Author: Pastor Jeff


Post Election, Stewardship and Veteran’s Day

A sermon preached on November 11th, 2018 – Veterans Day – the week after the election – and the week before Stewardship Sunday, based upon Mark 12:38-44. I want to begin by calling attention to something I love about our church.  There are a lot of congregations in our country where everybody belongs to the […]


The Eulogy for John A. Cogan

The Eulogy for John A. Cogan (February 3rd, 1972 – September 13, 2018) To understand both John Cogan and his twin brother Justin, you need to know something of the stock from which they came. Their father Donald was the youngest of three children, preceded in birth by his brother Jack and sister, Patricia.  They […]


What Were You Arguing about along the Way?

A sermon preached on September 23rd, 2018 based upon Mark 8:30 – 37, on the occasion of reception of three new members, entitled, “What Were You Arguing about along the Way?” Last week I said that it is often more helpful to think of the Bible – and especially the Gospels – as a “question […]


The Bible as Question Book

A sermon preached on September 16th, 2018 based upon Mark 8:27-37. The Bible is often presented as the “answer book.” Pat Robertson is happy to sell you a book he wrote entitled “Answers to 200 of Life’s Most Probing Questions” in which he explains the answers you might have missed from your reading of the Bible. […]

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