Sermons

A sense of faithfulness begins with the choices and commitments we make in life. Our Pastor, Douglas J. Groen, exemplifies the faithfulness and commitment for our spiritual community. He was called and has led our congregation for twenty-five years. He knows his people having shepherded and provided spiritual care to them through crises of 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. He served overseas in combat with the Ninth Infantry Division, followed by tours in Korea with the Second Infantry Division and The Combined Field Army, a joint command. He completed his career in a major command position managing all Army Chaplain medical assets in the U.S. and overseas. The wisdom he gleaned from these tours benefited his peers. As one of the founding fathers for a residency training program for Army Chaplains, he trained active duty chaplains and civilian clergy. During these years he established and accredited four training centers within the Army, the last 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 and his wife are the parents of two daughters and four grandsons living in Texas and Ohio. His wife serves as the pipe organist for one of the religious communities, Main Posst Chapel,  in San Antonio, Texas


TitleSubjectDelivered ByCentral PassageTypeDate

Why Me Lord

Laity SundayGreg Norris, Russell Stroud, Bev Binford, Ben Morris, Donna NorrisMatthew 25:34-46Sunday,
October 11, 2020

The Interpretation of Dreams

Thirteenth Sunday after PentecostPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistGenesis 40:1-23Monday,
August 24, 2020

Perpetuating Your Bloodline

Pastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonGenesis 38:1-5a, 13-26Monday,
August 10, 2020
7:00 AM

August 2 Sermon

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August 7, 2020
10:45 AM

Wrestling in Life with God

Pastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonGenesis 32:22-32Sunday,
July 26, 2020

Discovering Sacredness as Disclosed abd tgeb

Pastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonGenesis 28:10-19Sunday,
July 19, 2020
10:00 AM

The Passing of the Birthright

Pastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonGenesis 25:19-34Sunday,
July 12, 2020

Sermon Jully 5

Divine MatchmakingPastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonTuesday,
July 7, 2020

The Laughable Selection of Saul

Pastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonActs 9:1-22Sunday,
June 21, 2020
10:00 AM

Laughter,,

Pastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonSunday,
June 14, 2020

The Reality of God

Pastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonActs 17:21-31Sunday,
June 7, 2020
10:00 AM

The Gift of Restraint

Pastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonActs 16:16-34Monday,
June 1, 2020

Worship Service May 24, 2020

Stephen's Rite of PassagePastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton, Greg NorrisJohn 14:1-14Sunday,
May 24, 2020
10:00 AM

Return to Worship May 17

New Life by ChristPastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonJohn 11: 1-53Sunday,
May 17, 2020
2:00 PM

Worship Service September 29, 2019

The Source of Our SecurityMike MessengerJeremiah 8:18-9:1Sunday,
September 29, 2019

Worship Service October 14, 2018

21st Sunday After PentecostPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 10:17-31Sunday,
October 14, 2018
10:00 AM

Worship Service 7 September 2018

Parable or True Story – Dr. Jerry PriceDr. Jerry Price and Laverne WigintonLuke 16:19-31Sunday,
October 7, 2018
10:00 AM

Worship Service 30 September 2018

Be at Peace with One AnotherPastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonMark 9:38-50Sunday,
September 30, 2018
10:00 AM

Worship Service 23 September 2018

Features of DiscipleshipPastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonMark 9:30-37Sunday,
September 23, 2018
10:00 AM

Worship Service 16 September 2018

Pastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonMark 8:27-38Sunday,
September 16, 2018
10:00 AM

Worship Service 2 September 2018

A Resurrection from FatalismPastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonMark 7:14-16 Sunday,
September 2, 2018
10:00 AM

Worship Service 26 August 2018

Pastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonJohn 6:56-69Sunday,
August 26, 2018
10:00 AM

Worship Service August 19 2018

Pastor Doug Groen and Laverne WigintonJohn 6:51-58Sunday,
August 19, 2018
10:00 AM

Worship Service 29 July 2018

Pastor Doug Groen and Sarah McSweeney Accompanist2 Samuel 11:1-5Sunday,
July 29, 2018
10:00 AM

