July 15, 2018, “Dinner Tables”

Our scripture reader for today is Leslie McAllister. Listen here to today’s meditation on dinner tables: Herod’s table, Jesus’ table, and your table, too. Listen here, or join us for worship any Sunday. Summer worship is at 9am!

July 8, 2018, “Interdependent”

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Today’s service was wonderful for several reasons including: Our children’s ministry, which usually has 30-50 kids on a Sunday, had two this morning. (It’s beautiful out, so they’re all surely swimming in the lake!) So, for our children’s time, we called forward “young disciples and young-at-heart disciples,” and had a whole intergenerational crew delightfully gathered […]

July 1, 2018, “Open Table, Open Hearts”

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Listen here to today’s sermon about the miracles that can happen in community, the God who never leaves us, and the blessing we can extend when we open our tables, our hearts, our lives to those who are seeking a space to be known. Works Cited: Wisdom from Mary Luti was published in the Stillspeaking Daily […]

June 24, 2018, “Is it Time to Wake Up Jesus?”

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This morning’s sermon draws from New Testament Professor Matt Skinner’s “Commentary on Mark 4:35-41” published on “Preach This Week” by Luther Seminary. The full commentary can be read here. Also quoted is Frederich Buechner’s sermon, “A 250th Birthday Prayer,” which is published in his collection of sermons titled Secrets in the Dark: A Life in Sermons (New York: […]

June 10, 2018, “The Sound of the Spirit”

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Today’s sermon was in tandem with the children’s time, where our children were charged to go out and look for signs of the Spirit in action in our world, and list where they’re seeing the spirit at work on a poster down in our fellowship hall. We gave them simple clues to look for the […]

June 3, 2018, “Open Concept Church”

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This sermon was part of our Intergenerational Worship Service today, where our youngest and our oldest and our everyone-in-between stayed in worship together for the whole service. This is why there are occasional pauses in the sermon where I reference Henry’s dino, or Gabriel’s rainbow – it is important for us to teach our young […]

May 27, 2018, “In the Image of God”

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Listen here to a brave and vulnerable sermon as Amanda Moore shares testimony about learning to see herself in the image of God, and Rev. Emily preaches about our call to re-integration and make churches spaces of healing from toxic ideas about our bodies. This Sunday was Mental Health Sunday, and throughout the service we […]

May 6, 2018, “Freed by Joy”

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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 […]

April 22, 2018, “Keeping Quiet, Keeping Sabbath, Finding Joy”

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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 […]