Author: <span>Ella Coyle</span>

Sermon Title: Donkey

Scripture: Mark 11:1-11, Philippians 2:3-13

It’s Palm Sunday. Jesus couldn’t have done it without a donkey, Not much different than his whole ministry. And it was a borrowed donkey. Again, not much different than his whole ministry. And maybe not much different than the ministry we are called to.

Music produced by Dawn Husmann

Sermon provided by Paster Glen Herrington-Hall

 

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Somebody is Always in Lent

Scripture: Psalm 22:22-31

Lent is a season to look at where and why we struggle as followers of the way of Jesus, how to stay faithful as disciples. Psalm 22 (the whole psalm, not just these verses) is about staying faithful, not because faithfulness is easy for us, but because faithfulness is who God is. And knowing we never have to do this alone.

Music produced by Dawn Husmann

Sermon provided by Paster Glen Herrington-Hall

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What Have You to Do With Us?
Scripture: Mark 1:21​-39

Jesus’ healings were not about healing. Something more was going on, something bigger. And that ‘something bigger’ has something to do with us. Truthfully, I think it has everything to do with us

Music produced by Dawn Husmann
Sermon provided by Paster Glen Herrington-Hall

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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

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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

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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.

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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. 

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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

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