Selected sermons from
West Richmond Friends Meeting

Index of sermons in Scripture order for easy reference
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Recent sermons:

On Immigration -  November 19, 2017, John Fitch

Pack up and Move -  October 15, 2017, Karla Moran Jay
text: Genesis 12:1

On Fear -  September 10, 2017, Deborah Shaw
text: Psalm 46

Heaps of Transformation -  August 13, 2017, Janine Saxton
text: Revelation 21:5

A song of peace for their land and mine: A call to us from Palestine -  August 6, 2017, Jaimie Mudd

Love Your Neighbor -  July 2, 2017, Nelson Bingham
text: John 4:8, Matthew 22:37-39

Your Heart Knows What to Do -  June 11, 2017, Chuck Schobert, FWCC Traveling Ministry Corps
text: Acts 12:24

Easter Sunday: It's just so hard to believe -  April 16, 2017, Judith Applegate

After Meeting for Worship -  March 19, 2017, Cindi Goslee

Children's Message -  March 19, 2017, Cindi Goslee

"He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself" -  February 19, 2017, Margaret Fraser
text: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18

On Fear and Faith -  February 12, 2017, Nancy Bowen

Your light shall rise in the darkness -  February 5, 2017, Margaret Fraser
text: Isaiah 58:10

"This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased." -  January 8, 2017, Margaret Fraser
text: Matthew 3:13-17

'Be living stones making a spiritual house' -  December 18, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: 1 Peter 2:4-5

On Joy -  December 11, 2016, Eden Grace

"Remember me when you come into your kingdom." -  November 20, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: Luke 23:33-43

'We can do remarkable things when we work together' -  November 6, 2016, Mimi Marstaller

Listening -  October 16, 2016, Donna Moore
text: Luke 18:1-8

'The waters closed in over me.. yet you brought up my life from the pit' -  October 9, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: Jonah 2: 5-6

Good news, release, sight and freedom -  October 2, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: Luke 4:16-21

Learnings from discouragements -  September 25, 2016, Oscar Lugusa

My heart is sick - God -  September 18, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

Thoughts on Psalm 23 -  September 11, 2016, Welling Hall
text: Psalm 23

The Divine Sower -  August 21, 2016, Eva M. Abbott

"I Have Had Enough" - God -  August 7, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: Isaiah 1:10-20

Distracted by many things -  July 17, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: 1 Luke 10:38-42

Pride in riches comes from the world -  July 3, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: 1 John 2:15-16

Go and proclaim the Kingdom of God -  June 26, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: Luke 9:51-62

New Wine Skins for New Wine -  June 5, 2016, Janine Saxton

How is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? -  May 15, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: Acts 2:1-8; 12-18

And in the spirit he carried me away -  May 1, 2016, Riley Robinson
text: Revelation 21:10,22-27; 22:1-5

“Will it ever get better?” -  April 24, 2016, Kelly Burk
text: Revelation 21:1-6

"Come and have breakfast" -  April 10, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: John 21:1-19

'We are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.' -  April 3, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: Acts 5:27-32

Christ is Risen. Christ is here -  March 27, 2016 (Easter Sunday), Margaret Fraser
text: Luke 24:1-12, John 20:1-18

A Kinder, Gentler Easter Story -  March 20, 2016, Donne Hayden
text: John 14:15-17; 24-25

As a hen gathers her brood under her wings -  February 21, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: Luke 13:31-35

The Transfiguration Committee? -  February 7, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: Luke 9:28-43

The Spirit is at Work -  January 17, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: John 2:1-11

Stand Up and Be Counted -  January 3, 2016, Margaret Fraser
text: John 1:1-5; 9-14; 17-18

Divine Cooperation -  November 22, 2015, Jim Grace
text: 1 Kings 18:41-44

The Thorn in My Side -  August 9, 2015, Bonita Porter
text: 2 Corinthians 12:5-10

Shepherd "Re-mix": The 23rd Psalm for 21st Century People -  June 14, 2015, Stephanie Crumley-Effinger
text: Psalm 23

For Such A Time As This -  June 7, 2015, Nancy Faus Mullen
text: Ecclesiastes 3:1-11

Love One Another -  April 26, 2015
text: 1 John 4:7-12

Never Alone - April 19, 2015
text: Luke 24:36b-52

The Living Christ - April 5, 2015
text: Luke 24:1-12

Palm Sunday - March 29, 2015
text: Luke 19:29-41

American Friends Service Committee - March 15, 2015 - Erin Polley
click here to listen to message on YouTube
text: Psalm 85

Disabilities Awareness - March 8, 2015 - Jackie Speicher, Ann Barnhart, Traci Taylor and Mary Alice McCracken
click here to listen to message on YouTube
text: Mark 2:1-12

The same, but SO different! - March 1, 2015
text: Mark 9:2-9
(Note: this sermon was supposed to be delivered at worship, but it was cancelled due to heavy snow that weekend.)

