Messages from January 2021

Messages from January 2021

David and Goliath

  Sunday, January 17, 2021 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa 1 Samuel 17:51 “Therefore David ran and stood over the Philistine, took his sword and drew it out of its sheath and killed him, and cut off his head with it. And when the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they fled.” Intro.When a professional sports team wins a championship, many in that team’s home city celebrate. Some teams have enjoyed ticker-tape parades. Because our daughter…

The Great Blessing

Numbers 6:24-27 Sunday, January 3, 2021 at The First Congregational Church of Marshalltown, Iowa   Introduction:  The priestly blessing Our worship service, and most worship services, end with a benediction, a sort of blessing and then sending you back out into the world to make the most of your days until we gather again for worship.  The call to worship and invocation collects and unites us to present ourselves as a community to God Almighty, and the benediction is the…