Sermons

May 24, 2020 24
May 2020

With Pentecost Approaching

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

With Pentecost Approaching John 17:1-11 and Acts 1:6-14 In the Broadway musical, Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda tells a fictionalized account of America’s first Secretary of the Treasury. Foreshadowing the day when a bullet fired by sitting Vice President Aaron Burr would end his life in a duel, Hamilton sings, “I’m just […]

May 10, 2020 10
May 2020

Home

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Home – Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 and John 14:1-14 Last Sunday was beautiful. The temperature that day topped out at 78 degrees. So I took that opportunity to pot some annuals. As you may recall, the rest of the week was not nearly as pleasant. We’ve experienced 50s, 40s, even low 30s. […]

May 3, 2020 03
May 2020

Tender Shepherd

Speaker: Sandy Selby

Tender Shepherd The Reverend Dr. Sandy Selby – John 10:1-10 I’ve had a particular fondness for sheep for as long as I can remember. Walt Disney’s movie, “Peter Pan,” came out when I was one year old, and the Broadway show that was based on it opened a year later. Its […]

April 26, 2020 26
Apr 2020

Their Eyes Were Opened

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Their Eyes Were Opened Acts 2:14a, 36-41 and Luke 24:13-35 Earlier this week, I awakened to the now familiar sounds of our new puppy. She was yipping to let me know that she wanted to be released from her crate. With two children and two dogs at home, I am […]

April 19, 2020 19
Apr 2020

Behind Closed Doors

Speaker: Sandy Selby

Behind Closed Doors – John 20:19-31 The Reverend Dr. Sandy Selby In the fourth chapter of the Book of Hebrews we find these words:“the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword” (Heb 4:12). The 66 books that make up the Bible were written between two […]

April 5, 2020 05
Apr 2020

What Is Needed

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

What Is Needed Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 and Matthew 21:1-11 On March 12, after large gatherings were prohibited in our state, Playhouse Square in Cleveland officially closed to the public. My wife and I have season tickets and, one night earlier, witnessed the final performance of Jesus Christ Superstar, which is […]

March 29, 2020 29
Mar 2020

Doing the Impossible

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Doing the Impossible Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 and Matthew 9:18-26 In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, medical professionals and elected leaders are insisting that we remain at least six feet apart. Doing so, we are told, will help combat a particularly contagious enemy that we cannot see. Collectively, […]

March 22, 2020 22
Mar 2020

Visible

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Visible – Psalm 23 and Ephesians 5:8-11, 13-24 The Christian season of Lent has long been associated with simplicity. And yet this Lent feels different – very different – as many of us are now faced with the kinds of restrictions that once seemed unthinkable. We are living through unprecedented times […]

March 15, 2020 15
Mar 2020

The Samaritan and the Rabbi

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

The Samaritan and the Rabbi John 4:5-26 and John 4:27-42 We are now adjusting to a new normal. On Wednesday, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic. Quickly, cancellations and indefinite postponements piled up like dominoes affecting concert halls, music festivals, theme parks, and Broadway performances. In […]

March 8, 2020 08
Mar 2020

Anticipating What Is to Come

Speaker: Jon Hauerwas

Anticipating What Is to Come – Psalm 121 and John 3:1-17 I have long been fascinated with politics. When I was child, I read books about the American Presidents. In middle school, I began collecting the campaign buttons and posters that now occupy one corner of my church office. My collection […]

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