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. From 2005 to 2017, most of my sermons were delivered without a manuscript. This development followed a visit to our sister congregation in the Dominican Republic, and the freedom of preaching extemporaneously there. Recently, I am shifting again, tho' I haven't settled. Since 2009 we have digitally recorded the audio into .mp3 files, so that these sermons can be heard online. There are also complete written worship services online (since 2000, more detailed in later years) to go with these sermons. 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 our prayer list (the shared joys and concerns) around on Monday.
            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.
Though not updated in several years, here's my Bibliography.
Check out my index of Children's Time messages.

Many years ago, we installed a 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 B)

date sermon and worship materials links
(no ms) = no sermon manuscript online
November 25, 2018 "Video Message"
Audrey & Tim Hollenberg-Duffey, preachers (from NYC 2018)
(order of worship)
Ephesians 4:1-6
November 18, 2018 "Science and Caring"
David Sack, preacher
(order of worship)
1 Kings 17:8-16 and Luke 8:49-56
November 11, 2018 "Always something left..."
Sue Ellen Wheatley, preacher
(order of worship)
Psalm 146, 1 Kings 17:8-16, and Mark 12:38-44
November 4, 2018 "Hurry up and wait"
(order of worship)
Matthew 5:5
October 28, 2018 "Shaking things up"
Sue Ellen Wheatley, preacher
(order of worship)
Haggai 2:1-19
October 21, 2018 "Sanctuary"
Robyn Hunt, preacher
(order of worship)
Psalm 91:9-16
October 14, 2018 "Good grief"
(order of worship)
Matthew 5:4
October 7, 2018 "Fear and faith"
Meghan Knight, preacher
(order of worship)
Isaiah 41:8-14
September 30, 2018 "Taking sides"
Sue Ellen Wheatley, preacher
(order of worship)
Psalm 124, Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22,
Mark 9:38-50, James 5:13-20
September 23, 2018 "Offer and accept forgiveness" (youtube video)
Eric Landram, preacher (from NYC 2018)
(order of worship)
Luke 15:11-32
September 16, 2018 "Mercy is in the Bible how many times?"
Robyn Hunt, preacher
(order of worship)
Psalm 116:1-9
September 9, 2018 "Sitting with Jesus" Matthew 4:23-5:3
September 2, 2018    "The Upside-Down(sermon text)
(videostream of Annual Conference worship - sermon begins at 1:30:12)
Brian Messler, preacher
(order of worship)  
August 26, 2018 "Mastering the Fundamentals"
Gary Miller, preacher
(order of worship)
   Exodus 20:1-17, Matthew 5:1-12, & 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
August 19, 2018    "Sharing our National Youth Conference experiences"
our youth
(order of worship)  
August 12, 2018 "Living Parables Wrap-Up"
Robyn Hunt, delegate
(order of worship)
August 5, 2018    "Which is harder?"
Sue Ellen Wheatley, preacher
(order of worship)
 Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15, Psalm 78:23-29,
John 6:24-35, & Ephesians 4:1-16
July 29, 2018 "But what good is that?"
(order of worship)
John 6:1-21
July 22, 2018 "Like sheep without a shepherd"
(order of worship)
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
July 15, 2018 "TripTik"
(order of worship)
Ephesians 1:3-14
July 8, 2018 "You are the equipment"
(order of worship)
Mark 6:1-13
July 1, 2018 "Just believe"
(order of worship)
Mark 5:21-43
June 24, 2018 "Kon Tiki"
(order of worship)
Mark 4:35-41
June 17, 2018 "In God’s Appointed Season"
by Bob Barr
(order of worship)
Mark 4:26-34, 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17,
and Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, 12:13-14
June 10, 2018 "Learning to fly"
(order of worship)
Exodus 19:2-8 and Romans 5:1-8
June 3, 2018 "Blessed with rest"
(order of worship)
Mark 2:23-3:6
May 27, 2018 "Birthed, adopted, called"
(order of worship)
John 3:1-17, Romans 8:12-17, & Isaiah 6:1-8
May 20, 2018 "Leaning into tomorrow"
(order of worship)
Acts 2:1-21
May 13, 2018 "First steps"
(order of worship)
Acts 1:12-26
May 6, 2018 "Naked as a jaybird" Colossians 3:12-15
April 29, 2018 "Abiding in the Vine"
(order of worship)
John 15:1-8
April 22, 2018 "The Good Shepherd"
(order of worship)
John 10:11-18
April 15, 2018 "That times of refreshing may come"
(order of worship)
Acts 3:1-26
April 8, 2018 "Testifying to the resurrection"
(order of worship)
Acts 4:32-35
April 1, 2018 "A fool's errand?"
(order of worship)
John 20:1-18
March 29, 2018 "Father, forgive them"
(1st of 7 homilies in Good Friday service)
Luke 23:34
March 29, 2018 Love Feast
March 25, 2018 "Pausing at the Gates"
(order of worship)
Psalm 118:19-29
March 18, 2018 "It's all Greek to me"
(order of worship)     (worship powerpoint)
John 12:20-33
March 11, 2018 "The healing promise"
(order of worship)     (worship powerpoint)
Ephesians 2:1-10, John 3:14-21, & Numbers 21:4-9
March 4, 2018 "The web of God’s design"
(order of worship)     (worship powerpoint)
John 2:13-22
February 25, 2018 "By another name"
(order of worship)     (worship powerpoint)
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 & Mark 8:27-38/Matthew 16:17-18
February 18, 2018 "Standing with Noah"
(order of worship)
   Genesis 6:1 - 9:17
February 11, 2018 "Words of Love"
preachers - our youth
(order of worship)
February 4, 2018 "From ailing to serving"
(order of worship)     (worship powerpoint)
Mark 1:29-39
January 28, 2018 "At the table together"
preacher - Sue Ellen Wheatley
(order of worship)     (worship powerpoint)
1 Corinthians 11:17-26
January 21, 2018 "The Bible 101"
preacher - Gary Miller
(order of worship)
Hebrews 4:12
January 14, 2018 "God fearfully and wonderfully made you"
preacher - Meghan Knight
(order of worship)
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-14
January 7, 2018 "Claiming the Time"
preacher - Bob Barr
(order of worship)
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Matthew 3:13-17,
and Ephesians 2:4-10



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