CategoryTraditional Sermons

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

The Woman at the Well

Traditional Sermonlent 3 We assume we know all about the woman at the well. But do we really know her story? Jesus chooses to have a relationship with this woman who in turns becomes an unlikely missionary. I don’t typically like to talk about my kids in a sermon, but the more I studied the…

When Love Shows Up

Our Gospel reading includes one of the most well known and cherished Bible verses of all time. In 27 words, the message of God’s good news…the entirety of God’s work in Jesus is shared. It usually takes me much more than 27 words to say anything of value. And yet here is the story of…

In the Wilderness

Everyone has had a wilderness experience or two … or ten.  They are a part of life … they build character … the hard way.As a kid, the only bicycle I had to ride up through my early teens … was my sister’s hand-me-down bike.  It was blue, at least … and not pink with…

Standing in the Light of Christ

And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Matthew 17:2, NRSV How do you picture the God who speaks to you? (PAUSE) Let me help you out a bit.  Close your eyes.  Find that peaceful place inside your head.  And picture Jesus – the…

Commitments

I have a lot of reminders in my life…mainly reminders for commitments I’ve made.  When I get down to the kitchen in the morning the first thing I say is “Ok Google, good morning” and my Google home device says, “Good morning Sarah…you have 3 meetings today (and then proceeds to tell me what and…

Happy Tears

(A LIT CANDLE IS PLACED ON THE PULPIT)  It doesn’t look like much, does it?  Yeah … I agree.  But this candle represents more than thirty years of my life.  Well, no … that’s not exactly right.  The candle represents one particular day each year for each of the last thirty-plus years of my life. …

An Unexpected Christmas Gift

7:30 Pm Christmas Eve Service Christmas blessings to you my friends–my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. This is a night filled with joy and anticipation. So much anticipation–from the weeks of preparation you may have made to receive family members into your homes, to the hours of baking and shopping for the perfect gift…or…