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Sermons from 2020

As Mortals See

The Reverend Matt Gaventa

March 23, 2020
1 Samuel 16:1-13

A Reading from the First Book of Samuel The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send …

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The Gospel of Staying Home

The Reverend Matt Gaventa

March 16, 2020

A Reading from the Gospel of John 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, …

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This Dark Night

The Reverend John Leedy

March 8, 2020
John 3:1-17

Audio not available. Click to download PDF. This Dark Night Sermon John 3 Lent II March 8 2020 A Reading from the Gospel of John Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus …

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All the Kingdoms of the World

The Reverend Matt Gaventa

March 1, 2020
Matthew 4:1-11

A Reading from the Gospel of Matthew Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to …

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Ready or Not

The Reverend Matt Gaventa

February 23, 2020
Exodus 24:12-18; Matthew 17:1-9

A Reading from the Book of Exodus The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain, and wait there; and I will give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have …

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The Name on the Front

The Reverend Matt Gaventa

February 16, 2020
I Corinthians 3:1-9

A Reading from the First Letter to the Corinthians And so, brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but rather as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not …

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Packing and Unpacking

The Reverend Matt Gaventa

February 9, 2020
Matthew 5:13-20

A Reading from the Gospel of Matthew “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled …

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Do, Love, Walk

The Reverend Krystal Leedy

February 2, 2020
Micah 6:1-8

A Reading from the Prophet Micah Hear what the Lord says:   Rise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice. Hear, you mountains, the controversy of the Lord, and you enduring foundations of the earth; …

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Witness to the Light

The Reverend Karen Greif

January 26, 2020
Isaiah 9 1-7

A Reading from the Book of Isaiah But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter …

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Comfort My People

the Reverend Rykie Marx, Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa (NGK)

January 19, 2020
Isaiah 40:1-8; 43:1-4

Readings from the Book of Isaiah Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s …

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