Sermon: What Is God Doing?

Exodus 16:1-15 and Matthew 25:34-35 Today we’re starting a new sermon series to give nourishment to our Summer of Caring and Service. We begin in the wilderness. I invite you to imagine how the people were feeling. Only a few months ago, they never thought they would...

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Sermon: The Weakness of God

1 Corinthians 1:10-31 The first time I read Mary Oliver’s poem “Wild Geese” I tripped over the first line, and I couldn’t get back up. As she explained in an interview, Mary Oliver began writing this poem while giving a demonstration on the impact of ending a line...

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Sermon: Every Time I Feel the Spirit

Whether we are gathered or scattered, we are one in the Spirit. We are one body of Christ. These days, our whole church is scattered each of us in our own homes. It is really good that we’re doing this. By staying apart and staying home, we’re helping to protect those...

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Sermon: Signs and Wonders and Singing

Acts 3:1-10 It could have happened like this: In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth, when darkness covered the deep, the LORD our God cleared her throat. Then the Holy Spirit —the breath of God— began to sing over the water. Then all creation...

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Service Order Sunday, April 19, 2020

Worship on this first Sunday after Easter is led by Rev. Kathy Lawes, our Associate Conference Minister serving the Western and Prairie Associations of the Illinois Conference United Church of Christ. Kathy has prepared worship from her home in DeKalb. You can watch...

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Easter Sunday Sermon: Coming Back

Mark 16:1-8 The story of Easter does not begin on a Sunday morning. A few days earlier, Jesus was executed. He was tortured by Roman soldiers, shouted to death by the lynch mob. He was betrayed by his closest friends. See Jesus had been preaching the promise of the...

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Sermon: Healing Testimonies

Mark 10:32-52 Philip from Bethsaida He said, “Sell everything you own and give the money to the poor.” He said, “Leave everything behind and follow me because there’s no way to do this half-way.” Being a disciple of Jesus is not a part-time job; it’s not a...

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