These sermons were delivered at First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Vernon, IL. They are offered as a resource for continuing reflection and conversations of faith. To God be the glory. Hallelujah! Amen!


TitleSubjectDelivered ByCentral PassageDate
Message: On a Mission from GodRev. Rachel HelgesonNumbers 22:22-35Sunday,
October 29, 2017
10:00 AM
Joyful JoyfulSarah and HagarRev. Lynn Neal, Guest SpeakerGenesis 16:1-16; 21:8-21Sunday,
July 23, 2017
10:00 AM
Sunday BulletinSpecial Guest from PresbyterySunday,
July 16, 2017
10:00 AM
Celebrating the PsalmsA Celebration of the PsalmsSandra BurkeJames 2:13-18; Psalms 145:8-14Sunday,
July 9, 2017
10:00 AM
Youth SundayEmily CooperProverbs 3:5-6, 1 Corinthians 10:13Sunday,
June 11, 2017
10:00 AM
Memorialo Day WeekendO God our HelpRev RachaelPsalm 68:1-10,32-35; 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11Sunday,
May 28, 2017
10:00 AM
Sixth Sunday of EAsterLive Into HopeRev Rachel HelgesonPsalm 66:8-20. 1 Peter 3:13-22Sunday,
May 21, 2017
10:00 AM
Mothering DayHis Eye is on the SparrowRev Rachel HelgesonPsalm 31:1-5, 12-19; 1 Peter 2:2-10Sunday,
May 14, 2017
10:00 AM
Graduation Recognition SundayA Shepherd will Lead ThemRev Rachel HelgesonPsalm 23, 1 Peter 2:19-35Sunday,
May 7, 2017
10:00 AM
Third Sunday of EasterAll You Need is Love! (God's Love)Rev Rachel HelgesonPsalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23Sunday,
April 30, 2017
10:00 AM
Earth SundayLiving Hope: A New CreationRev Rachel HelgesonPsalm 16, 1 Peter 1:3-9Sunday,
April 23, 2017
10:00 AM
Easter SundayHe Is RisenRev Rachel HelgesonPsalm 118:1-2, Matthew 28:1-10Sunday,
April 16, 2017
10:00 AM
Palm SundayPalm SundayRev Rachel HelgesonIsaiah 50:4-9, Matthew 21:1-11Sunday,
April 9, 2017
10:00 AM
Sunday April 2ndLazarusRev Rachel HelgesonEzekiel 37:1-14, John 11:1-45Sunday,
April 2, 2017
10:00 AM
Fourth Sunday of LentEvery Day MiraclesRev Rachel HelgesonPsalm 23, John 9:1-41Sunday,
March 26, 2017
10:00 AM
Third Sunday of Lent#HeToldMeEverythingIHaveEverDoneRev Rachel HelgesonPsalm 95, John 4:5-42Sunday,
March 19, 2017
10:00 AM
Second Sunday of LentUnknown MessageRev. Laurie FieldsPsalm 121, John 3:1-17Sunday,
March 12, 2017
10:00 AM
First Sunday of LentWhen We are TestedRev Rachel HelgesonPsalm 32, Matthew 4:1-11Sunday,
March 5, 2017
10:00 AM
Transfiguration of the Lord SundayTransformed! Transfigured!Rev Rachel HelgesonExodus 24:12-18, Matthew 17:1-9Sunday,
February 26, 2017
10:00 AM
7th Sunday in Ordinary TimeUnknownReverend Christopher WilliamsLeviticus 19:1-2, 9-18, Matthew 5:38-48Sunday,
February 19, 2017
10:00 AM
6th Sunday in Ordinary TimeForgivness, Love, Mercy and GraceRev RachaelDeuteronomy 30:15-20, Matthew 5:21-37Sunday,
February 12, 2017
10:00 AM
Sermon: Forgiveness, Love, Mercy, and GraceRev. Rachel HelgesonMatthew 5:21-37Sunday,
February 12, 2017
10:00 AM
Sermon: This Little Light of MineRev. Rachel HelgesonMatthew 5:13-20Sunday,
February 5, 2017
10:00 AM
Fourth Sunday after EpiphanyThe Be - AttitudesRev RachaelMicah 6:1-8; Matthew 5:1-12Sunday,
January 29, 2017
10:00 AM
Third Sunday after EpiphanyWill You Come and Follow Me?Rev RachaelIsaiah 9:1--4; Matthew 4:12-23Sunday,
January 22, 2017
10:00 AM
Sermon: Wade in the WaterRev. Rachel HelgesonMatthew 3:15-17Sunday,
January 15, 2017
10:00 AM
Baptism of the Lord SundayWade in the WaterRev RachaelIsaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 3:15-17Sunday,
January 15, 2017
10:00 AM
Epiphany SundayThe Fourth Gift of the MagiRev RachelIsaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12Sunday,
January 8, 2017
10:00 AM