Sermons

"Seeing Hagar" - Rev. Sarah Walker Cleaveland

Posted on June 21, 2020 by Kathy Miller

What the text says next is that God found her in the desert and asked her what was wrong. Hagar, though not a member of the privileged family, mattered enough to God that God went into the desert to find her. God is not responding to a plea from Hagar, likely Hagar has already given herself up for dead. God seeks and finds the stranger, the outsider, the one beaten, raped, and abused, and God promises her both life and a future. God also promises Hagar almost exactly the same thing God promised Abraham—that her offspring will be so numerous that they will not be able to be counted.

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"Created in the Image of a Triune God" - Rev. Sarah Walker Cleaveland

Posted on June 7, 2020 by Kathy Miller

Created in the Image of a Triune God

(Trinity Sunday)

Prayer of Illumination

Present God,

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"Tikkun Olam" - Rev. Jennifer Gleichauf

Posted on May 31, 2020 by Kathy Miller

Tikkun Olam

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"Christ Above All" - Rev. Sarah Walker Cleaveland

Posted on May 24, 2020 by Kathy Miller

Christ Above All

(Ascension Sunday)

Prayer of Illumination

Present God,

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"Commandments" - Rev. Jennifer Gleichauf

Posted on May 17, 2020 by Kathy Miller

Commandments  (6th Sunday of Easter)

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Who Would Have Ever Said? - Rev. Sarah Walker Cleaveland

Posted on May 10, 2020 by Kathy Miller

Who Would Have Ever Said?

(Zoom Worship during COVID-19 Pandemic)

Prayer of Illumination

Present God,

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We Had Hoped - Rev. Jennifer Gleichauf

Posted on May 3, 2020 by Kathy Miller

Jesus came to these disciples in their deepest grief, in the moment when all hope seemed lost, but when they opened their hearts just a little bit to someone in need, they found all they needed.  In that moment of communion and community, they found Jesus again.

And that small gesture, that moment of grace, was enough to rekindle the fire in their hearts, to inspire them and give them back their hope – the greatest hope in the greatest promise of all - that God had not deserted them; that resurrection and redemption, were truly possible, even out of the most desperate and awful suffering.

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Maundy Thursday Reflection - Rev. Jennifer Gleichauf

Posted on April 9, 2020 by Kathy Miller

Jennifer Gleichauf

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Sermon for the 4th Sunday in Lent - Rev. Jennifer Gleichauf

Posted on March 22, 2020 by Kathy Miller

Sermon for the 4th Sunday in Lent

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"A Place of Mystery and the Unknown" - Rev. Jennifer Gleichauf

Posted on March 8, 2020 by Kathy Miller

Some of these signs are obvious and clear, but often, especially in the wilderness it can be hard to decipher them, especially if our own sense of panic is rising.  So, it is important for us to learn how to see the signs.  This is one of the opportunities of Lent – to spend time fine tuning our senses to recognize God’s signs.  Leaning into our practices of prayer and worship and discernment and deepening our relationship with God and each other, so we know what the signs look like.  Because when our eyes and ears and hearts get used to seeing the signs in our regular life, we are all the more likely to see them in our wildernesses, whether they are as clear as the entire night sky of stars on a cloudless night or as small like a notch in a tree.

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