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Rev. Doreen Oughton has made available the written text of her sermons for those unable to attend worship service or anyone interested in referring back to a sermon that they have heard.  We hope this will be helpful.  Please share with anyone you feel might like to receive these spiritual messages.

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It’s All About Me – sermon on September 17, 2017
Scripture Lessons: Matthew 18:21-35 and Romans 14:1-12

Jesus the Messiah – sermon on August 27, 2017
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 16: 13-20

Enough! – sermon on August 20, 2017
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 15: 10-28

Finding Sustenance in Times of Trouble – sermon on August 6, 2017
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 14: 13-21

The Kingdom of Heaven is Like… – sermon on July 30, 2017
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52

Seed Scattered and Sown – sermon on July 16, 2017
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

Making It Real – sermon on July 9, 2017
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 11:7-19, 25-30

For God’s Sake – sermon on July 2, 2017
Scripture Lessons: Ezekiel 36:22-29 and Romans 6:12-23

Hold On Loosely – sermon on June 25, 2017
Scripture Lessons: Genesis 21:8-21 and Matthew 10:26-39

For What Purpose? – sermon on June 18, 2017
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 9:35-10:23

God Saw That It Was Good – sermon on June 11, 2017
Scripture Lesson: Genesis 1:1-2:4

Spirit – sermon on June 4, 2017
Scripture Lessons: John 20: 19-23 & Acts 2: 1-18

Means and Ends – sermon on May 28, 2017
Scripture Lesson: John 17: 1-11

Love and Money – sermon on May 7, 2017
Scripture Lessons: Matthew 20: 1-16 & 1 Timothy 6: 6-19

For Those With Eyes to See – sermon on April 30, 2017
Scripture Lesson: Luke 24: 13-35

In the Garden – sermon on April 16, 2017 Easter Sunday
Scripture Lesson: John 20: 1-18

Outsider In – sermon on April 9, 2107
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 21: 1-11    

Alive and Feeling – sermon on April 2, 2017
Scripture Lessons: Ezekial 37: 1-14 and John 11

Eyes Wide Open – sermon on March 26, 2017
Scripture Lesson: John 9: 1-41

Stirring Up the Water – sermon on March 19, 2017
Scripture Lessons: Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:5-19

Who’s Tempting Who? – sermon on March 5, 2017
Scripture Lessons: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Matthew 4: 1-11

Knowing Our Need – sermon on February 26, 2017
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 6: 24-34

Holy Perfection – sermon on February 19, 2017
Scripture Lessons: Matthew 5: 38-48 & 1 Cor 3

Hide it Under a Bushel? No! – sermon on February 5, 2017      
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 5: 13-20

Where Human Effort Fails – sermon on January 29, 2017
Scripture Lesson:        Matthew 5: 1-12

Follow Your Bliss – sermon on January 22, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 4: 12-23

Widening the Welcome, Shining the Light – sermon on January 8, 2017
Scripture Passage: Acts 10          

Telling Dreams – sermon on December 18, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 1: 18-25

You Decide – sermon on December 11, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 11: 2-11 

Grafted – sermon on December 4, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 3: 1-12                        

Expecting the Unexpected – sermon on November 27, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 24: 36-44

O Say Can You See? – sermon on November 13, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Luke 21: 5-19 (selections)

Jerusalem, We Have a Problem – sermon on November 6, 2016
Scripture Lesson:  Luke 20: 27-38                                              

Here Comes the Judge – sermon on October 30, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Luke 19: 1-10

Justified, or Self-Justified? – sermon on October 23, 2016
Scripture Lessons:  Joel 2: 23-32 and Luke 18: 9-14

Tenacious Faith – sermon on October 16, 2016
Scripture Lesson:  Luke 18: 1-8

The Power of One – sermon on October 9, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Luke 17: 11-19

Paying Attention – sermon on September 25, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Luke 16: 19-31 

Faith and Wealth – sermon on September 18, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Luke 16: 1-15

Taking Stock – sermon on September 4, 2016
Scripture Lesson:  Luke 14: 25-33

Foolishly Arrogant – sermon on August 28, 2016
Scripture Lessons: Jeremiah 2: 4-13 and Luke 14: 1, 7-14

