Fall 2018


Not From Here

Sunday November 25, 2018 - Christ the King Sunday

Pastor Chris McKinstry

“My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.”

John 18:36

The End And The Beginning

Sunday November 18, 2018 - 26th Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor Chris McKinstry

When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed; this must take place, but the end is still to come. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. This is but the beginning of the birth pangs.”

Mark 13:7-8

Seeing the Invisible

Sunday November 11, 2018 - 25th Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor Chris McKinstry

As [Jesus] taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

Mark 12:38-40

200th Anniversary of St. James

Sunday November 4, 2018 - All Saints Sunday

Bishop Patricia Davenport

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
  a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines,
  of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear.
  And he will destroy on this mountain
  the shroud that is cast over all peoples,
  the sheet that is spread over all nations;
  he will swallow up death forever.

Isaiah 25:6-8

Free From Shame

Sunday October 28, 2018 - Reformation Sunday

Pastor Chris McKinstry

As Jesus and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 

Mark 10:46-48

The Best Seats

Sunday October 21st, 2018 - 22nd Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor Chris McKinstry

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 

Mark 10:35-37

What Must I Do

Sunday October 14th, 2018 - 21st Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor Chris McKinstry

As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

Mark 10:17

The Real Issue

Sunday, October 7th, 2018 - 20th Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor Chris McKinstry

Some Pharisees came, and to test [Jesus] they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

Mark 10:2

The Other Exorcist

Sunday, September 30th, 2018 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor Chris McKinstry

John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.”But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. Whoever is not against us is for us.

Mark 9:38-40

Who Is Jesus?

Sunday, September 16th, 2018 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor Chris McKinstry

Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” He asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Messiah.”

Mark 8:27-29

Open Up

Sunday, September 9th, 2018 – 16th Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor Chris McKinstry

He said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.” But she answered him, “Sir, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Then he said to her, “For saying that, you may go—the demon has left your daughter.”

Mark 7:27-29

The Letter & The Spirit

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018 – 15th Sunday after Pentecost

Pastor Chris McKinstry

Then he called the crowd again and said to them, “Listen to me, all of you, and understand: there is nothing outside a person that by going in can defile, but the things that come out are what defile.”

Mark 7:14-15