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Worship and the Word from Clinton UMC

208 EpisodesProduced by Clinton UMCWebsite

Welcome to Clinton UMC! Glad that you are able to enjoy our worship service, in its entirety, right "here"...from wherever "here" is... in your car, on your porch swing, on your bike ride, strolling with a friend. We hope that you are uplifted just a little and feel right at home with us. If you are… read more

208 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

Sunday, July 10, 2022 Worship Service

July 10th, 2022

1:14:04

The Scripture Lesson: Colossians 3:12-17

Sunday, July 3, 2022 Worship Service

July 3rd, 2022

1:15:08

Sunday, July 3, 2022 Worship Service - Welcome Mike!

Sunday, June 26, 2022 Worship Service

June 27th, 2022

44:03

Sunday, June 26, 2022 Worship Service

Sunday, June 19, 2022 Worship Service

June 19th, 2022

59:31

Sunday, June 19, 2022 Worship Service

Sunday, June 12, 2022 Worship Service

June 12th, 2022

54:45

Sunday, June 12, 2022 Worship Service

April 24, 2022 In-Person Worship Service

April 26th, 2022

51:57

April 24, 2022 In-Person Worship Service

April 17, 2022 Easter Sunday In-Person Regular/Traditional Worship Service

April 17th, 2022

1:08:18

April 17, 2022 Easter Sunday In-Person Regular/Traditional Worship Service

April 17, 2022 Easter Sunday In-Person Early/Contemporary Worship Service

April 17th, 2022

36:08

April 17, 2022 Easter Sunday In-Person Early/Contemporary Worship Service

April 14, 2022 Maundy Thursday In-Person Worship Service

April 15th, 2022

50:08

April 14, 2022 Maundy Thursday In-Person Worship Service

April 10, 2022 Palm Sunday In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

April 10th, 2022

1:09:28

April 10, 2022 Palm Sunday In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

April 3, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

April 3rd, 2022

1:20:25

April 3, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

March 27, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

March 27th, 2022

1:19:30

March 27, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

March 20, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

March 20th, 2022

1:17:49

March 20, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

March 13, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

March 13th, 2022

1:11:32

March 13, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

March 6, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

March 6th, 2022

1:18:39

March 6, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

February 27, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

February 27th, 2022

1:13:52

February 27, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

February 13, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

February 22nd, 2022

58:48

February 13, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

February 13, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

February 13th, 2022

1:05:42

February 13, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

February 6, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

February 6th, 2022

1:11:45

February 6, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

January 30, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

February 1st, 2022

50:27

January 30, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

January 23, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

January 24th, 2022

52:44

January 23, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

January 16, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

January 18th, 2022

1:04:19

January 16, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

January 9, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

January 9th, 2022

1:17:27

January 9, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

January 2, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

January 9th, 2022

1:02:54

January 2, 2022 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

December 26, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

December 27th, 2021

54:58

December 26, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

December 27th, 2021

1:09:31

December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

December 19, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

December 19th, 2021

1:11:01

December 19, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

December 12, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

December 12th, 2021

1:04:33

Sunday, December 12, 2021 In-Person and Drive-In Worship Service

December 5, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

December 5th, 2021

1:14:58

December 5, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

November 28, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

November 28th, 2021

1:08:58

November 28, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

November 21, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

November 21st, 2021

1:04:42

November 21, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

November 14, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

November 14th, 2021

56:42

November 14, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

November 7, 2021 All Saints Day In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

November 7th, 2021

1:15:56

November 7, 2021 All Saints Day In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

