Category Archives: Sermon

September 09

Voyager Soundings & Bearings #1 – “How Did We Get Where We Are?” (Psalm 107:23-31) Sunday, September 9, 2018

Call to Worship    L:         In the midst of storms it’s easy to lose sight of the horizon. P:         Yet if we keep our eyes fixed on God we are not lost. L:         When waves and wind whip us about, we can lose heart. P:         Yet if we remember God is with us we can […]

September 02

“Stressed Out, or Blessed Out” (Colossians 1:1-14)  Sunday, September 2, 2018

Call to Worship        L:         God has endowed us with reason, the capacity to know and be known.   P:         Therefore let us praise God with renewed minds, fixed upon the Lord!   L:         God has given us hearts like God’s own, the capacity to love and be loved.   P:         Therefore let us […]

August 28

“Kindness Illustrated: Boaz & Ruth”, Ruth 2:1-3, 8-20 Sunday, August 26, 2018

Call to Worship:   L:  On the holy mountain is the city cherished by the Lord. P:Zion shall be called “Mother” for all shall be her children. L: Babylon, Egypt, Philistia, Tyre, and Ethiopia will all be included. U:  And while they dance they will sing, “In you, all find their home.” Scripture: Ruth 2:1-3, […]

August 19

“Showing Kindness to Others” (Matthew 10:40-42; Mark 9:33-37) ; Sunday, August 19, 2018

Call to Worship        L:         Abraham and Sarah welcomed three strangers into their tent, and were blessed by God.   P:         God is welcoming us to find shelter beneath a canopy of grace.   L:         Cleopas and another disciple welcomed a stranger into their house, and were blessed by Jesus.   P:         Jesus […]

August 12

“What’s in Your Wardrobe?” (Titus 3:1-5); Rev. Dr. Daniel Meister, Sunday August 12, 2018

Call to Worship L: Here, in this place, God welcomes all the dreamers, as well as the doubters: P: Here, the worriers and wanderers can call on God by name. L: Here, in this time, we can remember all the ways God has graced us: here, in these moments, we are reminded that God is […]

August 05

“Loving God Fivefold” Luke 10: 26-27 Sunday, August 5, 2018

  Call to Worship      L:         Lord, I am instrument of your peace. Where there is self-hatred, let me sow love; where there is negative self-talk, kindness; where there is loathing of my body, acceptance;   P:         where there is nursing of old injuries, release; where there is envy of others, gratefulness; where there […]

July 29

“God’s Kindness to Us” Psalm 103, Sunday, July 29, 2018

Call to Worship  L: Praise God in the sanctuary; praise God in the mighty firmament! P: Praise God for mighty deeds; praise God for surpassing greatness! L: Praise God with trumpet sound; praise God with lute and harp! P: Praise God with tambourine and dance; praise God with strings and pipe! U: Let everything in […]

July 22

“The Gentleness of Wisdom” Scripture (James 3:13-18)  Sunday, July 22, 2018 

Call to Worship              L:         According to the riches of God’s glory, may you be strengthened in your inner being.   P:         With power through the Holy Spirit, may Christ dwell in our hearts through faith!   L:         As you are being rooted and grounded in love, may you have […]

July 15

“Being Gentle in our Ministry” (1 Thessalonians 2:1-12)  Sunday, July 15, 2018

Call to Worship   L:         Gladden the soul of your servant, O Lord, for I lift up my soul to you.   P:         We lift up our hearts unto the Lord!   L:         Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.   P:         It is right to give God thanks and praise!   U:        […]

July 08

“Being Gentle with our Words” (Proverbs 15:1, 4; 25:15) Sunday, July 8, 2017

  Call to Worship    L:         God has given us the gift of speech.   P:         Therefore let us speak words of life!   L:         God has entrusted us to use this gift wisely.   P:         With care, therefore, let us encourage one another!   U:        Let our voices join with every creature lifting praises […]