The Fall of a Sparrow: Sermon for June 25, 2017

June 25, 2017

Shakespeare once wrote, "There is a special providence in the fall of the sparrow." To put that in 21st century terms, if God knows how a sparrow is flying, doesn't that mean that God knows everything we are facing as well? Pastor Emily challenges us to take Jesus words about how to lose our life seriously, and to put fear aside, trusting that we are worth more than many sparrows.

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Laughing at God: Sermon for June 18, 2017

June 25, 2017

It's our first summer service of 2017, and we're looking at the story of Abraham and Sarah. When Sarah was told she'd have a child, her first response was to laugh off the possibility. How many times do we laugh at what is possible, instead of believing that God might be doing something new? 

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Translating the Gospel: Sermon for June 4, 2017

June 16, 2017

The Holy Spirit taught the disciples to speak new languages. 2,000 years later, we still have languages to learn. Rev. Emily C. Heath talks about translating our faith in new ways.

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Why Do You Stand Looking Up?: Sermon for May 28, 2017

June 16, 2017

On Ascension Sunday, Christopher Breen preaches about what it means to follow Jesus, even when we stop looking up.

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Confirmation Rules: Sermon for May 21, 2017

May 24, 2017

Six young people made the decision to be confirmed on Sunday. Hear the two rules they had to follow in Confirmation class, and why they matter for all of us. A note on the recording: it began a little early, but you can hear us honoring one of our high school grads at the start.

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Good King Wenceslas and the Martyrs: Sermon for May 14, 2017

May 17, 2017

Stephen was the first Christian martyr. But martyrs aren't always what we think. God calls us to be witnesses in the world, and to one another. 

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Wolves in Shepherds’ Clothing: Sermon for May 7, 2017

May 7, 2017

Jesus calls himself the Good Shepherd, and tells us that he wants abundant life for us. But there are thieves and bandits who want to distract us. How do we listen to the voice of the one who wants us to live?

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Recognizing Jesus: Sermon for April 30, 2017

May 3, 2017

On the first Easter, two disciples were walking down the road to Emmaus. When a stranger joined him, they didn't recognize him as Jesus until later. Sometimes on our own journeys we have trouble recognizing that God is with us, and that we are not alone. 

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Returning Thomas and the Spiritual Cezannes

April 23, 2017

Thomas was the disciples who didn't get a chance to see Jesus when everyone else did. When told that Jesus was alive, he doubted. That's understandable. It's what most of us would probably do. Thomas' story reminds us that sometimes faith is not about believing in the moment, but about continuing to come back, time and again, in order to wrestle with our faith. 

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When God Jumps In: Sermon for Easter, 2017

April 18, 2017

There's an old story about a guy who falls in a whole. No one can get him out...until someone does something unthinkable. The Easter story is about God loving us enough to take the plunge. 

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