Sermon for 05/08/2022 – “Get Up!”

Acts 9:36-43 In the series “We Are Witnesses” Today I want to begin by sharing a fun fact with you: Did you know that the observance of Mother’s Day began in a Methodist Church in 1908? Anna Jarvis championed the cause to honor her own mother, Ann Marie Reeves Jarvis, who had expressed hope that

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Sermon for 04/17/2022 – Easter – “God Moves Stones”

“God Moves Stones” 1 Corinthians 15:19-26; Luke 24:1-12 In the series “Lent in Plain Sight” “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” The familiar greeting of the angels at the tomb to the women. For me, this is my 56th Easter, though I don’t remember all of them. How many has it

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Sermon for 04/04/2021 – “Again and Again, The Sun Rises”

Last in the series “Again & Again” Mark 16:1-8 with 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 When is an ending not an ending? In 8th grade English class, we read a short story set in a land ruled by a semi-barbaric king. One of his new ideas is to use a public trial by ordeal as an agent

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Sermon for 04/19/2020 – “Thomas: When the Unimaginable Happens”

In the series “Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart” John 20:19-31 Click here to access reflection questions for this message. A blanket or quilt can help keep us warm on a chilly day or a cold night. But it can also help us feel safe, secure and loved when we wrap up in

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Sermon for 03/29/2020 – “Too Little, Too Late?”

In the series “Heart-to-Heart Talks” John 11:1-45 Get the Sermon Reflection Questions 2020-03-29.         “Too little, too late.”  Have you ever heard those words? Have you used them in a particular situation?          I said those words to my high school math students who would come to me at the end of the grading period

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Sermon for 04/21/2019 – “God Moves Out of the Tomb”

God Moves Out of the Tomb Luke 24:1-12 Final in the series “God on the Move” A bank in Binghamton, New York, had some flowers sent to a competitor who had recently moved into a new building. There was a mix-up at the flower shop, and the card sent with the arrangement read, “With our

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Sermon for 02/10/2019 – “Unafraid: Fear of the Last Enemy”

Fear of the Last Enemy 1 Corinthians 15:50-58; John 11:17-27 In the series “Unafraid” Before we started this series, we sent out email invitations asking for people to complete an online poll fear.  Thank you for the great responses – we had an almost 50% response rate.  Today we look at three related topics that

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Sermon for 04/01/2018 – “Laughing with God at Death”

Laughing with God at Death John 20:1-18 First in the series “Laughing with God” [Introduce the traditional Easter greeting:  “Christ is risen!  Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!] One Sunday before Easter, a Church School teacher asked her class about the meaning of Easter. One pupil said:  “Easter is when all the family gets together and

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