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Sabbatical Series: Rev Joel Scandrett

July 24, 2016

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.

Listen   22:16

King of Glory

December 11, 2016

Psalm 24:1-10

CS Lewis noted that there is something about us that desires a king. Take away the king and we will replace it with movie stars or sports heroes. You might say that as God’s creatures there is nobility in our blood, and like a eagle seeking flight, we seek a great ruler to lead us. The wonder of the Bible is its revelation of such a king. In this sermon for both young and old, we will wonder at the glory of our true king, Jesus.

Jay Slocum Preaching

Listen   20:55

Blinded by the Light

September 06, 2015

John 9:13-41

 

Jesus confronts the problem of spiritual blindness after healing a man of physical blindness. Are we sure we see things for what they really are? Or, can the teachings of Jesus open our eyes to see True Reality.  Please join us and invite a friend.

Listen   38:38

Testimony Sunday: David Sadd

October 09, 2016

Proverbs 3:1-12

This Sunday we will hear the testimony of David Sadd, who has joined Jonah’s Call as Worship Pastor."I am so honored and blessed to be invited to be the Worship Pastor for Jonah’s Call! As many of you know, my family were a part of Jonah’s Call some time ago and before that had the joy to do ministry with the Slocums in South Carolina. As you have probably seen, we are David and Emily, Elaina, Noah, Andrew, Molly and Margaret."

Listen   29:41

Jesus Transfigured: A Person Appears

February 12, 2017

Matthew 17:1-9

In the Old Testament, the glory of God came both as a blinding light and a heavy weight of substance. God comes in glory and it is so intense, it must be hidden; by a cloud, a fire or a curtain. Isaiah, Moses, and all of Israel, tremble when God comes near. And, God says things like, “Take off your shoes” or “Do not touch the ark or you will die.” When Jesus transfigured (showed his glory) on a mountain with his friends, a NEW reality appears- glory comes to man through a man. It is a game changer. This week, we will look at the glory of God in the person of man. May we be amazed at this glory!

Listen   40:54

Christmas Eve

December 24, 2016

Luke 2

 

This Christmas Eve, Join us in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ as we celebrate with a dynamic service that will include traditional Christmas carols, candle lighting and readings from Luke’s Gospel. Followed by a delicious Christmas buffet. If you have friends or neighbors who have no Church home, please invite them to join us.

Listen   19:01

Easter: The New Life

March 27, 2016

John 20: 1-18

With beautiful colors and sounds that announce the resurrection of Jesus, we will celebrate Easter at the Homewood Chapel in Squirrel Hill. Please bring a bell to add to the joy! 

This week's recording includes most of the service, we hope you enjoy all of the bell ringing and music!

Listen   63:09

God's Kids and the Devil's Kids

August 23, 2015

John 8:42-59

My friend has a dog who will never leave the yard if left outside. The yard has no walls and the dog is not chained. Invisible to the eye, the dog is restrained by an electric fence. If my friend turned off the electric fence and shouted to his dog, "be free" she would not leave the yard.    According to Jesus, we were all born into slavery, fenced in by an invisible evil and unaware that there are opportunities for freedom. John's Gospel declares that we are in darkness and unable to see the light. However, Jesus says in this Gospel that if we make Jesus our master, we will be free. He says things like, believe and be saved, you must be born again, you will know the truth and the truth will set you free, the sheep hears the shepherd's voice..., and if you follow me you will never walk in darkness. In John 8:42-59, Jesus gets really personal and says that we are either children of the Devil or children of God. And, if we are children of God, we are free! Join us this Sunday as we look at the ways in which the lies of the Devil enslave us and how we can live lives "beyond the electric fence" by following our true Master, Jesus Christ.

 

Listen   40:42

Ash Wednesday 2015

February 26, 2015
Listen   10:09

Confounding Apperance

January 08, 2017

Matthew 2:1-12

In the opening chapters of Matthew’s Gospel, we experience the most intimate and physical contact with God through the witness of Jesus born in very gritty conditions to a very unlikely couple. And, it is in this setting that Shepherds desire to worship him as their king. Immediately following this scene, we encounter a world-renowned power broker who wants to murder this child, Jesus, and brilliant intellectuals of the day who desire to worship him; the contrast in Matthew can, at times, seem confounding. God gets born in the dirt. The maker of the world en-fleshed is chased down by Herod. Soon thereafter, Jesus as a little boy sits on the lap of his poor-girl-mother and we get to witness a group of Magi bowing down to worship him. It is as if Matthew is trying to tell us that things are not always what we seem, that God works in ways we are unaccustomed to, and that if we are to be in relationship with God Come Near, we will do well to suspend some of our contemporary assumptions about who is in, who is out, who is good, who is bad, what is up and what is down. Join us this Sunday as we consider a classic passage from the Bible and learn new ways to see how much God loves us and to what extent he will go to prove it. Doing so, however, will require us to have an open mind about some of the beliefs that we hold dear.

Listen   31:48


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