Sermon Messages

2020

May 24, 2020 Audio Message (only): Renewed Strength - a message on Isaiah 40:21-31 by Pastor David Meckley

 

Audio Worship ServiceRenewed Strength - a message on Isaiah 40:21-31

Order of Worship - click here!

May 17 Audio Message (only): Our God is Worthy  - a message on Isaiah 40:12-20 by Pastor David Meckley

Audio Worship ServiceOur God is Worthy

Order of Worship - Click Here
Opening Hymn: How Great is Our God
Meditation Hymn: Perfect Wisdom of God
Closing Hymn: Jesus Hope of Nations

Sermon Only: God of All Comfort  a message on Isaiah 40:1-11 by Pastor David Meckley

Audio Worship Service: God of All Comfort

Fourth Sunday after Easter

May 10, 2020

St John's Reformed Church of Loysburg

Rev. Dr. David M. Meckley, Pastor

Message:

Scripture: Isaiah 40

Mothers' Day

 

Call to Worship (Psalm 62:5-8)

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
For my hope is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
My fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my salvation and my glory;
My mighty rock, my refuge is God.

Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us.

 

Prayer of Confession: Gracious God, you have sent your Son to us to show us the way. Even when we have turned our backs and  followed our own paths, You still offer us Light. Forgive us when we are so willful and stubborn. Forgive us when we think more about ourselves and our comforts than we think of reaching out to others. Remind us again that Jesus modeled for us the Light of Love that serves, guides and heals. Jesus came to offer the ultimate sacrifice for our sinfulness. Thank you for loving us so much that you would give us this most precious gift. And when we again falter and fail, lift us again with Your gentle touch. Pour Your Light into our lives once more, that finally, we will fully understand the power and depth of Your love for us, and live in the light of Your presence. Amen.

Sermon Only: May 3, 2020: Whole-Hearted Devotion a message on Isaiah 38-39 by Pastor Dave Meckley

Worship and Message: May 3, 2020: Whole-Hearted Devotion a message on Isaiah 38-39 by Pastor Dave Meckley

Call to Worship (Psalm 119:81-88)

My soul longs for Your salvation;
I hope in Your word.
My eyes long for Your promise;
I ask, “When will You comfort me?”
How long must Your servant endure?
When will You judge those who persecute me?
All Your commandments are sure;
I have not forsaken Your precepts.
In Your steadfast love give me life,
That I may keep the testimonies of Your mouth.

 

Prayer of Confession: Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the tomb You have given us the sure sign of Your power to deliver us from sin and death and to renew Your whole creation. We confess that we still fall into doubt and fear. We continue to cling to selfish ways and doubt Your power to make all things new. Forgive our lack of faith. Have mercy on our weakness. Raise us from the death of sin that we may live with Christ in the joy and power of His resurrection, now and forever. Amen.

April 26, 2020: In Whom Do You Now Trust? - a message on Isaiah 36-37 by Pastor Dave Meckley

Call to Worship (Psalm 34:1-6, 8)

I will bless the Lord at all times; 

His praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;

Let the humble hear and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me, 

And let us exalt His name together!

I sought the Lord,

And He answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant, 

Their faces shall never be ashamed.
This poor man cried,

And the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! 

Blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him!
 

Prayer of Confession: Eternal God, we confess our need for Your Spirit to fill us and work through us. We confess how often our lives fail to reflect the victory your Son has secured for us on Calvary. Forgive us for our sins and for our lukewarm response to Your love. Restore to us the joy of our salvation, as You breathe afresh Your Holy Spirit upon us. In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.

April 19, 2020: They Will See the Glory of the Lord: - a message on 

Isaiah 35 by Pastor Dave Meckley

Call To Worship (1 Chronicles 29:11-13):

To You, O God, belong the greatness and the might, the glory, the victory, the majesty, the splendor;

Yes! Everything in heaven, everything on earth; the kingdom all Yours! You’ve raised Yourself high over all.

Riches and glory come from You, You’re ruler over all;

You hold strength and power in the palm of Your hand to build up and strengthen all.

And here we are, O God, our God, giving thanks to You,

Praising Your glorious Name!

