Sermons from May 2020

PENTECOST IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC

Acts 2:1-21 It’s May 31 and we’re still holding zoom services.  It’s likely we will continue these zoom services long after we will have returned to our sanctuary or the church lawn just to ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to worship. We want to be back in our sanctuary, singing hymns, […]

Don’t Look Up, Look Around

Acts 2:1-11 The Ascension stories give us pause in a world where the earth is no  longer seen as the center of the universe and where we don’t typically see heaven in the sky, geographically located, and hell in the core of the earth. According to Acts of the Apostles, the Risen Jesus dwells with his […]

God’s Global Witness

Acts 17:22-29 In college I had a good friend, who seemed to follow a new religion each month or so. When I first met him, he was a Hari Krishna wearing a robe and chanting and dancing “Hari Krishna, Hari Rama” throughout the day, often annoying his friends.  A few months later, he found Jesus and […]

A journey without distance

Luke 24:13-35 Do you remember that old standard, written by Duke Ellington and Bob Russell, and covered by Etta James and Louis Armstrong, and more recently by Tony Bennett and Michael Buble, “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.” These lines sound strangely familiar: “Thought I’d go to the club.  Made it far as the door.”  Now I […]