Sermons


Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time – Guest Rev. Richard Ruch

March 31, 2019 | Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

The hand-written note taped to the wall of the hotel elevator said, “Huge Party Tonight, 8:00 PM, Concierge Level, Everyone Invited.”  The guy standing next to me said, “Man, this is great.”  I hadn’t met him before, but his nametag said we were attending the same convention.  The idea of a party at the end […]

A Single Family Tree

March 24, 2019 | Luke 3:6-9; Ephesians 3:14-19, 4:1-6

It is that time of year again when people begin preparations to plant their gardens.  Sitting inside on window sills are tiny pots in which seeds are sprouting green, soon to be transferred to outside gardens where peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini will grow and bear their fruits in the warming soil and sun. In […]

A Matter of Degrees

March 3, 2019 | Luke 9:22, 28-43; 2 Corinthians 3:17-18

“And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image, from one degree of glory to another.”  What do you see when you look in the mirror every morning?  Does the face looking back at you look like the face […]

You Go First

February 24, 2019 | Luke 6:27-38

Somewhere in the middle of the instructions that Jesus is giving to his disciples, he stops to summarize what he has said so far.  Here it is:  “Love your enemies, do good, give and lend, expecting nothing in return.”  It is the last phrase—do all this, “expecting nothing in return” that is the kicker, the […]