Heaven on Earth

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, April 24, 2016 Have you ever awaken from a dream so powerful, so vivid, that you were sure it was real? That this really happened to you? That you were really there? Ok. This is a spoiler alert. If you haven’t seen this movie, […]

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Who Wants to be a Follower?

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, April 17, 2016 Is there anything that stirs your heart like hearing the voice from one you love? My heart was stirred this last week. I was taking a nap on the living room couch. In that half-asleep/ half-awake in-between state, suddenly I heard […]

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Fishy Story

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, April 10, 2016   Peter fished all night long. He caught nothing.  I love this story. And not just because it’s about Peter. It’s about fishing. Anyone who loves to fish gets this story. Peter fished all night long and caught nothing. That’s how […]

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Today’s sermon takes a look at what Thomas did do and what Thomas did believe, not the contrary. In this sermon, I’m asking how Thomas might, in fact, inspire us to have faith some 2000 years later. I think Thomas is one of the most interesting and most real of the disciples. He fascinates me, […]

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Easter is a Verb

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 We have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, proclaims the author of First Peter. What an amazing text of scripture to inspire us on this Easter Sunday morning! Born anew to […]

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Let’s talk about feet tonight. Whether we hate them or love them, feet are important. The human foot has a remarkable 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons, and a total of 26 bones. That means when we put our feet together, that’s more than one-quarter of all the bones in the entire human […]

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The Cross is a Mirror

sermon begins at the :50 mark of the audio bar below A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016 A crowd is a force. It’s a power. It’s a power that can get you jazzed and juiced, get you pumped, get you stoked. There’s a reason they call […]

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Not Your Average Dinner Party

A sermon given by Rev. Eleanor McCormick on Sunday, March 13, 2016 The Gospel reading from John this morning invites us to be there. To be present. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard, is one of my favorite books. Deep within this beautiful novel, she writes this: “The answer must be, I think, that […]

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The Problem with Forgiveness

A sermon given by Rev. Dr. Peter A. Luckey on Sunday, March 6, 2016 Forgiveness is love’s hardest work. So says Louis Smedes, the author of a book called Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve. If you are struggling with how to forgive somebody, and are looking for a resource, I highly […]

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Current events frequently leave us fearful and uncertain. And I’m guessing I am not alone in feeling this way over the past week. We gather here in this sanctuary in search of comfort. And, perhaps even willing to offer comfort to one another. And, I suppose it’s more than good luck that we find our […]

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