The sermon from today’s service is posted here. What you can’t see by listening here is the chancel that was FULL of little ones this morning during our children’s time as we came together again after the summer break. And you can’t see our choir who were also back after the summer break and decked out in rainbow colors. And you don’t get to hear Des Colores, which we sang after the sermon, and which brought so many of us to tears.

If you want to hear the sermon, listen in here. If you’d like to be part of this rainbow promise we’re living, join us any Sunday in worship – we’d love to welcome you to our church.

Works Cited & Works Consulted:

With thanks to the Rev. Quinn Caldwell who told this story of his sister’s birth in a sermon he preached May 6, 2018 at Spring Glen UCC Church in Hamden, CT. You can listen to his full (and truly excellent) sermon here. I commend his preaching to you.

Kathryn M. Schifferdecker, “Commentary on Genesis 6:16-22; 9:8-15,” in Narrative Lectionary published on Working Preacher by Luther Seminary, https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=3780.

John Collins, Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004).

David Lose, “Genesis 9:8-17: Homiletical Perspective,” in Feasting on the Word, (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008), pp.26-31.

Jane Anne Ferguson, “Genesis 9:8-17: Pastoral Perspective,” in Feasting on the Word, (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008), pp.26-31.