Sermon Archive (Page 3)

Sermon Archive (Page 3)

A Mother’s Day

Order of Worship Service—Mother’s Day Sunday, May 10, 11am (printable PDF link) (Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am.  Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts) PRELUDE: Andante Cantabile in B Major  Felix Mendelssohn WELCOMING and CALL TO WORSHIP HYMN: Hymn for Mothers Day – MELITA TIME OF SILENCE: for COVID-19 dead…

Loving Mother Earth

Order of Worship Service—Earth Day Sunday#2 , May 3, 11am  (printable PDF link)      (Video will be posted LIVE on the church’s FB page at 11am.  Livestream will be cross-posted here ASAP once the livestream starts, depending on how cooperative Facebook and my computer are) PRELUDE: Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque), by Claude Debussy CALL TO WORSHIP HYMN:  Sing the…

Being Loved By Mother Earth

Order of Worship Service—Easter 2, April 26, 11am Gathering Music: Promises of a New Day (Debbie Center)      (Video will be posted on FB Live on the church’s FB page.  Livestream will be cross-posted here between 11 and 11:10am, depending on how cooperative facebook and my computer are) WELCOME Welcome response:  Leader:        We are instructed to make every…

Living Inside the Easter Story 

Westport Presbyterian Church Livestream Order of Worship—Easter April 12, 11am WELCOMING STATEMENT OPENING HYMN:   Glory to God Hymnal #243  Be Not Afraid (sing twice) PRELUDE: That Easter Day with Joy was Bright, by Rudy Davenport RESPONSIVE EASTER CALL TO WORSHIP: Pastor:     Another Easter is here. Imagine – another Easter beginning now, within us! I will let faith…

Hope: The Light You Keep Lit Within

Video of Live Service above.  Sermon text is below. COVID Message #5- Hope: The Light You Keep Lit Within Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29 Matthew 21:1-11  Romans 5:1-5 Because this feels like a completely implausible time to talk about hope—with mounting infections and deaths!—escalating global pandemic!—local epidemic!—and unraveling economic disintegration!—that is precisely what…

On Sabotaging Fear

Message #4 During Covid-19 Pandemic: On Sabotaging Fear Psalm 121; Matthew 6:25-34; Mark 6:46-51; 1 John 4:18   In last Sunday’s message, I challenged you to engage yourself bravely and wisely in a struggle to save the world—including your world—from what  the peerless Chronicles of Narnia author C. S. Lewis called “enemy occupied territory”— in our case—territory  that…

Woman At the Well

John 4:5-42 (And link for Neil’s Offeratory solo)   People everywhere today need to be filled. At the same time people everywhere need to be emptied. We live in an uncertain moment of paradox— In which we require a spiritual process of deep filling— And intentional emptying— In the same moment!—an inner movement in seeming opposite directions. The process of…

 Transluce>Transform>Transcend!

Transluce>Transform>Transcend! John 3:1-17, Romans 2:2   (6 helium balloons—2 purple(Lent), 2 green(life), 2 white(hope), are floating above a nearby pedestal. They are secured by a weight) Although there are multiple threats to a renewal of hope in humanity’s fortunes today, I believe that millions of people around the earth are seeking renewal—and even spiritual…