Senior Minister Molly Baskette shares from her sermon "Where Has God Gone" from Sunday, October 8, 2017.
Adult Minister Kit Novotny explores Isaiah’s “little Apocalypse” (Isaiah 25:1-10). To consider this passage apocalypse and home in a time when world events have us teetering on the brink and wildfires devastate a large swath of Northern California, seems fitting.
Senior Minister Molly Baskette explores the challenging parable of the distant landowner whose tenants abuse and kill his servants and son when they come to collect the harvest (Matthew 21:33-46).
In the lectionary text for the morning, God parts the waters of the Red Sea so that Moses and his crew can escape Egypt and the army that is chasing them. This story comes up at a time when parts of the United States and islands in the Caribbean have been battered by hurricanes and flooding has been dramatic. The water around us is amazing—sometimes safe, sometimes scary.
In the final sermon in the “Summer of Love” series, Senior Minister Molly Baskette explores love and guilt. Guilt can be a powerful force. It is a sign that we have done wrong or failed to do right. It may provide the impulse to make things right.
“God’s love endures forever.” That is the repeated refrain in Psalm 136 and as part of the sermon series “Summer of Love” Minister of Art & Communication Phil Porter explores the benefits and challenges of long-term relationships.
In a week that saw the ramping up of tension and the threat of military and even nuclear response between the US and North Korea, and demonstrations by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Senior Minister Molly Baskette found it hard to create a sermon about God’s love as a solution.
Nothing can separate us from the love of God, including death. In the context of the theme “Summer of Love,” Senior Minister Molly Baskette explores the relationship between love and death. We may be frightened by death, but it is what makes life precious.
Nothing can separate us from the love of God. So says this mornings passage from Romans. Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny reflects on the nature of separation and distance drawing from her own early experience of leaving home to go to college and later moving across the country from her family.
Talking about God is complicated because we each have our own projections, images and cultural ideals about God, from the “big person in the sky” to the force or pulse at the center of the universe.