Jul 14, 2019
Did You Here – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Colossians 1_1-14
Series: Pentecost
This week we welcome Rev. Tai Courtemanche as our new associate Pastor. Hear as she introduces herself and her family and walks us through Paul's words to the church in Colossae that are true for our church as well.
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  • Jul 14, 2019Did You Here – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Colossians 1_1-14
    Jul 14, 2019
    Did You Here – Rev. Tai Courtemanche – Colossians 1_1-14
    Series: Pentecost
    This week we welcome Rev. Tai Courtemanche as our new associate Pastor. Hear as she introduces herself and her family and walks us through Paul's words to the church in Colossae that are true for our church as well.
  • Jul 7, 2019Jars of Clay – Rev. Allan Brooks – 2 Corinthians 4:6-9
    Jul 7, 2019
    Jars of Clay – Rev. Allan Brooks – 2 Corinthians 4:6-9
    Series: Pentecost
    Jars of clay, human vessels, containing the knowledge of God's glory and conduits of the Holy Spirit. We are fragile and improper containers for this gift from God, prone to breaking; prone to getting things wrong. And yet, herein lies one of the great mysteries of God, that we should be the perfect vessels for this gift, to the magnification of God's glory. This is the beauty of the church. Imperfect? Yes. But, chosen and used for the glory of God's design.
  • Jun 30, 2019Freedom & Confidence – Rev. Allan Brooks – Ephesians 3:7-12
    Jun 30, 2019
    Freedom & Confidence – Rev. Allan Brooks – Ephesians 3:7-12
    Series: Pentecost
    This week Pastor Allan Reflects on the changing church as he recounts the 4th of July picnics from his childhood. The world is constantly changing, so let the church move forward in boldness with freedom and confidence to meet a world still in need of God's mercy, grace and love.
  • Jun 23, 2019Rockets of God’s Love – Rev. Allan Brooks – Ephesians 3_20-21
    Jun 23, 2019
    Rockets of God’s Love – Rev. Allan Brooks – Ephesians 3_20-21
    Series: Pentecost
    This week Pastor Allan reflects on our week of Vacation Bible School; the joy that comes with seeing the gospel alive in the kids and the power found in their memory verse: "Glory to God who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." Ephesians 3:20.
  • Jun 18, 2019A Pile of Rocks – Rev. Gary Hilton – Exodus 17_1-7
    Jun 18, 2019
    A Pile of Rocks – Rev. Gary Hilton – Exodus 17_1-7
    Series: Pentecost
    For Pastor Gary's last sermon here at Chippewa UMC, he leads us through Exodus 17 and the rock that God used to provide water to the Israelites in the wilderness. May we as the church, always be the rocks that God uses to provide living water to the world.
  • Jun 10, 2019Pentecost & Confirmation – Rev. Allan Brooks – Acts 2_1-4
    Jun 10, 2019
    Pentecost & Confirmation – Rev. Allan Brooks – Acts 2_1-4
    Series: Pentecost
    This week we celebrate the movement of the Holy Spirit through the Apostles and the Church on the day of Pentecost, and we take a look at some history of the Methodist Church in preparation for this year's confirmation class.
  • Nov 25, 2018Merciful Joseph – Rev. Gary Hilton – Matthew 1:18-19
    Nov 25, 2018
    Merciful Joseph – Rev. Gary Hilton – Matthew 1:18-19
    Series: Pentecost
    Continuing in Pastor Gary's Advent series focusing on Joseph, we are given another trait that we regularly see in Jesus; mercy. Upon finding out that Mary was pregnant, Joseph's initial reaction was that she had betrayed him. Not yet knowing that this pregnancy was from God, Joseph had to decide how he would deal with this situation. As we see in scripture, he decides to divorce her quietly so she is not disgraced. But this means so much more for Joseph. This act of mercy means he has certain obligations he must meet, as well as a change in his public image. The gospels credit Joseph as righteous for this decision, a decision of a man that knows how to show mercy.
  • Nov 18, 2018Mentor Joseph – Rev. Gary Hilton – Matthew 13:54-56
    Nov 18, 2018
    Mentor Joseph – Rev. Gary Hilton – Matthew 13:54-56
    Series: Pentecost
    Joseph of Nazareth, the carpenter, the man chosen to be Jesus earthly father is only mentioned in the birth narrative in the gospels. We only hear of him during advent and at that all we know is his profession and that he was faithful to God's instruction to support Mary and to raise Jesus. Joseph seems to be the forgotten man in scripture and yet may be one of the most influential people present in the birth narrative of Jesus. This is the man that would raise Jesus as his son and teach him his trade, and it seems reasonable that some of Jesus character, like His patience, would be seen in Joseph. Pastor Gary is beginning a series of sermons for Advent that correspond with his upcoming bible study, viewing the birth narrative through the eyes of Joseph. This week, Joseph as mentor.
  • Nov 11, 2018Kingdom Come – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 26:10-11
    Nov 11, 2018
    Kingdom Come – Rev. Allan Brooks – Matthew 26:10-11
    Series: Pentecost
    How do we see God's Kingdom active in this world? It is through the work of the church that we see God's Kingdom alive and moving into the world through His people. When we prepare and offer food or clothes to those in need, when we step out to help in disaster relief, when we circle people in prayer and show favor and support for those around us in need. How do we see God's Kingdom? It is made visible when we follow Christ is our service. We understand that God's Kingdom is still on the way, but we see parts of it break through when we serve and give of ourselves to the church the work of God. And serve we will, not waiting until Christ returns to do the work He gives us, but we will serve for God's glory until Kingdom Come.
  • Nov 4, 2018Love & Joy – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 15:9-12
    Nov 4, 2018
    Love & Joy – Rev. Allan Brooks – John 15:9-12
    Series: Pentecost
    Love one another. A simple enough command, yet we all know how difficult this action can be; especially when Jesus follows up with "Love each other as I have loved you." To love as Jesus loved us is to love sacrificially, and is even harder for the vast majority of us. And yet, we get a glimpse of this love expressed in random acts of kindness, heroism or in people freely helping others. In keeping this kind of love, Jesus promises his joy that our joy may be made complete. This love and joy is in our service, it is in how we operate as a church body, it is in our ministry. Let us never cease our service, continually sharing the love and joy of Christ, a love that can change the world.