Are You Salty Enough to Overcome this Age of Darkness?

Preacher: Micah Bales Scripture Readings: Numbers 11:4-6,10-16,24-29; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 I never knew how attached I was to the United States of America until I saw it being destroyed. I’ve always been critical of this and all empires. Every empire of this world stand under God’s judgment, and as the most powerful empire the…

Trinity Sunday—We have had enough of sermons from pulpits

Preacher: Nathan Hosler Scripture Readings: John 3:1-17; Romans 8:12-17 “We have had enough of sermons from pulpits.” We have had enough of sermons from pulpits. This rings in my ears. Weeks ago, the Great March of Return was mounted to nonviolently protest unjust treatment in Gaza. Gaza has been under Israeli blockade, surrounded by an electric…

IF I PROCLAIM

Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23, Mark 1:29-39 Nathan Hosler Directly before our passage is Paul’s discussion of meat sacrificed to idols. Though there is freedom to eat, this freedom is qualified by the higher priority of the spiritual well-being of others. Jenn preached on this last week. In this the Apostle considers food sacrificed to…

THE 15TH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST or THE WEASEL, THE MOUSE, THE GREAT LIZARD ACCORDING TO ITS KIND

The audio version may differ from the transcript of this sermon, but can be found on Soundcloud at: https://soundcloud.com/washingtoncitycob/15th-sunday-since-pentecost-september-17-2017   Exodus 14:19-31, 15:20-21, Romans 14:1-12, Matthew 18:21-35 Nate Hosler As many of you know we went camping last week. My family has gone camping most every year for more than 20 years. My mother has…

WHERE TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED

Matthew 18:15-20    Romans 13:8-14 Jeff Davidson We don’t like Matthew 18, at least not all the time. One of the reasons we don’t like it is that it’s about conflict in the church, and most of us don’t like dealing with conflict. If I have a problem with you, it’s easier to cut you off….

LISTENING DIFFERENTLY

Galatians 3:23-29 Christy Crouse Good Morning! My name is Christy Crouse and I’m a rising senior at Truman State University in Missouri and I have been interning with the Office of Public Witness here the past four weeks, and have definitely been interested in its work for quite some time now. If some of you…

KING JESUS AND THE DEEDS OF POWER

 Luke 19:28-40 Jennifer Hosler I like Palm Sunday, because I like waving palms. Tactile worship is a lot of fun and we should probably figure out more ways to include props in worship. But Palm Sunday is about more than just fun worship props. Palm Sunday is important, not just because it marks the last…

He’s Back

  “He’s Back” – Nathan Hosler Acts 2:14a, 22-32, John 20:19-31, 1 Peter 1:3-9 The year was 2002. Just 24 months into the new millennium and there I was—sent but sitting in the dark. I was in Weierhof, a small German village of about 900 people an hour southwest of Frankfurt. Was with Eastern Mennonite…

Sowing Seeds of Healing, Reaping a Harvest of Reconciliation

“Sowing Seeds of Healing, Reaping a Harvest of Reconciliation” Jennifer Hosler Thursday evening, we arrived back from a week of traveling. Nate and I were both delighted to see how our garden had burst forth and was starting to bear fruit.  As many of you have heard or seen, we spent the early spring hoeing…