Ready to Receive – sermon on August 7, 2016
Scripture Lessons: Luke 12: 32-40 and Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16

Making Choices – sermon on July 17, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Luke 10: 38-42

Who Will Be Your Neighbor? – sermon on July 10, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Luke 10: 25-37

Receiving What’s Provided – sermon on July 3, 2016
Scripture Lesson:  Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20

Follow, and Follow Through – sermon on June 26, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Luke 9: 51-62

God Rushes In Where Angels Fear to Tread – sermon on June 19, 2016
Scripture Lesson:  Luke 8: 26-39

She Gets It! Do You? –  sermon on June 12, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Luke 7:36 – 8:3

Resurrection… or Resuscitation? – sermon on June 5, 2016
Scripture Lessons: 1 Kings 17: 8-24 and Luke 7: 11-17  

The Power of True Hospitality – sermon on May 29, 2016
Scripture Lessons: 1 Kings 8: 22-23, 41-43 and Luke 7: 1-10

Happy Birthday, Dear Church, Happy Birthday to You – sermon on May 15, 2016
Scripture Lessons: John 14: 11-20, 25-26 & Acts 2: 1-21

Into Eternal Life –  sermon on May 8, 2016
Scripture Lesson: 1 Corinthians 15: 1-23, 51-57

A Most Excellent Way – sermon on May 1, 2016
Scripture Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13

Disagreement without Division – sermon on April 24, 2016
Scripture Lessons: Acts 18: 1-4 and 1 Cor 1: 10-18

Suffering for Christ – sermon on April 17, 2016
Scripture Lessons: Mark 13: 9-11 and Acts 17: 1-10

Asking for a Miracle – sermon on April 10, 2016
Scripture Lessons: Mark 6: 53-56 and Acts 3: 1-10

Sent Out to Tell – sermon on April 3, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Mark 6: 7-13

Live at the Improv – sermon on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Luke 23:55-24:12

Going Ahead – sermon on March 20, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Luke 19: 28-40

Guilty – sermon on March 6, 2016
Scripture Lesson:  Luke 15: 1-3, 11b-32 

Hope: The Thing With Feathers – sermon on Feb. 28, 2016
Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 55: 1-9 and Luke 13: 1-9  

Finding Glory: Upward, Inward, Outward – sermon on Feb. 21, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Luke 9: 28-36

Building Resistance – sermon on Feb. 14, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Luke 4: 1-13

Going Deep – sermon on Feb. 7, 2016
Scripture Lesson: Luke 5:1-11

Not All About You – sermon on Jan. 31, 2016
Scriptures: Luke 4: 21-30 and 1 Cor 13: 1-13

The Word More Precious Than Gold – sermon on Jan 24, 2016
Scripture Lessons: Psalm 19 and Luke 4: 14-21 

No Holding Back – sermon on January 17, 2016
Scripture Lessons: Psalm 36: 5-10 & John 2: 1-11

Follow the Light – sermon on January 10, 2016
Scripture Lesson:  Matthew 2: 1-12

From the Beginning… – sermon on January 3, 2016
Scripture Lesson:  John 1:1-14 (adapted) / Genesis 1

Full of Grace – sermon on December 13, 2015
Scripture Lesson: Luke 1:39-55

The Messenger, The Message – sermon on December 6, 2015
Scripture Lessons: Luke 1:57-80; Luke 3:1-6

Not What It Seems – sermon on November 29, 2015
Scripture Lesson: Luke 21: 25-36

Words Fail – sermon on November 22, 2015
Scripture Lessons: Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14 and John 18: 33-37

For God – sermon on November 15, 2015
Scripture Lesson: Samuel 1: 1-20

Dying and Living in Jesus – sermon on November 8, 2015

Scripture Lessons: John 6: 37-40 and Romans 6: 3-9

How Do I Love Thee? – sermon on November 1, 2015
Scripture Lessons: Ruth 1: 1-18 and Mark 12: 2-34

Abba Knows Best – sermon on October 18, 2015
Scripture Lessons: Job 38: 1-7 and Mark 10: 35-45

Tests and Testimony – sermon on October 4, 2015
Scriptures: Job 1:1, 2: 1-10 and Hebrews 1: 1-4, 2: 5-12

