Living

The Incredible Gift of Life

The Incredible Gift of Life (Inspired in part by the poetry of Mary Oliver) November 8, 2015   Text:  Psalm 100 excerpt & 1st Peter 4: 8 – 11 My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird—      equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the…

What’s YOUR Reason?

October 18, 2015 Text:  Isaiah 55: 1 – 13 & 1 Corinthians 12: 4 – 7 Lady Edith Crawley of Downton Abby experienced a big disappointment in her life. She was jilted at the altar by her fiancé́ who said “ I can’t go through with this” and walked away. Time passes, and she ventures…

Being Leaven

September 6, 2015 – Rev. Jan Hryniewicz Text:  1 Chronicles 22: 13- 16 & Matthew 25: 31 – 40 Labor Day weekend, a weekend some dread and others adore!  Summer draws to a close ….and we move either gleefully or reluctantly into a new season.  Brand new back packs filled with blank notebooks and sharp…

Wings and Arms

August 16, 2015 – Rev. Jan Hryniewicz   Text:  Matthew 13:  1 -9 & 18 – 23   This past week, I had face to face conversations with two clergy friends of mine who are currently serving churches. After discussing a variety of topics, each one asked me what I was preaching about on Sunday.  …

A Nest that God Built

July 19, 2015 – Rev. Jan Hryniewicz   Text: Luke 6: 47 – 49 & John 17: 20 – 26   I can’t resist beginning my remarks today by sharing this very funny….and profoundly true email I received this week…with apologies to huge Facebook fans: For those of my generation who do not really comprehend…

Can These Bones Live?

February 1, 2015 – Rev. Jan Hryniewicz Text: Ezekiel 37: 1 – 14 & Mark 1: 21 – 28 While preparing for a Sunday such as this, I debated what to offer as a message. It’s Super Bowl Sunday, the super semi-annual church meeting and mid winter in snowy Maine which often means an epidemic…