All Saints’ Episcopal Church Reisterstown, MD January 28, 2017 THe Rev. Dr. David A. Stenner , Celebrant, Mr. Kevin Hemler, Praise Team Leader.
Children’s Sermon by Heidi Conley on The Birth of Jesus and “What are you going to do about it”? and Fr. David Stenner’s Last Sermon at All Saints.
The Virgin Mary, The mother of Jesus is a universal symbol of maternal love, as well as of suffering and sacrifice, Mary is often the touchstone of our longing for meaning. Her mantle offers both security and protection.
“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked with favor looked with favor upon his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed; for the Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name.” Luke 1:46-49
If you really pay attention to the lessons of Jesus they are all about:
~EMBRACING YOUR ENEMIES
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near.
Children’s Sermon by Heidi Conley on “Peace” – Sermon by David Stenner: The Second Sunday in Advent. Advent is a time to believe that the God who has been working in our lives from the first day until now, from the first Coming of the Christ right up to this moment in our lives, will keep working until the day of Christ’s Second Coming.
A sermon for Thanksgiving 2015.
Advent a season of: HOPE, PEACE, JOY, LOVE, Light and Darkness, Expectation, Anticipation, Preparation, Longing. Keeping Awake-Being Watchful and Remembering God’s Faithfulness.
Christ The King Sunday, November 22nd, 2015. 9:15 AM: Contemporary Family Service, The Holy Eucharist Rite II, Rev. David A. Stenner.
Contemporary Music Team under the direction of Kevin Hemler.
Music: Prelude: “The Heart of Worship” Matt Redmam, 1999; Kingsway’s Thankyou Music/admin. EMI Christian Music Pub.; CCLI #11033169. Processional: “Be Thou My Vision” Words: Dallan Forgaill, 8th Century; translated from acient Irish to English by Mary E. Byrne, in “Eriu”, Journal of the School of Irish Learning, 1905; versed by Eleanor H Hull, 1912 alt; CCLI#1523023.
Worship Songs: “Cornerstone” Edward Mote, Eric Liljero, jonas Myrin, Reuben Morgan, Wiliam Batchelder Bradbury, C2011 Hilsong Music Publishing (Admin. my Capitol CMG Publishing); CCLI #1523023 and “Build Your Kingdom Here” Rend Collective Experiment; 2012 Kingsway Music Under Exclusive Lic. to EMI Christian Music Group; CCLI#1323023. Offertory: “At The Cross (Love Ran Red)” Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash, Jonas Myrin, MAtt Armstrong, Matt Redman; Capitol CMG Publishing/Bretwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. ; CCLI#1423023. Communion Songs: “We Fall Down” Chris Tomlin; 1998 worshiptogether.com songs; CCLI#1523023 and “Your Great Name” Michael Neele, Krissy Nordhoff; C2008 Integrity’s Praise Music/TwoNords Music; CCLI#1523023. Recessional: “I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me” African American Spiritual.
In the last week of our Series; ‘One In The Spirit’, we look at questions that were asked of Jesus during his last week before the crucifixion. Jesus as much as calls the scribes hypocrites, charlatans, fakes, and pious pretenders. Doing the right things for selfish reasons. We also look at the life of Ruth.
The Communion of Saints are believers from the past, believers in the present, and believers in the years to come, all sharing a common salvation in our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. All Saints’ has been serving in this community for 161 years.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. Hebrews 12:1-2