Ecumenism and Interfaith

Preacher: Jennifer Hosler Scripture Readings: Psalm 133; Ephesians 4:1-6; Luke 9:46-56; Romans 12:9-21 Mini-Sermon 1: What does it mean to live together as the body of Christ? (Psalm 133; Ephesians 4:1-6) Ice cream comes in many flavors. My favorites include lavender honey, caramel pecan praline, cookies and cream, and a wonderful one called Double Dunker…

Without the Spirit, The Body of Christ Is Just a Corpse!

Preacher: Micah Bales Scripture Readings: 1 Kings 8:1, 6, 10-11, 22-30, 41-43, Ephesians 6:10-20, & John 6:56-69 “The flesh is useless.” In the Gospel according to John, Jesus says, “It is the spirit that gives life; the flesh is useless.” This is what the en-fleshed Word of God says to us. “The flesh is useless.”…

Be Wise(ish)

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture Readings: Proverbs 9:1-6, Ephesians 5:15-20, John 6:51-58 The stories we tell are usually more action/adventure than “wisdom.” Christian Peacemaker Team’s Art Gish, with bushy white brethren beard and red CPT hat standing arms wide in front a tank in an attempt stop the destruction of a vegetable market in the city…

More Than We Can Ask or Imagine (or, There Will Be Leftovers)

Preacher: Jennifer Hosler Scripture Readings: 2 Kings 4:42-44; John 6:1-15; Ephesians 3:14-21 I ate a lot of leftovers this past week, while Nate was away at National Youth Conference. These leftovers were not, however, a sign of desperation or scarcity; they were a sign of abundant love. I had three types of leftovers. The first…

In this Age of Darkness, We Need the Prophets

Preacher: Micah Bales Scripture Readings: Psalm 24, Ephesians 1:3-14, Mark 6:14-29 Who are the prophets? The prophets are those on whom God has sent his Holy Spirit. This is the same Spirit that hovered over creation. The Spirit that breathed life into the first man and woman, creating us in the image of God. This is…

Cloud Gazing and a New Reality

Preacher – Jennifer Hosler Scripture Readings – Acts 1:1-14; Ephesians 1:15-23 A little voice asks, “Where is Jesus? Is Jesus going to be at church today? Is Jesus buried in that cemetery that we drive by regularly? Is that man Jesus?” These are some very real theological questions, as asked by a preschooler. Doing preschool theology…