Sermon Transcripts


Mother…Mothered…Mothering


Posted By on May 10, 2021

Sunday, May 9, 2021 – Pastor Teressa SiversActs 10:44-48 and John 15:9-15 Father who is Mother… Mother who is Father… Holy Parent, though the word parent is not enough… Abide in us. (pause) Abide in us. (pause) Oh holy Mother-Father-Parent, Abide in us always. Amen. Mother. It is a bit delightful that on what the nation is celebrating as Mother’s Day, the Gospel reading features so prominently the word ‘Father’...

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What Prevents?


Posted By on May 3, 2021

Sunday, May 2, 2021 – Pastor Teressa SiversActs 8:26-39 God of abundant life for all, guide our feet…hold our hands…stand by us…as we run this race. For we do not want to run this race in vain. We are ALL your children. Amen. Three years ago, I encountered this Ethiopian Eunuch’s question in a whole new way. When I heard it before my revelation, the question that the Ethiopian asked didn’t jump out for me. I saw it as a...

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April 25, 2021 – Pastor Teressa Sivers1 John 3:16-24 and John 10:11-17 Let us begin with these words from @BlackLiturgies, by Cole Arthur Riley as our centering prayer. She wrote this following the verdict in the trial for justice for George Floyd. Let us pray: God, remind us…we don’t owe the system our gratitude. True justice would be George Floyd’s breath back in his body… BUT… Let us breath for him. Inhale…Exhale. If we feel...

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Embodied Fellowship


Posted By on Apr 12, 2021

Sunday, April 11, 2021 – Pastor Teressa Sivers1 John 1:1-4 and John 20:19-22 God who embodies community—Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer—three and one—the dance of community; open us entirely to fellowship with you, with one another, and with all of creation. Resurrection is relationship. Make us Easter people. Amen. Methodism is in my blood. There are men named after John Wesley in my family tree. I am a born Methodist. It’s in my...

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Easter Sermon Transcripts


Posted By on Apr 6, 2021

Tell the Old, Old Story… Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021 ~ 8:30AM – Pastor Teressa Sivers Mark 16:1-8 God of New Life, God of Resurrection Life;What gratitude fills our hearts as we gather on this lakeshore today, Easter morning! Let your Spirit fill us like the fresh air of this day. Let your love flow from us like waterfalls flowing around this region. Renew us this day. Amen. My favorite movie, hands down, is “The Princess...

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Courage: Take Heart


Posted By on Mar 28, 2021

Sunday, March 28, 2021 ~ Palm & Passion Sunday – Pastor Teressa SiversJohn 12:1-19               Empowering God, Strengthen our Hearts. Amen. On that first Palm Sunday, so many centuries ago, the holy city of Jerusalem, the Great Zion, was filled to overflowing. It was the holy festival of Passover (which started yesterday for our Jewish neighbors-Chag Sameach-Happy Festival). Actually, in our reading for today, Passover was...

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