Sermon Archive

June 14th, 2015 – December 25th, 2016

 

ADVENT AND CHRISTMASTIDE

December 25
Word and Flesh, Light and Love (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
John 1:1-14

December 24
Wish Fulfillment (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
The Nativity Story

December 18
Meek and Mighty Mary (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
Luke 1:46-55

December 11
The Story of Christmas (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
Luke 1:26-38

December 4
Reconciliation? (John Drake of Musalaha)
2 Corinthians 5:16-21

November 27
United by Hope (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
Isaiah 2:1-5

 

November 20
Grateful Obedience (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
Colossians 1:11-20

November 13
Service of Remembrance (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
Psalm 130

November 6
Faith Faces Forward (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
Haggai 2:1-9

October 30
Firework Faith (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
2 Timothy 1:1-7

October 23
The Community of the Spirit Speaks to the “Free” World (Oli Smith)
Joel 2:23-32

October 16
Unyielding (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
Luke 18:1-8

October 9
A Grateful Life (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
Luke 17:11-19

WORLD COMMUNION SUNDAY

October 2
Stories of the Welcome Table (Jonathan Miller, Tetteh-Kwesi Oyortey, Pierre Lucker and Zena Martin)
Luke 19:1-10

 

September 25
Field of Speculation (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-17

 

September 18
In the City, for the City (Rick Andrews)
Jeremiah 29:4-7, 11-12

 

September 11
Lost and Found (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
Luke 15:1-10

 

WHAT MATTERS MOST

September 4
Choose Wisely (Dina Steiner)
Luke 14:25-33

August 28
It’s Not Where You Sit (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
Luke 14:1, 7-14

August 21
People or Donkeys? (Dina Steiner)
Luke 13:10-17

August 14
Peace Isn’t Everything (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
Luke 12:49-56

August 7
Worry Never Helps (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
Luke 12:22-31

July 31
It’s Not How Much (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
Luke 12:13-21

 

PRACTICING COMMUNITY

July 24
The Great Cloud of Witness (Stephanie Kremmel)
Hebrews 11:39-12:3

July 17
Reminders (Jennifer Mills-Knutsen)
Deuteronomy 6:4-13 and Luke 22:14-20

July 10
Building a Community of Welcome (Dina Steiner)
Leviticus 19:34

July 3
Truth-Shaped Living: Dirty Dishes and Clay Jars (Stephanie Kremmel)
Luke 11:37-41

June 26
Standing on the Promises (Dina Steiner)
Matthew 5:33-37

June 19
Relational Gratitude: Beyond Being Polite and Civil (Oliver Smith)
1 Thessalonians 5:13b-22

June 12
That They All May be One (Stephanie Kremmel)
John 17:20-23

 

THE TRANSFORMED LIFE

June 5
A Brand New Day! (Jodi Fondell)
John 14:15-21, Philippians 2:1-4 and Hebrews 10:23-25

May 29
A New Family (Jodi Fondell)
John 1:10-14 and Galatians 6:1-10

May 22
New Hands! (Doug Fondell)
Matthew 20:20-28 and Philippians 2:1-11

May 15
New Steps (Stephanie Kremmel)
Ephesians 4:1-16

May 8
A New Heart (Jodi Fondell)
Ezekiel 36:24-27 and Ephesians 2:4-10

May 1
A New Voice (Stephanie Kremmel)
James 3:3-12

April 24
A New Mind (Doug Fondell)
Psalm 139:1-14 and Romans 12:1-5

 

April 17
Loving Your Enemies in the Context of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Salim Munayer, Musalaha – Ministry of Reconciliation)
Matthew 5:43-48 and 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

 

THE TRANSFORMED LIFE

April 10
A New Beginning (Stephanie Kremmel)
John 21:1-19

April 3
A New Reality (Jodi Fondell)
Luke 24:13-35

 

