sermons

August 2019

I Am Who I Am~Exodus 3: 11-12, 14, 4: 2-4

By | August 11th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Linda Thompson August 11, 2019 Our reading talks about Moses. God chose Moses to lead His people yet Moses questioned God's choice. He did not believe himself to be a leader. Moses asked for God's name as proof in case the people asked. God told him,"I am who I am." Moses was a ...

July 2019

Knock, Knock~Luke 11: 1-10

By | July 28th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley July 28, 2019 Our reading is referred to as a passage on prayer but it also includes a parable called the friend at midnight. Most people think the neighbor was a terrible friend for not getting up to lend his neighbor some bread. This is not a parable about friendship ...

Beyond Radical Welcome~ Luke 7: 36-50

By | July 14th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Jude Johnson July 14, 2019 Happy Pride weekend! Today we celebrate action. Justice-seeking action that springs from love and courage. It all began 50 years ago at Stonewall. From our reading, the line rings out, "Do you see these women?"  A woman washes Jesus's feet with her tears, dries them with her hair, ...

Freedom!~ Galatinus 5: 1-2, 6

By | July 7th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley July 7, 2019 We recently celebrated the United States of America's freedom as a country. While it benefited some, giving some people religious and political freedom, it caused great pain to others, such as the deaths of thousands of indigenous people and the enslavement of Africans. The USA and slavery have had ...

June 2019

Two Cakes and A Cup Of Water~ I Kings 19:1-8

By | June 23rd, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley June 23, 2019 Our theme concerns spiritual food. Elijah had been driven from the city in fear of his life. He was ready to give up but an angel brought him two cakes and a cup of water. It renewed his energy and enabled him to continue his journey. Throughout ...

Who Is The Greatest?~ The Gospel of Mark 9: 31-41

By | June 9th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley June 9, 2019 Welcome to Pentecost Sunday. The reading today tells the story of the apostles arguing about which of them is the greatest. Jesus tells them that whoever wants to be first shall be last and servant to all. Pentecost is the foundational myth of the Christian Church. It ...

May 2019

Holy Now~John 5: 1-9

By | May 26th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Jaime Romo May 26, 2019 Today is Memorial Day. It is also Safe Church Sunday. We are reflecting on healing. We may be feeling a mixture of feelings; reverence, respect, anxiety, loss, and/or grief. Memorial Day began as a way to honor and grieve for the losses of the Civil War. It ...

Safe Space? Living At Peace In A Time Of Fear~ Psalm 23

By | May 12th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley May 12, 2019 Due to recent events, we must question whether we are truly safe in church or at school.  We especially want safe spaces for our children. Safe spaces are not just about physical safety but also emotional safety too.  One cannot have one without the other. Churches, synagogues, ...

April 2019

Redoubtable Thomas

By | April 28th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Dr. Mike Vaughn April 28, 2019 There is power in asking good questions. Better questions bring better answers. Great questions can lead to stronger faith. Pilgrim is a bucket full of questions about how God's teachings are being enacted in this world. This week's reading is about someone who was not there ...