Sermons

Just Shut Up & Forgive

September 18, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
D

God has not held his grudge against you.
Who are you to hold your grudge against another?

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The Passover of the Lord

September 10, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
D

“The truth is,
I do not know what this hurricane will bring.
I do not know whom it will pass over and whom it will not.
But I do know this.
I know that we belong to the Lord Jesus Christ,
and that he is the captain, Lord, and lover of our souls.”

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Who Am I?

September 3, 2017
The Rev. Ellen Richardson
D

Sometimes the presence of God whispering I will be with you is heard as subtle as a nudge to reach out to someone close by who could use some prayer, or reassurance, or companionship. Sometimes that presence of God is telling us to speak up, to tell the truth, or to seek forgiveness, or to build reconciliation in our lives and in the world. Sometimes the call of the burning bush makes us ask not only Who am I? but Who should I be?

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All In Your Power

August 28, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
D

“If I have learned anything about youth ministry
over the past decade,
it’s that youth ministry works best
not when we hire it out,
not when we outsource it,
not when we delegate it to others,
but when we all own it together.”

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Strange and Wondrous Days

August 20, 2017
The Rev. Ellen Richardson
D

.Jesus—the Son of God, yet fully human—vulnerable, weary, uncertain, and yes just a bit arrogant, shows the disciples—and all of us—that the deep source of true healing is found in the willingness to be changed.

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Let No One Put Asunder

August 13, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
D

“Whether it’s white supremacists marching with torches in Charlottesville or world leaders playing chicken with nuclear weaponry, you can almost understand their logic: ‘If we could just get rid of the people in our way, we could breathe easier. We could move on with life. We could find some measure of peace.’ But here’s the problem: Peace by subtraction, peace by disposal, peace by elimination, is never the peace of God.”

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Face to Face

August 7, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
D

Jesus became the burning bush:
burning but not consumed;
blazing with the light of the great I Am;
the faceless Father shining
through the face of our Lord and friend.

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want

July 30, 2017
The Rev. Ellen Richardson
D

Life is crammed full of disappointments and failures—large and small—and as much as we try to convince ourselves otherwise, you can’t always get what you want.

 

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The One About Skittles & Money

July 16, 2017
The Rev. Lonnie Lacy
D

If we want to know God,
then we must know God
as Giver.

And if we want to know ourselves,
then we must know ourselves
as givers, too.

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