Services

January 23, 2022 Continuing with the “A New Alphabet for Humanity” sermon series, today Pastor Jim talks about the letter “P is for Peace”.  Using Psalm 23, he talks about how through the good times and bad, God is always with us.  That no matter what we might be going through, the good shepherd will bring us peace and lead us home.  Under the direction of Andrew Kendall the Chancel Choir sings, “Prayer for the New Year” with Dr. Courtney Miller on oboe and J. Kyle Coleman on piano.  Dr. Miller also plays a solo during the offertory.  Elders and Deacons for the coming year are ordained and installed during the service.

January 19, 2022 For tonight’s WoW Service, Pastor Jim is quarantining because he was exposed to Covid.  Our Director of Youth Ministries, Sara McCaw, will deliver the message, continuing the series on “A New Alphabet for Humanity”.  The focus for this service is “O is for Optimism” using Romans 8:31-39 to talk about how nothing, absolutely nothing can separate from the love of God.  The Praise Team, under the direction of of Jason Wright leads us in the songs; “Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)”, “He Reigns”, “Above All” and “Beautiful One”.

January 16, 2022 This morning Pastor Jim continues his sermon series, “A New Alphabet for Humanity”, using Romans 8:31-39 to talk about “O is for Optimism”.    He reminds us that even though the past couple of years have brought us much uncertainty, we shouldn’t focus on what we don’t have or what used to be, but rather focus on the possibilities and the promise of a new day.  And also that nothing, absolutely nothing can separate us from the love of God.  Andrew Kendall leads the Chancel Choir in, “You Will Direct Our Paths” with J. Kyle Coleman playing the piano accompaniment.

January 12, 2022 Finally!  The weather cooperated and we were able to have a WoW service this year.   Pastor Jim continues his sermon series on “A New Alphabet for Humanity”.  This week, using 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12, he talked about “N is for Nurturing”.  The Praise Band leads us in: “You Are Worthy of My Praise”, “Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing)”, Just A Closer Walk With Thee” and “Every Move I Make”. 

January 9, 2022 For the first time this year we were able to worship in the sanctuary.  Last Sunday and the past 2 Wednesdays, the weather has prevented us from safely worshiping in person.  Even though the forecast for this morning was again frigid temperatures and the chance of some light freezing drizzle, some of us gathered together in the sanctuary along with people joining in the live Facebook stream.  Pastor Jim continued his sermon series on “A New Alphabet for Humanity”.  This week, using 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12, he talked about “N is for Nurturing”.  He encouraged us to focus on nurturing our spirit and our hunger for God that plays an important part of a healthy faith and a healthy church.  The Chancel Choir, under the direction of J. Kyle Coleman and with Jason Wright accompanying on the piano, sang, “Lullaby on the Wind.”  Because last Sunday’s in-person service was cancelled, Communion was served today.

January 2, 2022 What an interesting beginning to 2022.  Over 6 inches of snow fell on Saturday, January 1, followed by extremely low temperatures and winds that made for dangerous wind chills.  It was decided to cancel all in-person activities at church and instead Pastor Jim brought us the message from his home.  Based on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and Romans 12:1-2 he talked about “A New Alphabet for Humanity: M is for Mindfulness”.  He asked, “How can we become more mindful of others as we seek to follow Jesus?”

December 26, 2021 Today is the first Sunday after Christmas.  Pastor Jim uses the Scripture passage of Luke 2:22-40 to explain that now the waiting is over, but Now What?  The promise that was made many, many years ago has been kept.  Connie Peake sings “All is Well” with Marilyn Mark playing piano and organ.

December 24, 2021 Merry Christmas!  What does Christmas mean to you?  During this service we pause to hear the ancient story of hope and faith.  The service is one of Lessons and Carols as Pastor Jim reads scripture and talks about the lessons they bring us and the Chancel Choir leads the singing of traditional carols.  The Festival Brass adds their musical talents to the service.

