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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A sermon given by Rev. Eleanor McCormick on Sunday, August 7, 2016 Rev. John Thornburg found inspiration for his work – the writing of contemporary hymns like the one we just sang on a trip to the wilds of Alaska. “I got the commission [for this hymn, he notes] just before traveling, and while there, […]

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You’ve Got a Friend in Science

Sermon given by Rev. Eleanor McCormick on Sunday, July 31, 2016 (sermon begins at the 1:50 mark on the audio bar above) I spent time with eighteen stars this last week. These eighteen bright stars formed, with me, what we’ll call the Plymouth Youth Group (PYG) constellation. But this constellation wasn’t the only one I […]

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When I was living in Heidelberg, Germany, one late afternoon I was caught in a terrible thunderstorm. Walking to my apartment along the river, I opened my umbrella just as the darkness was approaching and the monsoon-like rains were beginning. And then there was this gust of wind. And pop! poof! My umbrella was inside-out, […]

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As a first year seminary student, Jim Wallis, set out with a group of friends to do a thorough study of the Bible – to take a deeper look at their favorite book. Their study of the Bible was a bit unconventional as they decided to search for every verse in the book that dealt […]

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