Sermons

April 11, 2021 11
Apr 2021

The Thread of Faith

Speaker: The Reverend Dr. Sandy Selby

John 20:19-31 The Presbyterian minister and author Frederick Buechner tells the story of his friend, an apparently healthy 68-year-old man who died in his sleep. He died in March, and in May my wife and I were staying with his widow overnight when I had a short dream about him. […]

April 4, 2021 04
Apr 2021

When Everything Changed

Speaker: The Reverend Jon Hauerwas

Easter – John 20:1-18   Whatever the season, you can find her there. Seated at the highest point, amid unobstructed views, she casts her gaze in the direction of his eventual return. In fairer weather, when others come and go, her attention is diverted for a time. A chipmunk dives […]

April 1, 2021 01
Apr 2021

Maundy Thursday

Speaker: The Reverend Jon Hauerwas

John 13:1-17, 31b-35 and 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 On Maundy Thursday, Jesus gathers his disciples in an upper room where he prepares to wash their feet. In those days, foot washing was considered such a menial task that even Jewish slaves did not provide this service for other Jews. [1] This […]

March 28, 2021 28
Mar 2021

Hosanna

Speaker: The Reverend Jon Hauerwas

Psalm Sunday – Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 and Mark 11:1-11 In their book, The Last Week, Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan argue that “the procession Christians celebrate on Palm Sunday was most likely a protest march. On that day there was a ‘peasant procession’ led by Jesus as he entered […]

March 21, 2021 21
Mar 2021

Losing It

Speaker: The Reverend Jon Hauerwas

Psalm 119:10-16 and John 12:20-33   March 1, 2013, was a life-changing day for Jim Mismas. That morning, Westminster’s former Music Director had just finished breakfast and was returning to the kitchen when he felt an unmistakable tension in his chest. He fell to the floor and called out to […]

March 14, 2021 14
Mar 2021

When Grace Appears

Speaker: The Reverend Jon Hauerwas

Ephesians 2:4-10 and Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22   Those who struggle with alcohol and drug addictions often like to keep those conditions hidden, lest they be judged and scorned by others. But workaholism is different because it is visible – out in the open where it is easy for all to […]

March 7, 2021 07
Mar 2021

Preserving Justice

Speaker: The Reverend Jon Hauerwas

Psalm 19:1-14 and John 2:13-22 For thousands of years, the Jewish faithful have gathered to remember the fundamental event in Israel’s history, the celebration of its liberation from Egypt. [1] This year, the festival of the Passover begins on Saturday, March 27th. And as you may recall, in his lifetime, […]

February 21, 2021 21
Feb 2021

A Sign

Speaker: The Reverend Jon Hauerwas

Genesis 9:8-17 and Mark 1:9-15 The primary function of biblical covenants “is to serve as a formal commitment between two parties. Covenants establish, or recognize, a relationship.” [1] In the case of our first lesson this morning, that relationship is between God and all of creation. And the sign of […]

February 14, 2021 14
Feb 2021

A Voice

Speaker: The Reverend Jon Hauerwas

The First Lesson       Psalm 50:1-6           Old Testament 1   The mighty one, God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. 2   Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth. 3   Our […]

February 7, 2021 07
Feb 2021

Healing Grace

Speaker: Reverend Dr. Sandy Selby

Mark 1:29-39             The whole of Scripture speaks to two questions: How is God present and active in the world, and what does that mean for us, as the people of God? Those two questions in turn raise a third: How are we to respond to God’s active presence among […]

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