Sermons

18th Sunday after Pentecost

October 13, 2019
For some of us, “pain” and “brokenness” are sacred words.  They are words that we experience daily or in waves of grief, loneliness, or despair.  So what does it mean…

17th Sunday after Pentecost

October 6, 2019
The definition of disillusionment is “a feeling of disappointment resulting from the discovery that something is not as good as one believed it to be.”  When Jesus entered the city…

16th Sunday after Pentecost

September 29, 2019
Often, we don't think of the words "yes" and "no" as sacred words. Some members at the Church at Corinth accused the Apostle of Paul of waffling – of saying…
"King Hezekiah was a well-intentioned, righteous man and the ruler of Judah.  During his reign, he enacted reforms to preserve the temple worship in Jerusalem and helped people discover the…

14th Sunday after Pentecost

September 15, 2019
God breathed creation, creatures, and humans into existence.  God also spoke the world into something out of nothing.  As humans, we also have the ability to use words and language…
On the last night of Jesus’ earthly life, he washes the disciples’ feet.  It was a decisive act of love to the greatest extent possible.  This act of service was…

12th Sunday after Pentecost

September 1, 2019
This week we discuss the familiar story of how a child with two loaves and some pieces of fish feed thousands in John 6:1-15.  How do we go deeper into the…

11th Sunday after Pentecost

August 25, 2019
People didn’t know the full story of God’s goodness.  That’s why Jesus told a tale about a lost son.  This is a story about broken relationships and God’s love and…
Jesus cared about the stories of others – the good parts, the hard parts, and all the in-between parts.  He also taught us by example about community and what it…

9th Sunday after Pentecost

August 11, 2019
The Book of Hebrews reminds us that the Biblical story encompasses all of our faith stories throughout the generations including those of Abel, Enoch, Noah, Moses, and Abraham.  These stories…
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