• The Great Reveal

    Date: March 11, 2018 Scripture: Psalm 118:1-4, 19-29 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Many of you know of the late author Madeline L’Engle, and I hope that many of you have read some of her books. I was first introduced to her writing when in third grade o.. readread & listen

  • Living Stones

    Date: March 4, 2018 Scripture: 1 Peter 2:1-10 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Grafted

    Date: February 25, 2018 Scripture: Romans 11:1-2a, 13-24 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: If you have never been to the Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens in Woodland, Washington, I urge you to go, especially in late April or early May when the flowers are in their most fra.. readread & listen

  • Stones to Bread, and Other Temptations

    Date: February 18, 2018 Scripture: Matthew 4:1-11 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Well, Lent is upon us again, and we find ourselves starting out on a path that always begins with wilderness and temptation. If we know the stories of our ancestors we know tha.. readread & listen

  • Wonder

    Date: February 11, 2018 Scripture: Mark 9:2-9 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Can you recall an experience that filled you with wonder? “. . .once, years ago, in some kind of rapturous mistake, the deer did not run away, but walked toward me a.. readread & listen

  • Alone and Together

    Date: February 4, 2018 Scripture: Mark 1:29-39 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: A recent TED talk explored what lifestyle choices might enable a person to live to be a hundred. Developmental psychologist Susan Pinker studied the residents of a small villag.. readread & listen

  • Possessed

    Date: January 28, 2018 Scripture: Mark 1:21-28 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: During most weeks, I often find myself at the corner of 15th and Broadway, getting a cup of coffee, having lunch, or running some errand. For the past month or two, while in th.. readread & listen

  • Believe in the Good News

    Date: January 21, 2018 Scripture: Mark 1:14-20 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • How to Listen

    Date: January 14, 2018 Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-18 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: What wakes you in the night? What are your fears? What voice do you hear that guides? I cannot remember a time in my life when I was a sound sleeper. Around age eight, I r.. readread & listen

  • 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