Sermon- Life Is God’s Response to Death- Pastor Sarah Rohde

 April 24, 2022 So, here we are.  The week after Easter Sunday. The glorious crescendos of last weekend have subsided a bit.  The gathered crowd is a bit smaller today.  Our Sunday best  clothes that we pulled out last weekend, for maybe the first time in years, are back on the hanger. Church staffs are admittedly still dragging a bit. It is the Sunday after. We have too been to the empty tomb with Mary, and we have joined her proclaiming for ourselves the best news there is, Christ is risen! That life is always God’s response to death.

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Sermon- Palm Sunday- Pastor Sarah Rohde

April 10, 2022 Today is the day where the clashes between Jesus and the world begin to come to a head. You see, on Palm Sunday long ago, there were two processions happening at the same time. One, the Roman governor of Judea, in this case, Pilate, who rode up to Jerusalem from his coastal residence in the west. He would have arrived on a war horse, wearing all of his imperial garb, and he rode through the streets to remind the Jewish pilgrims that Rome demanded their complete loyalty and obedience. And then from the east, another procession. But this one, a man on a donkey, looking ragtag and absurd. People are waving palm branches and singing “Hosanna to the Son of David,” as though he’s a king, and yet he carries no weapons and exudes zero sense of grandeur.

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Sermon- Full To The Brim: Prodigal Grace- Pastor Sarah Rohde

March 27, 2022 I remember my professor of New Testament in seminary warning us of the danger of titles when it comes to the parables of Jesus. As I’m sure you’ve heard before, parables were these short stories that Jesus told that were intended to disrupt human certainty. They were meant to wake listeners up, to expand and unsettle expectations of God, and to shock people into new ways of thinking or being.

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Sermon- Full To The Brim: Even In The Desert- Pastor Sarah Rohde

March 6, 2022 I grew up in a family whose summer vacations almost always included a pop-up camper in tow and a national park as our destination. We loved getting away to the mountains and the ocean, we loved driving around campgrounds until we found the site that had the perfect place for our hammock, and we would spend our days really being away. Most of the time it was the fun kind of adventure – following a trail with clear signs and a clear path to natural wonders, taking our boots off and letting our feet soak in mountain springs, snacking on trail mix whenever we found a big rock for all of us to sit on for a few minutes, and arriving at views of waterfalls and mountain lakes that literally do take your breath away.

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Sermon- Pushed to the Limit- Pastor Sarah Rohde

February 13, 2022 Well, one thing that we’ve said a few times over the past month, as we’ve been wintering together and mining the season of winter for what it has to teach us, one thing we’ve mentioned more than once is the way in which winter confronts us with our limits. And this week, I have to say, was one that really pushed me to acknowledge my limits. It was our turn to deal with what so many parents of young children have dealt with in the last year.

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