Recent Sermons

November 26, 2017 – Matthew 25.31-46

    “For I was hungry and you gave me some food.”   Over fifteen million households in the United States are classified as having food insecurity, meaning that at times they have difficulty affording or obtaining enough food for everyone in the home to have enough to eat.  About six million have very low food security, […]

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November 19, 2017 – Judges 4.1-7

    Last week we heard Joshua charge the Hebrew people to remain faithful to God.  This past week Joshua died, at least according to the scripture readings assigned for each Sunday.  Today we have moved on to the book of Judges, where we will hear the beginning of an interesting story about a battle and […]

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November 12 ,2017 – Joshua 24.1-3a, 14-25

    We don’t get a lot from the book of Joshua by following the lectionary, the set of Bible readings for every Sunday.  Last Sunday we had the story of the people of Israel crossing the Jordan, found in chapter three.  Today we have Joshua’s farewell charge to the people in chapter twenty-four.  Are we […]

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November 5, 2017- Matthew 23.1-12

    The TEAM Food Pantry.  I forgot to include the TEAM Food Pantry in the list of things we as a congregation do to feed people.  I’m sure you remember that last Sunday I was talking about different ways in which we show love for our neighbor, and I reported that we do a […]

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October 29, 2017 – Matthew 22.34-46

    I thought I’d let you know, in case you haven’t noticed, that we live in a complicated world.  There are issues we face today which were not imagined in ancient times.  Abortion is an example.  Abortion would have been far too dangerous to the mother, so at times the killing of infants was practiced.  […]

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October 15, 2017- Matthew 22.15-22

    I know that talking about money in church makes some people uncomfortable.  Sometimes we think our faith is supposed to be about spiritual things, while items like money seem to fit in a different category.  The problem with that way of thinking is that Jesus doesn’t agree.  He talks a lot about financial issues.  […]

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October 8, 2017 – Philippians 3.4b-14

    Some of you have met John Steely.  John is the man who did the amazing carvings in our gathering area.  If you haven’t taken some time to look at those lately, I invite you to do so.  They are companion pieces to the stained glass windows in the steeple, with each pair of windows/carvings […]

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October 1, 2017- Philippians 2.1-13

    I would imagine that people in the first century in what is now Greece were fundamentally like us.  They had to tend to their children, they had to decide what to do for dinner – whether to have Italian or Mexican – they would shop for a new car.  All the usual.  Seriously, I […]

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September 24, 2017- Matthew 20.1-16

Bob: So Jesus tells this parable… Ann: He tells a lot of parables.  Give me a clue about which one. Bob: Yes.  Sorry.  It’s this strange one about the guy who has a vineyard and keeps hiring workers during the day, but then he pays all of them the same! Ann: Oh…that one.  It is […]

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September 17,2017 – Exodus 14.19-31

     “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” is just wrong, isn’t it?  Words can hurt.  Words have power.  When we say, “I love you,” we need to mean it.  Some words should not be tossed about casually.  “I promise” are two of those words.  They should always be […]

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