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Worship

Welcome to the sermon page. We hope the sermons contained here will be helpful in your devotional reading. The sermons on these pages are written primarily by pastor Sam Buehrer (along with Luke prior to April 2017, and David Andersen and Joycelyn Degener prior to 2013).

Sermons
March 26, 2017 - Eyes to Sermon
March 19, 2017 - Remember the Future
March 12, 2017 - What's In Your Father's House?
March 05, 2017 - Good and Evil
February 26, 2017 - Holy Ground
February 19, 2017 - Retaliation, Repentance, and Restoration
February 12, 2017 - You Have Heard It Said... But I Say
February 05, 2017 - You are Salt and Light
January 29, 2017 - Bumper Sticker Faith
January 22, 2017 - Repent?
January 15, 2017 - The Rev. Quinn Caldwell
January 08, 2017 - A New Way
January 01, 2017 - A Season in Time
December 04, 2016 - A New Creation
November 27, 2016 - A New Season
November 20, 2016 - Gifts
November 14, 2016 - So Bright
November 06, 2016 - Dogs bark. Cows moo. Ducks quack.
October 30, 2016 - An Unlikely Saint
October 23, 2016 - Our Image of Jesus
October 16, 2016 - The Giving Tree Revisited
October 02, 2016 - Who and Whose We Are
September 18, 2016 - Silver and Sandals
September 11, 2016 - Rally Day: Be Heroic
September 04, 2016 - The Other Box
August 28, 2016 - The Gift of Hospitality
August 21, 2016 - Stand Up
August 14, 2016 - Olympic Trials
August 07, 2016 - The Rev. Dr. David Andersen
July 31, 2016 - Life Lesson
July 24, 2016 - A Back Porch Prayer
July 17, 2016 - A Guffaw Life
July 10, 2016 - The Great American Road Trip
July 03, 2016 - Even When You are Right, You are Wrong
June 26, 2016 - Plowing
June 19, 2016 - The Rev. Phil Hart
June 12, 2016 - That Dumb Dog
May 31, 2016 - Unexpected Places
May 22, 2016 - Youth Sunday: Perseverance
May 15, 2016 - This is the Spirit of Truth: Confirmation 2016
May 09, 2016 - Living Water
May 01, 2016 - A Christian Theology BIG Enough for an Interfaith World
April 24, 2016 - Shared Interest
April 17, 2016 - Do Not Resuscitate
April 10, 2016 - End of the Story
April 03, 2016 - Troublemakers
March 27, 2016 - Scenic Route
March 20, 2016 - Road Closed: Parade Route
March 13, 2016 - STOP
March 06, 2016 - U Turn The Parable of the Prodigal God
February 28, 2016 - Speed Limit
February 21, 2016 - Falling Rocks
February 14, 2016 - Wrong Way
February 07, 2016 - Aluminum Chairs
January 31, 2016 - Trusting God No Matter What
January 24, 2016 - Pivotal Moments
January 17, 2016 - Extravagance
January 10, 2016 - Blessed are You
January 03, 2016 - The Paradox of Light
December 27, 2015 - A Christmas Sermon Part 2
December 20, 2015 - Breaking into Song
December 13, 2015 - Merry Christmas from John the Baptist
December 06, 2015 - Enchanted Existence
November 29, 2015 - Gratitude
November 22, 2015 - A Dream Built on Hope
November 15, 2015 - War and Rumors of War
November 08, 2015 - The Interfaith Amigos: The Golden Rule
November 01, 2015 - Interfaith Series: Christianity
October 25, 2015 - Interfaith Series: Islam
October 18, 2015 - Interfaith Series: Judaism
October 11, 2015 - Passionate Spirituality
October 04, 2015 - Loving Relationships
September 27, 2015 - Gift-Based Ministry
September 20, 2015 - Who is the Greatest: Empowering Leadership
September 06, 2015 - Excuse Me!
