Northminster Presbyterian Church Hickory NC

Northminster Presbyterian Church Hickory NC

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The sermons and lessons from Northminster Presbyterian Church in Hickory, NC. An inclusive, down-to- earth community of believers committed to justice, mercy, and love.
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Sermon - Created to Do Justice & Love Mercy
Scripture for the day, Micah 6. Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola, July 5, 2020.
13:23
July 5, 2020
Rev. Alex Patchin McNeill - "Justice Delayed is Jesus Denied"
Sermon delivered by Rev. Alex Patchin McNeill, Executive Director of More Light Presbyterians on June 28, 2020.
18:52
June 28, 2020
Sermon - Created to Share Abundant Love
Scripture for the day, John 21:17. Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola on June 21, 2020.
18:32
June 21, 2020
Sermon - Created to Receive Abundant Love
Scripture for the day, John 3:16. Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola on June 14, 2020.
17:05
June 14, 2020
Sermon - Created to Co-Create with God
Scripture for the day, Genesis 1:1-2:4a. Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola on June 7, 2020.
11:59
June 7, 2020
Sermon May 31, 2020 - Pentecost
Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola, May 31, 2020.
14:28
May 31, 2020
Sermon May 24, 2020 - Selections from 1 Peter 4 and 5
Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola, May 24, 2020.
13:21
May 24, 2020
Sermon May 17, 2020 - Genesis 50:15-23
Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola, May 17, 2020.
15:12
May 17, 2020
Sermon May 10, 2020 - Comfort; Psalm 23
Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola, May 10, 2020.
18:11
May 10, 2020
Sermon May 3, 2020 - Luke 24:13-35
Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola, May 3, 2020.
06:49
May 3, 2020
Sermon April 26, 2020 - Acts 2:36-42
Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola, April 26, 2020.
08:50
April 26, 2020
Sermon April 19, 2020 - John 20:19-21:13
Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola, April 19, 2020.
15:30
April 19, 2020
Easter Sunday - Run, Mary, Run
Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola, April 12, 2020.
12:22
April 12, 2020
A Prayer for Holy Saturday
The Prayer for Holy Saturday is inspired by the words of the Reverend Thom Shuman.  May we be blessed and may we be a blessing in our waiting.  
03:13
April 10, 2020
Good Friday: Psalm 22 Silent God
The devotion for Good Friday includes an excerpt from Psalm 22 and the poem Silent God by Edwina Gateley, with thanks to the Reverend Kathleen Sheets Henrion for pairing these together.  Peace be with you this Good Friday.  
04:07
April 10, 2020
Maundy Thursday: Bread in Mercy Broken
On this first day of the Passover feast, our Maundy Thursday devotion comes from Matthew 26:26-28 and a poem by Reginald Heber, a British poet at the turn of the 19th century, "Bread of the World, in Mercy Broken"
02:04
April 9, 2020
Pandemic, A Poem by Lynn Unger
Today's devotion is a poem written by Lynn Ungar.  You can listen to a choral arrangement of “Pandemic” composed by Martin Sedek and performed by CONCORA, under the direction of Chris Shepard at https://www.martinsedek.com/reach
02:14
April 8, 2020
Prayer of Thomas Merton
Today's devotion is offered by our wonderful Christian Education Coordinator Bradley Blackburn and includes a beautiful prayer written by Thomas Merton.  
02:56
April 7, 2020
Followers, Not Admirers (Soren Kierkegaard)
May we strive to follow Jesus, The Pattern, and not just admire him.  A devotion for the beginning of Holy Week. 
03:45
April 6, 2020
Palm Sunday - Were you There?
Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola, April 5, 2020
09:27
April 5, 2020
April 2, 2020 Devotion
Today's devotion includes a prayer written by the Reverend Thom Shuman of Lectionary Liturgies.  May the peace of Christ be with you, now and always.  
