Sermon Archive : Guest Preachers

03/30/18 - “Real Presence, Real Absence?” by the Rev. Neil Elliott

We Christians can be so vain, we probably think the prophets are about us. That’s what it sounds like, at least, in First Peter: Whatever Israel’s prophets said, they were speaking not to their own time, but to ours. The early church was eager to prove that Christ had “died according to the scriptures” that they mined Israel’s scriptures for any reference to suffering—Isaiah 52 and 53; Psalm 22; even […]

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03/29/18 - Maundy Thursday by the Rev. Margaret Thor

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03/29/18 - Holy Week Morning Sermon by the Rev. Roger Wilson

Lam. 2:10-18   Psalm 102      Mark 14:12-25 This week our homilies are about loss, death, and our hope of resurrection. And as Ernie pointed out on Tuesday, there are often common themes between our readings. Our first reading today is the second of five poems of grief over the fall of Jerusalem. Why at this point in time have we poems of grief? Nebuchadnezzar controlled the land around Jerusalem. Then the […]

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03/28/18 - “Sustain the Weary with a Word” by The Rev. Karen Mosso

“The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word.” In addition to travel and anything to do with cloth and yarn, and, really – many other things – I love words. Two years of high school Latin and a year of French whetted my appetite for the history of languages. I’m intrigued with the Great Vowel […]

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03/27/18 - “Suffering, Death and Heaven” by The Rev. Ernie Ashcroft

Isaiah 49:1-7 John 12:20-36 Have you ever noticed that the same point is being made in the OT and the Gospel lectionary readings of the day?  Today the Isaiah reading reveals that the prophet is depressed, believing that he “ has labored in vain and spent [his] strength for nothing”. But a few verses later he is told that though this apparent failure God will usher in a much greater […]

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