Why Does Education Matter to God?

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, October 16, 2016 I think it’s fitting this morning, as we celebrate our Head Start program at the Community Children’s Center, that we say a few words about public education and why it matters. That, to be the church in the city, is to […]

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How to Make a Joyful Noise in the City

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, October 9, 2016 For the next three Sundays we will focus on one question: What does it mean to be the church in the city? And that one question will be guided by one verse of scripture: Jeremiah 29:7. First, some context: Jeremiah, the […]

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Original Blessing

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers during Plymouth’s 9:30 a.m. service on Sunday, October 2, 2016 First of all, thank you very much for this invitation. I have great affection for this town, and great respect for this church. It is no small thing to turn a stranger loose in your pulpit, even […]

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When is Preaching an Act of Resistance?

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, September 25. We can no longer act as if this isn’t happening. We can no longer go through a day of our lives and pretend that we do not know the name of Tamir Rice or Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Terence Crutcher, […]

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Inside Joy, Outside Joy

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, September 18, 2016. What is joy?  Is it a Kansas sunset? Is it a freshly baked apple pie just brought out of the oven? Is it a beautiful piece of music like our strings this morning? Or is it perhaps a cup that has […]

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Inside Anger, Outside Anger

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, September 11, 2016 Two weeks ago we preached on sadness. Last Sunday Eleanor talked about disgust. Today is fear and anger, and next Sunday, joy.  All this is based on a movie called Inside Out.  It’s a 2015 Pixar animated film. The movie tells […]

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Inward Sadness, Outward Sadness

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, August 28, 2016 This morning we’re beginning a series of sermons—a sermon series—and I think this is the first time I’ve ever done this. The whole sermon series is based upon a movie! The film is called Inside Out. How many of you have […]

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