Sermons

Weekly message from Rev. Richard Nussel.

Welcome to the first Sunday of Advent. Today’s sermon “Being Ungrateful, Part II” and the scripture is from Psalm 27: 13-14 and Romans 8: 28. Thank you to all who helped decorate the sanctuary for the holiday season. Thank you to our Choir, Valerie and John. Have a blessed Sunday.

Welcome and Happy Thanksgiving – today’s sermon “What Happens When I Am Ungrateful?” and scriptures is from Romans 1:18-23. Thank you for our Choir, Valerie and John. Have a blessed week and holiday.

Welcome to this crisp, gorgeous, fall Sunday morning – Today’s sermon “Don’t Be Racist” and the scriptures is from Acts 10: 9-16, 34-35. Thank you to our choir, Valerie and John for the beautiful music. Have a blessed week and know that we are the same race, Human Race.

Welcome to this beautiful brisk Sunday morning – Sorry for the technical issues with the first part of today’s service not being recorded. Today’s sermon, “Don’t Judge a Book by It’s Cover” and the scripture is James 2: 1-9. Thank you to ALL our Veteran’s who served our Nation. Thank you to our Choir, Valerie and John. Have a blessed Sunday.

 

 

Welcome to this glorious Sunday Service – Oct. 31, 2021. Today’s sermon “Not Loving My Neighbor” and scripture is from I Corinthians 4: 6b-7 and I John 2: 11. Thank to our choir and our special music presented by Michael Brandt, Tom Brandt, Dave Cook and John Yoho. Thank you Valerie Southwell for your beautiful music.

Welcome to Sunday Service – October 24, 2021 – Today’s sermon “God’s Grace: An Answer To Race” and the scripture is from Titus 2: 11-14. Thank you to Kate Kathryn Baldwin for leading today, the Choir and Valerie Priest Southwell. Have a blessed day!

 

Welcome to this beautiful Sunday – October 17, 2021. Today’s sermon is “The God of My Valleys” and the scripture is James 1: 17-18. Thank you to the choir for today’s music and Valerie and John for the amazing prelude. Happy Birthday to George Scherer, Valerie Priest Southwell and Art Nussel (Richard’s father).

Welcome to this morning’s service (Oct. 10, 2021). Today’s sermon is “The Valleys of Conflict & Weeping” with the scripture being from I Samuel 17: 2-4, 10-11 and Psalm 84: 5-7. Thank you to our choir, John and Valerie for today’s beautiful music. Also, this is Pastor appreciation month – so say thank you to a pastor you know. Ruskin UMC would like to express our appreciation to all our pastors – Rev. Richard Nussel (Senior Pastor) , Rev. Hal Jeffery (Congregational Care Pastor) and John Yoho (Music Ministry)

 

Good Morning. Sunday, October 3, 2021. The Sermon today is  “Valley of Eshkol”, The Scripture is from  Numbers 13:1-3, 23-24. The choir beautifully  sang “This Do In Remembrance of Me”. Thank you to John and Valerie for your inspirational music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 19, 2021

Welcome to Sunday Service – Today’s sermon “God of the Valleys” and scripture is Psalm 23: 1-4. Thank you to our choir for today’s music. Have a blessed day!

September 12, 2021

Welcome to today’s Worship and Remembrance service. Scripture today is from Ecclesiastes 3: 11 and the sermon is “Continuing to Believe”. “Never Forget What Happened 20 years ago” Congratulations to Jack and Pat Summers on their 57th Wedding Anniversary.

September 5, 2021

The sermon today is “Following Directions”.  The Scripture is from Deuteronomy 5:28-33.  Welcome back Choir. They sang “Seek Ye First”.  Today we celebrate all the American workers. Thank you for all that you do for us.

 

August 29,2021

Sunday, August 30, 2021.

The sermon was “”Christ Meeting My Needs”.  Today’s scriptures were:

II Corinthians 9:6-13 and Philippians 4:19.   4 For Him sang “Stand By Me”

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Ruskin United Methodist Church, August 22, 2021. The music provided today was beautiful. Natalie played the violin, John on Cello and Valerie on the organ. Today’s sermon is “Persistence & Perseverance Brings Victory” The Scripture is from Hebrews 12:1-3

August 15, 2021. A beautiful day today. Hal preached “Are you Laying Building Blocks for Christ”. The scripture today was Luke 14:1. Kathy, Michael and Maggie sang a beautiful rendition of “Shepherd Me Of God”, with a special thanks to John on the Cello and Valerie S.

 

 

August 8,2021. Curtis gave an awesome sermon on “Are you Molding?” The scripture today are Psalms 17:15 . Jeremiah 18: 3,4 and I John 3:2. Brian sang “Be Thou My Vision”.

Welcome to a beautiful Communion Sunday morning. August 1, 2021 – today’s sermon ” Risking For God” and the scripture is from Luke 19:20-26. Thank you to Maggie Diefendorf McKenzie for her solo and John for the cello and Valerie Priest Southwell on piano.

 

July 25, 2021. Welcome to Sunday service. The sermon today was “Being Used By God” and the scripture was from Joshua 1:1-9. Thank you John and Valerie for the beautiful music today.

 

 

Welcome to Sunday Service – July 18, 2021. Today’s sermon “Expecting God’s Best” and the scriptures are Matthew 9:29 and Hebrews 11:1 – Special thanks to Brad Turner for the beautiful music. Thank you Valerie S and John Y.

 

Welcome to Sunday Service at Ruskin United Methodist Church – July 11, 2021 Today’s sermon “Aligning Our Prayers with God’s Priorities, Part III” and scripture is from Matthew 6: 9-14. Thank you for our special music today from 4-4 Him and soloist Brian Anderson.

July 4, 2021

Sunday service was wonderful this morning. Ruskin United Methodist Church June 27, 2021.  Today’s sermon “Aligning Our Prayers with God’s Priorities”. Thank you Michael Brandt for singing “I Believe”. Thank you to  Maria Laude was our guest organist.

Sunday Service this glorious day – Ruskin United Methodist Church June 20, 2021 Happy Father’s Day. Today’s sermon “When God Refuses to Hear” and the scripture is Luke 18:9-14…thank you to our special vocalist, John Perkins (Kathy Wiles’ nephew), thank you to our choir, Valerie S. and John Y.

Welcome to Ruskin United Methodist Church SUNDAY SERVICE. Today’s sermon is “When Faith “FAILS” ” and the scripture is Hebrews 11:32-40. Thank you to our choir, Valerie S. and John Y.

Communion Sunday – Welcome to RUMC Sunday Service. Today’s sermon “Is There Room for Doubt” and the scripture is from Mark 9:14-18, 21-24. Thank you to our Choir, Valerie S, and John Y. Have a wonderfully blessed day!

God Bless you all this Memorial Day! Today’s sermon “Memorial Day” and scripture is from Philippians 1:6. Thank you to our choir, Valerie S. and John Y.

Penticost Sunday – Be Blessed this glorious day. Sermon today “Breathe on Me” and today’s scripture is from Ezekiel 37: 1-5, 10-11 and John 20: 19-23. Thank you to our choir, Valerie S. and John Y.

Good Morning All – Ruskin United Methodist Church Sunday Service. Today’s sermon “Can Faith Really Save?” and the scripture is Hebrew 10:35 – 11:6. Thank you to the choir, Valerie S. and John Y. for today’s music. Happy 97th birthday to Dell Connell.

Happy Mother’s Day to all from Ruskin United Methodist Church – Thank you to John Y on cello and Valerie S on piano for today’s prelude “Sheep May Safely Graze” – today’s sermon “A Legacy of Love” and the scripture is John 15: 9-17. Thank you to our choir.

Joyous Sunday to All – Ruskin United Methodist Church. Today’s sermon – “Golden Eggs & Golden Calf’s” and the scripture for today is Exodus 32: 1-6. Thank to our choir, Valerie and John.

Welcome to Sunday morning with Ruskin United Methodist Church – today’s sermon “The Anger of Autointoxication” – scripture is from 1 Peter 1: 3-9 – thank you to our choir, Valerie S. and John Y.

 

Happy Sunday to all – Today’s sermon “The Post Game Party” and today’s scripture is from Luke 24:12-35 and Matthew 28: 17-20…thank you to the choir, Valerie S. and John Y.

Happy Happy Sunday to all…Thank you to our Choir, Mike Brandt, Valerie S. and John Y. Today’s sermon “Are You Under The Circumstances? Why?” and today’s scripture, Philippians 4:11. Have a truly blessed day!

