Sermons

“Seven Deadly Words” – Sermon for September 27, 2015

“Seven Deadly Words” A Sermon on Mark 9:38-50 (with Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29) for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B; preached September 27, 2015, by the Rev. Matthew Emery, Senior Minister   So, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but the pope’s been here in the US this week.  I know, hard to…

An “Instant” Sermon – Sermon for August 23, 2015

An “Instant” Sermon For worship on Sunday, August 23, 2015, Pastor Matt offered an “instant” sermon based on questions submitted by worshipers. Here are the questions he addressed: “This week’s New York Times Acrostic Puzzle is the following quote from Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn:  ‘It’s lovely to live on a raft.  We…

“Blind Spots” – Sermon for August 2, 2015

“Blind Spots” A Sermon on 2nd Samuel 11:26 – 12:13a for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B; preached August 2, 2015, by the Rev. Matthew Emery, Senior Minister   “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”[1] So said Carl Jung, the famous Swiss psychiatrist, in his…

“A Balcony View” – Sermon for July 26, 2015

“A Balcony View” A Sermon on 2nd Samuel 11:1-15 for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B; preached July 26, 2015 by the Rev. Matthew Emery, Senior Minister   Oh, how the mighty have fallen! If you have been with us in worship over these past number of summer Sundays, you’ll hopefully remember that…

“This Old House” – Sermon for July 19, 2015

“This Old House” A Sermon on 2nd Samuel 7:1-14a for the 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B; preached July 19, 2015, by the Rev. Matthew Emery, Senior Minister   What would you say if I told you that God has been planning for us for about 3,000 years? Would that seem a bit grandiose,…