• Holy Spirit: Lady Wisdom?

    Date: April 15, 2018 Scripture: Proverbs 1 and 31, excerpted Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Twenty-something years ago, when I was in seminary going through the care process of becoming ordained, I was meeting with the Presbytery committee that oversaw us ministerial .. readread & listen

  • The Best Joke Ever

    Date: April 8, 2018 Scripture: Psalm 133; 1 John 1, 2; John 20:19-29 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: Rev. Eileen Parfrey The sermon we usually hear for this passage is about Thomas—his doubting or not. But the preaching theme at Westminster this Eastertide until Pentecost is “Who is t.. readread & listen

  • Easter Sermon

    Date: April 1, 2018 Scripture: John 20:1-18 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Presbyterian pastor and scholar Craig Barnes says this about Easter. “No one is ever ready to encounter Easter until he or she has spent time in the dark place where hope.. readread & listen

  • Jesus: A Life in Love

    Date: March 25, 2018 Scripture: Luke 19:28-40 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: This morning we’re going to take a look at Jesus, which seems an appropriate thing to do at the beginning of our Holy Week. It’s a big picture look, a look from far.. readread & listen

  • Throwing Stones

    Date: March 18, 2018 Scripture: John 8:2-11 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: “Pray. Love your enemy and pray for those who harm you.” Are you familiar with Brené Brown, researcher and writer? She studied shame for six years befor.. readread & listen

  • 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