December 19, 2021 For the fourth Sunday in Advent, the message will be brought to us by the children of the church through a skit, “Symbols of the Season” written by our Director of Youth & Family Ministries, Sara McCaw.  The Chancel Choir sings “What Star is This?” with Andrew Kendall directing. 

December 12, 2021 Today, the third Sunday in Advent, Pastor Jim’s message continues the sermon series on “An Alphabet for Humanity” by talking about the “L is for Love”.  Using John 3:1 6-17, he explains that this passage is the gospel in a nutshell.  It is the message of Bible from beginning to end and that we need to be reminded that love came down at Christmas in the birth of Jesus, savior of the world.  A brass ensemble of FPCM members plays a selection of Christmas carols for the Prelude, Postlude and during the Offertory.  The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Andrew Kendall, sings “The Wexford Carol”.

December 8, 2021 Pastor Jim continues the sermon series “An Alphabet for Humanity”, this week talking about “K is for Kindness”.  He reminds us that as we move through this Advent Season, we must make kindness a priority, put others first and to love as we have been loved.  We must work together to make it happen.    Jason Wright leads the Praise Team on “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, “Angels, We Have Heard On High/Joy To The World”, “Mary, Did You Know”,  and “Children, Go Where I Send Thee”.

December 5, 2021 On this, the second Sunday of Advent, Pastor Jim uses Luke 3:1-6 to continue the sermon series on “An Alphabet for Humanity”.  This week he talks about “K is for Kindness”.  He reminds us that as we move through this Advent Season, we must make kindness a priority, put others first and to love as we have been loved.  We must work together to make it happen.  Under the direction of Dr. Timothy Hein, the Chancel Bells play “Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella” for the Prelude and “I Wonder as I Wander” during the Offertory.  The Chancel choir, under Andrew Kendall’s direction, sings “Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming.  J. Kyle Coleman plays organ and piano.

December 1, 2021 We welcome back our Pastor, Rev. Jim Langley, after his surgery.  He continues the sermon series, “An Alphabet for Humanity”.  Using Luke 1:45-55 Pastor Jim talks about Mary’s song, or the Magnificat.  The Praise Band, under the leadership of Jason Wright, leads us in; “Lord I Lift Your Name On High”, “Where Do I Go?”, “We Believe”, and “Soon and Very Soon”.

November 28, 2021 This Sunday we welcome back our Pastor, Rev. Jim Langley, now recovered from his surgery.  Today he continues the sermon series, ““An Alphabet for Humanity”.  Using Luke 1:45-55 Pastor Jim talks about Mary’s song, or the Magnificat.  The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Andrew Kendall, sings, “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”.  The first candle on the Advent Wreath is lit by the Lausen Family: Patrick, Cara, Frances and Chayse.  The congregation takes part in the Lord’s Supper, and we welcome J. Kyle Coleman as our organist and keyboard player.

November 21, 2021 Our guest preacher today is the Rev. Connie Peake and her message asks, “What Is Truth?” using John 18:33-38 to talk about the subject in today’s world.  Andrew Kendall leads the Chancel Choir in “Give Thanks” and the Chancel Bells, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Hein plays “Praise To The Lord, the Almighty” during the Offertory.  We say goodbye to our organist, Marilyn Mark who has served the church over the past couple of years. 

November 17, 2021 Sara McCaw, Director of Youth and Family Ministries, brings us the message using the book by writer and poet, James Weldon Johnson titled “The Creation”.  Her topic is “A New Alphabet for Humanity: I is for Imagination”.  The Praise Band leads the congregation singing, “Open The Eyes of My Heart”, “Marvelous Light”, “Hold Us Together” and “That’s Why We Praise Him”.

November 14, 2021 With Pastor Jim is still at home recovering from his surgery, our Director of Youth and Family Ministries, Sara McCaw, brings us the message today. She uses the book by writer and poet James Weldon Johnson called “The Creation” to illustrate her topic “A New Alphabet for Humanity: I is for Imagination”. The chancel choir, under the direction of Andrew Kendall, sings “Come, With Me” arranged by Althouse. Marilyn Mark is the keyboardist.

