January 7th Baptism of the Lord
Title:“Life Before the Holy Spirit”
Scripture: Psalm 29 & Acts 19:1-7
Thought for Reflection: This sermon title is a bit of a lie - there's really no life before God's Spirit. Perhaps there are those who are ignorant of its presence but in retrospect the person who professes the Lordship of Jesus, no matter how far into their life's journey, can look in retrospect and see God's presence all along.

January 14th
Title:"You Will See Greater Things"
Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 & John 1:43-51
Thought for Reflection: When we answer a call to follow Jesus we are opening ourselves up to see the world in a new light. Humans are limited by our created beings but as we turn from mortal to immortal concerns our horizons will be raised beyond ourselves.

January 21st
Sermon Title:“Fishing for People”
Scripture: Psalm 62:5-12 & Mark 1:14-20
Thought for Reflection: The heart of the gospel is about leaving our "work" for the calling that Jesus wishes all disciples to follow - to proclaim the Gospel Good News that Jesus died for the sins of all and that God wishes reconciliation with all people. May we never find ourselves too busy to answer the invitation to minister with Jesus.

January 28th Stated Congregational Meeting
Sermon Title:“Violently and with a Shriek”
Scripture: Deuteronomy 18:15-20 & Mark 1:21-28
Thought for Reflection: Perhaps it's because Jesus came in the form of an infant that we imagine the ministry of Jesus to be meek and mild. Anyone who has stood in a Labor and Delivery room knows that a child's entry into the world isn't exactly peaceful. Likewise, when Jesus comes to upend the powers that control the world it won't always be a peaceful birth of the new thing to come.