“iDoubt: Questions of Faith” Sermon Series Begins

Date:  October 11, 2015 Title:  “Walking on Water” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Matthew 14:22-33             This week I had the privilege of spending some time with about 30 other clergy and lay leaders from the three annual conferences assigned to our bishop – Alaska, Pacific Northwest, and

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“World Communion Sunday”

Date:  October 4, 2015 Title:  “Bring in the Elephants!” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Mark 9:38-50             Today is “World Communion Sunday”.  In a week where violence has once again surprised us here in Oregon, and a week where violence has continued to be the norm in so

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“Scriptures That Aren’t” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  August 30, 2015 Title:  “Money is the Root of…What?” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  1 Timothy 6:6-12             Several years ago, in another church I served, I was called to the bedside of a dying man who desperately needed to see his pastor.  This man was rich

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“Scriptures That Aren’t” Sermon Series Begins

Date: August 23, 2015 Title: “Cleanliness is Next to…What?” Preaching: The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture: Mark 7:14-23             I always appreciate it when somebody pays attention to upcoming sermon topics. It is especially great when they pay such close attention as to offer me resources to consult, or stories

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“Psummer of Psalms” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  August 9, 2015 Title:  “How Long, O Lord?” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Psalm 13 and Psalm 22:1-11             When I was six years old, I got lost in the woods.  My family was camping at Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park.  We had gone to

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“Psummer of Psalms” Sermon Series Begins

Date:  August 1, 2015 Title:  “Everything in its Place” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Psalm 8 and Psalm 133             This morning I’d like to begin with two stories of orientation – two stories of finding grounding, and identity and priorities for life. 

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“You Asked For It” Sermon Series Ends

Date:  July 26, 2015 Title:  “Spirituality and Suspicion” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  2 Corinthians 4:1-2, 7-11              Be careful what you wish for.  It’s an old adage, and it may make us chuckle a little, as we so often see it used

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“You Asked For It” Sermon Series Begins

Date:  July 5, 2015 Title:  “A Quiet Presence” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Psalm 46 and 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1  Why is it, I’ve often wondered, that I always seem to choose the wrong line in which to wait?  Perhaps that happens to you, too.  It doesn’t seem to

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Sermon June 28, 2015

Date:  June 28, 2015 Title:  “Can Anything Good Come Out of This?” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  John 1:43-51              Theologian Robert McAfee Brown once wrote a personal statement of faith in which he said, among other things, “There are little moments when

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“Unscripted” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  June 21, 2015 Title:  “Sticking to the Script?” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Mark 4:35-41             One of the most vivid images of chaos in ancient literature is a storm at sea.  According to Mark Davis, there is good reason for this. He

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