From the Pastors:

GETTING OUR PARAGRAPH RIGHT, A sermon the Rev. Susan P. Thomas, June 28, 2015


h1 Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 8:47 am

Sunday, June 28, 2015, Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Readings: Lamentations 3:22–33, Psalm 30, 2 Corinthians 8:7–15, Mark 5:21–43

Getting Our Paragraph Right

Today’s allotment of scripture lessons is a balm for hurting souls, lifting us up following long illness and sudden death.
Healing and hope after the night was spent weeping.
A command to “Arise!” […]

AFTER CHARLESTON: A NEW DEPARTURE, FEAR AND FAITH…TO THE OTHER SIDE…, A Sermon by the Rev. Michael P. Thomas, June 21, 2015


h1 Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 at 8:30 am

June 21, 2015, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
Readings: Job 38:1–11, Psalm 107:1–3, 23–32, 2 Corinthians 6:1–13, Mark 4:35–41
Note: This is the manuscript from which the sermon was delivered. In the course of preaching I often depart from the text, sometimes to the benefit of the congregation and sometimes not….

After Charleston: A new departure, […]

GETTING REAL, A Sermon by the Rev. Susan P. Thomas, June 7, 2015, Second Sunday after Pentecost (06/07/15)


h1 Monday, June 8th, 2015 at 8:47 am

Readings for June 7, 2015, Second Sunday after Pentecost: Genesis 3:8-15, Psalm 130, 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1, Mark 3:20-35
 
GETTING REAL
           Those of you who were here on Confirmation Sunday may recall that three of our young people who were confirmed spontaneously got up and surprised us at the end of the service by teaching us in […]

Welcomed at Lord’s Table, A Homily by the Rev. Michael P. Thomas, delivered Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Funeral of William Chamberlin


h1 Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Homily by the Rev. Michael P. Thomas,
Delivered, April 10, 2015, Funeral of William Chamberlin

Texts:  Psalm 23, Luke 24:13-18, 28-25

Welcomed at the Lord’s Table
 
“God does not love some ideal person, but rather human beings just as we are, not some ideal world, but rather the real world.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German pastor and resister to Nazism.
 
I first […]

A PLACE FOR LAMENT, a sermon by the Rev. Michael P. Thomas, March 1, 2015, the Second Sunday in Lent


h1 Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 12:16 pm

This sermon was preached by the Rev. Michael P. Thomas on Sunday, March 1, 2015, the Second Sunday in Lent.  The readings for the day were Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; and Mark 8:31-38.
 
A Place for Lament
 
Today when we sang out with praise and thanksgiving for the blessing of music, we also sang […]

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