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Sermons from 2017

Institutional Knowledge

The Reverend Matt Gaventa

March 26, 2017
John 9:1-17; John 9:24-41

A reading from the Gospel of John As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ Jesus answered, ‘Neither this man …

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It’s a Perfectly Good Well

The Reverend Matt Gaventa

March 19, 2017
John 4:5-42

A Reading from the Gospel So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting …

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Great Arrivals and Great Departures

The Reverend John Leedy

March 12, 2017
Genesis 12:1-4

A Reading from Genesis Now the Lord said to Abram, ‘Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation, and I will …

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Our Side of the Line

President Ted Wardlaw

March 5, 2017
Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Matthew 4:1-11

Readings from the Old Testament The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, ‘You may freely eat of every tree of …

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On Chocolate and Coffee: An Ash Wednesday Sermon

The Reverend Krystal Leedy

March 1, 2017
Isaiah 58:1-12

A Reading from Isaiah: “Shout out, do not hold back!    Lift up your voice like a trumpet! Announce to my people their rebellion,    to the house of Jacob their sins. Yet day after day they seek me    and delight to …

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Nobody’s Perfect

Dr. David Evans

February 26, 2017
Matthew 5:38-48

(audio unavailable) A Reading from the Gospel: ‘You have heard that it was said, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you …

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The Lens of Love

Dr. David Evans

February 20, 2017
Matthew 5:21-37

A Reading from the Gospel ‘You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, “You shall not murder”; and “whoever murders shall be liable to judgement.” But I say to you that if you are angry with …

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Salt and Light

Dr. David Evans

February 12, 2017
Matthew 5:13-20

  We are doing a deep-dive into the 5th chapter of the gospel of Matthew during the month of February.   The 5th chapter is the first of three chapters that comprise what the Church has come to know as the …

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Bless Your Heart!

Dr. David Evans

February 5, 2017
Matthew 5:1-12

A Reading from the Gospels: When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, …

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What Do These Stones Mean?

The Reverend Sallie Watson

January 29, 2017
Joshua 4:1-7, 19-24; 1 Peter 2:4-10

  A Reading from the Old Testament When the entire nation had finished crossing over the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua: ‘Select twelve men from the people, one from each tribe, and command them, “Take twelve stones from here …

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