• On Fear and Power

    Date: January 7, 2018 Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: This is a funny story, the story of the Magi’s visit to Jesus. It’s funny because, thanks to one particular hymn, and Amahl and the Night Visitors, and our sentimen.. readread & listen

  • Young and Old Followers of Jesus

    Date: December 31,2017 Scripture: Luke 2:22-40 Preacher: Rev. Chris Murphy Guest Preacher: Last month I had the joy of making a pastoral visit to the home of the Newcomb family and meeting a new baby in our church family named Evelyn. Evelyn is the daughter of J.T. a.. readread & listen

  • The Birth of Hope

    Date: December 24, 2017 Scripture: Luke 2:1-7 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: I have long been a fan of the idea of the Incarnation, the idea behind the Christmas story that the infinite God chose to put on finite human flesh. For me, the Christmas stor.. readread & listen

  • When They Go Low, We Go High

    Date: December 17, 2017 Scripture: Luke 1:46-55 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: “This is no time for a child to be born, With the earth betrayed by war and hate And a comet slashing the sky to warn That time runs out and the sun burns late. .. readread & listen

  • Two Pregnant Ladies

    Date: December 3, 2017 Scripture: Luke 1:39-45, 56 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: In preparing for the sermon this week, I came across a delightful sonnet about this Bible story. It's called “The Visitation” by Malcolm Guite. As you hear these w.. readread & listen

  • A Gentle and Humble King

    Date: November 26, 2017 Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30 Preacher: Rev. Chris Murphy Guest Preacher: Will you pray with me? Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for being a gentle and humble king, a king that we willingly choose to follow because you are good and loving and worthy of .. readread & listen

  • Use It or Lose It?

    Date: November 19, 2017 Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: I grew up listening to my mother practice her strong, high soprano at the piano in our living room. When I was in middle school, we stood side by side in the church pew, singin.. readread & listen

  • Too Late?

    Date: November 12, 2017 Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Truth be told, this is not my favorite parable. I find it both annoying and ominous, if a parable can be both of those things at the same time. I find it annoying because there.. readread & listen

  • Hope

    Date: November 5, 2017 Scripture: Revelation 7:9-17 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: A few months ago, the husband of one of my college friends died. She shared these words of Shakespeare, from Romeo and Juliet, and I find them so beautiful. “&hellip.. readread & listen

  • What is God's?

    Date: October 29, 2017 Scripture: Matthew 22:15-22 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Before and After and Now

    Date: October 22, 2017 Scripture: Matthew5:1-16 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: In 1892, Ellis Island became the reception center for new immigrants to our country. In 1892, John Muir founded the Sierra Club. In 1892, Homer Plessy refused to go to a se.. readread & listen

  • The Work of Your Fingers

    Date: October 15, 2017 Scripture: Psalm 8 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: It all began with Cassini. A few weeks ago, the Cassini space probe, having ended its twenty-year mission, changed its path orbiting the planet Saturn, sent itself into the pla.. readread & listen

  • Treasure

    Date: October 8, 2017 Scripture: Matthew 6:19-21 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: I’ve been thinking about Mr. Rogers this week. From time to time, when events overwhelm and the world feels like a dark and scary place, I remember these words he once sa.. readread & listen

  • This Feast Is for You!

    Date: October 1, 2017 Scripture: Philippians 2:1-13 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: This is not the age of information. This is not the age of information. Forget the news, and the radio, and the blurred screen. This is the time of loaves and fishes.. readread & listen

  • Leave Room for God

    Date: September 24, 2017 Scripture: Romans 12:9-21 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Bless Their Hearts

    Date: September 17, 2017 Scripture: Romans 12:9-21 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: As we continue on in this little sermon series on Romans 12, we focus today’s sermon on verse 14, words that encourage us to “bless those who persecute you; bless a.. readread & listen

  • The Hospitality Ethic

    Date: September 10, 2017 Scripture: Romans 12:9-21 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: We had some friends over for dinner on Monday night, and we sat down and I lifted my fork and took a bite. Our friends, who are not churchgoers, looked at me as though I had lo.. readread & listen

  • Holding Fast

    Date: September 3, 2017 Scripture: Romans 12: 9-21 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: One of the interesting things about this text from Romans is that Paul never tells us what love is, what evil is, or what good is. There is either the assumption that we, like .. readread & listen

  • Keys of the Kingdom

    Date: August 27, 2017 Scripture: Matthew 16:13-20 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Completing the Pilgrimage

    Date: August 20, 2017 Scripture: Genesis 32:22-31 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: Rev. Eileen Parfrey Since the rest of the church is at the beach this weekend learning pilgrimage practices, I thought we could read this story of Jacob through the lens of my own pilgrimage exper.. readread & listen