Pass the plate - delivered February 22, 2015 click here to listen on YouTube
text: Deuteronomy 26:1-15

Love is the First Motion - delivered February 15, 2015 by Nelson Bingham click here to listen on YouTube
text: 1 John 4:16-21

Don't Hold Back - February 1, 2015 click here to listen on YouTube
text: Deuteronomy 18:15-22

Follow Me. . . delivered January 25, 2015 click here to view on YouTube
text: Mark 1:16-20

Friends Committee on National Legislation delivered January 18, 2015 by Welling Hall click here to listen on YouTube 
text: 1 Peter 2:11-17 (Common English Bible)

Attending to God’s Spirit of Creativity and Belovedness delivered January 11, 2015 by Stephanie Crumley-Effinger click here to listen on YouTube
texts: Genesis 1:1-5, Mark 1:4-11

Resolutions delivered January 4, 2015
text: Psalm 96

Welcoming the Word delivered December 28, 2014
text: John 1:1-5

Mary's Story delivered December 21, 2014
text: Luke 1:26-38

Prepare the Way delivered December 7, 2014 click here to listen on Youtube
text: Matthew 3:1-6

Giving Thanks delivered November 23, 2014 click here to listen on Youtube
text: Psalm 104

Strength and Peace delivered November 16, 2014
text: Philippians 4:4-13

Our Bill of Rights delivered November 9, 2014 click here to listen on Youtube
text: Matthew 18:1-7

Visiting with Friends delivered October 26, 2014 by Margaret Fraser
text: Mark 9:33-37
 

Walking through a Psalm delivered October 19, 2014
text: Psalm 25 (composite translation)

What really went wrong? - October 12, 2014
text: Genesis 2:20-3:13

What's in a Name? - October 5, 2014
text: Genesis 2:4-9, 15-19

Made in God's Image - September 21, 2014
text: Genesis 1:24-2:4a

What really happened at Sodom? - September 14, 2014
text: Genesis 18:16-33

Humble Learners in the School of Christ - September 7, 2014 sermon by Eden Grace
text: Psalm 19

Practical Love - delivered August 24, 2014
text: I John 4:5-12

Thin Places - delivered July 20, 2014
text: Genesis 28:10-19

What, if anything, is a Quaker? - delivered July 13, 2014 at First Friends Meeting
text: John 15:1-15

The Beatitudes - delivered June 15, 2014 by John Fitch
text: Matthew 5:1-11

First Fruits - delivered June 8, 2014
text: Acts 2:1-4

Is there anything Jesus couldn't do? - delivered June 1, 2014
text: March 6:1-6a

Swords Into Plowshares - delivered May 25, 2014 (Memorial Day)
text: Micah 4:1-4

For Mothers and Others - delivered May 11, 2014 (Mother's Day)
text: Exodus 20:12

The End? Or the Beginning? - delivered April 20, 2014 (Easter Sunday)
text: Mark 16:1-8

The Cross - delivered April 6, 2014
text: Mark 8:34-38

Who is the Greatest? delivered March 23, 2014
text: Mark 9:33-37

The Power of Faith - delivered March 16, 2014 by Nancy Faus-Mullen
text: Mark 5:24-34

One for the Road - delivered March 2, 2014
text: Mark 6:6-13

My Name is Legion - delivered February 23, 2014
text: Mark 5:1-20

The Calming of the Storm - delivered February 16, 2014 by Jackie Speicher
text: Mark 4:35-41

Seeds - delivered February 9, 2014
text: Mark 4:1-9

Levi - delivered January 26, 2014
text: Mark 2:13-17

Four Good Friends - delivered January 19, 2014
text: Mark 2:1-12

Learning from Illness - delivered January 12, 2014 by Kelly B.
text: Mark 1:40-45

Christmas Light - delivered December 22, 2013
text: John 1:1-16

Equality - delivered November 17, 2013 by Carol Hunter
texts: Leviticus 19:33-34, 2 Corinthians 8:13-15

Sustainability - delivered November 10, 2013
texts: Genesis 1:26-28, Genesis 2:8-9, 15

Stewardship - delivered November 3, 2013 by Nancy Faus-Mullen
text: 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, 9:6-7 (The Message)

