The Eulogy for Ruth Faulend

Sometimes it is more the quality of a person’s presence, rather than the things they do that has the greatest impact.  This was the case with Ruth in the life of our church.   Her loving, gentle, faithful presence quietly impacted our church in subtle but deeply beautiful ways. For fifty years one of those things […]


The Kindness of the Little Ones

A sermon preached on June 28th, 2020 based upon Matthew 10:40-42, entitled “The Kindness of the Little Ones.” Our reading comes at the end of the tenth chapter of the Gospel of Matthew  The entire chapter has been devoted to Jesus’ instructions to his disciples as he sends them out into the world to do […]


Finding the Hope that Does Not Disappoint

A sermon preached on June 14th, 2020 based upon Romans 5:1-5 entitled, “Finding the Hope that Does Not Disappoint.” For the Apostle Paul the figure of Abraham (and presumably his wife Sarah if he could have gotten past his patriarchal bias) was a big deal. The entire chapter leading up to this morning’s reading was […]


Though We Flunked, Nonetheless We Graduated

A sermon preached on June 7th, 2020 entitled, “Though We Flunked, Nonetheless We Graduated”.  This was the Sunday we acknowledged our graduates who have missed out on having a graduation ceremonies, and held a pretend graduation ceremony of our own online. Our Gospel lesson takes us to the very end of Matthew.  Once more we […]


What Inspires a Parade in the Midst of an Epidemic?

A sermon preached May 24th, 2020 based upon John 17:1-11, entitled, “What Inspires a Parade in the Midst of an Epidemic.” Last Tuesday there was a birthday parade for Doris. Two fire trucks and maybe sixty people from the church in cars with decorations, balloons and signs, with much honking and shouting “We love you, […]