Sermons are a good way to experience our approach to scripture, our values, and our sense of mission. We invite you to read them here or listen to them on our youtube channel.


Saying “Yes” to the Spirit — 22 May 2022

At baptism, God said “yes” to each and every one of us. God’s “yes” resounds in our lives and in our world – no matter whether we respond or not. But we practice resurrection by saying “yes” to the Spirit, not just once but time and time again. Our whole life of discipleship, of following…

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Peter Didn’t Follow the Vegas Rules — 15 May 2022

Later, as Peter headed back to Jerusalem, I wonder if he thought about what he would tell the others. In some ways, I am sure Peter was tempted to play by the Vegas rules – you know, what happened in Caesarea stays in Caesarea. He had a role as a leader, but he broke the rules…

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God Sees You — 8 May 2022

Tabitha saw these widows as individuals, women worthy of love and care. She didn’t just clothe them, but it says that she made the tunics and other clothing they had. She clothed them beautifully, carefully, not in what was leftover or discarded, but individually, with her own handiwork.

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Imposter Syndrome — 6 March 2022

The disciplines of Lent, then—self-examination, fasting, sacrificial giving and acts of love—are aimed at helping others see and feel and know what God knows: that they—we—are Children of God. Who do you think you are, Beloved? The unending truth of grace is that God knows who you are. The season of Lent…

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Perfect is an Idol — 2 March 2022

And so, Beloved, what is saving your life right now?  We are surrounded by death:  COVID, the war in Ukraine, the loss of loved ones, jobs, marriages, our failures and foibles, endless discouragement.  Perfect isn’t the plan.  Perfect hasn’t saved us yet.  What God is doing in your life is much bigger than that.  Hear St. Paul’s words:  “We are treated as imposters, and…

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Death Is Change / Death Has Changed — 27 February 2022

But, as much as Paul has fought against gnosticism and that understanding of immortality, Paul also fights hard against death as the end of the hope.  Death is not the end.  Christ has changed death, and so death is change – it is the ultimate method by which this life is changed for what it is to…

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What Have We Become? — 20 February 2022

In the beginning, God created the world.  In the beginning, at a word from God, creation exploded onto the scene.  God gathered up the dust of stars, each atom a seed brimming with potential.  Yes, at the end of God’s creating, God gathered a handful of dust and formed it into a person.  But God didn’t make the dust…

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Hope Within Us — 13 February 2022

 It is, I think, a common experience, feeling abandoned by our body.  When we are in pain, when our body fails us, we would love to just abandon it for palaces of gold in the sky.  But these bodies are our bodies, and, in the beginning, God creates not just souls, but entire, complete beings, breathing life into them…

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What We Hide — 6 February 2022

We have measured ourselves against the gospel, and have discovered our every weakness. If our faith is not in vain, then we arrive at a single question: how will God’s grace transform our greatest shame, our biggest weakness for the sake of the gospel How will God’s grace work through weakness to strengthen the weak?…

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We Have Loved God In One Another — 30 January 2022, Pride Sunday

Love is courageous, like queer folk coming out when it was—and is—dangerous to do so.

Love is unconditional, like parents and allies, fearful for their children’s safety but loving them because of their queerness.

Love is wide,like the love of queer folx.

Love is as varied and different, as the physical, mental, and emotional…

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What Makes You Human — 23 January 2022

I know there are those our there who want to give us some cheery optimism and call it hope.  In my opinion, there’s never really a time that we need that.  Screwing on a smile does not tell the truth about the brokenness of the world, does not tell the truth about what it means to be human.  This is…

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For the Common Good – 16 January 2022

In his book, The Violence of Love, Oscar Romero reminds us of the communal nature of the church, saying, “God wants to save us in a people.  He does not want to save us in isolation. And so today’s church more than ever is accentuating the idea of being a people. The church therefore experiences conflicts, because…

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Belovedness – 9 January 2022

The very nature of being a Beloved of God is no get out of jail free card.  Being the Beloved of God will not free us from pain or keep us from hurting.  Being the Beloved of God does not keep bombs from dropping, wildfires from engulfing homes, and tornadoes from flattening warehouses with the workforce inside.  Being…

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Baptism Tells Us Who We Are – 2 January 2022

We spend all this time and energy discovering who we are, when we have already been given a new identity in Christ. In baptism, we are called children of God, baptized and redeemed for the sake of the world. We are given a vocation to proclaim Christ through word and deed, to care for others…

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Yes, God Hears! Christmas Eve, 24 December 2021

And so Beloved, tonight, the angel’s message is for you.  Do not be afraid.  See, there is good news of great joy for all people.  Christ comes.  Christ comes in the joy of children.  Christ comes in the care of neighbors.  Christ comes in unexpected welcomes, in communities who throw open their doors to refugee, immigrant, and outsider.  Christ comes in the…

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