Community - delivered October 27, 2013 by John Fitch
text: Matthew 25:31-40

Integrity - delivered October 20, 2013
text: Matthew 5:33-37

Peace - delivered October 13, 2013
text: Matthew 5:1-10

Simplicity - delivered October 6, 2013
text: Matthew 10:7-13

A Big Tent delivered September 15, 2013
text: John 14:1-7

God Lives in Us delivered September 8, 2013
text: I John 4:7-21

Sabbath - September 1, 2013
text: Exodus 20:8-11

Old words, new ideas - June 23, 2013
text: Hebrews 13:1-21

Testimony - June 2, 2013
text: Acts 4:5-20

War and Peace - May 26, 2013 (Memorial Day)
text: Psalm 85:8-13

Family Lessons - May 12, 2013 (Mother's Day)
text: Psalm 139:1-18, Titus 2:1-8

Teach Us to Pray - May 5, 2013
text: Luke 11:1-13

After Easter: Embracing the Mystery - April 21, 2013 by Thom Jeavons
text: John 21:1-14

We Meet Again - April 14, 2013
text: John 20:19-29

By Our Side - April 7, 2013
text: Luke 24:13-25

What are you looking for? - March 31, 2013 (Easter Sunday)
text: Matthew 28:1-10

Satisfy Us in the Morning with Your Steadfast Love - March 24, 2013 by Josh Seligman
text: Psalm 90

New Every Morning - March 10, 2013 by Betsy Cazden
text: Lamentations 3:19-26

Resurrection - March 3, 2013
text: John 11:1-44

One Thing at a Time - February 24, 2012
text: Luke 10:38-42

Dinner stories - February 17, 2013
text: Luke 14:7-11, 12-14, 16-24

The Girls Who Loved to Dance -- and the Girl With the Eagle Tatoo - February 10, 2013 by Margaret Fraser
text: Ephesians 4:1-6

Amazing grace - February 3, 2013
text: John 8:3-11

No more wine? - January 27, 2013
text: John 2:1-10

Camping Out at the Borderland: Reflections on Life in a Liminal Time - January 13, 2013 by Stephanie Crumley-Effinger
text: Ruth 1:1-14

Promises, promises - January 6, 2013
text: Luke 2:21-40

A very simple Christmas story - December 23, 2012
text: Luke 2:1-20

Waiting for the Coming of Christ - December 2, 2012 by Josh Seligman
text: I Peter 1:8-9

Thanksgiving - November 25, 2012
text: Psalm 103

Sojourners and pilgrims - November 18, 2012
text: Psalm 39

Hilarious giving - November 4, 2012 by Colin Saxton
text: II Corinthians 9:6-8

We seek an earth restored - October 28, 2012 by Jay Roberts (fourth in a 4-part series)
text: Psalm 98:1-9

We seek a community where every person's potential may be fulfilled - October 21, 2012 (third in a 4-part series)
text: Numbers 11:24-29

We seek a world free from war and the threat of war - October 14, 2012 by Welling Hall (second in a 4-part series)
text: Matthew 6:41

We seek a society with equity and justice for all - October 7, 2012 (first in a 4-part series)
text: Amos 5:21-24

There are no strangers - September 23, 2012
text: Deuteronomy 10:12-22

Curse or blessing? - September 2, 2012 (Labor Day)
text: Genesis 3:1-24

Learning about love - August 26, 2012
text: I John 4:7-12

Love Your Enemies - August 19, 2012 by Judith Applegate
text: Luke 6:12-38

Faith in the face of fury - July 15, 2012
text: Daniel 3:1-29

Thoughts on Prayer - July 8, 2012 by Luz Mestas-Nuņez
texts: Luke 1:46-55, John 17:5-23

Donkey talk - July 1, 2012
text: Numbers 22:1-35

Gideon - June 17, 2012
text: Judges 7:2-22

Holy places - June 3, 2012
text: Genesis 28:10-19a

Pentecost - May 27, 2012
text: Acts 2:1-4

A Different Side of God - May 13, 2012 (Mother's Day)
text: Psalm 139:1-16

Faith and Doubt - April 15, 2012 by Carole Spencer
text: John 20:1-18

Whispers of Hope - April 8, 2012 (Easter Sunday)
text: John 20:1-18

Some of Nancy's favorite Bible verses - March 25, 2012 by Nancy Bowen
texts: Genesis 38:26, Proverbs 3:5-6, Isaiah 2:4, Luke 1:37

Tricked into seeing ourselves - March 18, 2012 by Michael Jay
text: Romans 1:28-2:11

It's not just optional - March 11, 2012
text: Matthew 18:21-35

God wants us well - March 4, 2012
text: Matthew 8:1-4

Radical inclusivity - February 26, 2012 by Paul, Somer and Corrigan Eckert
texts:  Luke 14:16-25, Hebrews 7:1-3, Matthew 5:9

