Monday, March 30, 2009

Morning Worship, 3/29/09

You asked multiple questions relating to sin this week, and the sermon title reflects the introductory (and most important) question: What Is Sin? Building on the Biblical notion that "sin" means "missing the mark", Stephen reflects on how God feels about sin, what forgivess means, and the role grace plays in that mix.



Monday, March 23, 2009

PWV Amendment Votes

On Saturday the Presbytery of West Virginia (PWV) voted on constitutional amendments from the General Assembly. We've been trying to do a better job of communicating throughout that process, and towards that end we're posting a document written by Stephen, our minister, which is meant to address people's questions about the amendments.

Feel free to respond with questions.

Morning Worship, 3/22/09

Stephen continues to preach the Any Questions? series, inspired by your curiosities about all things religious. This week's question resonates deeply with many folks, for it affects everyone: What happens when we die?


Take hope in the Good News: Because Christ died, we can live!

Daily Devotions

During this season of Lent, folks often recommit themselves to a discipline of prayer and study. Several people have asked for devotion recommendations. If you prefer to do online devotions, check out this site: Sponsored by the PC(USA) and Episcopal Church, D365 has much to offer--relaxing music (none of that ringtone-esque organ music), content written by respected theologians, and beautiful artwork, all in a user-friendly format. A wonderful resource!

If you're looking for print editions, please contact Stephen or the church office for more info. Thanks!

Monday, March 16, 2009

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Morning Worship, 2/24/08

Yesterday's service on righteous indignation (unfortunately) didn't record. Conspiracy theories abound! Instead, we're posting a Lenten service from last year, Feb 24, 2008. The sermon deals with sowing, reaping, and the labor required of Christ's disciples.



Monday, March 9, 2009

Morning Worship, 3/8/09

We all have questions about God, the church, and the world. Stephen argues that if we honestly ask our questions of God and each other, we will deepen our faith.



Friday, March 6, 2009

World Day of Prayer, 3/6/09

Nine Ronceverte churches gathered together to celebrate the World Day of Prayer in the sanctuary of Ronceverte Pres. Beautiful liturgy and special music centered on the theme chosen by the women of Papua New Guiniea, "In Christ there are many members, yet one body."



Tuesday, March 3, 2009

World Day of Prayer

This Friday at Noon RPC will host a worship service in celebration of the World Day of Prayer. The host country this year is Papua New Guinea, so the liturgy is written and inspired by the women there. Our own Betty Ralston planned our gathering and has folks from every church in Ronceverte participating. A light lunch will be served afterwards in Fellowship Hall. Please plan to attend this service of prayer.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Morning Worship, 3/1/09

The Rev. Bill Caperton led worship yesterday and preached a powerful sermon to begin Lent entitled: Trusting Your Baptism.