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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The Struggle of Scarring

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015 Here we are, gathered once again to re-enact, to relive this timeless story, of passion and promise.  Thank you, Confirmands!  From Palm Sunday’s shouts of Hosanna to Good Friday’s cries of “Crucify him!”  From Wednesday’s temple temper tantrum to Thursday’s […]

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Our Wrestling with Powerlessness

A sermon given by Rev. Eleanor McCormick on Sunday, March 22, 2015. As a young girl, I had a costume. It was a green dragon costume. It was made of green felt. It had a great hat that velcroed under my chin and a spike green tail that went down well below my ankles. I […]

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The Struggle with Darkness

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, March 15, 2015 Have you ever felt like you’re losing control? Have you ever felt like you’re losing it period? WE won’t talk about yesterday. Have you ever felt the ground beneath you begin to give way? Have you ever felt like you were […]

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