First United Methodist Church - Wausau Wisconsin
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Live and Share God's Love

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February 16, 2020 "Why Be Baptized" No Audio Available
February 9, 2020 "Trading Thinking Caps" Psalm 46:10; Mark 1:35; Ephesians 4:1-4a, 12-13, 21-24 No Audio Available
February 2, 2020 "Checking In With Our Consciousness" Psalm 19:12; Romans 2:12-15; Matthew 21:17 No Audio Available
January 26, 2020 United Methodist Women Sunday. No manuscript. No Audio Available
January 19, 2020 "Skillfully" Matthew 5:23-24; James 1:22-25 No Audio Available
January 12, 2020 "Power More Than Answers" Philippians 4:6-7; Matthew 6:7-8 No Audio Available
January 5, 2020 "Partiality" Acts 10: 1-8, 34-36 No Audio Available
December 29, 2019 Christmas Carol Sing in the Parlor. No manuscript. No Audio Available
December 24, 2019 "Christmas Eve Meditation" John 1:1-14 No Audio Available
December 22, 2019 "An Audience of One" Luke 1:46-55 No Audio Available
December  15, 2019 "Waiting but for What?" James 5:7-10  No Audio Available
December 8, 2019 "An (im)Perfect Christmas" Matthew 3:1-10 No Audio Available
December 1, 2019 Snow Day. No Worship Services. No Sermon No Audio Available
November 24, 2019 “Lord of our Life” Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43  No Audio Available
November 17, 2019 “Live Gratitude. Really? Really!” 1 Thessalonians 5:12-21; Matthew 10:7-8 No Audio Available
November 10, 2019 Consecration Sunday/ (Guest Speakers, Jim Wells). No manuscript. No Audio Available
November 3, 2019 “Developing Spiritual Muscle” Luke 6:37-38; Jeremiah 18:1-6, 11 No Audio Available
October 27, 2019 “Spending Like a Christian” Proverbs 27:23-24; Luke 14:25-32 No Audio Available
October 20, 2029 “Drowning in Debt” Proverbs 27:23-27 Nehemiah 5:1-12a No Audio Available
October 13, 2019 Spirituality in 12 Steps: Pt. 1 "Ready" 1 Lamentations 3:21-24; Romans 9:15-18a; Luke 17:11-14 No Audio Available
October 6, 2019 Spirituality in 12 Steps: Pt 1"Admitting Our Wrongs" Psalm 32:3-5; James 5:16; Matthew 5:23-24 LISTEN
September 29, 2019 Spirituality in 12 Steps: Pt 1"Shadow Boxing" Psalm 51:16-17; James 3:14; Matthew 7:3-5 LISTEN
September 22, 2019 Spirituality in 12 Steps: Pt 1."Deciding to 'Give It Over' to God" Joel 3:18; Philippians 2:12-13; Matthew 7:7-12
LISTEN
September 15, 2019 Spirituality in 12 Steps: Pt. 1. "Luminous" Deuteronomy 33:27a; 2 Corinthians 1:9; Luke 15:20b-24a LISTEN
September 8, 2019 Spirituality in 12 Steps: Pt 1. "An Unmanageable Life?" Isaiah 38:12b-14; Romans 7:15,18; Matthew 9:36 LISTEN
September 1, 2019 "The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss - One Final Time" Matthew 5:1-16 LISTEN
August 25, 2019 "The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss - On Beyond Zebra" Genesis 22:1-8, 15-18 LISTEN
August 18, 2019 "The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss - The Lorax" 1 Chronicles 29:10-13; Matthew 19:13-24 LISTEN
August 11, 2019 "The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss - The Butter Battle Book" 1 Peter 3:8-12a; 1 Thessalonians 5:15-21; Matthew 5:38-39; 43-45 LISTEN
August 4, 2019 "The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss - Bartholomew and the Oobleck" Luke 19:1-6; Matthew 6:9-11 LISTEN
July 28, 2019 "The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss - How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Luke 19:1-6; Matthew 6:9-11 LISTEN
July 14, 2019 "The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss - The Cat in the Hat" Isaiah 1:16-20; Ephesians 2:11-22 LISTEN
July 7, 2019 "The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss - The Sneetches" Galatians 3:26-28; James 2:1-4 LISTEN
June 30, 2019 "The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss - Green Eggs and Ham" Ezekiel 37:1-11 LISTEN
June 23, 2019 "The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss - What Was I Scared Of?" Numbers 13:30-33; 1 John 4:16-18 (Guest speaker: Mike Zahn)
LISTEN
June 16, 2019 Trinity Sunday: Great Day of Singing No Audio
June 9, 2019 "The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss - Horton Hears a Who: Finding God's Grace in 'I don't know'" Psalm 139:1-6, 23-24; Romans 11:33-36 (Guest speaker: Chris Del Conte)
LISTEN
June 2, 2019