November 10, 2021 Pastor Nancy Redman brings the message today entitled, “A New Alphabet for Humanity: H is for Happiness.”  Using Matthew’s gospel 5:1-12, part of the Sermon on the Mount called the beatitudes, she talks about true happiness.  Songs from the Praise band this week include: “Today Is The Day”, “Trading My Sorrows”, “You Are My King (Amazing Love)”, and “It is You”.

November 7, 2021 While Pastor Jim continues to recover from his surgery, Pastor Nancy Redman brings us today’s message entitled, “A New Alphabet for Humanity: H is for Happiness.”  She uses Matthew’s scripture 5:1-12 which is part of the Sermon on the Mount and specifically the beatitudes.  The Chancel Choir under the direction of Andrew Kendall sings, “We Are Singing, for the Lord is our Light” with the help of Greg Kanz on percussion.  Ryanne McLaren is the guest keyboardist.

November 3, 2021 Pastor Jim is at home recovering from his surgery, so Pastor Nancy brings us the message based on “A New Alphabet for Humanity” this week focusing on “G is for Gratitude”.  The Praise Band leads us on “Come Let Us Worship and Bow Down”, “Glorious Day”, “The Heart of Worship” and “You Shine”.

October 31, 2021 With Pastor Jim recovering from his surgery this past week, Pastor Nancy Redman brings us the message continuing on the theme from “A New Alphabet for Humanity”.  This week she talks about “G is for Gratitude”.  The Chancel Choir under the direction of Andrew Kendall and with Hanna Langley again on flute presents “A Simple Thanksgiving”. On this day before All-Saints Day we honor all the saints that came before us.  Marilyn Mark is our keyboardist today. 

October 27, 2021 Pastor Nancy Redman and Sarah McCaw, Director of Youth and & Family Ministries bring us the message based on our study of the “Alphabet for Humanity—F is for Forgiveness”.  The Praise Band leads us on “Sing for Joy”, “Let Everything That Has Breath”, “Lord I Need You” and “In The Hands Of God”.

October 24, 2021 Pastor Jim uses the story of Jacob and Esau from the book of Genesis today to talk about the next letter in the “Alphabet for Humanity—F is for Forgiveness”.  He weaves that story into a message about stewardship and what it means to be a good steward of the blessing we have received.  The Chancel Choir sings “Kyrie” under the direction of Andrew Kendall with Hanna Langley on flute.  Marilyn Mark is today’s pianist and organist.

October 20, 2021 The Praise Band leads us on “They Will Know We Are Christians”, “Carry Me Through”, “Chain Breaker” and “Old Church Choir” on this week’s WOW service.  Pastor Jim talks about “E for Empathy” in our “Alphabet for Humanity” series.

October 17, 2021 Our sermon series of “Alphabet for Humanity” continues today with Pastor Jim using Luke 19:1-10 to talk about “E is for Empathy”.  He asks who among us has been left on the margins?  Who are the outcasts?  Who are the lost and the broken and who do we need to start seeing?  The Chancel Bells under the direction of Dr. Timothy Hein and the Chancel Choir under Andrew Kendall’s direction add to the service.  Marilyn Mark is today’s keyboardist.

October 13, 2021 Tonight’s WOW service features our fantastic Praise Band on, “Shout To The North”, “Friend of God”, “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” and “Better Is One Day”.  Pastor Jim’s message from “A New Alphabet for Humanity” tonight uses Genesis 11:1-9, the story the Tower of Babel, to talk about “D is for Diversity”.

October 10, 2021 Today Pastor Jim continues the sermon series “A New Alphabet for Humanity” using Genesis 11:1-9 the story of the Tower of Babel to talk about “D is for Diversity”.  The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Andrew Kendall and with help from percussionist Greg Kanz, sings “Halle, Halle, Halle”.  Sue Kelly is the organist.

October 6, 2021 The Praise Band really gets going for this week’s Worship On Wednesday (WOW).  Their songs include: “Jesus Is A River Of Love”, “And All The People Said Amen”, “How Can I Keep From Singing” and “Love The Lord”.  Pastor Jim continues his sermon series “A New Alphabet for Humanity” with “C is for Compassion”.

