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Sermons


Click on the links below to view sermons given from the pulpit of First Parish Church. Sunday Sermons are usually posted on this page by the following Tuesday, with texts and audio recordings as they are available. We are glad that you can ponder with us as we explore what God is saying to us and in us all!


November 12, 2017 - Matters of the Heart – Rev. Baard

Scripture: Matthew 5:21-26

In confronting and challenging the heart of violence, Jesus calls us into reconciliation… and the journey of love.

Download PDF here – 11/12/2017



November 5, 2017 - At + one + ment – Rev. Baard

Scripture: 1 John 4: 7-12

Mary explores the many ways the life, ministry, and new life of Jesus set us free, welcome us home, and open us to wholeness.

Download PDF here – 11/05/2017



October 29, 2017 - 3 Great Loves – The Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer

Scripture: Luke 10:25-28

The Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer, General Minister and President of The United Church of Christ, joins us to celebrate our 300th year as a church, the 500th year of the Protestant Reformation, and to call us to discover how we will continue to be church, to reform, and to love into the future.



October 22, 2017 - Whose Money Is It, Anyway? – Rev. Baard

Scripture: Matthew 22:15-22

Jesus fields a question about money, and asks us to remember where all our gifts come from…

Download PDF here – 10/22/2017

 



October 15, 2017 - Imagining and Speaking Out – Rev. Parker

Scripture: Isaiah 6:1-8

The prophets show us how our “religious imagination” can reveal deep truths, and empower us to speak that truth where it is desperately needed.

Download PDF here – 10/15/2017



October 8, 2017 - No People to New People – Rev. Parker

Scripture: 1 Peter 2:1-10

Our Be the Church series continues as we work to “Embrace Diversity,” hearing from the early church how they found a new community in discovering God’s presence in each other.

Download PDF here – 10/08/2017



September 17, 2017 - Be the Church: Attention – Rev. Parker

Scripture: Philippians 4:4-9

Our Confirmation Program begins, wondering, how should we “Be the Church?” On this Outreach Sunday, we begin by paying attention to hope. 

Download PDF here – 09/17/2017



September 10, 2017 - Weaving Creation – Rev. Baard

Scripture: Genesis 1

Finding room for the wonder of creation in the midst of quite a lot of… stuff.

Download PDF Here – 09/10/2017



September 3, 2017 - Community in Action – Rev. Baard

Scripture: Romans 12:9-21

Celebrating and remembering that the call of church is the call to community.

Download PDF Here – 09/03/2017



July 30, 2017 - From Exile to Water Music – Rev. Parker

Scripture: Isaiah 55:10-13

Called to return to a harmony of all creation, how can we tune our hearts to share and protect the natural world more justly for all people?

Download PDF here – 07/30/2017




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