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Coming Home to Community Sermon by Jackie McNeil

Click here to watch the sermon. 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 Some of you may remember this story. We’d been here about a year and a half and Cindy was off on her second mission trip to Cherryfield, and with her were some of the church folks that I’d become closest to here. Joshua had come to live with us, and he and […]

Coming Home to Healing

Click here to watch the sermon. This has been one of those weeks where I had to throw out my worship plan and sermon because too much has happened in the world around us. I had planned to preach on forgiveness, but after all the news about sexual assault this week, the topic did not feel appropriate. The implications were too […]

Coming Home to the Word

Click here to watch the sermon. James 1:21-25 Your bulletin doesn’t have a scripture reference because it took me a while to choose one.  You see, when I started planning this sermon series on Coming Home, one of the first ideas that came to me was coming home to the Bible, or coming home to God’s Word. Maybe it’s just me. […]

Sabbath Lessons

Click here to watch the sermon. Preaching experts will tell you that sermons should have one main point, and preachers should be wary of “stringing pearls,” which means stringing together a bunch of random thoughts and calling it a sermon. But I freely admit this is a pearl-stringing sermon because I want to share with you some experiences and stories from […]

Loving Your Limp – Sermon by Tamara Torres McGovern

Clich here to watch the video of the sermon. Genesis 32:22-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 22 The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. 24 Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled […]

Peacemaker by David Moyer

Click here to watch the video. Good Morning, my name is David Moyer. Some of you may know me as Dr. Moyer, the oral surgeon. As some of you also know, I have recently retired from my clinical practice of 29 years. My wife has told me I should “inject” a little humor into my sermon, because I tend to be […]

Or, Where You’ve Been On Life’s Journey … by Sally Hinckley

Click here to watch the sermon.   December 1944. Mama and I liked to go window shopping on Congress Street, especially at Christmas time. Window shopping was what people did when they didn’t have money to buy stuff. We stopped at the Hub Furniture Company. The original Hub, which was a department store with a jewelry section that my Uncle Ellis […]

Choosing to Adventure in Joy – Jim Kupel

Why are you in church on this lovely day? For Inspiration or Comfort or Joy? In today’s passage [2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19] David brings the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem and he and the people dance for joy before the ark. The ark had been standing in the house of Abinadab for about 70 […]

Moral Holiness by Skyler J. Keiter

Click here to watch the sermon. Leviticus 19:15-18, 33-34 1 John 4:7-8, 21 It is said that when humans try to plan in advance, God laughs. And so it was with this service. A month ago, inspiration struck on my commute home from work. Within thirty minutes of arriving home, I had today’s service half planned; I had chosen a theme, […]

Finding Home by Bryan Wiggins

Watch the sermon here. Sermon by Bryan Wiggins Message Introduction: Jesus was a storyteller. He knew that the escape stories provide into some other world can be the best way to reveal the true nature of our own. This morning I’m going to read my own short piece of fiction. It’s simply the best way I know to share […]

Mission Outreach Sunday Junby Jan Hamilton, Debra Honey and Andrea Thompson McCall

This morning three people are providing information about organizations that help our neighbors.  Our speaker are Jan Hamilton, Debra Honey and Andrea Thompson McCall   Good Morning, my name is Jan Hamilton. I am the first of three to share with you this morning.  The Mission and Outreach Team has planned the service today and […]

Life is a Beach 2 by Sue Stevens

Church is important to me, as anyone who knows me can guess. Seems like I am always here. Some people think that they don’t need to come to church to be close to God. They say that they feel close to God in lots of other places.  I’m not here to argue that point – […]

Rooted and Grounded in Love

Click here to watch the sermon Ephesians 3:14-21 I want to start this morning by thanking you for my upcoming sabbatical time, which will begin on Wednesday of this week. This time next week, as you are gathering here, I will be heading to Washington DC for the Festival of Homiletics, a preaching conference, where I will get to hear some […]

You’ve Got a Friend

Click here to watch the sermon.   John 15:9-17 I read a fascinating conversation on Facebook this week. It was in a closed group—mostly ministers, and predominately female. A woman went to the group to ask for advice—or possibly to complain, I’m not sure which. She said that she was a new associate pastor serving in a wealthy congregation. The members […]

Reaping What We Sow – Earth Day

Click here to watch the sermon. Galatians 6:1-10 The Message I usually read and preach from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, which is the version in your pews, and is a good, reliable, scholarly translation. But this morning I will read our scripture from The Message, which is neither scholarly nor a direct translation but rather a paraphrase.  […]

My Family – Sermon for Community Crisis Ministries Sunday

Click here to watch the video. Matthew 25:34-40 The Community Crisis Ministries Team selected our scripture for this morning.  When Kathy Sahrbeck gave it to me, she asked if it was OK, if it was appropriate for CCM Sunday, and if I thought I could preach from it.  I said, “Oh, sure, no problem!”—on the outside.  On the inside I was […]

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