February 24, 2019

Pastor Tammy Sharp Genesis 45:3-11, 15 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50 Luke 6:27-38 After looking at this text throughout the week and thinking about what it really means to love someone, I got away from the actual substance of the text and just thought about love. Young love, strong-weathered with time love, true love, and of course, puppy love. Oh, the love nearly everyone feels when they … [Read more...]

January 6, 2019

Pastor Tammy Sharp Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 So, what do you think of the Epiphany Nativity Scene? Did anyone come into the sanctuary and not notice that our Nativity Scene has changed? And, be honest, whose first reaction was to giggle? And then, the question marks began to swirl in your head. Welcome to our Epiphany Worship. Today we celebrate the power of light! Today … [Read more...]

September 10, 2017

Pastor Tammy Sharp Matthew 18:15-20 The night Harvey began his wrath on our area, was the night of the Mayweather Vs. McGregor fight. Maybe it was a sign of what was about to strike. When we walked the neighborhoods as the water subsided to see who we could help, we heard more than one story of people who had several guests at a fight watching party. They came inside to watch the fight. When … [Read more...]

September 2, 2017

Haven't shared my sermon notes in a while but today I thought I would.... Matthew 16:13-20 We are using the bulletins and therefore the readings from last Sunday because they were not used as we were busy getting people out of the water and into a place here they could get warm and dry. Putting together a new bulletin when there was work that was so much more important did not seem right. So you … [Read more...]

May 7, 2017

 Pastor Tammy Sharp Acts 2:42-47, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 2:19-25, John 10:1-10 Have you ever listened to a recording of yourself? How many of you hear your own voice on a recording and think: “That is not what my voice sounds like”? I hate listening to my own voice. It makes me painfully aware of why the telemarketers seem to always think I a man. Are there voices that you love to hear? Be near … [Read more...]

April 30, 2017

Pastor Tammy Sharp Luke 24:13-35 There is a skit that used to be done at camp and youth activities a lot. It is often used in reference to Matthew 25 parable of the sheep and the goat, but it really is perfect for today. It goes kinda like this… A man is told that the Lord will be visiting him that day. Excited and anxious, he runs home to get his home ready for someone as … [Read more...]

April 16, 2017

Pastor Tammy Sharp Matthew 28:1-10 It is a great day to be a kid. You get to wake up to the idea that a bunny has come to visit and there are chocolate eggs and treats, and maybe even a big basket of goodies, and no one thinks you are crazy. Children don’t have to answer that question that gnaws at us adults….. Why is it that the Easter Bunny brings EGGS… Why isn’t … [Read more...]

March 26, 2017

Pastor Tammy Sharp John 9:1-41 I have worn bifocals for a very long time. I got glasses when I was in college and the forced me to read lots of stuff all the time, if I had any plans on passing my classes. I am not a reader by nature. And when I did read, it stained my eyes. Or maybe, my eyes were strained but I didn’t realize it until I had to really pay attention to what I was looking at. … [Read more...]

March 19, 2017

Pastor Tammy Sharp Exodus 17:1-7 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42 Henry Nouwen was a Catholic Priest and theologian. I read the book “The Wounded Healer more than 30 years ago after a Karen Wendt Kezwick shared a quote from that book. I will end my sermon today with that quote. But I am starting my sermon with another quote from that book: “One day a young fugitive, trying to hide himself from the … [Read more...]

February 19, 2017

Pastor Tammy Sharp Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Matthew 5:38-48 “God helps those who help themselves.” “God will never give you more than you can handle.” “This too shall pass.” These are phrases we say to people in times of trouble, often times implying that they are words from the Bible. Our intentions are good, but, oh how hurtful they sometimes can be. The words can be hurtful for two reasons. … [Read more...]