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Love Rules

"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?"

 — Rev. Dr. Anne Miner-Pearson (October 8, 2017)   Read   Listen

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  

Proper 20

 — Rev. Chip Whitacre  (Sunday, September 24, 2017) Read   Listen

Hunger is a Strong Motivator

"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."

 — Rev. Dr. Anne Miner-Pearson  (Sunday, September 17, 2017) Read   Listen

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

Paths are About Connections

"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."

— Rev. Dr. Anne Miner-Pearson (September 3, 2017)  Read   Listen

 

 

 

  

Most Requested Sermons

Post-Election Apocalypse: What Do We Do Now?

"It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work."
— Rev. Devon Anderson (November 13, 2016)  Read  Listen

On the Anniversary of 9-11

"What were the spriitual aftershocks of 9-11? What did we learn about God and the many faces of God on that day?" 
— Rev. Devon Anderson (September 11, 2016)  Read  Listen

Riots are the Language of the Unheard

"What are we to do about racial injustice and riots in Baltimore in light of the Gospel? "
— Rev. Devon Anderson (May 3, 2015)

God Waits Patiently on the Other Side of Our Fear

"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)

Reclaiming Jesus' Love Language

"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)