CategoryTraditional Sermons

Read a new sermon each week from one of our Traditional Services.

In Between

Have you ever found yourself in an “in between” place in life?  Maybe you were “between” jobs … or in “transition” from one relationship to another … or stuck between that proverbial “rock and a hard place.”  Maybe your “in between-ness” is due to a dependency upon drugs or alcohol or prescription medicines.  Maybe it…

Inextricably Connected

Traditional Sermonpentecost 17 I just returned from our annual Deaconess Assembly which was held in Omaha Nebraska. Actually, it was Ashland, a 30-minute drive from Omaha- a place that made me wonder where do people work, or where do they shop?  I saw more wildlife than people – and not always in a good way…

Playing Hide and Seek

This morning’s sermon was preached away from the pulpit using notes. This text is an approximation of the actually verbal text of the sermon. Do you have any great Hide and Seek stories?  Most of us have at least one … and usually those stories involve someone who managed to never get found.  Robert Fulghum…

At God’s Kitchen Table

How many of you remember sitting at the kids table at a holiday dinner?  I remember one such occasion when my aunt hosted Thanksgiving dinner at her home.  Her home had no dining room but an eat in kitchen. However, hosting over 20 people became a logistical nightmare when it came to seating.  She ended…

Our Sages: Models for Our Worship

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 11 I’m not much for preaching on the Old Testament lessons that we read each week in church.  If you pay any attention to my sermons, you know that already.  I’ve always been most interested in talking about Jesus, from the pulpit. But when I started my sermon prep last week, and…

Have No Fear

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 9 What are you afraid of?  We’re all afraid of something.  Maybe you have nyctophobia, a fear of darkness  or arachnophobia, a fear of spiders.  Maybe your fear is a little more unusual like Arachibutyrophobia – the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.  I know for a…

A Meaning-Filled Life

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 8 The Teichmann’s are going on vacation soon! I’ve been counting the days. BUT…first we have to pack. Oh the packing. We started putting together a list of the stuff we’ll need. The list keeps on getting longer. At this rate, we’ll need to tow a U-haul trailer behind us for all…

Team Mary vs Team Martha

Traditional Sermon Pentecost 6 I want to begin by asking you all a question – Are you more like Mary or more like Martha?  If you had to pick a team, whose team would you be on?  Would you choose team Mary because you may be more of a contemplative student of Jesus – basking…