All posts by Ella Coyle

January 10th, 2021 Service

Sermon Title: What Makes for Peace?

Scripture: Luke 19:41-44

Watching the Capitol building being overrun by rioters (not ‘lovable patriots’), with little or no resistance, while the legislators were trying to carry out a constitutional mandate, and the threat of violence thick in the air, I pictured Jesus looking over Jerusalem weeping as he moaned, “O Jerusalem, if only you knew the things that make for peace.” I want to remind us of what makes for peace in these hard days and this difficult season.

Music produced by Dawn Husmann

Sermon provided by Paster Glen Herrington-Hall

December 13th 2020 Service

Today’s preacher is the Rev. Emily Goldthwiate Fries, Senor Congregational Coordinator for Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative. Pastor Emily is a UCC pastor, a member of Mayflower Congregational Community UCC in Minneapolis. Beacon addresses homelessness and housing inequities by creating new affordable homes for those with the lowest incomes, providing support to help keep families stable, offering shelter for those in crisis and transition, and impacting systems so housing becomes attainable for all. Her thoughtful sermon reflects on the story of Jesus’ birth as a wake-up call for all churches to provide support, care, and hospitality to those in need, which Mary and Joseph were denied when seeking a place to stay when Jesus was born.
Prayer is done by Pastor Glen Herrington-Hall.
Music is done by Dawn Husmann.
The sermon is done by Rev. Emily Goldthwiate Fries

October 11, 2020 Service: “Who Is That Guy?”

The A-list guests ignore the invitation to the wedding feast for the king’s son, so the king has them all murdered. (Sounds like an episode of Game of Thrones.) So the king decides to invite everyone else – the B-list, and even those not on anyone’s list. But for some reason, the king decides to throw even one of these guests out. Who is that guy, and why is he so unwelcome? You get to decide who he is. And you might want to join him.
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Pastor Glen Herrington-Hall.
The music is done by Dawn Husmann.

September 13, 2020 Service: Forgive As We Have Been Forgiven

Forgiveness is something we all need, but find it hard to offer to others. And as easily as we pray each week “Forgive us as we forgive others,” I’m not sure we fully understand what forgiveness is and what it isn’t, and how central it is to who we are as Christians and how we move through the world. Jesus’ parable in Matthew 18:21-35 opens a door for our understanding of the power of forgiveness.

Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35

Pastor Glen Herrington-Hall.

Music done by Dawn Husmann. 

August 23rd Service – “Mid-Term Exam”

The disciples had a mid-term exam. Two questions. Who do people say that I am? and Who do you say I am? The first question was just a warm-up. Peter was the only one who dared an answer to the second question, and it changed everything for them. How we answer that question still matters because it changes everything for us too. And that’s not just preacher-talk; I mean it. It changes everything for us.

Scripture – Matthew 16:13-23

Pastor Glen Herrington-Hall

Music by Dawn Husmann