Sermons

"Sitting with Our Anger"

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - Third Sunday in Lent

During this Lenten season we are "Sitting with Our Longing."  That may include sitting with our anger as well.  What does that look like?  What do we gain by looking at Jesus' anger?  Oakhurst member Tere Canzoneri helps explore the idea of "Sitting with Our Anger" in her sermon based on John 2:13-22.  Click to watch.

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"One Life to Live?"

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - Second Sunday in Lent

How many times have you been told to take charge of your own destiny?  In her sermon “One Life to Live?” Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West challenges common cultural ideas about success.  As we continue to sit with our longing this Lenten season, she asks, “What true life might we discover when we willingly surrender the life we think we control?”  Click to watch.

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"An Invitation"

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - First Sunday in Lent

Based on Mark 1:9-15, Pastor Lauren Colwell offers an invitation for us to enter the wilderness, join with the God of the desert, and sit with our longing this Lenten season.  Click to watch.

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"Have You Got Good Religion?"

February 11, 2018 - Racial Justice Sunday with Rev. Brandon Maxwell

Well, do you?  Can you answer, "Certainly, Lord"?  With James 2:14-26 as his backdrop, Rev. Brandon Maxwell challenges us to have a faith that is not dead.  Click to watch.

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"Stories from Cuba"

Sunday, February 4 - Celebrating our Cuba Partnership

The band CubanaSong shares their rendition of “Siento la nostalgia de palmeras” by Angel Peña and Guadalupe García.  CubanaSong members are Judith and Lisset Rodés, vocals and percussion; Karen Shipp, piano; and Jordan Dayan, bass.  Oakhurst member Lynn Farmer shares a story of her experiences in Cuba.  Click to watch.

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"Knowing and Being Known"

Sunday, January 28, 2018 - Covenant Sunday

Oakhurst Baptist members promise one another “...I will offer to know and love my sisters and brothers in this fellowship, and am willing to be known and loved by them…” As writer Glennon Doyle Melton shares, “We can choose to be perfect and admired or to be real and loved.” Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West along with Oakhurst members Terri Sarratt, Bob Duvall, and Mary Margaret Yearwood share their experiences of being known and loved in the OBC community.  Click to watch.

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Charge to the New and Returning Deacons

Charge to the New and Returning Deacons

Sunday, January 21, 2018

On Sunday, January 21, Deacon Chair Sharlyn Menard charged the new and returning deacons with the integral work of caring for the needs of our congregation.  We grateful for these willing servants who offer love and compassion to others.  Click to watch.

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"God Loves Who?"

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday

In her sermon, Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West asks, "Who exactly does God love?"  Click to watch.

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"What Gifts Will We Bring?"

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - Epiphany Sunday

On Epiphany Sunday, Minister of Music Karen Bryant Shipp takes a look at the words of Frances Chesterton's poem "Here is the little door," set to music by Herbert Howells.  She asks us to consider what gifts we offer to the Christ child, and what consequences those hold for us.  Click to watch.

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"The Light in Us"

Sunday, December 31, 2017 - First Sunday after Christmas

How can we possibly believe that God's light cannot be extinguished when evil seems rampant and our lives are filled with personal struggles?  Oakhurst member Anna Hall offers wisdom from the Gospel of John, the Cotton Patch, Watch Night traditions, and gardening to help us affirm God's light in our messy lives and strengthen our commitment to growing and shining that light in the New Year.  Click to watch.

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