Mt. McKinley in Alaska, originally known as Denali, "the Great One." .... "Lead me to the rock that is higher than I; for you are my refuge..." (Ps. 61:2-3)

       "Who do you say that I am?" Jesus asked.  Simon Peter answered, "You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God."  And Jesus answered, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah! ... You are Peter (petros), and on this rock (petra) I will build my church..."  Jesus then began to speak of the rough road ahead. And Peter took him aside and rebuked him... "Get behind me, Satan!" Jesus replied. "You are a stumbling block..."
                                                (Matthew 16:13-23)

May these words of this Peter be like a rock,
not a stumbling block!

preached at
Long Green Valley Church of the Brethren
Glen Arm, Maryland USA
by Pastor Pete Haynes

            Like many preachers, I use a variety of styles. Starting in 2005, most of my sermons have been delivered without a manuscript. This development followed a visit to our sister congregation in the Dominican Republic, and the freedom of preaching extemporaneously there. Since 2009 we have digitally recorded the audio into .mp3 files, so that these sermons can be heard online. However, there are complete written worship services online (since 2000) to go with these sermons. This is how we pass along the info needed by our worship leaders every week, the majority of whom have access to the Internet. As there are over twenty years worth of sermon manuscripts and/or recordings in these pages, you might find a message on a particular text or lectionary date in the indexes below. We still send the prayer list (the shared joys and concerns) to those in our fellowship who are unable to attend on a given Sunday, as well as to those who have requested them (a rather large list), although we no longer - as in the past - send the sermon.
            I generally follow the Revised Common Lectionary (a 3-year cycle of scriptures), but will often choose to go in different directions. Below are my sermons, listed beginning with the most recent. - PLH    (click here to contact me)

All my sermons are indexed according to:
a) Scripture Text,   b) Lectionary Cycle,   &  c) Year Preached
There is also a site search tool.
See also the index of sermons preached by others when I am away.

For various versions of scripture,
see Online Translations of the Bible.
For a list of some of the resources I use, see my Bibliography.
Check out my index of Children's Time messages.

Read about our Hearing Induction Loop, a simple and inexpensive means of helping those with a hearing disability (and a hearing aid equipped with a telephone switch) to better participate in worship.

For other relevant resources (leader how-to's, hymns, prayers,  etc.), see Worship
Read what we do with these online messages in this congregation.

(Lectionary year A)

date sermon and worship materials links
(no ms) = no sermon manuscript online
November 19, 2017 "Living in gratitude"
(order of worship)
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
November 12, 2017 "I feel a parable coming on!"
(order of worship)
Luke 10:25-37
November 5, 2017 "Hallow"
(order of worship)
Revelation 7:9-17
October 29, 2017 "In whose image?"
(order of worship)
Matthew 22:15-22
October 22, 2017 "The Wedding Banquet"
(order of worship)
Matthew 22:1-14
October 15, 2017 "Back to Basics"
(order of worship)
Matthew 22:34-40
October 8, 2017 "Stepping beyond thou shalt not"
(order of worship)
Philippians 3:4b-14
October 1, 2017 "By what authority?"
(order of worship)
Matthew 21:23-32
September 24, 2017 "In no way intimidated"
(order of worship)
Philippians 1:21-30
September 17, 2017 "Merci"
(order of worship)
Matthew 18:21-35
September 10, 2017 Annual Conference Report - Sue Ellen Wheatley
(order of worship - powerpoint)
September 3, 2017 "Take off your sandals"
(order of worship)
Exodus 3:1-15
August 27, 2017 "Out of the cocoon"
(order of worship)
Romans 12:1-8
August 20, 2017 "a brother's sorrow ... I am your brother"
(a 2-part sermon)
(order of worship)
Genesis 37 and  Genesis 45:3-15
August 13, 2017 "With brush in hand" by Meghan Knight
(order of worship)
Matthew 14:22-33 and Galatians 5:13
August 6, 2017 "Face time… out of joint"
(order of worship)
Genesis 32:22-31 and Matthew 14:13-21
July 30, 2017 "Hidden things still surprise"
(order of worship)
Matthew 13:31-33
July 23, 2017 "Even when not aware"
(order of worship)
Genesis 28:10-19a
July 16, 2017 "In the soil of Isaac’s household"
(order of worship)
Genesis 25:19-34
July 9, 2017 Message by Meghan Knight
Youth Sunday
(order of worship)
Acts 2:42-47
July 2, 2017 "Life on the edge"
(order of worship)
Genesis 22:1-14
June 25, 2017 "When paths diverge … God hears"
(order of worship)
Genesis 21:8-21
June 18, 2017 "Be briefed"
(order of worship)
Matthew 9:35 - 10:15
June 11, 2017 "One for the money, two for the… "
(order of worship)
Matthew 28:16-20
June 4, 2017 "One"
(order of worship)
Acts 2:1-21
May 28, 2017 "Anonymous"
(order of worship)
1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11
May 21, 2017 "With help from above"
(order of worship)
John 14:15-21
May 14, 2017 "Moving past the sin of certainty"
(order of worship)
John 14:1-14
May 7, 2017 "Steadfastly continuing ... day by day"
(order of worship)
Acts 2:42-47
April 30, 2017 "On the road again"
(order of worship)
Luke 24:13-35
April 23, 2017 "My Lord and my God"
(order of worship)
John 20:19-31
April 16, 2017 "And so she ran"
(order of worship)
John 20:1-18
April 13, 2017 Love Feast
April 9, 2017 "Along the way"
(order of worship)
Philippians 2:5-11
April 2, 2017 "O dry bones, hear..."
(order of worship)
Ezekiel 37:1-14
March 26, 2017 "Perseverance"
(Meghan Knight, preacher)
(order of worship)
James 1:2-8
March 19, 2017 "Even when we don’t fully grasp"
(order of worship)
John 4:3-42
March 12, 2017 "Spiritual Disciplines (Revisited, again)"
guest preacher: Bob Barr
(order of worship)
Matthew 6:1-8
March 5, 2017 "Into the time of trial"
(order of worship)
Matthew 4:1-11
February 26, 2017 "Yeah... Right"
(order of worship)
Matthew 6:24-34
February 19, 2017 "Can't do it alone"
(order of worship)
Matthew 5:38-48
February 12, 2017 "Choosing what's right"
(order of worship)
Matthew 5:21-37
February 5, 2017 "Meant to be used"
(order of worship)
Matthew 5:13-20
January 29, 2017 "The foolishness of blessing"
(order of worship)
Matthew 5:1-12
January 22, 2017 "The power of two"
(order of worship)
Matthew 4:12-23
January 15, 2017 "The power of one"
(order of worship)
John 1:29-42
January 8, 2017 Pastor away
Sue Ellen Wheatley, preacher
January 1, 2017 "Awe and Wonder"
(order of worship)
Genesis 1:1 - 2:3, Psalm 19:1-14,
and Matthew 6:25-34



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