• Resting in Jesus

    Date: February 21, 2016 Scripture: John 15: 1-5, 9 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: The Reverend Chris Murphy Lent is a season of introspection. Some of you know that in addition to being a pastor, I am a trained spiritual director. I will let you in on a secret. Spiritual directors lo.. readread & listen

  • Jesus Christ, the Familiar Stranger

    Date: February 14, 2016 Scripture: Luke 6: 20-31 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Context matters, so before sharing with you some of my understanding of who Jesus is, before sharing something that feels quite intimate, who Jesus is for me, I want to share .. readread & listen

  • Ash Wednesday Meditation

    Date: February 10, 2016 Scripture: Psalm 51 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: What is the purpose of Lent? In olden days Lent was a season of repentance of sin so that one’s heart would be ready – clean and absolved – to receive the.. readread & listen

  • Seeing Jesus Anew

    Date: February 7, 2016 Scripture: Luke 9:28-43 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: My friend Joseph, who is a Presbyterian minister and in my pastors’ study group, tells his story of interviewing with a congregation and a committee. He says, “I wa.. readread & listen

  • Holding Up the Mirror

    Date: January 31, 2016 Scripture: Luke 4:21-30 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: From Sufi wisdom, there is a saying: Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates. At the first gate, ask yourself “Is it true?” At the second gate ask.. readread & listen

  • Looking Ahead

    Date: January 24, 2016 Scripture: Luke 4:14-21 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Last Sunday, the oldest member of our congregation, Doris Hamilton, died at 105. She had been a member here for more than eighty years. She was born before this sanctuary was b.. readread & listen

  • Water Into Joy

    Date: January 17, 2016 Scripture: John 2:1-11 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: The gospel of John is an intriguing thing. From a literary point of view, it is a beautifully constructed piece, elegant in its organization. The first part is the book of sign.. readread & listen

  • You Are Mine

    Date: January 10, 2016 Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:21-22 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: I have loved you from the beginning. I will love you as others come and go. You are indeed my Beloved, so rest be still and know. George, one of our community, a fait.. readread & listen

  • Star Gazing

    Date: January 3, 2016 Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Let the Peace of Christ Rule

    Date: December 27, 2015 Scripture: Psalm 148; Colossians 3:12-17 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Christmas Eve Meditation

    Date: December 24, 2015 Scripture: Luke 2:1-20 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: There are so many ponderings of the heart on Christmas Eve. This room is filled with many expectations tonight, with a lot of hope and some sadness, with ponderings about ou.. readread & listen

  • Mary Set Out

    Date: December 20, 2015 Scripture: Luke 1:39-45 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: These gospel stories about the birth of Jesus present us with such a conundrum, don’t they? On the one hand, we love them. We get shivers when Linus quotes Luke in the .. readread & listen

  • What Do We Hear? What Do We Do?

    Date: December 13, 2015 Scripture: Zephaniah 3:14-20; Luke 1:26-37 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Down Between the Darkness and the Light

    Date: Scripture: Isaiah 9:2, 6-7, Luke 1:68-79 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: And God stepped out on space, And he looked around and said: I’m lonely— I’ll make me a world. And far as the eye of God could see Darkness cover.. readread & listen

  • Waiting with Courage

    Date: November 29, 2015 Scripture: Psalm 25:1-5 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: I find it ironic that on this first Sunday of Advent, the chosen theme is waiting. My friend Esther speaks for me. About waiting, she says: “I don’t.” Do you .. readread & listen

  • Love Is Stronger than Death

    Date: November 22, 2015 Scripture: Song of Solomon 5:6-8, Colossians 3:12-18 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Perhaps you saw the video that a Parisian man, Antoine Leiris, made after the love of his life was killed last week. It’s a short video that he posted on Facebook, addre.. readread & listen

  • Giving Roots and Wings

    Date: November 15, 2015 Scripture: Mark 10:13-16 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: On Saturday morning, while we were still in our pajamas, I found myself having one of those conversations I hate having with my child. Before she went to bed the night before, .. readread & listen

  • Welcoming the Stranger

    Date: November 8, 2015 Scripture: Leviticus 19:33-34 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in this visual, media-driven age, that is true. I think the worst picture I have seen of late is one of a toddler, who looks.. readread & listen

  • Loving Kindness

    Date: November 1, 2015 Scripture: Ruth 1:1-18 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: The writer Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto (among other novels) had a best friend, a woman named Lucy, who, at the age of nine, was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw. She sur.. readread & listen

  • Finding Treasure

    Date: October 15, 2015 Scripture: Matthew 6:19-21 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen