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.
For our pre-Halloween/Dia de los Muertos service our guest preacher was the superhero Spiderman. He preached on the principle that guides all superheroes – “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” – which is also the moral of the spookiest story in the Bible: the Handwriting on the wall that foretold the death [...]
For our Children’s Sabbath, Paster Tracy explores the profound importance of seeing the world and its troubles through children’s eyes. This concept is central to many Bible stories . . . David and Goliath, the Miracle of Loaves and Fishes and today’s scripture: 1 Samuel 3:1-18.