Worship Service Messages

Service January 22, 2023

Service January 15, 2023

Message January 8, 2023

Message January 1, 2023

Message December 18, 2022

Message December 11, 2022

Message December 4, 2022

Message November 27, 2022

Message November 20, 2022

Message November 13, 2022

Message November 6, 2022

Message October 30, 2022

Message October 23, 2022

Message October 16, 2022

Rally Day October 9, 2022

Message October 2, 2022

Message September 25, 2022

Message September 18, 2022

Message September 11, 2022

Message September 4, 2022

Message August 28, 2022

Message August 21, 2022

Message August 14, 2022

Message August 7, 2022

Message July 31, 2022

Message July 17, 2022

Message July 10, 2022

Message July 3, 2022

Message June 26, 2022

Message June 19, 2022

Message June 12, 2022

Message June 5, 2022

Message May 29, 2022

Message May 22, 2022

Message May 8, 2022

Message May 1, 2022

Message Apr 24, 2022

Message April 17, 2022

Message April 10, 2022

Message April 3, 2022

Message March 27, 2022

Message March 20, 2022

Message March 13, 2022

Message March 6, 2022

Message February 27, 2022

Message February 20, 2022

Message February 13, 2022

Message February 6, 2022

Message January 30, 2022

Message January 23, 2022

Message January 16, 2022

Message January 9, 2022

Message January 2, 2022

Message December 26, 2021

Christmas Eve’s Eve Service 12-23-21

Message December 17, 2021

Message December 12, 2021

Message December 5, 2021

Message November 21, 2021

Message November 14, 2021

Message November 7, 2021

Message October 31, 2021

Message October 24, 2021

Message October 17, 2021

Rally Day October 10, 2021

Message October 3 2021

Message September 26 2021

Message September 19 2021

Message September 12 2021

Message September 5 2021 (audio only)

Message August 29 2021

Message August 22, 2021

Message August 15, 2021

Message August 8, 2021

Message August 1, 2021

Message July 25, 2021

Message July 18, 2021

Message July 4, 2021

Message June 27 2021 Guest Speaker Larry Schuh

Message June 20 2021

Message June 13, 2021

Message June 6, 2021

Message May 23, 2021

Message May 16, 2021

Message May 9, 2021

Message April 18, 2021

Message April 11, 2021

Message April 4, 2021

Message March 28, 2021

Message March 21, 2021

March 14, 20212
Readings: 2 Chronicles 2-7

March 7, 2021
Readings: 2 Samuel 5, 11-12, Psalm 51

February 28, 2021
Readings: Ruth

February 21, 2021
Readings: Joshua 1-6

(appropriate song for this week)

February 14, 2021
Readings: Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 6:4–9, 11:13–21, Psalm 119, Matthew 22:34-40

February 7, 2021
Readings: Exodus 3 – 6:13, Exodus 7:1-7, Exodus 11-12, Psalm 90

January 31, 2021 (SNOW DAY!!!)
Readings: Genesis 25:19-34, Genesis 27, Genesis 35: 22b-29

January 24, 2021
Readings: Genesis 12, 15, 17, Jeremiah 31:31-34, Luke 22: 14-20

Message Manuscript (no audio/video)

January 17, 2021
Readings: Genesis 6-9,11, Psalm 37, Romans 3:9-26

January 10, 2021
Readings: Genesis 3-4, Psalm 53:1-4, Romans 3:19-26

January 3, 2021
Readings: Genesis 1-2, Revelation 21:1–5, 2 Corinthians 5:14-17

(Oops, forgot to record the message … sorry)

December 27, 2020

Christmas Eve’s Eve 2020

December 20, 2020

December 13, Service

December 6, Service

November 29, Service

November 22, Service

November 15, 2020 Message

November 8, 2020 Message

November 1, 2020 Message

October 25, 2020 Message

October 18, 2020 Message

Rally Day Special Music with Michelle Peyton and “The Band” – Rod Roman. Vic Bishop, Chris Elvidge, Thad Maser, and DeeAnna Muraski

October 11, 2020 Message

October 4, 2020 Message

September 27, 2020 Message

September 20, 2020 Message

September 13, 2020 Message

September 6 Audio

August 23, 2020 Message

August 16, 2020 Message

August 9, 2020 Message

August 2, 2020 Message

July 26, 2020 Message

July 19, 2020 Message

July 12 Message

July 5 Message

June 28 Message

June 21 Message

June 14 Message

June 7 Message

May 31 Message

May 24 Message

May 17 Message

Worship May 3

Apr 26 Worship Service

Apr 19 Worship Service

Our Sunday discussions during the season of Lent will take a progressive (not the politically slanting of that word) look at the last few days of Jesus earthly ministry. Each week will hopefully bring fresh insight to some of the familiar passages during the Passion Week including, the raising of Lazarus, the New Mandate, the prayer in the garden, the arrest and crucifixion and the Resurrection. Hope to see you and bring a friend!

Apr 12 Easter Service

Apr 10 Good Friday

Apr 5 Worship Service

Grab your Bible and gather the family and let us worship together!

Mar 29 Worship Service

Welcome all to worship service from Pleasant Chapel (actually from Joel’s house to your house). Gather the family as we socially but worshipfully keep our distance. If you have the YouTube App on your television (I said YoutubeTV incorrectly last week), you can find this by searching my name.

Mar 22 Worship Service

Below is a link to this week’s service. It is my hope you and your family will find some time this evening or tomorrow to worship through this. If you have access to YouTube TV, you can search my name there and find the service (on your TV may be a better experience). The service can also be accessed through Facebook.

Mar 15 – Worship Service

* Soup Supper for March 21 is POSTPONED.
* Seniors and anyone with flu-like or cold-like symptoms are encouraged to not attend church services.

Prayer Time
As you take time to worship away from church, consider some things to pray about:
* Take time to marvel at the wonder of God
* Thank him for loving you and seeking you out
* Thank him for your family and friends who surround you
* Thank him for your job, your school, or your current position in life
* Pray for this church
* Pray for protection and a speedy end to the current virus threat
* Pray for our leaders in decision making positions
* Pray for someone in our congregation
* Pray for our youth

Worship through Music
*There is a song that is I can’t listen to enough. It is a song of praise that progresses through worshiping God through his power. The message is that if ” If creation sings Your praises so will I”, ” If it all reveals Your nature so will I “, ” If creation still obeys You so will I “, ” If the wind goes where You send it so will I, If the rocks cry out in silence so will I, If the sum of all our praises still falls shy, Then we’ll sing again a hundred billion times.” The song shifts and talks about the “God of Salvation” The song goes, ” And as You speak A hundred billion failures disappear.” And there it is! That is the message for us. By his word and work our failures disappear. Listen to the song here.


Mar 1 – Lent as a season of Renewal

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

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

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

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




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

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