Treat the Soil, Not the Plant

A sermon given by Rev. Nancy Thellman on Sunday, June 28. It is with some fear and trepidation that I am your preacher this morning. Fear, because I’m a little rusty these days, given my current vocation at the county. The language of love and grace and mercy are not exactly on the tip of […]

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Planting Seeds

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, June 14, 2015 Sometimes you find the extraordinary among the ordinary.  Sometimes something is so amazing and it’s just right underneath your nose.  For these past weeks I’ve been hurrying in and out of the back door of our house on Stratford Street and […]

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Rev. McCormick’s May 31, Sermon

A cartoon in the New Yorker shows a man sitting alone on a nondescript bench seat. He is wearing a T-shirt with big bold capital letters that read: “Ask me about my religion.” The caption then tells us, “just another way to keep an empty seat beside you on the train.” It’s funny. It’s true. Most of us have received this […]

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The Upside to Downward Mobility

A sermon given by Rev. Greg Hurd on Sunday, May 24, 2015. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen. What a season it had been. Nearly two months before, Jesus and his disciples were gathered at table […]

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Hellos and Goodbyes

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, May 17, 2015. One of the hardest things to do in life is to say goodbye.  A young mom with a scarf around her neck hoists her six year old child up onto the steps of the school bus and says goodbye.  A girl […]

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A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, April 19. This morning I want to talk about something that is a concern for many of us.  At some level a concern for all of us:  Mental Health. Here is a statistic I might lay before you. Did you know that one out […]

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A dialogue sermon given by Rev. Eleanor McCormick and Sara Taliaferro on Sunday, April 12. Rev. Eleanor McCormick: Sara, as we were preparing for this dialogue sermon, you told me that in your childhood, a beloved teacher took you aside one day and called you something very specific. Can you tell me what that teacher called […]

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Laughter Freed Forever

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter Luckey on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. Here we are, surrounded by lilies and trumpets and songs. The longed-for day has finally arrived so that we might be raised, not to something more than life, but raised to life itself, born anew to a living hope. The words […]

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