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Touching the Face of God

John Gillespie Magee was a WWII fighter pilot, who wrote these words three months before he was killed in a mid-air collision.  The poem is entitled, “High Flight.” Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds,…

The Baptist and Barrington

(This morning’s sermon is comprised of a story by Martin Bell, entitled “Barrington Bunny” from his book The Way of the Wolf, with commentary offered by the preacher at various intervals in the story.) Once upon a time in a large forest there lived a very furry bunny. He had one lop ear, a tiny…

Rev. Craig Ross
Stewardship of Life

New Day Sermon Pentecost 25 A modest glitch in our recording software lost two minutes of the sermon introduction. The introduction simply set the table for why this pastor loves when the story of the Widow of Zarepheth shows up as one of the assigned lessons for a Sunday service in stewardship.  The sermon picks…

Pal Pusztai
How Does God Love the World?

Traditional sermon   lent 4 Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord, Jesus Christ (1 Colossians 1:3). Let’s go back in time to the mid-1970s. And, yes, I’m talking about a little over 40 years ago. I was in high school. Disco, very wide ties, platform shoes, tacky…

Rev. Craig Ross
Standing on Other’s Shoulders

      EMAIL DEVOTIONAL      week of Pentecost 23 Roll call — Remember.  You may have a busy day. Me too. But today, if you look, you’ll see flags flying at half staff wherever you live and when you do…remember.  Today is Veteran’s Day. Remember. And if you can, say thank you. We’re all here…

Rev. Craig Ross
Martyrdom Revisited

EMAIL DEVOTIONAL Lent 2 Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, ‘Who are these, robed in white, and where have they come from?’ I said to him, ‘Sir, you are the one that knows.’ Then he said to me, ‘These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their…

Sister Dottie Almoney
Let the oppressed go free

Traditional Sermon, Pentecost 2 The year was 1937, before the start of the 2nd World War when Pastor Martin Niemöller, a German Lutheran Pastor, was put in a concentration camp. He, along with Dietrich Bonhoeffer was part of the Confessing Church, an underground church that opposed the Nazi Regime and its takeover of the Christian…