Sermons


Because we are a community with a strong focus on study, service and community, we deeply appreciate challenging weekly sermons on these topics.
Below is a sampling of sermons offered in recent months by our Transitional Pastor, Rev. Marjorie MacNeill, and our own Commissioned Lay Pastor, Frank Sadowski.

November 8, 2020–Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25

Rev. Marjorie MacNeill

I’m writing this reflection just before 2:30 pm on Saturday, November 7, 2020, knowing that the nation has now made a choice about leadership going forward into the future – a choice to turn toward reconciliation, compassion, kindness, listening, understanding ….a choice that expresses God’s desire for God’s Creation at this time, I believe.

November 1, 2020–Matthew 5:1-12

Rev. Marjorie MacNeill

Whoever it is in the wider church that designs the church’s Lectionary – a calendar of scripture readings for a three year cycle of Sundays and special days in the church – was wise – it seems – to always make Matthew 5:1-12 – “The Beatitudes” – one of the choices for the Sunday of All Saints.

October 25, 2020–Matthew 22: 34-40

Frank Sadowski

You shall Love the Lord Your God…
Let me start with a question for you. Before you read the lectionary reading for today, could you have told me what Jesus considered to be the greatest commandment? I am not sure that I would have answered that question correctly. In fact, reading this little story, I was struck by how unfamiliar it felt to me. Odd, I thought, since the story couldn’t be clearer, and if you want to get down to the most basic guidance, here it is.