Getting To Know God

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“So Many Religions…”

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Building a Spiritual Home

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1 Peter 2:4-10 (NRSV)
Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, […]

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Celebrating the Life of Russ Albert

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A Service of Death and Resurrection
Russell Dean Albert
July 13, 1930 – May 4, 2017
Funeral May 8, 2017 – Chatham UMC

Lord, […]

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Godly Interruptions

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Rev. Robert Freeman brings the Good Word for us this Commitment Sunday

Mark 5:21-34 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
When Jesus had crossed […]

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Walking with Jesus

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Dean Abbott, who was nominated to pursue License as a Local Pastor by the Chatham UMC leads worship today.

Luke 24:13-35New […]

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Imperishable Inheritance

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1 Peter 1:3-9 (NRSV)
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he has […]

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Looking For Jesus Who Crucified – Easter Sunday

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Matthew 28:1-10 (NRSV)
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary […]

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Behold Your Savior – Good Friday Service

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Rev. Floyd Blackard, interim pastor of Sugar Creek Church brings the message this Good Friday.

John 19:18-24 (NRSV)
There they crucified him, […]

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Blessed Is He Who Comes – Palm Sunday

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When Jesus entered Jerusalem to the waving of palms and the cheering of crowds, the people cried out, “Hosanna!” – […]

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Out of the Depths

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The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and […]

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Chosen and Cherished Ministries

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Rob and Jessica Burke share their testimony of working with the children of Haiti through the Chosen and Cherished Ministries.

Chosen […]

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What About Suffering?

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Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom […]

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Good Works and Good Grace

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Abraham was, humanly speaking, the founder of our Jewish nation. What did he discover about being made right with God? […]

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The Free Gift: What a Bargain!

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When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.

But there […]

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Switching Sides – Ash Wednesday Service

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Yet even now, says the Lord,
    return to me with all your heart,
with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;
    rend your hearts […]

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Expect the Unexpected

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Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high […]

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Love Your Enemies

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“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But […]

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Kiss and Make Up

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“You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall […]

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Let It Shine

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“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? […]

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Blessed Are….

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When Jesus[a] saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. […]

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A House Divided

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Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,[a] by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you […]

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Follow the Leader

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The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away […]

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The Transfer of Power

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Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented […]

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Getting to Know Jesus – Christmas Day Service

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From your Church Family to Yours,
Merry Christmas
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of […]

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It Came to Pass – Christmas Eve Service

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What’s In a Name?

Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, […]

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Lessons and Carols Choir Cantata

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Prepare the Way of the Lord

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The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold
In the days of King Herod of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, […]

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Thanks for Inviting Me – Thanksgiving Worship Service

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The Scripture
Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,

2 To the […]

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Our Refuge and Our Strength

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To the leader. Of the Korahites. According to Alamoth. A Song.

God is our refuge and strength,
    a very present[a] help in […]

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A Service of Death & Resurrection for Patricia May Frey Ward

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Patricia M. Ward 1939 – 2016

CHATHAM, IL – Patricia M. Ward, 77, of Chatham, Ill., formerly of Mt. Auburn, Ill., […]

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Sing to the Lord a New Song

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The Scripture

O sing to the Lord a new song,
    for he has done marvelous things.
His right hand and his holy arm
    have […]

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God’s Glorious Inheritance

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In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things […]

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A New Covenant

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The Scripture

The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel […]

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Joyful Return of the Exiles

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The Scripture

For thus says the Lord:
Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob,
    and raise shouts for the chief of the nations;
proclaim, give […]

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Seek the Welfare of the City

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The Scripture

These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among […]

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Fan Into Flame

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The Scripture

I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember […]

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Mercy Matters

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The Scripture

“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. […]

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Forgiveness Matters

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The Scripture
Then Jesus said to the disciples, ‘There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought […]

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Repentance Matters

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The Scripture

Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and […]

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Jesus Matters

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The Scripture

Now large crowds were traveling with him; and he turned and said to them, “Whoever comes to me […]

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Control Yourself

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Four Young Israelites at the Babylonian Court
In the third year of the reign of King Jehoiakim of Judah, King Nebuchadnezzar […]

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Gentle Shepherd

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The scripture

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he […]

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Faithfulness

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The Scripture

Josiah Reigns over Judah
Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign; he reigned thirty-one years in Jerusalem. […]

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The Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

Your homework this week still involves your Love Lenses.  But this week, go looking for somebody the world thinks of […]

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Goodness, Gracious

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The Scripture

The Genealogy of David
So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. When they came together, the Lord made […]

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Loving Kindness

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The Scripture
Elimelech’s Family Goes to Moab
In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land, and […]

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Patience is a Virtue

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The Scripture
Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the […]

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We Are Made To….

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I praise you(A) because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,(B)
    I know that full well.

Cross references:

Psalm 139:14 : Ps 119:164; 145:10
Psalm […]

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Joy, Joy, Tears, and Joy

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A Psalm of thanksgiving.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.
    Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come into his presence […]

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If I Have Not Love….

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The Gift of Love
If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I […]

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The Rainbow Promise

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The Scripture
God’s Promise to Noah
Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every […]

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Don’t Give Up Hope

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The Scripture

The Flood Subsides
But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and all the domestic animals that were with […]

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Two by Two

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The Scripture

The Great Flood
Then the Lord said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen […]

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One Body, One Church

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One Body with Many Members
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of […]

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They’ll Know We Are Christians

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The Church in Antioch
Now those who were scattered because of the persecution that took place over Stephen traveled as far […]

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Pentecost Miracle

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Rev. Paul Unger is our guest speaker today while Pastor Sara is at General Conference of the United Methodist Church […]

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How Can I Understand …?

