• At the Center

    Date: July 24, 2011 Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 24:36-44 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: It’s such an elusive question: what is love? Hollywood gets it wrong more often than not; poets tend to get it right. The rest of us muddle through, experiencing those .. readread & listen

  • Together, Wherever We Go

    Date: July 17, 2011 Scripture: Matthew 11:2-11 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Perhaps like me, you know someone who is an atheist. Chances are pretty good that you do. I have an acquaintance, the mother of one of Sarah’s classmates, who is lovely .. readread & listen

  • A Long Shot

    Date: July 10, 2011 Scripture: Acts 1:6-14 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: Can anyone think of a time, when you have taken a ‘long shot’? The expression probably originated with horseracing. So I’m not asking for any.. readread & listen

  • Feasting

    Date: July 06, 2011 Scripture: Luke 23:32-43 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Cold, baked beans from the can. The taste was too sweet and the meal very unsatisfying. That was the meal I had the evening I ran away from my family. I was eight, and fed u.. readread & listen

  • Hearing (Pentecost Sunday)

    Date: June 12, 2011 Scripture: Luke 18:9-14 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: This day of Pentecost reminds me of the story of the visitor in a Presbyterian church (not this one!) who was very moved. As she listened to the music and preaching, she sudd.. readread & listen

  • Cloud Cover

    Date: June 05, 2011 Scripture: Luke 16:19-31 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: There is a so called ‘jewelry and loan’ shop on Sandy Boulevard that claims to be the “friendliest pawn shop” in Portland. The name of the shop is &ldqu.. readread & listen

  • Heart Smart

    Date: May 08, 2011 Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-3; Luke 12:32-40 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: (whisper): What does it take to get your attention? (yell): How about a shout!! Sometimes a shout will get our attention, and sometimes a whisp.. readread & listen

  • Seeing and Touching

    Date: May 01, 2011 Scripture: Luke 10:38-42 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: It’s been a while now, but I can remember a time in my life when seeing and touching meant everything. It was right after our first pregnancy, which ended in an early mi.. readread & listen

  • Filled with Emptiness

    Date: April 24, 2011 Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: Easter and Christmas are the two high points in the church year. The two high points - are all about: the beginning of Jesus’ life, and… .. readread & listen

  • 2011 Good Friday Service -- Scriptural Interpretation

    Date: April 22, 2011 Scripture: Luke 10:38-42 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: Westminster Youth 2011 Good Friday Service -- Scriptural Interpretation (http://vimeo.com/22874670) from Lisa Stine (http://vimeo.com/user1881002) on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com)... readread & listen

  • Procession

    Date: April 17, 2011 Scripture: John 5:1-9 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: “Procession” 2011 Palm Sunday During the years I was a seminary student at San Francisco Theological Seminary, I worshiped frequently at Saint Gregory o.. readread & listen

  • Bone-Tired

    Date: April 10, 2011 Scripture: Luke 7:36-50 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Vischer Guest Preacher: Refrain: Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us! There’s a satisfying tiredness that comes from spending yourself in work that you feel good about... readread & listen

  • Spit

    Date: April 03, 2011 Scripture: John 17:20-26 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: This sermon was inspired by two works: “Spit” by Jane Flanders “A Tale of Two Heretics” by Barbara Brown Taylor I could hear him spit on his ha.. readread & listen

  • Living Questions and Living Water

    Date: March 27, 2011 Scripture: Luke 19:28-43 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: For what are you thirsty? I’ve always been thirsty for books. . .When I was about thirteen, I was exploring my father’s office (he was a pastor), waiting for hi.. readread & listen

  • When the Wind Blows, Where Will You Go?

    Date: March 20, 2011 Scripture: 2 Cor. 5:16-21; Luke 15:18-24 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: Erik Huget 20 March 2011 Westminster Presbyterian Church Portland, Or. When the wind blows, where will you go? John 3:1-17 I am a sailor, dependant on the wind to move .. readread & listen

  • After the Fall

    Date: March 13, 2011 Scripture: Luke 13:31-35 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: A line from a nursery rhyme - - sticks in my head - - - - as I read the Scripture readings for this morning. The line is: “When she was good - she was ver.. readread & listen

  • Dazzling!

    Date: March 06, 2011 Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-4, 43:1-4; Luke 3:21-22 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: One of my favorite spots on the planet is Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County in the San Francisco Bay area. Karl and I were visiting the area one March, late af.. readread & listen

  • Bliss

    Date: February 27, 2011 Scripture: Jeremiah 31:7-14 and Eph. 3:6 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: When I am worrying about something, and I tell someone about it, they will sometimes say, ‘Don’t worry” in response to my description of the situation. It.. readread & listen

  • Fools for Christ

    Date: February 20, 2011 Scripture: Luke 1:39-45 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: Debbie Garber Guest Preacher: The Rev. Debbie Garber 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and some.. readread & listen

  • But I Say...

    Date: February 13, 2011 Scripture: Mark 10:36-43 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: What makes you angry? Surely we can all think of something… Or someone… If your experience is anything like mine, we get angry. .. readread & listen