Jesus A Sermon Preached by Rev. Clair Sauer HOPE Point @Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church December 25, 2016 Isaiah 9: 2-7 (CEB) The people walking in darkness have seen a great light. On those living in a pitch-dark land, light has dawned. 3You have made the nation great; you have increased its joy. They rejoiced [...]


HOPE Point @Wesley Memorial UMC December 24, 2016 Christmas Eve Luke 1: 26-38—Angel appears to Mary Matthew 1: 18-24—Angel appears to Joseph Luke 2: 1-20—Angels appear to shepherds We’ve spent the four Sundays of Advent exploring in depth each of the characters depicted in the Nativity scenes that fill our churches and homes at this [...]


HOPE Point @Wesley Memorial UMC December 18, 2016 Luke 2: 8-20 (CEB) 8Nearby shepherds were living in the fields, guarding their sheep at night. 9The Lord’s angel stood before them, the Lord’s glory shone around them, and they were terrified. 10The angel said, “Don’t be afraid! Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news [...]

The Manger

HOPE Point @Wesley Memorial UMC December 18, 2016 Christmas at the Manger: Reflections in Word and Song Luke 2: 1-20 (CEB) In those days Caesar Augustus declared that everyone throughout the empire should be enrolled in the tax lists. 2This first enrollment occurred when Quirinius governed Syria. 3Everyone went to their own cities to be [...]


HOPE Point @Wesley Memorial UMC December 11, 2016 Isaiah 11: 1-9 (CEB) A shoot will grow up from the stump of Jesse; a branch will sprout from his roots. 2The LORD’s spirit will rest upon him, a spirit of wisdom and understanding, a spirit of planning and strength, a spirit of knowledge and fear of [...]