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January 14, 2018 • Baptism of the Lord • Renewal of Baptismal Vows
Installation of 2018 Leadership

The Invitation Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: 1-14-18 Sermon

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January 7, 2018 • Epiphany • Holy Communion

God So Loves the World: Our Eyes Are Open Homily by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: 1-7-18 Sermon

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December 31, 2017 • Watchnight Service of Covenant Renewal

God So Loves the World: A New Year with Our Covenant Friend Homily by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Homily 12-31-17

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December 24, 2017 • Christmas Eve • Candlelight Service

God So Loves the World! Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 12-24-17 

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December 24, 2017 • Christmas Eve Family Service

4 p.m. Family Service – Audio coming soon!

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December 24, 2017 • Christmas Eve • Family Sunday

Service of Lessons & Carols

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December 17, 2017 • Third Sunday of Advent • Children’s Church

God So Loves the World: Rejoice! Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon Sermon 12-17-17

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December 10, 2017 • Second Sunday of Advent

God So Loves the World: Prepare the Way Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 12-10-17

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December 3, 2017 • First Sunday of Advent • Holy Communion

God So Loves the World: Restore Us Homily by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 12-03-17

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November 26, 2017 • Christ the King Sunday

what we mean when we say Jesus is Lord Sermon by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Sermon 11-26-17

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November 19, 2017 • Church Charge Conference Sunday • Thanksgiving Sunday

Say Yes! – Sermon Series

We Hear God’s YES in Every Blessing Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 11-19-17

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November 12, 2017 • Consecration Sunday

Say Yes! – Sermon Series

Who Will Hear Our YES? Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 11-12-17

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November 5, 2017 • All Saints Sunday • Holy Communion

Say Yes! – Sermon Series

A Mighty Chorus Singing ‘YES!’ Homily by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 11-5-17

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October 29, 2017 • Faith in Action Sunday

Say Yes! – Sermon Series

Say Yes! Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 10-29-17

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October 22, 2017 • Laity Sunday

A Celebration of Church and Family Sermon by Candace Johnson, Witney Seibold

Read the transcript: Coming soon.

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October 15, 2017 • 19th Sunday after Pentecost • Children’s Church

Going Deeper • Faith for Such a Time as This – Sermon Series

On being kind, reframing the inner narrative and a peace that doesn’t make sense Sermon by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Sermon 10-15-17

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October 8, 2017 • 18th Sunday after Pentecost

Going Deeper • Faith for Such a Time as This – Sermon Series

Going Deeper: Eyes on the Prize  Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 10-08-17

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October 1, 2017 • World Communion Sunday

Going Deeper • Faith for Such a Time as This – Sermon Series

Going Deeper: The Interests of Others  Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript Sermon 10-01-17

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September 24, 2017 • Presentation of 4th Grade Bibles • Fall Kick-Off

Going Deeper • Faith for Such a Time as This – Sermon Series

Going Deeper: Why God’s economy is so different (and better) than ours”We (All) Belong to God Sermon by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript Sermon 09-24-17

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September 17, 2017 • Blessing Our Crucifers and Acolytes • Children’s Church

Going Deeper • Faith for Such a Time as This – Sermon Series

We (All) Belong to God Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript Sermon 09-17-17

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September 10, 2017 • 14th Sunday after Pentecost

Going Deeper • Faith for Such a Time as This – Sermon Series

The Big Hand and the Little Hand Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 9-10-17

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September 3, 2017 • Holy Communion

Going Deeper • Faith for Such a Time as This – Sermon Series

Going Deeper: What Is Noble in the Sight of All Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 9-03-17

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August 27, 2017 • Blessing of the Backpacks

On the power of contentment; or resisting the need to one up Sermon by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Sermon 8-27-17

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August 20, 2017 • Baptism

Faith Anyway Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 8-20-17

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August 13, 2017 • Faith in Action • 10th Sunday after Pentecost

Walking on the Water Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 8-13-17

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August 6, 2017 • Holy Communion • 9th Sunday after Pentecost

To the Crowds Given Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 8-6-17

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July 30, 2017 • 8th Sunday after Pentecost

The Top 10 Reasons to Be in Church Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 7-30-17

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July 23, 2017 • Celebration of New Appointments

Hidden in the Smallest Things Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 7-23-17

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July 16, 2017 • 6th Sunday after Pentecost

On how inefficient and wasteful God’s love actually is Sermon by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Sermon 7-16-17