October 31, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

November 1st, 2021

1:08:03

October 31, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

October 24, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

October 24th, 2021

1:19:04

October 24, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

October 17, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

October 17th, 2021

1:10:33

October 17, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

October 10, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

October 10th, 2021

1:06:17

October 10, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

October 3, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

October 3rd, 2021

1:26:55

October 3, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

September 26, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

September 26th, 2021

1:13:27

September 26, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

September 19, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

September 19th, 2021

1:06:14

September 19, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

September 12, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

September 12th, 2021

1:14:03

September 12, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

September 5, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

September 5th, 2021

1:17:18

September 5, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

August 29, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

August 30th, 2021

1:25:23

August 29, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

August 15, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

August 15th, 2021

1:06:17

August 15, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

August 8, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

August 15th, 2021

1:15:02

August 8, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

August 1, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

August 1st, 2021

1:13:52

August 1, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

July 25, 2021 Outdoor & Drive-In Worship Service

July 25th, 2021

1:12:23

July 25, 2021 Outdoor & Drive-In Worship Service

July 18, 2021 Outdoor & Drive-In Worship Service

July 21st, 2021

1:30:29

July 18, 2021 Outdoor & Drive-In Worship Service

July 11, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

July 12th, 2021

1:01:20

July 11, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

July 4, 2021 Outdoor & Drive-In Worship Service

July 4th, 2021

1:13:34

July 4, 2021 Outdoor & Drive-In Worship Service

June 27, 2021 Outdoor & Drive-In Worship Service

June 27th, 2021

1:10:31

June 27, 2021 Outdoor & Drive-In Worship Service

June 20, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

June 21st, 2021

1:21:00

June 20, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

June 13, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

June 13th, 2021

1:03:51

June 13, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

June 6, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

June 6th, 2021

1:02:56

June 6, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

May 30, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

May 30th, 2021

1:18:38

May 30, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

May 23, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

May 23rd, 2021

1:07:05

May 23, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

May 16, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

May 16th, 2021

1:04:24

May 16, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

May 9, 2021 Drive-In Worship Service

May 9th, 2021

59:39

May 9, 2021 Drive-In Worship Service

April 18, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

April 18th, 2021

1:02:18

April 18, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

April 11, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

April 12th, 2021

1:09:06

April 11, 2021 In-Person & Drive-In Worship Service

April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday Worship Service

April 5th, 2021

1:23:28

April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday Worship Service

April 2, 2021 Good Friday Worship Service

April 5th, 2021

1:03:16

April 2, 2021 Good Friday Worship Service

March 21, 2021 Drive-In Worship Service

March 21st, 2021

58:49

March 21, 2021 Drive-In Worship Service

March 14, 2021 Drive-In Worship Service

March 14th, 2021

58:48

March 14, 2021 Drive-In Worship Service

February 28, 2021 Drive-In Worship Service

March 1st, 2021

1:09:09

February 28, 2021 Drive-In Worship Service

November 1, 2020 Drive-In Worship Service - All Saints Sunday

November 2nd, 2020

1:12:55

November 1, 2020 Drive-In Worship Service - All Saints Sunday

August 9, 2020 Drive-In Worship Service

August 9th, 2020

56:50

August 9, 2020 Drive-In Worship Service

August 2, 2020 Drive-In Worship Service (Partial Recording)

August 2nd, 2020

30:06

August 2, 2020 Drive-In Worship Service (Partial Recording)

July 26, 2020 Drive-In Worship Service

July 26th, 2020

57:38

July 26, 2020 Drive-In Worship Service

July 19, 2020 Drive-In Worship Service

July 20th, 2020

54:52

July 19, 2020 Drive-In Worship Service

July 12, 2020 Drive-In Worship Service

July 14th, 2020

53:52

July 12, 2020 Drive-In Worship Service

July 5, 2020 Drive-In Worship Service

July 5th, 2020

46:47

July 5, 2020 Drive-In Worship Service

June 28, 2020 - The Art of Neighboring, Loving Your Neighbor

June 29th, 2020

18:42

June 28, 2020 - The Art of Neighboring, Loving Your Neighbor

June 21, 2020 Embrace God, & All that that Entails - Todd Morgan

June 26th, 2020

13:27

June 21, 2020 Embrace God, & All that that Entails - Todd Morgan

June 14, 2020 - You'll Get Through This

June 16th, 2020

17:27

Sheila Stasak delivers a wonderful sermon relating to the times we are currently living in and that "You'll Get Through This".

June 7, 2020 - Our Relationship with God

June 8th, 2020

16:01

Todd Morgan talks about our relationship with God.

