A Voice Crying Out in the Wilderness

January 13, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014 Service

Mark 1:1-11

This  Sunday Stuart began his preaching series on the Gospel of Mark in a sermon entitled: “A Voice Crying in the Wilderness”. Our text is Mark 1: 1-11 which recounts John the Baptist’s ministry in the desert at the river Jordan and Jesus own baptism at the hands of John in which he hears a Divine Voice saying: “ You are my beloved Child in whom I am well pleased!”.  This is Baptism of the Lord Sunday when we will renew our baptismal vows with a “sprinkling” of the congregation in worship. 

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The Peaceable Kingdom

January 10, 2014

Sunday, December 15, 2013 Service


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The Word Made Flesh

January 10, 2014

Sunday, December 29, 2013 Service

Isaiah 63:7-9

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The Gift of the Magi

January 6, 2014

Sunday, January 5, 2014 Service

Mathew 2:1-12

On Epiphany Sunday, the church lifts up that strange, ancient tale of the wise men who follow the star  to witness the birth of the Christ Child and offer Him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. As we consider the Gift of the Magi we will explore what could be that spiritual gift that we bring to the Christ Child on Epiphany Sunday and in this new year to come.

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Swords into Plowshares

January 3, 2014
Sunday, December 1st, 2013 Service

Isaiah 2:1-5

Swords into plowshares, lions lying down with lambs, blooming deserts, and a woman with child- what does Isaiah’s vision of the peaceable kingdom have to do with you? Everything.

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Indian Giver

November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 24th, 2013 Evening Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

Stuart preaches on the tremendous contribution that Native Americans have made to American culture at a community Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service held at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Elkin. 

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The Coming of the Cosmic Christ

November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 24th, 2013 Service

Colossians 1:11-20

Stuart’s reflects on the meaning of Reign of Christ Sunday and it's relevance to our lives today.

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Radical Gratitude

November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 17th, 2013 Service

Luke 17:11-19

This gospel text in which Jesus heals 10 lepers to find that only one returns to thank him. The title of the sermon on the week before Thanksgiving: Radical Gratitude

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Come to Me All You Who Labor and are Heavy Laden

November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 10th, 2013 Service

Matthew 11:28-30

On this Sunday the members of our congregation who have agreed to work in the pastoral care ministry of our church will be commissioned and blessed.

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Stewardship Declaration Sunday is also All Saint’s Day

November 5, 2013
Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 Service

Hebrews 11:32-40, 12:1-2

Stuart’s sermon will be a reflection of the lives of the Saints who surround the church universal & this congregation.

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Our Pastor


Rev. Stuart Taylor Stuart was called to serve as the Pastor/Head of Staff for Elkin Presbyterian Church in January of 2013. He was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina where his parents were charter members of the John Knox Presbyterian Church. He has two daughters. Rachel is finishing up at Tucson High School and her interests include active involvement in several sports, sustainable agriculture, steel drums and boys. She reads about two to three books a week as does her older sister. Lilly is a sophomore at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and is an aspiring artist, a free thinker, and a gifted writer like her mother. His daughters are the apples of his eye. Stuart enjoys a daily exercise in the gym, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, camping, reading, movies, dinner conversation, and researching his family history.

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