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Sermons

 

Most weeks, our worship leader offers a 15–20 minute sermon based on the Scripture texts for the day.

Our regular preacher is pretty versatile. She’ll tell stories, pull together different ideas, lead a meditation, give the congregation an “assignment” to talk about in twos or threes, show a slide show or video, or sometimes even sing to the congregation. The sermon functions to deepen our reflection on the Scripture themes of the day, and often leaves us with a challenge or a question.
 
Scripture texts are outlined in the Revised Common Lectionary.

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Blue Christmas

This short reflection is from our annual Blue Christmas worship, a quiet service that offers those attending a safe place to acknowledge losses and sorrows at Christmastime.

The Beginning of the Good News

For the second Sunday in Advent, Rev. Cari preaches on the first 8 verses of the Gospel of Mark… about beginning in faith… and some “not very popular” words: “sin” and “repentance.” She unpacks some Greek words, and one “big word” and then, late in the sermon shows a current example of the kind of motto…

The Sheep and The Goats

In this sermon for the “Reign of Christ,” Rev. Cari opens up the parable found at the end of Matthew 25. In this parable, the “sheep” are commended for their service to those in need, and the “goats” are censured for their lack of recognition of the “Promised One” in those same needy others. During…

Talented

Rev. Cari returned to the pulpit (figuratively speaking – actually she doesn’t preach from the pulpit on Sundays!) for the sermon wrapping up Crossroads’ Stewardship Season. The text was Matthew 25:14-30, the parable of the talents, a tricky text for sure. With thanks to the Rev. Russell Rathbun for his tongue-in-cheek summary, to Dr. Richard…

The Lion and the Bear

The Rev. Edith Baird preached today on Amos 5:18-24, a “hard word” from the prophet delivered to the people Israel in an era of great prosperity (and great injustice). She shares the clarion call of the text: to live in such a way that our words in worship line up with our actions in the…

The Story of Moses

November 5, 2017 was “Children’s Sabbath” at Crossroads, when the children of the congregation lead in worship. Part of their service was a retelling of the story of Moses, with the participation of the whole congregation.   Please click on this link to hear today’s Testimony given by Jason H., father of two of today’s…

Warm Hearts, Open Hands

Rev. Cari preached on Psalm 90 and Matthew 22:34-36, for the first Sunday of the Season of Stewardship this fall. We are in God’s hands –  God is “our eternal home” – and stewardship is everything we do in response to that astonishing gift! The title of the sermon is this year’s stewardship logo (attached…

The Backside of God

Preaching on Exodus 33:12-23 Rev. Cari took a good look at the world today, and asked, “What does this story about God’s presence say to our world?” After opening the text, she then identified the particular gifts of the faith community, and invited us into audacious hope and deep spiritual practice. At the very end…

Sanctuary

Responding to a challenge from Sojourners Magazine, which published the fact that one in three women experience some kind of intimate partner abuse, yet 95% of church-going women have never heard the topic addressed from the pulpit, Rev. Cari preached on the topic. Her text was Matthew 22:1-14, and she shared a lot of information…

Bandages for the World and Us!

This 10-minute clip is from the All-Ages Worship service in celebration of Thanksgiving. It includes the dramatic retelling of the story of the day, from Luke 17:11-19 (the story of the 10-ish lepers) as well as a conversation Gabrielle had with the children, and the invitation Rev. Cari issued to the youth and adults. After…