On this first Sunday of Advent, Pastor Tracy took a hard look at the state of race relations in our country, as reflected in this week’s headlines from Ferguson, MO. She explored the deep parallels between the condition of Jews in Israel under the Roman Empire and the challenges faced [...]
In the second of two sermons on race and society, Pastor Tracy explores idea that the majority population unthinkingly enjoys all sort of privileges that are not extended to minorities - – a position that has been captured by the new catch-phrase “Criming while white.” She notes that conditions were [...]
In the second of two sermons exploring the Book of Ruth, Pastor Tracy notes the parallels between this ancient story and the experience of refugees and immigrants today: both then and now the friendship and material support these newcomers need comes through the choices and actions of people like us.
For our Veterans Day service, Pastor Tracy explored one of the most unusual war stories in the Old Testament. In the story of Elisha and the Arameans, the usual violence was replaced by insightful peace-making, in part because Elisha saw war through the eyes of the ordinary soldiers.
For All Souls Day, when we honored family members and friends who have passed on, Pastor Tracy explored the backgrounds of the five unusual women who are listed as ancestors of Jesus in the first chapter of Matthew. Their stories are fascinating . . . and sometimes downright bizarre.