Sermon – The Holy Trinity ~ Deacon Heather Feltman

June 12, 2022 Today is Trinity Sunday-the only Sunday in the whole liturgical calendar year when we focus on a doctrine, rather than a biblical event. Still, this word, Holy Trinity, is not really a thing. It’s a relationship. This is one of those Sunday’s which reminds us that “some things just have to be believed to be seen.” In his beautiful book “Open Secrets,” Richard Lischer describes a stained-glass window at the church where he served in rural Illinois. It is called the Trinity window, and it uses triangles and Latin to depict a geometric diagram for God. In the center is a larger triangle which stands for God. Deus, it reads in Latin. And around that triangle are three smaller triangles, one for Pater (Father), another Filius (Son), and the third Spiritus Sanctus (Holy Spirit).

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Sermon- Lament- Pastor Sarah Rohde

May 29, 2022 Life has been challenging for a long time; I mean life is always challenging in some ways, it’s what it is to be alive and to be human; but in the past few years, there have been challenges laid upon our lives that have taken the struggle for vitality and resilience to a new level. And in the last couple of weeks, at a time when we are already worn and weary, we have found ourselves having to contend with a level of violence and chronic crisis that we honestly are not fit to bear. So I just want to say that first – if it feels like too much, it is. It is. 

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Sermon – The Holy Spirit ~ Deacon Heather Feltman

May 22, 2022 Jesus keeps saying it, keeps repeating it that night: Let not your heart be troubled. But it’s difficult to imagine a more troubling context in which to try to say such a thing! Jesus keeps talking about peace, but all hell is about to break loose on Jesus and on his band of followers. In fact, the mayhem at hand has already begun. Judas has already fled the table by the time Jesus says the words contained in our reading for today from John 14. What’s more, Peter’s impending denials of Jesus has also been foretold. The atmosphere is as taut as a snare drum. It is also unspeakably sad.

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Sermon – Confirmation- Pastor Paisley Le Roy

May 15, 2022– You will do greater works than Jesus. Honestly, it feels a bit heretical for me to say that out loud to you from this pulpit. We are taught that Jesus is THE role model, that Jesus is man without sin, that Jesus is truly God. We are taught that WE are created by God to be like God but that we are captive to sin, that we are perfectly imperfect people doing our best in a broken world. How could we possibly produce any works that are greater works than Jesus’? There’s no way!

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