First Congregational Church Of Wyandotte

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

Founded 1892.

Readings & Sermon Titles for April & May 2018

Date Scripture Sermon Title Overview
04/22/2018 Acts Reading: Acts 4:5-12
Epistle: 1 John 3:16-24
Gospel: John 10:11-18
TBD Today the downriver UCC Pastors are engaging in a Pulpit Swap. We welcome Rev. Geoff Drutchas from St. Paul’s UCC in Taylor while Rev. Carrie worships with the good people of St. Paul’s.
04/29/2018 Acts Reading: Acts 8:26-40
Epistle: 1 John 4:7-21
Gospel: John 15:1-8
"Pruning Season" Gardeners will tell you that pruning trees and bushes is important if you want them to grow and bloom to their potential. We are no different. If we want to be people of faith who reflect the nature of a loving God, we need to be willing to let go of attitudes and behaviors that keep us from reaching our potential. What in your life do you hold onto that keeps you from living to your potential as a disciple of Jesus Christ? How has these past weeks of “Be the Church” challenged you to live differently?
Communion Sunday
1st Reading: Acts 10:44-48
Epistle: 1 John 5:1-6
Gospel: John 15:9-17
"Friends Bound in Love" Loving one another is not some nice thought on a greeting card. It is a commandment of Jesus that we love others to the extent that Christ loved us. If, and only if, we do this, will we be considered friends of Jesus. It sounds simple, but can be oh, so, challenging when faced with someone we don’t like or someone who has hurt us. Who are the people you find hard to love? How do you think God is calling you to live out sacrificial love in your life?
Mother's Day
1st Reading: Acts 1:15-17; 21-26
Epistle: 1 John 5:9-13
Gospel: John 17:6-19
"Surrounded by Prayer" When Jesus knew his time to return to God was near, he prayed for those he loved; his disciples and all of us. He prayed that we would be protected from evil and being led astray before we were sent to out into the world. A simple look at the news or how we interact with each other as church would make it seem that Jesus’ prayer was not answered. Or was it? What is it you pray for in your life? How do you understand prayers that don’t seem to be answered?
Pentecost Sunday: Wear Your Red!
Old Testament: Ezekiel 37:1-14
Epistle: Romans: 8:22-27
Acts: Acts 2:1-21
"Spirit Living Bones" The Spirit of God surrounds us and calls us to live as reflections of Jesus Christ. When we are weary, God can breathe new life into our lives just as life was breathed into the dead bones of warriors. Yet, we must do our part by being open to growth and change and rest. If we want to know whether we are living in the Spirit of God, we need look no further than our lives and the way we treat one another. Our words and behavior show to the world who we follow in this life. Where in your life do you need God to “breath new life”? What are you doing to bring this new life to fruition?
Trinity Sunday / Memorial Day
First Reading: Isaiah 6:1-8
Epistle: Romans 8:12-17
Gospel: John 3:1-17
TBD We welcome Rev. Dr. Robyn Moore as our guest pastor to break open God’s Word to this faith community.