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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 6, 2016 - Listening to Life – Rev. Baard

Scripture: Philippians 4:4-9

Download PDF here – 11/06/2016



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.

Download PDF here – 10/30/2016



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.”

Download PDF Here – 10/16/2016



October 9, 2016 - Loving Kindness – Rev. Foley

Scriptures: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; 2 Timothy 2:8-15Luke 17:11-19

Jesus calls us across borders, to healing of divisions, and healing of others.

Download PDF here – 10/09/2016



October 2, 2016 - Eco-Justice – Rev. Baard

Scripture: Luke 18:1-8

Doing justice: for us, and for all creation.

Download PDF here – 10/02/2016



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.

Download PDF here – 09/25/16



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.

Download PDF here – 09/18/2016



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.

Download PDF here – 9/11/2016



September 4, 2016 - Turning Work – Rev. Parker

Scripture: Jeremiah 18:1-6, Psalm 139:13-18

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.

Download PDF here – 9/4/2016



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.

Download PDF Here – 8/28/2016

 




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