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The Commanding Grace of God

Sunday, October 29, 2017.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17; Matthew 22:34-40 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT 500 years is a long time. 500 years ago this week, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenburg, Germany, catalyzing a movement to reform […]

The Glory of God and the Glory of Kings

Sunday, October 22, 2017.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Exodus 33:12-23; Matthew 22:15-22 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT What is the relationship between the life of faith and the surrounding culture?  This is a central question that the church in every period, and the church in every different culture, […]

What Are You Thinking About These Days?

Sunday, October 15, 2017.  Rev. Emily Berman D’Andrea, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Matthew 22:1-14; Philippians 4:1-9 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above. SERMON TEXT I have been to three weddings in the past month.  All three were beautiful with a glowing and excited bride and groom, guests on their best behavior, reverent ceremonies and festive […]

A Path Rejected

Sunday, October 8, 2017.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching Scripture Readings:  Exodus 20; Matthew 21:33-46 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT It has been another disorienting week in these United States.  Las Vegas has now been added to the litany of places that have suffered mass acts of gun violence – Columbine, […]

God’s Will For Our Lives

Sunday, October 1, 2017.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 21:23-32 To access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT What does it mean to gather as the church, and what does it mean to be sent as the church into the world?  World Communion Sunday is a good time to think […]

A Surprise Around Every Corner

Sunday, September 24, 2017.  Rev. Scott Ramsey, preaching. Scripture Readings:  Jonah 3:10 – 4:11; Matthew 20:1-16 To Access the Bulletin, click on DOWNLOAD PDF above SERMON TEXT   The good news of Jesus’s love for us is hard for many of us to actually hear.  The gospel collides with commonly held cultural values in an endless […]

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 […]