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On Our Sign This Week

St. Francis of Assisi (1181 or 2 – 1226)

Daily Scripture Readings for Year “B”

The Vanderbilt Divinity School Library’s Lectionary  site provides a very convenient resource for daily scripture study.

Click on this link to go there. You will find there a link for each calendar day in the current lectionary year. Clicking on a link from this page will take you to the Bible Gateway site with all the readings conveniently displayed. You can choose from many different translations, including NIV, and NRSV.

Sermon — Ready or Not!

Sermon for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 24, 2017
Peached by Pastor Gregory Sakal
Texts: Jonah 3:10-4:11, Matthew 20:1-16

HOW Many Times!?

Sermon for the Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
September 17, 2017
Preached by Pastor Gregory Sakal
Texts: Genesis 50:15-21, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35

Fast and Furious

Sermon for the Eighth Sunday After Pentecost
July 30, 2017
Preached by Pastor Gregory Sakal
Texts: 1 Kings 3:5-12; Romans 8:31b-39; Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
July 2, 2017
“Prophet Wars!”
Preached by Pastor Gregory Sakal
Texts: Jeremiah 20:7-13, Matthew 10:40-42

Summer Schedule

Summer Service Time

Beginning this Sunday, July 2, 2017, our service time moves from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Our 11:00 a.m. service time will resume on the first Sunday after Labor Day, September 10, 2017.

Sermon for the Third Sunday After Pentecost

Sermon for the Third Sunday After Pentecost
June 25, 2017
“Not as Easy as it Looks”
Preached by Pastor Gregory Sakal
Texts: Jeremiah 20:7-13, Romans 6:1-118, Matthew 10:24-39

Sermon for the 3rd Sunday After the Epiphany

Sermon for the Third Sunday After the Epiphany
January 22, 2017
“Follow Me”
Preached by Pastor Gregory Sakal
Texts: Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Matthew 4:12-23

Missionaries and Ministers Benefit Fund

We received a note from the widow of a former pastor of Hill Memorial. She said in part:

We received a pension from the MMBF for twelve years until my husband’s death. As his widow, I continue to receive the same benefit which also covers medical expenses that Medicare does not.

The MMBF has asked its beneficiaries to reach out to congregations like ours, reminding them of the importance of contributing to this fund. American Baptist ministers who have retired from active service depend on the benefits from this fund as an vital part of their retirement income. We will soon be soliciting donations for our church’s annual offering to the MMBF. When the time comes, we hope you’ll consider making an contribution to this important and worthy cause.

For further information, please visit the MMBF website.