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!

August 27, 2017 sermon on Luke 12:22-40 about worry, given by Pastor Kent.

August 6, 2017 sermon on hospitality and community in Luke 9:1-17 (sending out of the disciples and the feeding of the 5000), given by Pastor Alison.

May 21, 2017 sermon on Galatians 1:13-17, 2:11-21, given by Pastor Alison.

May 14, 2017 sermon on Acts 15:1-21, given by Pastor Kent.

May 7, 2017 sermon on Acts 8:26-39, given by Pastor Alison.

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, festival service sermon on Luke 24:1-12, given by Pastor Alison.

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017, sunrise service sermon on Luke 24:1-12, given by Pastor Alison.

April 2, 2017 sermon on Luke 18:31–19:10, given by Pastor Alison.

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

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

December 4, 2016 sermon on Joel 2:12-13, 28-29, given by Pastor Kent.

May 22, 2016 “Do not worry,” sermon on Matthew 6:24-34 given by Pastor Kent.

April 24, 2016, Vision statement sermon on Acts 18:1-4 and 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 given by Pastor Kent.

April 17, 2016 sermon on Acts 17:1-9, given by Pastor Alison.

February 28, 2016 sermon on Mark 12:1-17, given by Pastor Alison.

Christmas Day, 2015 sermon on John 1:1-14, given by Pastor Alison.

November 8, 2015 sermon on 1 Kings 18:20-39, given by Pastor Kent.

October 25, 2015 sermon on 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 6:1-5, given by Pastor Kent.

October 11, 2015 sermon on Deuteronomy 5:1-21, 6:4-9, given by Paul Davis.

August 23, 2015 sermon on Hebrews 4:14—5:10, given by Pastor Alison.

July 12, 2015 sermon on Romans 10:5-17, given by Pastor Kent.

May 31, 2015 sermon on John 5:1-9, 15-17, 19-21, given by Pastor Alison.

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

Christmas 2, 2014 sermon on John 1:1-18, given by Paul Davis, Director of Faith Formation.

November 2, 2014, on healing in 2 Kings 5:1-14, given by Pastor Alison.

August 31, 2014, sermon on Matthew 16:21-28, given by Pastor Kent.

August 17, 2014, sermon on Matthew 15:10-28, given by Pastor Kent.

July 20, 2014, sermon by guest preacher Maria Bergius.

June 29, 2014 sermon on Matthew 10:40-42, given by Pastor Alison.

May 4, 2014, sermon on Luke 24:13-35, given by Pastor Kent.

Easter Sunday, 2014 sermon on Matthew 28:1-10, given by Pastor Kent.

Easter sunrise service, 2014 sermon on John 20:1-18, given by Pastor Kent.

Palm Sunday, 2014 sermon on Matthew 26:6-56, given by Pastor Kent.

A Lent 5, 2014 sermon on John 11:1-45, given by Pastor Alison.

A Lent 4, 2014 sermon on John 9:1-41, given by Pastor Kent.

A Lent 3, 2014 sermon on John 4:5-42, given by Pastor Alison.

Lent Wednesday 5, 2014 sermon on Matthew 28:16-20, given by Paul Davis.

Lent Wednesday 4, 2014 sermon on Micah 6:6-8 and John 1:35-46, given by Pastor Kent.

Lent Wednesday 3, 2014 sermon on Luke 10:25-37, given by Pastor Alison.

Lent Wednesday 2, 2014 sermon on John 4:5-15, given by Paul Davis.

Lent Wednesday 1, 2014 sermon on John 3:1-17, given by Pastor Alison.

January 5, 2014 sermon on John 1, given by Paul Davis.

A Advent 1, 2013 sermon on Matthew 24:36-44, given by Pastor Alison.

Reformation, 2013 sermon on Jeremiah 31:31-34, Psalm 46, Romans 3:19-28, and John 8:31-36, given by Pastor Alison.