Series

Turmoil Amid Triumph

Apr 02, 2023   ·     •   Matthew 21: 1-11

As we journey together through Matthew’s Gospel, turmoil is a frequent companion…it’s an understandable temptation to simply seek comfort and solace while overlooking the turmoil around and inside of us. Turmoil, like temptation, can help to clarify what is important, foundational, and essential in our lives. More

What God Can Do with Earth and Ash

Feb 22, 2023   ·     •   Matthew 4: 1 - 11

… what if repentance is not about moral transformation but rather a shift in our perception? A possibility to see the world anew. More

Evolving in Faith

Feb 09, 2023   ·     •   Matthew 5:13-20

…Life is more complex than a set of rules. Context matters, so we must learn to live with the tension: the tension of not knowing and of living with uncertainty. For that we need to find our inner compass. We need to learn to know ourselves…. More

When Christmas Is Born in You

Dec 18, 2022   ·     •   Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25

…the Spirit becomes the extension of God’s reconciling love and intervention in the world, and you are part of that amazing grace. In other words, when the Spirit of Jesus is born in you through the gift of the Holy Spirit, you participate in the Incarnation. More

Cold Fury at Not Seeing All of God’s People As Beloved

Jan 10, 2021   ·  

Cold Rage
So-called Christians 
Treatment of White Protestors vs. Black Protestors 
The thief of our BLM Banner
The continued threat against our city More

Don’t Let My Sorrow Make Evil of Me 

Jan 03, 2021   ·  

I have a friend, Bill and I do our best work teasing each other.  It is how we show love.  Years ago I was on the phone with him and I was complaining about something.   Bill said that I was too priestly to be this crabby.  I said, “buddy my 40 hours of nice is up.”  

So often he likes to remind me that things I say and do are not in line with my vocational calling.  So once again talking about something that was difficult, or crabby making involving the gun lobby, my friend Bill said that is not all that “Jesusy’.  I laugh so hard that he brings it up to me a lot. 

When I say I hate or I am not willing to sacrifice, that is not Jesusy.   More

How do we go deeper to show up better?

Jul 05, 2020   ·  

As Wisdom calls to us, we are called to change. To understand beyond our sensory perception, the use of scripture, and gatherings, and talking to each other and bringing our whole self forward into the work of God in the world is the call.  It will change us.   Bring our whole selves. Bring our whole selves rather than picking and choosing.  I am not talking to just the Christians in this I am talking to you to go and do your work, to become more of what Wisdom is calling from us.  We need to seek an order to chaos, to be humble,  to use the tools that we are given to change. More

The Way of Love: Introduction to an Epiphany Sermon Series

The Reverend Michele H. Morgan introduces the 7 Steps in the Way of Love, as proposed by presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
TURN Pause, listen, and choose to follow Jesus.
LEARN Reflect on Scripture each day, especially Jesus’s life and teachings.
PRAY Dwell intentionally with God each day
WORSHIP Gather in community weekly to thank, praise, and draw near God.
BLESS Share faith and unselfishly give and serve.
GO Cross boundaries, listen deeply, and live like Jesus.
REST Receive the gift of God’s grace, peace, and restoration.
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Peacemaking: Talking the Talk; Walking the Walk

One hundred-four years ago, there was a man who had to ask this same question for himself. His name was Adolf von Harnack. He was a German theologian. He had been teaching for decades as a leading voice of the “liberal theology” school of thought . . . In the summer of 1914, von Harnack would have known that war was on the horizon . . . For decades, von Harnack had been talking the talk about Jesus and his teachings. Von Harnack had spread the idea that modern Christians should figure out Jesus’s core message and try to live it in the modern world. Now he had a decision to make: was he going to walk the walk of being a peacemaker, as Jesus had instructed? More

How Will You Carry It Forward: The Stewardship Edition

Nov 14, 2017   •   Matthew 25:1-13

Sometimes in community you have more weight than at other times, sometimes you have less. More

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