October 3, 2021 The sermon series “A New Alphabet for Humanity” continues today with “C is for Compassion”.  Pastor Jim uses Luke 13:10-17 to talk about Biblical compassion: you see the problem, you are moved by the need, you meet the person where they are, and you get your hands dirty helping them.  World renowned jazz saxophonist Ray Blue plays a solo, “Come Sunday” and joins in playing along with the hymns and the chancel choir on their anthem “On Eagle’s Wings”.  Marilyn Mark is our organist.

September 29, 2021 Worship On Wednesday (WOW) includes our Praise Band and Pastor Jim’s message series of  “A New Alphabet for Humanity”.  This week’s topic is: “B is for Bravery” based on the Scripture reading from Matthew 15:21:28.

September 26, 2021 Today Pastor Jim continues the sermon series of “A New Alphabet for Humanity”.  The topic? “B is for Bravery” based on the Scripture reading from Matthew 15:21:28. The Chancel Choir sings “Give Me a Song”.  Marilyn Mark is the organist.

September 22, 2021 This is our first Worship On Wednesday (WOW) Service of the year featuring our wonderful Praise Band.  Pastor Jim’s message is “A New Alphabet for Humanity—A is for Abundance”.  Come join us and make sure you sing along!

September 19, 2021 Once again the computer gremlins struck us this Sunday so we had trouble streaming the service to FaceBook and we didn’t get a full recording of the service, but most of it is here.  The problem has been fixed and we hope everything goes smooth next Sunday.  This recording includes Pastor Jim’s sermon and much of the rest of the service.  This week begins a sermon series entitled “A New Alphabet for Humanity” and today’s topic is “A is for Abundance”.  Marilyn Mark is the organist and the Chancel Choir has made their first appearance of the year!

September 12, 2021 Today is Education Sunday in our church.  Young children will receive their first Bibles and the Christian Education Leaders for the coming year are commissioned.  Our new Director of Youth and Family Ministries, Sara McCaw will present the message, “Facing The Truth” using the Gospel of Mark, 8:27-38.  She will talk about why it is so hard to face the truth, because we are directed to put the needs of others in front of our own.  Sue Kelly plays piano and organ this week.

September 5, 2021 Pastor Jim Langley bases his message “Building On A Strong Foundation” on Matthew’s Gospel, 7:24-29.  Holy Communion will be celebrated.  Marilyn Mark is the organist and Connie Kent the Liturgist.

August 29, 2021 Today Pastor Jim Langley’s message is “Embracing The Other”.  He talks about refuges and outsiders.  Using Joshua 24 with its well-known verse “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord” he asks: “which god will we serve?”  During the service 2 new members of the staff are introduced, Sara McCaw is the Director of Youth & Family Ministries and Andrew Kendall is the Director of Music Ministries.  Marilyn Mark is today’s organist.

August 22, 2021 “What’s Your Superpower?”  Pastor Jim Langley uses Ephesians 6:10-20 to bring us the message that Love Is our superpower and that through Jesus Christ we are all Super Heroes.  Marilyn Mark is our organist while Sharon Colton provides special music on the piano. 

August 15, 2021 Ruling Elder, Marta Pumroy, brings us the message today just before she leaves to begin a new chapter in her life at the seminary in Austin, TX.  She talks about “Students of Wisdom” using the scripture lessons found in I Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 and Ephesians 5:15-20.  Megan Anderson blesses us with her musical talent singing “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” with Sue Kelly accompanying on the piano.  Sue also plays the organ for the hymns and the prelude and postlude.

July 25, 2021 Pastor Jim talks about what it means when Jesus says, “Come to me and find your rest.” The Scripture text for today is Matthew 11:25-30. Special music is a video from a few years ago when the men of the choir sang.

