SERMON ARCHIVES

2020

April 2020

May 2020

June 2020

April 5, 2020

Close at Hand

Matthew 21:1–11

Reverend David Weasley

April 12, 2020

 

John 20

Reverend Sharon Benton

April 19, 2020

 

John 20:19–29

Reverend David Weasley

April 26, 2020

Hope in Disruption

Luke 24:13–35

Reverend Sharon Benton

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May 3, 2020

Dwelling in the House of God

Psalm 23

Reverend Sharon Benton

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May 10, 2020

 

Acts 2:42–47

Reverend David Weasley

May 24, 2020

 

John 17:1–11

Reverend Sharon Benton

May 31, 2020

 

John 17:1–11

Reverend Sharon Benton

January 2020

January 5, 2020

In The Beginning

John 1:1-8

Rev. Mike Denton

January 12, 2020

Reflections on Star Words

Matthew 2:1-11

Shelley Ritchie & Scout Mitchell

January 19, 2020

Dear Church, You Got This!

1 Corinthians 1:1–9

Reverend Sharon Benton

January 26, 2020

Whales, Wombats, & Weirdos: On Church Fights

1 Corinthians 1:10–18

Reverend David Weasley

February 2020

February 2, 2020
Dear Church:Don't Santize Your Symbols

1 Corinthians 1:1–9

Reverend Sharon Benton

February 2, 2020
Dear Church:Don't Santize Your Symbols

1 Corinthians 1:1–9

Reverend Sharon Benton

February 9, 2020

Dear Church: Shut Up and Dance With Me

1 Corinthians 2:1–16

Reverend David Weasley

February 16, 2020

Dear Church: Why Do You Keep Calling Me Out of My Comfort Zone

1 Corinthians 3:1, 4–9

Reverend Deanna Murray

February 23, 2020

God Is Present in Transformation

Matthew 17:1–9

Reverend Sharon Benton

March 2020

March 1, 2020

Temptation for Troublemakers

Matthew 4:1–11

Reverend Sharon Benton

March 8, 2020

 

Matthew 21:12–17

Reverend Sharon Benton

March 15, 2020

 

John 3:1–17

Reverend David Weasley

March 22, 2020

 

John 9

Reverend Sharon Benton

March 29, 2020

 

Job 3

Reverend Sharon Benton


2019

January 2019

January 6, 2019

Star Word Reflections

Matthew 2:1–12

Bill Henkel, Jill York

January 13, 2019

The Waters Shall Not Overwhelm You

Luke 3:15–22, Isaiah 43:1–3a

Reverend Sharon Benton

January 27, 2019

Unroll the Scroll

Luke 4:14–21

Reverend Sharon Benton

February 2019

February 3, 2019

On Love, or, That Time They Tried to Throw Jesus Off a Cliff

1 Corinthians 13:1–13, Luke 4:21–30

Reverend David Weasley

February 10, 2019

Digging Through the Roof

Luke 5:17–26

Reverend David Weasley

February 17, 2019

Miracle Markers

Joshua 9:1–9

Reverend Sharon Benton

February 24, 2019

Do Unto Others

Luke 6:27–38

Reverend Sharon Benton

March 2019

March 3, 2019

Genre Trouble

Exodus 34:29–35, Luke 9:28–36

Reverend David Weasley

March 10, 2019

Rooted in the Word

Luke 4:1–13

Reverend Sharon Benton

March 17, 2019

And the Father Will Call His Chickens Home

Luke 13:31–35

Reverend David Weasley

March 24, 2019

Rooted in Promise

Isaiah 55:1–9

Reverend Sharon Benton

March 31, 2019

Rooted in Forgiveness: A Prodigal Parable

Luke 15:1–3, 11b–32

Reverend Sharon Benton

April 2019

April 7, 2019

Rooted in Beauty: On the Uses of Beauty

John 12:1–8, Isaiah 43:16–21

Reverend David Weasley

April 14, 2019

Rooted in Revolt

Luke 19:29–40

Reverend Sharon Benton

April 21, 2019

Rooted in Resurrection

Luke 24:1–12

Reverends Sharon Benton and David Weasley

April 28, 2019

Reflection:  Called to Serve

1 Corinthians 12

Tim Shepherd

May 2019

May 5, 2019

The Road to Nowhere

Acts 9:1-20

Reverend Dick Cathell

May 19, 2019

Resurrection Ripples

Acts 9:32-42

Reverend Sharon Benton

July 2019

July 21, 2019

Marthy vs. Mary - Why the Divide?