For and Against – sermon on September 27, 2015
Scripture: Mark 9: 38-40

Just Do It – sermon on September 20, 2015
Scripture: Mark 9: 30-37

All God’s Critters Have a Place – sermon on September 13, 2015
Scriptures: Job 12: 7-10, Psalm 104, Mt 6: 25-26

Be Opened! – sermon on September 6, 2015
Scripture: Mark 7: 24-37

Know It and Show It – sermon on August 30, 2015
Scriptures: James 1: 17-27 and Mark 7: 1-15, 20-23

The New Testament and Beyond, Part 3 – sermon on August 23, 2015
Scriptures (non-canonical): Mary 4: 37-5: 9 and Mary 9: 1-10

The New Testament and Beyond, Part 2 – sermon on August 16, 2015
Scripture (non-canonical) Thomas 2, 3 & 5; Mary 4: 22-27, 33-39

The New Testament and Beyond, Part 1 – sermon on August 9, 2015
Scripture: John 7: 14-18

Signs of Growth and Health – sermon on August 2, 2015
Scripture Lessons: Ephesians 4: 1-16 and John 6: 24-35

The Plumb Line – sermon on July 12, 2015
Scripture Lessons: Amos 7: 7-15 and Mark 6; 14-29

Hear the Good News and… Resent? – sermon on July 5, 2015
Scripture Lesson:  Mark 6: 1-13

Who? – sermon on June 28, 2015
Scripture Lesson: Mark 5: 24b-34

We Are Perishing – sermon on June 21, 2015
Scripture: Mark 4: 35-41

Keeping Sabbath Holy – sermon on June 14, 2015
Scripture Lessons: Deuteronomy 5: 12-15 and Mark 2: 23-3:6
God’s Stewardship – sermon on June 7, 2015
Scripture Lesson: Mark 4: 26-34

The Wind Beneath Our Wings – sermon on May 31, 2015
Scripture Lesson: John 3: 1-17

Looking Up – sermon on May 17, 2015
Scripture Lessons: Luke 24: 44-53 and Acts 1: 1-11

Chosen and Choosing – sermon on May 10, 2015
Scripture Lesson: John 15: 9-17

When Love Abides – sermon on May 3, 2015
Scripture Lessons: John 15: 1-8 and 1 John 4: 7-21

The Good Life – sermon on April 19, 2015
Scripture Lesson: Luke 24: 35-48

Can I Get a Witness? – sermon on April 12, 2015
Scripture Lessons: John 20: 19-31 and 1 John 1:1 – 2:5

Pass the Word – sermon on April 5, 2015 – Easter Sunday
Scripture Lessons: Mark 16: 1-8 and 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11

Seeds of Love – sermon on March 22, 2015
Scripture Lesson: John 12: 20-33

Learning to Love the Light – sermon on March 15, 2015
Scripture Lesson: John 3: 14-21

Where the Holy Resides – sermon on March 8, 2015
Scripture Lesson:        John 2: 13-22

Divine Concerns – sermon on March 1, 2015
Scripture: Mark 8: 31-37

Ready, Set, Go – sermon on February 22, 2015
Scripture: Mark 1: 9-15

Authority to Heal – sermon on February 1, 2015
Scripture: Mark 1: 21-28

Each Moment a Decision – sermon on January 25, 2015
Scriptures: Jonah 3: 1-5, 10 and Mark 1: 14-20

God Knows – sermon on January 18, 2015
Scriptures: 1 Samuel 3: 1-20 and Corinthians 6: 12-20

Having Seen Salvation – sermon on Dec. 28, 2014
Scripture: Luke 2: 22-40

Holy Mystery – sermon on December 21, 2014
Scriptures: 2 Samuel 7: 1-11, 16 and Luke 1: 26-38, 46-55

Joyful Anticipation – sermon on December 14, 2014
Scriptures: 1 Thessolonians 5: 16-24 & John 1: 6-8, 19-28

But wait… there’s more! – sermon on December 7, 2014
Scriptures: Isaiah 40: 1-11 and Mark 1: 1-8

When Did We….?    – sermon on November 23, 2014
Scripture: Matthew 25: 31-46

Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ – sermon on Nov. 16, 2014
Scripture: Matthew 25: 14-29

