Sermons

4/9/2017 — Palm Sunday

Sermon / April 9, 2017 / The Rev. Anne F.C. Richards / Palm Sunday / Palm Sunday is in one sense a day of deep irony. We see Jesus enter Jerusalem and he is applauded by the same people who, four days later, turn against him and demand his execution. They say they...

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4/2/2017 – Raising Lazarus

Sermon / April 2, 2017 / The Rev. Anne F.C. Richards / John 11:1-45 /  His hour is coming. Soon, it will be Holy Week. Day by day, we will see Jesus live out his final hours. He will be betrayed, deserted, falsely imprisoned, interrogated, tortured, and crucified. We...

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3/26/17 — Born Blind

Sermon / March 26, 2017 / The Rev. Anne F.C. Richards / John 9:1-41 /  I’m always amazed that so many people think the Bible is a book about other people, about how people used to be and used to act. Like it’s some kind of artifact from the distant past with some...

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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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