THE LAST HOURS OF JESUS

March 27
The Resurrection (Jodi Fondell)
Matthew 28:1-10

March 20
The Humiliation (Stephanie Kremmel)
Luke 23:32-43

March 13
The Sentencing (Doug Fondell)
Isaiah 53:6-9 and Mark 15:1-15

March 6
In the Court (Jodi Fondell)
Luke 22:66-71 and 23:1-12

February 28
The Denial (Doug Fondell)
Luke 22:54-62

February 21
The Garden (Jodi Fondell)
Psalm 27:7-10 and Matthew 26:36-46

February 14
The Last Supper (Doug Fondell)
Luke 22:14-27

 

LOVE MERCY, DO JUSTICE

February 7th
Praying for Mercy and Justice as the People of God (Sarah Coope, International Justice Mission)
Psalm145:8-19 and Matthew 5:1-7

January 31st
A Fresh Perspective (Doug Fondell)
Zechariah 7:8-11 and 2 Corinthians 5:14-21

January 24th
A New Testament Perspective (Jodi Fondell)
Matthew 25:31-40 and Galatians 3:26-29

January 17th
An Old Testament Perspective (Doug Fondell)
Isaiah 58:6-9 and Jeremiah 9:23-24

 

January 10th
Coming into Focus: Seeing Christ Clearly (Stephanie Kremmel)
Isaiah 45:5-13 and Mark 8:22-26

 

January 3rd
A Brave New World (Dina Steiner)
Luke 4:16-21

 

2015

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

December 27th
From Bah Hambug to Hark the Herald! (Jodi Fondell)
Luke 1: 46-55

December 20th
The Ghost of Future Transformation! (Doug Fondell)
Isaiah 60:1-3 and Romans 5:1-5

December 13th
The Ghost of Present Redemption! (Doug Fondell)
Isaiah 35:1-10

December 6th
The Ghost of Past Captivity! (Jodi Fondell)
Isaiah 40:1-11 and Colossians 1:19-22

November 29th
Isaiah, Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley and Emmanuel… What’s In a Name? (Doug Fondell)
Isaiah 7:10-16

 

HESED

November 22nd
“Hesed” in the Church (Stephanie Kremmel)
Luke 14:12-15

November 15th
“Hesed” in the Workplace (Doug Fondell)
Matthew 22:34-40 and 1 Peter 5:1-7

November 8th
“Hesed” in the Family System (Doug Fondell)
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and Romans 12:9-13

November 1st
“Hesed” in Marriage (Jodi Fondell)
Ephesians 4:31-32 and 5:21-33

October 18th
The “Hesed” Love of God (Doug Fondell)
Hosea 11:1-4 and 1 John 4:7-12

 

SIX SIMPLE TRUTHS

October 11th
#6 Learn to Forgive… It Will Set You Free! (Jodi Fondell)
Luke 11:2-4 and Colossians 3:12-17

September 27th
#5 God’s in Control… You’re Not! (Doug Fondell)
Roman 8:31-39

September 20th
#4 Bigger and Better… Is Not Best! (Jodi Fondell)
Luke 12:12-21 and 1 Timothy 6:6-10

September 13th
#3 Stop Chasing after the Wind (Doug Fondell)
Mark 10:41-45

September 6th
#2 Brave for the Storm! (Jodi Fondell)
2 Corinthians 4:1-11

August 30th
#1 Pursue What’s Golden! (Doug Fondell)
Matthew 22:34-40

 

August 16th
Living in the Light: Wisdom and Thankfulness (Stephanie Kremmel)
Ephesians 5:15-20

August 9th
Walking in the Way of Love (Stephanie Kremmel)
Ephesians 4:25-5:2

August 2nd
Oneness Without Sameness, Difference Without Division (Oliver Smith)
Ephesians 4:1-16

July 26th
Depth Perception (Stephanie Kremmel)
Ephesians 3:14-21

July 12th
Remembering Whose We Are (Stephanie Kremmel)
Ephesians 1:3-14

July 5th
Are You Sitting Comfortably? (Stuart Brown)
Mark 6:1-13

 

ALIENS IN A FOREIGN LAND

June 28th
Bearing Fruit
2 Corinthians 5:14-21 (Dina Steiner)

June 23rd
Putting Down Roots (Dina Steiner)
Romans 12:9-21

 

June 14th
The Mightiest of Garden Plants (Stephanie Kremmel)
Mark 4:30-34

 

June 15th, 2014 – June 7th, 2015

All sermons are given by John D’Elia, unless stated otherwise.