May 31, 2020 - This is What Was Spoken

May 31st, 2020

16:37

Pastor Robert celebrates Pentecost (Acts 2:1-21), and marks his final sermon at Clinton UMC, with a message about the miracles that the Holy Spirit …

May 24, 2020 - Arm Yourselves With Christ-like Intentions

May 24th, 2020

22:31

We close our look at the letter of 1 Peter (chapters 4-5) by thinking about what it means to live with Christ-like intentions in the middle of a pandemic

May 17, 2020 - From Ark to Baptism

May 17th, 2020

14:24

As we hear the instructions from 1 Peter (3: 1-22) we ask how Christianity answers the question: what motivates a person to do what is right?

May 10, 2020 - Living As aliens and Exiles

May 10th, 2020

16:47

As we move further into 1 Peter (2:11-25) we see how being loyal to Christ makes us foreigners to the rest of the world.

May 3, 2020 - Living Stones

May 3rd, 2020

16:16

as we continue looking at 1 Peter (2:1-10) we track down Peter's sources to better understand how we are like living stones (and children and priests).

April 26, 2020 - Discipline Yourselves

April 26th, 2020

13:03

We continue looking at 1 Peter (1:13-25) to see how the new birth calls us to a life of discipleship.

April 19, 2020 - From New Birth to Living Hope

April 19th, 2020

13:55

This week we begin our exploration of 1 Peter (1: 1-12) by looking at the bedrock of Peter's argument about how we are to live in the world as Christians.

April 12, 2020 - Easter - Terror and Amazement had Seized Them

April 12th, 2020

8:41

This morning we look at the original ending of Mark (16: 1-8) to see how this version of the Easter story speaks into our lives today.

April 5, 2020 - Prophet and Troublemaker

April 5th, 2020

15:30

On this Palm Sunday we look at what it meant for Jesus to enter Jerusalem on the back of a donkey (Matthew 21: 1-11), and what it continues to mean for us.

March 29, 2020 - Lord if You Had Been There...

March 29th, 2020

22:14

This morning we look at the resurrection of Lazarus (John 11: 1-45) to ask where should we slow down in reading this story and where should we shout …

March 22, 2019 - Surely, we are not blind, are we?

March 22nd, 2020

27:47

This morning we think about how Jesus' healing a blind man (John 9) is a challenge to systems of oppression.

March 15, 2020 - My Food is to Do God's Will

March 15th, 2020

20:25

This week we consider some lived examples of what it means to be sustained on the living water of Jesus (John 4: 4-42)

March 8, 2020 - The Life of the New Birth

March 8th, 2020

23:58

We go back to our Methodist roots to hear a modernized version of John Wesley's "The New Birth" in order to understand what Jesus tells Nicodemus in the Gospel of John. (John 3:1-21)

March 1, 2020 - The Temptations of the Enemy

March 1st, 2020

16:29

This week we see how Jesus deals with temptation in the wilderness (Matthew 4: 1-11) in order to learn how we can handle temptation.

February 23, 2020 - Get Up and Don't Be Afraid

February 23rd, 2020

15:30

This week the gospel of Matthew (17: 1-9) presents us with a story of transformation that resists meaning and asks us to dwell in mystery.

February 16, 2020 - Life and Death Are Set Before You

February 16th, 2020

15:59

The Deuteronomist (30: 15-20) reminds us that following God requires us to make choices to do good.

February 9, 2020 - Is this the fast I choose?

February 9th, 2020

15:07

God speaks through the prophet Isaiah (58: 1-12) to bring a complaint against the people of Judah who have made a mockery out of holiness.

February 2, 2020 - He has Told You What is Good

February 2nd, 2020

18:11

We look at the three simple (but difficult rules) that the book of Micah (6:1-8) tells us are good and required of us.

January 26, 2020 - Authority Will Be on His Shoulders

January 26th, 2020

19:00

Isaiah (9:1-7) gives us an oracle that guides us in our thinking about what it means to have godly authority.

January 19, 2020 - A Light to the Nations

January 19th, 2020

16:34

Through Isaiah God proclaims a light to the nations (49: 1-7), so we consider how we can shine our lights. 

