Sermons from May 2015

Mysticism and Mission

Isaiah 6:1-8 When I was a kid, I often heard adults say in response to an incredible claim, “I’m from Missouri – Show me!” That statement has stuck with me. Like Thomas the Disciple, I don’t take everything on faith. I want to look at the facts or dig deeper, when someone tells me, “God […]


Acts 2:1-21 Romans 8:22-27 It was the fiftieth day after the resurrection, and the disciples were on their own. They prayed for guidance and yearned for the coming of God’s Spirit. They waited with expectation. And, then out of the blue, their world was turned upside down. They experienced a spiritual tsunami – the room […]

Circled in Prayer

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 John 17:6-19 Today’s reading from Acts describes the first Congregational Meeting and asks the question: What’s the first thing you do when you have to make an important decision? Have you ever thought of flipping a coin or picking names out of a hat? In a way, that’s what the early followers […]

Faith and Food

John 15:1-8 John 21:1-14 There’s an iconic commercial that appears at the conclusion of every Super Bowl: A member or members or the winning team is asked, “Now that you’ve won the Super Bowl, what are you going to do next?” To which this past year, our victorious Patriots Julien Edelman and Malcolm Butler responded, […]