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July 9, 2017 • Youth Service Project Commissioning

Why We All Need a Little Rest Sermon by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Sermon 7-09-17

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July 2, 2017 • Holy Communion • Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Prophets in Our Own Country Sermon by Rev. Larry Young

Read the transcript: Sermon 7-02-17

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June 25, 2017 • Baptism • Third Sunday after Pentecost

In the Beginning, God Sermon by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 6-25-17

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June 18, 2017 • Lay Speaker Sunday • Father’s Day

God and Chaos by Ron Theile  

Read the transcript: Sermon 6-18-17

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June 11, 2017 • Scholarship Sunday

The Beginning of Wisdom Is This… by Rev. Patricia Farris  

Read the transcript: Sermon 6-11-17

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June 4, 2017 • Pentecost • Confirmation • Baptism • Holy Communion

This is a Day of New Beginnings by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 6-04-17

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May 28, 2017 • Ascension Sunday • Memorial Day Sunday

The Past Guides Us—The Future Needs Us by Rev. Patricia Farris 

Read the transcript: Sermon 5-28-17

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May 21, 2017 • Choir Recognition Sunday

Recognition of the Choirs by Rev. Patricia Farris 

Read the transcript: Sermon 5-21-17

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May 14, 2017 • Mother’s Day • Children’s Church

God’s Steadfast Love by Rev. Patricia Farris 

Read the transcript: Sermon 5-14-17

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May 7, 2017 • Fourth Sunday of Easter • Holy Communion

A Sense of Awe by Rev. Patricia Farris 

Read the transcript: Sermon 5-07-17

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April 30, 2017 • Third Sunday of Easter • Faith in Action Sunday

Seeing the Grace in Front of Our Noses by Rev. Larry Young

Read the transcript: Sermon 4-30-17

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April 23, 2017 • Second Sunday of Easter

On the Power of Doubt by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Coming soon.

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April 16, 2017 • Easter Sunday • Family Sunday

The Gift of New Life by Rev. Patricia Farris 

Read the transcript: Sermon 4-16-17

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April 9, 2017 • Palm Sunday • Holy Communion

Authenticity/Courage/Compassion: Who Is This? by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 4-09-17

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April 2, 2017

Service of Anthems and Lessons 

No transcript.

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March 26, 2017 – Fourth Sunday in Lent

Authenticity/Courage/Compassion: Remove the Stone by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Coming soon.

View the Order of Worship: 3-26-17


March 19, 2017 – Third Sunday in Lent

Authenticity/Courage/Compassion: Shared Need by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 3-19-17

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March 12, 2017 – Second Sunday in Lent

Authenticity/Courage/Compassion: Adversaries Connect by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 3-12-17

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March 5, 2017 – First Sunday in Lent • Holy Communion

Authenticity/Courage/Compassion: In Search of the True Self by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Sermon 3-5-17

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February 26, 2017 – Transfiguration of the Lord • Commissioning of the 2017 Haiti Work Team

Undergoing Transformation – Don’t be Afraid by Todd & Sherry Erlandson, 2017 Haiti Work Team Leaders

Read the transcript: Coming soon.

View the Order of Worship: 2-26-17


February 19, 2017 – 7th Sunday after Epiphany

Perfection of Love’s Light by Tricia Lindley, Director of Children & Youth Ministry

Read the transcript: Sermon 2-19-17

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February 12, 2017 – 6th Sunday after Epiphany

The Art of Avoiding Hell by Rev. Larry Young

Read the transcript: Sermon 2-12-17

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February 5, 2017 – 5th Sunday after Epiphany

Salt and Light by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 2-5-17

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January 29, 2017 – Youth/Scout Sunday

Love in Action by Jamie Jones, Meg Smith and Carly Rapoport

Read the transcript: Sermon 1-29-17

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January 22, 2017 – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

On learning the patient art of fishing by Rev. Robert English

Read the transcript: Sermon 1-22-17

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January 15, 2017 – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany • Children’s Church

The Beloved Community by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 1-15-17

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January 8, 2017 – Baptism • Renewal of Baptismal Vows • Installation of Leaders

Be the Hope by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 01-08-17

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January 1, 2017 – Epiphany • Holy Communion • Family Sunday

Making Promises We Want to Keep by Rev. Patricia Farris

Read the transcript: Sermon 1-1-17

View the Order of Worship: 01-01-17