August 30, 2015 - Domesticated Ducks & Wild Geese
August 23, 2015 - Order and Safety Part 2
August 16, 2015 - Safe but not Comfortable
August 09, 2015 - Wisdom and the Good News
August 02, 2015 - Prove It
July 26, 2015 - Plucking Blackberries
July 20, 2015 - FEED ME
July 13, 2015 - Lord of the Dance
July 05, 2015 - Of Kings and Country
June 07, 2015 - The Fall?
June 21, 2015 - Facing Our Demons
June 14, 2015 - The Paradox of God
May 31, 2015 - Samaritans
May 24, 2015 - Voice for the Voiceless
May 17, 2015 - Where is Your Faith?
May 10, 2015 - A New Song?
May 03, 2015 - Death
April 26, 2015 - Jesus, the call of Justice
April 19, 2015 - Fear
April 12, 2015 - Conflict
April 05, 2015 - Whom Are You Looking For?
March 29, 2015 - Oh, To See Again
March 22, 2015 - A Meaningful End
March 15, 2015 - Guiding Light
March 08, 2015 - Travel Light
March 01, 2015 - Traveling Companions
February 22, 2015 - A Promise, A Blessing
February 15, 2015 - Just One Word
February 08, 2015 - How Could You Not Know?
February 01, 2015 - Cages
January 25, 2015 - Where is Your Trust?
January 18, 2015 - Saints or Sinners
January 11, 2015 - The Idea of Baptism
January 04, 2015 - Darkness and Light; Nihilism and Meaning
December 21, 2014 - Kites at Empty Airports
December 14, 2014 - Tricking Myself into Christmas
December 07, 2014 - Unpacking the Good News
November 30, 2014 - Clay in the Potter's Hands
November 23, 2014 - The Sheep Don't Know
November 16, 2014 - I Was Afraid
November 09, 2014 - The Rev. Phil Hart
November 02, 2014 - With Exceeding Joy
October 05, 2014 - In Praise of October
October 26, 2014 - Questions Never Asked
October 19, 2014 - What's in your Wallet?
October 12, 2014 - A Recipe for Disaster
September 28, 2014 - What Do You Think?
September 21, 2014 - Original Blessing
September 21, 2014 - Raising the Paralyzed Church
September 14, 2014 - Judgment and Forgiveness
September 07, 2014 - FAITH 5
August 31, 2014 - Stumbling Block
August 24, 2014 - The Question
August 17, 2014 - Crumbs
August 10, 2014 - Fail Forward
August 06, 2014 - To Do The Right Thing
July 27, 2014 - The Why Part Two: Boundless Love
July 20, 2014 - The Why Part One: Heirs to the Promise
July 13, 2014 - Seed for Thought
July 06, 2014 - Needed Rest
June 29, 2014 - Stir Up the Faith
June 22, 2014 - Preserve My Life
June 15, 2014 - The Great Truth of Ministry
June 08, 2014 - I Wish They All Could Be Prophets
June 01, 2014 - Why are you Standing There?
May 25, 2014 -
May 18, 2014 - Confirmation Sunday
May 11, 2014 - Awe Came Upon Everyone
May 04, 2014 - Opened Eyes
April 27, 2014 - Scars
April 20, 2014 - I Have Seen the Lord
April 13, 2014 - Wrong
April 06, 2014 - Dry Bones
March 30, 2014 - Voices
March 23, 2014 - God's Way
March 16, 2014 - So Must We Think Anew
March 09, 2014 - Scripture
March 02, 2014 - The Transfiguration
February 23, 2014 - Enemy
February 16, 2014 - You Have Heard It Said
February 09, 2014 - Salt and Light
February 02, 2014 - A Blessed Life
January 26, 2014 - Follow Me
January 19, 2014 - Talking and Walking with an Open Ear
January 12, 2014 - The Beloved
January 05, 2014 - The Light Shines
December 29, 2013 - Birth of Jesus Part II
December 24, 2013 - Gloria
December 22, 2013 - The Birth of Jesus
December 15, 2013 - God in Our Own Image
December 08, 2013 - Lions, Lambs, and a Brood of Vipers
December 01, 2013 - Salvation is Nearer to Us
November 17, 2013 - Song of the Universe
November 10, 2013 - A Resurrection Question
November 03, 2013 - Zacchaeus
October 27, 2013 - Thank God...
