Sermons

Mark Seifried “An Invitation to the Resurrection”

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April 4, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online An Invitation to the Resurrection John 20:1-8 I am a complex, ever-changing, multi-dimensional living phenomenon of continuous manifesting existence. How about you? Are you a complex, ever-changing, multi-dimensional living phenomenon of continuous manifesting existence? For those of you who didn’t answer, let me answer for you. “Yes. You Continue reading …

Mark Seifried “Gentleness”

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March 28, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Gentleness Philippians 4:4-9 and John 12:1-19 Who is the gentlest person you know? By gentle, I mean the way the dictionary defines gentle – a person showing a mild, kind, or tender temperament or character. Gentleness is a cultural value in many places; not so much in the Continue reading …

Mark Seifried “Don’t Run Away”

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March 14, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Don’t Run Away Jeremiah 17:5-13 Edgar Allan Poe wrote a story about fishing off the shore of the Norwegian coastline.  The catch there was especially good but, of all fishermen in the area, only two brothers ever dared to fish there. You see, twice every day between two Continue reading …

Mark Seifreid “Listen Deeply”

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March 7, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Listen Deeply Psalm 34 and Jeremiah 29:10-14 I have a friend who, like many of us, has a fascinating background. She believes with all her heart that she has been saved by the grace of God through the blood of Jesus. She has devoted her life to serving Continue reading …

Mark Seifried “Burdened”

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February 21, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Burdened Matthew 11:7-18, 25-30 “The ego has an opinion about everything, and yet is never truly satisfied. Silence has never once had a single opinion about anything and yet remains eternally at peace.” So says motivational speaker Michael Jeffreys. Please don’t write him off because you question his Continue reading …

Mark Seifried “Philautia”

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February 14, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Philautia Leviticus 19:9-18 If you are a farmer, give to the poor and the migrant by saving some of your crops for them. Be honest in all your affairs, especially as a business person. Let your words bless others and reflect the God you serve. Care for those Continue reading …

Mark Seifried “Pragma”

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February 7, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Pragma John 15:1-11 On Sunday, July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first human beings to walk on the moon in the Apollo 11 space mission. Michael Collins, the third member of the group, was in charge of the command module, essential for their return Continue reading …

Mark Seifreid “Agape”

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January 24, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Agape 1 John 4:1-9 The best, the most painful and the most powerful thing in the world is love, and love alone; it guides and determines everything. Love gives life to the artist, the scientist, the philosopher, the woman, the child; love lifts up the soul, gives us Continue reading …

Mark Seifried “Philia”

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January 17, 2021 Rev. Mark Seifried online Philia Genesis 43:26-34 I want begin my reflection today with a confession. I am feeling a bit selfish. There are some days that I just want to cry. My sense of rawness is exacerbated because of the physical distancing that is necessary to keep us all safe during Continue reading …

Mark Seifried, “Joyful Living”

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December 13, 2020 Rev. Mark Seifried online Joyful Living 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 and Luke 1:44b-55 David and all the house of Israel were dancing before the Lord with all their might, with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals. (Sounds!) As the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal daughter of Continue reading …