Category Archives: Sermon

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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JULY 26, 2020: “Jesus Speaks in Parables” and “God’s Love”

“He put before them parables: ‘Have you understood all this?’ They answered, ‘Yes.’ And he said to them, ‘Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out … Continue reading

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Sermon Response: July 19, 2020

On July 19, 2020, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz addressed the conflict I have been holding in my heart — how to condemn the evil of white supremacy and still love those (in my family and elsewhere) who perpetrated it, those … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: July 19, 2020

 

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To Ponder: Sermon excerpt July 19, 2020

“In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: How the Stars Fell into the Sky

To go along with the lectionary passage for June 19, 2020, the parable of weeds among the wheat in Matthew 13, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz read, for children’s time, How the Stars Fell into the Sky, by Jerri Oughten, the … Continue reading

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July 19, 2020: ‘Parable of the Weeds’ and ‘Life In The Spirit’

 

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Recommended Reading: Gregg Louis Taylor

Meet Gregg Louis Taylor, author of Here, Now, with You, subtitled ‘Six Movements of Compassion for Life and Leadership.‘ Taylor’s book is described by the publisher, Abingdon Press. Grounded in the real-life context of experience and the encouragement of relatable … Continue reading

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Kevin Carroll: Belong to Yourself!

Meet Kevin Carroll, At a TEDx event, he preaches how play is important.  Pastors Jenny and Ginny read his book, A Kid’s Book About Belonging, on June 28 during Children’s Time. Here, Kevin reads the book.  His message: Belong to yourself! Find … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Braving the Wilderness

On Communion Sunday, June 7, 2020, Pastor Jenny Smith Walz preached the second sermon titled “Move-In,” based on John 1: 1-18, in the “Longing to Belong” Worship series. As her message was about belonging, for this week’s reading she recommended: … Continue reading

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