Rev. Dr. Joel Scandrett returns to Jonah's Call. Last year he joined us to celebrate - this year we welcome him back to celebrate and preach, on 1 Timothy 2:1-7. Rev. Dr. Scandrett is Assistant Professor of Theology, Director of Chapel, and Director of the Robert Webber Center at Trinity School for Ministry. He has worked there since 2012. He lives in Edgewood with his wife Karen and their three daughters. He was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Duncan in 2007 and to the priesthood in 2008. He has since served several ACNA churches both as interim pastor and non-stipendiary clergy. Joel spends his spare time playing with his daughters, reading, and drinking good coffee- not necessarily in that order. Joel knows the Slocum's through the Diocese and his daughters attend Trinity Christian School with Emma and Lydia.
This week Kevin Chung was with us. Kevin, who was our seminarian this past year and has finished his 2nd year at Trinity School for Ministry, will be preaching on John 13:31-38. His focus will be on verses 34 and 35 - Love One Another, talking about the love in the culture God calls us to, and the stark contrast from our own culture.
Rev. Andrew DeFusco visited us this week. He preached for us on Luke 10:25-37. Andrew is the Rector of St. Peter's Anglican Church in Butler, PA.
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
Join us this Sunday as we share stories of how we have been kind to ourselves or tell about the times we have reminded others to be kind to themselves. This is part two of the message Pastor Joe gave us last week, Be Kind to Yourself, be sure to find it on this site if you were unable to be with us.
Also be sure to view the music video mentioned in the sermon by Tenth Avenue North, You Are More
1 Corinthians 13:1-8a
Join us this week as we hear from Rev. Joe Vitunic preach on the passage 1 Corinthians 13:1-8a . Pastor Joe was with us back in May and will be with us the next two weeks as the Slocum family begin their 6 week sabbatical. Be sure to join us this week and throughout July as we hear from a variety of guest preachers. Mr. Vitunic is a retired Anglican clergyman. He is the founding pastor and pastor emeritus of Church of the Savior in Ambridge. Valerie, his wife, is the founder of The Lazarus Center, also in Ambridge. They have three married children and eight surviving grandchildren. Mr. Vitunic is a graduate of Georgia Tech and the Univ. of Penna., majoring in civil engineering, and of Trinity School for Ministry.
Titus 2: 11-15
In the 168 hours that make up your week, how many of those hours are spent at Church? An active church members might answer 3 to 5. How much time do you spend actively studying God’s Word and his ways? A serious student of Scripture might yield 8-10 hours per week. So, is 15 hours a week really enough time to form a disciple? What if we shifted our definition of discipleship away from the classes and personal study that are vital aspects of disciple-making to the hours we spend at work and in our households? More specifically, what if we viewed the 60-80 hours a week we spend outside of church, in our jobs and personal lives, as an arena for discipleship? This sermon will look at discipleship in everyday life and asks how we can use our everyday lives to grow as disciples of Christ.
When Paul offers up to us the fruit of the Spirit, he is offering us the full yield of fruit that comes when God is fully active in growing us as disciples. We have love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and self-control. Should we be tempted to say that we exhibit joy but not gentleness, we misunderstand the fruit. Joy without gentleness reveals that the joy has come from some other source instead of the Spirit. The fruit is a unit and exhibits itself as a unit in the life of the disciple. How might we order our loves in such a way that we exhibit this fruit? This sermon will explore the answer to that question.
Mark 7: 1-22
Jesus commanded his Disciples to go into the whole of the world, making disciples. And, when he gave the command, it is doubtful that he meant that the church leadership was to offer a Sunday School class curriculum as a complete and sufficient tool that could “get the job done.” Instead, his desire was for his disciples to do as he did- to walk with others through the whole of life, helping them to re-order their loves so that they would become new and changed people from the inside out through the habits that they would form that would allow them to love God and their neighbors.
Titus 2: 1-9
This Sunday, we will hear testimony from Jeff VanderMolen, Curtis Grenier, Brooke Balliet & Mick VanNess with a focus on instances where God’s work in their lives is growing them as Disciples. Join us for Testimony Sunday.
John 16: 5-15
Using the Gospel reading from the Lectionary, Bishop Duncan will preach and celebrate at his annual visit, this Trinity Sunday. This will be the final visit of our beloved Bishop as he nears his retirement.
Given By: Archbishop Duncan
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