Waiting - February 12, 2012
texts: Isaiah 40:28-31, 30:15

How to be a Christian - February 5, 2012
text: Romans 12:9-21

Moving mountains - January 15, 2012
text: Mark 11:2-24

Simple prayer - January 8, 2012
text: Exodus 16:1-18

The Language of Light - January 1, 2012
text: John 1:1-16

Desert Prophets: A Baptism of Life-Change (2nd Sunday of Advent) - sermon by Carole Spencer
texts: Luke 3:1-9, Mark 1:1-8

The Secret Ingredient - November 20, 2011 (Thanksgiving Sunday)
text: Acts 2:42-47

Forgiveness - sermon by Silas Wanjala - November 13, 2011
text: Matthew 18:22-23

A Community of Caring - November 6, 2011
text: Matthew 25:31-44

Peace, be still. . .- September 25, 2011
texts: Psalm 37:7, Psalm 46:10, Psalm 4:4, Exodus 14:14, Isaiah 30:15, Mark 4:39

Gone Fishing - September 18, 2011
text: Matthew 4:18-22

Remembering 9/11 - September 11, 2011 - sermon by Katie Terrell Wonsik
text: Romans 12:9-21

Light-bringers - September 4, 2011
text: Matthew 5:14-16

What does love look like? - August 28, 2011
text: 1 John 4:7-12

"Karibu!" and "Asante!" - August 21, 2011 - sermon by Stephanie Crumley-Effinger
texts: Genesis 18:1-8, Luke 7:36-38, 44-46

Crabby Christians - August 14, 2011
text: Romans 14:1-17

Pray unceasingly - August 7, 2011 - sermon by John Fitch
text: 1 Thessalonians 5:13-23

Human Sovereignty and the Sovereignty of God - July 24, 2011 - sermon by Welling Hall
NOTE: this is the talk given by Welling Hall at the Triennial sessions of Friends United Meeting in Wilmington, OH
Welling delivered an early version of this message as a sermon at West Richmond Friends Meeting.

How does God speak to us? (3rd in a series) - July 17, 2011
text: Mark 3:1-6

How does God speak to us? (2nd in a series) - July 10, 2011
text: John 15:11-15

How does God speak to us? - July 3, 2011
text: Exodus 19:9-19

The Gift of Tongues - June 19, 2011
text: Acts 2:1-4

Celebrating the Holy Spirit - June 12, 2011 message by Sue Axtell
texts: Luke 24:49, Acts 2:1-8

We've Been This Way Before: Reading the Bible Yesterday and Today - June 5, 2011 message by Douglas C. Bennett
texts: Ephesians 6:5-10, Matthew 22:35-40

Everybody's Talkin' 'Bout Heaven - May 22, 2011 message by Nancy Faus-Mullen
texts: Psalm 23:6, Isaiah 66:1, Matthew 5:3, 5:8, 5:12, 6:10, 13:31, 13:44, 14:45, Mark 12:18-25, Luke 15:7, John 14:1-2, Revelation 21:1-5

Respect and the Inner Light - May 8, 2011 message by Nelson Bingham
texts: Mark 12:28-33, 1 John 4:7-12

By Our Side - May 1, 2011
text: Luke 24:13-35

Our Own Resurrection - April 24, 2011 (Easter Sunday) message by Kelly Burk
text: Luke 24:1-12

Passover - April 17, 2011
text: Exodus 12:1-18

A Message of Hope - April 10, 2010 message by Matt Hisrich
text:
Ephesians 4:7, 11-16

Strangers - March 27, 2011
text: Exodus 23:1-9

Unity and Uniformity - March 20, 2011
text: Romans 14:1-9

Problems with Prayer? - February 20, 2011
text: John 14:12-14

Equality - February 13, 2011 (5th and last in a 5-part series on Quaker testimonies)
texts: Genesis 1.27, Galatians 3:28-29, Leviticus 19:33-34, James 2:1-4, Acts 2:17-18, Acts 10:34-35

Community - February 6, 2011 (4th in a 5-part series on Quaker testimonies)
text: Matthew 18:18-20

Integrity - January 23, 2011 (3rd in a 5-part series on Quaker tesimonies) - Message by Rich Sinex
texts: Matthew 23:27, Matthew 5:23-24, James 5:12, Exodus 20:16

Simplicity - January 9, 2011 (first in a 5-part series on Quaker testimonies)
text: Matthew 11:25-30

