“The Art of Christmas” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  December 10, 2017 Title:  “The Art of Christmas – Hope” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Isaiah 40:1-11;  Mark 1:1-8   This morning, I’d like to begin by telling you a story…This story involves Gavin Bryars, a leading British musician and composer.  But it’s not really a story about

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“The Art of Christmas” Sermon Series Begins

Date:  December 3, 2017 Title:  “The Art of Christmas – Hospitality” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Romans 12:9-21 Today is the first Sunday in the season of Advent.  It is four weeks before Christmas, and this season of Advent, with its themes of watching and waiting and anticipating

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“Liberating the End” Sermon Series Ends

Date:  November 26, 2017 Title:  “Liberating Power” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Today is “Christ the King Sunday” – a relative newcomer in the liturgical year of the Western Christian Church.  Christ the King debuted in 1925, in response to oppressive governments around the world

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“Liberating the End” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  November 20, 2017 Title:  “Liberating Systems” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Matthew 20:1-16 Well, it’s almost Thanksgiving Day.  And I know that some of you may be worried about your turkey day festivities.  You’re worried that the family and friends at your table will give into the

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“Liberating the End” Sermon Series Begins

Date:  November 5, 2017 Title:  “A Good Death” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Psalm 23 A Good Death…  most people, hearing that phrase, immediately begin compiling a list of conditions they would like to have present in a death experience.  We want to have control over the dying

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Brought to You by the Letter “R” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  October 15, 2017 Title:  “Revelation” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  1 Corinthians 2:1-5, 9-11 REVELATION: An act of revealing or communicating divine truth;  something that is revealed by God to humans; an act of revealing to view or making known; something that is revealed; especially, an enlightening

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Brought to You By the Letter “R” Sermon Series Ends

Date:  October 29, 2017 Title:  “Reformation” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  2 Corinthians 4:7-18 Do you like puzzles?  It is a particular way of playing – putting puzzles together.  It means  you have to try things out, and it includes trial and error.  Puzzling requires imagination and creativity,

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“Brought to You By the Letter R” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  October 8, 2017 Title:  “Repentance” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Isaiah 58:1-12 Repentance… it’s a tough concept and a difficult word for many of us.  It reeks of a rigid theology of judgment, and brings to mind scenes of familiar street preachers, yelling at us to “Repent!”,

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“Brought to You By the Letter ‘R'” Sermon Series Begins

Date:  October 1, 2017 Title:  “Remembrance” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Deuteronomy 6:1-12 There is great power in remembering.  Our sense of identity is built from our memories, both individually and collectively.  Our memories are the chain connecting our past to our present.  If it breaks, we are

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“Soul Food” Sermon Series Ends

Date:  September 24, 2017 Title:  “Open-Hearted Eyes” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Ephesians 1:15-19 Bonjour, mes amis!  It is good to be with you this morning, to be together as sisters and brothers in Christ.  Bonjour, mes amis!  It is good to gather together with you in this

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