October 20, 2013 - Prayer, Faith, and Justice
October 13, 2013 - The Ten Lepers
October 06, 2013 - Mustard Seed Faith
September 29, 2013 - Mind the Gap
September 22, 2013 - Shrewd
September 15, 2013 - Heaven's Joy
September 01, 2013 - Summer at the Sea Wrap Up
August 25, 2013 - A Simple Glass of Water
August 18, 2013 - The Mutt
August 11, 2013 - Oaks of Righteousness
August 04, 2013 - McDonalds of the Soul
July 28, 2013
July 14, 2013 - Gym Class Hero
July 07, 2013 - ALL are Welcome
June 23, 2013 - The Chains that Bind Us
June 16, 2013 - Storms
June 09, 2013 - The Crush of the Crowds
June 02, 2013 - Call
May 26, 2013 - Summer at the Sea
May 19, 2013 - Confirmation and Pentecost
May 13, 2013 - That They All May Be One
May 05, 2013 - My Peace I Leave You
April 21, 2013 - Youth Sunday
April 14, 2013 - Casting Our Nets
April 07, 2013 - Resurrection Witness: Doubting Thomas
March 31, 2013 - Easter Sunday Jesus Goes to Galilee
March 24, 2013
March 17, 2013 - Alan Jones
March 10, 2013 - The Prodigal Son and Mainline Protestants
March 03, 2013
February 24, 2013
February 17, 2013
February 10, 2013
February 03, 2013
January 24, 2013
January 20, 2013
January 12, 2013
January 06, 2013
December 30, 2012
December 23, 2012
December 16, 2012
December 09, 2012
December 02, 2012
November 25, 2012
November 18, 2012
November 11, 2012
November 04, 2012
October 28, 2012
October 21, 2012
October 14, 2012
October 07, 2012
September 30, 2012
September 23, 2012
September 16, 2012
September 09, 2012
September 02, 2012
August 26, 2012
August 19, 2012
August 12, 2012
August 05, 2012
July 29, 2012
July 22, 2012
July 15, 2012
July 08, 2012
July 01, 2012
June 24, 2012
June 17, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 03, 2012
May 27, 2012
May 20, 2012
May 13, 2012
May 06, 2012
April 29, 2012
April 22, 2012
April 15, 2012
April 08, 2012
April 01, 2012
March 25, 2012
March 18, 2012
March 11, 2012
March 04, 2012
February 26, 2012
February 19, 2012
February 12, 2012
February 05, 2012
January 29, 2012
January 22, 2012
January 15, 2012
January 08, 2012
January 01, 2012
December 24, 2011
December 18, 2011
December 11, 2011
December 04, 2011
November 27, 2011
November 20, 2011
November 13, 2011
November 06, 2011
October 30, 2011
October 23, 2011
October 16, 2011
October 09, 2011
October 02, 2011
September 25, 2011
September 18, 2011
September 11, 2011
September 04, 2011
August 28, 2011
August 21, 2011
August 13, 2011
August 07, 2011
July 31, 2011
July 24, 2011
July 17, 2011
July 10, 2011
July 09, 2011
July 03, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 19, 2011
June 12, 2011
June 11, 2011
June 05, 2011
May 29, 2011
May 24, 2011
May 22, 2011
May 15, 2011
May 08, 2011
May 01, 2011
April 24, 2011
April 17, 2011
April 10, 2011
April 03, 2011
March 27, 2011
March 20, 2011
March 20, 2011
March 13, 2011
March 06, 2011
February 27, 2011
February 20, 2011
February 13, 2011
February 06, 2011
January 30, 2011
January 23, 2011
January 16, 2011
January 09, 2011
January 02, 2011