Plants and flowers in our Community Garden

God’s Broken Open Heart — 3 December 2023

“…a fault line ripping our lives, a tearing of our realities, a split in the timeline of how we thought our lives would go, and the before really was better; the after we once imagined far superior to this. Bowler goes on to write, “Few people will let you admit that out loud. Sometimes those who love you best will skip that…

The Kin-Dom of God and the Majesty of the Poor — 26 November 2023

This Empire of Envy marginalizes all who cannot afford the newest and best. It diminishes those who somehow cannot manage to squeeze another hour from the day. It dismisses those who dare to recognize their own shortcomings. If it is true that the poor in spirit inherit the kin-dom of God, does it not follow that the kin-domis also…

Yes, That David: How a Consuming God Loves Us Instead — 19 November 2023

“We want heroes who get it right, who say the right thing, who never flip-flop. We want heroes— and we want to be heroes— who take a stand against evil. Who knows which side is the right side— and we want there to always be a clear, right side. We want to be the kind of heroes in our story who never get it wrong, who…

What Have We Built Here? — 12 November 2023

The Temple that Solomon built was imperfect. It was—and always would be—too small to hold even a fraction of God’s mercy, let along God’s very self. If this building is a Temple, if it houses God at all, that is only because this building is where God’s people gather. And yet, what about the Temple…

God Is a Refuge – Reformation Sunday, 29 October 2023

In truth, when we ensconce ourselves behind walls of our own making, we are what Luther calls “theologians of glory.” We look for the accolades of those who see our genius, our scathing wit, our right-ness. Luther says, in the Heidelberg Disputation, “the person deserves to be called a theologian, however, who understands the visible and the ‘backside’ of God seen…

“No” Is a Prophetic Word — 1 October 2023

Like most stories of sexual violence, we never hear this story— not just in context of worship, but in Bible study, in theological tomes. It is glossed over, hidden from view. Sexual violence is the most under-reported crime. According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, only 63% of rapes are reported, despite happening to one in five women and one in 71…

On Rape and Belovedness — 24 September 2023

…history has chosen to not believe Bathsheba. She is painted as a temptress, an adulterer who tricks David so she could get out of an unhappy marriage. She is accused of “asking for it” because of what she was—or wasn’t wearing— how she was bathing on the roof, so, apparently, not where she was supposed…

Are We Even Worth It? — 17 September 2023

Beloved, if you are feeling lost today— if the weight of the juggle, the expectations, the balance, inflation,demands at work, caring for your flock, estrangement from those you love— if you are feeling lost, I want you to know this: you are right where you belong. This is not a place for the people who…

Urgency and the Kin-Dom — 10 September 2023

Ruminating on the state of our planet, Barry Lopez asks, “Is it still possible to face the gathering darkness and say to the physical Earth, and to all its creatures, including ourselves, fiercely and without embarrassment, I love you, and to embrace fearlessly the burning world?” Look, Jesus holds on his lap a child, perhaps…


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Starting on the 13th of September 2020, we welcomed Pastor Adrianne Meier as preacher and pastor. During our interim, Pastor Darby Lawrence was our preacher. You can find some of his sermons here – click on the name of the sermon to open it. Other sermons are in his facebook feed and on the St. Thomas youtube page.

Pastor Darby Lawrence’s sermon for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, 8 August 2020

Pastor Darby’s sermon for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, 2 August 2020

Pastor Darby’s sermon for the Eighth Sunday of Pentecost, 26 July 2020

Pastor Darby’s sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, 19 July 2020

Pastor Darby’s sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Pentecost, 12 July 2020

Pastor Darby’s sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, 5 July 2020

Pastor Darby’s sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, 28 June 2020

Pastor Darby’s sermon for the Third Sunday after Pentecost, 21 June 2020

Pastor Darby’s sermon for the Second Sunday after Pentecost, 14 June 2020

Pastor Darby’s sermon for Pentecost, 31 May 2020

Pastor Darby’s sermon for Ascension Sunday, 24 May 2020

Pastor Darby Lawrence’s sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter, 18 May 2020

Pastor Darby Lawrence’s sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter, 10 May 2020

Pastor Darby Lawrence’s sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, 3 May 2020

Pastor Darby Lawrence’s sermon for St. Thomas Sunday 2020

Pastor Darby Lawrence’s sermon for Easter Sunday 2020

Pastor Darby Lawrence’s sermon for Good Friday 2020

Pastor Darby Lawrence’s sermon for Maundy Thursday 2020

Pastor Darby Lawrence’s sermon for Palm Sunday 2020

Doug Bauder: Water is Thicker than Blood – 30 June 2019

Amy Balcam: Vocation – 5 May 2019

Amy Balcam: In Defense of Thomas – 28 April 2019

Marie F. Fleming: Table Grace – 31 March 2019

Amy Balcam: The God of Second Chances – 24 March 2019

Amy Balcam: Dislocated Exegesis & Jesus – 17 February 2019

Marie F. Fleming: “One Wild and Precious Life” – 27 January 2019

Marie F. Fleming: More than Enough – 21 October 2018

Marie F. Fleming: Heaven Can Wait – 23 September 2018

Marie F. Fleming: Resident Aliens – 26 August 2018

Marie F. Fleming: Happy Meal – 29 July 2018

Timothy J. Hallett: You Are Witnesses – 15 April 2018

Ellen Mills: Rivers, 9-24-2017

Ellen Mills: Who Do You Say That I Am?, 8-27-2017

Doug Bauder: Why Worship, 8-20-2017

Ellen Mills: Old and New Treasures, 7-30-2017

Ellen Mills: Yoked to Jesus, 7-9-2017

Ellen Mills: Welcomed and Welcoming, 7-2-2017

Ellen Mills: Fearing the Wrong Thing, 6-25-2017

Dawn Bakken: So Sarah laughed to herself, 6-18-2017

Ellen Mills: Revealing God, 5-28-2017

At his request, Pastor Lyle McKee’s sermons have been removed from our website. Printed copies are available in the parish library.