Sermons

Living in the Promises of God

Posted by on Jul 17, 2020 in Sermon | 0 comments

  Preamble/Welcome: Welcome to our third shared summer service at MacNeill Baptist Church. Next week we will worship together under the leadership of St. Cuthbert’s Presbyterian Church.  May God’s grace and peace be with each of you today, and may we become still in the Presence of God, as we listen to the prelude and prepare our hearts for worship.     Prelude  Be still for the presence of the Lord King’s Chamber Orchestra     Lighting of the Christ Candle (you may wish to light one in your home)       Together, We...

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The Good Sower Keeps Sowing

Posted by on Jul 11, 2020 in Sermon | 0 comments

  Preamble/Welcome: Welcome! We are delighted to welcome friends from St. Cuthbert’s Presbyterian and Westdale United Church to our virtual worship for July 12th. Although we are scattered, we come together as a community of believers.  The Generous Sower is among us working a mystery of hope in our midst. Let us prepare our hearts to worship God.       Prelude  Alan Hovhaness The Garden of Adonis   Opus 245 no. I – Largo      Performed by Thomas Robertello, flute, Maria Luisa Rayan-Forero, harp            Lighting of the...

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Easing the Burden

Posted by on Jul 3, 2020 in Sermon | 0 comments

  Preamble/Welcome:  Welcome to MacNeill’s virtual worship for July 5, 2020.  Today we welcome our friends from St. Cuthbert’s Presbyterian and Westdale United Church who are joining us today for our virtual worship. We are here together in spirit, a community of believers who make room for the Holy One to move graciously among and through us. May God’s grace and peace be with each of you, as we settle and prepare our hearts to worship God.   Prelude   Amazing grace       Lighting of the Christ Candle (you may wish to light one in your...

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Trust in God’s Promises

Posted by on Jun 26, 2020 in Sermon | 0 comments

  Preamble/Welcome:  Welcome to MacNeill’s virtual worship for June 28, 2020.  We are here together in spirit, a community of believers who make room for the Holy One to move graciously among and through us. Each of you, is beloved and welcomed by God. May God’s grace and peace be with each of you, as we settle and prepare our hearts to worship God.     Prelude  Gentle Breeze     Joanne Bender     Lighting of the Christ Candle (you may wish to light one in your home)       Together, We Come to God     Call to...

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Lift Up Your Voice

Posted by on Jun 19, 2020 in Sermon | 0 comments

Preamble/Welcome:  Welcome to MacNeill’s virtual worship for June 21, 2020.  Today is Father’s Day, and I would like to acknowledge fathers and grandfathers in our congregation.  May God’s grace and peace be with each of you.  Our theme for the service today is based on the Genesis story we will read, and some of the music is selected with a nature theme in mind, to celebrate the first day of summer.  Let us prepare our hearts to worship God.   Prelude  Let all things now living                             Lighting of the Christ Candle (you...

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Jesus Sends the Twelve

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020 in Sermon | 0 comments

  Preamble/Welcome:  Welcome to MacNeill’s virtual worship for June 14th, 2020.  Even though we worship from our individual homes, we are gathered together in the spirit of community. As shared earlier in the week by email, we’ll continue with virtual worship throughout June and the summer months. May grace and peace be with each of you, as we quiet our hearts to worship God.     Prelude        Simple Gifts                            Lighting of the Christ Candle (you may wish to light one in your home)     Together, We Come to...

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Trinity Sunday

Posted by on Jun 6, 2020 in Sermon | 0 comments

  Preamble/Welcome       Prelude           Prelude and Fugue   Book 1 no. 3                           J.S. Bach, played by Natalie Schwamova                         Lighting of the Christ Candle (you may wish to light one in your home)     Together, We Come to God     Call to Worship We gather today in the name of the Creator, who created the heavens and earth, plants and animals, galaxies, stars and planets. We gather in the name of Jesus Christ, who was born on this planet Earth, and in the name of the Spirit who fills...

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Pentecost

Posted by on May 30, 2020 in Sermon | 0 comments

Preamble/Welcome:  Welcome to MacNeill’s virtual worship for May 31, 2020.  Today is the Day of Pentecost, a day when we celebrate and recognize the work of the Spirit in the world and our lives. The Spirit is calling us together…let us prepare our hearts to worship God.   Prelude   Little Organ Fugue in G minor               Madison Winds                   J.S. Bach     Notes from the Piano (zoom room) – I chose music played by wind instruments this morning as another way of thinking about the Spirit as breath, on this Day of Pentecost....

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Ascension Sunday

Posted by on May 22, 2020 in Sermon | 0 comments

  May 24, 2020   Prelude    Concerto in B-flat major – Largo and Allegro G.F. Handel                  Lighting of the Christ Candle (you may wish to light one in your home)     Together, We Come to God     Call to Worship Peoples clap your hands!  Shout to God with joy! The Sovereign of all the earth is the Lord most high! All humanity stands in awe of God. Our inheritance comes from God the Lord (from Psalm 47)     Hymn #265   Hail the day that sees Christ Rise     Tune:  LLANFAIR   Hail the day that sees...

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Love One Another

Posted by on May 16, 2020 in Sermon | 0 comments

  May 17,  2020   Prelude      Prelude on the hymn tune Rhosymedre    Ralph Vaughn Williams                 Lighting of the Christ Candle (you may wish to light one in your home)     Together, We Come to God     Call to Worship   When the way is difficult, and the path is lonely, Jesus says: I will not leave you alone. When the journey is smooth, and the travelling is easy, Jesus says: I will not leave you alone. When the horizon is far, and the call is clear, Jesus says: I will not leave you alone. When the...

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