Recent Sermons

Ordinary Grace

Ruth 1:1-18 Rev. Dr. Robert T. Carlson, Jr. November 4, 2018 All Saints Last Spring, my grandson, Liam—who was then a 2nd Grader—was assigned to write a book as part of their Earth Science curriculum, albeit a small book. The children learned information about our planet, and each child then chose what information to include in a book—things that seemed important to each individual. Then they illustrated their work, and composed a page that was “About the Author,” and a dedication page. Then the teacher sent these small, personal books out to be bound, ...

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Glimpses of the Kingdom

Mark 10:17-31 Alice Fleming Townley October 14, 2018 As Jesus was setting out on a journey . . . a man ran up to him and knelt before him. “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “You know what to do, you know the commandments.’ “I have kept them, all of them, always.” Jesus looked at him, loved him, and said, “You lack one thing, go sell all you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven, then come follow me.” When the rich man heard this, he was shocked and left disheartened. What this ...

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Growing in Wisdom

I Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 Alice Fleming Townley August 19, 2018 This morning’s story of Solomon is one of my favorites. God asked Solomon, “What should I give you?”  Solomon recalled God’s great and steadfast love to his father David, and how David’s heart turned toward God. “What shall you give me?  I am only a little child; I do not know how to come in or go out and you have made me king.  Give me an understanding mind to lead your people and to discern between good and evil.  Give me Wisdom.” Solomon responded. And this answer delighted ...

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