Let There Be Light! - January 2, 2011
text: John 1:1-5

The Day After Christmas - December 26, 2010
text: Luke 2:8-20

The Other Half of the Christmas Story - December 19, 2010
text: Luke 1:26-38

What is Essential? - December 5, 2010 message given by Cindi Goslee and Roland Kreager
text: Luke 4:19-21

Thanks is at the Center - November 28, 2010
text: Colossians 3:12-17

Peacemakers - November 21, 2010
text: Matthew 5:9

Clues - October 24, 2010
text: John 2:1-11

Born Again - October 17, 2010
text: John 3:1-10

All the Small Things by David Zier - October 10, 2010
texts: Zechariah 10:6-10, Matthew 13:31-33

As a Christian Quaker community, we seek. . . by Nelson Bingham and Joshua Brown - September 5, 2010
text: Luke 11:9-10

Lessons in Love - August 22, 2010
text: I John 4:7-12

20/20 by David Zier - August 8, 2010
text: John 9:1-41

The Direction of Grace by David Zier- July 18, 2010
text: Luke 7:36-50

The Word of God - July 11, 2010
text: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Spiritual Freedom - July 4, 2010
text: Acts 4:13-21

Out of the Depths - June 20, 2010
text: Psalm 130

The "Me" God Knew by David Zier- delivered June 13, 2010
text: Psalm 139:1-18

Teach Us to Pray - June 6, 2010
text: Psalm 27

The Power of Pentecost - May 16, 2010
text: Acts 2:1-4

Joy at the Center - May 9, 2010
text: John 16:20-24

Forgiveness and Stones - April 25, 2010 - message by Patty Willis
text: I Samuel 28:3-25

On the Other Side - April 18, 2010
text: John 21:1-14

What Does Jesus Christ Make Perfect? - April 11, 2010 - sermon by Emma Condori
texts: Luke 4:14-20, Luke 7:11-23

You Will Find Him - April 4, 2010 (Easter Sunday)
text: Mark 16:1-8

Grand Love - March 28, 2010 - sermon by Julia Pantoga
text: John 13:1-20

Explosive Growth - March 21, 2010
text: Matthew 13:33

Moving Mountains - March 14, 2010
text: Mark 11:22-24

Rooftop Revelations - March 7, 2010
text: Psalm 127:1

The Story - February 28, 2010 - sermon by Katie Henninger
text: John 21:45-25

No Longer Strangers - February 21, 2010
text: Galatians 3:28

The Big Three - February 14, 2010
text: 1 Corinthians 13

The Fellowship of Encouragement - January 10, 2010
text: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

All Things New - January 3, 2010
text: Revelation 21:1-6a

What happens next? - December 27, 2009
text: Matthew 2:1-23

Christmas Pageant - December 20, 2009
texts: the Christmas story
photos by John Fitch

The Season of Hope - December 13, 2009
text: Isaiah 40:1-11

Giving Thanks - November 22, 2009
text: Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26

Busy-ness: The Struggle to Live an Intentional Life - November 1, 2009 by Trish Eckert
text: Exodus 20:8-11

Faith, Not Fear - October 25, 2009
text: Matthew 6:25-33

Jesus on Prayer - October 18, 2009
text: Matthew 6:1-18

The Higher Way - October 4, 2009
text: Matthew 5:43-48

The Voice of God - September 27, 2009
text: Matthew 4:18-23

Come to Me - September 20,. 2009
textL Matthew 11:28-30

A Community of Love - September 6, 2009
text: I John 4:7-12

Salt and Light - August 23, 2009
text: Matthew 5:13-16

Hearts Wide Open - August 16, 2009 - Kelly Burk, Campus Minister, Earlham College
text: Matthew 5:1-16

Centennial Sunday - July 5, 2009
text: I John 4:7-12

100 Years of Social Concerns - June 28, 2009
text: Matthew 10:32-42

100 Years of Education - June 14, 2009
text: Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Look to the Rock From Which You Were Hewn - June 7, 2009 (3-meeting worship at Quaker Hill)
text: Isaiah 51:1-3

Birthright - May 10, 2009
text: Genesis 25:19-34, 27:1-23

Jesus Loves the Little Children - May 3, 2009
text: Matthew 19:13-15

What does it mean today? - April 12, 2009 (Easter Sunday)
text: Matthew 28:1-10

What did Jesus mean? - April 5, 2009
text: Matthew 16:13-25

The Language of Hope - March 1, 2009
text: Psalm 71

Wonder, Mystery and Knowing - February 15, 2009
texts: Psalm 148, I Corinthians 13

