Sermons

Worship Service 12.4.2022

Lesson & Carols Service
(with music by Bob Chilcott)

Led by Leanne Seabright, Director of Music & Worship Ministries.
Soloists: Lilly Engels, Linda Funke, Hayeong Park, Addison Willett, Claire Choquette, and David Womack. Featuring Chancel Choir, Sungyun Kim (organ), Laura Logan Brandenburg (harp), Bethany Padgett (flute), and Donna Schmidt (oboe).

Worship Service 11.27.2022

Series: Reflecting the Sacred
Sermon: Sacred Time
Scripture: Matthew 24:36-44
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 11.13.2022

Series: Gratitude
Sermon: A Reason to be Thankful
Scripture: Phillippians 1:3-6
Preaching: Rev.Virzola Law

Worship Service 11.6.2022

Series: Gratitude
Sermon: Learning to be Thankful
Scripture: Psalm 139:14
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 10.30.2022

Series: Imagine More
Sermon: Imagine More Jesus
Scripture: John 15:1-8
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 10.23.2022

Series: Imagine More
Sermon: Imagine More...(you fill in the blank)
Scripture: Matthew 6:25-34
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 10.17.2022

Series: Imagine More
Sermon: Imagine More Impact
Scripture: Mark 5:21-43
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 10.2.2022

Series: Imagine More
Sermon: Imagine More at the Table
Scripture: Luke 14:15-24
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 9.18.2022

Series: Hope Happens Here
Sermon: Hope Happens Here - Part II
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-2; 13-16
Preaching: Rev.Virzola Law

Worship Service 9.11.2022

Series: Hope Happens Here
Sermon: Hope Happens Here - Part 1
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-12
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 9.4.2022

Series: Old School & New School
Sermon: "Who Will Care for My Sheep?"
Scripture: John 21:15-19; Isaiah 61:1-3
Preaching. Rev. Regina Franklin

Worship Service 8.28.2022

Series: Old School & New School
Sermon: "Calling Truce"
Scripture: Nehemiah 13:23-24; John 4:19-24
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 8.21.2022

Series: Old School & New School
Sermon: "The Generation Gap"
Scripture: Nehemiah 13:23-24; Luke 2:41-52
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 8.14.2022

Series: Old School & New School
Sermon: "How May I Serve You?"
Scripture: Nehemiah 13:23-24
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 8.7.2022

Series: Post It Notes of Faith
Sermon: "See, I am Making All Things New"
Scripture: Revelation 21:1-7
Preaching: Rev. Dr. Ken G. Crawford

Worship Service 7.31.2022

Series: Post It Notes of Faith
Sermon: "Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White"
Scripture: James 5:1-11
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 7.24.2022

Series: Post It Notes of Faith
Sermon: "A Faith That Listens"
Scripture: James 1:19-21
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 7.17.2022

"Singing Our Faith"
A Festival of Song Service
Led by Leanne Seabright,
Director of Music & Worship Ministries

Worship Service 7.10.22

Series: Post It Notes of Faith
Sermon: "Christmas in July: Gifts of the Spirit"
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12:1-14; 25-27
Preaching; Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 7.3.22

Series: Post It Notes of Faith
Sermon: "Free to Worship"
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:8-13

Worship Service 6.26.22

Series: Post It Notes of Faith
Sermon: "Blessed to be a Blessing"
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 6.19.22

Father's Day
Sermon: "Father's, Be Strong"
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-12
Preaching: Rev. Alred M. Walker

Worship Service 5.29.22

Series: "Bridging the Past, Building the Future"
Sermon: "What Saves You?"
Scripture: Acts 16:16-34
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 5.22.22

Series: "Bridging the Past, Building the Future"
Sermon: "Baptized Into..."
Scripture: Acts 16:9-15
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 5.8.22

Sunday, May 8, 2022
Series: "Bridging the Past, Building the Future"
Sermon: "She Speaks with Wisdom"
Scripture: Proverbs 31:26
Preaching: Rev. Dr. Challis Bradford, Senior Pastor, Greater Garth Chapel AME

Worship Service 5.1.22

Sunday, May 1, 2022
Series: Bridging the Past, Building the Future
Sermon: "Straight Street"
Scripture: Acts 9:1-6 (7-20)
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 4.24.22

Sunday, April 24, 2022
Series/Sermon: "The Journey Continues"
Scripture: Acts 5:27-32
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 4.10.22

Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022
Series: "Journey with Jesus"
Sermon: "The Entrance"
Scripture: Luke 19-28-40
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 4.3.22

Sunday, Apirl 3, 2022
Series: "Journeywith Jesus"
Sermon "Was it Worth it?"
Scripture: John 12:1-8
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 3.20.22

Sunday, March 20, 2022
Series: "Journey with Jesus"
Sermon: "Divine Detour"
Scripture; Luke 13: 1-9
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 3.13.22

Sunday, March 13, 2022
Series: "Journey with Jesus"
Sermon: "Necessary Stops"
Scripture: Luke 13:31-35
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 3.6.22

Sunday, March 6, 2022
Series: "Journey with Jesus"
Sermon: "No Shortcuts"
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13
Preaching. Rev. Dr. Ken G. Crawford

Worship Service 2.27.22

Sunday, February 27, 2022
Series: "Building Bridges"
Sermon: "Empower Change - Come to Your Senses"
Scripture: Luke 9:28-36
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 2.20.22

