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Fear and Trembling

Sunday, January 14, 2018.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  1 Samuel 3:1-21; John 1:43-51 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above. SERMON TEXT “Work out your salvation with fear and trembling,” Paul tells the Philippian congregation in chapter 2.  Though this text is not one of the assigned lectionary texts for today, it […]

Epiphany: Being the Light

Sunday, January 7, 2018.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above. SERMON TEXT On the twelfth day of Christmas we celebrate Epiphany, which marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of the season of light.  From now until Ash Wednesday we’ll […]

Light in the Midst of Darkness

Sunday, December 24, 2017.  Christmas Eve Services.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Isaiah 9:2-7; Luke 2:1-20 This recording is the full Service of Worship on Christmas Eve, 2017. Duration:  1 hour 16 minutes To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above. SERMON TEXT Christmas is a day of pure grace.  With Christmas, there is nothing […]

Giving Birth

Sunday, December 24, 2017.  10:00 am Service.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Reading:  Luke 1:26-38; Luke 2:1-14 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT I think we have to name the heightened excitement that many of us are feeling this morning.  It’s Christmas Eve and we are only 24 hours away from […]

Those Who Cry Out

Sunday, December 17, 2017.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; John 1:6-8, 19-28 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT To whom does the future belong?  The world will tell you that the future belongs to those who have the most money, the biggest weapons, the greatest popularity, and […]

Speaking Tenderly

Sunday, December 10, 2017.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Mark 1:1-8; Isaiah 40:1-11 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above. SERMON TEXT Our family spent Thanksgiving week in Los Angeles visiting relatives.  Part of that time was spent playing with our four-year-old cousin and nephew, Huxley Call D’Andrea.  Our nephew’s middle name comes […]

Humble Boldness

Sunday, December 3, 2017.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Isaiah 64:1-9; Mark 13:24-37 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT Our two texts this morning are a bit of a strange pair for this time of the year.  When the world is frantically calling us to spend money at the mall […]

Our Odd King

Sunday, November 26, 2017.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Psalm 100; Matthew 25:31-46 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT Christ the King Sunday is the moment in the year when we pause, just before the cultural madness of the Christmas season, to remember that you and I were not created […]

Humility and Stewardship

Sunday, November 19, 2017.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Psalm 123; Matthew 25:14-30 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above. SERMON TEXT On this Stewardship Pledge Dedication Sunday, when we are reflecting on what it means for us to live grateful, courageous, generous lives in the context of this congregation, we are given […]

What Does It Mean to be Prepared

Sunday, November 12, 2017.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Reading:  Matthew 25:1-13 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT The life of faith, for individuals and for a congregation like Lewinsville, is a dynamic blend of patience and urgency.  The question, in every moment, is whether now is a time to be […]