• You bet your life

    Date: March 12, 2006 Scripture: Mark 8:31-36 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Gracious God, this morning, silence in us any voice but your own, that hearing, we may also believe and thus live into your son, Jesus Christ. Amen. Today's lectionary rea.. readread & listen

  • Thank God!

    Date: February 26, 2006 Scripture: II Kings 2:1-15; Mark 2:2-9 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Today's two strange, haunting, symbol-filled lectionary readings point to several facets of our life, several dimensions of our faith. Hebrew people and early Christians hearin.. readread & listen

  • Blessed and Broken

    Date: February 05, 2006 Scripture: Isaiah 40:21-31; Mark 1:29-39 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: Can you all remember a time when you were distracted? Your focus went from where you wanted it to be to someplace else. Usually the results are not very satisfying. Now sometim.. readread & listen

  • The state of our union

    Date: January 29, 2006 Scripture: Mark 1:21-28; I Corinthians 8:1-13 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Each year on this Sunday, I seek to give you my perspective on our life together. I am privileged to do so, to look back and ahead. If you are a newcomer, I hope you learn some.. readread & listen

  • For God alone

    Date: January 22, 2006 Scripture: Psalm 65:5-12; Mark 1:14-20 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Augustine, Bishop of Hippo in north Africa, one of the most influential theologians in all of church history, once wrote of God: "You arouse [us] to take joy in praising you, f.. readread & listen

  • What Kind of Christian?

    Date: January 08, 2006 Scripture: Mark 1:4-11 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Wasn't Jonah Garrett's baptism wonderful? To proclaim Christ's gift of love to a child, to declare that he is a child of God, simply because of how we know God in Christ Jesus-.. readread & listen

  • How Do You Follow a Star?

    Date: January 01, 2006 Scripture: Isaiah 60:1-6; Matt. 2:1-12 John 1:1-9 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: Have you ever thought about how difficult it would be to follow a star? I mean really. In any sensible practical way you can't. On a clear night you could stand basically anywh.. readread & listen

  • I beg to differ

    Date: December 24, 2005 Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7 Luke 2:1-20 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Yesterday, I received an email from a friend of long-standing, who lives with his wife and three children in a distant state. As a child, his wife was a victim of a variety of .. readread & listen

  • Do not be afraid

    Date: December 18, 2005 Scripture: II Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:26-38 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Promises, holy promises-in a sense, that is what our understanding of Christmas is about. So, before we read the gospel, we need to listen to the Hebrew scripture, lines memori.. readread & listen

  • To Wait and to Hope

    Date: December 11, 2005 Scripture: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; John 1:6-8, 19-28 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: I don't know about you, but as a person of Christian faith, I feel a little schizophrenic this time of year, these Advent weeks. On the one hand, some of us have been to Christ.. readread & listen

  • Members of the Family

    Date: November 20, 2005 Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46; Ezekiel 34:11-24; Thanksgiving Sunday Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Vischer Guest Preacher: What I learned on my trip to Jordan last month is still unfolding. It was the first trip I've had to the Holy Land or any other part of the Middle East. It was a wonderful trip.. readread & listen

  • With New Eyes

    Date: November 13, 2005 Scripture: Psalm 123; Matthew 25:14-30 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Reading the Bible can be wonder-full, life-changing, confusing, troubling, even dangerous. This seemingly straight-forward and familiar-to-many parable is one such text. H.. readread & listen

  • And To God...

    Date: October 16, 2005 Scripture: Matthew 22:15-22; Exodus 33:12-23 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: Back in the days of "Windows '95" when I first turned on my computer there was a lot of stuff that came up on the screen before the nice blue desktop. The blue desktop was simp.. readread & listen

  • Peace Unity Purity?

    Date: September 18, 2005 Scripture: Exodus 16:2-15, Phil. 1:27-30, Matt. 20:1-16 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: Lately I've been thinking about - grumpy-ness. I've been wondering if being grumpy - could ever be - a good thing. Or - at least - a sign of something - good. What if - grumpy-.. readread & listen

  • Reflect and Marvel with Me

    Date: August 28, 2005 Scripture: Romans 12:9-21; Matthew 16:21-28 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: Last Sunday, we read the first eight verses of Romans 12 as one of our lectionary texts. Today, we hear the rest of the chapter. In context, these words are not a list of do's .. readread & listen

  • Sink or Swim?

    Date: August 06, 2005 Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Vischer Guest Preacher: Do not be afraid! Do not be afraid! Have courage! It is I! Overwhelmed! That sums up memories of my first months of the freshman year of college-I felt overwhelmed! I.. readread & listen

  • Leaving a Legacy

    Date: May 01, 2005 Scripture: Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21 Preacher: Rev David Hutchinson Guest Preacher: A young woman had been diagnosed with a terminal illness. She was given three months to live. And as she was getting her things in order she called her pastor. And asked him to.. readread & listen

  • Ways of Life Abundant - I

    Date: February 13, 2005 Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11 Preacher: Dr Jim Moiso Guest Preacher: The sixteenth century Catholic Cardinal Roberto Bellarmine (1542-1621) wrote: "If the body goes without food and drink for even one day....it immediately weeps and lets out a r.. readread & listen

  • Humility, Sabbath and Stewardship

    Date: October 24, 2004 Scripture: Joel 2:23-29, Luke 18:9-15 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Vischer Guest Preacher: Once a pastor was asked to speak for a certain charitable organization. After the meeting the program chair handed the pastor a check. The pastor was a bit embarrassed, "Oh, I .. readread & listen

  • Who is My Neighbor?

    Date: July 11, 2004 Scripture: Luke 10: 25-37; The Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Vischer Guest Preacher: Today we celebrate Presbyterian Heritage Sunday, and we especially honor those who have been members here at Westminster for 50 years or more. In preparation for this sermon I .. readread & listen