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

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...