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The Heart of Forgiveness

September 17, 2017.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Genesis 50:15-21; Matthew 18:21-35 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT Stan Saunders, my New Testament teacher at Columbia Seminary, has written that “forgiveness is the defining discipline of the community of disciples,” the church.  “Forgiveness is the defining discipline of the […]

Love Does No Wrong to a Neighbor

Sunday, September 10, 2017.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT Perhaps you have been inspired, encouraged and amazed as have I by the images of people helping each other, neighbors and strangers alike lending a helping hand, showing love, sharing […]

Let Love be Genuine

Sunday, September 3, 2017.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Reading:  Romans 12:9-21 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT If you thought we were done with our summer series “Roaming through Romans,” then you are almost correct.  We will continue to roam through today.  The second half of Romans 12 […]

What is Good, Acceptable and Perfect?

Sunday, August 27, 2017.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Exodus 1:8-2:10; Romans 12:1-8 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT Two summers ago on a trip out West our family drove through the state of Nebraska. Why Nebraska, you may wonder?  I was wondering that myself as we were driving […]

Mercy All Around

Sunday, August 20, 2017.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Genesis 45:1-15; Romans 11:1-2, 29-36 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT I imagine you have been feeling (as have I) the weight of the burden and terror of events that have been reported in the news locally and internationally – […]

The Nearness of Faith

Sunday, August 13, 2017.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Reading:  Romans 10:5-15 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT From the beginning of the Christian church, ever since the Apostle Paul, the church of Jesus Christ has been a multi-ethnic community of faith and life, bearing witness to the reality that […]

The Anguish of Faith

Sunday, August 6, 2017.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Genesis 32:22-31; Romans 9:1-5 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT One of the key ways that the New Testament describes the Christian life is as a “ministry of reconciliation.”  Upon first impression, some may think that the ministry of reconciliation […]

Setting Captives Free

Sunday, July 16, 2017.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Reading:  Romans 8:1-11 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT This week we are continuing the summer worship series on “Roaming through Romans: the Summer of Mercy.”  The bulletin cover this week is an artistic rendering of various works of mercy, and […]