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.
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 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