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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An Ethic of Life

A sermon given by Rev. Eleanor McCormick on Sunday, July 10, 2016 Our Gospel is one of life winning out over death and love winning out over hate. I cannot share that from this pulpit too many times. Jesus talks about love and life in the story of the Good Samaritan. A story that today […]

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When you have a British brother-in-law, it’s quite common to talk about Britain. With the recent Brexit vote, with Prime Minster Cameron’s resignation, with the Euro Cup on every TV, there’s been a lot of talk about Britain in my house and over the phone. And with the Fourth of July being celebrated this weekend, […]

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Do Covenants Still Matter?

Sermon begins at the 3:00 minute mark of the audio bar below: A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, June 26, 2016 The days are surely coming when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel. And I will put my law within them, and I will write […]

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Where is God Now?

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, June 19, 2016 Have you ever thought of not paying attention to the news? Have you ever thought about tuning out, going offline, canceling the newspaper? Just not paying attention? Say “I’m not going there anymore.” Have you ever thought of doing that? Building […]

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A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, June 12, 2016 Welcome. This is a lot of fun. I’m so glad that you’re all here. So, as Monica read to you the lesson from the prophet Hosea, what did you hear? Did you hear in the lesson how god changes god’s mind? […]

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