“Ready or Not: The Choice is Ours” – sermon on November 9, 2014
Scriptures: Joshua 24: 1-22 (selections) and Matthew 25: 1-13

“What is Most Important?” – sermon on October 26, 2014
Scripture: Matthew 22: 34-40

“Belonging” – sermon on October 19, 2014
Exodus 33: 12-23 and Matthew 22: 15-22    

“Dealing With Rejection” – sermon on October 12, 2014
Scripture: Exodus 32: 1-14 and Matthew 22: 1-10   

“Fruit of the Vine” – sermon on October 5, 2014
Scriptures: Isaiah 5: 1-7 & Matthew 21: 33-46

“It’s All Good” – sermon on September 21, 2014
Scriptures: Exodus 16:2-15 and Matthew 19: 27 – 20:16

“Radical Hospitality” – sermon on September 14, 2014
Scriptures: Matthew 18: 21-35 and Romans 14: 1-12

“Intervention” – sermon on September 7, 2014
Scripture: Matthew 18: 15-20

“The Power of a Question” – sermon on August 31, 2014
Scriptures: Exodus 2:11-15; 3: 1-15 and Matthew 16: 13-18a; 21-25

“Making a Difference without Making a Fuss” – sermon on August 24, 2014
Scriptures: Romans 12: 1-8 and Exodus 1:8-2:10

“Messed Up” – sermon on August 10, 2014
Scriptures: Genesis 37: 1-4, 12-28; Genesis 45: 1-28; and Matthew 15: 21-28

“The Place of Abundance” – sermon on August 3, 2014
Scriptures: Genesis 32: 3-12, 22-31 and Matthew 14: 13-21

“All I Really Want” – sermon on July 27, 2014
Scriptures: Genesis 29: 15-28 (13-32) and Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52

“Standing on Uncertain Ground” – sermon for July 20, 2014
Scriptures: Genesis 28: 10-19a and Matthew 13: 24-30

“In God We Trust” – Sermon on June 29, 2014
Scriptures: Genesis 22: 1-14 and Matthew 10: 37- 42

“Love’s Disciples” – Sermon on June 15, 2014
Scriptures: Genesis 1: 1-2:4 and Matthew 28: 16-20

“The Father, Son and Holy Spirit” – Sermon for June 8, 2014
Scriptures: John 20: 19-23 and Acts 2: 1-14

“Hope” – Sermon for May 18, 2014
Scriptures: Acts 7: 54-60 and John 14: 1-14

“Walking Through It” – Sermon for May 11, 2014
Scripture: Luke 24: 13-35

“Bring Them Here to Me” – Sermon for May 4, 2014
Scripture:  Matthew 14: 13-20

“Special Delivery” – Sermon on Easter Sunday 2014 (April 20)
Scripture: Matthew 28: 1-10

“The Plans God Has For You” – Sermon on March 23, 2014
Scriptures: Psalms 32: 8-11 and Matthew 26: 36-46

“Confessing in Confidence” – Sermon on March 16, 2014
Scriptures: Psalm 32:1-8 and Luke 5: 4-10

“Cries from the Depths” – Sermon on March 2, 2014
Scriptures: Psalm 31: 9-16 and Matthew 7: 24-29

“Wholly Holy” – Sermon on February 23, 2014
Scripture: Matthew 5: 38-48

“But I Say to You” – Sermon on February 16, 2014
Scripture: Matthew 5: 21-35

“Salt in an Open Wound” – Sermon on February 9, 2014
Scripture: Matthew 5:13-20

“Rejoice and Be Glad” – Sermon on February 2, 2014
Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12

“People!” – Sermon on Jan 26, 2014
Scripture: Matthew 4: 12-13, 17-22

“Who Is That?” – Sermon on Jan 19, 2014
Scriptures: Isaiah 49: 1-7: and John 1: 29-42

“True Light” – Sermon on Jan 5, 2014
Scriptures:Proverbs 8:1, 22-31 and John 1 Selections

“The Birthplace of Joy” – Sermon on Dec 15, 2013
Scripture: Luke 2: 8-20

“Let It Begin With Me” – Sermon on Dec 8, 2013
Scripture: Matthew 2

“Faith, Hope and Love Abide” – Sermon on Dec 1, 2013
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

