We hope you enjoy these sermon videos from recent worship services and are encouraged by the message from God’s Word.
"To God's Church: Witness to Hope" | Rev. Dr. Sherrie Ilg | February 17, 2019
One thing that will not change...our witness to hope. Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 15:12-20.
"To God's Church: Preach Grace" | Rev. Jonathan Heifner | February 10, 2019
Our faith is a living tradition that has the power to transform lives. It is definitely the kind of thing to which we should hold tightly! Based on I Corinthians 15:1-11.
"To God’s Church: Reflect Love" | Rev. Dr. Sherrie Ilg | February 3, 2019
This scripture, so often heard at weddings, inspires and challenges us, the church, to reflect love above all other things. Sermon based on 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.
"To God's Church: Honor All Parts" | Rev. Jonathan Heifner | January 27, 2019
The church is a body, the Body of Christ. Sermon based on I Corinthians 12:12-31a.
"To God's Church: By One Spirit" | Rev. Dr. Sherrie Ilg | January 20, 2019
Beginning a series, we’re considering Paul’s letter to God’s church in Corinth. In our diversity, even in our fears, One Spirit! Sermon based on I Corinthians 12:1-11.
"Dawning Radiance" | Rev. Dr. Sherrie Ilg | January 6, 2019
Celebrating the Epiphany of our Lord to all people, all nations! Sermon based on Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12.
"Lessons & Carols" | December 30, 2018
The idea of reading scripture lessons and singing carols in a house of worship likely began in 1878 in the city of Truro, England. A tradition of such continued more formally in a wooden building in 1880. The now familiar service of Nine Lessons and Carols was first held in the chapel (completed in 1536) at King’s College, Cambridge on Christmas Eve 1918. The service has been held for 100 years and is heard around the globe on radio. The service can be heard online as well. Since 1919, the first song sung has been Once in Royal David’s City begun with the voice of one chorister. The main theme is to retell the loving purposes of God as seen through the windows and words of the Bible. We celebrate the anniversary today so that we may well know the purpose of God’s salvation to tell to all around us. On Sunday, December 30, 2018, in the Sanctuary of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
"Prepare Your Hearts: Joy" | Rev. Dr. Sherrie Ilg | December 23, 2018
Expectant Joy comes to us in a child! Sermon based on Micah 5:2-5a and Luke 1:39-45.
"People Get Ready: Prepare Your Hearts" | Rev. Jonathan Heifner | December 16, 2018
Who really wants to listen to John the Baptist rail about our sin? Probably not many of us. Who should listen? Advent people. Sermon based on Isaiah 12:2-6 and Luke 3:7-18.