A United Methodist Community
Where Faith Meets Life
5920 Jonestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
UPCOMING SERMONS FOR SUMMER OF 2017 ....
Sunday, September 10 :: “I Believe in God” :: Exodus 3:13-14 / Genesis 1:1-5
We believe in God who is our Father, Almighty, and Creator of Heaven and Earth. Describing God in ways helps us to understand our God. We will examine God as Father, Almighty, and Creator on is Sunday, and be challenged to believe in him more fully.
Sunday, September 17 :: “I Believe in Jesus” :: Matthew 1:23 / John 1: 1-5 &14
Everyone believes in Jesus; he was a real person who lived a few generations ago. In the Apostle’s Creed, we learn the specific things we believe about Jesus that make him more than just a man; he is the Son of our Lord. This Sunday we will be challenged to believe in what makes Jesus so special and why we worship him.
Sunday, September 24 :: “I Believe in the Holy Spirit” :: John 14:26 / Acts 2:1-4
We listen to many voices during the day. We listen to them for comfort, guidance, and strength. The most powerful and greatest voice, the voice of the Holy Spirit, often goes unheard. We will learn to listen and respond to the voice of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Sunday, October 1 :: “I Believe in Communion, Forgiveness, and Resurrection”
As we end our series on the Apostles Creed we will focus on the communion of the saints, the forgiveness of sins, and the resurrection of the body. These three believes are central to our identity as Christians around the world. We will learn more about them and be encouraged to celebrate World Communion Sunday as one in the body of Christ.
Sunday, October 8 :: “Reading the Bible for all it’s Worth” :: Deuteronomy 11:18 / 2 Timothy 3:14-17
The sermon will be shared in three parts: First, where the Bible comes from; second, tools needed to read the Bible, and third, tips to getting the most out of your Bible. As Christians we base our lives and faith on God’s Word. This sermon is intended to help you engage God’s Word in such a way that God can speak to you.
Sunday, October 15 :: “The Cry of Loneliness” :: Matthew 27:45–46 / Romans 8:31-39
Loneliness is a major challenge in our world today. Technology brings us closer together, yet we feel so far apart. There are many stories of loneliness in the Bible, including Jesus on the cross. Our hope for this Sunday is that we learn that we are truly never alone and find practical ways to overcome loneliness in our lives.
Sunday, October 22 :: “Do Not Fear” :: 1 Peter 2:17 / Isaiah 43:1-3b
There seems to be so many things we fear today. Fear can crush and consume us. The bible mentions two types of fear, one is good and the other is bad. We will look at our fears and how we overcome them.
Sunday, October 29 :: “Forgiving Self” :: Psalm 103:10–14 / Jeremiah 31:31-34
We have all made mistakes, some worse than others. Christians can carry shame, guilt, and pain for years because we can’t forgive ourselves. We can wear a mask of a perfect Christian on the outside, but inside we are all far from perfect. God forgives and we are thankful, yet we struggle to forgive ourselves. This Sunday we will learn how to forgive ourselves.
Sunday, November 5 :: “Forgiving God” :: Numbers 21:8-9 / John 3:14-17
No one likes snakes, and in the Old Testament getting bit by a snake was a sign of judgement. Yet, Moses made a bronze snake and lifted it up for the people to see. When they looked upon the snake they were forgiven. Jesus was lifted up so that all who look upon him can be forgiven was well. This Sunday we will focus on the forgiveness offered to us though Jesus lifted upon on the cross.
Sunday, November 12 :: “Forgiving Others” :: Matthew 18:21-35 / Ephesians 4:25-32
We are called by God to forgive others. For some it is a life’s journey and for others forgiveness comes easily. Forgiveness doesn’t mean we forget what happened, nor does it mean we return to bad situations. We forgive because Jesus forgave us. We will discover how out his Jesus’ love we can forgive others.
Sunday, November 19 :: “Thanksgiving” :: Luke 10:25-37 / Colossians 3:16-17
We show our thanks best through our giving. Our giving reveals our hearts. We give more than finances, we give our whole lives as a thank offering to God. This Sunday we will be encouraged to show our thanks through our giving.
Sunday, November 26 :: Who is your King? :: Philippians 2:5-11 / Psalm 95:1-7
Christ the King Sunday has a rich tradition and history. It typically falls on our Thanksgiving Sunday, but this year it is held the Sunday after Thanksgiving. We will examine what it means for Christ to be not just our King but the King of the world. Because Jesus is King, there is great power in his name. We will be challenged to bow before him and give him the honor and glory that is due him.
SUNDAY WORSHIP at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM
At Charlton, we prefer not to use terms such as 'traditional' or 'contemporary'. We strive to provide worship experiences that are uplifting and inspirational, and reflect a variety of Christian traditions. Our music is chosen based on the theme of the day, incorporating cherished hymns of the past as well as newer songs of praise.
In addition to our Sunday morning worship services, special services are held throughout the year as we celebrate holy days such as Advent, Christmas Eve, Lent, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.
Nursery care for infants and toddlers is available on Sunday mornings from 8AM until Noon. Charlton Church is a SAFE SANCTUARY, with policies in place to reduce the risk of child abuse.
I was glad when they said unto me, 'Let us go into the house of the Lord.'
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