“Wear Your Mask and Keep Praying” by Amy Moffitt

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July 12, 2020

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Good morning, Seekers!  As Peter said, my name is Amy Moffitt, and I am both honored and terrified by the opportunity to preach today at Seekers.  As I think most of you know, I visited Seekers once years ago, but I hadn’t been back and wasn’t a part of this community until life circumstances –most notably the global pandemic—had me looking for a community of faith online.  I’ve really enjoyed worshipping with you all, and I count this experience as one of the surprising silver linings of this season.

Since I put it out there that I have a degree from Wesley Seminary, I want to caveat that my emphasis was in pastoral counseling and that I’ve never taken a preaching class. …

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“Becoming Free” by David Lloyd

July 5, 2020

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Here is the first part of today’s verses from Paul’s epistle to the church in Rome as paraphrased in The Message[i]:

715-16-What I don’t understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, doing things I absolutely despise. So, if I can’t be trusted to figure out what is best for myself and then do it, it becomes obvious that God’s command is necessary.

17-20But I need something more! For if I know the law but still can’t keep it, and if the power of sin within me keeps sabotaging my best intentions, I obviously need help!

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“Gift, Not Sacrifice” by Cynthia Dahlin

June 28, 2020

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Good morning everyone!  My mission group knows that Zoom meetings have been challenging to me—Sitting on a chair for two hours without the walk into the sanctuary, the standing for hymns and all of the distractions of many faces makes me less attentive than I should be.  But in honor of this technology that allows us to be together, I will make an effort to talk slowly in case one of us has one of those glitches that slows word transmission.  I also have found that switching on Speaker View in the upper right of your Zoom Screen, and even switching off your own video, is what helps me concentrate on Sunday mornings and if you want to do that, I won’t be offended. …

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“You can’t Hate People and Love God at the Same Time” by Larry Rawlings

June 21, 2020

Third Sunday after Pentecost

[The following is a transcript from the recorded sermon]

Good morning, everyone. I’ll be glad when this is over. I have to say right now, but I want to start off. You know what Jesus said? Jesus said, “You can’t hate people and love God at the same time.” I believe that is absolutely true. And so right now, can everyone just kind of take a moment of silence so that everyone can lower their expectations of me today, because it is what it is.

I believe that my good friend, Father Michael, said to me, “Every congregation remembers one thing that you said during your sermon.…

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“Jesus is my Savior” by Pat Conover

June 14, 2020

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Jesus is my Savior. I’ll talk some theology this morning, but what matters most to me is my relationship with Jesus. Like Paul and the gospel writers I do not have any direct memories of Jesus and am dependent on what his close followers and then the authors thought was important.

I’m going to help you get to know Jesus a little better, but first I’m going to stop talking for a a moment so that you can think about some questions. What would you like to be saved for? What would you like to be saved from?…

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