Sermons

Holy Hospitality

Berry French “Holy Hospitality” July 24, 2022 Genesis 18:1-14 Introduction to the text: Today’s Scripture lesson is from the book of Genesis and picks up in the middle of the Abraham and Sarah saga. God has promised that Abraham will be the father of many nations and...

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Luke 10:38-42

Nancy Myer Luke 10:38-42 July 17, 2022 Luke 10:38-42 Jesus Visits Martha and Mary 38 Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and...

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Crossing a Line

Meg Peery McLaughlin “Crossing a Line” (with thanks to Plumber Mike Edmiston) July 10, 2022 Amos 7: 1-9 This is what the Lord God showed me: he was forming locusts at the time the latter growth began to sprout (it was the latter growth after the king’s mowings). 2...

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An Across the Aisle Friend

Jarrett McLaughlin “An Across The Aisle Friend” June 26, 2022 2 Kings 2: 1-15a Prayer for Illumination: Our reading today is one of the lectionary readings – but from last week. It’s a story about an extraordinary friendship between Elijah and Elisha. As we prepare to...

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Dress Code

Meg Peery McLaughlin “Dress Code” June 19, 2022 Matthew 22:1-14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts, be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer. Amen. Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2‘The kingdom of...

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Love at the Center

Hadley Kifner “Love at the Center” 1 John 3: 1-2 + 18-24 June 12, 2022 PRAYER FOR ILLUMINATION Lord, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that as the Scriptures are read and your Word is proclaimed, we may hear with joy what you say to us today....

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The Great Embracement

Jarrett McLaughlin The Great Embracement June 5, 2022 Acts 2:1-12   Prayer for Illumination In the reading of this story, God, blow open the doors as you did on that Pentecost day. Clear out the cobwebs of our assumptions about who you are and what you want....

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Notice Things Here

Meg Peery McLaughlin Faith & The Arts: “Notice Things Here” May 29, 2022 Luke 2: 22-35 Living God, Word made flesh, silence our agendas; banish our assumptions; confound our expectations, we pray. Climb into the closed off crevices of our hearts with your Word. We...

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The Prodigious Flowering of Rage

Jarrett McLaughlin “The Prodigious Flowering of Rage” May 22, 2022 John 3: 16-21   Pre-Scripture Today we are continuing our Faith and the Arts series with a focus on visual arts, in particular focusing on a work by the Spanish painter Francisco Goya from the...

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