 

Prayer of Confession:

O loving and compassionate God, we come to You worn out by conflict and competition. Our minds are distracted, our hearts divided, our bodies exhausted. We have consumed our energy in meaningless rituals, spent our time on trivia, and wasted our talents in self-gratification. Lord, have mercy on us. Take us today as we are and remake us into what You want us to be. By Your Holy Spirit, work in us a wholehearted trust that enables us no longer to be conformed to this world but to be confirmed in the living way that brings wholeness and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Resurrection Sunday: April 12, 2020

Audio: The Lingering Impact

- a message on Luke 24:1-12

by Pastor Dave Meckley

Organ Prelude by David Snyder

Call to Worship (based on 1 Peter 1:3–5):

Alleluia! Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed. Alleluia!
Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
He has given us new life and hope.
He has raised Jesus from the dead.

God has claimed us as his own.
He has brought us out of darkness.
He has made us light to the world.

Alleluia! Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed. Alleluia! 

 

Prayer of Confession:

Almighty God, in raising Jesus from the tomb you have given us the sure sign of your power to deliver us from sin and death and to renew our whole creation. We confess that we still fall into doubt and fear. We continue to cling to selfish ways and doubt your power to make all things new. Forgive our lack of faith. Have mercy on our weakness. Raise us from the death of sin that we may live with Christ in the joy of his resurrection, now and forever. Amen.

Hymns:

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9khJXoL9QGk  

Communion Hymn: Behold the Lamb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=481xyHUrwQA 

In The Garden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ2Mcd7pX20 

Good Friday

Good News! A message on Isaiah 53 by Pastor Dave Meckley

Call to Worship (Isaiah 52:7, 9-10):

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news

Who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, 

who publishes salvation

Who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
Break forth together into singing, you waste places of Jerusalem, for the Lord has comforted His people; 

He has redeemed Jerusalem.
The Lord has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations

And all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

Prayer of Confession Response:

Is it I, Lord?

Hymns:

Beneath the Cross of Jesus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G3-KsR9AAI

 

When I Survey The Wondrous Cross

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-hz6L6LAug&list=RD0G3-KsR9AAI&index=4

 

In Christ Alone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16KYvfIc2bE 

The Prophet Isaiah

 

April 5, 2020: Don't Miss the Most Important - a Palm Sunday message on Luke 19 by Pastor David Meckley

Hymns: Hosanna, Loud Hosanna!

It Is Well With My Soul

March 29, 2020: True and Lasting Security - a message on Isaiah 32 by Pastor David Meckley

Hymns: Christ our Hope in Life and Death

It is Well With My Soul 

March 22, 2020: The Lord Will Be Gracious - a message on Isaiah 30

by Pastor David Meckley Due to social distancing, this is an extended service of worship. God be with you!

March 15, 2020: A Precious Cornerstone - a message on Isaiah 28 by Pastor David Meckley

March 8, 2020: Two Ways - a message on Isaiah 24-25 by Pastor David Meckley

March 1, 2020: Surprising Mercy - a message on Isaiah 23 by Pastor David Meckley

February 23, 2020: Trust in the Lord - a message on Isaiah 20-22 by Pastor David Meckley

February 16, 2020: The Way of True Peace - a message on Isaiah 19 by Pastor David Meckley

A Vision for our Annual Meeting

February 9, 2020: Followers of Jesus - a message on Matthew 22:37-9; 28:18-20 by Pastor David Meckley

The Prophet Isaiah

February 2, 2020: Lord of All - a message on Isaiah 18:1-7 by Pastor David Meckley

January 19, 2020: Raise A Banner - a message on Isaiah 13-14 by Pastor David Meckley

January 12, 2020: God is My Salvation - a message on Isaiah 12:1-6 by Pastor David Meckley

2019

The Prophet Isaiah

December 29, 2019: The Sprout of Hope - a message on Isaiah 11:1-10

by Pastor David Meckley

December 24 - Christmas Eve - a message on John 1 by Pastor David Meckley

December 22, 2019: God's Indescribable Gift - a message on Isaiah 9:2-7 

by Pastor David Meckley

December 15, 2019: Fear God - Wait for the Lord - a message on Isaiah 8:1-21 by Pastor David Meckley

December 8, 2019: Emmanuel -God With Us - a message on Isaiah 7:1-17 

by Pastor David Meckley

December 1, 2019: A Glorious Vision - a message on Isaiah 6:1-8 by Pastor David Meckley

