First Congregational Church Of Wyandotte

98 Superior Blvd. at First St. Wyandotte, Michigan 48192

Founded 1892.

Readings & Sermon Titles for October 2017

Date Scripture Sermon Title Overview
125th Anniversary Celebration and Communion Sunday
Old Testament: 1 Chronicles 16:1-3 and 7-12
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12:12-13
Gospel: Matthew 5:13-16
"Rejoice and Remember" Anniversaries are special times. We celebrate today the joys and struggles of this gathered community over these past 125 years. We all stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us. What are your future hopes for this church community? How do you intend to make them happen?
10/08/2017 Old Testament: Isaiah 5:1-7
Epistle: Philippians 3:4b-14
Gospel: Matthew 21:33-46
"Gospel Fruit" It can be tempting to believe that just doing the basics of religion will save us. However, Jesus reminds us repeatedly that our lives must show our Gospel Values. The basics of religion are a means to living out the Gospel. When do you get tired of following in the way of Jesus? What habits have you cultivated to ensure your faith will deepen?
10/15/2017 Old Testament: Exodus 32:1-14
Epistle: Philippians 4:1-9
Gospel: Matthew 22:1-14
"The gods That Trip Us Up" Just like the Israelites, we can get tired waiting for God’s reign. Our current needs and desires seem all too pressing for a time far away. Many things can take the place of God who should be our strength, our peace, our focus in our life. What things have become a “god” to you? Be honest. Look at your calendar and where you spend your money. What do you value and where do you find strength?
10/22/2017 Old Testament: Exodus 33:12-23
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 22:15-22
"What is Caesars?" Sure we should give to God what is God’s, but really, everything and everyone falls under God’s dominion. We are often quick to judge people with this idea, but rarely do we stop and wonder, if all is God’s, are we treating and caring for people and creation as we should? What areas of your life have you turned over to God? What areas of your life are claimed by “Caesar”?
500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
Old Testament: Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Gospel: Matthew 22:34-46
"A Love That Divides" It has been 500 years since Martin Luther first challenged the universal church concerning issues of belief, doctrine, and scripture. Across the centuries much has been done to greater sever the unity of the church. Lately, there has been talk of reconciliation between our fractured churches. Where do you see signs of healing between different denominations? Where do you see division and hatred amidst the Body of Christ?