January 12, 2020 - Your Mighty Works Within Us

January 16th, 2020

14:13

Lay Servant Todd Morgan explores John the Baptist's feelings of inadequacy when asked to baptize Jesus in order to explore the times in our own lives …

January 5, 2020 - The Twelve Days of Christmas

January 16th, 2020

13:36

Clinton Administrative Board chair, Sheila Stasak, speaks about the meaning of the twelve days of Christmas and the gifts brought by the wise-men on Epiphany.

December 29, 2019 - He Will Be Called a Nazarene

December 29th, 2019

15:05

This week we reflect on the flight into Egypt and the slaughter of the Holy Innocents to see how these darker parts of the Christmas story reveal the …

Christmas Eve 2019 - And They Shall Call Him Emmanuel

December 25th, 2019

11:59

Rev. Blanchard wades through the genealogy of Jesus and the history of Judah to ask what it means for us to call Jesus the "God who is with us"

December 22, 2019 - When Joseph Awoke From His Sleep

December 22nd, 2019

12:28

For the final Sunday of Advent we look at how Joseph responds to the news that his wife is pregnant with someone else's child.

December 15, 2019 - Are You the One Who is to Come?

December 15th, 2019

11:27

This week Rev. Blanchard explores another story about John the Baptist (Matthew 11: 2-15) to see what God has to say to us in our moments of doubt.

December 8, 2019 - Here Comes the Kingdom of Heaven!

December 8th, 2019

12:10

This week John the Baptist tells us about the coming Kingdom of God. (Matthew 3: 1-12) Rev. Blanchard unpacks the invitation that John gives us to change our hearts and lives.

December 1, 2019 - An Unknown Hour

December 1st, 2019

14:57

For the first Sunday in Advent, Rev. Blanchard explores the message from Jesus (Matthew 24: 36-44) that we must be vigilant as we wait for the reign of God. Also included after the sermon are some brief thoughts upon …

November 24, 2019 - The Days of the King

November 24th, 2019

15:09

For Christ the King Sunday we look to the ancient hopes of Jeremiah (23: 1-6) to remind us that no matter how much bad news is in the world we still have hope.

November 17, 2019 - About to Create

November 17th, 2019

16:54

We hear God's promise from Isaiah that a new heaven and new earth are being created (Isaiah 65: 17-25), and talk about what that invitation means for us.

November 10, 2019 - My Spirit Abides Among You

November 10th, 2019

14:24

We look at the prophets of the past to hear their words for our future this morning. (Haggai 2:1-9)

November 3, 2019 - Putting it all in Motion

November 3rd, 2019

15:04

Our spiritual gifts series comes to a close with a reflection for All Saints' Day about what it means for us to use our gifts together as the Church. (James 2: 14-22)

October 27, 2019 - Voice and Vision

October 27th, 2019

19:50

In our last round-up of spiritual gifts we talk about those people who help the church to have a united witness and vision. (Ephesians 4: 7, 11-16)

October 20, 2019 - Moving Heads and Hearts

October 20th, 2019

21:06

As we continue our series on spiritual gifts we take a look at some of the gifts that move our hearts and minds. (1 Corinthians 12: 1-11)

October 13, 2019 - Hands and Feet

October 13th, 2019

18:27

Our series on spiritual gifts continues with a look at some of the gifts that let us carry Jesus into the lives of those around us: service, encouragement, leadership, compassion, and generous giving. (Romans 12: 4-8)

October 6, 2019 - Though Many, One Body

October 6th, 2019

15:49

This week we begin a 5 week sermon series on spiritual gifts by thinking about what it means for us to be united as one Body in Jesus Christ.

Sept. 29, 2019 - Be Rich in Good Things

September 29th, 2019

16:57

We close out the letter of 1 Timothy (6: 6-19) by looking at the political and social implications of becoming a member of Christ's body.

