• Dare to see

    Date: December 16, 2007 Scripture: Isaiah 35:1-10; Matthew 11:2-11 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: In the ancient world, as today, desert wilderness consumed much of the Middle East. Around the edges existed sharp contrasts. Lebanon was heavily forested. The mountains of Car.. readread & listen

  • Imagine

    Date: December 02, 2007 Scripture: Isaiah 2:2-5; Matthew 24:26-44 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: The prophet Isaiah of Jerusalem prophesied during the reign of four Judean kings. He began about 738 BCE, and continued his work for the next forty or so years. Isaiah was a ma.. readread & listen

  • Half-full

    Date: November 24, 2007 Scripture: Colossians 1:11-20 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: She looked up at me from her hospital bed as I walked into her room ten days ago. At 96, Mina had been there for over a week, the result of a fall and a heart incident. The day.. readread & listen

  • The End of the Building

    Date: November 17, 2007 Scripture: Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 21:5-19 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: There is an organization in Des Moines, Iowa called "Orchard Place" that helps troubled youth rebuild their lives. The work they do happens on several sites throughout the city.. readread & listen

  • Mine and Thine

    Date: November 10, 2007 Scripture: Haggai 1:15b-2:9; Luke 20:27-38 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Vischer Guest Preacher: Last month, a dear friend of ours died, after a long and fruitful life. It seemed to us that, more than most people, he embodied Christlike love, and tried his whole life to al.. readread & listen

  • Spooks and Goblins and Saints

    Date: November 04, 2007 Scripture: Luke 6:17-31 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: The lectionary reading for All Saints Day this year is the opening portion of Luke's sermon on the plain. One fourth the length of Matthew's sermon on the mount, much of its ma.. readread & listen

  • If Even and Even If

    Date: October 21, 2007 Scripture: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: Henry Ward Beecher was a famous preacher - - who lived about 100 years ago. He preached at Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims - - in Brooklyn Heights - - in New York City. I serve.. readread & listen

  • Yes to materialism, sorta

    Date: September 30, 2007 Scripture: I Timothy 6:6-19 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Sermon titles are difficult for me. They are supposed to be clever, enticing, meant to draw you in. Well, by the time this sermon concludes, you may wonder if the title fits at.. readread & listen

  • Let Us Pray

    Date: September 23, 2007 Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: Right at the beginning of the Scripture reading from 1 Timothy, there's a call to prayer. It says, "I URGE you to pray". And so I've been thinking about my prayer life. And I f.. readread & listen

  • God's mirth

    Date: September 16, 2007 Scripture: Luke 15:1-10 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: One of the benefits of preaching from the lectionary, that three-year scripture rotation which many denominations follow, is that we hear and can be nurtured in a vast array of.. readread & listen

  • Gracious Knowing

    Date: September 09, 2007 Scripture: Psalm 139:1-18 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Several years ago, I began meeting regularly with a spiritual director. Valued in Roman Catholic circles, spiritual directors are relatively new to Protestantism. Highly traine.. readread & listen

  • Disturbing the comfort

    Date: August 26, 2007 Scripture: Luke 13:10-17 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: I was speeding along the freeway the other night (not really speeding, of course), and suddenly traffic came to a screeching crawl. A bank of flashing yellow lights on the left.. readread & listen

  • God Who?

    Date: August 05, 2007 Scripture: Hosea 11:1-11 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: As I worked with today's lectionary reading from Hosea, and as I let it work on me, I became increasingly drawn into it. The prophet Hosea wrote and preached from about 750 - 7.. readread & listen

  • Persistent

    Date: July 29, 2007 Scripture: Psalm 85:8; Luke 11:1-13; Hosea 1:2-10 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Vischer Guest Preacher: A woman whose seven-year old daughter wanted to take violin lessons took her daughter to a music store to rent an instrument. Hoping she would understand the importance of maki.. readread & listen

  • Listening for a Vision

    Date: July 22, 2007 Scripture: Amos 8:1-8 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: This morning's scripture reading is the fourth in a series of five visions found in the book of the prophet Amos. These visions move from a sense of forgiveness, to an ever mor.. readread & listen

  • All in the family

    Date: July 08, 2007 Scripture: Presbyterian Heritage Sunday; Galatians 6:1-18 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: It is nearly impossible for us to conceive of what those early congregations in Galatia must have been like. I was helped by this idea. Think of a traditional village in centra.. readread & listen

  • More than manners

    Date: July 01, 2007 Scripture: Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Weeks dragged into months, waiting for news. What he heard must have seemed dreadful, because his letter back virtually smoked with bitter polemic. It was a critical time for d.. readread & listen

  • The ABC's of power

    Date: June 17, 2007 Scripture: I Kings 21:1-21a Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Pray: Holy One of Israel, you have the word of life, not just for us, but for your world. Help us to be attentive, so that in the midst of the words and silences, we may hear y.. readread & listen

  • Reality Show

    Date: June 10, 2007 Scripture: Psalm 146; Luke 7:11-17 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Let us pray: Prepare our hearts, O Lord. Turn down the volume of the words which swirl around us and in us. We desire to hear your voice, yours, that hearing, we may also live .. readread & listen

  • Three Big Words

    Date: June 03, 2007 Scripture: Rom. 5:1-5; Prov.8:1-4; 22-31 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Vischer Guest Preacher: Ole and Olga lived on an isolated farm in Minnesota. Olga was starved for affection. Ole never gave her any signs of love, and her need to be appreciated was unfulfilled. Final.. readread & listen