• Following Jesus

    Date: January 22, 2017 Scripture: Matthew 4:12-23 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: As bona fide soccer parents, Gregg and I have finally figured out what “off sides” means. It has been a conundrum for a while, since the Sabin Bees have morphed fro.. readread & listen

  • New Things - Celebrating Epiphany

    Date: January 15, 2017 Scripture: Isaiah 42:5-9 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Several years ago, the United Church of Christ came up with a slogan that expressed the heart of their outreach. It was in ads and on signs. It read, simply, “God is stil.. readread & listen

  • Turning Around

    Date: January 1, 2017 Scripture: Isaiah 63:7-14 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: When I was cleaning up my desk at home after Christmas, I found a scratch pad on which I had written our family’s predictions for 2016. I had predicted Ted Wheeler would .. readread & listen

  • Christmas Meditation

    Date: December 24, 2016 Scripture: Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Sometimes all it takes is for one person to have the good sense to bring some light. Someone lit an oil lamp long ago, in that darkened room where Mary labored. It may have bee.. readread & listen

  • Love Came Down

    Date: December 18, 2016 Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: "Do not be afraid.” “Do not be afraid” – those may be the four worst words to say to someone who is experiencing fear. If there is terrible turbule.. readread & listen

  • A Voice in the Wilderness

    Date: December 4, 2016 Scripture: Matthew 3:1-12 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: I confess that every year when Advent rolls around, I’m hoping to avoid the Sunday when the scripture with John the Baptist pops up. Much more pleasant to preach on Mary&.. readread & listen

  • Annunciations: A Vision from Isaiah

    Date: November 27, 2016 Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel (Please note that on this First Sunday of Advent, Gregg and Beth Neel are delivering a dialogue sermon.) The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.. readread & listen

  • All Things Hold Together

    Date: November 20, 2016 Scripture: Colossians 1:11-20 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: ”Christ is before all things, and in Christ all things hold together.” In 1919, in the aftermath of World War I, Irish poet William Butler Yeats wrote the poe.. readread & listen

  • Growing Young

    Date: November 13, 2016 Scripture: Matthew 18:1-5 Preacher: Rev. Chris Murphy Guest Preacher: Please join me in prayer: Gracious and loving God, open our hearts and minds to hear from you today. Thank you for being the center of our lives, even in moments of fear .. readread & listen

  • Noisy Presbyterians

    Date: November 6, 2016 Scripture: Psalm 98 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: Text is unavailable... readread & listen

  • Balcony People

    Date: October 30, 2016 Scripture: Hebrews 11, selections Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Jana Childers Text is unavailable... readread & listen

  • Prayer and Then Some

    Date: October 23, 2016 Scripture: Luke 18:9-14 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Choose Life

    Date: October 16, 2016 Scripture: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Thanks and Praise

    Date: October 9, 2016 Scripture: Luke 17:11-19 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: The late Henri Nouwen wrote some terrific books and said some things that have stuck with me as I travel my spiritual path; I know there are some in the congregation who feel t.. readread & listen

  • Morning by Morning

    Date: October 2, 2016 Scripture: Lamentations 1:1-3, 3:19-26 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: What are we willing to see in our world? Where does God's mercy and love shine through? Here we are, October, beginning the waning of 2016. This changing of season, things.. readread & listen

  • Sighs Too Deep

    Date: September 25, 2016 Scripture: Romans 8: 24b-27 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weak.. readread & listen

  • What's the Point?

    Date: September 18, 2016 Scripture: Luke 16:1-13 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: How we understand or interpret a parable depends on what framework we put around it. We can look for meaning in it by seeing how it fits into the gospel as a whole. We can expo.. readread & listen

  • Found

    Date: September 11, 2016 Scripture: Luke 15:1-10 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: “In the middle of the journey of our life, I came to myself, in a dark wood, where the direct way was lost. It is a hard thing to speak of, how wild, harsh and impenetrab.. readread & listen

  • The Welcome Table

    Date: August 28, 2016 Scripture: Luke 14:1, 7-14 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Many years ago, I attended the wedding of some good friends. A few of us had been asked to make a quick exit after the ceremony in downtown Manhattan to go up to the reception .. readread & listen

  • Love Afire

    Date: August 21, 2016 Scripture: Hebrews 12:18-29 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: “Why,” Annie Dillard asks, “do we people in church seem like cheerful, brainless tourists on a packaged tour of the Absolute?” (Teaching a Stone to Talk.. readread & listen