Past Sermons – 2020

December 2020

December 13
Housing the Holy
Scripture lessons: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 & Luke 1:26-38

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December 6
Tell the Darkness!
Scripture lessons: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 & Luke 1:46b-55

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November 2020

November 29
Radical Landscaping
Scripture lessons: Isaiah 40:1-11 & Mark 1:1-8

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November 22
Come, You That Are Blessed
Scripture lessons: Ephesians 1:15-23 & Matthew 25:31-46

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November 15
Courageous Faith
Scripture lessons: Judges 4:1-16 & Matthew 25:14-30

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November 8
Like a Tree That’s Planted By the Water
Scripture lessons: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 & Amos 5:18-24

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November 1
Like a Tree That’s Planted By the Water
Scripture lessons: Psalm 1:1-3 & Matthew 22:36-40

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October 2020

October 25
When the End Is Our Beginning
Scripture lessons: Revelation 7:9-17 & Matthew 5:1-12

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October 18
Like a Tree That’s Planted By the Water
Scripture lessons: Psalm 1:1-3 & Matthew 22:36-40

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October 11
Feast
Scripture lessons: Psalm 23, Isaiah 25:1-9 & Matthew 22:1-14

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October 4
A Peace That Connects
Scripture lessons: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 & Matthew 21:33-46

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September 2020

September 27
On What Grounds?
Scripture lessons: Exodus 17:1-7 & Matthew 21:23-32

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September 20
A Fishy Justice
Scripture lessons: Jonah 3:10-4:11 & Matthew 20:1-16

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September 13
Nature’s Sanctuary
Scripture lessons: Exodus 14:19-31 & Psalms 114

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September 6
To Cancel or To Connect?
Scripture lessons:  Exodus 12:1-14 & Matthew 18:15-20

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August 2020

August 30
Sheep Tending, Soul Mending, Feet Sending
Scripture lessons: Exodus 3:1-15 & Romans 12:9-21

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August 23
At the River
Scripture lessons: Exodus 1:8-2:10 & Romans 12:1-8

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August 16
Some Good News!
Scripture lessons:  Genesis 45:1-15 & Matthew 15:21-28

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August 9
Make a Splash?
Scripture lessons: 1 Kings 1:9-18 & Matthew 14:22-33

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August 2
You’re the Superhero You’ve Been Waiting For
Guest Preacher: Rev. Anna Taylor Sweringen
Scripture lessons: Genesis 32:22-31 & Matthew 14:13-21

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July 2020

July 26
Turning the World Right Side Up Again
Guest Preacher: Rev. Anna Taylor Sweringen
Scripture lessons:  Romans 8:26-39 & Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

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July 19
God Was Here… and I Didn’t Know It!
Scripture lessons: Genesis 28:10-19a & Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

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July 12
Seedy Scripture
Scripture lessons: Genesis 25:19-34 & Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

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July 5
Listening to Our Longing
Scripture lessons:  Song of Solomon 2:8-13 & Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

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June 2020

June 28
True Colors
Scripture lessons: Psalm 139:1-18 & Acts:8:26-40

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June 21
Letters to Our Fathers
Scripture lessons: Genesis 21:8-21 & Matthew 10:24-39

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June 14
Making the Impossible Possible
Preacher: Wanangwa Nyirongo
Scripture lessons:  Genesis 18:1-5, 21:1-7 & Matthew 9:35-10:8

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June 7
In the Image of God
Scripture lessons: Genesis 1:1-2:2 & Matthew 28:16-20

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May 2020

May 31
The Gifts of the Spirit
Scripture lessons: Acts 2:1-21 & 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13

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May 24
Is This the Time?
Scripture lessons:  Acts 1:6-14 & 1 Peter 4:1214, 5:6-11

May 17
Keeping Our Altars Open
Scripture lessons: Acts 17:22-31 & John 14:15-21

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May 10
What Breaks Us and What Makes Us
Scripture lessons: 1 Peter 1:3-9 & John 14:1-14

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May 3
Training Our Trust
Scripture lessons:  Acts 2:42-47 & John 10:1-10

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April 2020

April 26
But We Had Hoped!
Scripture lessons: Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 & Luke 24:13-35

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April 19
Love Is Blind?
Scripture lessons: 1 Peter 1:3-9 & John 20:19-31

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April 12
Joy Dawns
Scripture lessons:  Acts 10:34-43  & Matthew 28:1-10

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April 5
Bring Palms
Scripture lessons: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 & Matthew 21:1-11

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March 2020

March 29
Can These Bones Live Again?
Scripture lessons: Ezekiel 27:1-14 & John 11:1-45

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March 22
We Are Blind and We Need To Be Touched!
Scripture lessons: Psalm 32 & John 9:1-12

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March 15
Pay Attention to Your Thirst
Scripture lessons: Exodus 17:1-7 & John 4:5-15, 4:19-26, 4:39-42

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March 8
The Dark Womb of Lent
Scripture lessons: Genesis 12:1-4a & John 3:1-17  The Dark Womb of Lent  PDF

March 1
Finding our Way in the Dark
Scripture lessons: Psalm 32, Romans 12:1-2 & Matthew 4:1-11  Finding our Way in the Dark  PDF

February 2020

February 26  (Ash Wednesday)
What God Can Do With Dust
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February 16
Better and Worse
Scripture lessons: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 & Matthew 5:21-37 Better and Worse  PDF

February 9
Stay Salty, Stay Lit
Scripture lessons: Isaiah 58:1-9a & Matthew 5:13-20 PDF

February 2
Blessed Are the Rats
Scripture lessons: Micah 6:1-8 & Matthew 5:1-12  Blessed Are the Rats  PDF

January 2020

January 26
To Fish and To Follow
Scripture lessons: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 & Matthew 4:12-23  To Fish and To Follow  PDF

January 19
Glorify!
Scripture lessons: Isaiah 63:7-9 & Matthew 2:13-23  Glorify!  PDF

January 12
Swimming Lesson for Christians
Scripture lessons: Isaiah 42:1-9 & Matthew 3:13-17 PDF

January 5
Star Words
Scripture lessons: Isaiah 60:1-6 & Matthew 2:1-12 PDF

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