Sermons


Today’s Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 NIV Listen here: http://owingsvilleumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/10-29-17-Habits-Our-Authentic-Selves.mp3 Habits of Hospitality: Sharing our authentic selves In Pennsylvania, there is a small church of about 70 people. It sits in a poor area of deep inside the inner-city of Philadelphia. The neighborhood is plagued by dysfunctional families, high rates of violence, single parenthood...

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Today’s Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Listen to the sermon: http://owingsvilleumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/10-22-17_Habits_-_Welcoming_OUMC1.mp3 Habits of Hospitality: Welcoming all the People I love the people of this church! As Paul begins his letter today, I can also begin today remembering the work of faith and the labor of love I thank God for in my prayers. In remembrance of the Holy Spirit’s conviction upon each...

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Today’s Scripture: Luke 10:1-12 Listen to sermon: http://owingsvilleumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Hospitality_-_Peace1.mp3 Habits of Hospitality: Offering Peace According to the last portion of the previous chapter of Luke, after spending some time ministering in and around Galilee, Jesus announced that he was going to Jerusalem. As chapter 9:51 words it, Jesus “set his face to go to Jerusalem.” What this means is more than...

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Today’s Scriptures:  Isaiah 42:1-4 and Matthew 10:26-39 Listen to sermon: http://owingsvilleumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/10-08-17-The-Worlds-Pain.wav Facing the Pain of the World Less than 24 hours after we all left church last week, our nation was rocked by a horrific event. From the 32nd floor of a major hotel, one man overlooked a crowd of over 22,000 people attending a music concert. He opened fire from across the...

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Again?


Posted By on Oct 6, 2017

Today’s Scripture:Exodus 17:1-7 NRSV Listen here: http://owingsvilleumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/10-01-17-Again-OUMC.mp3 Again?  I more or less follow the lectionary calendar. This maps out portions of scripture in a logical fashion to both keep a good flow going through the year and to ensure that years can go by without using a scripture twice. So when I looked at what I had ahead of me on the lectionary calendar, I saw...

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Today’s Scripture: Exodus 16:2-15 Listen to sermon: http://owingsvilleumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/09-24-17-whats-for-dinner-OUMC-.mp3 What’s for Dinner? This place in the scriptures we may be familiar with. After a long story of Moses and Pharaoh, after God parted the Red Sea so the Israelites could escape the army chasing after them, and after the sea washes over the army decimating them, the Hebrew people finally find...

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