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Sermons

Here at FUMC, we are grateful to have a variety of gifted and articulate preachers. Our pastor, Lydia, only preaches 2-3 times per month because we believe in 'sharing the pulpit' and hearing from many voices -- young and old, male and female, from within our own church and from other churches. We believe that God speaks through all of us and no one person or perspective can fully speak God's Word on their own.

We are posting an audio version of most of our weekly sermons here -- usually within a couple weeks of when they were delivered. (so if there's a sermon you're looking for and it's not up yet, please let us know!) Remember, these sermons are intended to be heard within the context of our gathered worship services, and will undoubtedly lose something when listened to in isolation. That said, they are posted for your encouragement, education, and exhortation, so please receive them as such.

When did we see you, Jesus? Part 5

Lydia finishes her summer series with a sermon called "Freedom for the Prisoners" based on the verse "I was in prison and you came to me." (Matt. 25:36) and Luke 4:14-30. (Note: The audio is quite broken at the beginning but improves after about 6 minutes.)

Lydia Cruttwell, August 27, 2017

Forgiveness and Reconciliation

This week we hear a reflection from one of our members, Liz Sawatzky. She tells a personal story on the topic of forgiveness and reconciliation, based on Leviticus 19:18 and Matthew 22:37-39.

Liz Sawatzky, August 13, 2017

Dwelling with God

We take a break from our summer series to hear from guest speaker Tim Kuepfer. His sermon is called "A Place in the Father's House" and is based on John 14:1-7.

Tim Kuepfer, July 30, 2017

When did we see you, Jesus? Part 3

This week Lydia preaches a sermon called "I was Naked and you Clothed me: Caring with the Tenderness of God" based on Genesis 2:19-3:11.

Lydia Cruttwell, July 23, 2017

Love Leads the Way

This week we welcome Garry Janzen, Executive Minister of MCBC, to preach for us. His sermon is based on 1 John 4:7-21 and is titled "Love Leads the Way"

Garry Janzen, July 16, 2017

When did we see you, Jesus? Part 2

Lydia continues our summer series with her sermon titled "Springs of Living Water" based on Numbers 20:1-13.

Lydia Cruttwell, July 9, 2017

Worshiping Through Music

This week we heard from Grant Sawatzky, member of FUMC, who intermixed preaching with singing worship songs. His sermon is called "What is Music Good for?: Sacred & Secular, Past & Present." The key verse is Ephesians 5:18–20.

Grant Sawatzky, June 25, 2017

One City, One Message: Biblical Hospitality

This week we participated in the "One City, One Message" initiative in which churches across Metro Vancouver focused their worship service on the theme of biblical hospitality, specifically the verse "I was a stranger and you welcomed me in" (Matthew 25:35). For our service we had Greg & Aften Thiessen preach and share some stories about their experiences of hospitality. Their sermon is titled "Welcoming the Stranger: Sharing Stories of Hospitality & In-hospitality" and they used Matthew 25:34-40 as their text.

Greg & Aften Thiessen, June 11, 2017

Pentecost Joint Service

This Sunday we join with FUSMC to celebrate Pentecost together. We hear from our guest speaker Artur Bergen (current pastor of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, and forner pastor of FUSMC). His sermon is titled "Living Together in the Spirit" and is based on Acts 2:1-47.

Artur Bergen, June 4, 2017

Prayers of Paul 5 & 6

We end our series on the Prayers of Paul with the following two sermons. The first is from our worship service at our Camp Squeah Church Retreat. Lydia preaches on 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13 - "Praying with a Passion for People." And the following week Lydia preaches the last sermon of the series based on Romans 15:14-33 - "Praying with Paul."

Lydia Cruttwell, May 21, 2017

Lydia Cruttwell, May 28, 2017