The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss: Scripture thru Different Eyes” Luke 18:1-17

LISTEN
May 26, 2019 “Believe Me” John 14:1-14 (Guest speaker: Laverne Larson) LISTEN
May 19, 2019 “Wesley-isms: Earn... Save… Give... Repeat” Luke 16:1-15  LISTEN
May 12, 2019 Special Presentation: Oh Susanna! A Special Storytelling Service about Susanna Wesley, the mother of Methodism Sound Recording
Not Permitted
May 5, 2019 "Wesley-isms: Essentials & Non-Essentials" Romans 14:1-6, 10; Matthew 23:1-4 LISTEN
April 28, 2019
"Wesley-isms: A Rule for Life" Micah 6:8; Luke 10:24-28
LISTEN
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technical difficulties in first couple minutes only)
April 21, 2019 “The Easter Story ~ In Cross Section” Luke 24:1-12 LISTEN
April 14, 2019 “Celebration & Tears” Luke 19:28-42  LISTEN
April 7, 2019 “Brand New” Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:7-12 LISTEN
March 31, 2019 Tikkun Olam Joshua 5:9-12; 2 Corinthians 5:16-20  LISTEN
March 24, 2019 “Comfort Food” Isaiah 55:1-12; 1 Corinthians 10:1-11, 12-13 abbrev. LISTEN
March 17, 2019 "Look Up" Genesis 15:1-2, 17-18; Philippians 3:17-4:1 LISTEN
March 10, 2019 "God's Generous Heart" Jeremiah 7:5-7, 11; Romans 10:8b-13 LISTEN
March 3, 2019 "Loving Enemies" Luke 6:27-38 LISTEN
February 24, 2019 Snow Day. No worship.  
February 17, 2019 “A Mixed-Up, Crazy, Upside-Down World” Luke 6:17-26  LISTEN
February 10, 2019 "Agents for God's Kin-dom" Luke 5:1-11 LISTEN
February 3, 2019 "Love Builds Up" 1 Corinthians 13
LISTEN
January 27, 2019 "Being Needy" 1 Corinthians 12 No Audio. Parlor Worship. 
January 20, 2019 "Who We Are" Matthew 10:1-14 LISTEN
January 13, 2019 “Becoming ‘Oned’ with God” Psalm 19:1-6, Romans 8:26-27  LISTEN
January 6, 2019 “Opening a Window for God as Spirit” Isaiah 60:1-5; Matthew 2:1-2, 7-12   LISTEN
December 24, 2018 Christmas Eve Sermon. Luke 2  
December 23, 2018 “Disturbed. Agitated. Frenzied.” Luke 10:38-42  LISTEN 
December 16, 2018
Lessons & Carols 2018
"What's the Point?" Ecclesiastes 1:2-10. Sermon from 8 A.M. worship service
LISTEN TO 
LESSONS & CAROLS
December 9, 2018 "Doctor, Doctor" Mark 2:15-17   LISTEN
December 2, 2018 “Thank God!” Luke 18:9-14 No Audio due to technical difficulties
November 25, 2018 “Going into the New Year” Luke 10:25-28 (Guest speaker: Rev. Tsuker Yang, District Superintendent)
LISTEN
November 18, 2018 “Two Lessons from the Third Cardinal” Proverbs 3:27-28; Matthew 11:28-29, 22  (Guest speaker: Chris Del Conte) LISTEN
November 11, 2018 "Where Shall We Get the Resources?" John 6:1-15 LISTEN
November 4, 2018 "The Heart Answers First" Luke 19:1-10 LISTEN
October 28, 2018 "Reflections from a Pilgrim Returned" Genesis 15:1-6; 21:9-20 LISTEN
October 21, 2018 "The Story of Mary is a Call to be Bold" Luke 1:26-38 (Guest speakers: Sharon Gisselman and Margaret Getzin; UMW Sunday)
LISTEN
October 14, 2018 "The Power of Prayer" 1 Kings 18:20-39 (Guest speaker: Lay Leader Mike Zahn) LISTEN
October 7, 2018
"Shining" Psalm 139; Matthew 5:14-16