02:17
April 2, 2020
April 1, 2020 Devotion
Today's devotion comes from Ephesians 3:17-21.  May we all know the abundance of God's incredible love! 
02:56
April 1, 2020
March 31, 2020 Devotion
Inspired by John 12:20-33, hear Ann Weems' poem We Would See Jesus. 
06:33
March 31, 2020
March 30, 2020 Devotion
Monday, March 30's devotion comes from a fantastic children's book Girls Who Choose God: Stories of Courageous Women from the Bible by MCArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding and illustrated by Kathleen Peterson.  Today's moment is about Queen Esther, and wondering what she is to do 'for such a time as this?'
03:13
March 30, 2020
Plenty Good Room - Matthew 26:14-30
Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola, March 29, 2020.
11:26
March 29, 2020
March 26, 2020 Devotion
Inspired by a Buddhist prayer for practicing goodwill, we are reminded that even the small things we do are an expression of God's abundant love and radical hospitality.  
03:31
March 26, 2020
March 25, 2020 Devotion
Psalm 139:14 praises God for our creation.  Mr. Rogers reminds us that we are all fancy.  May you take a moment to rejoice today that you bear God's image, and so does everyone else.  Peace be with you!
02:50
March 25, 2020
March 23, 2020 Devotion
We give thanks for Northminster family member Paula Swindle and her insight on a favorite passage from 1 Corinthians 12. 
03:10
March 23, 2020
Give Me Jesus - John 11:1-45
Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola, March 22, 2020.
09:13
March 22, 2020
March 19, 2020 Devotion
A prayer from Mishkan T'Filah, a Reform Siddur from the Central Conference of American Rabbis.  May we be ever mindful of the least of these in our midst.  
02:35
March 19, 2020
March 18, 2020 Devotion
Hear words of hope from Bradley Blackburn, our Christian Education Coordinator and temporary Office Administrator!
03:23
March 18, 2020
March 17, 2020 Devotion
Our worth is not measured in the things we cross off our to-do lists.  
02:45
March 17, 2020
March 16, 2020 Devotion
Even as we practice separation through social distancing, there is One from whom we are never separated.  
02:39
March 16, 2020
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - Luke 4:20-30
Service conducted by Rev. Jill Isola, Nathan Crabtree, and Bradley Blackburn on March 20, 2020
23:43
March 15, 2020
Down by the Riverside - Matthew 5:38-48
Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola on March 8, 2020
18:04
March 10, 2020
"This Lonesome Valley" - Matthew 4:1-11
Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola on March 1, 2020.
17:33
March 1, 2020
Mountaintop Experiences - Matthew 17:1-9 (Jesus' Transfiguration)
Sermon delivered by Rev. Jill Isola on February 23, 2020.
15:31
February 23, 2020
God's Promise of Freedom - Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Sermon given by Rev. Jill Isola on February 16, 2020.
18:10
February 18, 2020
Salt & Light - Matthew 5:13-20
Sermon given by Rev. Jill Isola on February 9, 2020.
17:29
February 9, 2020
The Called - Matthew 4:12-23
Sermon given by Rev. Jill Isola February 2, 2020.
14:27
February 2, 2020
Blessed; More than a Hashtag - Matthew 5:2-12
As we continue to reflect on God’s promises, I am enamored by the ways these very promises we are discussing are made known in big and small ways.  This Sunday’s worship centers around one of the more famous passages of Scripture, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, which begins with the Beatitudes.  We do a lot of thinking about who is blessed, based on the populations that Jesus mentions- who were these people during Jesus’ life and ministry?  Who are these people now?  Am I blessed?  What do I have to do to be blessed?  It might be helpful to consider what we mean when we talk about being blessed, and blessings themselves.  I can tell you one thing, it is certainly more than #blessed.  Join me in reflecting on this word “blessed” and those whom Jesus calls blessed. Sermon given by Rev. Jill Isola January 26, 2020.
19:42
January 26, 2020