Category archives: Sermons

  • Caroline East (Judges 6: 11-17, 25-27) The Book of judges is a composite of independent stories relating to the same period in history- all of them happened after death of Joshua and before the people of Israel were united under one king. There is a typical progression in Judges: first, ... [read more]
  • Caroline East (Exodus 3: 1-6; Matthew 16: 24-25) I have some friends, a couple who met and married while they were students at the seminary with me.  Even though she’s from Pennsylvania and He’s from California, they moved almost as soon as we graduated into the great unknown: and have spent... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (Leviticus 19: 9-10; Luke 22: 14-27) So, imagine it’s a beautiful fall Saturday morning, and guess what you’re doing?  Sleeping in?  Not a chance.  Standing on the sidelines at your kid’s soccer game?  They didn’t sign up this year.  No, you know what you’re doing?  You’re get... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (Exodus 20:8-11; Mark 2: 23-28) I’m going to share something with you about me that you may not find all that surprising: and that is, I’m not the best at relaxing. I know, shocker, right?? I watch my dog Rocky; he’s a 12-year old boxer; he is a relaxing genius.  On the couch,... [read more]
  • Grace Lindvall (1 Thessalonians 5: 12-28) The words from 1 Thessalonians I just read come from Paul’s farewell portion of the letter he writes to the church at Thessalonica and are the inspiration for the words I share in my charge and benediction each Sunday I preach. It seemed fitting then... [read more]
  • Youth Sunday Senior Homilies (Lanie O'Keefe, Duncan Pickett, Caroline Reid)          
  • Steve Lindsley (John 21:1-19) It had been, by all accounts, a wasted night of fishing. Seven of them, sitting on their boat all night, casting nets into the waters and hauling them in over and over again, each time their spirits defeated by the ease with which they were reeled back in – a su... [read more]
  • Claire George-Drumheller (John 20: 19-23) I’ve been noticing walls lately. In the things I’m seeing, the things I’m reading, the things I’m watching, I’ve noticed an abundance of walls, fences, borders – structures that human beings put up to separate one thing from another. Not long ago I rea... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (Luke 24: 1-12) “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” That’s the question the visitors asked the women at the tomb on Easter morning.  And I’ve been rolling that question around in my head all week, thinking about this moment we are in right now, this Easter real... [read more]
  • Grace Lindvall (Luke 19: 28-40) Have you ever been disappointed? Hoped that something would turn out one way and it turned out another? Expected that something was going to be ok but then it turned out it wasn’t going to be ok? Do you know the feeling of disappointment, the sense of struggle... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (John 12: 1-8) There are only a handful of stories that appear in all four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  Our story today is one of them - this story of a woman washing Jesus’ feet.  Thing is, they are not really the same story.  I mean, anytime a story is recounted i... [read more]