July 11, 2021 Pastor Jim Langley today will use Matthew 5:1-12 to look at the beloved community through the lens of the words of Jesus.  “The Beatitudes and the Beloved Community” helps us to look at the world from a kingdom perspective when we recognize the divine image of God in every human being and begin to love them more than ourselves.  Marilyn Mark is today’s organist.

July 4, 2021 Happy 4th of July!  Today Pastor Nancy Redman’s sermon is “Will There Be Enough?” using Matthew 14:13-21.  She talks about the time when the large crowd was fed using very little food.  Through the Gospel of Abundance, if we are willing to share, there will be enough for everyone.  Marilyn Mark blesses us with her talents on the piano and the organ.  The FPCM Bell Quartet plays a patriotic medley.

June 27, 2021 For the last Sunday in June, Pastor Jim Langley continues his sermon series on the 5 Purposes of the church: Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, Ministry and Evangelism.  Today his message centers of Evangelism.  Using Mark 28:16-20 he reminds us that Evangelism comes from a Greek word meaning “good news” and it is time to reclaim the Great Commission so we can accomplish the mission of sharing the love of Jesus with the world.  Sue Kelly is the guest organist for today’s service.

June 20, 2021 This Sunday, Pastor Jim Langley continues his sermon series on the 5 purposes of the church: Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, Ministry and Evangelism.  Using Mark 10:35-45 he reminds us that Ministry is just a fancy way of saying Service and we must figure out our gifts and how to use them in the service of the church.  Life is better, the church is better, when we work together.  Marilyn Mark provides the music through the organ and piano.

June 13, 2021 Pastor Jim Langley continues his sermon series this morning on the 5 purposes of the church: Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, Ministry and Evangelism.  Using Paul’s letter to the Philippians 2:1-4 Pastor Jim today focuses on Fellowship.  The message is that if we are united in Christian fellowship, we are called to serve others.  Service is at the heart of who we are and what we do.  There are many people in the world who are lost and broken.  Let us be the beloved community that shows them what Christian fellowship and love is really all about.  Marilyn Mark is the organist and Young At Harp provide special music.

June 6, 2021 There are 5 purposes of the church: Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, Ministry and Evangelism.  Pastor Jim Langley continues his sermon series today, focusing on Discipleship.  Using Mark 8:34-37 he talks about the meaning of Discipleship.  Is its purpose getting more people to join the church and increase numbers?  Or is it to help people develop a deeper understanding of what it means to follow Jesus?  Sue Kelly is the guest organist today.

May 30, 2021 There are 5 purposes of the church: Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, Ministry and Evangelism.  Today, Pastor Jim Langley uses Romans 12: 1-2 to talk about how you must make worship a part of everything you do, everyday.  Organist Marilyn Mark provides outstanding music throughout the service.

May 23, 2021 Pentecost, the day recognized as the birthday of the church.  And this year it is the first service with people in the sanctuary on a Sunday morning.  Pastor Jim Langley uses the Scripture from Acts 2:41-47 in his sermon titled, “The Beloved Community: A Church Reborn”.  The FPCM Bell Ensemble and a brass quintet add special music.

May 16, 2021 You’ve got to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative.  Especially after this past year, we know what it means to feel cut off and hopeless.  Today Pastor Jim Langley uses the story from Ezekiel 37:1-14 to talk about the way we frame a situation that has a huge impact on our attitudes and future behaviors.  The FPCM Bells Ensemble provides special music.

May 9, 2021 What does it mean when Jesus says that he loves us?  Is it a verb?  Pastor Jim Langley’s message this morning is “Love Is A Verb…Or Is It?” using John 15:9-17.  FPCM member Keelyn Kanz sings “Thy Word”. 

May 2, 2021 What is the mission of the Church?  Are we doing a good job fulfilling that mission?  This morning Pastor Jim Langley uses Acts 8:26-39 to talk about being a witness to our faith.  FPCM member Gary Kent will sing a solo and the Lord’s Supper will be served.

