“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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“Unscripted” Sermon Series Begins

Date:  June 14, 2015 Title:  “Unexpected Blessings” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  2 Corinthians 5:16-21             You’ve heard it said that “Truth is stranger than fiction”.  Mark Twain put that into perspective for us when he wrote:  “Truth is stranger than fiction, but

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A Sermon for Pentecost Sunday

Date:  May 24, 2015 Title:  “Interpreting the Language of the Divine” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  John 15:26, 27; 16:4b-15              In the spirit of Pentecost, and in the lingering glow of vacation, let me begin this morning by saying, Hola!  Buenos Dias

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Confirmation Sunday

Date:  May 3, 2015 Title:  “A New Part of the Vine” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  John 15:1-8   When I was a child, I was convinced that one day, I would be famous.  I imagined myself playing the piano at Carnegie Hall, or winning a gold medal

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Easter Sunday Sermon

Date:  April 5, 2015 Title:  “Out of the Graveyard, Into Your Backyard” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Mark 16:1-8             If I say “Christ is Risen!”, you will say “Christ is Risen, indeed!”… right?  That’s just the way it works.  Well, this morning,

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