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Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch
Then an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Get up and go toward the south to […]

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What’s In Your Basket

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The Rev. Dr. Rose Booker-Jones is our guest preacher for Commitment Sunday, 2016. Rev. Rose is the District Superintendent of […]

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What’s Mine is Yours

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The Believers Share Their Possessions
Now the whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no […]

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Go Therefore

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The Commissioning of the Disciples
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. […]

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Thomas Believes

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Jesus Appears to the Disciples
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors […]

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Meeting Jesus on the road

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The Walk to Emmaus
Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven […]

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Why Do You Look for the Living Among the Dead

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HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN INDEED!!
Happy Easter, the day Christians worldwide celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and […]

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Do This in Remembrance of Me

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The Institution of the Lord’s Supper
When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with […]

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Dirty feet, clean heart

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Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet
Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart […]

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Walking By Faith

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The Scripture
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith […]

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Junior Lavern Workman, a Service of Death and Resurrection

I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that […]

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Tempted in the Wilderness

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The Temptation of Jesus
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in […]

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Ash Wednesday Service

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Psalm 51:1-4a, 10-12, 15
Have mercy on me O God in your great kindness:
in the fullness of your mercy blot out […]

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Clothed in Christ

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Galatians 3:23-29
Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. Therefore […]

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Surely I Know the Plans I Have for You

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Jeremiah 29: 4-7, 11-13
4 Do not trust in these deceptive words: “This is the temple of the Lord, the temple […]

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Being the Body

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1 Corinthians 12:12-31 (NRSV)
One Body with Many Members

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all […]

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About to Do a New Thing

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The Scripture

Thus says the Lord,
    who makes a way in the sea,
    a path in the mighty waters,
who brings out chariot and […]

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Baptized and Prayer

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The Scripture
The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah. […]

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When the Light Changes

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The Visit of the Wise Men
In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise […]

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What Happened to Christmas?

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Rev. Keith Anderson preaching this the first Sunday after Christmas.
The Scripture
Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the […]

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Christmas Eve, 11:00pm Candlelight Service

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The Scripture

And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one […]

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Let It Be

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Sermon Video

The Birth of Jesus Foretold
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in […]

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Do Not Be Afraid

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First Sunday in Advent
 
The Birth of Jesus the Messiah
Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. […]

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October 18, 2015

I Believe in Life Everlasting
Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Logsdon preaching which Pastor Sara is on continuing education in Salt Lake […]

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September 20, 2015

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Romans 8:9-11

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September 13, 2015

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1 John 2:1-2

You can watch the “Good-O-Meter” Video by clicking on the post.

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August 30, 2015

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Acts 1:3-5, 9-11

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August 16, 2015

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Luke 23:22-25, 32-35

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August 9, 2015

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Luke 1:26-38

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August 2, 2015

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Genesis 2:4-8

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July 26, 2015

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2015 Youth Mission Trip Participant’s Reflections

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July 19, 2015

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Colossians 3:18-4:1

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July 12, 2015

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Colossians 3:15-17

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July 5, 2015

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Colossians 3:12-14

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June 28, 2015

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Colossians 3:5-11

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June 21, 2015

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Father’s Day Reflections – Speakers Joel Eaton, Michael Ferguson & Roger Wainwright

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June 14, 2015

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Sabbath Sunday – Psalm 23

Videos Used in the Service Include: Josh Wilson – Carry Me & Rob Leveridge – Taste […]

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June 7th, 2015

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Luke 9:1-6 — Graduation Sunday

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May 31, 2015

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Luke 6:27-36

Guest Preacher Rev. Keith Anderson

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May 24, 2015

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Acts 2:41-47

Guest Preacher Rev. Keith Anderson

Click Here for the link to music video “Do Something” by Matthew West

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May 17th, 2015

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Luke 15:8-10 — Guest Speaker Rev. Tom Logsdon

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May 10th, 2015

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1 Corinthians 9:19-23

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May 3rd, 2015

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Mark 6:14-29

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April 26th, 2015

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John 21: 1-17

You can find the video referenced “Let it Live” by Rob Leveridge HERE

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April 19th, 2015

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Luke 24:36-49

View “Taste & See” by Rob Leveridge (referenced in the sermon) HERE

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April 12th, 2015

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John 20:19-29

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April 5, 2015 – Easter Sunday

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Mark 16:1-8

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March 29, 2015

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Mark 11:1-11

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March 22, 2015

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1 Peter 2:9-10

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March 15, 2015

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1 Chronicles 29:1-9

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March 1, 2015

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1 Chronicles 21:18-22:1

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February 22, 2015

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Capital Campaign Kick Off!

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February 8, 2015

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Mark 1: 29-39

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February 1st, 2015

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Matthew 6:9-15

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January 25th, 2015

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Luke 4: 14-21

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January 18th, 2015

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Luke 4:1-13

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January 11, 2015

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Luke 3: 7-18; 21-22

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January 4th, 2015

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Jeremiah 31:31-34 & Luke 3:1-6

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December 28th, 2014

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Rev. Tom Logsdon Preaching

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December 24th – 11:00PM (Sermon Only)

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Christmas Eve Traditional Service

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December 24th – 6:30PM (Entire Service)

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Christmas Eve Family Service

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December 21, 2014

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Luke 1: 26-38

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December 7th, 2014

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Choirs Christmas Cantata

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November 30th, 2014

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Mark 13:24-37

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November 23rd, 2014

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Matthew 25:31-46

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160th Anniversary Worship Service

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Bishop Jonathon Keaton Preaching

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