Sermons

March 17, 2019: Harriet Tubman

Today, we continue our sermon series called In The Name of Jesus – we’re spending the season of Lent looking at 7 very different people who lived out their faith in very particular ways. Last week, we heard about Rev. Fred Rogers, and this week we’re jumping back a...

March 10, 2019: Fred Rogers – The Good Neighbor

In 1992, one Fred Rogers was invited to commencement at Boston University, where he was to give the invocation or prayer at the beginning of the ceremony and later receive an honorary degree. But when he was introduced, the graduates – who had all grown up watching...

March 3, 2019: Pearls in Paper Cups

Today, we’re taking a short break from the gospels to do a deep dive with Second Corinthians. I’m going to spend a little more time than usual filling in the background, because for us to read Paul’s letters today is like overhearing someone on the phone – you only...

February 24, 2019: Say What?!

Today, we pick up right where we left off last week in the gospel according to Luke. Jesus is standing on a level place, surrounded by crowds who had come to him from all over Judea, hoping to learn and be healed and see the man who does miracles. Just before this,...

February 17, 2019: Leveled

What we’re about to hear this morning is part of the gospel according to Luke. You might have heard of the Sermon on the Mount, which is in Matthew – and a lot of the ground that Jesus covers in that sermon is repeated in this part of Luke, but with some significant...

February 10, 2019: Good News and Bad News

Today, we’re back in the gospel according to Luke to hear the second half of last week’s story. For those of you jumping in with us today, a little recap: After Jesus was baptized, he fasted in the wilderness for 40 days, and was tempted with fame, fortune, and power....

February 3, 2019: Who Are You

This week and next week, we’re going to be looking at two halves of the same story—this week, we’re focusing on who Jesus is and what his mission was and is here on earth. Next week, we’ll hear how the people who knew him best—his hometown crowd—reacted to him. Just...

January 27, 2019: The Joy of the Lord

This morning, we’re going to just dip our toes into the gospel of John for a minute to take a look at one of Jesus’ first miracles. In the chapter directly before this, Jesus has spent two days calling disciples: Simon Peter and his brother Andrew, Philip and his...

January 6, 2019: Rise and Shine

First Reading: Matthew 2:1-12In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay...

December 30, 2018: Faith Like (Child) Jesus

Today, we’re skipping ahead in the story of Jesus quite a ways. It seems like ages ago that we celebrated Jesus’ birth and wondered together how a very special story, featuring a very special God, might take place within and among very ordinary people and places—but...