Worship Service 15 July 2018

Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 6:14-29Sunday,
July 15, 2018
10:00 AM

8 July 2018

UnexpectedPastor Will Bearden and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 6Sunday,
July 8, 2018
10:00 AM

1 July 2018

UntouchablesPastor Will Bearden and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 5Sunday,
July 1, 2018
10:00 AM

24 June 2018

God EquipsPastor Will Bearden and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 4Sunday,
June 24, 2018
10:00 AM

10 June Sunday Service

Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
June 10, 2018
10:00 AM

3 June 2018 Sunday Service

Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
June 3, 2018
10:00 AM

27 May 2018 Sunday Service

Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
May 27, 2018
10:00 AM

20 May 2018 Sunday Service

Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
May 20, 2018
10:00 AM

13 May 2018 Sunday Service

Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
May 13, 2018
10:00 AM

6 May 2018 Sunday Service

Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
May 6, 2018
10:00 AM

29 April 2018 Sunday Service

Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
April 29, 2018
10:00 AM

22 April 2018 Sunday Service

Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
April 22, 2018
10:00 AM

15 April 2018 Sunday Service

Pastor Will Bearden and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistSunday,
April 15, 2018
10:00 AM

8 April 2018 Worship Service

The Testimony of BelieversPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 20Sunday,
April 8, 2018
10:00 AM

Easter Sunday

Who Will Roll Away the Stone?Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 16Sunday,
April 1, 2018
10:00 AM

Palm Sunday

PassionPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 14Sunday,
March 25, 2018
10:00 AM

Scale

Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 12: 20-33Sunday,
March 18, 2018
10:00 AM

The Romanticized Memory of the Past

The Romanticized Memory of the PastPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 3Sunday,
March 11, 2018
10:00 AM

Rules for Life

Rules for LifePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 2Sunday,
March 4, 2018
10:00 AM

We the Covenant People

We the Covenant PeoplePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 8Sunday,
February 25, 2018
10:00 AM

Ash Service

Ash ServicePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 1Sunday,
February 18, 2018
10:00 AM

The Chariots of Israel and Its Horsemen

The Chariots of Israel and Its HorsemenPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMark 9Sunday,
February 11, 2018
10:00 AM

Worship Service 31 December 2017 Rememberance

The 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 Service

Christmas Eve Pastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 1:1-4Sunday,
December 24, 2017
5:30 PM

Worship Service 24 December 2017 Christmas Eve 1st Service

We Love The Manger Scene on Christmas EvePastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistLUKE 2:1-14Sunday,
December 24, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 17 December 2017 Bowles Baptism/Membership

Rejoice, Pray and Give ThanksPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistIsaiah 61:1-4, 8-11Sunday,
December 17, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 10 December 2017

Shepherds LeadPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistIsaiah 40:1-11Sunday,
December 10, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 3 December 2017

False and True ShepherdsPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistEzekiel 34:1-24Sunday,
December 3, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service Hanging of the Greens

Hanging of the Greens ServicePastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 25:31-46Sunday,
November 26, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 19 November 2017

Nine 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 2017

Fulfilling the PromisePastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistJoshua 3:7-17Sunday,
November 5, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 29 October 2017

The Rest of the StoryPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistDeuteronomy 34:1 -12Sunday,
October 29, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 29 October 2017

The Rest of the StoryPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 22:34-46Sunday,
October 29, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 22 October 2017

Passing from Alienation to RestorationPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistExodus 33:12-23Sunday,
October 22, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 15 October 2017

The Changing Mind of GodPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistExodus 32:1-14Sunday,
October 15, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 8 October 2017

The Self-Defining Holy CommunityPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 21:33-46Sunday,
October 8, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 1 October 2017

The Vineyards Jerry Price and Lavern Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 20:1-16Sunday,
October 1, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 24 September 2017

Baptism-A Life and Death MatterPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistExodus 14:19-31Sunday,
September 24, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 17 September 2017

