Sermons from February 2022

Sermons from February 2022

Shalom: The Gift of Peace Week Three

sunday february 27 2022Shalom: The Gift of PeacEPsalm 46Rev Jessica Wright Scripture 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; 3 though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. 5…

Shalom: The Gift of Peace Week Two

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 20 2022SHALOM: THE GIFT OF PEACE Week TwoPhilippians 2: 1-4 NRSVREV MARY BETH HARDESTY-CROUCH Scripture 1 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4 Let…

Shalom: The Gift of Peace Week One

Sunday February 13 2022Shalom: THe Gift of PeacEJohn 14:25-27 NRSVRev Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch Scripture 25 “I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Advocate,[a] the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be…

The Freedom of Forgiveness

Sunday February 6 2022The Freedom of ForgivEnessLeviticus 23:26-28Mark 10:35-38Ed Whipple “Forgiving is not forgetting; it’s actually remembering–remembering and not using your right to hit back. It’s a second chance for a new beginning. And the remembering part is particularly important. Especially if you don’t want to repeat what happened.” Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1931-2021) Scripture 26 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 27 Now, the tenth day of this seventh month is the day of atonement; it shall be a holy…