Seekers recognizes that any member of the community may be called upon by God to give us the Word, and thus we have an open pulpit with a different preacher each week. Sermons preached at Seekers, as well as sermons preached by Seekers at other churches or events, are posted here, beginning with the most recent.

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Diane Willkens: Sunday School Stories

May 04, 1997

Starting next week, Sunday School will focus on biblical story telling: a single story experienced by the children and teachers in several project groups over six weeks. We are going to get down and dirty with one Bible story. Three groups will explore the same story through different forms of expression, and, for those adults not teaching, we will let you all know how much fun you missed!


Peter Bankson: Of One Heart and Soul: The Body of Christ

April 06, 1997

The Body of Christ is like a loaf of bread: flour and water and a bit of salt, with perhaps a few nuts or herbs added to spice things up; mixed and kneaded and risen; then baked until it is ready to fulfill its call. We can see that in the community of those who believed Jesus was the Messiah. And where are we Seekers in that process?


Marjory Zoet Bankson: The Egg Turned Red

March 30, 1997

Mary traveled with the disciples, supporting them out of her means. The church has long trashed Mary Magdalene, assumed that a woman could have no “means” excepts as a prostitute, but that doesn’t fit the facts. She was more likely a patrician daughter who had inherited money and position because there were no brothers. She brought financial support and good connections to the little band of faithful students. She gave out of gratitude because Jesus’ divine power was real for her.


Deborah Sokolove: Setting Our Faces Like Flint

March 23, 1997

Like Jesus, as he turned toward the final days, we are setting our faces like flint, wishing that this cup would pass from us, and knowing that it will not. But, unlike Jesus, we are not being crucified. Our dying to our old selves is neither sudden nor violent. We have been given the grace of time to prepare ourselves, to say what needs to be said, to do what needs to be done.