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Feb

23

Seventh Sunday After The Epiphany – Jim Reinhard

Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119:33-40; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; Matthew 5:38-48
This message this morning might be labeled: something old, something new, something borrowed, something … green. That’s not a political statement on green—I want to suggest the promise of springtime exhilaration which we are about to experience, the power of new life after a long, exceedingly cold winter! [...]

Feb

16

Sixth Sunday After The Epiphany – Olivia Huber

Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37
When I was first asked to speak at St. Paul’s I had two main concerns rattling around in my brain. One: How in the heck do I craft a well-written sermon that, through examination of the lectionary texts, both engages the lovely congregants [...]

Feb

09

Salt – Ben Wayman

Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 112:1-10; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Matthew 5:13-20
‘I’m not religious. I’m spiritual.’ This sneaky tagline is popular among Christians today. There’s a certain attractiveness to it because it appears to blow the whistle on religious busyness and how it misses the point. But the problem [...]

Feb

02

Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany (Freedom Sunday) – Ginger Coakley

Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12
It was the week of the polar vortex and what else were we to do with seven days indoors? Why, we renovated our bathroom, of course. It was the only room of the house left untouched, unrenovated, by the previous owners. It had paisley flowered wallpaper [...]