Worship - February 8, 2009
text: Psalm 131

Science and Religion - February 1, 2009
text: Genesis 1:1-2:3

The Gift of Story - January 25, 2009 by Trish Eckert
text: Joshua 24:1-18

Let my people go! - January 18, 2009
text: Exodus 6:1-10

Light - January 4, 2009
text: John1:1-5

How did Jesus grow up? - December 28, 2008
text: Luke 2:21-40

Now thank we all our God - November 23, 2008
text: Deuteronomy 8:1-10

What matters most? - November 16, 2008
text: James 2:1-17

Time, Talents and Treasure - October 26, 2008 (Stewardship Sunday)
text: Matthew 15:14-30

Good and Evil - October 19, 2008
text: Psalm 1

Promises, Promises - October 5, 2008 (a month before the election)
text: Psalm 146

Prayers of Trust and Faith - September 28, 2008
text: Psalm 23

Sustaining and Being Sustained by Matt McKimmy- September 14, 2008 (joint worship with Richmond Church of the Brethren)
text: Luke 3:10-14

How do you know? - September 7, 2008
text: Psalm 19

Learning About Love - August 24, 2008 (Josh's 15th anniversary sermon)
text: I John 4:7-12

Family Ties - August 17, 2008 by Kelly Burk
text: Genesis 45:1-15

Reasons for Hope - August 10, 2008
text: I Peter 3:8-16

Burdened No More - July 13, 2008
text: Matthew 11:28-30

Glimpses of the Past - June 29, 2008 - delivered at Quaker Hill Conference Center
(devotion given at joint meeting for worship with Clear Creek Friends, First Friends and West Richmond Friends)

Salt and Light - June 22, 2008
text: Matthew 5:13-16

The Holy Spirit - June 8, 2008
text: Mark 13:3-11

The Ministry of Hospitality - June 1, 2008 by Julia Pantoga
text: Genesis 2:4–15, John 21:4-13

Chariots of Fire - May 18, 2008
text: II Kings 2:8-15

Stones in our lives - May 4, 2008 (graduation weekend)
text: I Samuel 7:12

Uniformity vs. Unity - April 20, 2008
text: John 17:18-25

We are gifted people! - April 6, 2008
text: Romans 12:4-13

The Mystery of Easter - March 23, 2008 (Easter Sunday)
text: John 20:1-18

Two Kingdoms - March 16, 2008 (Palm Sunday)
text: John 12:12-16

Eternal life - March 2, 2008
text: John 12:20-26

Kenya’s post-election crisis as Kairos: A “ripe time” for God’s work - February 24, 2008 by Mary Kay Rehard
text: II Corinthians 6:1-10

Learning About Lent - February 10, 2008
text: Matthew 6:16-18

Fear and Faith - February 3, 2008
text: Romans 8:35-39

Down and Out - January 27, 2008
text: Acts 12:1-17

Encouraged and United - January 6, 2008
text: Colossians 1:23-2:7

Why? - December 23, 2007
text: Luke 2:1-20

Prepare the Way - December 2, 2007
text: Luke 3:1-18

Ebenezer - November 18, 2007
text: I Samuel 7:3-12

Known and Loved - November 4, 2007
text: Psalm 139:1-18

My Name is Legion - October 28, 2007
text: Mark 5:1-20

Come to Me - October 21, 2007
text: Matthew 11:28-30

In and Out - October 7 2007 by Julia Pantoga
text: Matthew 23:13-15, 23:23-30

Education in the Bible - September 23, 2007
text: Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Faith and Reason - September 9, 2007 by Nelson Bingham
text: James 1:2-8

Love Made Visible - September 2, 2007
text: I John 4:7-21

Rich Fools - August 5, 2007
text: Luke 12:13-21

The Prayer Jesus Prayed - July 22, 2007
text: Luke 11:1-13

Who is my neighbor? - July 8, 2007
text: Luke 10:25-37

Channels of Peace - July 1, 2007
text: Luke 10:1-11

What do we believe? - June 17, 2007
text: Luke 7:11-17

One Word - June 3, 2007
text: Luke 7:1-10

Do Not Judge - May 13, 2007
text: Luke 6:27-38

The Other Side of the Beatitudes - May 6, 2007
text: Luke 6:17-26

By Our Side - April 15, 2007
text: Luke 24:13-35

The Mystery of Easter - April 8, 2007
text: Luke 24:1-11

What Did He Really Know? - April 1, 2007
text: Luke 22:39-62

The Prodigal Son - March 11, 2007
text: Luke 15:11-32

Loaves and fishes - February 18, 2007
text: Mark 6:30-44

Bill of Rights - February 16, 2007 delivered at Earlham School of Religion
text: Matthew 18:1-7