September 22, 2019 - Power, Prayer, and Practice

September 22nd, 2019

22:40

This week Rev. Blanchard looks at some of the more controversial elements of the letter of 1 Timothy (2:1-15) in order to ask how we should read the …

Sept. 15, 2019 - Avoiding Shipwreck in the Faith

September 15th, 2019

18:21

This week Rev. Blanchard draws on John Wesley's sermons on "The Law Established through Faith" in order to unpack 1 Timothy's (1:8-19) lessons about the legitimate use of the law.

Sept. 8, 2019 - Appealing on the Basis of Love

September 8th, 2019

13:59

This week we look at the letter to Philemon to think about what it means to love someone while also holding them accountable.

Sept. 1, 2019 - Invite the Ones Who Can't Repay You

September 1st, 2019

13:04

This week Rev. Blanchard thinks about how Jesus invites us to a life of humility through a lesson about table manners (Luke 14: 1, 7-14).

August 18, 2019 - Interpreting the Times

August 18th, 2019

19:44

This week Jesus declares the he comes to bring division (Luke 12: 49-56) and Rev. Blanchard asks us to think about what it means to be set against the ones we love.

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August 11, 2019 - With Great Blessing Comes Great Responsibility

August 11th, 2019

16:05

Rev. Blanchard considers some of Jesus' parables (Luke 12: 35-48) to ask how we are using our blessings for the sake of others.

August 4, 2019 - Do Everything in the Name of the Lord Jesus

August 4th, 2019

21:33

In this final sermon on Paul's letter to the Colossians (3: 1-17), Rev. Blanchard invites us to think about the ordinary ways in which we can …

July 28, 2019 - Why Do You Live as if You Still Belonged to the World?

July 28th, 2019

25:53

In this third sermon on the letter to the Colossians (2: 6-20), Rev. Blanchard continues exploring what Paul means when he tells us that Christ is …

July 21, 2019 - Continue Steadfast in the Faith

July 21st, 2019

15:23

This week we continue our look at the letter to the Colossians (1:15-28) as Rev. Blanchard considers how Christ's nature free us from the judgments …

CE - Apportionments

July 17th, 2019

3:25

Ever wondered where the idea for apportionments comes from? In this Christian Education moment, Rev. Blanchard speaks about some of the scriptural foundation for the practice as well as its centrality to the Methodist …

July 14, 2019 - We Haven't Stopped Praying

July 14th, 2019

15:12

In the first of a series on Colossians, Rev. Blanchard ponders how Paul's greeting to the people of Colossae can speak to the polarization of our …

July 7, 2019 - Boast of Nothing Except the Cross

July 7th, 2019

17:00

Rev. Blanchard uses Paul's letter to the Galatians (6:1-16) to invite us to consider how we prioritize our lives. Is God a priority for us are do we …

June 30, 2019 - Live By the Spirit

June 30th, 2019

15:13

This week, Rev. Blanchard looks at the letter of the Galatians to contrast the fruits of the spirit with our selfish desires. (Galatians 5: 1, 13-26)

June 23, 2019 - How Big is Your God?

June 25th, 2019

9:01

Due to recording problems we join ad. board chair, Sheila Stasak mid-thought as she asks how big our God really is if we don't have enough faith to step out of our comfort zones.

June 16, 2019 - The Good Father

June 25th, 2019

14:07

For Father's day our ad board chair, Sheila Stasak, reflects on Proverbs 4: 1-27 to consider what makes for a godly father.

June 9, 2019 - A Spirit for Every Person

June 9th, 2019

14:35

On Pentecost, Rev. Blanchard focuses on how the Spirit continues to transform the church by bringing the gospel from everywhere to everywhere. (Acts 2:1-21)

Education Moment - Annual Conference 2019

June 9th, 2019

11:10

Rev. Blanchard provides an update on what happened during Michigan's Annual Conference gathering of 2019.

June 2, 2019 - One in Being with the Father

June 6th, 2019

15:11

While Rev. Blanchard was attending Annual Conference, Lay Leader Todd Morgan filled in to provide this sermon asking what it means for us to be in one in God just like Christ was one with God. (Acts 16: 16-34 and John …

May 26, 2019 - Following the Vision

May 26th, 2019

15:27

This week the mission statement of the church is viewed in light of Paul's own mission to Macedonia (Acts 16: 6-15).

