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Praying With No [Apparent] Results ~ Sermon, August 20, 2023

The Gospel ~ Matthew 15: 21-28 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” But he did not answer her at […]

Sermon ~ August 13, 2023

The Gospel ~ Matthew 14:22-33 Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but by this time the boat, […]

Do Not Be Afraid ~ Sermon, August 6, 2023

The Gospel ~ Luke 9:28-36 Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. They appeared in glory and […]

Sermon, July 30, 2023

Sermon written and delivered by The Rev. Jimmy Pickett The Gospel ~ Matthew 13:31-33,44-52 Jesus put before the crowds another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest […]

Sermon, July 23, 2023

Sermon written and delivered by The Rev. Tina Rathbone The Gospel ~ Matthew 13:24-30,36-43 Jesus put before the crowd another parable: “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and then went away. […]

Sermon on The Parable of the Sower ~ July 16, 2023

Sermon written and delivered by The Rev. Dr. Stephen L. White The Gospel ~ Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many […]

Maybe ~ Sermon, July 9, 2023

Sermon written and delivered by The Rev. Tina Rathbone The Gospel ~ Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Jesus said to the crowd, “To what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, ‘We played the flute for you, and you did not dance;we wailed, and you did […]

The Good Shepherd of Lament ~ Sermon, June 25, 2023

Sermon written and delivered by The Rev. Jimmy Pickett The Gospel ~ Matthew 10:24-39 Jesus said to the twelve disciples, “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the […]

Jesus Sends Us Out ~ Sermon, June 18, 2023

Sermon written and delivered by The Rev. Tina Rathbone The Gospel ~ Matthew 9:35-10:8 Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed […]

What is Compassion? ~ Sermon, June 11, 2023

The Gospel ~ Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with […]