Luke 10:38-42

Reverend Sharon Benton

July 28, 2019

Ten Righteous People: A Morality Tale

Genesis 18:20-32

Reverend Sharon Benton

August 2019

August 4, 2019

All Questions Considered

Ecclesiastes 1–2: selected verses

Reverends Sharon Benton & David Weasley

August 11, 2019

Genuine Love

Romans 12:9–21

Reverend Sharon Benton

August 18, 2019

Traitors Wanted

Luke 12:49–56

Reverend David Weasley

September 2019

September 1, 2019

Prophetic Credentials

Jeremiah 1:4–10

Reverend Sharon Benton

September 8, 2019

The Usefulness of a Cup

Jeremiah 18:1–11

Reverend David Weasley

September 15, 2019

Breaking Through Overwhelm Apathy

Jeremiah 4:11–12, 22–27

Reverend Sharon Benton

September 29, 2019

An Absurd Investment

Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15

Reverend Sharon Benton

October 2019

October 6, 2019

Good News

2 Timothy 1:7–14

Reverend Sharon Benton

October 13, 2019

Transformation & Wellness

2 Kings 5:1–3, 9–15c & Luke 17:11–19

Reverend Sharon Benton

October 20, 2019

Not Going Away

Luke 18:1–8

Reverend David Weasley

October 27, 2019

What a Gift Means

Luke 18:9–14

Reverend David Weasley

November 2019

November 3, 2019

We Are Not Alone

Isaiah 25:6–9

Reverend Sharon Benton

November 10, 2019

On All My Holy Mountain

Isaiah 65:17–25

Reverend Sharon Benton

November 17, 2019

God of the Living

Luke 20:27–38

Reverend Sharon Benton

November 24, 2019

Make a Joyful Noise

Psalm 100

Reverend Sharon Benton

December 2019

December 1, 2019

Treasure in the Darkness

Isaiah 2:1–5

Reverend David Weasley

December 8, 2019

Growth in the Darkness

Matthew 1:1–2, 5b–6a, 16–17 & Isaiah 11:1–5

Reverend Sharon Benton

December 22, 2019

Dreams in the Darkness

Matthew 1:18–25

Reverend Sharon Benton


2018

January 2018

January 7, 2018

Moments of Mystery

Matthew 2:1–12

Reverend Deanna Murray

January 7, 2018

Moments of Mystery

Matthew 2:1–12

Reverend Deanna Murray

January 14, 2018

No Comparison

Luke 3:15–17, 21–22

Reverend Sharon Benton

January 21, 2018

Leave Your Nets

Mark 1:14–20

Reverend David Weasley

January 28, 2018

Speaking with Authority

Mark 1:21–28

Reverend Sharon Benton

February 2018

February 4, 2018

On Casting Out Demons

Psalm 147:1–11, Mark 1:29–39

Reverend David Weasley

February 11, 2018

From Mountaintops to Ground Floors

Mark 9:2–9

Reverend Sharon Benton

February 18, 2018

Conversations with the Shadow​​​​​​​

Mark1:9–13

Reverend Sharon Benton

February 25, 2018

What Do We Call Each Other

Mark 8:27–38, Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16

Reverend David Weasley

March 2018

March 25, 2018

A Public Demonstration for a Prince of Peace

Mark 11:1–11

Reverend Sharon Benton

March 18, 2018

What Time Is It?

John 12:23–27,  Mark 14:32–35

Reverend Sharon Benton

March 11, 2018

What We Hold High

Numbers 21:4–9, John 3:14–21

Reverend Sharon Benton

April 2018

April 1, 2018

Christ Is Risen (No Foolin')!

Mark 16:1–8

Reverends Sharon Benton & David Weasley

April 8, 2018

Show Me Your Scars

John 20:19–28

Reverend Sharon Benton

April 15, 2018

Are We Sheep or Shepherd?