“Ready or Not” – Sermon on Nov 17, 2013
Scripture: Luke 21: 5-19

“The Redeemer” – Sermon on Nov 10, 2013
Scripture: Job 19: 23-27

“Keeping Heart” – Sermon on Oct 20, 2013
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8

“Healing and Wholeness” – Sermon on Oct 13, 2013
Scripture: Luke 17:11-19

“Faith Works” – Sermon on Oct 6, 2013
Scripture: Luke 17: 5-10

“What’s the Point” – Sermon on Sept 29, 2013
Scripture: Luke 16: 19-31

“Good Grief” – Sermon on Sept 22, 2013
Scripture: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

“Found Out” – Sermon on Sept 15, 2013
Scripture: Luke 15: 1-32

Sermon Notes – Sermon on Sept. 8, 2013
Scripture: Deuteronomy 30: 9-20

“Finding Our Place” – Sermon on Sept. 1, 2013
Scripture:Luke 14: 7-14

“Intervention” – Sermon on Aug 25, 2013
Scripture: Luke 13: 10-17

Burning Love – Sermon on Aug 18, 2013
Scripture: Luke 12: 49-53

“Treasure” – Sermon on Aug 4, 2013
Scripture: Ecclesiastes, various from chapters 1 & 2, various; Luke 12: 13-21

“Choosing What is Better” – Sermon on July 21, 2013
Scripture: Luke 10: 38-42

“Compassion and Survival” – Sermon on July 14, 2013
Reading: Why I Like My Family
Scripture: Luke 10: 25-37

“Powerful Presence” – Sermon on June 23, 2013
Scripture: 1 Kings 19: 1-15

Notes from Dialogue Sermon on June 16, 2013
Luke 7:36-8:3

Under Authority, With Authority “- Sermon on June 2, 2013
Scripture: Luke 7: 1-10

Where Two or Three are Gathered” – Sermon on May 26, 2013
Scripture: John 16: 12-15

A Matter of When, A Matter of Why “- Sermon on May 19, 2013
Scriptures: Genesis 11: 1-9; John 14: 8-17, 25-27; Acts 2 1-18

“Blessed Are You” – Sermon on May 3, 2013

Scriptures: Luke 6: 20-31, 35-38

Humor Sunday – April 7, 2013

“Tradition, Law and Love” – Sermon on April 28, 2013
Scriptures: John 13: 31-35 and Acts 11: 1-18

“Blasphemy” – Sermon on April 21, 2013
Scriptures: John 10:22-38 and Acts 9:36-43

“All That Is Possible” – Easter Sermon March 31, 2013
Scripture: Luke 23:55-24:12

“The Things That Make For Peace” – Sermon on March 24, 2013
Scripture: Luke 19: 28-44

“Costly Acts of Love” – Sermon on March 17, 2013
Scripture: John 12: 1-8

Holy Longing – Sermon on March 3, 2013
Scripture: Luke 13: 31-35

“Love and Other Surprises” – Sermon on Feb 3, 2013

Scriptures: 1st Corinthians 13: 1-13 and Luke 4: 21-30

” Fulfilled in One Body ” – Sermon on Jan 27, 2013  
Scriptures: Luke 4: 14-21 and 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31

“It’s Time” – Sermon on Jan 20, 2014
Scripture: John 2: 1-11

“Ours the Journey – Sermon on Jan 6, 2013
Scripture: Matthew 2: 1-12

“Highly Favored” – Sermon on Dec 23, 2012
Scripture: Luke 1: 39-55

“Repent and Rejoice” – Sermon on Dec 9, 2012
Scripture: Luke 3:7-18

“Promises Beyond Imagining” – Sermon on Dec 2, 2012
Scripture: Luke 21: 25-36

“What Our Hearts Are Made For” – Sermon on Nov. 25, 2012
Scriptures: Mark 8:5-8; Mark 14: 22-24 and John 11: 39-44

