Sing the Ways of the Lord

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture: Psalm 138; Genesis 18:20-32; Luke 11:1-13 Whenever I go to take a shower, I end up singing a song. Sometimes it’s something I heard on the radio or the TV before I got in the shower, sometimes it’s related to something I’ve been thinking about, and sometimes it’s just some random…

Before All Things

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture: Amos 8:1-12; Psalm 52; Colossians 1:15-28 Our passages in Amos and Psalms challenge pride and power. Common, perhaps worn out, themes in this town. With the prophet Amos we could say, Hear this, you that trample on the needy, and bring to ruin the poor of the land, Surely [the Lord]…

Bless What Lord?

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture Readings: Psalm 16, Mark 13:1-8 I said in my Facebook post about today’s service that I was going to start the sermon with a grammar joke. It ended up not fitting into where I went with the sermon, but since I promised a grammar joke you’ll get a grammar joke. A panda…

Lower Than the Angels

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture Readings: Psalm 8, Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 I’ve always had a soft spot for Psalm 8, our Call to Worship. Back in high school one of our choir pieces set Psalm 8 to music, and then in the middle of it was a spoken adaptation of part of the Psalm. I had…

Sow Thusly

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture Readings: Psalm 1, James 3:13-4:10 “My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance; and let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.” My…

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…

I Sought the Lord

Preacher: Jeff Davidson Scripture Reading: Psalm 34:1-8 Wherever it appears in the Bible, whenever I read the phrase “I sought the Lord” my mind goes to a song from 1965.  I was too young to know the song when it was a hit, but it continued to be played on the radio a lot for…

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…

God Will Judge Those Who Put Children in Cages

Preacher: Micah Bales Scripture Readings: Psalm 9:9-20, 2 Corinthians 6:1-13, Mark 4:35-41 “The Lord will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in time of trouble. Those who know your name will put their trust in you, for you never forsake those who seek you, O Lord.” We give thanks this morning, that we worship…

Finding My “Sense of Place”

Preacher: Chloe Soliday Scripture Reading: Psalm 104 The story of how I ended up at Creation Justice Ministries here in Washington, DC and what has happened since is truly a special one. Let’s go back in time to my Brethren Volunteer Service orientation at Camp Pine Lake in Eldora, IA. This is where my journey…