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From Rev. Diane R. Ford (and friends)

Rev. Diane R. Ford
Rev. Diane R. Ford

Audio versions of past sermons are available here.


Sunday Worship: 10:00 AM —– synchronous via Zoom and in person

January 16, 2022 – “Living Beyond Ourselves” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:4-10

 

January 9, 2022 – “Traveling Buddies” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12

 

January 2, 2022 – “New Year, New Us” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Romans 12

 


December 26 – Christmastide – Synod of the Northeast

There was NO service at LPC.  Instead, our worship service is provided by the Synod of the Northeast in a prerecorded online video.
The video is now available  here on our website with music and a special message.

 

December 24, 2021 – Christmas Eve Service – Rev. Diane R. Ford
What’s In the Package? Mary Did You Know
Scripture: Luke 2:8-14; Luke 2:15-20
Candle light service

 

December 19, 2021 – “Faith & Fuel for the Journey: Part 4 – The Cosmic Picture” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: John 1:1-5, 14

 

December 12, 2021 – “Faith & Fuel for the Journey: Part 3 –
– What Was Mary’s Priority?” – Rev. Diane R. Ford

Scripture: Luke 1:26-55

 

December 5, 2021 –  “Faith & Fuel for the Journey: Part 2 –
– Guarding Our Hearts and Minds”- Rev. Diane R. Ford

Scripture: Malachi 3:16-18; Luke 15:17-24

 

November 28, 2021 – “Faith & Fuel for the Journey” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Luke 21:25-36

 

November 21, 2021 – “Our Loaves and Fishes to Feed” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: John 6:1-13

 

November 14, 2021 – “How Much is Too Much or Too Little” – Rev Diane R. Ford
Scripture: 2nd Corinthians 8:1-7, 13-15

 

November 7, 2021 – “Stewardship of the Heart” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Geneses 45

 

October 31, 2021 – “Stewardship of So Many Facets of LPC” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Revelation Chapter 21

 

October 24, 2021 – “Stewardship of the Planet” – Rev. Diane R. Ford  
Scripture: Genesis 2:15; Romans 8:19-23

 

October 17, 2021 – “Stewardship of Enthusiasm & Passion” – Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Deuteronomy 6:5; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Matthew 6:21 

 

October 10, 2021 – “Stewardship of Material Possessions” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Mark 10:17-31

 

October 3, 2021 – “Have in Mind the Concerns of God” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Mark 8:27-38 

 

September 26, 2021 – “Quality Time in Prayer” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Proverbs 8; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50   

 

September 19, 2021 – “Compare and Compete: A Very Dim Road” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture:  Proverbs 1:20-33; Proverbs 31:10-31; Mark 9:30-37 

 

September 12, 2021 – “Where’s Wisdom” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Proverbs 1:20-33; Mark 8:27-38

 

September 5, 2021 – “The Temptation of Favoritism” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: James 1:17-27, James 2:1-3, 8

 

August 29, 2021 – “From Without, From Within” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Mark 7:1-3, 6-8, 14-23

 

August 22, 2021 – “The Armor of God” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-20

 

August 15, 2021 – “Thy Word is a Lamp to My Feet” Pastor Dale Selover
Scripture: Psalm 119:10

 

August 8, 2021 – “Jesus, the Bread of Life ” – Pastor Dale Selover
Scripture: John 6:35, 41-51

Pastor Dale Selover has served as a parish pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for over thirty years. She currently serves as the Director of The House Next Door, a spiritual formation center, where she provides individual and group direction and leads retreats. Pastor Dale is also the Pastor to the Pastors for Central Presbytery.

 

August 1, 2021 – “But They Need Me” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

 

July 25, 2021 – “Dance Like No One is Watching” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12-19

 

July 18, 2021 – “Following Jesus for the Long Haul” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 

 

July 11, 2021 – “How the Mighty Have Fallen” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27   

 

July 4, 2021 – “The Path of Goliath Versus the Path of David” – Rev. Diane R. Ford 
Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:32-49

 

June 27, 2021 –  “So Many Choices… So Little Faith” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:35 – 16:13

 

June 20, 2021 –  “Tree of Life” – Rev. Trisha Sheffield, PhD
Scripture: Mark 4:26-34 
This Sunday Pastor Diane returns after being away last weekend. The service focuses on the parable of the mustard seed, with a sermon by Rev. Trisha Sheffield, PhD, minister at Middletown Reformed Church.

