A sermon on joy, to a congregation that can only be described as joyful…especially this morning as they were sitting, after the children’s time, covered in smiley face stickers stuck to their bulletins, jackets, and noses. This is the reference between the scripture and sermon to their goofy, beautiful faces. Our scripture reader is Lisa […]
Listen here to today’s sermon, on Sabbath and rest and liberation. Scripture passages are Acts 16:16-34 and Genesis 2:1-4. Our reader is Noah Garrison, and his pause in his reading is because our wonderful and energetic children needed another minute to exit the sanctuary and we needed a minute to catch our breath before we […]
Today’s sermon, “Amazing Grace,” includes reference to our Children’s Time (this is what Anne, our wonderful scripture reader, is playfully referencing when the recording begins). In case you weren’t here, the Children’s Time was about two different historic theological ideas about grace. The children were given two boxes representing the two ideas. I told them […]
Today’s sermon contains references to two other parts of the service: First, when we opened the bulletins this morning, they were blank inside! It was a (surprising!) invitation to remember that the Easter season means God rewrites everything, puts blank pages where we thought we knew the story, brings life and hope and light where […]
Our Easter service this morning started with awe and wonder, and rose to an Easter celebration (complete with children and bubbles!) at the end. Our sermon, which came early on, is a meditation on the beginning of the Easter story in John, when Mary went to the tomb and it was still dark. If you are needing […]
Walk through the crowds with us. See Jesus coming down the mountain. Realize what is at stake. And decide: will you join this procession of love when it comes through town? Listen here to today’s sermon, or join us any Sunday to walk the path of Love.
Our fourth sermon in a series called “How the Light Gets Through,” with church members sharing stories of finding God at work even in the hardest parts of their lives. Here Susan Dovell tells a powerful story of her sister’s battle with mental illness and then with cancer, and how God showed up in Susan’s […]
Jeff Frey preaches about how his father learned to see his gifts and, in time, how Jeff did, too.
Listen here to Drew Sanborn and Margaret Lindsey Sanborn preach about what it’s like to wait and wait . . . and wait and what comes to fill the waiting—hope, fear, darkness, light.
Today’s sermon is part of our sermon series, How the Light Gets In, about the times that crack us open and how we find God even in the midst of pain, suffering, and challenge. This sermon includes a brave and powerful testimony shared by Caroline DesRoches. Listen here to how Caroline’s hardest time, the loss of […]