“Ordinary Grace” Sermon Series Ends

Date:  June 18, 2017 Title:  “Grace in the Family” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Matthew 13:24-30                      The best-known and easiest definition of a weed is “a plant growing in the wrong place”.  You know that – weeds grow where we want other plants to grow, or where

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“Ordinary Grace” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  June 11, 2017 Title:  “Grace Along the Way” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Psalm 100             Make a joyful noise to the Lord… says the Psalmist.  Serve the Lord with gladness …In days like these??  Getting joy out of us can take a bit of work.  We are

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The Day of Pentecost

Date:  June 4, 2017 Title:  “Grace at the Table” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  1 Corinthians 12:4-13             Today is a BIG day in the life of the church.  It is the day of Pentecost, when we celebrate the gift of God’s Holy Spirit.  It is our day

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“Standing Around, Looking Up”

Date: May 28, 2017 Title: “Standing Around, Looking Up” Preaching: The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture: Acts 1:1-11, Psalm 23             Congratulations on your graduation! Now, let me assure you, I am not just speaking to the high school graduates who may happen to be here today. I am also

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An Animated Faith 2-Part Sermon Series Begins

Date:  May 7, 2017 Title:  “Don’t Give Up!” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard             Before Walt Disney – before Pixar – even before Road Runner & the Wiley Coyote, we have had a vision of animation.  We find it all throughout the Biblical record.  Visions of animation – people

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Earth Sunday, 2017

Date:  April 23, 2017 Title:  “Mind Your Mother (Earth)” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Psalm 98:4-9;  Romans 8:18-25             Yesterday was Earth Day – again.  The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.  It was organized by Gaylord Nelson, a US Senator from Wisconsin, who had

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Easter Sunday!

Date:  Easter Sunday, 2017 Title:  “Why Are You Weeping?” Preaching:  The Rev . Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  John 20:1-18             I was out walking with my dog yesterday afternoon when I got to wondering just how many times I have preached an Easter sermon.  So, I counted it all up…34

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“Feasting Through Lent” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  April 2, 2017 Title:  “Fasting from Discontent, Feasting on Gratitude” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Philippians 4:1, 4-13             Today is the fifth Sunday in the season of Lent.  For five weeks we have fasted and we have feasted together.  First, we fasted from noise and feasted

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“Feasting Through Lent 4”

Date:  March 26, 2017 Title:  “Fasting From Excuses, Feasting on Enthusiasm” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Romans 12:2, 9-18 When I was a child, Saturday mornings were not about watching cartoons on television, or playing tag with my sisters, or bike riding with my best friend Russell Ford. 

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“Feasting Through Lent” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  March 19, 2017 Title:  “Fasting From Despair, Feasting On Hope” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Psalm 42:1-5 and John 4:5-15  This morning we continue our sermon series Feasting Through Lent in which we suggest “giving something up” while also “taking something on” for this season of preparation and

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