Healed - February 4, 2007
text: Mark 2:1-12

Clean - January 28, 2007
text: Mark 1:35-45

Who does he think he is? January 21, 2007
text: Mark 1:21-28

Transformed - January 14, 2007
text: Mark 1:14-20

One by one. . . - January 7, 2007
text: John 1:19-51

Three stories for the New Year - December 31, 2006
text: Luke 11:1

Advent means joy delivered December 24, 2006
text: John 1:1-5

Advent means peace delivered December 10, 2006
text: Isaiah 9:2-7

Advent means hope delivered December 3, 2006
text: Psalm 72

Are we in the way? delivered November 19, 2006
text: Luke 19:1-10

All we need, fresh every day delivered November 5, 2006
text: Exodus 16:9-21

A Call for ALL Believers delivered October 1, 2006
text: Numbers 11:24-30

A Faith of Your Own delivered October 1, 2006 at College Meeting for Worship, Earlham College
text: Hebrews 10:32-11:3, 12:1-2

Without a Vision delivered September 24, 2006
text: Proverbs 29:18

Cast Your Bread delivered September 17, 2006
text: Ecclesiastes 11:1

Go and Teach All Nations delivered September 10, 2006 by Nelson Bingham
text: Matthew 28:18-20

Being the Body: Indiana Yearly Meeting 2006 delivered September 3, 2006 by Stephanie Crumley-Effinger
text: I Corinthians 12:4-27

The School of Love delivered August 27, 2006
text: I John 4:7-21

Open Wide delivered July 23, 2006
text: Acts 10:1-16

Hearing for Oneself delivered July 3, 2006 by Stephanie Crumley-Effinger
text: John 4:3-30, 39-42

A Sense of Wonder delivered June 19, 2006
text: Psalm 19

How Can I Keep From Singing? delivered June 11, 2006
text: Psalm 137

The Big Know-it-All delivered June 4, 2006
text: Psalm 139:1-16

A Deeper Look at Psalm 23 delivered May 28, 2006
text: Psalm 23

Mary and Martha delivered May 14, 2006
text: Luke 10:38-42

Faith and Fear delivered April 16, 2006 (Easter Sunday)
text: Mark 16:1-8

The Upside-Down Kingdom delivered April 9, 2006 (Palm Sunday)
text: John 13:1-17

What is the Cross? delivered March 19, 2006
text: Matthew 16:24-25

How Beautiful Are the Feet delivered March 5, 2006
text: Romans 10:11-15

What and How delivered February 12, 2006
text: Exodus 4:10-12

A Cloud of Witnesses delivered February 5, 2006
text: Hebrews 10:32-11:3, 12:1-2

Peace in the New Year delivered January 8, 2006
text: Psalm 85:8-13

The Other Christmas Story delivered January 1, 2006
text: John 1:1-16

Filled With Joy delivered December 25, 2005
text: Luke 2:1-20

God With Us delivered December 18, 2005
text: Luke 1:26-38

Prepare the Way delivered December 4, 2005
text: Luke 3:1-18

A Faith Community delivered November 27, 2005
text: Luke 18:35-42

A Giving Community delivered November 20, 2005
text: Deuteronomy 14:22-27, 29, 15:4, 7-8, 10-11

Safe Community delivered November 13, 2005
text: Matthew 18:1-7

What's This Story About? delivered October 16, 2005
text: John 6:1-13

Reckless Giving or Really Living? delivered October 9, 2005
text: Mark 12:41-44

Fruit of the Trees: Shalom or Chaos delivered September 25, 2005 by Sue Axtell
text: Genesis 2:4b-9, 15-17

Where Are We Now? delivered September 11, 2005 (4 years after 9/11)
text: Micah 4:3-4

In the Face of Disaster delivered September 4, 2005 (the week after Hurricane Katrina)
text: Psalm 46

It's All About Love delivered August 28, 2005
text: I John 4:7-21

Take Off the Veil delivered August 21, 2005
text: Exodus 34:29-35

Living Water delivered July 17, 2005
text: John 4:4-14

Holy Discontent delivered June 12, 2005
text: Luke 11:5-13

Visions and Dreams delivered June 5, 2005
text: Acts 2:17-18

Equal in the Image delivered May 8, 2005
text: Genesis 1:27-28, 31

What Were They Praying For? delivered May 1, 2005
text: Acts 1:1-14

Rumors of the Resurrection - III delivered April 10, 2005
text: Luke 24:44-53

Rumors of the Resurrection - II delivered April 3, 2005
text: I Corinthians 15:1-19

Rumors of the Resurrection delivered March 27, 2005 (Easter Sunday)
text: Matthew 28:1-15

