Sermons


“A Plan for Social Re-Construction”

October 7, 2018 | Exodus 19:1-8; 20:1-17

Today it’s the Ten Commandments.  Katha Pollitt, a columnist for the journal “The Nation,” has this to say about these “thou shalt nots”:  “When you consider that God could have commanded anything he wanted—anything!—the Ten Commandments have got to rank as one of the great missed opportunities of all time.  How different history would have […]

“The Alternative Intention of the Holy One”

September 30, 2018 | Exodus 14:5-7, 10-14, 21-29

This is our third week following the story of Abraham, Sarah and their descendants.   God called these two to leave their home and journey with God.  God entered a covenant with them and promised them three things:  many, many descendants; land to live on; and God promised to be with them always—blessing them so that […]

I Am Who I Am Calls ‘Who Am I’

October 22, 2017 | Exodus 2:11-25, 3:1-13

None of our lives goes in a straight line. None of us is born with a map that lays out all the movements from beginning to end, and we cannot know what lies ahead. Our lives are always something of a mystery to us. We are born into particular families, at particular times, in particular […]

Naming and Releasing

October 15, 2017 | Exodus 2:1-10

On this Sunday, the congregation gathered at tables to engage the Biblical text together using these questions for reflection and conversation: Introduce yourselves to one another using your first name. Do you know what your name means?  Were you named for someone—family member, friend, someone famous?  Do you like your name?  What might you like […]