The Handiwork Proclaims

April 25, 2021 – This Earth Day service includes sharing about witnessing the Divine Imagination in Nature and Creation.

Scripture: from Genesis, Psalms, Job, Matthew, John

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
The Handiwork Proclaims
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Flow

April 18, 2021 – This sermon takes a look at liminal times and what it might mean to receive the Holy Spirit sooner than we expected.

Scripture: John 20:19–23

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Flow
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Walking Right Beside Us

April 11, 2021 – The Risen Jesus walks with us even when we do not recognize the presence and becomes most visible when embodied in caring community.

Scripture: Luke 24:13–35

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Walking Right Beside Us
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Beyond

April 4, 2021 – This Easter message is about empowerment now in the face of the powers and future fulfillment beyond the limits of our brief time on earth.

Scripture: John 20:1–18

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Beyond
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Bitter Sweet

March 28, 2021 – Palm Sunday, with both its hope and grief, offers those who have eyes to see an alternative way of peace, justice, and reconciliation.

Scripture: Matthew 21:1–11, Matthew 26:30–56

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Bitter Sweet
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When the Ground is Shame

March 7, 2021 – This sermon is about the hard ground of experiencing and participating in shaming and deriving our value and dignity in God.

Scripture: Psalm 31:1–5, 9–17a

When the Ground is Shame
When the Ground is Shame
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Hope in the Rubble?

February 28, 2021 – This sermon is about the hard ground of Jesus’ journey as a refugee, both then and now.

Scripture: Matthew 2:13–23, Isaiah 58:6–8a

Hope in the Rubble?
Hope in the Rubble?
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The Big “If”

February 21, 2021 – This sermon begins Lent with wilderness and with clinging to our identity in God in the face of struggle, temptation, and hard ground.

The Taizé song Stay With Me was played in between the scripture reading and sermon (7:05 in the recording).

Scripture: Matthew 3:16–4:11; Mark 1:13

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
The Big "If"
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Discerning Where Love Leads

February 14, 2021 – Jennifer Schrock, who works at Merry Lee Environmental Center in Goshen, IN and is a leader of Mennonite Creation Care Network, brings the message.

Scripture: Acts 16:6–10

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Discerning Where Love Leads
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How Did I Get Here?

February 7, 2021 – In this sermon, Pastor Watson of Holy Spirit Led Church shares the story of his calling.

Scripture: Psalm 25

Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
Sermons from First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis
How Did I Get Here?
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