“Quaking in our Boots”: Fears Within

Date:  October 16, 2016 Title:  “Quaking in our Boots” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  2 Timothy 1:3-10             Today is the second in a three-part sermon series on fear and the response of faith to fear.  A few months ago researchers at Chapman University surveyed 1600 Americans, asking

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“Already But Not Yet”

September 25, 2016 Rev. Jeremy Smith Jeremiah 29:10-14 Sermon 366 days ago, I was living into the sermon title of the already but not yet. We were expecting our second daughter Caeli, we were a week past due date, and everyone was asking us “when is the big day?” I

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“Rally Day Sunday”

Date:  September 11, 2016 Title:  “All Aboard!” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Ephesians 4:1-7, 14-16             The opening scenes of the film “Polar Express”, taken from the children’s book by the same name, show us a young boy who is awakened from a deep sleep by the sound

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Labor Day Sunday

Date:  September 4, 2016 Title:  “Labor Pains” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Luke 13:10-17             It’s Labor Day Sunday!  For some, that means a welcome respite from work, a three-day weekend.  For others, it is just another observance with no mail delivery and no banking.  For all of

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“Scriptures That Aren’t” Sermon Series Ends

Date:  August 28, 2016 Title:  “Better the Devil You Know, Than the One You Don’t” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Exodus 14:5-15             Today is the last in our sermon series on “Scriptures That Aren’t”.  Over the past four weeks we’ve considered a number of sayings or colloquialisms. 

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“Scriptures That Aren’t” Sermon Series Begins

Date:  August 7, 2016 Title:  “God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Job, Chapters 1 and 2 (selected verses)             You may be surprised if I tell you that, in the Star Trek television episodes, and even in all the Star

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“You Asked For It” Sermon Series Ends

Date:  July 31, 2016 Title:  “Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Psalm 27;  Philippians 4:4-7             Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.  Famous words from a famous man, Mohammed Ali.  A champion boxer, and a champion for equality, Ali

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“You Asked For It” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  July 10, 2016 Title:  “Uppity Women” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Mark 7:24-30             Harriet Tubman, “Queen” of the Underground Railroad, 1850.  Frances Willard, College President, 1871.  Jeannette Rankin, Member of Congress, 1916.  Jane Addams, winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace, 1931.  Rosa Parks, civil rights

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