Sermons


First Sunday in Lent

March 10, 2019
For many of us, reconciliation and forgiveness are more easily said than received or offered.  Today’s scripture specifies a multi-step process for reconciliation.  Again, the Gospel of Matthew is concerned…

Ash Wednesday

March 6, 2019

This Sunday, Pastor Andrea Fluegel reflects on the Transfiguration, and the answer to the question, "Why Jesus?" because Jesus is love. Even though we are at a turning point in…

Fear and Trust

February 24, 2019
In a familiar story Jesus feeds a crowd of hungry people. Then, in a moment of crisis, Jesus is there again. Peter is afraid and Jesus offers his hand to…

Yeast and Flour

February 17, 2019
The Amish Friendship Bread Starter grows and grows to abundance to share with neighbors and strangers. We, too, are a part of that transformative of work of Jesus that grows…

Do Not Judge

February 10, 2019
It’s a lofty expectation for Jesus to say don’t judge, because humans judge.  Jesus sets high expectations for his followers to live an exemplary faith.  Jesus also knows that we’re…

Teach Us to Pray

February 3, 2019
Where your treasure is, there your heart will be.  Jesus teaches us to pray from the heart with an authentic voice.  Don’t try to impress or outdo, but pray with…

The Beatitudes

January 27, 2019
In this familiar piece of poetry, Jesus promises God’s favor to the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger and thirst, the merciful, the pure in…
Jesus is tempted by the devil, enduring 40 days of this trial, angst and conflict.  In the end, he trusts in God, not the allure of the devil’s promises, giving…