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Scripture reading Mark 12:38-44 and sermon “Pay Attention,” by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston on All Saints Sunday, November 4, 2018

Rev. Dr. Jean Henderson, guest preacher, delivers sermon "Betting Your Bottom Dollar"
Sermon by visiting pastor, Rev. Bessie Liwonde
Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, pastor of CPCBA, delivers a sermon titled "Let Go and Let God" on the scripture from Mark 10:17-31. Spiritual Food for Thought: "On certain continents poverty is more spiritual than material, a poverty that consists of loneliness, discouragement, and the lack of meaning in life."
Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston delivers a sermon, "The Power of Story," as part of the fall series on topics under the theme, "What Would Jesus Do." Scripture: Mark 9:38-50 Thought for the day: To the predators...Weinstein, the stranger, the relative, the boyfriend....

Rev. Dr. Donna Giver Johnston, pastor of Community Presbyterian Church of Ben Avon (CPCBA), preaches a sermon, "All Are Welcome."

Spiritual Food for Thought: "The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?" ~ Pablo Casals

Scripture Reading: Mark 9:30-37

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston referencing scripture passages James 3:1-18 and Mark 8:27-29.

Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston's sermon, "Be Open." Scripture passage referenced is Mark 7:24-37

Sermon by Rev. Jean Henderson
Rev. Jean Henderson, "Pieces of Peace" on Peace Sunday
Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston
Sermon presented by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "Just A Touch"
Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston
Sermon presented by Rev. Susan Rothenberg
Reading from Acts and Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston
Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston on Mother's Day 2018
Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "No Foolin'" delivered on Easter Sunday (also April Fools' Day)

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "Between Palms and Passion" 

Spiritual Food for Thought: "No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown." ~ William Penn

Scripture readings: Mark 11:1-11, Mark 15:1-20,33-39

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "Isaiah: Prophet of Presence and Power"

Spiritual Food for Thought: "This is a God who is not identified with the help of a dictionary but through a relationship." ~ Kathleen Norris, 'Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith'

Scripture readings: Isaiah 43:1-5a, Romans 8:31-39

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "Moses and Jesus: Prophets of Law and Love." Words of inspiration: You can't go wrong when you love others. When you add up everything in the law code, the sum total is love. (Romans 13:10, The Message) Scripture readings: Exodus 20:1-17 and Mark 12:28-34

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, sharing reflections from Prophet Brother Roger, who founded the Taize Community in France in the 1940s. Scripture Micah 6:6-8.

Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston delivers sermon, "Name Changer, Game Changer." Scripture readings: Genesis 17:1-10a, 15-17 and Jeremiah 31:31-34

Scripture verses Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Mark 1:9-13, followed by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston's sermon, "Ezekiel: Keeping Hope Alive"

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "Let the Light Shine." Scripture verse Mark 9:2-9

Scripture reading reflection by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston on "Music and a Meal" Sunday. Scripture verse - Isaiah 40:25-31

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "For Good or Evil." Scripture verse - Mark 1:21-28

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "Follow Me." Scripture verse - Mark 1:14-20

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "Words to Remember." Scripture verse - Mark 1:4-11

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "By Another Road." Scripture verse - Matthew 2:1-12

Sunday worship sermon by Rev. Jean Henderson

Sermon by Rev. Dr. Donna Giver-Johnston, "For I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink." Scripture - Matthew 25:31-46

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