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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“You Asked For It” Sermon Series Begins

Date:  July 3, 2016 Title:  “All Religion is Political” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Galatians 6:7-10             Okay, so you strolled into worship this morning happy, relaxed, calm, even feeling quite “Zen-like”.  And then, you opened the bulletin and looked at the sermon title – All Religion is

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“Sabbath Sensibilities” Sermon Series Ends

Date:  June 26, 2016 Title:  “Being Still” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Psalm 46             This is the third sermon in our series on “Sabbath Sensibilities”, and when I read the Scripture for today, I thought perhaps I could just preach my life in recent months.  First there

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“Sabbath Sensibilities” Series Continues

Date:  June 19, 2016 Title:  “Time For it All” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Ecclesiastes 3:1-8             You may have heard the story about the city dweller, who goes out for a ride in the country, probably on a beautiful summer day like this one (after the Pride

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Marching Off the Map – After the Orlando Shooting

Date:  June 12, 2016 Title:  “Marching Off the Map” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Psalm 23             This morning we begin a new sermon series entitled “Sabbath Sensibilities”.  It is just a three week series, meant to be a little respite, to help us all take a deep

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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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