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.
Feel free to use what is helpful from these sermons. We only ask that when substantial portions are abstracted or used in a written work, please credit Seekers Church and the author, and cite the URL.
May 18, 1997
A few weeks ago, Sonya asked me why we needed this processional cross and banner, which were presented at Easter, and have been in various parts of the room since then. It was clear that she (and perhaps many of you) was uncomfortable with the symbols used in many churches to mark the separation between “important” clergy and “unimportant” laity. I told her how they came to be made, and she suggested that I share the story, so these symbols might become not something pretty that were made by talented members of the congregation, but part of our common life together.
May 11, 1997
We have just recently made a big decision not to buy a building — the building on Pennsylvania Ave., which for some of us was already beginning to feel like church. But, as in the song we just sang, “The church is not a building, The church is the people.” So those of us who are disappointed will, I hope, survive this disappointment and look for the Holy Spirit elsewhere among us. No matter where we are, we are still the Seekers Church.
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!
April 27, 1997
This is a sermon about communities and vines, our Christian heritage and our Seekers’ present, our love for one another and our place in the world.
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?