Earth Sunday, 2017

Date:  April 23, 2017 Title:  “Mind Your Mother (Earth)” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Psalm 98:4-9;  Romans 8:18-25             Yesterday was Earth Day – again.  The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.  It was organized by Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator from Wisconsin, who had

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“Accomplishing Everything and Nothing”

Sunday, April 12th, 2017 Rev. Jeremy Smith John 12:12-19   Introducing the Scripture When a story is in multiple gospels, I like to compare how they treat the little details. Who says what, how the scene is set or described, tells us what the writer wants us to know. Today’s

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“Feasting Through Lent” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  April 2, 2017 Title:  “Fasting from Discontent, Feasting on Gratitude” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Philippians 4:1, 4-13             Today is the fifth Sunday in the season of Lent.  For five weeks we have fasted and we have feasted together.  First, we fasted from noise and feasted

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“Feasting Through Lent 4”

Date:  March 26, 2017 Title:  “Fasting From Excuses, Feasting on Enthusiasm” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Romans 12:2, 9-18 When I was a child, Saturday mornings were not about watching cartoons on television, or playing tag with my sisters, or bike riding with my best friend Russell Ford. 

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Lent Sermon Series Continues

Date:  March 12, 2017 Title:  “Fasting From Complexity, Feasting on Simplicity” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  2 Kings 5:1-14             The choir had it right this morning when they sang: It’s a gift to be simple, it’s a gift to be free.   It’s a gift to come down

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Lent Sermon Series Begins

Date:  March 5, 2017 Title:  “Fasting From Noise, Feasting on Silence” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  1 Kings 19:1-13             Today is the first Sunday in the season of Lent.  Lent is a time of reflection and repentance as we prepare to celebrate new life at Easter.  Some

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“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  February 12, 2017 Title:  “Interrupting Cow” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Luke 10:38-42             There is an old joke that goes like this: Knock, Knock – Who’s there?             Interrupting Cow – Interrupting C… MOO!              Before I could even ask “Interrupting Cow Who?” I was interrupted! 

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“Won’t You Be My Neighbor” Sermon Series Begins

Date:  February 5, 2017 Title:  “Welcome to the Neighborhood!” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Luke 10:25-37             This morning we begin a four-week sermon series entitled “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”.  Can you hear it?  Doesn’t your mind immediately go to that catchy little theme song… It’s a

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“So What?” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  January 22, 2017 Title:  “Jesus Forgives…So What?” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  John 8:2-11             It has been 11 years since Terri Roberts’ life changed forever.  In October of 2006, her 32 year old son Charlie walked into an Amish school in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and shot

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