Sermons from November 2020

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O Antiphons: O Come thou Wisdom & O Come Adonai/LORD


This year for Advent we are exploring the ancient liturgy that is known as “The Great O Antiphons”.  You may have never heard this strange title before, but most of you are familiar with the hymn we sing during Advent every year, “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”. We rarely sing ALL seven verses, but if […]

Leading Causes of Life: HOPE


  SCRIPTURE ON HOPE Jer. 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Isaiah 40:31 – Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like […]

Leading Causes of Life: Agency


  Throughout the Gospels, Jesus demonstrates the five leading causes of life we have been exploring the last few weeks – connection, coherence, generativity & blessing, agency and hope. Near the end of his life Jesus offers what scholars call his farewell discourse. He teaches and empowers his disciples, offering words of encouragement. He tells […]

Leading Causes of Life: Coherence


We are in the midst of a sermon series called the Leading Causes of Life during Stewardship Season. It is based on a book written by UM pastor Gary Gunderson & UCC pastor Larry Pray. They believe the keys to making a meaningful life include focusing our energy and attention on what affirms life rather […]

ALL SAINTS DAY – Leading Cause of Life: Generativity & Blessing


  Two years ago I started reading a Canadian murder mystery series written by Louise Penny. The stories revolve around the character development of people living in the fictional village of Three Pines, just north of the VT border, with Chief Inspector Armand Gamache investigating the murders of various people. Angie and I were lucky […]