Sermon – God and Suffering~ Pastor Sarah

April 5, 2020 As people gathered on the sidelines of the street and laid down their coats to prepare the way for Jesus, they shouted, “Hosanna! Hosanna!” It was a scene of celebration and adoration, the way our parades are today – at least when we’re allowed to have them; and yet the word that people shouted as they waved their palms and praised the One riding into town on a donkey, the word they shouted was a word of pleading, a word that begged of this so-called Messiah to bring deliverance and freedom.

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Sermon – The Audacious Hope of God~ Pastor Sarah

March 22, 2020 This is a really hard and anxious time. This global pandemic is forcing fundamental changes in lifestyle, in human behavior, in the way we do business and school and even church. And it just keeps playing out in real time so quickly that it’s hard to keep track, and even harder to make sense of. Every day we’re learning more, but one thing it seems we can be sure about is that this virus will in some way or another touch every one of us – not just in terms of whether we get sick or not, but in terms of our work, our savings, our anxieties, our family dynamics, our local and global economies.

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Sermon – We Are One Body~ Pastor Sarah

March 15, 2020  Well, there’s nothing like a novel and spreading virus to really drive home the point that we’re all connected to each other. Over the past couple of months, as we’ve watched the various maps and charts that are trying to capture the spread of the COVID-19 virus, something that felt so far away in early January and has now swept so quickly across Europe, then it emerged in Seattle, and now it’s here, right in front of us, affecting nearly every aspect of modern life – from commerce and toilet paper stock to retirement funds and e-learning modules, from cruise ships and Disneyland to the NCAA and all other types of gatherings that bring people together.

We are part of one body – it’s true all the time, but it’s being revealed to us right now in a particularly undeniable way.

We are part of one body.

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