 

June 13, 2021 –  “Faith Over Fear – Following Jesus Through the Storm” – Pastor Jason Tucker
Scripture: Psalm 34:4, Joshua 1:9, 2 Timothy 1:6-7                             

This Sunday Pastor Jason Tucker from Tower Hill Church will be our guest preacher as Pastor Diane has the day off.

 

June 6, 2021 – “Trusting and Clinging” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: 1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20, 11:14-15   

 

May 30, 2021 – “How Big Is Your God” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8

 

May 23, 2021 – “A Spiritual Revival” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:26-27; John 14:15-17; Romans 5:5b; 1 Corinthians 2:13-14

 

May 16, 2021 – “Protected From and For What?” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: John 17:6-19    

 

May 9, 2021 – “Squeaky, Stuck and Needing Oil: The Tin Church and Oily Spirit”
– Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Acts 10:44-48

 

May 2, 2021 – “Wild Vines and Pruning Shears” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: John 15:1-8 

 

April 25, 2021 – “Love, Friendship, and being ‘Missional’ ” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 22:36-40; I John 2:1-6: Matthew 28:16-20

 

April 18, 2021 – “Questions, Wonderments and Doubts”  – Rev., Diane R. Ford
Scripture: John 20:21-31

 

April 11, 2021  – “The Skill and Practice of Forgiveness” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: John 20:19-23 

 

Easter – April 4, 2021 – “Again & Again: The Sun Rises” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Mark 16:1-8

 

March 28, 2021 – “Again & Again: We Draw on Courage” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: John 12:1-19

 

March 21, 2021 – “Again & Again: We Are Reformed” –  Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture:  John 12:20-33; Jeremiah 31:31-34   

 

March 14, 2021 – “Again & Again: God Loves First” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: John 3:14-21; Ephesians 2:1-10

 

March 7, 2021 – “Again & Again: We Are Shown the Way” – Rev. Diane R. Ford 
Scripture: John 2:13-22      

 

February 28, 2021 – “Again & Again: We Are Called to Listen” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Mark 8:31- 9:8   

 

February 21, 2021 – “God Meets Us” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Mark 1:9-15; Genesis 9:8-17

 

February 14, 2021 – “Tough Messages from Prophets – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture – 2 Kings 2:1-15

 

February 7, 2021 – “Jesus our Tutor” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: 1 Cor. 9:16,19b, 20-23; Mark 1:35-39

 

January 31, 2021 – “What Does True Authority Look Like?” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Mark 1:21-28 

 

January 24, 2021 – “With Clear Eyes” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Psalm 62:5-12; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 

 

January 17, 2021 – “Healing” – Rev. Elizabeth B. Congdon
Scripture: Psalms 107: 19-21

Retired Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Trenton

 

January 10, 2021 – “Letting Go to Let It Rise” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11
— see also April 5, 2020, early in the pandemic (below)

 

January 3, 2021 – “Guidance for 2021” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12

 

December 27, 2020 – “Rain Shower of Scripture & Carols” – Rev. Diane R. Ford

 

December 20, 2020 – “Giving Yourself for God’s Work” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38
Fourth Sunday in Advent

 

December 13, 2020 – “Light That Cuts Like a Knife” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Luke 1:46-55
Third Sunday in Advent

 

December 6, 2020 – “Illuminator” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Isaiah 40:1-11: Mark 1:1-8
Second Sunday in Advent

 

November 29, 2020 – “Illumination” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Isaiah 64:1-9; Mark 13:31-37
First Sunday in Advent

 

November 22, 2020 – “What They Did and Didn’t Do” – Rev. Diane r. ford
Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46

 

November 15, 2020 – “For The Least of These” – Rev. Diane R. ford
Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30

 

November 8, 2020 – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13

 

November 1, 2020 – “All Saints Day” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12; Revelation 7:9-17

 

October 25, 2020 – “Giving Ourselves in Difficult Times” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Luke 21:1-4

 

October 18, 2020 – ”   Trapping Jesus with Religion and Politics ” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 17:15-22

 

October 11, 2020 – “World Mental Health Sunday” – Dianna Rose and Jay Yudof
Scripture: Matthew 25:40-46      

 

October 4, 2020 – “Labor of Love” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 21:33-46

 

