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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!


December 4, 2016 - Growing in Peace – Rev. Parker

Scripture: Isaiah 11:1-10

Isaiah calls us to follow a child in a new harmony of creation, and a group of veterans and the Standing Rock Sioux show us a way towards acknowledging painful history to embrace a hopeful future.

Download PDF here – 12/04/2016



November 27, 2016 - Walking the Way – Rev. Baard

Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5

As we again travel the Advent road to Bethlehem and beyond, we walk in wise footsteps that have gone before us: expressing gratitude, examining our hearts, and expressing our intentions.

Download PDF here – 11/27/2016



November 13, 2016 - Ministry of the Arts – Rev. Baard

Scripture: Psalm 46

Download PDF here – 11/13/2016

 



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




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