Sunday, February 20, 2022
Series: "Building Bridges"
Sermon: "Engage Community - Bridge the Gap"
Scripture: Luke 6:17-19, 36-38
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 2.13.22

Sunday, February 13, 2022
Series: "Building Bridges"
Sermon: "I'm Done"
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 2.6.22

Sunday, February 6, 2022
Series: "In the Habit"
Sermon: "Connecting"
Scripture: John 15:1-8
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 1.2.22

Sunday, January 2, 2022
Epiphany Sunday
Sermon: "Another Way"
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 1.30.22

Sunday, January 30, 2022
Series: "In the Habit"
Sermon: "Sharing Your Story"
Scripture: Mark 1:40-45
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 1.23.22

Sunday, January 23, 2022
Series: "In the Habit"
Sermon: "Creating a Habit of Worship"
Scripture: Psalm 34:1-3
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Service 1.16.22

Sunday, January 16, 2022
Series: "In the Habit"
Sermon: "Dwelling"
Scripture: Psalm 1:1-3
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law with guest, Rabbi Nancy Kasten

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Worship Service 1.9.22

Sunday, January 9, 2022
Series:"In the Habit"
Sermon: "In the Habit"
Scripture: Philippians 4:8-9
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Services Dec 2021

Sunday, December 5, 2021
The Second Sunday of Advent
Series: "Room in the Inn"
Sermon: "Crowded Table"
Scripture: Philippians 1:3-11
Preaching: Rev. Megan Turner

Sunday, December 12, 2021
The Third Sunday of Advent
A Readings & Carols Service
featuring the Northway Chancel Choir, Children's Choir, a Chamber Ensemble and Liturgical Dancers

Sunday, December 19, 2021
The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Series: "Room in the Inn"
Sermon: "A Room with a View"
Scripture: Micah 5:2-5a, Luke 1:46-55
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Sunday, December 26, 2021
Christmastide
Sermon: "The Unexpected Demands of Christmas"
Scripture: Matthew 2:13-23
Preaching: Rev. Caesar Rentie

Worship Services - Nov 2021

Sunday, November 28, 2021
The First Sunday of Advent
Series: "Room in the Inn"
Sermon: "Making Room for Hope"
Scripture: Jeremiah 33:14-16, Psalm 25:4-5
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Sunday, November 21, 2021
Series: "Entrusted"
Sermon: "The Ministry of Abundance"
Scripture: Matthew 6:24-34
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Sunday, November 14, 2021
Series: Room in the Inn
Sermon: Making Room for Hope
Scripture Jeremiah 33:14-16
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Sunday, November 7, 2021
Series: "Entrusted"
Sermon: "Generosity: The Law of Cause and Effect"
Scripture:2 Corinthians 9:6-14
Preaching: Rev. Dr. Ken G. Crawford

Worship Services - Oct 2021

All Saints Sunday, October 31, 2021
Series: "Entrusted"
Sermon: "All In"
Scripture: Mark 12:38-44
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Sunday, October 24, 2021
Series: "Think Again"
Sermon: " What Do You Want?"
Scripture: Mark 10:46-52
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Sunday, October 17, 2021
Series: "Think Again"
Sermon: "I Call Shotgun"
Scripture: Mark 10:35-45
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Sunday, October 10, 2021
Series: "Think Again"
Sermon: "Radical Love"
Scripture: Mark 10:17-27
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Sunday, October 3, 2021
Series: "Think Again"
Sermon: "Things I Don't Know"
Scripture: Mark 10:2-5, 15-16
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Services - Sept 2021

Sunday, September 5, 2021
Series: "Walking in Faith - Spread the Hope"
Sermon: "Hope for the Broken"
Scripture: Mark 7:24-37
Preaching: Rev. Cheryl Scramuzza"

Sunday, September 12, 2021
Series: "Walking in Faith - Spread the Hope"
Sermon: "Hope for the Underdog"
Scripture: Mark 8:27-38
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Sunday, September 19, 2021
Series: "Walking in Faith - Spread the Hope"
Sermon: "Hope for the Doubter"
Scripture: Mark9:30-37
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Sunday, September 26, 2021
Series: "Walking in Faith - Spread the Hope"
Sermon: "Hope for the Faithful"
Scripture: James 5:13-20
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Services - Aug 2021

Sunday, August 1, 2021
Series: "Engage"
Sermon: "A Method for the Madness"
Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-20
Guest Preacher: Rev. John Burton

Sunday, August 8, 2021
Series: "Engage"
Sermon: "Motive and Mission"
Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-7; 15
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Sunday, August 15, 2021
Series: "Engage"
Sermon: "A Method for the Madness"
Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-20
Preaching: Rev. Megan Turner

Sunday, August 22, 2021
Series: "Engage"
Sermon: "Movement"
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-12; 18-20
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Sunday, August 29, 2021
Series: "Walking in Faith - Spread the Hope"
Sermon: "Hope for the Weary"
Scripture: Mark 7:1-8; 14
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Worship Services - July 2021

Sunday, July 25, 2021
Series: "Engage"
Sermon: "Motive"
Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-21
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Sunday, July 18, 2021
Hymn Sing Worship Service
Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17

Sunday, July 11, 2021
Series: "Family Treasures"
Sermon: "Full House"
Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:1-5; 12b
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law

Sunday, July 4, 2021
Series: "Family Treasures"
Sermon: "Family Traditions"
Scripture: 2 Samuel 5:1-5; 9-10
Preaching: Rev. Virzola Law