Sermons

Read, listen to, or download past sermons.  The most recent sermon is typically available online by 3 PM each Monday.
 
 
 
PDF icon Download PDF (79.69 KB)

Randall Tremba
December 15, 2013
Once upon a time, in the dark of night, in a world gripped by fear, Mary said: Let it be—and then she sang her heart out.

PDF icon Download PDF (65.63 KB)

Randall Tremba
December 8, 2013
Sometimes nations and peoples and institutions seem as good as dead, decaying like an old fallen tree trunk. And then something sprouts, such as a Nelson Mandela.

PDF icon Download PDF (64.98 KB)

Randall Tremba
December 1, 2013
Peace, justice and freedom will not arrive while we hold our breath waiting for Messiah to save us.

PDF icon Download PDF (66.6 KB)

Randall Tremba
November 24, 2013
Thirty-nine years ago I opened the front door to check out this church. It was a Saturday. No one else was here.

PDF icon Download PDF (69.07 KB)

Randall Tremba
November 17, 2013
Today our hearts are fixed on the Philippines—and rightfully so. But today my heart is also fixed on some of you whose lives have been flattened and wrecked by typhoons of another sort.

PDF icon Download PDF (84.24 KB)

Randall Tremba
November 10, 2013
Marriage has never been one universal practice. It has evolved over time. So what about same-sex marriage?

PDF icon Download PDF (76.77 KB)

Randall Tremba
November 3, 2013
All Saints Sunday
I’ve heard many people say: I’m no saint. I have never once heard a person say, I’m no sinner.

PDF icon Download PDF (72.41 KB)

Randall Tremba
October 27, 2013
The food we eat can be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or it can be the slowest form of poison.

Ethel Hornbeck
October 20, 2013
Practicing prayer is always a form of radical resistance to the powers of this world; in prayer we stand against the tyrannies of literalism, materialism, busyness and despair, and move toward willing cooperation with the Holy within.

Randall Tremba
October 13, 2013
If you don’t say WOW at least a hundred times a day, you’re not paying attention.

Randall Tremba
October 6, 2013
World Communion Sunday
One of the treasures of the Christian tradition is St. Francis. Many who dislike Christianity and the Church, still admire St. Francis.

Randall Tremba
September 29, 2013
This is a good day for us to celebrate with our Catholic brothers and sisters the new light streaming through the open gate of the church and the new light streaming through the big heart of Pope Francis.

Randall Tremba
September 22, 2013
Over the summer I learned that more than just one person felt blindsided, wounded and suddenly unwelcomed in this church. And that was a shock. And it hurt.

Randall Tremba
September 15, 2013
The 16th century Reformation wasn’t merely a change in Sunday morning worship styles. It was a new paradigm of “health care” accessible to the masses. And it spread like wild fire.

Randall Tremba
September 8, 2013
Being in prison, as it turns out, is like being anywhere else. Freedom is a state of mind more than a situation or location.

Randall Tremba
September 1, 2013
The Hebrew prophets, such as Jeremiah, Amos and Isaiah, raged against the exploitation of workers, of withholding fair wages.

Ethel Hornbeck
August 25, 2013
Welcome is a whole orientation toward people and our own everyday experience, and it's not an easy way. And so, we practice

Randall Tremba
August 18, 2013
Wild hopes sometimes blossom into butterflies. There’s something happenin’ round here. What it is ain’t exactly clear.

Randall Tremba
August 11, 2013
The wicked genius of this new caste system is that it doesn’t depend on overt discrimination or racial animosity. All it needs is racial indifference. Colorblindness. Or just blindness.

Randall Tremba
August 4, 2013
We can greedily hoard benefits, opportunities, privileges and power and refuse to share with others. I’ve got mine. Too bad about you and your kind!

Pages