• The Great Hope

    Date: April 17, 2016 Scripture: Revelation 7:9-17 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: A few weeks ago we were having dinner and out of the blue Sarah asked, “Did something happen at a school called Sandy Hook?” I wanted to sink to my knees in gr.. readread & listen

  • The Last Word

    Date: April 10, 2016 Scripture: Revelation 5:11-14 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: A friend recently sent me a poem, “A Brief for the Defense” by Jack Gilbert. Sorrow everywhere. Slaughter everywhere. If babies are not starving someplace, t.. readread & listen

  • Receive the Holy Spirit

    Date: April 3, 2016 Scripture: John 20:19-31 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Rising from Death (Easter Sermon)

    Date: March 27, 2016 Scripture: John 20: 1-18 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: The late comic George Carlin (of all people) gave me some inspiration for this Easter Sunday. He once said “I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows throug.. readread & listen

  • Jesus, Triumphant King

    Date: March 20, 2016 Scripture: John 12:12 -16 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Jesus, Triumphant King John 12:12-16 It’s a good story, if you like quests and adventures. We have a noble protagonist, handsome (we think). After trials and t.. readread & listen

  • Jesus, Light of the World

    Date: March 13, 2016 Scripture: John 8:12-20 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Who Is Jesus?

    Date: February 28, 2016 Scripture: Matthew 25:31-40 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Who is Jesus? That’s the question we are asking this season of Lent. As I have been pondering this question, and listening to Beth’s sermon two weeks ago, and .. readread & listen

  • 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