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The absurdity of Advent – sermon from 12/23/18


In worship today, we were overwhelmed with Mary’s Song (the Magnificat) – it appeared in three instances in worship, twice in scripture readings and once in the Advent Wreath liturgy. Mary and Elizabeth were coupled with stories from Micah and the letter to the Hebrews – the old way isn’t what saves us; the new […]

God’s Peace vs. our worry – Sermon from 12/16/18


In worship we picked up the theme of being joyful and rejoicing. Our Gospel today brings back John the Baptist and his railing at the Israelites “You brood of vipers” and the direction that all we need to do is be hospitable, loving, and generous. There’s no magic formula, just connection with our community as […]

The days are surely coming… sermon from 12/2/18


In worship we were greeted with lessons and hymns that, while fitting for Advent, are not in keeping with our social state. Our lessons spoke of waiting and trusting that God’s providence was already present and would continue to be present. All we need to do is look for God’s fingerprints and footprints to recognize […]

Our offering is a sacramental act – sermon from 11/11/18


Today was also a day to pause and remember those who serve faithfully to help others know the grace of God – often without knowing it. Today is also a reminder of the power of faithful generosity and charity for our community and for our church. As we gathered for worship we had an opportunity […]

God’s presence leads change – sermon from 10/28/18


Our worship journey included the next installment of our conversation about finding God’s plan and sharing God’s presence with our world. Bartimaeus was so touched by the possibility present in Jesus that he threw off all the things that provided him comfort and safety to follow Jesus and spread the Good News of God to […]

Our requests from God may bring change – sermon for 10/21/19


As we gathered for worship we offered prayers for healing and listened to stories about God’s interaction and response to humans who are “full of themselves”. God responded to Job, not question for question, but asked Job to remember the details of the everyday are beyond Job’s comprehension, so the monumental will often make less […]