LISTEN
September 30, 2018 “Whose Are You?” Psalm 139:13-18  LISTEN
September 23, 2018 "Margin" Psalm 139:17-24
LISTEN
September 16, 2018 "You Can't Hide from Love" Psalm 139:7-12 LISTEN
September 9, 2018 "God Knows Us" Psalm 139:1-4 LISTEN
September 2, 2018 "Work and Rest" Colossians 3:23; Leviticus 25:1-13 LISTEN
August 26, 2018 "You are the Seed" Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 LISTEN
August 19, 2018 Hymns & a Reading. No manuscript. No Audio
August 12, 2018 "Leaven" Matthew 13:33 LISTEN
August 5, 2018 "Yelling and Banging" Matthew 18:21-35; Luke 11:5-8, 18:2-5 
Courtyard Worship.
No Audio this week.
July 29, 2019 “Last & First; First & Last” Matthew 20:1-15  LISTEN
July 22, 2019 "Two Stories about Us" Luke 12:13-21; 16:19-31 No Audio
July 15, 2018 "Timidity" Matthew 25:14-30 No Audio due to technical difficulties
July 8, 2018 “Seasons of the Soil” Matthew 13:1-8, 18-23 LISTEN
July 1, 2018 “Which Freedom Do We Choose?” Luke 12:49-59 LISTEN
June 24, 2018 "No One Came?" Luke 15 LISTEN
June 17, 2018 Singing Our Favorite Hymns; Ephesians 5:15-20 No Audio
June 10, 2018 “It’s about What They ‘Do’ more than What They ‘Mean’” Judges 9:8-15; Mark 4:33-34 No Audio due to technical difficulties
June 3, 2018 "The Rich Young Ruler vs. The Poor Old Fisherman" Mark 10:17-22 (Guest speaker: Lay Leader Mike Zahn) LISTEN
May 27, 2018 “Called By the Three in One” Isaiah 6:1-8; John 3:1-17 (Guest speaker: District Superintendent Forrest Wells) No Audio due to technical difficulties
May 20, 2018 "Back to Life" Ezekiel 37:1-14  LISTEN
May 13, 2018 “Confused Questions & Ambiguous Responses” John 3:1-9  LISTEN
May 6, 2018 "Shalom" 1 Corinthians 2; 1 John 3, 4 selected verses LISTEN
April 29, 2018 Family Worship. No manuscript. Colossians 3:13; Ephesians 6:1-4; 1 John 3:18 LISTEN
April 22, 2018 “A Different Pair of Spectacles” Mark 1:12-13  LISTEN
April 15, 2018 "Helpful or Unhelpful" Proverbs 1:1-7, 29-33  Snow Day. No Podcast
April 8, 2018 "Bittersweet" Joshua 1:7-9; Proverbs 4:25-27; Philippians 3:12-14  LISTEN
April 1, 2018
EASTER
"Really, Truly, Fully Living" Mark 16:1-8  LISTEN
March 25, 2018 The Passion of Mark's Gospel Account No Audio
March 18, 2018 "Philippians 2:13"  Philippians 2:1-13; Mark 8:34-38 LISTEN
March 11, 2018 "GPS" Romans 12:1-13   LISTEN
March 4, 2108 "Surprise!" Matthew 25:31-46  LISTEN
February 25, 2018 “How Badly Do You Want It?” Mark 10:13-27 LISTEN
February 18, 2108 "Words of Love" Mark 12:28-34  LISTEN
February 11, 2018 “God is (Still) Speaking” Mark 9:2-9   LISTEN
February 4, 2018 “A Change of Heart” Hosea 2:14-20; Mark 2:14-22  LISTEN
January 28, 2018 “… and still God’s love prevails” Romans 8:28, 35, 37-39; Revelation 21:1-5
LISTEN
January 21, 2018 “Your Story - Already Written or a Collaboration?” Colossians 1:9-10, Romans 12:1-2 LISTEN
January 14, 2018 “Taking Jesus Seriously but Not Literally”  Psalm 22:1-5; John 15:5-7 LISTEN
January 7, 2018 “How is God Loving and Just When… ?”  Genesis 1:27-28; Job 1:13-22, 3:1-5, 11 LISTEN
December 31, 2017 Christmas Carol Sing No Audio
December 24, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Advent. Luke 1:26-38; Luke 1:39-55 LISTEN December 24
December 17, 2017 Lessons & Carols 2018 LISTEN December 17
December 10, 2017 “The Beginning of the Good News” Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8 LISTEN December 10
December 3, 2017 “Keep Awake! Be Alert!” Isaiah 64:1-9; Mark 13:33-37 LISTEN December 3
November 26, 2017

