Following Your Guiding Star: Gabriel
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, December 08, 2019
 
Luke 1:5-20
Luke 1:26-38
 
Gabriel give Mary and Zechariah the equivalent of a neon sign to help them know what to do. For the rest of us, discernment is a fine spiritual art. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Following Your Guiding Star: Dreams
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, December 01, 2019
 
Matthew 1:18-25
Matthew 2:13-15
 
Joseph's 'guiding star' came to him in dreams. What are your dreams teaching you? If our sleeping dreams aren't guiding us, maybe we can consciously dream God's dream and let that guide us. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Beginning with the Benediction
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, November 24, 2019
 
Matthew 5:1-12
Genesis 48:1, 8-16
 
The beatitudes create a vision of a society grounded in relational gratitude rather than transactional gratitude. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Debtors, Trespassers, or Sinners
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, November 17, 2019
 
Matthew 6:5-15
Luke 11:1-4
 
The Lord's Prayer doesn't seem to be a prayer of thanksgiving. Rather, it is a prayer for the reign of God, a prayer for the Jubilee Year, which all have enough and none are owed anything. It is a prayer to overthrow the patronage system and its cycle of owed gratitude. Around the table, gratitude is felt, not owed. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Tree and Social Climbers
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, November 10, 2019
 
Luke 19:1-10
Luke 14:12-14
 
Gratitude is both an emotional response and a moral choice and the story of Zacchaeus shows us the consequences of that moral choice: a transformed life that transforms the world. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

Devoted to Generosity
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, November 03, 2019
 
Acts 9:36-39
Luke 18:9-14
 
Our devotion to generosity doesn’t justify us with God; it is a natural response to being disciples of Jesus. – Go to this sermon’s page
 

A Conversation with Iris Nicholson & Leonard Lloyd
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, October 27, 2019
 
Luke 11:1-4
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
 
Our fourth (and last) interview during our pledge campaign – Go to this sermon’s page
 

A Conversation with Sandy Thomas
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, October 20, 2019
 
John 12:1-8
Jeremiah 17:5-10
 
Our third interview during our pledge campaign – Go to this sermon’s page
 

A Conversation with Denise Church
Rev. Brenda Loreman – Sunday, October 13, 2019
 
Luke 16:19-31
Deuteronomy 26:1-11
 
Our second interview during our pledge campaign – Go to this sermon’s page
 

A Conversation with Jake Sargent
Rev. Jeffrey Spencer – Sunday, October 06, 2019
 
John 2:1-11
Isaiah 65:17-25
 
Our first interview during our pledge campaign – Go to this sermon’s page
 

 
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