Sermons from 2022

Sermons from 2022

Get Out!— Before You Are Burned Out!

4th Sunday of Pentecost—Season of Holy Spirit Power June 26, 2022     11am PRELUDE: Voluntary for Flutes— John Stanley CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS     Leader:    From Moses to Jesus, those who spoke truth to power, People:    Those who refused to accept that injustice and inequality had to exist Leader:    And that there was no better way People:     Always found…

Thin Places

2nd Sunday of Pentecost   June 12, 2022, 11:00 am  PRELUDE: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (WESTMINSTER ABBEY), setting by Stan Pethel CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS Leader:  We cannot love God unless we love each other, People:  And to love we must know each other. Leader:  We know God in the breaking of bread People:  And we know each other in the breaking of bread,…

A #Pentecost #HolySpiritDay Meditation

Pentecost Sunday—Celebration of Holy Communion June 5, 2022, 11:00 am PRELUDE: In Christ Alone: Townend/Getty, arr. Lloyd Larson  CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS Pastor:        All beings are words of God, God’s music, God’s art. People:       Sacred books we are, For the infinite camps in our souls. Pastor:        Every act reveals God and expands God’s being. I know that…

An Ascension Sunday Message

Memorial Day Sunday—Ascension Sunday—May 29, 2022 PRELUDE: Candles Burn in the Quiet Night—James Michael Stevens CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS Memorial Day honoring of our beloved dead—school children, racist hate crime victims, veterans, war casualties, non-combatants the innocent of all nations, people who have given their lives in movements for equality, freedom and…

The Power of a Night Vision

6th Sunday of Easter—Season of Eastertide May 22, 2022, 11:00 am  PRELUDE: My Lord, what a Morning (BURLEIGH), arr. Edwin T. Childs RESPONSIVE CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS Pastor:       Here in the busy city People:      Now let the church be seen Pastor:       Where lesser gods are worshipped People:      In money and machine; Pastor:       Where news is but sensation,…

What Do Our Lives Want to Become?

3rd Sunday of Easter!—Season of Eastertide May 1, 2022, 11:00 am PRELUDE: Simple Gifts—Rudy Davenport CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS—Bishop Desmond Tutu and the Dali Llama Pastor:       It is through weakness and vulnerability    that we learn empathy and compassion People:     And discover our souls. Pastor:       Under the greatest adversity  there exists the greatest…

She Said What?!?!

Second Sunday of Easter! April 24, 2022, 11:00 am PRELUDE: Ballo del Granduca—Sweelinck CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS  Leader:       You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able  to solve the world’s problems at once. People:            But don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be…