“The Façade Window: This is Your Church” Hebrews 2:9-13; Romans 12:9-21 (Guest speaker: Lay Leader Mike Zahn)

audio not available
November 19, 2107 "5 Kernels of Corn" 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Colossians 2:6-7 LISTEN NOVEMBER 19
November 12, 2017 “On a Day Like This… !” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Acts 16:16-26  LISTEN NOVEMBER 12
November 5, 2017 "Don't Worry! God Provides" 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; Matthew 6:25-33
LISTEN NOVEMBER 5
October 29, 2017 "Enough: Defined By Generosity" 1 Timothy 6: 17-19; Proverbs 11:23-25, 22:9 LISTEN OCTOBER 29
October 22, 2017 "Enough: Cultivating Contentment" Hebrews 13:5-6; Luke 12:15; Ecclesiastes 2:10-11 LISTEN OCTOBER 22
October 15, 2017 "Enough: Money and Wisdom" Luke 15:11-16; Proverbs 21:5, 20 LISTEN OCTOBER 15
October 8, 2017 "Enough: When Dreams Become Nightmares" 1 Timothy 6:10b; Ecclesiastes 5:10; Matthew 16:26 LISTEN OCTOBER 8
October 1, 2017 "Mission and Vision" Habakkuk 2:1-3; Philippians 4:8-9 LISTEN OCTOBER 1
September 24, 2017 “Caretakers not Owners” Genesis 1:26-28; Deuteronomy 6:4-15a  LISTEN SEPTEMBER 24
September 17, 2017 “Living God’s Mission” Luke 4:18-19; Luke 10:1-9, 16 LISTEN SEPTEMBER 17
September 10, 2017 “When Our Paths Cross” Genesis 18:1-8; Luke 14:1, 7-14a LISTEN SEPTEMBER 10 
September 3, 2017 "One Person's Theology" 2 Chronicles 1:7-12; Daniel 12:3; John 8:12 
LISTEN SEPTEMBER 3 
August 27, 2017 “Hymn & Song Theology: Here I Am, Lord” Isaiah 6:1-8  LISTEN AUGUST 27
August 20, 2017 “Before Miracles” John 6:10-15; Ephesians 3: 14-21 (Guest preacher: Rev. Charlie Strong) LISTEN AUGUST 20
August 13, 2017 "Hymn & Song Theology: Ebenezer" Ephesians 3:7-19 LISTEN AUGUST 13
August 6, 2017 "Hymn & Song Theology: God's Faithfulness" Lamentations 3:21-25; Mark 5:21-43 LISTEN AUGUST 6 
July 30, 2017 “One Life – A Parable of God’s Grace” Ephesians 2:1-10 LISTEN JULY 30
July 23, 2017 “Ready to Follow God’s Lead” Jeremiah 1:1-2, 4-8 and Luke 4:1-2 LISTEN JULY 23 
July 16, 2017 "Spectacular... ?" 1 Kings 19:4-13a 

