(Some of the “back story” of the Pilgrims & their voyage)

a sermon based upon Philippians 4:4-9

       It was 500 years ago that explorers from Spain brought Roman Catholicism to Florida, and it’s been over 400 years that the English Colony at Jamestown was settled.  (Th...

a sermon based on Luke 15:1-7

       Our Church here in Alpena is on something of a statistical “plateau”…  Our membership rolls are pretty much flat, with two new members added to our roster two weeks ago offset by two funerals earlier in the year.  We stay an even 150...

a sermon based on I Corinthians 11:20-28

                  The hymn we just sang was about how Jesus broke the bread of life by the Sea of Galilee.  The occasion that song refers to is when five loaves of bread and two fish were given by a child, blessed by Jesus, and s...

a sermon based upon Genesis 12:1-4, Jeremiah 31:31-34, & Acts 2:36-47

          Already in today’s service, we have spoken a lot about “the Church”.   Some people were raised to think that “the Church” is holy, or divine, because it is an institution created by Jesus in...

a sermon based upon Luke 10:25-28

Over the last Century, the Church’s impact on society was often measured by its “social action.”  The “Social Gospel” pushed public policy agenda like anti-poverty efforts, support for public education, women’s rights, civil rights for...

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