Recent Sermons

January 14, 2018- John 1.43-51

    In today’s gospel reading from John we hear Jesus say, “You will see greater things than these.”  That’s one of those verses I’ve wondered about for a long time, and I guess I picked it to preach on so I would have to give it extra consideration.     The context is Jesus speaking to […]

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January 7, 2018 – Genesis 1.1-5

    I always look forward to the first Sunday of the year.  As you may remember, I generally use this occasion to talk about what I see coming down the road in the twelve months ahead.  And I get excited, because this is a great congregation with a rich past and a bright future, which […]

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December 24, 2017 – Luke 1.26-38

Bob: This is a strange day. Ann: How so? B: It’s the fourth Sunday of Advent and it’s Christmas Eve.  I don’t know how often that happens, but it can’t be very often. A: Well, let’s see, it’s not necessarily every seven years, because you have leap year, so…I don’t know.  But you’re right, the […]

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December 10, 2017 – Mark 1.1-8

A group of us are planning to go see A Christmas Carol Thursday night. We’re going in part because it’s a great story about getting the Christmas spirit. But maybe the main reason we’re going is that we know the guy who plays Ebenezer Scrooge. As you remember, Scrooge is the main character, the guy […]

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December 7, 2017 – Isaiah 61.1-4, 8-11

    I’m feeling it.  I’m feeling the whole getting older thing.  I’m not so old that I don’t remember how I felt in my younger years.  More than once I remember saying to myself, why is it those old folks never what to change anything.  This and this and this needs to change and they […]

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December 3,2017 – Mark 13.24-37

    For several summers when I lived in North Carolina I directed the backpack conference as part of that region of the Christian Church’s camp program.  And camp we did!  We would arrive at Christmount Christian Assembly on Sunday, then they would take us to our starting point on Monday morning and pick us up […]

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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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