Sermon Transcripts


God Is With Us


Posted By on Sep 21, 2020

September 20, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversGenesis 39:1-23 Ah Joseph! He is such a well-known figure with a well-known story…well, sort of. He certainly has had many stories told about him, and there is a musical. These stories and musicals have done much to ‘color’ our knowledge of this Joseph—Joseph and his Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat! So, when we hear Joseph mentioned, we think of: That rainbow coat…that sparkles!all the...

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Hoping Against Hope


Posted By on Sep 14, 2020

September 13, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversGenesis 12:1-9 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the...

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Covenant of Color


Posted By on Sep 7, 2020

September 6, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversGenesis 6:16-22; 9:8-15 16 Make a roof for the ark, and finish it to a cubit above; and put the door of the ark in its side; make it with lower, second, and third decks. 17 For my part, I am going to bring a flood of waters on the earth, to destroy from under heaven all flesh in which is the breath of life; everything that is on the earth shall die. 18 But I will establish my covenant...

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A Much-Needed Hearty Meal


Posted By on Aug 31, 2020

August 30, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversRomans 12:9-21 (NRSV) 9 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; 10 love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. 11 Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer. 13 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.14 Bless those who...

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Splagchna!


Posted By on Jul 13, 2020

July 12, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversIsaiah 52:7-10 (Inclusive Bible) We often hear today’s reading from Isaiah around the time of Christmas, as we celebrate the birth of the one called the “Prince of Peace.” The people to whom Isaiah writes are oppressed and exiled by their captors. They have known much suffering. When Isaiah writes “how beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of the one who brings good news,” it is not the...

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The Ultimate Song


Posted By on Jul 6, 2020

July 5, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversSong of Songs 4:1-7 (Inclusive Bible) The Song of Songs is biblical poetry at its most lush. In this book, adoration for another is full of metaphors from nature–the voice is like the coo of a dove, the curve of the landscape is seen as the curve of the Body. Perhaps the hills and mountains are the curve of the Beloved Creator and our bodies are to be seen as the beautiful handiwork of the...

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