Category Archives: Sermon

Celebration: A Healing Practice

For the new sermon series, starting October 18, we will focus on “All Things New: Celebrating God’s Goodness,” about how we can celebrate even when we are in a  wilderness — of Covid, of personal trials, or of the world’s … Continue reading

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Romans 13: 8-14 and Matthew 18: 15-20     

The scripture reading for Sunday, September 6, 2020, is from Romans 13: 8-14 and Matthew 18: 15-20.  “If Another Sins Against You” is the title of Pastor Jenny Smith Walz’s sermon.  “. . . and any other commandment, are summed up in this … Continue reading

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Romans 12:9-21 and
 Matthew 16:21-28

The scripture for Sunday, August 30, 2020, is from Romans 12:9-21 and
 Matthew 16:21-28.           “Take Up Your Cross” is the title of Pastor Jenny Smith Walz’s sermon.  “Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to … Continue reading

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 Matthew 16:21-28

Sermon Response: August 23

On August 23, in her sermon “Who Do You Say That I Am?,” Pastor Jenny Smith Walz quoted this poem by Steve Garnaas-Holmes, posted on August 19, 2020 in his online collection Unfolding Light. How does the poem resonate with … Continue reading

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Children’s Book: Images of God for Young Children

Here are some descriptions  of God from this book:  breath, light, night, the word, silence, secret, our tears, joy, fortress, promise, mystery, beauty, justice, peace, mercy, and love. Or — spring, rock, stream, root, wind, and fire. What is YOUR … Continue reading

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Matthew 16: 13-20 and Romans 12: 1-8


The scripture is read from the New Revised Standard Version on Sunday, August 23, 2020. To watch interesting videos of the scripture on YouTube, click here and here To follow our worship service and watch the scripture being read, click … Continue reading

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Sermon Response: “Even the Dogs”

I write this to my friends at Princeton United Methodist Church, as I wind and rewind the opening of today’s service. so that I can enjoy the soprano/alto duets for the pre-service hymns, “Eternal Father Strong to Save,” “To God … Continue reading

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“Everybody But Me” by Margaret Goss Burroughs

What response can we have to this poem by by Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs, “an American visual artist, writer, poet, educator, and arts organizer.”  On August 16, 2020, in a sermon entitled “Even the Dogs,” based on Matthew 15: 10-28, … Continue reading

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Response: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like…”

What is YOUR concept of the Kingdom of Heaven? Or as we sometimes say, the “Kin-dom of Heaven.” You are invited to respond to Pastor Jenny Smith Walz. On July 26, 2020, when Pastor Jenny Smith Walz invited us to … Continue reading

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Children’s Time: The Marvelous Mustard Seed

Though books read at Children’s Time are – yes – for children, they also help to illuminate what adults will hear in the sermon that follows. On July 26, 2020, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz drew on parables from Matthew 13:31—33 … Continue reading

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