November 24, 2019: A Song of My Vineyard - a message on Isaiah 5:1-7

by Pastor David Meckley

November 17, 2019: Judgment and Mercy - a message on Isaiah 3:8-4:6 by 

Pastor David Meckley

November 10, 2019: The Importance of Leadership - a message on Isaiah 3:1-7 by Pastor David Meckley

November 3, 2019: Come, Let Us Walk in the Light - a message on Isaiah 2:1-5 by Pastor David Meckley

October 27, 2019: The Gospel in Distressing Times - a message on Isaiah 1:1-4 by Pastor David Meckley

Studies in Luke's Gospel: Jesus' Galilean Ministry 

October 6, 2019: True Greatness - a message on Luke 9:37-50 by Pastor David Meckley

September 29, 2019: Transfiguration a message on Luke 9:28-36 by Pastor David Meckley

September 22, 2019: Come, Deny, Lose...Glory - a message on Luke 9:18-27 by Pastor David Meckley

September 15, 2019: On Mission - a message on Luke 9:1-17 by Pastor David Meckley

September 8, 2019: Do Not Fear, Only Believe - a message on Luke 8:40-56 

by Pastor David Meckley

September 1, 2019: Overwhelming Authority - a message on Luke 8:26-38 by

Pastor David Meckley

August 25, 2019: Responding to the Light - a message on Luke 8:16-25 

by Pastor David Meckley

August 18, 2019: Responses to the Word - a message on Luke 8:1-15 

by Pastor David Meckley

August 11, 2019: Worthy Worship - a message on Luke 7:36-50 by Pastor David Meckley

August 4, 2019: Not What I Expected - a message on Luke 7:18-35 by Pastor David Meckley

July 28, 2019: They Glorified God - a message on Luke 7:11-17 by Pastor David Meckley

July 21, 2019: Commendable Faith - a message on Luke 7:1-10 by Pastor David Meckley

July 7, 2019: Good Fruit - a message on Luke 6:43-49 by Pastor David Meckley

June 30, 2019: Choose Wisely - a message on Luke 6:37-42 by Pastor David Meckley

June 23, 2019: The Boomerang of Judgment - a message on Luke 6:37-42 by

Pastor David Meckley

June 16, 2019: Your Father is Merciful - a message on Luke 6:32-36 

by Pastor David Meckley

June 9, 2019: Be Merciful - a message on Luke 6:27-31 by Pastor David Meckley

June 2, 2019: Woe! - a message on Luke 6:20-26 by Pastor David Meckley

May 19, 2019: Paradox - a message on Luke 6:20-26 by Pastor David Meckley

Special Music: Kendy Gable

May 12, 2019: Blessed - a message on Luke 6:17-26 by Pastor David Meckley

May 5, 2019: When the Going Get Tough... - a message on Luke 6:12-17 by

Pastor David Meckley

April 28, 2019: The Old, The New, The Good, The True - a message on Luke 5:33-6:11 by Pastor David Meckley

April 21, 2019: Why Are You Crying? - a message on John 20:1-18 by Pastor David Meckley

April 14, 2019: Seeing THEM - a message on Luke 5:27-32 by Pastor David Meckley

April 7, 2019: Through The Roof - a message on Luke 5:12-26 by Pastor David Meckley

March 31, 2019: Called to Make Disciples -  a message on Luke 5:1-11 

by Pastor David Meckley

March 24, 2019: A Higher Calling - a message on Luke 4:38-44 by Pastor David Meckley

March 17, 2019: With Authority - a message on Luke 4:31-37 by Pastor David Meckley

March 10, 2019: No Place Like Home - a message on Luke 4:14-31 by Pastor David Meckley

March 3, 2019: Overcoming Temptation  - a message on Luke 4:1-13  by Pastor David Meckley

February 24, 2019A Window Into One's Heart - a message on Luke 4:1-13  by Pastor David Meckley

February 17, 2019: Led by the Spirit - a message on Luke 3:21-4:2 by Pastor David Meckley

February 10, 2019: Anticipation - a message on Luke 3:15-22 by Pastor David Meckley

February 3, 2019: True Repentance - a message on Luke 3:1-20 by Pastor David Meckley

January 13, 2019: I Must be in My Father's House - a message on Luke 2:41-52 by Pastor David Meckley

January 6, 2019: All Hail King Jesus - a message on Luke 2:21-40 by Pastor David Meckley

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