April 25, 2021 What’s in a name?  Plenty when that name is Jesus.  On this, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Pastor Jim Langley bases his sermon, “The Power Of A Name” on the scripture reading of Acts 4:1-15.  The group Young At Harp provides special music

April 18, 2021 The Third Sunday of Easter.  For today’s message, Pastor Jim Langley uses Luke 24:36-49 in his sermon titled, “Start With Why”.  Why is the fundamental question in our search for meaning.  Why things happen and why are we here on Earth.  What we do in life and as a church is not as important as why we do it.  The why gives us purpose.

April 11, 2021 After he rose from the dead, Jesus appears to his disciples and breathes on them.  Pastor Nancy Redman talks about that in light of our lives today with the Co-Vid pandemic.  FPCM member Keelyn Kanz once again shares her musical talents with us.

April 4, 2021 He is Risen!  He is Risen indeed!  Easter is here, Christ has risen from the tomb.  But what does that mean?  Pastor Jim uses John 20: 1-18 to explain it means Life.  FPCM member Gary Kent sings a solo and the Young At Harp group again provides a musical interlude.

April 2, 2021 What is good about Good Friday?  Pastors Jim Langley and Nancy Redman discuss the 7 last words Jesus said on the cross.  FPCM member Sharon Colton plays piano, the Young At Harp group and the FPCM Bell Ensemble grace us with their musical talents.

April 1, 2021 Maundy Thursday Jesus met with his disciples in an upper room for his last supper.  Join Pastor Jim Langley as he discusses the importance of this meal and share in Communion.

March 28, 2021 On this sixth Sunday in Lent, Pastor Jim uses Luke 23:44-46 to continue his Lenten series of “Word To Live By”, this week talking about Trust.  FPCM members Sharon Colton and her daughter Kristi Schamburger provide the special music with a piano duet, “Come Thou Almighty King.”

March 21, 2021 When it is finished, is there any hope?  Yes!  Through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, our salvation is complete.  This is the fifth Sunday in Lent and Pastor Jim continues his Lenten series of “Words To Live By”.  This week he will be using John 19:30 to talk about Hope.  FPCM member Sharon Colton plays “Beneath The Cross Of Jesus” on the piano for our special music.

March 14, 2021 Thirsty?  As Pastor Jim Langley says in his message this morning, “as followers of Jesus, we should always be thirsty for a deeper relationship with our Savior.”  On this fourth Sunday in Lent, we hear the words of Jesus from John 19:28-29 as we hear the next word in the sermon series “Words To Live By.”  The FPCM Bell Ensemble plays “What Wondrous Love Is This” for special music.

March 7, 2021 On this, the third Sunday in Lent, Pastor Jim continues his series “Words To Live By” based on the 7 last words Christ spoke on the cross.  This week he focuses on Faith.  Communion is served and FPCM member Keelyn Kanz plays piano and sings “El Shaddai” for our special music.

February 28, 2021 Think you don’t belong?  Think again!  FPC Marion is an open-hearted, open-minded congregation that welcomes all people.  Pastor Jim continues his Lenten series on the 7 last words of Christ, this week talking about Belonging.  The FPCM Bell Ensemble performs “Kingsfold” and there is a special video about Camp Wyoming.

February 21, 2021 In today’s message, Pastor Jim continues his series on the seven last words of Jesus.  “Grace” is the “Word To Live By” for this Sunday, and he uses passages from Genesis 9:8-17 and Luke 23:32-33, 39-43.  The group Young At Harp performs “Amazing Grace” for the special music.  New officers of the church are ordained and installed as Ruling Elders and Deacons.

February 17, 2021 During Lent, Pastor Jim will be sharing a series of messages on the seven last words of Jesus.  Entitled “Words To Live By” the series will reflect on the depth and breadth of God’s love for us.  The word for this Ash Wednesday service is: Forgiveness.

Lent 2021

During Lent this year, Pastor Jim will be sharing a series of messages on the seven last words of Jesus. Entitled “Words to Live By,” the series will reflect on the gospel accounts of the final words (statements really) that Jesus spoke from the cross during the last 6 hours of his life. Each word conveys a powerful message about the depth and breadth of God’s love for us. We hope you will join us on Facebook on Wednesday, Feb 17 at 6:00pm for the first word: Forgiveness and then on Sunday mornings at 9:00 beginning Sunday, Feb 21 as we discover the meaning of Jesus’ words for us today. Links to the services will be posted here following each service.

