Sermons

Reverend Mark Seifried “Becoming”

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October 18, 2020 Rev. Mark Seifried online Becoming 2 Peter 1:2-11 What am I becoming? If you have a pen or pencil nearby or can make a note on one of your electronic devices, I invite you to write down that question so you can come back and reflect upon it later today and throughout Continue reading …

Reverend Mark Seifried ” In The World”

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October 11, 2020 Rev. Mark Seifried online In The World Matthew 18-1-9 Angie looked like a little cherub as a baby – with chubby cheeks and those delicious soft crevices of baby fat at every joint of her body. By the time she was eight months old she had the sort of auburn locks that Continue reading …

Reverend Mark Seifried “Family of Choice”

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September 27, 2020 Rev. Mark Seifried online Family of Choice Matthew 12:43-50 “Who are my mother and brothers?” What kind of question is that, Jesus? It has to be rhetorical in nature, like: Is rain wet? You didn’t think I would say yes to that, did you? Do you want to be a failure for Continue reading …

Reverend Mark Seifried “Even Them”

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September 20, 2020 Rev. Mark Seifried online Even Them Luke 10:25-37 My mother’s birthday is on Thursday this week. She died of cervical cancer fifteen years ago. Mom, who was born Mary Ellen Boyer, was an interesting woman. She was athletic as a young woman, a devout Catholic, and close friend to about twenty other Continue reading …

Reverend Mark Seifried “Eternal Spirit”

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Sermon September 13, 2020 Reverend Mark Seifried Eternal Spirit Matthew 10:16-31 “What in the world have I gotten myself into?” That’s what I was wondered when I was invited to lie in the middle of the classroom floor with students all around me. I felt like a nude model in a figure drawing class, except Continue reading …

Reverend Mark Seifried “Mind This”

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September 6, 2020 Rev. Mark Seifried online Mind This Isaiah 55:1-13 “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” Some of you might remember the television commercial which made that claim. The ad was for the United Negro College Fund where a beautiful young Black man walked through his neighborhood with a variety of images: Continue reading …

Reverend Mark Seifried “Embodied Creatures”

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August 30, 2020 Rev. Mark Seifried online Embodied Creatures Psalm 139:1-18 “I just don’t understand.” Those were the words of a former congregant when she saw me in shorts and a T-shirt a couple of months ago. We have been friends for years. Apparently, she hadn’t seen any of the tattoos that cover almost half Continue reading …

Reverend Mark Seifried “God is Change”

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August 16, 2020 Reverend Mark Seifried Isaiah 43:18-28 God is Change Where do I start? How about somewhere near the beginning of my personal story. I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis, as you might know, is a river town. The people are river people. Most of them would never think of themselves Continue reading …

Guest Preacher James Lumsden

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Reverend Doctor James Lumsden June 28, 2020  Romans 5: 3-4/8-11 and Matthew 11: 25-30 Grace and peace to you all this morning. St. Paul used to open his letters to the early churches of the Jesus Movement with these words – and I love them. For in addition to evoking a hope born of God’s Continue reading …