With thanks to Susan Dovell for reading scripture, here is today’s message: Works Cited: The “Tattle Phone” story is from “No Fair!” This American Life No. 672, April 5, 2019. You can listen to it here. Story of Pia Klemp’s work on the Luventa from Sasha Ingber’s article: “Captain Who Rescued Migrants at Sea Refuses Paris Medal, Calling […]
With thanks to John Schoenfeld for reading scripture, here is today’s message: Works Cited and Thanks Offered to: Quote by the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber from “Yeah. ANOTHER Sermon on Fear,” Sarcastic Lutheran, August 9, 2016. https://www.patheos.com/blogs/nadiabolzweber/2016/08/yeah-another-sermon-on-fear/. Note about Dolly Parton’s makeup routine quoted from https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/travel/dolly-parton-dollywood-wildwood.html and first discovered from Cameron B.R. Howard in “Dear Working Preacher.” And […]
With thanks to Susan Dovell for reading scripture, here is today’s message: With thanks to: Horton Center, New Hampshire’s UCC Summer Camp, for the great experience! Matt Skinner, “Poor Fool,” Dear Working Preacher, July 28, 2019, which contained the line about there being no U-Hauls behind a hearse. “Storage Statistics 2018,” Simply Self Storage, https://www.simplyss.com/storage-options/self-storage-statistics/, accessed 8.2.19, […]
It was 90 degrees in the sanctuary, and the microphone shorted out halfway through the message, and the preacher talked about cleaning toilets. And somewhere in it all, God showed up. With thanks to Theresa Hammond for reading scripture, this week’s sermon is here. The strange crackling and pause in the middle is the microphone […]
With thanks to Kevin Murphy for reading scripture this week. Works Cited Amy-Jill Levine, Short Stories by Jesus, (New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 2014), pp. 71-106. Matthew L. Skinner, “Exegetical Perspective: Proper 10” in Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Year C, Volume 3, ed. David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor, (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, […]
The “Calisthenics” Kevin Murphy, our scripture reader, is referencing, is our children’s time. Let’s just say it was a church-wide, active children’s message based in our Hebrew Bible Story. And there were sound effects, which are referenced in today’s sermon.
When I reference putting our rocks down in this sermon, I’m referencing the children’s time we’ve just done in which we contemplated Joseph’s forgiveness of his brothers, and our own work of forgiveness. We said that forgiveness is as much or more about us as it is about the people we’re forgiving, and to demonstrate […]
Works Cited Martin Luther King, Jr., “Remaining Awake through a Great Revolution,” preached at the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C., on 31 March 1968. You can read this sermon here. Rocher Koendjbiharie, “Stonewall Riots,” Credo Magazine, May 9, 2016. Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art, (Colorado Springs: WaterBrook Press, 1980), pp. 109. The Rev. […]
Today we gave thanks for Pride Celebrations and all the ways God has created us to be and to love. We gave thanks for good experiences of fathering and fatherhood and prayed for all for whom fathering and fatherhood has been challenging and hard. And we leaned in hard to what the Trinity can teach […]
With thanks to Barbara Brown Taylor for her story about her nephew, Will, which is in her book God in Pain: Teaching Sermons on Suffering (Nashville, Abingdon Press: 1998), pp. 38-39.