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Called to Fish or Cook or Build

Click here to watch the sermon. Matthew 4:18-22 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fish for people.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him. As he went […]

Racism – Sermon by Jackie McNeil

Click here to watch the sermon. As Cindy mentioned in the Weekly Word, I asked to give today’s sermon. I asked several times, in fact. There’s a joke about me in our family, going back to when we were dating. I was talking with a friend who advised me not to overwhelm Cindy with my intensity. “You’re like a dog with […]

An Audience of One

Click here to watch the sermon. Matthew 3:13-17 Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to […]

When the Song of the Angels is Stilled

Click here to watch the sermon. Matthew 2:1-15 Our scripture passage for today begins with Matthew 2, verse 1. In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its […]

Christmas Eve 2019, 9pm

Years ago a reporter for a weekly newspaper in Connecticut interviewed a colleague of mine for an article he was writing about how local churches celebrate Christmas.  He asked her, “How do you make the same story new and fresh every year?”  She answered, “I don’t.  The story speaks for itself.”  At the time my […]

Courage Can’t Wait

Click here to watch the sermon. Matthew 1:18-25 Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned […]

Repentance or Peace

Click here to watch the video Isaiah 11:1-2, 5-9 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord…. Righteousness shall […]

God’s Promised Day

Click here to watch the sermon. Isaiah 2:1-5 The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.  In days to come the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it.  Many peoples shall come and say, “Come, let […]

A Wonder-Full Life: Looking Out

Click here to watch the video. 1 Timothy 6:17-19 As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.  They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and […]

A Wonder-Full Life: Looking In

Click here to watch the sermon. Matthew 6:19-21, and 24  “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your […]

A Wonder-Full Life: Looking Back

Click here to watch the sermon. Matthew 22:15-22 I am kind of the queen of mixed feelings. Sure, I am opinionated and I feel adamant about important issues, like equality and justice and that there should be only one space after a period. (Yes, really. Look it up.) But often, on the more subtle issues, I can see both sides. I […]

You Again

Click here to watch the sermon. Psalm 139:1-18 O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away.  You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.  Even before a word is on my tongue, O Lord, […]

A Common Purpose

Click here to watch the sermon. Matthew 28:16-20 How many of you have been to an escape room? How many of you know what an escape room is? For those who don’t, escape rooms are a popular form of entertainment. You pay $20-$30 per person, and you and friends and sometimes strangers are all put in a room together to solve […]

World Communion Sunday—10/5/19

Click here to watch the sermon. Mark 14:22-26 “While they were eating, he took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to them, and said, ‘Take; this is my body.’ Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, and all of them drank from it. He said to them, […]

Hearing the Cries for Sanctuary

Click here to watch the sermon. Luke 10:25-37 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, […]

Will You Be My Shelter?

Click here to watch the video. Mark 14:32-42 Our scripture passage for today is Mark 14:32-42, on p 52 of the New Testament in the pew Bibles for those who want to follow along.  This passage is one we don’t hear often outside of Holy Week, but it has lessons for us year-round. They went to a place called Gethsemane; and […]

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