amid the Catastrophe
Jeremiah 32:1-15
Pastor Jon speaking

October 30 – The Suffering Servant
Isaiah 52:13-53:12

November 6 – The Hope of Resurrection
Ezekiel 37:1-14
All Saints Sunday

November 13 – How We Worship
Nehemiah 8:1-8
Pastor April speaking in dialogue with Rev. Steve Putka

November 20 – Daniel
Daniel 7 or 12
Christ the King Sunday

November 27 – ADVENT 1 – Prophecies of the Messiah
Isaiah 9:1-7


Earlier This Year…

January 2 – Distinction & New Creation: A New Way of Ordering the World
Genesis 1

January 9 – Unity within Creation: A New Way of Ordering the World
Genesis 1 & 2

January 16 – Free Will: This New Order Will Have Agency & Choice
Genesis 3

January 23 – Noah’s Ark & the New Covenant: God Will Stay with this New Order
Genesis 6, 7, & 9

January 30 – Tower of Babel: Broader, More Diverse, Wider, not Bigger & Better
Genesis 11
Pastor Jon speaking

February 6 – Abraham’s Call
Genesis 12

February 13 – God With Us
Genesis 18

February 20 – Hagar & Ishmael
Genesis 21

February 27 – Don’t Sacrifice Isaac
Genesis 22
Pastor Jon speaking

March 2 – ASH WEDNESDAY – Jacob & Esau
Worship at 7am & 6:30pm in the Sanctuary, including Imposition of Ashes
6:30pm worship will also be livestreamed.

March 6 – Jacob Hears from God
Genesis 28 & 32

March 13 – Joseph & the Coat
Genesis 37

March 20 – Reconciliation
Genesis 45
Pastor Jon speaking

March 27 – Slavery & Oppression: God Hears Their Cry
Genesis 50 & Exodus 1
Dialogue Message with Sohail Samuel

April 3 – The Burning Bush
Exodus 3

April 10 – PALM SUNDAY – Let My People Go
Exodus 4 & 5

Thursday, April 14 – MAUNDY THURSDAY – Passover
7pm Worship in Warehouse 839 and livestreaming on Facebook Live.
Exodus 12

Friday, April 15 – GOOD FRIDAY – Death of the First Born
7pm Worship in the Sanctuary and livestreaming both on our website and on Facebook Live.
Exodus 12

April 17 – EASTER – Liberation & Resurrection
Exodus 14 & 15, Matthew 28
6:45am Sonrise Service outside (weather permitting)
9am Traditional Worship in person in the Sanctuary and livestreaming.
11am Contemporary Worship in person in the Sanctuary and livestreaming.

April 24 – Manna in the Desert
Exodus 16
Peter Hahn speaking, Professor of History, The Ohio State University

May 1 – Ten Commandments
Exodus 20
Rev. John Hoffman speaking, UMC clergy, retired

May 8 – Ark of the Covenant / Tabernacle
Exodus 25, 26

May 15 – Altar / Offerings
Exodus 27, 28, 29

May 22 – Golden Calf
Exodus 32
Pastor Jon speaking

May 29 – Mt Sinai / A New People
Exodus 19 & 40

June 5 – PENTECOST – Offerings of Thanksgiving –
Because God is Good!
Leviticus 1-3, Acts 2
Beth Palmer, Director of Adult Discipleship, speaking

June 12 – Priests, Details, & the Importance of Getting it Right
Leviticus 8 & 10
First Anniversary of our vote to become a Reconciling Congregation

June 19 – Sin Offerings & Making Restitution –
Because We are Building Something New
Leviticus 4 & 6
The Rev. Dr. Brian Maguire, Lead Pastor, Fairmont Presbyterian Church, speaking

June 26 – The Original Great Commandment
Leviticus 19 & Deuteronomy 6

July 3 – Jubilee
Leviticus 25

July 10 – The Art & Imperative of Blessing
Numbers 6

July 17 – Hope & Courage: The Scouts into the Land
Numbers 13

July 24 – The Donkey’s Testimony
Numbers 22

July 31 – Choose Life
Deuteronomy 30
Pastor Jon speaking

August 7 – Battle of Jericho: Taking on the Blitzkrieg Idea of Conquer & Domination
Joshua 6

August 14 – Deborah and Jael and the Leadership of Women
Judges 4 & 5

August 21 – Samuel and Eli and the Problem of Institutional Religion
1 Samuel 3
Jon Esala speaking. Laity Sunday.

August 28 – The Problem with Kings
1 Samuel 8:4-20
Pastor Jon Osmundson speaking.