Sermon Archive

Carriers Not Barriers

June 23, 2019 (Sunday Morning)

Bible Verses: Galatians 3:23-29; Mark 2:1-12 | Rev. Dr. David Breckenridge

The church is all over this text. We are those who have come to hear Jesus, sometimes clogging the aisles. We are the scribes. We are the paralytic. We are the friends desperate to get our friend the healing he needs. We are Jesus/the body of Christ about the process of healing. All at the same time. But hopefully we are moving from paralysis to health, from “barriers to” to “carriers of” God’s grace.

Worship Bulletin – June 23, 2019

 

 

Commissioning of Summer Volunteers

A Woman of Compassion

May 12, 2019 (Sunday Morning)

Bible Verses: Psalm 23; Acts 9:36-43 | Daniel Glaze

We’ll look together at the lesser known character of Tabitha in this story from Acts. She holds out for us a model of a ministry of care within her community of widows. Tabitha causes us to ask ourselves, “how shall my faith inform acts of charity and service to others?”

Worship Bulletin – May 12, 2019

 

 

Youth Sunday 2019

May 5, 2019 (Sunday Morning) | Youth Sunday

Bible Verses: Psalm 30; Acts 9:1-20 | Jessica Thorne, Paige Newcomb, & Lindsey Stevens

On Youth Sunday RRCB youth lead in all elements of worship. Our youth had the opportunity to serve communion, lead in prayer, scripture, and song, along with three fantastic young women who preached. We teach our youth that their voice matters, and by providing them the opportunity to lead, we are putting that into practice.

Youth Sunday Worship Bulletin – May 5, 2019

 

 

Maundy Thursday Service of Holy Communion & Tenebrae

April 21, 2019 (Special Service) | Maundy Thursday

Bible Verses: 1 Corinthians 11:23-19; John 13:1-17, 34-35

This evening focused on two important events. First, we observed a special Communion service in memory of Jesus’ Last Supper with His disciples. Second, Jesus’ self-giving act for our salvation was observed through Tenebrae, a ritual in which the gradual extinguishing of the candles occurs while the story of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion is read.

Maundy Thursday Bulletin – April 18, 2019

 

Branches of Palm and Bearing of Pain

April 14, 2019 (Sunday Morning) | Palm Sunday

Bible Verses: Psalm 118:24-29; Luke 19:28-40 | Dr. Daniel Glaze

Palm Sunday is a jubilant day indeed. We wave our palm branches and shout “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” But there is another side as well: Jesus’ triumphant entry to Jerusalem is a journey toward is death. Can we hold onto this ambiguity and find the blessing therein?

Worship Bulletin – April 14, 2019

 

 

TFC-Adults: Lenten Series with Dr. Dan Bagby: “The Work of Forgiving: Forgiving God”

April 10, 2019 (Wednesday Night) | Dr. Dan Bagby

All of us face challenges in the area of forgiveness. Age or life-stage doesn’t change this reality. All areas of our lives, even physical health, are affected based on who and what we are able to forgive. It’s part of every relationship from God, to others, even to our own selves. And, forgiveness involves inner work as we open ourselves to the Spirit.  Come hear these Lenten words that may offer words of hope, healing, and release.

 

Worship with Rabbi Hal Schevitz

March 31, 2019 (Sunday Morning)

Bible Verses: Psalm 63:1-8; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 | Rabbi Hal Schevitz

Rabbi Hal Schevitz is the rabbi of Congregation Or Atid, serving the synagogue since July 2016. He was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, attended the University of Maryland at College Park, and later earned a Masters of Arts in Jewish Education and a Masters of Arts in Jewish Studies, from Baltimore Hebrew University. Rabbi Hal was ordained at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts in June, 2013. Before coming to Or Atid, he served as the assistant rabbi of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck in Indianapolis, Indiana, a dual-affiliated Conservative-Reconstructionist synagogue.

Rabbi Hal has been teaching in some capacity for over 15 years, and is working to bring his energy, enthusiasm, and love of Jewish living to Or Atid. Torah, in its most literal sense of “instruction,” is his passion as both a student and a teacher, paving the way toward the educational experiences for understanding our people’s collective myths and memories, and experiencing ritual opportunities and social responsibilities that make our lives meaningful. It is his goal to guide every person to find modern relevance in our ancient texts, connecting themselves to a tradition that has been evolving for thousands of years. He has been married to his wife Jena since 2012 and they are the proud parents of their two daughters, Naomi, who is 3, and Arielle, who is 9 months old.

Worship Bulletin – March 31, 2019

 

 

TFC-Adults: Lenten Series with Dr. Dan Bagby: “The Work of Forgiving: Forgiving Others”

March 27, 2019 (Wednesday Night) | Dr. Dan Bagby

All of us face challenges in the area of forgiveness. Age or life-stage doesn’t change this reality. All areas of our lives, even physical health, are affected based on who and what we are able to forgive. It’s part of every relationship from God, to others, even to our own selves. And, forgiveness involves inner work as we open ourselves to the Spirit.  Come hear these Lenten words that may offer words of hope, healing, and release.

 

TFC-Adults: Lenten Series with Dr. Dan Bagby: “The Work of Forgiving: Forgiving Self”

March 20, 2019 (Wednesday Night) | Dr. Dan Bagby

All of us face challenges in the area of forgiveness. Age or life-stage doesn’t change this reality. All areas of our lives, even physical health, are affected based on who and what we are able to forgive. It’s part of every relationship from God, to others, even to our own selves. And, forgiveness involves inner work as we open ourselves to the Spirit.  Come hear these Lenten words that may offer words of hope, healing, and release.

 

Holding on for Dear Life

March 10, 2019 (Sunday Morning)

Bible Verses: Psalm 91; Romans 10:10-13| Rev. James H. Blay

Rev. James H. Blay is a Liberian native. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Christianity from Mercer University in Macon Georgia, and a Master of Divinity from McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia. He is the former Coordinator for Student Affairs, and former Coordinator for Servant Leadership, at the Ricks Institute, Virginia, Liberia. Rev. Blay served as the Vice President for Administration at the Liberia Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a deep passion for Practical Theology and Missions. He has an extensive background working in various capacities as minister to youth and young adults. He loves God and loves people.

Worship Bulletin – March 10, 2019

 

Mercy and Justice for All

February 17, 2019 (Sunday Morning)

Bible Verses: Deuteronomy 24:17-18; Matthew 24:34-35| Dr. Sue Smith

This Sunday we celebrate Martha Stearns Marshall Month of Preaching. Since 2007, the month of February has been recognized by Baptist Women in Ministry (BWIM) and partner churches as a time to invite women in ministry to preach. This annual event encourages our church and others to publicly voice our support of women in ministry, and celebrate the call and gifts of women.

Sue and her husband, Greg, are CBF Field Personnel located in Fredericksburg and run LUCHA Ministries.

Worship Bulletin – February 17, 2019