Sermons


“The Perpetual Human-Divine Dance”

June 21, 2020 | Genesis 21:1-20; Romans 6:1b-1   

Last week we heard the story of God’s promise to Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son in their old age.   Before this promise came, Sarah had already directed Abraham to have a child with their Egyptian slave woman Hagar.  And he did.  Hagar gave birth to a son named Ishmael.   Years later […]

“If You Wanna Make a Baby, You Gotta Make Love”

June 14, 2020 | Genesis 18:1-15; Romans 5:1-5 

This morning we are going to talk about hope and my tagline is:  “If you hope to make a baby, you’ve gotta make love.”   By the time we get to this story about Abraham and Sarah, they have been married for around seventy years.  He in his nineties, and she is post-menopausal.  When Abraham was […]

The Community of Creation – Rev Richard Ruch

June 7, 2020 | Psalm 8, Matthew 28:16-20

Our lectionary reading from the final verses of Matthew is called the great commission.  Jesus gives his disciples the authority to act as his commissioned officers.  Their marching orders are to go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them, and teaching them to obey all that he has commanded them. Matthew, who was there […]

Rule-Breaking Spirit

May 31, 2020 | Acts 2, 1-21, Numbers 11

2 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. 4 All of them […]

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