Sermons

Pastor Douglas J. Groen A sense of faithfulness begins with the choices and commitments we make in life. Our Pastor exemplifies for our spiritual community the calling and leadership by being with us and among us for almost twenty years. He knows his people as one who has shepherded people in diverse settings often providing spiritual care to those in crisis experiencing trauma, grief and loss. Following college and seminary training in the Midwest, he volunteered to become a U.S. Army Chaplain during the Vietnam era serving overseas in combat with an infantry division. Other tours followed in Korea with another infantry division and joint command. He culminated his career in a major command position managing all Army Chaplain medical assets in the U.S. and overseas. The wisdom he gleamed from these tours he transferred to his peers. In becoming one of the founding fathers for a residency training program for Army Chaplains, he has trained active duty chaplains and civilian clergy. During these years he has established and accredited four training centers within the Army, the last being at South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio. His specialty areas of study include theology, adult education, religious education, Clinical Pastoral Education and marriage and family therapy. Our Pastor, with his wife, are the parents of two daughters and four grandsons living in Texas and Ohio. His wife continues to serve as the pipe organist for one of the religious communities in San Antonio, Texas.


TitleSubjectDelivered ByCentral PassageTypeDate
8 July 2018UnexpectedPastor Will Bearden and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 6Sunday,
July 8, 2018
10:00 AM
1 July 2018UntouchablesPastor Will Bearden and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 5Sunday,
July 1, 2018
10:00 AM
24 June 2018God EquipsPastor Will Bearden and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 4Sunday,
June 24, 2018
10:00 AM
10 June Sunday ServicePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
June 10, 2018
10:00 AM
3 June 2018 Sunday ServicePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
June 3, 2018
10:00 AM
27 May 2018 Sunday ServicePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
May 27, 2018
10:00 AM
20 May 2018 Sunday ServicePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
May 20, 2018
10:00 AM
13 May 2018 Sunday ServicePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
May 13, 2018
10:00 AM
6 May 2018 Sunday ServicePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
May 6, 2018
10:00 AM
29 April 2018 Sunday ServicePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
April 29, 2018
10:00 AM
22 April 2018 Sunday ServicePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
April 22, 2018
10:00 AM
15 April 2018 Sunday ServicePastor Will Bearden and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
April 15, 2018
10:00 AM
8 April 2018 Worship ServiceThe Testimony of BelieversPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 20Sunday,
April 8, 2018
10:00 AM
Easter SundayWho Will Roll Away the Stone?Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 16Sunday,
April 1, 2018
10:00 AM
Palm SundayPassionPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 14Sunday,
March 25, 2018
10:00 AM
ScalePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 12: 20-33Sunday,
March 18, 2018
10:00 AM
The Romanticized Memory of the PastThe Romanticized Memory of the PastPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 3Sunday,
March 11, 2018
10:00 AM
Rules for LifeRules for LifePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 2Sunday,
March 4, 2018
10:00 AM
We the Covenant PeopleWe the Covenant PeoplePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 8Sunday,
February 25, 2018
10:00 AM
Ash ServiceAsh ServicePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 1Sunday,
February 18, 2018
10:00 AM
The Chariots of Israel and Its HorsemenThe Chariots of Israel and Its HorsemenPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 9Sunday,
February 11, 2018
10:00 AM
Worship Service 31 December 2017 RememberanceThe Revealing of Jesus’ IdentityPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton Accompanist Luke 2:22-40Sunday,
December 31, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 24 December 2017 Christmas Eve 2nd ServiceChristmas Eve Pastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 1:1-4N/ASunday,
December 24, 2017
5:30 PM
Worship Service 24 December 2017 Christmas Eve 1st ServiceWe Love The Manger Scene on Christmas EvePastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistLUKE 2:1-14N/ASunday,
December 24, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 17 December 2017 Bowles Baptism/MembershipRejoice, Pray and Give ThanksPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistIsaiah 61:1-4, 8-11N/ASunday,
December 17, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 10 December 2017Shepherds LeadPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistIsaiah 40:1-11N/ASunday,
December 10, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 3 December 2017False and True ShepherdsPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistEzekiel 34:1-24Sunday,
December 3, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service Hanging of the GreensHanging of the Greens ServicePastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 25:31-46Sunday,
November 26, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 19 November 2017Nine Hundred Iron Chariots & The ProphetessPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistJudges 4:1-7Sunday,
November 19, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 12 November 2017 The Importance of Daily ChoicesPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistJoshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 Sunday,
November 12, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 5 November 2017Fulfilling the PromisePastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistJoshua 3:7-17Sunday,
November 5, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 29 October 2017The Rest of the StoryPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistDeuteronomy 34:1 -12N/ASunday,
October 29, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 29 October 2017The Rest of the StoryPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 22:34-46N/ASunday,
October 29, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 22 October 2017Passing from Alienation to RestorationPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistExodus 33:12-23Sunday,
October 22, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 15 October 2017The Changing Mind of GodPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistExodus 32:1-14Sunday,
October 15, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 8 October 2017The Self-Defining Holy CommunityPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 21:33-46Sunday,
October 8, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 1 October 2017The Vineyards Jerry Price and Lavern Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 20:1-16Sunday,
October 1, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 24 September 2017Baptism-A Life and Death MatterPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistExodus 14:19-31Sunday,
September 24, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 17 September 2017Let My People GoPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistEXODUS 12:1-14Sunday,
