Sermons

Read, listen to, or download past sermons.  The most recent sermon is typically available online by 3 PM each Monday.
 
 
 
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Randall Tremba
November 22, 2015
Before we get to “be not afraid” we must start with “be afraid” for that’s what most of us are. Scared to death.

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Randall Tremba
November 8, 2015
We tend to define kinship narrowly and then build walls against the other, the outsider. But the Beloved calls us beyond self, family, tribe, nation and church into a different kind of kinship.

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Randall Tremba
November 1, 2015
Jesus was nurtured in a tradition sympathetic to the plight of migrants and refugees. And we can’t help ourselves from being compassionate to migrants and refugees as well.

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Randall Tremba
October 25, 2015
Once upon a time a blind beggar named Bartimaeus sat in the dust alongside the Jericho road, the way we sometimes sit, stuck in our own despair as our world turns ever more grim. We see no way out. We see no future. We see only darkness.

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Ethel Hornbeck
October 18, 2015
"To serve is less about doing, and more about connecting--with God, self, and others."

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Randall Tremba
October 11, 2015
Let go of your anxiety to be saved. Let go of your yearning to go to heaven. Let go of your quest to be whole and perfect. Let go of Buddha, Jesus, Hare Krishna and Fox News. Let go and let love have its way with you.

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Randall Tremba
October 4, 2015
“If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone, will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work.” Thich Naht Han

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Randall Tremba
September 27, 2015
Today I join the multitudes that sing Pope Francis’ praises. But I must confess, I have not always felt congenial about popes.

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Jeff Hornbeck
September 20, 2015

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Leslie Williams
September 20, 2015

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Randall Tremba
September 13, 2015
Take up your cross and follow me is in the gospel lesson today, but I’m guessing there’s an invitation like it in your life somewhere right now.

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Ethel Hornbeck
September 6, 2015
True welcome is not just unconditional and unambiguous, it also requires a radical openness to the other which includes a willingness to be touched and changed.

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Randall Tremba
August 30, 2015
I was raised as a hard-core fundamentalist. Jesus is THE way, THE truth and THE life. Believe that or go to hell like John Lennon for saying the Beatles were more popular than Jesus.

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Randall Tremba
August 23, 2015
This Meeting House is the site of many different kinds of events, but none more important than our meeting here alone or with others to be mindful of the presence of the Holy One.

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Randall Tremba
August 16, 2015
As dangerous as alcohol and pot can be, they are not the only dangers to our youth and our society. There is another evil out and about that is destroying our nation. It’s called fear mongering and it too is highly intoxicating, addictive, dangerous and destructive.

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Randall Tremba
August 9, 2015
Last Sunday afternoon, several hours after my sermon on forgiveness, an act of vicious aggression by one person against another occurred. It occurred in the back seat of my car.

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Randall Tremba
August 2, 2015
Many of us can’t imagine ourselves forgiving the murderer of our child. Such forgiveness we say must be divine.

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July 26, 2015
Anne Teresa
Psalm 145:10-18

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July 26, 2015
Michael Wisniewski
Ephesians 3:14-21

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Ethel Hornbeck
July 19, 2015
"We must practice pausing. Everything good begins there. Making space. Allowing our hearts to be broken over and over again until they break open enough to contain it all. All the sorrow and all the joy.”

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