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Choosing the Better Part - SERMON

Only ONE thing is necessary. What is it? What does it look like when you're using it? Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on July 21, 2019 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Devil is on the Prowl - SERMON

Sophisticated, rational people don't usually admit to the devil being "real," but look at what's happening in so many of our society's systems today! Systems that isolate, neglect and abandon the poor and vulnerable children are surely possessed by evil. The members of the Body of Christ must cast those demons out, and God has given us the power and authority to do it. Read the sermon…

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Added by Becky on July 7, 2019 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Blast or Bless - SERMON

Disciples of Jesus: in obedience to our Savior, are we here to blast the opposition or bless the suffering? Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on June 30, 2019 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Frolicking - SERMON

If Divine Wisdom is all about having fun, smiling, frolicking and delighting in the human race, how did religion get to be such serious business? It seems to me that to avoid heresy on Trinity Sunday, we should all go to church and get some actual frolicking done. Read the sermon here

Added by Becky on June 16, 2019 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Ubuntu - SERMON

It's our American birthright to be rugged individualists, self-made people entitled to our rights. How does that fit in with what Jesus prays for his followers to be: "perfectly one" in God? Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on June 2, 2019 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Jesus Loves Me, This I know - SERMON

If everyone actually was convinced of that, it would change the world. How can we convince them? by being the kinds of disciples who love others as Jesus loves us. What does that entail? The first act of love is  . . . .  to listen. Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on May 19, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Jesus Loves Me, This I know - SERMON

If everyone actually was convinced of that, it would change the world. How can we convince them? by being the kinds of disciples who love others as Jesus loves us. What does that entail? The first act of love is  . . . .  to listen. Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on May 19, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Knock On the Door - SERMON

God has come time and again to humanity to invite us into partnership in the project of healing the world. He knocks on each of our doors to invite us to follow the way of eternal life. How shall we respond to that knock on the door? Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on May 12, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Do You Love Me? - SERMON

In the midst of a world that wields death, we are called to join with millions of others, thousands upon thousands of people of every tongue and nation and learn together how to arise and wage God’s peace. Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on May 5, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Alleluia From Head to Toe - SERMON

Don't spend another moment searching for the Reign of God. It's right here - in you, where God put it. GO and live it like you trust and believe that - if you actually do, you'll be An Alleluia from head to toe. Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on April 21, 2019 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Hosanna! - SERMON

"God, save us!" That's what "hosanna" means. So, who's included in that "US"? Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on April 7, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Renewal Works! - SERMON

If we choose to live primarily to indulge our selfish desires, what will the consequences be personally, communally, or globally? We don't have to change a thing to find out. What's the alternative? Renewal in the Spirit. Read the sermon here

Added by Becky on March 31, 2019 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Renewal Works! - SERMON

If we choose to live primarily to indulge our selfish desires, what will the consequences be personally, communally, or globally? We don't have to change a thing to find out. What's the alternative? Renewal in the Spirit. Read the sermon here

Added by Becky on March 31, 2019 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Renewal: Works - SERMON

The Tribal Warfare engulfing our planet physically and spiritually must end. If we really want clean hearts and right spirits, if we really believe that the Lord is the God and Father of us all, we have to stop acting as if some people are less valuable than others. We need to put feet on our faith and do ALL the things Jesus taught and Paul advocated, most especially with regard to the members of the human tribes we don't like. 

Added by Becky on March 24, 2019 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Renewal - SERMON

What's "Renewal" about? It's about God rebuilding our spirits to be strong and steadfast enough to withstand the storms of life - with help from God and each other, of course. One way to cooperate in God's project of rebuilding us is to practice loving as God loves, and fasting as Jesus taught. A great way to do both of those is to tithe our talent and our treasure. Read the sermon…

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Added by Becky on March 10, 2019 at 2:34pm — No Comments

The Light of Christ - SERMON

Light. The Light of Creation,  the Light of Christ. The great sweep of the Story of God is infused with images of light, and it is a common thread from the First Sunday in Advent all the way through to the Last Sunday after the Epiphany. Today, we have a Service of Light, with readings, reflections, and songs that prepare us for Lent by immersing us in the goodness, hope, and purpose of Creation. The lessons and reflections given by Deacon Cindy Roehl and me are …

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Added by Becky on March 3, 2019 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Because You Say So, I'll Do It - SERMON

Peter grumbled, but trusted Jesus had a reason for telling him to fish in a lake that hadn't given up one fish all night long. Even faith that grumbles is a good step on our spiritual growth. Read the sermon here

Added by Becky on February 10, 2019 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Why So Angry? - SERMON

Understanding our own anger may be the biggest step to peace we can take. Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on February 3, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

From ME to WE - SERMON

How is a great church like a great marriage? In both, they do what God does: delight in the other. So simple! But what focus it takes! Read the sermon here.

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Added by Becky on January 20, 2019 at 4:53pm — No Comments

God's Special Agents - SERMON

For all its many human failings, the Church was created to be a pretty awesome collection of folks, each one of them a special agent on a mission. What's the mission? To have all Creation crying "GLORY!" (We stodgy Episcopalians actually did that today, at the tops of our longs. It was a blast!) Read the sermon here.

Added by Becky on January 13, 2019 at 5:25pm — No Comments

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