Sermon on Clay Jars and God’s Power

Date:  May 29, 2016 Title:  “Treasure Hunt” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  2 Corinthians 4:1, 7-18             The summer I graduated from high school was a rough one for me.  I was living at home, trying to earn as much money as possible before starting college in the

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Pentecost Sunday

Date:  May 15, 2016 Title:  “Yes, And…” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  John 14:8-17             There is a classic improvisational theater game called “Yes, and…”  The object of the game is to tell a story, or to act out a scene collaboratively.  One person begins to lay it

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Fourth Sunday of Easter

Date:  April 17, 2016 Title:  “A Miraculous Catch” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  John 21:1-19             I once received an Easter card that had on the front a picture of a pope or a bishop, all decked out in the finest ecclesiastical garb – miter, stole, cape, alb. 

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Second Sunday of Easter

Date:  April 3, 2016 Title:  “Opening Our Eyes” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Luke 24:13-31              One Maundy Thursday – you know, the Thursday before Easter – I wandered into Safeway to get a salad for lunch.  On my way out I got to chatting with a store

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“Easter Sunday, 2016 – Off the Record Series Ends”

Date:  March 27, 2016 (Easter Sunday) Title:  “Off the Record in the Cemetery” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Luke 24:1-12 Christ is risen!  He is risen, indeed!  Okay, so the tomb is empty.  Now what?  During these weeks of Lent – our preparation for today’s great joy –

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“Off the Record” Sermon Series Continues”

Date:  March 20, 2016 Title:  “Off the Record with the Crowd” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Matthew 21:10-17   Hosanna!  Such a strange word we chant today.  I wonder – when was the last time you used that word in ordinary conversation?  Have you ever used it at

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“Off the Record” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  March 6, 2016 Title:  “Off the Record with An Unnamed Woman” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Luke 7:37-50             Novelist Sue Monk Kidd tells the story about a woman who said something that struck her as rather odd.  She writes: On the eve of my birthday, this

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“Off the Record” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  February 28, 2016 Title:  “Off the Record with Lazarus” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  John 11:1-43             Barbara Kingsolver, in an essay entitled “High Tide in Tucson”, writes about the hermit crab which is a part of her family.  This crab – whom they named “Buster” –

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“Off the Record: Lent from the Backside” Series Continues

Date:  February 21, 2016 Title:  “Off the Record with Herod” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Luke 13:31-35             Today we are going “off the record” with Herod Antipas.  First, we have to know who we are talking about.  This is not the King Herod found in the birth

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“Off the Record” Sermon Series Begins

Date: February 14, 2016 Title: “Off the Record with the Devil” Preaching: The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture: Luke 4:1-13             There is nothing quite so extraordinary as a new Christian, or a newly committed one – the enthusiasm, the fire of the Spirit burning in the heart, and the

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