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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 6, 2016 - Listening to Life – Rev. Baard
Scripture: Philippians 4:4-9
October 30, 2016 - Temples in Time – Rev. Parker
Scripture: Matthew 12:1-8
A disagreement between Jesus and some religious authorities breaks out over what to do with hungry disciples on the Sabbath, and we are reminded that we are called to rest and be fed.
October 16, 2016 - Walk Humbly – Rev. Baard
Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30, 18:1-5
In a time of tumult, responding to the call to remain “grounded.”
October 9, 2016 - Loving Kindness – Rev. Foley
Jesus calls us across borders, to healing of divisions, and healing of others.
October 2, 2016 - Eco-Justice – Rev. Baard
Scripture: Luke 18:1-8
Doing justice: for us, and for all creation.
September 25, 2016 - Abundant Service – Rev. Parker
Scripture: John 10:1-10
Looking for where life is shared and poured out, and finding Jesus there… as we share from our lives as a church on our Outreach Sunday.
September 18, 2016 - Covenant in Action – Rev. Baard
Scripture: Numbers 27:1-22,36:1-12
The Daughters of Zelophehad share their story with us, calling us to pay attention to the ways we live and grow in covenant with each other.
September 11, 2016 - Promises – Rev. Baard
Scripture: Micah 6:6-8
As we begin a new chapter, we make new promises: ones that draw us on new and ancient journeys of discovery through our societal, interpersonal, and personal connection to each other, and to God.
September 4, 2016 - Turning Work – Rev. Parker
A prophet receives a vision for his people in the work of another’s hands, and—on Labor Day—we are reminded that all our days, and all our work, may be vessels for God’s hope.
August 28, 2016 - Things Not Seen – Rev. Parker
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-3, 29-12:2
Thinking about “faith” as a verb, and as part of our story, and God’s great story.
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