Welcome? delivered March 20, 2005 (Palm Sunday)
text: Matthew 21:33-46

Jesus in the Den of Thieves delivered March 13, 2005
text: Mark 11:11, 15-18

The Real Message delivered February 27, 2005
text: Matthew 10:1-14

Outreach: A Way of Life delivered February 13, 2005
text: Matthew 22:34-40

Our Refuge and Strength delivered January 9, 2005
text: Psalm 46

A Third Christmas Story delivered January 2, 2005
text: John 1:1-14

Messages from 2004:

Prepare Ye the Way delivered December 5, 2004
text: Matthew 24:42-25:13

Prince of Peace delivered November 28, 2004
text: Isaiah 9:2-6

First Things First delivered November 14, 2004
text: Matthew 6:25-32

A Cry From the Heart for the Renewal of the Great Commission
Guest sermon by Landrum Bolling, President Emeritus of Earlham College
delivered November 21, 2004

Living Our Faith delivered October 10, 2004
texts: Matthew 6:25-33, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 17:5-6, Mark 10:46-52

Proclaiming God's Love delivered October 3, 2004
text: John 15:12-17

Seeking God's Truth delivered September 26, 2004
text: Luke 11:9-10

Less Than Perfect delivered September 5, 2004
text: II Corinthians 4:5-14

Back to School delivered August 22, 2004
text: I John 4:7-21

Time to Rebuild? delivered August 15, 2004
text: Haggai 1:1-2:9 (abridged)

What, if Anything, is a Christian? delivered July 11, 2004
text: Matthew 7:21-23

Easter Choices - III delivered May 9, 2004
text: Acts 2:43-47

Easter Choices - II delivered May 2, 2004
Text: Acts 4:1-20

Easter Choices - I delivered April 25, 2004
text: Luke 24:36-53

Rumors of the Resurrection delivered April 11, 2004 (Easter Sunday)
text: Luke 24:1-12

Throwing Light on Death delivered March 14, 2004
text: I Corinthians 15:35-36

Two Stories for Lent delivered March 7, 2004
text: Luke 8:40-56

What Does "Missions" Mean? delivered February 22, 2004
text: II Corinthians 3:17-4:2, 5-7

Missions and our Meeting delivered February 1, 2004
text: II Corinthians 3:17-4:6

The Evil Storekeeper delivered January 25, 2004 by Jennifer Frick
text: John 1:1-3

Signs of the Times delivered January 18, 2004
text: Matthew 16:1-3

The Vine delivered January 11, 2004
text: John 15:1-11


Messages from 2003:

A Little Child Shall Lead Them delivered December 21, 2003
text: Isaiah 11:1-6

Put Out Into the Deep delivered November 9, 2003
text: Luke 5:1-11

A Different Kind of Prayer delivered November 2, 2003
text: Job 38:1-36

Social Salvation delivered October 19, 2003
text: Ephesians 6:10-13

Saved delivered October 5, 2003
Text: Matthew 14:22-33

Awe and Attraction delivered September 28, 2003
Text: Exodus 19:1-21, 20:18-20

A Word to Begin the Year delivered September 14, 2003
text: I John 4:7-12

Saints and Ain't's delivered August 10, 2003
Text: Matthew 13:24-30, 47-50

I Cannot Come delivered August 3, 2003
text: Luke 14:7-11, 14:12-14, 14:15-24

Lost and Found delivered July 20, 2003
text: Luke 15:3-32

Inch by Inch, Row by Row delivered July 6, 2003
Text: Matthew 13:1-9

What's Next in My Life? delivered May 25, 2003
Text: I Samuel 3:1-10

Musings on Music delivered May 18, 2003
Text: Psalm 150

A Different Kind of Mother's Day Remembrance delivered May 11, 2003
text: John 4:4-30

Easter Faith delivered April 20, 2003 (Easter Sunday)
text: John 20:1-18

The Seven Last Words of Christ delivered April 17, 2003 (Maundy Thursday)
joint service with First Friends Meeting

The Center of the Storm delivered April 13, 2003 (Palm Sunday)
Text: John 11:55-57, 12:12-16

Why Easter? delivered April 6, 2003
text: John 3:16-21

Finding Ourselves in the Story delivered March 23, 2003
Text: John 11:1-44

War is NOT a Fruit of the Holy Spirit delivered March 9, 2003
Text: Galatians Galatians 5:16-25

Salt and Light delivered February 23, 2003
Text: Matthew 5:13-16

Mandate for Missions delivered February 9, 2003
Text: Romans 10:14-15

Citizens/Subjects delivered January 12, 2003
Text: Romans 13:1-10

Inward Reality Delivered January 5, 2003
Text: Romans 2:28-29

 


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