Christmas from the Garden

ByJoel Yeager

Christmas from the Garden

Why is it that we really need Christmas? We begin a view for our (all of humanity’s) need for Christmas … for a Savior to come. We look at this great story, the big narrative of God’s plan for people, and it begins in a garden. Please join us as we explore again this story of the Deceiver, the deceived and the Savior.

Dec 29
Jan 5
Jan 12

ByJoel Yeager

Just Who is He?

We’ll never fully know who Jesus is. But the more we explore this man, what he did, what he said, and what he asks of us, the deeper our relationship grows. “Who he is” is at the core of who we say we are.

Oct 27
Nov 3
Nov 10
Nov 17
Nov 24
Dec 1
Dec 15 (Cantata)
Dec 22

ByJoel Yeager

Pleasant Chapel 1844-2019

Birthdays provide a time to reflect, review, re-align, or perhaps repurpose. That is true for us as individuals, the country as we celebrate our 243rd birthday and for Pleasant Chapel as we look to celebrate our 175th.

12  Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. … 17  May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us– yes, establish the work of our hands.
Psalm 90:12-17 (NIV)

Please consider joining us each Sunday as we plan to do just that … to think a bit about the rich heritage of this church and consider how we would wisely allow God to establish our work in order that this church would be most effective for the next 175 years.

June 30
July 7
July 14
Aug 4
Aug 11

Aug 18


Rally Day Oct 13

Larry Schuh Oct 20

ByJoel Yeager

1 John

1 John writes with contrasting thoughts, which challenge us to consider the contrasts in our lives.

May 5

May 12

May 19

May 26
Memorial Day Video (Ronald Reagan)

June 2

June 9 (Larry Schuh)

June 16 (Heather Parsons)

June 23 By the Book Presentation

ByJoel Yeager

Stephen tells his tory

Acts 6-7 tells about Stephen a powerful figure in the early church.  He provides one of the longest speeches in the book recalling the history of God’s people.

This provides us an opportunity to survey this great story and help us provide context when we encounter the many stories found in the Bible.

Join us as we review this great story.

Feb 10

Feb 17

Feb 24 (first half – Joel broke the audio)

Mar 3

Mar 10

Mar 24 His Story, Our Story, and Navigating Human Sexuality Part 1

Mar 31 His Story, Our Story, and Navigating Human Sexuality Part 2

April 7 His Story, Our Story, and Navigating Human Sexuality Part 3

Adam Hamilton Facebook video in response to GC2019

N.T. Wright video on goodness of creation

Jackie Hill Perry Video

Sermon Notes from Mar 24-Apr 7

April 14 Palm Sunday

April 21 Easter

April 28 From the Belfry

ByJoel Yeager

2020 Vision

The first few weeks of the new year provides and opportunity to reflect and refocus our lives.  Resolutions are often made with the hopes to make positive changes in our lives.

Church, too, can use this time to re-center and refocus our lives as a body of believers.

Join us as we explore Pleasant Chapel as we begin to enter our 175th year as a church.

Jan 6 – What does it look like?

Jan 13 – Some Discipleship Considerations

Jan 20 – Snow Day (no service)

Jan 27 – Some Ministry Considerations

Feb 3 – Serving through Giving

ByJoel Yeager

Christmas and a Cemetery

It is the Christmas Season.  Join us as we explore again the wonderfully rich story of God becoming a child for you and me.  This year we bring the perspective of the cross and a tomb and what that means as we look at the manger scene.  The popular Christmas song poses the question, “Mary did you know?”  Do you suppose Mary understood or knew what was happening that first Christmas?  Did Joseph?  Do you fully get what the coming of the Savior really meant for the world and for you?

Dec 2 – “I’m gonna be a mom!”

Dec 16 – The problem with Mary’s Baby Bump

Dec 23 – Opening Gifts

Dec 30 – Wise Guy Gift Getting 101




ByJoel Yeager

Getting a Clearer Image of “The Real God”

Chip Ingram’s Book The Real God challenges us to consider how we see God.  He says:

“What you think about God shapes your whole relationship with him and additionally what you believe God thinks about you determines how close you will grow toward him.

… your misconception about God have form a barrier that keeps you from experiencing him as he really is and as he wants to be seen…”

A.W. Tozer says, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us The way we think about God impacts all aspects of our life.”

Those are pretty power-packed statements!  In the next few weeks we plan to attempt to unpack those statements and consider how we just may improve how we think about our God.  Hope you’ll join us!

October 28 (text of notes)

Nov 4 – God is good and sovereign

Nov 11 – Pastor Jason Parsons on Uganda trip

Nov 18 God is holy and just

Nov 25 God is love

ByJoel Yeager

Coaching for Dark Times

Great Coaching for Dark Times

It sure seems like there is a lot of darkness in our world and in local communities.  When we view TV news or on the Internet, watch much of the entertainment from Hollywood, and even consider many of the stories that take place in our local communities, there seems to be a prevalence of darkness – of the deviant or perverted side of human beings.  Clearly there is a lot of good in our lives as well, it just seems like that is not what we see or hear a lot about.

The book of Colossians talks about this dark nature and gives us some direction on how to combat it in our own lives as well as in our community and in our world.

Consider joining us at Pleasant Chapel as we explore this for the next few weeks.

Sep 30

Oct 7

Oct 14 – Rally Day

Oct 21 – Larry Schuh – The Wisdom of James


ByJoel Yeager

Road Trip Religion

Many of us tend to do some traveling during the summer time.  Some of this traveling includes time on the road.  Long road trips provide time for families to learn to be patient with each other and enjoy the journey of the trip.

Our summer series will use “road trip” as a theme to explore our real faith journey and our ultimate destination.

Come join us and bring a friend!

July 15 – Do all roads really lead to God? (sorry poor quality audio)

July 22 – Some Rules of the Road

Aug 5 – Navigation systems and lane assist. (opening video)sermon

Aug 12 – Resources and the Road Trip (Part 1)

Aug 19 – Resources and the Road Trip (Part 2)

Aug 26 – Resources and the Road Trip (Part 3)

Sep 2 – End of the Road (Part 1)

Sep 9 – End of the Road (Part 2)

Sep 16 – The Return of the King

Sep 23 – Singing the Apocalypse