Ezekiel 34:11–16a, John 21:1–17

Reverend Sharon Benton

April 22, 2018

Tree Shepherds

Psalm 23, John 10:11–18

Reverend David Weasley

April 29, 2018

The Burning Bush

Exodus 3:1–17

Sarah Murphy-Kangas

May 2018

May 6, 2018

Remembering Our Heritage

Matthew 1:1–6, 15–17

Reverend Sharon Benton

May 13, 2018

"I Believe," reflections from Confirmands

Psalm 139

Matti Malone Miller, Madison Knapp, Jenna Beecham

May 20, 2018

Unexpected Gifts

Acts 2:1–21

Reverend Sharon Benton

May 27, 2018

By Night

John 3:1–17

Reverend David Weasley

June 2018

June 3, 2018

Samuel on the Ground Floor:  Here We Are

1 Samuel 3:1–11

Reverends Sharon Benton & David Weasley

June 10, 2018

Everything Old Is New Again

1 Samuel 8

Reverend Sharon Benton

June 17, 2018

Seeing the Youngest Son

1 Samuel 15:34–16:13

Reverend Sharon Benton

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July 2018

July 1, 2018

Slaying Giants

1 Samuel 17

Reverend Sharon Benton

July 15, 2018

Parades, Riots, and the Heart of God

Mark 7:14–30

Reverend David Weasley

July 29, 2018

Sermons in Song

John 6:14–15

Rachael Weasley

August 2018

August 5, 2018

I want to believe, but...it takes so much effort

Matthew 14:22–31

Reverend Sharon Benton

August 12, 2018

I want to believe...help my unbelief

Mark 9:17–24

Reverend Sharon Benton

August 26, 2018

#$%& Words

Ephesians 4:25–5:2a

Reverend Sharon Benton

September 2018

September 2, 2018

All That Bread

Mathew 14:13–21

Reverend Sharon Benton

September 9, 2018

Mercy Is Greater Than Judgement

James 1:1–17, Micah 6:8

Reverend Mike Denton

September 16, 2018

Wisdom Words & Teaching Tongue

Proverbs1:20–23, James 3:1–12

Reverend Sharon Benton

September 23, 2018

Valued

Mark 9:30–37

Reverend Lisa Page

September 30, 2018

Christian Coverup

Esther 7:1–6, 9, 10

Reverend Sharon Benton

October 2018

October 7, 2018

Rich Toward God

Philippians 2:1–11, Luke 12:13–21

Reverend Rody Rowe

October 14, 2018

Camels & Needles

Mark 10:17–31

Scott Ward

October 21, 2018

Competition vs. Mission

Mark 9:38–41

Reverend Sharon Benton

October 28, 2018

What Are We Going To Do

Mark 10:46–52

Reverend David Weasley

November 2018

November 4, 2018

Hand-Me-Downs

Mark 12:28–34

Reverend Sharon Benton

November 11, 2018

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Mark 13:1–8

Reverend Sharon Benton

November 25, 2018

An Apocalypse for Today

Revelation 1:4b–8

Reverend David Weasley

December 2018

December 2, 2018

Heavenly Peace

Luke 1:46-55

Reverend David Weasley

December 9, 2018

From Fear to Joy

Luke 2:8-20

Reverend Sharon Benton

December 23, 2018

Subversive Hope

Luke 1:35-56

Reverend Sharon Benton



2017

JANUARY 2017

January 8, 2017

New Year, Same Promises

Isaiah 60:1–6 & Matthew 2:1–12

Rev. Sharon Benton

January 15, 2017

New Year, Same Promises - God's Promise of Faithfulness

Psalm 40:1–11 & 1 Corinthians 1:1–9

Rev. Sharon Benton

January 22, 2017

New Year, Same Promises - God's Promise of Blessing

Matthew 5:1–12

Rev. Sharon Benton

January 29, 2017

New Year, Same Promises - God's Promise of Renewal. Excerpts from Judas Maccabeus, by G. F. Handel

1 Maccabees 1:1–8

Rev. David Weasley

FEBRUARY 2017

February 12, 2017

You Have Heard It Said ... Law & Relationships

Matthew 5:21–42

Rev. Sharon Benton

February 19, 2017

Praying for Enemies

Matthew 5:43–4

Rev. Sharon Benton

February 26, 2017

Mountain, Tabernacle, Temple

Matthew 17:1–9

Rev. David Weasley

MARCH 2017

March 19, 2017

When We Are Betrayed (Wednesday)

Mark 14:1–2, 11–12
Rev. Sharon Benton

March 26, 2017

Still Serving (Maundy Thursday)

Mark 14:12–26
Rev. David Weasley

APRIL 2017

April 2, 2017

Is There Meaning & Suffering in Death?

