Sermons

1/29/17 — The Holocaust and the Gospel of Remembrance

Sermon / January 29, 2017 / Julie Hoplamazian /  July 8th 1942: “At three o’clock… the doorbell rang. I didn’t hear it, since I was out on the balcony, lazily reading in the sun. A little while later Margot appeared in the kitchen doorway looking very agitated....

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1/22/17 — The Powerful Foolishness of the Cross

Sermon / January 22, 2017 / Julie Hoplamazian /  1 Corinthians 1:10-18 /  There are times when the words of Scripture are so strikingly relevant that you can’t believe they were written 2,000 years ago in a completely different context and moment in history. “I appeal...

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1/15/17 — A Sermon for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King

Sermon / January 15, 2017 / Anne Richards  / John 1:29-42 / Each gospel writer tells the story of Jesus from a different point of view. Even though they each tell the same story, their vantage points are a manifestation not only of their own faiths and personalities,...

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12/25/16 — Become Who You Are

Sermon / December 25 / Anne Richards  /  Luke 2:1-14 /  Welcome and happy Christmas to everyone! For most of us, Christmas is a time that is filled with memories, especially memories of Christmases past. And it’s a funny thing about Christmas memories. Even though...

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12/11/16 — John the Baptist and the Advent of Hope

Sermon / December 11, 2016  / Anne Richards /  Matthew 11:2-11 /  We met John the Baptist in last week’s gospel, and somehow, in the space of a week, he's landed in prison. What has happened? How did an eccentric preaching about repentance out in the wilderness end up...

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12/4/16 — Repentance and the Future

Sermon / December 4, 2016 / Anne Richards / Matthew 3:1-12 /  John the Baptist says that, in Jesus, God is about to do a brand new thing, and that to prepare for it we have to change. We have to repent. Twenty or thirty years ago, churches talked a lot about...

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