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.
The final “Stump the Preacher” topic for the summer of 2016 was “the problem of evil.” In this one, Rev. Cari takes a close look at the third chapter of Genesis, and sounds the notes of Romans 8:31-39 (again!).
Minister of Children & Youth, Gabrielle McLarty, preaching today on the call of Jeremiah (1:4-10). It’s no surprise that Gabrielle would be drawn to a text in which God says to the prophet, “Do not say ‘I am only a youth’, for you shall go to all to whom I send you…”
Lay member Klaus Fix is preaching this morning, on Luke 12:49-56. How do we interpret the signs of the times? How do we know when to stand for what is right in a non-violent way?
Reflections on Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16: The great cloud of witnesses who have gone before us can continue to inspire us today as we follow the path of Jesus.
Today’s sermon on Colossians 3:1-11 is preached by the Rev. Edith Baird. So if you’re a Star Wars fan, listen on…
This fourth “Stump the Preacher” sermon is focused on the story behind Nehemiah 8 and the “advice” in II Timothy 3:14-4:4. The sermon is in response to a request from a congregation member after the Bible Study the Affirm team hosted in the spring of 2016. The requester said, “I know my Mom believes…
We celebrated Kidsweek on Sunday, July 17, by worshipping in an all-ages way, without a sermon. The theme of Kidsweek was “All God’s Critters.” We shared a Godly Play story about Noah and the Ark (and all those animals), and the Kidsweek children who were present acted out the story of Jonah the Reluctant Prophet. We…
The third “Stump the Preacher” sermon this summer was “provoked” by Psalm 27, and also featured Luke 8:22-25.
This second “Stump the Preacher” sermon focussed on selected texts from the book of Job, as well as Romans 8:31-39.
The first “Stump the Preacher” sermon of the summer of 2016. Rev. Cari preached on Exodus 20:8-11, Deuteronomy 5:12-15, and Luke 13:10-17.