Worship

Recent Sermon Videos

November 15, 2020

24th Sunday after Pentecost

Guest Preacher, Dr. Donna Perry
(sermon only)

Judges 4:1-7

October 18, 2020

20th Sunday after Pentecost

Guest Preacher, Rev. MaryAnn McKibben-Dana
(sermon only)

Exodus 1:8-2:10

October 11, 2020

19th Sunday after Pentecost

"Protected by Peace"

Rev. Scott Winnette
(sermon only)

Philippians 4:1-13

September 27, 2020

17th Sunday after Pentecost

"Same Love Slogans"

Rev. Scott Winnette
(sermon only)

Philippians 2:1-13

September 20, 2020

Camp Pecometh Online

"Wading Together"

Rev. Scott Winnette
(sermon only)

Luke 3:16
Luke 3:21, 22
1 Corinthians 12:13

September 13, 2020

15th Sunday after Pentecost

"God's Cease-Fire Cloud"

Rev. Scott Winnette
(sermon only)

Exodus 14:19-23

August 30, 2020

13th Sunday after Pentecost

"Beyond the Wilderness"

Rev. Jennifer Knutsen
(sermon only)

July 26, 2020

8th Sunday after Pentecost

"Hope, Faith and Hope"

Elder Karen Holmes
(sermon only)

July 12, 2020

6th Sunday after Pentecost

"21st Century Iconoclasts"

Rev. Scott Winnette

(sermon only)

Micah 5:9-15

January 5, 2020

Epiphany Sunday

“My Own Epiphany”
Guest Preacher

Natasha Tynes
(sermon only)

Isaiah 60: 1-6

Past Worship Service Videos
(full service)

October 25, 2020

21st Sunday after Pentecost

Rev. Scott Winnette
Romans 13:8-14

Printed Sermons

God’s Cease-Fire Cloud
Exodus 14:19-23
September 13, 2020

Rev. Scott Winnette

I confess, sometimes I deviate from the lectionary’s sacrosanct assigned text for each Sunday.  How awful several preachers will sigh.  I always check it and if it gives me a sense of dread, I often skip it...

Beyond the Wilderness

Exodus 3:1-15

August 30, 2020

Rev. Jennifer Knutsen

As the story goes, Moses had wandered off course. He had escaped Egypt as a man on the run. He left to save his life after killing one of the overseers who were mistreating his fellow Israelites when they were enslaved in Egypt. The Israelites were still in Egypt, held in bondage and oppressed...

Holy Unity

John 17: 1-11

August 23, 2020

Rev. Scott Winnette

We heard today the prayer Jesus offered moments before his Jerusalem capture.  He celebrates how an abundance of glory would rain down upon the host of believers blessing them with Holy unity ...  

Our Kindred Cry For Justice

Genesis 4:8-16

July 19, 2020

Rev. Jennifer Knutsen

Whenever he preached, Phil Wogaman, would begin his sermon with a prayer that went something like that. He was the Sr. Minister at Foundry United Methodist Church in downtown DC and my colleague there for many years, so I heard that prayer often. I always liked it...

21st Century Iconoclasts

Micah 5:9-15

July 12, 2020

Rev. Scott Winnette

A much-loved song of British punk rock band, Clash goes, “Should I stay, or should I go now?”  Since the murder of Treyvon Martin our country has been singing, “Should they stay, or should they go now?”...  

Consider the Furry, Scaly, Feathered, Wet Ones

Job 12: 7-10

June 14, 2020

Rev. Scott Winnette

Mary Oliver - “How Would You Live Then?”

What if a hundred rose-breasted grosbeaks

flew in circles around your head?  What if

the mockingbird came into the house with you and

became your advisor?  What if the bees filled your walls with honey and all you needed to do was ask them and they would fill the bowl? ...

Called and Beloved

John 10: 1-10

May 3, 2020

Rev. Scott Winnette

How many weep watching It’s A Wonderful Life? George Bailey is back to reality and on the bridge asks Officer Bert. “Bert? Do you know me?”  Bert replies, “Know you? Huh.  You kiddin?  I’ve been looking all over town trying to find you.”  The Holy Shepherd says to us, “I came that you might have life and have it to the full.” ...

Praise with and for the Earth

Psalm 148

April 26, 2020

Rev. Scott Winnette

Before florescent highlighters, before they highlighted any word, or sentence the Psalms called for neon bright praises.  The Psalms highlighted praising extoling Creation’s appreciations of the Creator.  The Psalmist’s praise is more than a thanks; it’s a highlight, a high-five, a “Wow! Everyone look what God did!” ...

Planting Peace

Matthew 5: 1-12

February 2, 2020

Rev. Scott Winnette

Civil rights activist, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin prayed: "Because we love the world, we pray now, O [God], for grace to quarrel with it, O Thou whose lover’s quarrel with the world is the history of the world . . . , grant us grace to quarrel with the worship of success and power …. to quarrel with all that profanes and trivializes [people] and separates them ...

Heart's Playfulness

Matthew 3:13-17

January 12, 2020

Rev. Scott Winnette

“Will you Tyler take ________ …”  The officiant forgot his name.  Wanting to cover, she asked the groom, "With what name were you baptized?" The groom, paused.  But then with great confidence responded, "I was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ!"  I’m sure they had a fun laugh.  Today we remember Jesus was also baptized.  God-come-closer; Immanuel was baptized...

Creation's Magnificat

Luke 1: 46-55

December 29, 2019

Rev. Scott Winnette

A free bird leaps

on the back of the wind  

and floats downstream  

till the current ends

and dips his wing

in the orange sun rays

and dares to claim the sky.

Maya Angelou’s free bird leaps, floats, dips and dares.   In our striving world kaleidoscopes of creatures are free: birds fly, fish swim, insects cavort, butterflies migrate.  Many humans are free-ish too: free to respect self, free to love, free to share, free to dare.   The Christmas Star was free to lead... 

October 18, 2020

20th Sunday after Pentecost

Guest Preacher, Rev. MaryAnn McKibben-Dana
Exodus 1:8-2:10

October 11, 2020

19th Sunday after Pentecost

"Protected by Peace"

Rev. Scott Winnette

Philippians 4:1-13

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October 4, 2020

World Communion Sunday

"Dead Heat: Chaos Versus Order"

Rev. Scott Winnette

Matthew 28:16-20

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September 27, 2020

17th Sunday after Pentecost

"Same Love Slogans"

Rev. Scott Winnette

Philippians 2:1-13

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September 20, 2020

Camp Pecometh Online
"Wading Together"

Rev. Scott Winnette

1 Corinthians 12:13

August 23, 2020

12th Sunday after Pentecost

"Holy Unity"

Rev. Scott Winnette

John 17: 1-11

August 16, 2020

11th Sunday after Pentecost

"21st Century Iconoclasts"

Guest Preacher,

Rev. Marvin Silver

John 8: 31-38

August 9, 2020

10th Sunday after Pentecost

"Reflections from the Council Retreat"  various speakers

Romans 12:1-2; 9-14

July 19, 2020

7th Sunday after Pentecost

"Our Kindred Cry for Justice"

Rev. Jennifer Knutsen

Genesis 4:1-15

July 5, 2020

5th Sunday after Pentecost

"The Yoke Is On Us"

Rev. Scott Winnette

Matthew 11: 28-30