Sermon Series: Everyday Sacredness: How to live a both/and life in an either/or world
We have a mission and vision. We have a spiritual pathway. We have the method of how to do it. So how do we put these pieces of the puzzle of everyday sacredness together and live a both/and life? Join the conversation as Pastor Mary and Jill ponder the path ahead.
January 31, 2021
Scripture: Genesis 1:26-27 and Romans 8:14-17
Title: God’s Family
Synopsis: Image of God, children of God, Siblings with Christ?!? How does this work when we try living in community?
February 7, 2021
Scripture: Matthew 28: 18-20; Philippians 2:1-16
Title: Sharing Jesus’ Love
Synopsis: What does it mean to share the love of Jesus today? What connections can we take from Jesus and the apostles to fulfill this command? Are there things we can do this very day to help share Jesus’ love?
February 14, 2021
Scripture: Luke 14: 25-33
Title: On a Journey of Discipleship
Synopsis: As we take the journey of faith how do we count the cost of discipleship and are those costs worth it?
Lenten Series: Final Words from the Cross
This series is based on Adam Hamilton’s book by the same name. We will explore the seven last words of Christ and how they continue to connect with us today.
February 21, 2021—FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT
Scripture: Luke 23:26, 33-34a
Sermon Title: Father, Forgive Them
Synopsis: Answering the questions: For whom was Jesus praying? Who was the “them” Jesus was asking God to forgive? Do we have a need for forgiveness?
Eyewitness: Simon of Cyrene
February 28, 2021—SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT
Scripture: Luke 23:32, 39-43
Sermon Title: Today You Will Be with Me in Paradise
Synopsis: Answering the questions: What does this scene teach us about Jesus, and what does it teach us about ourselves?
Eyewitness: The Thief on the Cross
MARCH 7, 2021—THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
Scripture: John 19: 25-27
Sermon Title: Behold your son…behold your mother
Synopsis: Answering the question: How do these words speak to us today and how have they and do they still shape our Christian life?
Eyewitness: Mary the Wife of Clopas
MARCH 14, 2021—FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
Scripture: Psalm 22, Mark 15:29-36a
Sermon Title: My God, My God Why Have You Forsaken Me
Synopsis: What deeper faith helped to sustain Jesus? How do we claim that deeper faith for our times of crucifixion? What can we learn from this desperate cry from the cross?
Eyewitness: A Man in the Crowd
MARCH 21, 2021—FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT
Scripture: John 19:28-29
Sermon Title: I Thirst
Synopsis: This statement seems out of place. But it is only recorded in the book of John and with John there are not insignificant statements. What is the significance of these two words and how do they speak to us?
MARCH 28, 2021—SIXTH SUNDAY IN LENT
Scripture: Psalm 31:1-5, John 19:30a and Luke 23:43-47
Sermon Title: It is Finished…Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit…
Synopsis: In Jesus’ death these statements reveal his full trust in God. How can we learn from Jesus to place our full trust in God even in the valley of the shadow of death?
Eyewitness: The Centurion at the Cross
APRIL 1, 2021—Maundy Thursday
APRIL 2, 2021—Good Friday
APRIL 4, 2021—EASTER
Pastor Mary will be offering a first-person narrative sermon called the Witness’ Account.