Happy and Blessed Easter from all of us at Ruskin United Methodist Church. Thank you to our Choir for today’s Cantata, Joyce Grubbs, Sue Stoneburner, Barb Scherer, Carole Zoellner, Bea Green, Betty Burnham, Maggie McKenzie, Kathy Brandt, Michael Brandt, George Scherer, David Cook, Art Heyer and Tom Bohl – Solo by Brian Anderson, Narrator – Joe Green, Accompanist – Valerie Southwell, and Director – John Yoho.

Maundy Thursday service – Meditation: “Christ’s Peal for Forgiveness” – scripture lesson Luke 23: 32-34a. Thank you Kathy Brandt for our beautiful solo (Via Dolorosa) accompanied by John Yoho on cello and Valerie Southwell on piano and to our Choir.

Welcome to Palm Sunday the Celebration start to Holy Week. Today’s sermon is “Questions for Life: The Cross Question” and today’s scripture is from John 18: 1-11. Thank you to the choir, Valerie S. and John Y. Have a blessed Sunday.

Welcome to this beautiful Sunday morning. Today’s sermon is “Questions for Life: “Quo Vadis?” and the scripture is John 13:31-38. Thank you to our Choir, Valerie S. and John Y. for the music today.

Welcome to this beautiful Sunday morning. Today’s sermon “Questions for Life: What Is Discipleship?” – scripture John 6: 60-71. Thank you to our Choir, Valerie S and John Y. – Ponder this during the week: Are you a Hearer of the Call?

Glorious Sunday – Today’s sermon “Do You Want to Be Made Well?” and today’s scripture is from John 5: 1-9. Thank you for all the special music today, choir, Mike B’s solo and 4For Him (Brian A, Mike B, Dave C and John Y) and always, Valerie S

Good morning this beautiful Sunday – Today’s sermon “Questions for Life: What is Grace?” and today’s Scripture – John 3:1-10. Thank you to our choir, Valerie S. and John Y. for the beautiful music.

The First Sunday of Lent – Today’s sermon “Questions for Life: What Are You Looking For?” – today’s scripture: John 1: 35-42. Thank you to our choir today and the special music by Maggie M., John Y. and Valerie S.

Happy Valentine’s Day on this Sunday with God. Today’s sermon: “Quest for Spiritualty: “The Key Is Next Door” – scripture is I Corinthians13: 8-13. Welcome to our New Members. Thank you to the choir, Kathy B. and Valerie S. for the glorious music.

Welcome to Sunday with us. Today’s sermon “Quest for Spirituality: Fishing for Minnows” and scripture is Matthew 6:19-21, 31-33.

Wonderful Sunday to all…Today’s sermon “Quest for Spirituality: Internal Operating System Upgrade” – scripture is II Corinthians 5:16-19. Thank you to our choir, Barbara S for today’s special music and John Y.

Happy Sunday to everyone. Today’s sermon: “Quest or Spirituality: What is the Payoff?” – scripture: Mark 4:1-11. Thank you to our choir, Valerie S, and John Y. Happy 69th Anniversary to Matt and Che Gray CONGRATULATIONS.

Spiritual Sunday Morning – Today’s sermon: “Quest for Spirituality: Why Am I Here?” – scripture is Luke 17:11-18. Thank you to the Choir and to Betty B. for providing the music today. Happy 93rd Birthday to Carl Slavaka.

Happy Sunday Morning – Today’s sermon “Quest for Spirituality: The Sixth Day” with scripture from Genesis 1:26-27, 31. Special music today by 4-For-Him. Thank you Choir, Valerie S and John Y.  Happy Birthday Angela Y.

Today is the day the Lord has made. Sermon today is “The Coach” presented by Curtis Matson. Scripture is Isaiah 40:31 and Matthew 7:7…Thank you choir, Valerie S and John Y. Happy Birthday Katie M.

Good Morning this 2nd Day of Christmas. Thank you to our choir for all the glorious celebration of music today. Betty B. for the beautiful prayer. Today’s sermon “It’s The Jesus Season” thank you Hal J for the message. Scripture for today – Psalm 139: 13-16.

Merry Christmas on this special Christmas Eve service. Thank you to: John Y and Valerie S, our choir and Brian A for the beautiful music.
 
God Bless you all and your families.