September 17, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 10 September 2017The Special Agent of GodPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistExodus 3:1-15Sunday,
September 10, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 13 August 2017Joseph Has Two Dreams and Joseph Is Sold by His BrothersPastor Will Bearden and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistGenesis 37:1-4, 12-28Sunday,
August 13, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 6 August 2017Jacob Wrestles With GodPastor Will Bearden and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistGenesis 32:22-31N/ASunday,
August 6, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 30 July 2017 God Saving Interaction with His PeaoplePastor Will Bearden and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistGenesis 29:15-28Sunday,
July 30, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 23 July 2017 God’s Saving Interaction With His PeoplePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistGenesis 28:10-19aSunday,
July 23, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 16 Junly 2017 Sold, One Birthright!Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistGenesis 25:19-34; Sunday,
July 16, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 9 Junly 2017 The Blessing of the FamilyPastMatthew 11:16-19, 25-30Sunday,
July 9, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 25 June 2017Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 10:24-39Sunday,
June 25, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 11 Junel 2017 Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 28:16-20Sunday,
June 11, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 30 April 2017 What Does Easter Mean?Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 24:13-35Sunday,
April 30, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 23 April 2017Believing Is SeeingPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 20:19-31Sunday,
April 23, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 16 April 2017 EasterThe Comforting Presence of The Risen ChristPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton and Sara Koenig AccompanistJohn 20:1-18Sunday,
April 16, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 19 March 2017A Woman, A Well, The WaterPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 4:5-42N/ASunday,
March 19, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 12 March 2017The No- Risk RelationshipPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistGenesis 12: 1-4N/ASunday,
March 12, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 5 Marchy 2017TemptationPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 4:1-11 Sunday,
March 5, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 26 February 2017The TransfigurationPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 17:1-9Sunday,
February 26, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 19 February 2017Loving as Christ Does!Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 5:38-48N/ASunday,
February 19, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 12 February 2017The Crossroads of LifePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 5:21-37Sunday,
February 12, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 29 January 2017To Be Blessed Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 5:1-12N/ASunday,
January 29, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 24 December 2017 Christmas Eve 2nd ServiceChristmas Eve Pastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 1:1-4   N/ATuesday,
January 24, 2017
5:30 PM
Worship Service 22 January 2017Life Under The Reign of GodPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 4:12-23Sunday,
January 22, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 15 January 2017Being Drawn Up from the Desolate PitPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 1:29-42N/ASunday,
January 15, 2017
10:00 AM
Worship Service 8 January 2017The World In Which We LivePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton Accompanist Matthew 2:13-23Sunday,
January 8, 2017
10:00 AM
Laity Worship Service on October 09, 2016Why Don't My Prayers Get AnsweredJerry Price and Sarah McSweeney AccompanistLuke 17:11-19Sunday,
October 9, 2016
10:00 AM
Sermon - 2 October 2016How Much Faith Does It Take?Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 17:5-10Sunday,
October 2, 2016
10:00 AM
Worship Service on September 25, 2016Take Hold of Eternal LifePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 16:19-31Sunday,
September 25, 2016
10:00 AM
Worship Service on September 18, 2016Readiness for the KingdomPastor Doug Groen and Sarah McSweeney AccompanistLuke 16:1-13Sunday,
September 18, 2016
10:00 AM
9/11 ServiceIn God We TrustPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 15:1-10Sunday,
September 11, 2016
10:00 AM
9 / 11 Worship ServiceIn God We TrustPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 15:1-10Sunday,
September 11, 2016
10:00 AM
The Cost of Being a DiscipleBeing Able To FinishPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 14:25-33Sunday,
September 4, 2016
10:00 AM
Sunday 28 August 2016 Teen ChalengeEntry Into the KingdomPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 14:1 , 7-14N/ASunday,
August 28, 2016
10:00 AM
God's Promise of LiberationGod's Promise of LiberationPaster Doug GroenLUKE 13:10-17Sunday,
August 21, 2016
10:00 AM
Parable of the Good SamaritanPaster Doug GroenLuke 10:25-37Sunday,
July 10, 2016
10:00 AM
By the Power of the Holy SpiritBy the Power of the Holy SpiritPaster Doug GroenJohn 14:8-17, 25-27 Sunday,
May 15, 2016
10:00 AM
The Strongest Force in the WorldThe Strongest Force in the WorldPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 10:11-18Sunday,
April 26, 2015
10:00 AM
Touch Me And SeeTouch Me And SeePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 24:36b-48Sunday,
April 19, 2015
10:00 AM
Chldrens ChoirChildrens Choir "I want To Be Like Jesus"Sunday,
April 12, 2015
10:30 AM
The Perception of ThomasThe Perception of ThomasPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 20:19-31Sunday,
April 12, 2015
10:00 AM
Witnessing To New LifeWitnessing To New LifePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJOHN 20:1-18Sunday,
April 5, 2015
10:00 AM
How Wide is God's Grace?How Wide is God's Grace?Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 1:14-20Sunday,
January 25, 2015
10:00 AM
God's CallingGod's CallingPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 1:43-51Sunday,
January 18, 2015
10:00 AM
What Is God Creating?What Is God Creating?Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMARK 1:4-11Sunday,
January 11, 2015
10:00 AM
Peace WithinPeace WithinPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 1:1-18Sunday,
January 4, 2015
10:00 AM
All Will Be Well!All Will Be Well!Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 2:22-40Sunday,
December 28, 2014
10:00 AM
Restored By LoveRestored By LovePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 2:1-20Sunday,
December 21, 2014
10:00 AM
Restoration by JoyRestoration by JoyPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 1:6-8, 19-28Sunday,
December 14, 2014
10:00 AM
Hanging of the Greens ServiceHanging of the Greens ServiceMembers of the congregationMark 1:1-8Sunday,
December 7, 2014
10:00 AM