Sermons


Jan 19, 2020
The Message for Redevelopment Re-Charter Sunday
Series: (All)
Redevelopment Re-Charter Sunday
Rooted & Growing 2025
Sunday, January 19, 2020
The Message given by Rev. Patricia Lull, Bishop SPAS
Gospel Reading: John 1:29-42
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  • Jan 19, 2020The Message for Redevelopment Re-Charter Sunday
    Jan 19, 2020
    The Message for Redevelopment Re-Charter Sunday
    Series: (All)
    Redevelopment Re-Charter Sunday
    Rooted & Growing 2025
    Sunday, January 19, 2020
    The Message given by Rev. Patricia Lull, Bishop SPAS
    Gospel Reading: John 1:29-42
  • Jan 12, 2020“Spirit Life”
    Jan 12, 2020
    “Spirit Life”
    Spiritual Gifts Sunday & Epiphany of Our Lord
    January 12, 2020
    The Message ... "Spirit Life" ... Rev. Justin Grimm
    Readings: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 & John 20:19-23
  • Jan 5, 2020Epiphany
    Jan 5, 2020
    Epiphany
    Second Sunday of Christmas & Epiphany of Our Lord
    Pastor Chris Steubing
    January 5, 2020
    Matthew 2
  • Dec 29, 2019“We Are Not Alone”
    Dec 29, 2019
    “We Are Not Alone”
    Series: Christmas
    "We Are Not Alone"
    Pastor Bob Lehner
    First Sunday of Christmas - December 29, 2019
    Readings: Isaiah 63:7-9, Psalm 148, John 1:1-14
  • Dec 24, 2019“Hold on to Hope!”
    Dec 24, 2019
    “Hold on to Hope!”
    "Hold on to Hope!"
    Pastor Chris Steubing
    The Nativity of our Lord - Christmas Eve - December 24, 2019
    Readings:  Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:1-20
  • Dec 22, 2019“Fourth Sunday in Advent”
    Dec 22, 2019
    “Fourth Sunday in Advent”
    Series: Advent 2019
    Fourth Sunday in Advent, December 22, 2019
    Message by Katie Langston
    Readings: Isaiah 7:10-16, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25
  • Dec 21, 2019“Going On”
    Dec 21, 2019
    “Going On”

    Blue Christmas Service, December 21, 2019

    Staged Reading: “Going On” by Katie Langston

    A note on “Going On”

    This short play is an exploration of the theology and emotional content of books by three theologians who have bravely wrestled with cancer diagnoses in light of their Christian faith: Todd Billings, Kate Bowler, and Deanna Thompson. Obviously, I don’t pretend to know how a conversation of this nature would actually go, nor do I claim to have insight into the inner-most workings of these authors’ hearts.
     
    My imagination was caught by what I saw as a tension between Todd’s and Kate’s approaches—a tension that I believe we often find in faithful attempts to wrestle with suffering. That is to say, Kate tends to emphasize the experience of not-knowing and resists attempts to “explain” her suffering, while Todd is deeply committed to exploring the meaning of his own experience of hope in Christ in the face of illness. Deanna brings what seems to me a sort of third way through that tension, embodied in a paradox she expresses in her work, and that is often the best any of us can muster: I can’t go on. I’ll go on.
     
    In the play, this tension is expressed symbolically and literally, until a moment when Todd and Kate find a way to engage with, and ultimately care for, one another—as we are all called to do as members of the Body of Christ.
    -Katie Langston, March 2019
     
    Billings, J. Todd. Rejoicing in Lament: Wrestling with Incurable Cancer and Life in Christ. Brazos Press, 2018.
    Bowler, Kate. Everything Happens for a Reason and Other Lies I’ve Loved.           Random House, 2018.
    Thompson, Deanna A. Glimpsing Resurrection: Cancer, Trauma, and Ministry.  Westminster John Knox Press, 2018.
  • Dec 15, 2019Message for Third Sunday in Advent 2019
    Dec 15, 2019
    Message for Third Sunday in Advent 2019
    Series: Advent 2019
    Message for Third Sunday in Advent: Sunday, December 15, 2019
    Sara reading the Children's Message
    Pastor Chris Steubing with Message for Third Sunday in Advent
    Readings: Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-10, Matthew 11:2-11
  • Dec 1, 2019“An Unexpected Hour”
    Dec 1, 2019
    “An Unexpected Hour”
    Series: Advent 2019
    "An Unexpected Hour"
    First Sunday in Advent - December 1, 2019
    Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 24:36-44
     
  • Nov 24, 2019“Shobi’s Table”
    Nov 24, 2019
    “Shobi’s Table”
    Deacon Kari Olsen from "Shobi's Table"
    Readings: Colossians 1:11-20 & Luke 23:33-43