ROCK OF AGES

June 7th
Nowhere By Accident
Psalm 40:1-8 and the Charge and Blessing

May 31st
Everybody’s So Different, I Haven’t Changed
Luke 12:13-21 and Life’s Been Good by Joe Walsh

May 24th
Holy Homesickness (Stephanie Kremmel)
Isaiah 49:1-6 and Wherever Is Your Heart by Brandi Carlile

May 17th
Pink Floyd Got It Wrong
Ephesians 2:14-22 and The Wall by Pink Floyd

May 10th
The Problem of Paul
James 2:14-26 and Fly From Heaven by Toad the Wet Sprocket

May 3rd
Abiding Love (Dina Steiner)
1 John 4:7-16 and Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper

April 26th
Eyes Wide Open
Ephesians 1:15-21 and Doctor My Eyes by Jackson Browne

April 19th
Is It You?
Luke 7:1-19 and Wonderwall by Oasis

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER

April 12th
The Road to Emmaus (Stephanie Kremmel)
Luke 24:13-35

EASTER MESSAGE

April 5th
Remember What He Said
Luke 24:1-8

CHRISTIAN CREEDS: A LOVE STORY

March 29th
Hope at the Heart
Matthew 21:1-11 and the Nicene Creed

March 8th
Somewhere Between Eternity and History
Colossians 1:15-18

March 1st
Somewhere Between Monotony and Surprise
John 1:1-5

February 22nd
Who do You Say I am? (Dina Steiner)
Matthew 16:13-20

TRANSFIGURATION SUNDAY

February 15th
The View from the Top (Stephanie Kremmel)
Mark 9:2-10

February 8th
Free to Serve
1 Corinthians 9:19-23

A LIVING CHURCH

January 25th
Mirror, Mirror
James 1:22-25

January 11th
Fellowship: What We Do Together
John 15:12-17

January 4th
The Plot Thickens
Matthew 2:1-12

2014

December 28th
What Just Happened? (Stephanie Kremmel)
Luke 2:15-20

THE ADVENT SEASON

December 24th
A Truce, For Now
Luke 2:8-15

December 21st
A Different Kind of Righteouness
Matthew 1:18-21

December 14th
This is the Story
John 1:1-14

December 7th
The Waiting is the Hardest Part
2 Peter 3:8-9

ACTS OF THE SPIRIT

November 23rd
What Do We Do Now?
Acts 20:28-32

November 16th
Literacy that Matters
Acts 17:16-28

November 9th
The Heart of the Matter (Dina Steiner)
Acts 15:1-11

November 2nd
What’s for Lunch?
Acts 10:9-22

October 26th
How We Get Paul
Acts 9:1-19a

October 19th
All In
Acts 8:26-40

October 12th
Risky Change
Acts 6:1-7

October 5th
Out of Control (Stephanie Kremmel)
Acts 5:33-42

September 28th
Get Up, Stand Up
Acts 3:1-10

September 21st
Community College
Acts 2:42-47

September 14th
Something for Everyone
Acts 2:1-13

September 7th
As I Was Saying, Part 2
Acts 1:6-11

SCRIPTURE IN SUMMER

August 10th
Time for a Rethink (Craig Hall)
John 1:1-5

August 3rd
A Free Lunch! (Craig Hall)
Matthew 14:13-21

July 27th
Treasures New and Old (Stephanie Kremmel)
Matthew 13:51-53

July 20th
The Joys of an Imperfect Prayer
Psalm 139

July 13th
Eye on the Ball
Psalm 119:105-112

July 6th
Guiltless Discomfort (Stuart Brown)
Romans 7:15-25

June 29th
Uncomfortable Christianity (Dina Steiner)
Romans 6:12-23

June 22nd
Loving Sparrows (Oliver Smith)
Romans 6:12-23

June 15th
Trinity Sunday: At the Heart of Everything
2 Corinthians 13:11-14