“Palm Sunday” by Brenda Seat

April 14, 2019

Palm Sunday

For Palm Sunday the Children’s Word invited both children and adults into a loud celebration of Jesus entering Jerusalem with paper streamers, popcorn, confetti, and of course palms! Needless to say we made a mess in the main aisle of the sanctuary that became our “street” into Jerusalem. For the Word, a special guest speaker unexpectedly appeared. Martha of Martha’s Street Cleaning Services came to clean up the mess we had made on our “street.”…

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“Solidarity with Nicaragua—Christian Based” by Oswaldo Montoya

April 7, 2019

The Fifth Sunday in Lent

I want to dedicate these words to Nicaragua because it has been 12 months since the political crisis began. Between 350 and 500 people have lost their lives, more than a 1,000 have been physically injured, 779 people have been imprisoned for their participation in social protests (200 of them recently released), 70,000 have gone into exile, and there have been 700 acts of aggressions against journalists covering the protests, and 66 journalists went into exile – this is just to give some numbers.

Are the protests an attempt to overthrow a legitimate democratic government, carried out by an elite hungry for power?…

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“Reflections on a Theme” by Paul Holmes

March 31, 2019

The Fourth Sunday in Lent

“May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable.”  My dad began most of his sermons asking God for strength and guidance.  In using those words this morning, I’m also asking for God’s support, and additionally asking for acceptance, or at least understanding, from you Seekers, my faith community.

Few of you have ever heard me preach because I have not preached since Seekers made the move to Carroll Street.  And I speak today with some reluctance and apprehension.  What got me out of my chair and up here is the Seekers theme for Lent – Citizens of the Empire of God. …

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A Guest Sermon by Mike Little

March 24, 2019

The Third Sunday in Lent

Mike Little, the Director of the Faith and Money Network, reminded us that Jesus spoke about money and economic conditions more than any other subject. Mike cautioned us not to become assimilated to the consumer culture around us and offered three practices to help us in that task. By becoming accountable in authentic relationships, befriending people who are unlike us, and spending time every day in prayer, we can maintain our distinctiveness as followers of Jesus.

More about Mike’s work at the Faith and Money Network is available at http://www.faithandmoneynetwork.org/.

The text of this sermon is not available.

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“Citizens of the Basilea of God” by Deborah Sokolove

March 17, 2019

The Second Sunday in Lent

Good morning. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve started a sermon with, “when I signed up to preach, I thought I was going to talk about [whatever it was] but it turns out that now I’m going to talk about this.” Today is another one of those times. I actually signed up to preach later in Lent, when I figured that my calendar would be a little less full. However, the person who had been signed up for today discovered a couple of weeks ago that they had to travel for work, so I offered to switch.…

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