Let My People GoPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistEXODUS 12:1-14Sunday,
September 17, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 10 September 2017

The Special Agent of GodPastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistExodus 3:1-15Sunday,
September 10, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 13 August 2017

Joseph 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 2017

Jacob Wrestles With GodPastor Will Bearden and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistGenesis 32:22-31Sunday,
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 2017

Pastor 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 2017

Believing Is SeeingPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 20:19-31Sunday,
April 23, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 16 April 2017 Easter

The 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 2017

A Woman, A Well, The WaterPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 4:5-42Sunday,
March 19, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 12 March 2017

The No- Risk RelationshipPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistGenesis 12: 1-4Sunday,
March 12, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 5 Marchy 2017

TemptationPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 4:1-11 Sunday,
March 5, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 26 February 2017

The TransfigurationPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 17:1-9Sunday,
February 26, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 19 February 2017

Loving as Christ Does!Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 5:38-48Sunday,
February 19, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 12 February 2017

The Crossroads of LifePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 5:21-37Sunday,
February 12, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 29 January 2017

To Be Blessed Pastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 5:1-12Sunday,
January 29, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 24 December 2017 Christmas Eve 2nd Service

Christmas Eve Pastor Doug Groen and Laverne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 1:1-4   Tuesday,
January 24, 2017
5:30 PM

Worship Service 22 January 2017

Life Under The Reign of GodPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistMatthew 4:12-23Sunday,
January 22, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 15 January 2017

Being Drawn Up from the Desolate PitPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 1:29-42Sunday,
January 15, 2017
10:00 AM

Worship Service 8 January 2017

The 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, 2016

Why Don't My Prayers Get AnsweredJerry Price and Sarah McSweeney AccompanistLuke 17:11-19Sunday,
October 9, 2016
10:00 AM

Sermon - 2 October 2016

How 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, 2016

Take Hold of Eternal LifePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 16:19-31Sunday,
September 25, 2016
10:00 AM

Worship Service on September 18, 2016

Readiness for the KingdomPastor Doug Groen and Sarah McSweeney AccompanistLuke 16:1-13Sunday,
September 18, 2016
10:00 AM

9/11 Service

In God We TrustPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 15:1-10Sunday,
September 11, 2016
10:00 AM

9 / 11 Worship Service

In God We TrustPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 15:1-10Sunday,
September 11, 2016
10:00 AM

The Cost of Being a Disciple

Being Able To FinishPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 14:25-33Sunday,
September 4, 2016
10:00 AM

Sunday 28 August 2016 Teen Chalenge

Entry Into the KingdomPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 14:1 , 7-14Sunday,
August 28, 2016
10:00 AM

God's Promise of Liberation

God's Promise of LiberationPaster Doug GroenLUKE 13:10-17Sunday,
August 21, 2016
10:00 AM

Parable of the Good Samaritan

Paster Doug GroenLuke 10:25-37Sunday,
July 10, 2016
10:00 AM

By the Power of the Holy Spirit

By 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 World

The Strongest Force in the WorldPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 10:11-18Sunday,
April 26, 2015
10:00 AM

Touch Me And See

Touch Me And SeePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 24:36b-48Sunday,
April 19, 2015
10:00 AM

Chldrens Choir

Childrens Choir "I want To Be Like Jesus"Sunday,
April 12, 2015
10:30 AM

The Perception of Thomas

The Perception of ThomasPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 20:19-31Sunday,
April 12, 2015
10:00 AM

Witnessing To New Life

Witnessing 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 Calling

God'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 Within

Peace 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 Love

Restored By LovePastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistLuke 2:1-20Sunday,
December 21, 2014
10:00 AM

Restoration by Joy

Restoration by JoyPastor Doug Groen and LaVerne Wiginton AccompanistJohn 1:6-8, 19-28Sunday,
December 14, 2014
10:00 AM

Hanging of the Greens Service

Hanging of the Greens ServiceMembers of the congregationMark 1:1-8Sunday,
December 7, 2014
10:00 AM