“Stand Firm” – Sermon on Nov 18, 2012
Scripture: Mark 13: 1-13

“Making Impressions” – Sermon on Nov 11, 2012
Scripture: Mark 12:28 – 13:2

“Let’s Not Come Unhinged” – Sermon on Nov. 4, 2012
Scripture: Mark 12: 28-34

“Restoration” – Sermon on Oct 28, 2012
Scriptures: Job 42 and Mark 10: 46-52

Mighty Hard Stuff – Sermon on Oct 14, 2012
Scripture: Mark 10: 2-12

Giving It All to Get It All – Sermon on Oct 7, 2012
Scripture: Mark 10: 17-31

Great Welcome, Part 2 – Sermon on Sept 30, 2012
Scripture Lessons: Numbers 11; Mark 9: 38-47

Great Welcome – Sermon on Sept 23, 2012
Scripture: Mark 9: 30-37

What We Say and What We Do – Sermon on Sept 16, 2012
Scripture: Mark 8: 27-37

Say What ?! – Sermon on Sept 9, 2012
Scripture: Mark 7: 24-37

Beyond What We Could Imagine – Sermon by Chris Cathcart own Aug 26, 2012
Scripture: Ephesians 3: 14 – 21


Keeping Clean in the Dirt – Sermon on Aug 19,2012
Scripture: Mark 7: 1-8, 14-16, 21-23

Bread from Heaven – Sermon on Aug 12, 2012
Scripture: John 6: 35, 41-51

Faith as a Verb – Sermon on Aug 5, 2012
Scripture: John 6: 24-35         

King and Un-King – Sermon on July 29, 2012
Hebrew Scripture: 2 Samuel 11: 1-15
Gospel: John 6:1-21

Take A Break! – Sermon on July 22, 2012
Scripture: Mark 6: 30-34 & 53-56
Lord of the Dance – Sermon on July 15, 2012

Scripture:Mark 6: 14-29

Fight, Flight, and Faith – Sermon on June 24, 2012
Scripture: Mark 4: 35-41

“What Do We Know?” – Sermon on June 17, 2012
Scripture: Scripture: Mark 4: 26-34

Awestruck – Sermon on June 3, 2012
Scripture: Scripture: Isaiah 6: 1-8

Making Sense – Sermon on May 27, 2012
Scriptures: Acts 2: 1-21 and John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15

Coming and Going and Staying -Sermon on May 13, 2012
Scripture: John 15: 9-17

I Lay Down My Life – April 29, 2012 Sermon
Scripture: John 10: 11-18

Can I Get a Witness? – April 22, 2012 Sermon
Scripture: Luke 24: 36-48

From Here to There – April 15, 2012 Sermon
Scripture: John 20: 19-31

Jesus Is On the Loose – April 8, 2012 (Easter) Sermon
Scripture: Mark 16: 1-8

Salvation: By God or From God? Pt. 2 – March 25, 2012 Sermon

Scripture: John 12: 23-28
Salvation – By God or From God?- March 18, 2012 Sermon
Scriptures: Numbers 21: 4-9 and John 3: 14-21

Church Marketing 101 – March 11, 2012 Sermon
Scripture: John 2: 13-22

“Divinely Human” – March 4, 2012 Sermon
Scripture: Mark 8: 27- 33

This is the video referenced in the Divinely Human Sermon

“Am I My Brother’s (& Sister’s) Keeper?” — Feb 26, 2012 Sermon
Scripture Lessons:Isaiah 58: 1-12 and Mark 8:34-9:1

“Lost in Translations” – Feb 12, 2012 Sermon

Scripture: Mark 1: 40-45

“Possessed” – Jan 29, 2012 Sermon
Scripture: Mark 1: 21-28

“By Turning, Turning We Come ‘Round Right” – Jan 22, 2012 Sermon
Scriptures:Jonah 3:1-5, 10

