Category: Pastor Jeff’s Sermons

07
Jan

Paying Attention to Your Life

A sermon preached on January 6th, 2019 – Epiphany Sunday – based upon Matthew 2:1-12. Today is Epiphany Sunday, and with it we enter into the season of Epiphany which lasts till Lent.  The season focuses our attention on the revealing of the light of God that once was hidden and it begins with this […]

26
Dec

When Family Drops the Ball

A sermon preached on Christmas Eve, 2018 based upon Luke 2:1-20.  Christmas is a time in our minds deeply associated with family.  Ideally it is a time when families come together and give thanks for the love-light they share, but we know that often complex feelings arise with this coming together – some of which […]

03
Dec

Where the Lovelight Gleams

A sermon preached on December 2, 2018 — the first Sunday in Advent — based upon 1Thessalonians 3:9-13.   I am asked on occasion how I manage to write our Christmas plays, and the answer I give is that hopefully by July some kind of seed image captures my attention and with this starting point my […]

25
Nov

Finding the Meaning in “Big History”

A sermon preached on November 25th – Christ the King Sunday – based upon John 18:33-38a. This sermon will not be like the vast majority of my sermons.  It may sound like something of an academic lecture, and for that I apologize up front. But sometimes I find it helpful to step back from the […]

19
Nov

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 […]

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