Sermons

Constant Calder

May 01, 2022
Psalms 46: 1-10; 1 Kings 19:9-13
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You may or may not know that I am a fan of the artist Alexander Calder. Calder is best known for his large scale sculptures and mobiles that have bright […]

On the Road: Hyattsville Mennonite Church 70th Anniversary

April 24, 2022
Luke 24:13-32
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It was the fall of 1951… Nelson Brunk’s wife, Ruth, still remembers how the announcement of the new slate of church officials was delayed that Sunday morning, while Pastor Shenk […]

Full to the Brim

April 17, 2022
Luke 24:1-12
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Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen, Indeed! Alleluia! Alleluia. I must confess I have found it a bit jarring to think about jumping into alleluias this year after the lenten […]

When I survey…

April 10, 2022
Luke 23:13-27
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The cross – how to get rid of it, how to live with it, how to make peace with it We are entering a complex week. We call it Holy […]

Prodigal

March 27, 2022
Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32; Psalm 32
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This story is so true, has such resonance, that it keeps being told and retold in song (The Rolling Stones and Ry Cooder,) in art and in movies. Then there […]

Of Good Courage

March 13, 2022
Psalm 27; Luke 13:31-35
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I want to begin by inviting you to think about a space or place, or several if you have them, that are sacred to you. And by that I mean […]

Famished and Full

March 06, 2022
Luke 4:1-13; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16
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Way back in June of 2021, I participated in the Fast for Freedom that was sponsored by Congregation Action Network and Faith in Action. It was a communal effort with […]

Transfigured

February 27, 2022
Exodus 34: 29-35, Luke 9: 28-36
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Today is the last Sunday before Lent starts. Let’s enjoy the Alleluias from these mountain tops. We just heard the paraphrased story of Moses on the mountain. We sang the […]

Friends with God

February 13, 2022
Isaiah 41:5-10; Luke 11:1-10
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Hello Friends, It’s good to be together today. Here in-person and connected with those who are participating via Zoom. I’ve been thinking a lot about friendship this week. Pondering what […]

Hosting the Host

February 06, 2022
Luke 19:1-10
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The story of Zacchaeus is probably quite familiar to many of us. Maybe you even sang a song about him when you were a child in Sunday school.  Zacchaeus is […]