Sermon archive

Sermons are sometimes given without notes or manuscript. Our sermons generally have manuscripts, but a sermon manuscript is written to be spoken.  It is a story to be told, not a lesson to be read. Verbal English is different from written English, so a sermon manuscript read to oneself loses a little in translation.  There are places where sarcasm (yes, even Jesus used sarcasm) or incredulity is given as a visual or auditory cue, places where silence is kept to let something sink in, and sentences delivered more loudly or softly to give you an indicator of its importance.  But when people ask for a written copy of the sermon, we try to oblige.  When that happens, we will also post it here for you, asking that you read these with the above caveats in mind, and that if you have any questions about what’s contained in these pages, please feel free to contact the pastor who preached that sermon! Also, please note that if you wish to pass along our words in print or digitally, please ask for permission; these are under copyright.  Thanks!

March 19, 2017 sermon on Luke 15, given by Pastor Alison.

December 11, 2016 sermon on Isaiah 61, given by Pastor Alison.

May 22, 2016 “Do not worry,” sermon given by Pastor Kent.

April 24, 2016, Vision statement sermon given by Pastor Kent.

April 17, 2016, given by Pastor Alison.

February 28, 2016, given by Pastor Alison.

Christmas Day, 2015, given by Pastor Alison.

November 8, 2015, given by Pastor Kent.

October 25, 2015,given by Pastor Kent.

October 11, 2015, given by Paul Davis.

August 23, 2015, given by Pastor Alison.

July 12, 2015, given by Pastor Kent.

May 31, 2015, given by Pastor Alison.

Ash Wednesday, 2015, given by Pastor Alison on February 18, 2015. Based on Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21.

A Lent 5, 2014, given by Pastor Alison.

A Lent 4, 2014, given by Pastor Kent.

A Lent 3, 2014, given by Pastor Alison.

Lent Wednesday 5, 2014, given by Paul Davis.

Lent Wednesday 4, 2014, given by Pastor Kent.

Lent Wednesday 3, 2014, given by Pastor Alison.

Lent Wednesday 2, 2014, given by Paul Davis.

Lent Wednesday 1, 2014, given by Pastor Alison.

Christmas 2, 2014 sermon, given by Paul Davis, Director of Faith Formation.

A Advent 1, 2013 sermon, given by Pastor Alison.

Reformation, 2013 sermon, given by Pastor Alison.

A Narrative 9, 2014, given by Pastor Alison on November 2, 2014. Based on Micah 5:2-4; 6:6-8.