Enough Even Plenty

July 26, 2020 – This sermon on the feeding of the 5000 is about looking outward and generously passing on the gifts we have received.

Scripture: Mark 6:27-44

Fearless or Fear Less

July 19, 2020 – This sermon addresses our current crises with the biblical imperative to Fear Not.

Scripture: Isaiah 41:1–10

Our guest preacher this Sunday was Richard Kauffman. Richard has had many roles in the Church, including as administrator of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, book editor of Christian Century Magazine, editor of some of our Mennonite periodicals, pastor of Toledo Mennonite Church, and more.

God and the Messy Field

July 12, 2020 – This sermon is about living with weeds and the tolerance, patience, trust, waiting that is called for.

Scripture: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Planting Seeds and Letting Go

July 5, 2020 – This sermon’s focus is on the long-range vision of God and the small, but not insignificant, contributions we make by planting seeds.

Scripture: Mark 4:26-29

Cataract Removal

June 28, 2020 – This sermon uses David’s confrontation by Nathan as a paradigm for eye opening confession, truth telling, and our dependence on a gracious God.

Scripture: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:7a, 13-15

Sharing by Congregants on Racial Justice & FMC

June 14, 2020 – This time of sharing focused on our sense of calling around our involvement in the work of justice and solidarity. Along with those shared from MCUSA, we heard one another’s confessions, laments, and hopes for where this time in our community and nation—this time of sharp awareness, protest, grief and anguish—might take us.

Scriptures: Psalm 13, Exodus 3:7–8, Jeremiah 6:14, Amos 5:24, Micah 6:8, Luke 19:41–42, Luke 19:44–46, 1 Corinthians 1:26–29, 1 John 3:16–18

God’s Rope

June 7, 2020 – This sermon is about our Covenant-Making God, who promises is to stay with a broken humanity, refuse to harm us, and lead us into justice-love.

Scripture:

  • The Story’s Beginning: Genesis 6:5-8
  • The Story’s Ending: Genesis 9:8-15
  • The Remembering God: Hosea 11: 1-4, 8-9

SKIN and SPINE and SPIRIT

May 31, 2020 – This Pentecost sermon is about wanting the SPIRIT that was in Jesus to lead us, put our prayers into action, and grant us wisdom and courage for these difficult days.

Scripture: Acts 1:12-14; Acts 2:1-8

Courageous Faith Mothers

May 10, 2020 – This sermon is about courageous women who decried injustice and defied the ruler’s decree to save lives, and about our call to protest when harm is being done.

Scripture: Exodus 1:8-2:10

Have No Fear, Little Flock

May 3, 2020 – This meditation is about the GOOD SHEPHERD offering us a larger vision than our worries. And it is an invitation to commune with the ONE who holds us, come what may.

Scripture: Isaiah 40:10-11, Luke 12:32-37