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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!


January 22, 2017 - Sing a New Song – Rev. Baard

Scripture:  Psalm 98

Celebrating 30 years with our Minster of Music, Ray Cornils, we reflect on the ways in which music helps us keep time, and keeps us in its mystery of timelessness.

Download PDF Here – 01/22/2017



January 15, 2017 - Loving the World – Rev. Baard

Scripture: John 3:16-21

Participating in God’s love for the world, regardless of passports.

Download PDF here – 01/15/2017



January 8, 2017 - Epiphany – Rev. Baard

Scripture: Matthew 3:1-17

In the midst of changing technology and limitless decisions, we connect with Jesus as he faces a decision, meets a wild man, and is refreshed in Spirit.

Download PDF here – 01/08/2017



January 1, 2017 - About Time – Rev. Parker

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13

A strange reading from a preacher of the past—and from some musicians of the present—reminds us that seasons are a just a part of God’s eternity.

Download PDF here – 01/01/2017



December 18, 2016 - God Grounded – Rev. Baard

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

Angels invite us to join them on the ground, and find Emmanuel, God With Us, there.

Download PDF here – 12/18/2016



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




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