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 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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Lent Sermon Series Continues

Date:  March 12, 2017 Title:  “Fasting From Complexity, Feasting on Simplicity” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  2 Kings 5:1-14             The choir had it right this morning when they sang: It’s a gift to be simple, it’s a gift to be free.   It’s a gift to come down

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Lent Sermon Series Begins

Date:  March 5, 2017 Title:  “Fasting From Noise, Feasting on Silence” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  1 Kings 19:1-13             Today is the first Sunday in the season of Lent.  Lent is a time of reflection and repentance as we prepare to celebrate new life at Easter.  Some

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“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  February 12, 2017 Title:  “Interrupting Cow” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Luke 10:38-42             There is an old joke that goes like this: Knock, Knock – Who’s there?             Interrupting Cow – Interrupting C… MOO!              Before I could even ask “Interrupting Cow Who?” I was interrupted! 

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Christmas Day Sermon

Date: December 25, 2016 Title: “Behind the Carols” Preaching: The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture: Psalm 98; John 1:1-14             So, Merry Christmas. Here we all are, a mere 9 or 10 hours since the last Christmas Eve candle was extinguished, and today, we will take a little jaunt “behind

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“Loving God With Your All” Sermon Series Continues

Date:  November 6, 2016 Title:  “Loving God With All of Your Mind” Preaching:  The Rev. Donna M.L. Pritchard Scripture:  Colossians 1:9-14, 28-29             When I was preparing to preach this sermon this morning, I came across a great little comic.  In it there are two small figures in one corner

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