Christian Education - The American Flag and Military Service

May 26th, 2019

7:58

Occasionally in our worship service Rev. Blanchard provides a moment of Christian Education. This is a time for discussing the teachings of the church on a wide array of topics beyond the scriptural exposition of the …

May 19, 2019 - Nourished on the Words of the Faith

May 19th, 2019

14:32

In celebration of the end of another academic year, Rev. Blanchard offers his thoughts on how education is a gift from God and why we are responsible to keep learning every day. (1 Timothy 4: 6-16)

May 12, 2019 - God Our Mother

May 12th, 2019

15:55

For Mother's Day, Rev. Blanchard looks at Hagar' story (Genesis 21: 8-21) to ask what we could learn from thinking of God as our Mother.

May 5, 2019 - Midwives of Faith

May 5th, 2019

14:18

Rev. Blanchard reflects on the story of Paul's revelation, conviction, and repentance (Acts 9:1-20) to explore what it means for us to experience the …

April 28, 2019 - Step Out of the Boat

May 2nd, 2019

19:25

This week our guest preacher is Sheila Stasak, Adminstrative Board Chairperson for Clinton UMC. She reflects on the story of Jesus calling Peter out of the boat in order to challenge us to "step out of the boats" of our …

April 21, 2019 (Easter) - Dying and Rising with Christ

April 22nd, 2019

14:26

In celebration of Easter, Rev. Blanchard, explains why death is nothing to be feared (Luke 23: 55-24: 12)

April 14, 2019 - The Stones Would Shout Out

April 14th, 2019

11:02

For Palm Sunday, Rev. Blanchard asks whether we would have actually followed Jesus as he entered into Jerusalem. (Luke 19: 28-40)

April 7, 2019 - False Outrage

April 7th, 2019

17:18

Rev. Blanchard reflects on John 12: 1-8 to ask and answer why young people are not interested in a church that would rather follow Judas than Mary.

March 31, 2019 - Lost and Found

March 31st, 2019

14:25

Rev. Blanchard unpacks the story of the prodigal son (Luke 15: 1-3; 11-32) in order to ask where we fit in the story.

March 24, 2019 - Like a Tree

March 24th, 2019

10:33

Reflecting on some of Christ's nature teachings (Luke 13: 6-9; 18-19), Rev. Blanchard discusses the growth of the Kingdom and the work of discipleship. 

March 17, 2019 - Repent or Perish

March 17th, 2019

14:43

As we continue our Lenten journey Rev. Blanchard calls us to turn toward God inspired by Luke 13: 1-5, 31-35.

March 10, 2019 - Giving Your First Fruits to God

March 10th, 2019

13:23

As we mark the first Sunday during the Lenten season, Rev. Blanchard invites us to consider what it means for us to make a sacrifice to God. (Deuteronomy 26: 1-11)

Ash Wednesday 2019 - Spare Your People, O Lord

March 8th, 2019

12:48

Rev. Blanchard dwells on the words of the prophets to deliver a message of repentance to begin Lent.

March 3, 2019 - Do Not Be Ashamed of Christ

March 3rd, 2019

22:03

Through the lens of the cross and the transfiguration Rev. Blanchard names some of the ways that the United Methodist Church has pushed the Spirit out of its practice and calls for reform. Before the sermon is a …

February 24, 2019 - Be Merciful

February 26th, 2019

16:52

This week Rev. Blanchard preaches about the second part of Jesus' sermon on the plain (Luke 6:27-38) to explain how love is central to the Christian message.

Feb 17, 2019 - Blessings and Woes

February 18th, 2019

13:19

In this reflection on the Sermon on the Plain (Luke 6:17-26), Rev. Blanchard challenges us to think about whether we would receive Christ's blessing …

February 10, 2019 - Why God Gives us Gifts

February 13th, 2019

11:32

Rev. Blanchard reflects on how we can find the wealth of the Kingdom when we find ways to serve rather than chasing after material success. Luke 5: 1-11.