LISTEN JULY 16 
July 9, 2017 "Now What?" Genesis 7 selected verses

 LISTEN JULY 9
July 2, 2017 "One Great Day of Singing" No Podcast
June 18, 2017 "Planning Ahead" Selections from Joshua 2-3  (Guest speaker: Grace Morris) LISTEN JUNE 18
June 11, 2017 "One Thing Needful" Luke 10:38-42 LISTEN JUNE 11
June 4, 2017 "Anointed for Service" 1 Samuel 16 LISTEN JUNE 4
May 28, 2017 "The Liberal" Isaiah 40-55 LISTEN MAY 28
May 21, 2017 "The Fundamentalists" Ezra and Nehemiah LISTEN MAY 21
May 14, 2017 "The Good Girl"  Esther; Romans 12:1-3 LISTEN MAY 14
May 7, 2017 "The Giver"  Mark 3:31-35, Ruth LISTEN MAY 7
April 30, 2017 "The Story of Squint and the Slave" Philemon, Colossians 4:1-9 LISTEN APRIL 30
April 23, 2017 "Voices of Resurrection" John 20:19-29; 21:1-19 LISTEN APRIL 23
April 16, 2017 "Voices of Easter" John 20:1-18 Due to a technical problem,
no podcast.
 April 9, 2017  "Cross-Section of Palm Sunday" Matthew 21:1-17 LISTEN APRIL 9 
April 2, 2017 "Great Is Thy Faithfulness"  Lamentations 3:19-33; John 14:1-7 LISTEN APRIL 2
March 26, 2017 "Jesus Wept"  Ps. 79; Lamentations 3:1-18; John 11:17-35 LISTEN MARCH 26
March 19, 2017 "A Season of Lament: Triumphalism"  Ps. 74:1-11, 20-23; Lamentations 2:1-7; Luke 9:51-62 LISTEN MARCH 19
March 12, 2017 "A Season of Lament: Individualism"  Ps. 60; Lamentations 1:8-16; Mark 10:35-45 LISTEN MARCH 12
 March 5, 2017 "A Season of Lament:  Why Lament?" Ps. 44:8-26; Lamentation 1:1-5; Luke 19:41-44 LISTEN MARCH 5 
February 26,
2017
Finding Joy . . . Through Forgiveness" Matthew 18:21-35; Ephesians 4:31-32 LISTEN FEBRUARY 26
February 19, 2017 Finding Joy . . . Through Giving" Isaiah 58:1-9; 2 Corinthians 9:6-12 LISTEN FEBRUARY 19
February 12, 2017 "Finding Joy .. . Through Sabbath" Isaiah 58:13-14; Mark 2:23-27 LISTEN FEBRUARY 12
February 5, 2017 "Finding Joy . . . Through Perspective" Matthew 6:25-34; Proverbs 30:7-9 LISTEN FEBRUARY 5
January 29, 2017 "I Just Know"  Galatians 1:6-12; Job 42:1-6 PODCAST JANUARY 29
January 22, 2017 "Science, Logic, Reason"  Ecclesiastes 1:12-17; Colossians 2:18-10 PODCAST JANUARY 22
January 15, 2017 "Faith of Our Fathers" Job 8:1-10; Mark 7:5-13 PODCAST JANUARY 15
 January 8, 2017  "God Said It!" Matthew 5:17-18; 2 Peter 3:14-18 PODCAST JANUARY 8
January 1, 2017 "Lottie Moon and Us" Gen. 12:1-5; Matt. 10:1-15. Mission report from Wes Ebert. PODCAST JANUARY 1
 
   
December 11, 2016 "The Christmas Story According to Luke" - Lessons and Carols Service LISTEN DECEMBER 11
     
Dec 13, 2015 Lessons & Carols 2015 (podcast only) LISTEN DEC 13