“Wailing and Gnashing and the One-Talent Guy” by John Morris

Twenty-fifth Sunday After Pentecost

November 19, 2023

When I signed up to preach this Sunday, I had a sermon in mind that didn’t connect directly with any of the readings.  I was pretty sure I knew what I wanted to say, and so I didn’t start to think about it until maybe a week ago.  That was when I discovered that my original topic no longer interested me, and I didn’t have anything worth saying about it.

          Up to that point, I hadn’t even read the lectionary.  So when I did, I found the passage from Judges, concerning some ancient quarrels that I had no stake in; the passage from Thessalonians, whose author has the rather sweet belief that drunks only get drunk at night; and .…

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2023 November Stewards Minutes

Seekers Church

Stewards minutes

November 12, 2023 in person

Present: Marjory Bankson, Peter Bankson, Ken Burton, Joan Dodge, Elizabeth Gelfeld, Judy Lantz (recorder), David Lloyd, Sandra Miller, John Morris (meditation), Trish Nemore, Brenda Seat, Keith Seat, Deborah Sokolove (moderator), Jacqie Wallen.

Absent: Cynthia Dahlin, Vince Shepherd.

Guest: Kolya Braun-Greiner

Housekeeping: Stewards will meet on Sunday, December 10 at 4:00 pm in person.  Cynthia will organize our Christmas party that will be pot luck.

          Moderator – Sandra

          Meditation – Margreta

          Recorder – Ken

Meditation: John

He read Doubt Is A Doorway To Truth by Madeleine L’Engle.


Meetings going forward: Trish

SLT proposed:

  1. In person meetings 4X a year – February, June, October & December on the 2nd Sunday of the month. 

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“Jesus, A Holy Man with Crazy Ideas” by Kevin Barwick

Twenty-fourth Sunday After Pentecost

November 12, 2023

Today I’d like to talk with you about Holiness. I know this may conjure up all kinds of memories and perspectives. But it’s a concept that’s been bouncing around in my brain for a while now. And then it bounced really hard when, several weeks ago, John Morris shared of his dislike and maybe embarrassment of the word “Christian.” Before we get it into that I’d like to draw your attention to a poem. It’s a poem speaking of her frustrations of reducing God to fit into a particular framework and ideology and challenging a soul to experience the Divine in all aspects of life.…

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“For All the Saints” by Margery Zoet Bankson

Twenty-third Sunday After Pentecost

November, 5, 2023

Text: Matthew 5:1-12

Today we celebrate all the saints who have gone before us – people who have shown us the way to be truly human – living God’s intention for human life. I say that because the root word for salvation is salvus, which means wholeness or completeness. Saints are people who were truly alive! Juicy! Compassionate and connected to something larger than themselves! Have you known any saints?

As Christians, we honor Jesus as the primary example of God’s intention for human life, but in each generation, there have been people who show us the way, guide us toward wholeness, and make a significant contribution to being a living, breathing Body of Christ in every generation.…

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“Love Your Neighbor as a Cure for Loneliness” by Margreata Silverstone

Twenty-second Sunday After Pentecost

October 29, 2023

When I signed up to preach today, I did not check what the lectionary passages were. I simply had been struck by a message that I needed to share and this was the first Sunday that was open. Frankly, I am not sure I would have had the gall on my own to pick the Sunday with the Greatest Commandment and the Second Like it. Yet, the message that has been in my heart fits.

I will confess I will be holding up a challenge which I do not always follow myself. Not through lack of effort, but that my energy and focus and will do not always align with the commandment.…

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