Sermon: Swords and Plowshares

SERMON ADVENT 1 – 2022 Michael Swartz   Everything is a crisis. On the way to our daughter Taylor’s house in Minnesota for the Thanksgiving holiday I heard my umpteenth story about the crisis of the cost of Thanksgiving and inflation.  Cost of turkey,...

Sermon: Reign of Christ

National Holiday Thanksgiving 2022 By Michael Swartz I have served now two UCC churches with roots in the Congregational side of our faith family since I retired in 2012.  You remember that the UCC was formed when the Evangelical and Reformed Church, our side of the...

Sermon: All Aboard!

All Aboard Stewardship 4 – 2022 Michael Swartz As a Gospel train rolling down the tracks we welcome passengers onto the train.  All Aboard!  A train is public transit, so on one level it is open to everyone.  Most trains ask for tickets.  You get on a particular...

Sermon: Loyal

Loyal Stewardship 3 – Trains November 6, 2022 – All Saints Sunday, Church of Peace Michael Swartz The word “Loyal” describes relationship.  The word itself derives is related to the word “legitimate.”  When a relationship is...

Sermon: Strategic Location

Stewardship Two – Location Asset for Ministry October 30, 2022 Michael Swartz     “If we were a mission minded people coming to this area, this would be a strategic location for mission and ministry.”  This is my take on the report of the...

Sermon: We Love God

We love God October 23, 2022 – Stewardship One Church of Peace Michael Swartz One of the major developments in church in the last 50 years has been computers and printers.  Publications look better and better, photographs are commonplace in bulletins and...

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