• What Goes Around Comes Around

    Date: August 19, 2018 Scripture: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: Rev. Eileen Parfrey You’ve probably heard these proverbs: “What goes around comes around.” “Those who live by the sword, die by the sword.” “The end justifies t.. readread & listen

  • Deep Waters

    Date: August 12, 2018 Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-3; Mark 1:9-14 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: “Love. . . the Gospel in a word is ‘love.’ Love your neighbor as yourself, for God loves all.” One of the many things I love about Westminster is t.. readread & listen

  • Truthing

    Date: August 5, 2018 Scripture: Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: May we begin with a game today? I’m going to tell you three things. Two of them will be true. One will be a lie. I’m going to tell you three statements. After I&rsq.. readread & listen

  • Seasons

    Date: July 29, 2018 Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-15; Matthew 6:25-34 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian “A hard frost hits in September, sometimes as early as Labor Day,” writes Garrison Keillor, describing life in Lake Wobegon, Minnesota: “A hard frost hit.. readread & listen

  • How Many Ways Can You Spell "House"?

    Date: July 22, 2018 Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:1-17 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: Rev. Eileen Parfrey When I worked in construction, I had a front-row seat to the often interminable process of getting a building permit. Satisfying the municipality’s code requirements, eas.. readread & listen

  • Lavish Love

    Date: July 15, 2018 Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-14 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: Rev. Jon Andres For one long sentence, this one is packed with a lot of theology. For instance, we’re talking redemption, forgiveness, adoption, election, and yes, predestination. This o.. readread & listen

  • Two by Two

    Date: July 8, 2018 Scripture: Mark 6:1-13 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: There are some remarkable things in the passage that Eileen just read. One is that when Jesus was in his own hometown, he was limited in his power. “He could do no deed o.. readread & listen

  • The Better Angels of Our Nature

    Date: July 1, 2018 Scripture: Mark 5:21-43 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: A message caught my eye this weekend at the Presbytery meeting in Salem. It said “Love everyone. I will sort them out, later.”—God I believe it is safe to sa.. readread & listen

  • Onwards

    Date: June 24, 2018 Scripture: Mark 12:28-31; Philippians 1:6 Preacher: Guest Preacher Guest Preacher: Youth Mission Team .. readread & listen

  • Seed and Harvest

    Date: June 17, 2018 Scripture: Mark 4:26-34 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Who remembers preschool or kindergarten, and cleaning out an empty half-pint milk carton, cutting off the top, pouring dirt into it, and then burying a lima bean in the dark so.. readread & listen

  • So We Do Not Lose Heart

    Date: June 10, 2018 Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: In this beautiful slice from Paul’s second letter to the church in Corinth, the great apostle is making the case for hope. Hope! That thing with feathers that perches in .. readread & listen

  • Hidden Treasure

    Date: June 3, 2018 Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: “Church people.” When you hear those words, what comes to mind? Some of a certain age will remember comedian Dana Carvey’s incarnation of the Church Lady.. readread & listen

  • Prayers for the Fallen

    Date: May 27, 2018 Scripture: 1 Chronicles 29:26-30 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: A few years ago as I was rummaging through one of the many storage spaces in the church, I came across a very large plaque. It measures about 3 feet by 5 feet and weighs about .. readread & listen

  • The Holy Spirit and the Kitchen Sink

    Date: May 20, 2018 Scripture: Acts 2:1-21 Preacher: Rev. Beth Neel Guest Preacher: Sometimes in worship we have what I have come to call a “Kitchen Sink Sunday,” a Sunday when it feels like we have everything in worship except that proverbial kitc.. readread & listen

  • Spirit-Infused Human

    Date: May 13, 2018 Scripture: John 3:1-10 Preacher: Rev. Gregg Neel Guest Preacher: .. readread & listen

  • Fake It 'Til You Make It

    Date: April 22, 2018 Scripture: Romans 8:14-26 Preacher: Rev Laurie M. Newman Guest Preacher: Years ago, I was amused by the woman who pointed out that the Trinity is not an Old Man, a Young Man, and a Bird. And, since then, I have thought about part of God the Holy Spi.. readread & listen

  • 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