Welcome to a glorious Sunday morning – the last Sunday of Advent. Today’s sermon “When God Arrives: The Skeptic Finds Answers” – scripture Mark 1:18-21. Thank you 4forHim for the special music – “In the Bleak Mid-Winter”. God Bless!

Glorious Sunday Service! Today’s sermon “When God Arrives: The Wayward Find Mercy” and today’s scripture, John 4:7-15. Happy Birthday to John Y. and Michael P. – Happy Anniversary to Jack and Pat S. – God Bless!

Good Morning Sunday – The second Sunday of Advent “HOPE”…today’s sermon “When God Arrives: Weary Find Hope and Refuge”. Thanks to Mike and Dave for the special music today. Happy Birthday to Paige Alter and Mary Hunter.

Good Sunday Morning – Today’s sermon is “Obedience” and the scripture is Philippians 2:12. Thank you to Barbara Scherer for the beautiful music. (and Happy Birthday)

Good Sunday Morning to All. Today’s sermon – “Sign of the Barley Harvest” – scripture, Ruth 1:1-5; 19-22. Thank you John and Valerie for the beautiful rendition of “Amazing Grace”.

Welcome to Sunday service. Today’s sermon is “A Choking Chicken, A Mistake and A Novel” and the scripture is Psalm 24.  God Bless you all this glorious day.

We had some technical issues this morning so we are delayed in posting today’s sermon.  Thank you for your patience.       Our scriptures for today are Ephesians 5:15-17 and Proverbs 3:5-6 – Today’s sermon “My Life, God’s Will” and thank to our beautiful soloist, Alexa Lowrey. God Bless.

 

November 1, 2020 – Sunday Service. Today’s Sermon “My Life, My Work” and scriptures are Proverbs 16:3, 16:20, 15:22 and Colossians 3:24.  Thank you to Dave Cook for today’s solo.

October 25, 2020 – Sunday Service.  Today’s Sermon “When the Trees Held an Election” and the bib verses are from Judges 9: 8-15.

October 18, 2020 – Sunday Service. Sermon “My Life, My Money”   Today’s bible verses are from Proverbs..11:24-25; 27:23 and 30:8b-9.

October 11, 2020 – Sunday Service

October 4, 2020 – Sunday Service Today’s sermon “How to Earn Respect”

September 27, 2020 – Sunday Service Today’s sermon “My Life, My Priorities” (Happy 91st Birthday to Joe Wright)

September 20, 2020 – Sunday Service

September 13, 2020 – Sunday Service (Congratulations to Jack & Pat Summers on their 56th Wedding Anniversary)

September 6, 2020 – Sunday Service (Florida Conference) Happy Labor Day

August 30, 2020 – Sunday Service (Please forgive our static we are diligently working on resolving the issue. Thank you for your understanding.)

August 23, 2020 – Sunday Service (Please forgive our static we are diligently working on resolving the issue. Thank you for your understanding.)

 

August 16, 2020 – Sunday Service (Happy Birthday to Art Heyer, Matt Gray and Emily Anderson)

August 9, 2020 – Sunday Service (Happy 56th Anniversary to Buck and Mary Hunter)

August 2, 2020 – Sunday Service (Happy 57th Anniversary to Joan & Ed Sheffield and Happy Birthday to Thelma Brandt)

July 26, 2020

July 19, 2020

July 12, 2020

July 5, 2020

June 28, 2010 Sunday Service

June 21, 2020 Happy Father’s Day – Sunday Service

June 14, 2020 Special Sunday Service from the Florida Conference

 

June 7, 2020 Sunday Service

 

May 31, 2020 Sunday Service “Pentecost Sunday”

 

May 24, 2020 Sunday Service “Memorial Day”

 

May 17, 2020 Sunday Service

May 10, 2020 Sunday Service

May 3, 2020 Sunday Service

 

 

April 26, 2020 Sunday Service

 

April 19, 2020 Sunday Service

 

 

 

April 12, 2020 Easter Sunday Celebration

April 9, 2020 Maundy Thursday Prayer & Reflections

April 5, 2020 Palm Sunday Service

March 29, 2020 

March 29, 2020 Services from Ruskin United Methodist from Cecilia Jeffery on Vimeo.

March 22, 2020 

March 22, 2020 Ruskin United Methodist Church from Cecilia Jeffery on Vimeo.