Recent Sermons

October 19, 2014 “Children in the Bible”

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.

October 12, 2014 “Lessons from Animals”

This was our annual “Blessing of the Animals” service.  Standing in our courtyard, surrounded by our various critter companions, Pastor Tracy preached from the description of The Leviathan in the Book of Job. She wove together some great (and very funny) true stories of  animal behavior to address a serious [...]

October 5, 2014 “Bread For The World”

For World Communion Sunday, Pastor Tracy used the story of Pentecost as the jumping-off point to explore the power of breaking bread as “the Great Equalizer” in uniting communities.  And, she finds the miracle of Pentecost re-created in a group of 3 year-olds at a neighborhood playground.

September 28 2014 “When God Risked Everything”

Pastor Tracy explores the Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14) in the context of its time and finds that this often-confusing passage offers a metaphor of God’s promise to unite the world in peace and of our unwillingness to take the risk that offer demands.

September 14 2014 “Habitual Forgiven-ness”

Pepper Swanson is a recent graduate of Pacific School of Religion and is currently a candidate for ordination in the UCC. In this sermon, she explored a deeper understanding of the obligation of forgiveness as stated in Matthew 18:21 – 35.  She suggested a technique from improv theater that can [...]

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