Sermons

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Come By Here, My Lord

Jennifer Comeau, Nov. 16th 2014 Today, I want to share this very human idea that God is someone we call on, or return to again and again, when in fact, God never leaves. It is we who leave. And yet, we ask over, and over: Come, Lord. Be with me now. First though, I’ll tell you…

Things that Go Bump in the Night

October 26, 2014 Text:  Isaiah 41: 10 & Matthew 14: 22 – 32 Remember back a few years to your childhood.  I know , for some of us that is ancient  history!   I remember the game “truth, dare, consequence, promise or repeat.”  Remember that!? We used to dare each other to do scary things.  Run…

The Questions that Matter

Text: Matthew 7: 1 – 5 & John 8: 1 – 11   Did you know that according to biblical scholars, Jesus is asked 183 questions in the gospel narratives and directly answered only 3!?   Interesting!   His plan, I conclude was to provoke the thinking of his disciples, to encourage contemplation and inner conviction. Our…

What you see is what you get!

October 12, 2014 Text: Exodus 3: 1 – 12 & Matthew 13: 15 – 17   There is an ancient story about a botanist who was studying the heather bell found in the highlands of Scotland. While looking through his microscope at this beautiful flower, he was approached by a shepherd who asked what he…

The Divine Dance

Orthodox Christianity as affirmed in the historic creeds is at its heart Trinitarian -there is one God existing in three persons. But what does this mean — and why is it important? Certainly the Trinity is a tough concept to grasp – it overloads our mental circuits. We say the right words – but don’t…

Peace…the Common Good

The images and rhetoric in the news recently have been ghastly…. frightening, disheartening …. discouraging to say the least. We grieve for victims wounded by violence bestowed upon them by other human beings, by ravaging floods or fires or a devastating epidemic. Images and stories of suffering people, of ISIS, a brutally, violent, sick terrorist…