This sermon made use of Psalm 137 (a raw and brutally honest Psalm about enemies) and Jesus’ teaching on loving our enemies to think through the impacts of 9/11 on our country in the 15 years since that terrible day. The service included a time of remembrance and solemn heartfelt prayer.
This sermon brings in insights from our eight confirmation students’ Statements of Faith to help us consider how each of us decides what we believe.
This was a Mother’s Day service, with the theme of the sermon focusing on God as a Mother and not just a Father.
This week we enter into a vision that Peter had as a leader of early Christianity—a vision that opened wide the boundaries of what was considered acceptable in the future church. God’s welcome is much wider than that of human beings, and we consider how God is always inviting us to widen our boundaries and open our hearts to new things and new people.