Sunday Worship @ Perritte Memorial

Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 6, 2020 The season of Advent, in many congregations means it is also cantata season. This week would, under normal circumstances be cantata Sunday. But, as is the case so often these Covid days, we at Perritte would be hard pressed right now to do a cantata,Continue reading “Sunday Worship @ Perritte Memorial”

Let’s Sing: Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates

This is the first post in the blog series Let’s Sing. To find the other posted Carols of the season, see the index, Lift up your heads, ye mighty gatesBehold, the King of glory waitsThe King of kings is drawing nearThe Savior of the world is here O blest the land, the city blestWhereContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Mighty Gates”

Let’s Sing: O Come, O Come Emanuel

This is the second post in the blog series Let’s Sing. To find the other posted Carols of the season, see the index, O come, O come, EmmanuelAnd ransom captive IsraelThat mourns in lonely exile hereUntil the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoice! EmmanuelShall come to thee, O Israel Rejoice! Rejoice! EmmanuelShall come toContinue reading “Let’s Sing: O Come, O Come Emanuel”

Let’s Sing: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

This is the first post in the blog series Let’s Sing. To find the other posted Carols of the season, see the index, Come, Thou long expected JesusBorn to set Thy people free;From our fears and sins release us,Let us find our rest in Thee.Israel’s strength and consolation,Hope of all the earth Thou art;DearContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”

Sounds of the Season

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens;  praise him in the heights!2 Praise him, all his angels; praise him, all his host!  Praise him, sun and moon; praise him, all you shining stars!4 Praise him, you highest heavens; and you waters above the heavens! 5 Let them praise the name of the Lord, for he commanded and they were created.6 He established themContinue reading “Sounds of the Season”

It’s A Wonderful Life: Hope in It

Hey friends, I am on vacation this week so I am sending an old sermon your way. This sermon is from the First Sunday of Advent in 2016, November 27, 2016. Isaiah 11:1-10 is the Scripture passage. It was the first sermon in a series It’s a Wonderful Life.” The sermon title is “Hope inContinue reading “It’s A Wonderful Life: Hope in It”

Sitting on the Premises

Sitting on the premises, it’s my first timeWhen they stared at me, I thought I’d done a crimeI was in their seat, they thought of me as slimeSitting on the premises at Church Sitting, Sitting, sitting on the premises, and just do nothing,Sitting, Sitting, I’m sitting on the premises at Church. Sitting on the premisesContinue reading “Sitting on the Premises”

Yesterday in Six “Fs”

16 Rejoice always. 17 Pray continually. 18 Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 19 Don’t suppress the Spirit. 20 Don’t brush off Spirit-inspired messages, 21 but examine everything carefully and hang on to what is good. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-21, Common English Bible) Yesterday was the day we need to thank God for what we have. As IContinue reading “Yesterday in Six “Fs””

I Want to Thank…

But I will thank the Lord        for his righteousness;    I will sing praises        to the name of the Lord Most High. (Psalm 7:17, Common English Bible) If you would prefer video, see below… I sat in my office listening to him talk. He spoke at length about being, “a good for nothing.” He didn’t have any talent. God didn’t give himContinue reading “I Want to Thank…”

Doing Good

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17, New International Version) Video Below This is the first Wednesday with the Wesley’s I have presented in a while. Today it wasn’t really planned that way,Continue reading “Doing Good”