February 14, 2021 Pastor Nancy Redman brings us the message this week based on the passages found in 2 Kings 2:1-12 and Mark 9:2-9.  Her sermon is entitled “Listen To Him”.  Gary Kent honors us by singing “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” for the special music.

February 7, 2021 Pastor Jim Langley uses the reading from Mark 1:29-39 to talk about “Looking For Jesus”.  We must make time in our busy schedule to allow Jesus to come into our lives.  FPCM Youth Ashley and Jack are a part of the service as are Marta Pumroy and Louise White.  The local group, “Young At Harp” contributes a beautiful arrangement of “Just As I Am”.

January 31, 2021 This week Pastor Jim Langley ‘s message is a continuation from last week on the subject, “Are We Following?”  The scripture lessons are from Mark 1:14-20 and 2 Corinthians 5:11-21.  Marilyn Mark, who plays keyboard instruments for the church provides the special music with an arrangement of “Speak, O Lord, Your Servant Listens” on the piano.  FPCM Youth Maddy provides us the “Life In The Church”. 

January 24, 2021 Pastor Jim Langley once again uses the scripture from 1 Samuel 3:4-14 and from the Gospel according to Mark 1:14-20 to ask the question, “Are We Following?”  The FPCM Bells Ensemble provides the special music with “Come, Christians Join To Sing”.  FPCM Youth Ethan brings us the “Life In The Church”.

January 17, 2021 While CoVid continues to limit what we can do safely, technology allows us to continue worshipping “together”. Today Pastor Langley uses the passage from 1 Samuel 3:1-18 to ask the question, “Are We Listening?”. Louise White helps with the liturgy and FPCM Youth Hannah brings us the Life In The Church.

January 10, 2021 In the beginning, God brought light to bring order to chaos.  Today Pastor Jim Langley talks about the events of this past week in light of Genesis 1:1-5 and John 1:1-14.  Watch as he presents his message “In The Beginning” while Marilyn Mark provides the music and Connie Kent and Sheri Goldberg help with the liturgy.

January 3, 2021 The new year means “New Beginnings” as Pastor Jim Langley preaches this morning.  Communion is served as part of the service.  The FPCM Brass Ensemble and the FPCM Bell Ensemble lend their talents to our service.

December 27, 2020 Collaboration between members of the Congregational Development and Vitality Team and the Mission and Social Justice Team of the Presbytery of East Iowa. Marta Pumroy delivered the message.

December 25, 2020 Virtual Christmas Card featuring pictures and videos from members

December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve Service, Sermon: “Peace On Earth” by Jim Langley

December 20, 2020 Fourth Sunday in Advent, Sermon: “The World Turned Upside Down” by Rev. Jim Langley

December 13, 2020 Third Sunday in Advent Sermon: “Darkness Into Light” by Rev. Dr. Nancy Redmond

December 6, 2020 Second Sunday in Advent Sermon: “Comfort, O Comfort” by Kim Langley

November 29, 2020 First Sunday in Advent, Sermon: “Purposeful Waiting” by Rev. Dr. Nancy Redmond

November 22, 2020 Sermon: “Christ The King Sunday” by Marta Pumroy

November 15, 2020 Sermon: “A Promise to Trust” by Rev. Kristin Hutson

November 8, 2020 Sermon: “Peace in Time of Trouble” by Rev. Dr. Connie Peake

November 1, 2020 Sermon: “The Sainthood of Stewardship” by Marta Pumroy

October 25, 2020 Sermon: “Reforming by Peace” by Marta Pumroy

October 18, 2020 Sermon: “God and Emperors” by Rev. Katie Styrt

October 11, 2020 Sermon: “The Big Question” by Rev. Dr. Connie Peake

October 4, 2020 Sermon: by Rev. Dr. Byron A. Wade

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