The Great Procession

October 31, 2021 – As we celebrate All Saints’ Day, we remember and honor the long stream of people who have gone before us – some recently and some in the distant past. Many have participated in building and making possible this worshiping community and many have been encouragers and shapers of our own journeys. Let us remember and give thanks for the lives of the saints.

Scripture: Isaiah 25:6-9

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
The Great Procession
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A Great Comfort

October 24, 2021 – Frances Ringenberg preaches the reading this Sunday from Hebrews and offers insight for exploring this important dimension of our spiritual walk.

Frances shares a quote from Elizabeth O’Connor – We are never diminished by our confession. Quite the opposite. We have the feeling of having expanded a little bit, and actually, this is what happens. We come into possession of more of ourselves, and so have more of ourselves to bring…

Scripture: Hebrews 4:12-16

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
A Great Comfort
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Present Tense Jesus

October 17, 2021 – David Boshart, President of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary comes as our preacher this Sunday. David explores the vivid scene of Jesus rising up in the temple and proclaiming the powerful words of the prophet Isaiah. First, there was praise for Jesus and then fury. What is our response to the words of Jesus? How is the prophecy fulfilled in our midst?

Scripture: Luke 4:14-30

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Present Tense Jesus
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Following Jesus Across Barriers

October 3, 2021 – The gospel of Jesus Christ reaches across boundaries of race, class, economics, and politics. Following Jesus across barriers is the theme of the July 2022 Mennonite World Conference to be held in Indonesia. Mennonite World Conference president Nelson Kraybill shares about how and why the conference is working at crossing these boundaries.

Scripture: Ephesians 2:11-20

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Following Jesus Across Barriers
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Becoming a Welcoming Space

September 26, 2021 – Adult Sunday school on the topic of becoming a welcoming space. Led by Pastor Frances Ringenberg.

Sunday School
Sunday School
Becoming a Welcoming Space
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Living Water

September 26, 2021 – The Feast of Tabernacles (also known as Feast of Booths or Sukkot) is being celebrated in Jewish communities around the world. Jesus used this ancient festival to again proclaim the deep truth of his identity and mission. Along with many festival participants we also meet outside this Sunday. Come and hear the proclamation Jesus offers!

Scripture: John 7:37-44

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
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Abide In Me

September 19, 2021 – As Jesus concludes his teaching on, “I am the Bread of Life”, many people left him; undoubtedly some strutted away haughtily, some jeering and maybe many sighed regretfully, hopes dashed. Others slipped away quietly, embarrassed to be leaving. Jesus asked the disciples, “Are you going to leave me too?” Peter makes a response…

Scripture: John 6:56-69

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Abide In Me
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My Body is the Bread of Life

September 12, 2021 – Back to Bread! This Sunday returns us to the John 6 discourse as Jesus takes “I Am the Bread of Life” to an even deeper level for the gathered crowd and for us.

Scripture: John 6:51-58

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Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
My Body is the Bread of Life
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One Woman’s Journey

September 5, 2021 – This Sunday’s faith story comes from Joyce Kuntz who will share her beginnings and how she came to FMC with God’s gifts for her and His directions for her life.

Scripture: Psalms 37:3-7a

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
One Woman's Journey
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Leading by Being Led

August 29, 2021 – A faith story from Erv Boschmann takes us deep into history and to a story of faith stretching back to the beginnings of immigration from Russia.

Scripture: Matthew 25:40; Philippians 2:3-5

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Leading by Being Led
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