Sermon Resources

Moved by a liturgical prayer or a call to worship? Want to learn more about the book our sermon series comes from? Here's a list of some resources we use on Sunday mornings. Enjoy!

  • World Relief Welcome Kits

    To view complete lists and links of the items needed for World Relief Welcome Kits, click here.

  • Lorenz Family Information

    The Lorenz family, a Free Methodist missionary family in Costa Rica, came and gave a presentation of their work on October 17. If you would like more information on their ministry or support their mission, visit their page here

  • 09/05/2021 Responsive Communion

    On Sunday, September 5, Pastor James led us in a responsive communion reading. That was found, and is available at the this link.

  • 06/20/2021 Lectio Divina

    Occasionally at First Church, Pastor James leads us in a contemplative reading of Scripture called a Lectio Divina. "Lectio Divina assumes that by entering deeply into the text of God’s Holy Word, God will be made known to us, speak to us, and direct our lives." You can find the 4 steps we use in this document, the thoughts and concepts of which were taken from Soul Shaper, by Tony Jones.

  • 05/16/2021 Holy Spirit Story

    On Sunday, May 16 Pastor James invited Jamie to share a Holy Spirit story with the congregation via a Zoom interview. You can find the video of Jamie's story here.

  • 05/16/2021 Bob Newhart "Stop it" Video

    Pastor James referenced a video from the Bob Newhart Show on Sunday, May 16. The video is titled "Stop it" and was used as part of the sermon, "You Can't Just 'Stop it!'". Click to access the Bob Newhart video. You can also visit our Past Sermons page to find the May 16th sermon.

  • 05/02/2021 Trinitarian Prayer

    We were led in a corporate time of prayer Sunday, May 2 using John Stott's Daily Trinitarian Prayer. Click the link for a printable version of the prayer. It can also be found in the book Basic Christian: The Inside Story of John Stott by Roger Steer.


    This prayer was also our call to worship on January 24, 2021. You can visit our Past Sermons page to see that sermon.

  • 04/25/2021 Prayer FOR Racial Healing

    On Sunday, April 25 Pastor James led us in a Prayer for Racial Healing from Catholic Charities USA. You can find a PDF of the prayer here or from the Catholic Charities website.

  • 04/02/2021 Good Friday bedtime Prayer

    On Good Friday, Pastor James mentioned several bedtime prayers during his sermon. Here is one of the lesser known prayers. If you missed it, you can watch the Good Friday service here.


    "Lord in heaven, hear my prayer,
    Keep me in your loving care.
    Be my guide in all I do.
    Bless all those who love me, too. Amen"

  • 02/07/2021 "The Story I'll Tell" by Maverick City Music

    "The Story I'll Tell" is the new song Pastor James mentioned during his sermon on February 7. It is by Maverick City Music, written by Naomi Raine, Alton Eugene, and Benji Cowart.

  • Praying in 2021: Completely Familiar. Enitrely Different.

    Our January 2021 prayer sermon series is based off of the book Prayer: Finding the Heart's True Home by Richard Foster.

Connie's Corner

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Sept. 3 2021 - Review the Lord's Prayer

Sept. 10, 2021 - Give Us This Day, Our Daily Bread

Sept. 17, 2021 - Forgive us of Our Sins, as We Forgive Those...