“Ordinary Grace” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  June 11, 2017 Title:  “Grace Along the Way” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Psalm 100             Make a joyful noise to the Lord… says the Psalmist.  Serve the Lord with gladness …In days like these??  Getting joy out of us can take a bit of work.  We are

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The Day of Pentecost

Date:  June 4, 2017 Title:  “Grace at the Table” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  1 Corinthians 12:4-13             Today is a BIG day in the life of the church.  It is the day of Pentecost, when we celebrate the gift of God’s Holy Spirit.  It is our day

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“Standing Around, Looking Up”

Date: May 28, 2017 Title: “Standing Around, Looking Up” Preaching: The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture: Acts 1:1-11, Psalm 23             Congratulations on your graduation! Now, let me assure you, I am not just speaking to the high school graduates who may happen to be here today. I am also

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An Animated Faith 2-Part Sermon Series Begins

Date:  May 7, 2017 Title:  “Don’t Give Up!” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard             Before Walt Disney – before Pixar – even before Road Runner & the Wiley Coyote, we have had a vision of animation.  We find it all throughout the Biblical record.  Visions of animation – people

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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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