Mark 15:22–26, Romans 5:1–11

Rev. Sharon Benton

April 9, 2017

When All Seems Lost (Holy Saturday)

Luke 23:50–56

Rev. Sharon Benton

April 16, 2017

Life Before Death

Mark 16:1–8

Rev. Sharon Benton

April 23, 2017

With Heart and Hand and Mind

John 20:19–31

Rev. David Weasley

MAY 2017

May 7, 2017

This Belonging You Seek

Acts 2:42–47

Rev. David Weasley

May 14, 2017

Persecuted/Persecutor

Acts 6:8–15, 7:51–60

Rev. Sharon Benton

May 21, 2017

Street Preaching for an Unknown God

Acts 17:22–31

Rev. Sharon Benton

May 28, 2017

Welcoming Jesus ... Extravagantly

Acts 2:14a, 36–41

Rev. Sharon Benton

JUNE 2017

June 4, 2017

Would That All God's Peopel Were Prophets

Numbers 11:24–30, Acts 2:1–21

Reverend Sharon Benton

June 18, 2017

Beauty In, Beauty Out

Genesis 1:1–31

Scott Ward

June 25, 2017

How Can Our Anger Give Life?

Matthew 10:23–39
Rev. David Weasley

JULY 2017

July 2, 2017

Interdependence

Genesis 1:24–31, Romans 12:3–8, 1 Kings 3:5–12

Reverend Sharon Benton

July 9, 2017

This One's for Corneliuis

Acts 11:1–18
Rev. Sharon Benton

July 16, 2017

Unpredictable Soil

Matthew 13:1–9, Isaiah 55:8–13
Rev. Sharon Benton

July 23, 2017

High School Mission Trip Reflections

Matthew 13:13–33, 44–52
Roni Woodard, Kenzie Knapp

AUGUST 2017

August 6, 2017

Stepping Into the Ring

Genesis 32:22–31

Reverend Sharon Benton

August 13, 2017

All Questions Considered

Psalm 85

Reverend Sharon Benton, Rev. David Weasley

August 20, 2017

The One Where Jesus Gets Schooled

Isaiah 56: 1-8 & Matthew 15:21

Rev. David Weasley

August 27, 2017

Children's Sunday - Noah's Ark

Genesis 6:18–22

Church School Children

SEPTEMBER 2017

September 3, 2017

The Economy of Our Creator

Leviticus 25:18, 23–28, 35–38, Matthew 20:1–15

Reverend Sharon Benton

September 10, 2017

Holy Ground

Exodus 3:1–5, 1 Kings 8:22–30

Reverend Sharon Benton

September 24, 2017

And Also Many Animals

Jonah 3:10–4:11

Reverend David Weasley

September 17, 2017

The Power & Peril of Creation

Exodus 13:17–22 & 14:19–22

Reverend Sharon Benton

OCTOBER 2017

October 1, 2017

Building Our Ministry: Foundation

Philippians 2:1–13

Rev. Sharon Benton

October 8, 2017

Building Our Ministry: Brick & Mortar

Exodus 20:1–4, 7–9, 12–20

Rev. Sharon Benton

October 15, 2017

Building Our Ministry: Cracks & Cobwebs

Exodus 32:1–14, Isaiah 25:1–9

Rev. David Weasley

October 22, 2017

Building Our Ministry: Giving for Good

Matthew 22:15–22 

Rev. Sharon Benton

October 29, 2017

We Were Voyagers

Matthew 22:34–46

Rev. David Weasley

NOVEMBER 2017

November 5, 2017

All Saints/All Souls Day Remembrance Ritual

John 11:32–36, Revelation 21:1–4 

Rev. Sharon Benton

November 12, 2017

Lamp Oil & Spiritual Reserves

Matthew 25:1–13

Rev. Sharon Benton

November 19, 2017

Testimonies of Gratitude

Cheryl Smith, Steve Clark, and Sarah Murphy-Kangas

November 26, 2017

On Sorting

Eziekiel 34:11–24, Matthew 25:31–46

Reverend David Weasley

DECEMBER 2017

December 10,2017

Sing for Comfort

Isaiah 40:1–5, Luke 1:46–55

Reverend Sharon Benton

December 24,2017

Sing for Hope

Luke 1:26–38, Luke 1:47–55

Reverend David Weasley

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December 31, 2017

A Christmas Covenant

Luke 2:22–40

Reverend David Weasley