"Our relationship with God presented in both the Exodus and Matthew passages at first seems based on fear, violence, and rules. Yet, as Paul writes to the church in Philippi, love is the conerstone. After the Las Vegas mass murders, our nation is again talking about gun laws and rules. Could this horrific tragedy knock us off our horse and open us to see and live with new eyes, to know the power of resurrection - that love come first, the rules follow, but love rules?"
Spiritual Autobiography by Mary Jo Nairn
"During the Sabbatical season, we are inviting parishioners to present their spiritual autobiography in the space normally dedicated to the sermon. The author can experience a profound exercise in faith exploration and those listening honor the journey and remember that God continues to speak to us."
— Mary Jo Nairn (October 1, 2017) Listen
"Joseph's brothers come seeking food yet underneath the physical hunger is a gnawing hunger for forgiveness. But there is more to the story as Joseph's words about God and Jesus' words to Peter in the gospel suggest there is a need for us to forgive reality for not being what we need, want and demand that it be."
Spiritual Autobiography by Laura Brubaker
"During the Sabbatical season, we are inviting parishioners to present their spiritual autobiography in the space normally dedicated to the sermon. The author can experience a profound exercise in fait exploration and those listening honor the journey and remember that God continues to speak to us."
— Laura Brubaker (Sunday, September 10, 2017) Listen
"Both Moses and Jesus find an inner path to their true self and to God as they travel the outer path of their own unique life. God invites us to find our own inner life. One path is to centering prayer and we pray its "map" in our Sunday opening prayer."
Most Requested Sermons
"What are we to do about racial injustice and riots in Baltimore in light of the Gospel? "
— Rev. Devon Anderson (May 3, 2015)
"The Parable of the Five Talents is not a lesson about stewardship or using our gifts wisely. It is a commentary on fear. And fear, as Jesus knew so well, is life's only true opponent."
— Rev. Devon Anderson (Nov 16, 2014)
"Contrary to what we might think, 'No one comes to the Father except through me' may just be the single most loving, inclusive, visionary statement Jesus ever made."
— Rev. Devon Anderson (May 23, 2014)