September 27, 2020 – “Discipleship in Disruption” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 21:23-32

 

September 20, 2020 – “The Scandalous Generosity of God” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 21:23-32

 

September 13, 2020 – “Forgiving and Forgiving” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture:  Matthew 18:21-35

 

September 6, 2020 – “All Is One” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 18:15-20

 

August 30, 2020 – “Together We Are Stronger” – Rev. Diane r. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 16:21-28

 

August 23, 2020 – “The Lord’s Purpose for Me” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Psalm 138

 

August 16, 2020 – “Powers that Crumble” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Psalm 105:1-6, 23-38, 43-45

 

August 9, 2020 – “What is Faith?” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33

 

August 2, 2020 – “Hosting While Grieving” – Rev, Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 14:13-21

 

July 26, 2020 – “The Kingdom of God is Like” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

 

July 19, 2020 – “Wheat and Weeds” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 13:24-30

 

July 12, 2020 – “Casting Off  Chains” – Rev. Alan Olson
Scripture: Acts 16:16-34

 

July 5, 2020 – “Unsettling Dreams” – Rev. Alan Olson
Scripture: Acts 10:1-16

 

June 28, 2020 – “You’ve Got to Be Carefully Taught” – Rev. Alan Olson
Scripture: Acts 8:26-40 (Ethiopian Eunuch)  

 

June 21, 2020 – “Building Community Resilience” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Acts 2:42-47

 

June 14, 2020 – “My Dust is Better Than Somebody Else’s dust” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 9:35 – 10:1, 5 – 8, 11 – 15

 

June 7, 2020 – “The Same, Only Bigger” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Psalm 8; 2 Cor. 13:11-13

 

May 31, 2020 – “In-a My Heart” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Ezekiel 36:26-27, John 14:15-17, Romans 5:5b;
1 Corinthians 2:13-14, 2 Corinthians 3:18, 2 Corinthians 3:6 

 

May 24, 2020 – “Wise Words for Any Community – Part 2” – Rev. Diane R. Ford  
Scripture: Matthew 7:24-27

 

May 17, 2020 – “Wise Words for Any Community ” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Romans 12:9-17

 

May 10, 2020 – “Restoring Our Altars” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Acts 17:22-31; John 14:15-17

 

May 3, 2020 – “Wake-Up Call for Christ’s Flock” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Psalm 23;  John 10:1-10
Communion

 

April 26, 2020 – “The Road to Emmaus” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Luke 24:13-35

 

April 19, 2020 – “Ego, Money and Help” – Youth Sunday
Scripture: Proverb 16:18, Mark 12:41-44; Deuteronomy 15:11, Matthew 5:42

 

April 12, 2020 – “Christ is Risen and Within” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Easter: Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:20-45

 

April 5, 2020 – “The Lord’s Supper Online: Holiness of the Ordinary” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Palm Sunday: Scripture: Philippians 2:1-11

 

March 29, 2020 – “In the Wilderness: Compassion and Companions” – Rev. Diane R. Ford Scripture: John 11

 

March 22, 2020 – “Jesus and the Blind Man” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: John 9

 

March 15, 2020 – “In the Wilderness: Being Known” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: John 4:4-42 (The Woman at the Well)

 

March 8, 2020 – “In the Wilderness: Spiritual, Not Religious” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture:  Genesis 11:27-12:5; John 3:1-17

 

March 1, 2020 – “Water to the Wilderness” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Matthew 4:1-11

Water - Jumping Brook

 

February 23, 2020 – “We’re All in this Together” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture:  Isaiah 55:1-3a; Acts 27-28:6

 

February 16, 2020 – “Salty Fishers of People” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Psalm 84; Matthew 5:13-20

 

February 9, 2020 – “Be a Blessing” Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12

 

February 2, 2020 – “Are we in trouble, or off the hook?” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Psalm 119:1-8,; Matthew 5:21-37

 

January 26, 2020 – “Using All We Got: Civil Dialogue” Rev. Diane r. Ford
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12, 17-23

 

January 19, 2020 – “John the Baptist” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Psalm 40:1-11; John 1:29-40

 

January 12, 2020 – “Our Faithful God” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Psalm 27:1:3-6, 10-14; 1 Peter 1:3-7

 

January 5, 2020 – “No Longer Tossed” – Rev. Diane R. Ford
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-16

 


 

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