Worship

Past Worship Service Videos

February 2, 2020

4th Sunday after Epiphany

"Planting Peace"

Rev. Scott Winnette

Matthew 5: 1-12

Guest artist, Jazz vocalist, Sharon Clark

January 26, 2020

3rd Sunday after Epiphany

"Fishing" Rev. Scott Winnette

Matthew 4: 12-23

January 19, 2020

Justice Sunday

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Exodus 3: 1-7

January 12, 2020

Baptism of Jesus

"Heart's Playfulness"

Rev. Scott Winnette

Matthew 3: 13-17               

January 5, 2020

Epiphany Sunday

“My Own Epiphany”
Guest Preacher

Natasha Tynes
(sermon only)

Isaiah 60: 1-6

December 22, 2019

4th Sunday of Advent

"Repairing Earth and Soul"

Rev. Scott Winnette

Psalm 80

Printed Sermons

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... 

Repairing Earth and Soul

Psalm 80

December 22, 2019

Rev. Scott Winnette

Nan Merrill heard Psalm 80’s refrain as “Restore us, O Holy One; let your face shine upon us, teach us to love.”  Closer to the Hebrew it’s interpreted, “Restore us, O God; let your face shine, that we may be saved.”  Eons before Jan Ingenhousz named photosynthesis, the faithful grasped that life comes from the sun.  The lamentation of the Psalmist was punctuated with a plea for God’s green-making warmth, a shine, a shine like the sun, a twinkle like the stars, a word of the angels, a song of the cosmos – the psalmist cried for a saving, mending, repairing turn.  Christmas stories pick up this yearning for a turning...

God's Mission is Blessing
Genesis 12:1-3 & 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

October 6, 2019

Rev. Scott Winnette

“And all the people of the earth will be blessed through you.”  Great Holy made this potent “you are about blessing everybody” promise to Abram.  Big Holy’s blessing through Abram is a metaphor; Abram represents humanity.  Abram is a rerun, a redo name for Adam, a refresher name again pointing to God’s hope for humanity...