“Call and Response” – Jan 15, 2012 Sermon
Scripture Lesson: John 1: 43-51

“Grace Through the Ages” – Jan 8, 2012 Sermon
Scripture: John 21: 15-18

Visits with Jesus” – Jan 1, 2012 Sermon/Story
Scripture: Luke 2: 22-40

“The Answer of a Girl” – Sermon on Dec 11, 2011
Scripture: Luke 1: 26-38

Nov 27, 2011: My Soul Waits
Scripture: Mark 13: 24-37

Nov 20, 2011: Inheriting the Kingdom

Nov 13, 2011: What Will You Do With Your Gifts?
Scripture: Matthew 25: 14-29

Nov 6, 2011: Good Intentions
Scripture: Matthew 23: 1-12

Oct 23, 2011: Between the Beginning and the End
Scripture: Deuteronomy 34: 1-12

Oct 16, 2011: Challenging God
Scripture: Matthew 22: 1-14

Oct 9, 2011: Render Unto God
Scripture: Matthew 22: 15-22

Oct 2, 2011: Wonderful Words of Life
Scripture: Exodus 20

Sept 25, 2011: Being the Best
Scripture: Philippians 2:1-13

Sept 18, 2011: What Is Right            
Scripture: Matthew 20: 1-16

September 11, 2011:The Debt Crisis
Scripture: Matthew 18: 15-35

September 4, 2011: Facing Fear, Finding Freedom
Scripture: Matthew 16: 21-27

August 21, 2011: Storming the Gates
Scripture: Matthew 16: 13-20

August 7, 2011: Upon the Sea
Scripture: Matthew 14:22-33

July 17, 2011: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Scripture: Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43

July 10, 2011: The Good Earth
Scripture: Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23

July 3, 2011: Plan B
Scripture: Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30

June 19, 2011: Going Once, Twice, Three Times
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 28: 16-20

June 5, 2011: Looking Up, or Looking Out?
Scriptures: John 16: 6-11; Acts 1: 6-14

May 29, 2011: Abiding With You

Scripture: John 14: 15-21

May 15, 2011: A Gated Community
Scripture: John 10: 1-10

May 8, 2011: Kept From Seeing
Scripture: Luke 24: 13-55

April 24, 2011/Easter Sunday: The Moment Everything Changes

Scriptures: Jeremiah 31: 1-6 and Matthew 28: 1-10

April 17, 2011: I Love A Parade
Scripture: Matthew 21: 1-11

April 10, 2011: Never Too Late
Scripture: John 11

March 27, 2011: Knowing You
Scripture: John 4: 5-30, 39-42

March 20, 2011: Born of the Spirit
Scripture: John 3: 1-17

March 13, 2011: “The God-Shaped Hole”
Scripture: Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 and Matthew 4: 1-11

March 6, 2011: “Holy Visions, Holy Voices”
Scripture: Exodus 24: 12-18 and Matthew 17: 1-9

Feb 27, 2011: God and Mammon
Scripture: Matthew 6: 24-34

Feb 20, 2011: More Than a Mile
Scripture: Matthew 5: 38-48

Feb 13, 2011: Just a Little Bit More
Scriptures: Deuteronomy 30: 15-20 and Matthew 5: 21-37

Feb 6, 2011: Salty and Sparkly
Scripture: Matthew 5: 13-20

Jan 30, 2011: Blessed
Scriptures: Micah 6: 1-8 and Matthew 5: 1-12

Jan 23, 2011: A Great Light: Seeing and Being
Scripture: Matthew 4:12-23

Jan 9, 2011: Called Out
Scriptures: Isaiah 42: 1-7; Matthew 3: 13-17

Jan 2, 2011: Home by a Different Route
Scripture: Matthew 2: 1-12

Dec 26, 2010: The Gift of Receiving
Scripture: Luke 7: 36-50

Dec 12, 2010: Are You the One?
Scripture: Matthew 11: 2-10

Dec 5, 2010: The Problem of the Peaceable Kingdom
Scripture: Isaiah 11: 1-9

Nov 28, 2010: Ain’t Gonna Study War No More
Scripture: Isaiah 2: 1-5

Nov 21, 2010: Reign Down Your Love
Scripture: Luke 23: 33-43

Nov. 7, 2010: Matches Made in Heaven (?)
Scripture: Luke 20: 27-38

Oct 31, 2010: What’s Next
Scripture: Wisdom 2: 1-8, 21-24 and 3:1-7,9

Oct 24, 2010: Living in the Mystery
Scriptures: Joel 2: 23-22; 2 Timothy 4: 6-8 & Luke 18: 9-14

Oct 17, 2010: Stranger in the Night
Scripture: Genesis 32: 22-31

Oct 10, 2010: Prayer, Praise and Thanksgiving
Scriptures: Jeremiah 1: 4-7, 11 and Luke 17: 11-19