February 3, 2019 - I am Nothing without Love

February 4th, 2019

11:38

Rev. Blanchard reflects on what it means to practice the kind of love set forth in 1 Corinthians 13.

January 20, 2019 - You have Saved the Best Wine for Last

January 22nd, 2019

9:46

Rev. Blanchard speaks about hope in this reflection on John 2: 1-11.

Jan. 13, 2019 - Pray for Me to the Lord

January 16th, 2019

13:56

Rev. Blanchard invites you to stillness and silence this week in a reflection on Acts 8: 9-25.

January 6, 2019 - What Gifts Do We Have for the Messiah

January 9th, 2019

11:48

Rev. Blanchard asks how we can follow the example of the magi in offering what we have to Christ. Matthew 2: 1-12

December 30, 2018 - Be Thankful

December 31st, 2018

12:43

This week Rev. Blanchard asks how we can prepare for the new year with a Christmas mindset by looking at Colossians 3:12-17.

A Two-for-One Christmas Special

December 25th, 2018

17:41

This week Rev. Blanchard delivered a brief homily on Sunday before the Children's Pageant titled, "Mary, The Beloved of God," inspired by Luke 1: 39-55. Then on Christmas Eve he gave a sermon inspired by Luke 2:14 …

December 16, 2018 - A Baptism of Spirit and Fire

December 19th, 2018

14:36

Rev. Blanchard puts on his best John the Baptist imitation as he calls the church to repentance in a sermon inspired by Luke 3: 7-20.

December 9, 2018 - Prepare the Way of the Lord

December 12th, 2018

14:17

As we move closer to Christmas, Rev. Blanchard contemplates the beginning of John the Baptist's message from Luke 3: 1-6 to explore the roadblocks in our spiritual lives.

December 2, 2018

December 4th, 2018

11:45

As we enter into Advent, Rev. Blanchard looks at Luke 21: 25-36 to reflect on the anticipation of the season and the hope of the Kingdom.

November 25, 2018 - A King in Truth

November 27th, 2018

13:52

For Christ the King Sunday, Rev. Blanchard reflects on what it means to truly call Jesus Lord through John 18: 33-37

November 18, 2018 - Hive Flow

November 20th, 2018

15:22

Guest preacher, Ginny Krauss, reflects on Mark 13: 1-8 and honey bees in order to understand how God frees us from anxiety.

November 11, 2018 - The Most Real Thing is Love

November 12th, 2018

22:07

In this Armistice Day message, Rev. Blanchard explores just how far we have (or haven't) come since the end of the Great War a century ago through the lens of Isaiah 2: 1-4.

November 4, 2018 - Be Glad and Rejoice Forever in What God is Creating

November 5th, 2018

18:12

For All Saints day we remember those who have died in the last year. Then Rev. Blanchard considers the words of Isaiah to imagine the Kingdom of God.

October 28, 2018 - Rethinking Covenantal Theology

October 30th, 2018

18:26

In response to the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, Rev. Blanchard takes a look at chapter 8 of Hebrews to challenge the Antisemitism lurking …

October 21, 2018 - On Perfection

October 23rd, 2018

16:45

This week Rev. Blanchard looks at Hebrews 5:7-6:12 in order to think about what it means to strive toward Christian perfection.

October 14, 2018 - The Word of God is Living and Active

October 16th, 2018

24:08

This week Rev. Blanchard talks about what it means to live a faithful life by looking at Mark 10: 17-31 and Hebrews 3:7 - 4:13. He also draws on the …

October 7, 2018 - Jesus is not Ashamed to Call Us Brother and Sister

October 9th, 2018

13:52

We're back after a week away (so that Clinton UMC could participate in a community ecumenical service). This week Rev. Blanchard speaks about World …

Sept. 23 - Submit Yourselves to God

September 28th, 2018

7:43

As with any new endeavor we were bound to have learning curves. Unfortunately the audio for the last 1/3 of the sermon was lost.
To summarize the Good News from the lost audio: We know that although we walk in the grace …

Sept. 16 2018 - Harvesting Peace

September 19th, 2018

16:39

A reflection on James 3 by Rev. Robert Blanchard

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