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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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A Letter from Betty

Mother’s Day at Crossroads is always an opportunity for us to celebrate our relationship with the Mama Orphans Children’s Home (MOCH) in Busia, Kenya. This morning, since our text was the “greeting” from the letter to the Ephesians, we also heard a letter from Betty Emmenica (the daughter of Mama who is now the administrator…

Promotion to Joy

Following on last week’s sermon (on addiction) Rev. Cari preaches today on John 15:9-17, part of Jesus’ extended words to his disciples before his death, when he commands them to love one another. In this text, he also “promotes” his disciples from followers (or subordinates) to friends, and declares that “there is no greater love…

Beloved

The sermon for the 5th Sunday of the Easter season was on I John 4:7-21. In it, Rev. Cari responds to the opioid overdose crisis, and addiction in general. She also explores the Johannine community’s encouragement to “love one another” as a major task for the church as one of society’s remaining “communities of meaning…

You Restore My Soul

Today’s sermon was part “Earth Day” and part “Shepherding Sunday” and concluded with an unexpected invitation to the whole congregation. Many thanks to Dennis and Sheila Linn for the story of “Holy Saturday in Hell” with which Rev. Cari opened the sermon. It’s from their book, Simple Ways to Pray for Healing.

Witnesses of These Things

Preaching on Luke 24:36b-48, Rev. Cari weaves together stories from her own life, from a recent visit with our Syrian Refugee family, and this “heart and gut” story about the Risen Christ. She notices in the story that the disciples begin in anxiety, move through the acknowledgment of the wounds of Jesus, and then are…

Living with Doubt

Gabrielle focussed on the story found in John’s resurrection narrative, when the Risen Christ appears to the disciples in a locked room, and Thomas is not present. Later, he wants “proof” in order to believe, which gives him the name “Doubting Thomas.” Listen for Gabrielle’s perspective on this account of our great mystery.

Easter Storytelling

As you listen to Gabrielle tell the story of the first Easter (according to the Gospel of Mark) imagine three young women acting out what she describes, their body language, the looks on their faces. That’s what the congregation experienced this morning in worship. And after you have listened to this short storytelling moment, take…

What Do You Cling To?

After the “palm parade” at the beginning of the service, we settled in with the reading from Philippians 2 for Palm-Passion Sunday. This sermon is a reflection on the discomfort of our age with the non-grasping, self giving humility of Jesus. It’s also an invitation to relinquish those ideas, people, or things to which we…

Shout Out to the ‘Nones’

For the fifth Sunday in Lent, guest preacher the Rev. Joan McMurtry opens up the reality of many families today, which is that they mark “none” on their census form, regarding religious affiliation. She refers to the work of Bishop John Spong (whose controversial work invites the church to “ditch” outmoded explanations of theology). She…