Oct. 3, 2010: A Little Goes a Long Way
Scripture: Luke 17: 5-10

Sept: 26, 2010: Across the Chasm
Scripture: Luke 16: 19-31

Sept 19, 2010: Faithful with Little, Faithful with Much
Scripture: Luke 16: 1-13

Sept 12, 2010: Sought and Found
Scripture: Luke 15: 1-10

Aug 29, 2010 Moving on Up
Scripture: Luke 14: 1, 7-14

Aug 22, 2010: Set Free for Sabbath
Scriptures: Isaiah 58: 9-14 and Luke 13: 10-17

Aug 8, 2010: Acts of Love
Scripture: Isaiah 1: 1, 10-20

July 11, 2010: How Neighborly
Scripture:Luke 10: 25-37

July 4, 2010: Too Easy?
Scripture: 2 Kings 5: 1-14

June 27, 2010: Mindful Service
Scripture: Romans 12: 1-2

June 20, 2010: Possessed
Scripture: Scripture: Luke 8: 26-39

Jun 6, 2010: Sustenance
Scripture: Luke 9: 10-17

May 30, 2010: Pain and Gain
Scripture: John 16: 12-16 & 20-24

May 16, 2010: Divvied Up
Scripture:Romans, excerpts from chapters 11-13

May 9, 2010: From Where Will My Help Come?
Scripture: John 5: 1-9

May 2, 2010 A New Commandment, A New Earth
Scripture: John 13: 31-35
April 25, 2010 – Baa
Scripture: John 10: 22-30

One minute clip of the April 11, 2010 Sermon by Rev Oughton.

Sermon April 11, 2010 on Doubting Thomas from Deborah Arsenault on Vimeo.

Printed Sermon – April 11, 2010Faithful Doubter

Easter Sunday-April 4, 2010- I Have Seen the Lord

Spripture: John 20: 1-18

Ricky Spaulding helps with the Easter Children’s Sermon from Deborah Arsenault on Vimeo.

March 28, 2010: Riding Into Town
Scripture: Luke 19: 28-40

March 21, 2010: Sermon by guest minister, Rev. Elizabeth Magill
Rev. Elizabeth Magill wass the guest minister on Sunday, March 21, 2010.  Rev. Magill is the pastor for the outdoor ministry of Worcester Fellowship.  Click on the movie link below to hear a short clip of her sermon.  To learn more about her ministry, click here. Leicester First Congregational Church has become an active supporter of this ministry, donating sandwiches once a month for the service.

Rev Elizabeth Magill – Pastor of Worcester Fellowship from Deborah Arsenault on Vimeo.

March 14, 2010: A Fool for Love
Scripture: Luke 16: 1-3, 11-32

March 7, 2010: Worth the Worry
Scripture: Luke 13: 1-9

Feb. 28, 2010: To Pray as Jesus Taught
Scripture: Matthew 6:7-15

Feb. 21, 2010: Tempted Much
Scripture: Luke 4: 1-13

Feb 14, 2010: The Dawning Light of Love
Scripture: Luke 9:28-36

Feb 7, 2010: The Big Catch
Scripture: Luke 5: 1-11

Jan 31, 2010: Provoked by Jesus
Scripture: Luke 4: 14-30

Jan 17, 2010: And They Believed in Him

Scripture: John 2: 1-11

Jan 10, 2010: Divine Judgement
Scripture: Luke 3:15-22

Jan 3, 2010: God is Still Speaking
Scriptures: Excerpts from Genesis 1 and John 1

Dec 6, 2009: Hospitality-Preparation and Presence
Scripture Readings: Luke 1:68-79 and Luke 3:1-6

Nov 29, 2009: Coming Around Again
Scripture Reading:Luke 21: 25-36

Nov 8, 2009: To Give and To Take
Scripture Reading:Mark 12:38-44

Nov 1, 2009: To Know You is to Love You
Scripture Reading:Mark 12:28-34

Oct 25, 2009: A Change is in the Air
Scripture Reading:Job 42:1-6, 10-17

Oct 18, 2009: A Place of Honor
Scripture reading: Mark 10: 35-45

Sept 20 2009: Great and Humble
Scripture Reading: Mark 9:30-37

Sept 13, 2009: Denial and Acceptance
Scripture Reading: Mark 8:27-37