During the pandemic, we are worshiping on-line! Below are links to each week’s service.
Also, a sampling of Pastor Laurie’s sermons are found on this website. Contact the church office if you’d like a copy of a specific message not found here.
Message for July 5, 2020 Text: Psalm 135 In a couple weeks we will be celebrating an online “Worship Through Music Sunday,” and one feature of that celebration will be a Charles Wesley songfest. You may remember that Charles was the brother of John Wesley, also served as a priest in the Church of England […]
Message for June 28, 2020 Text: Psalm 147 Access to beautiful things is, in no small measure, a matter of privilege. To be surrounded by artwork, to be able to step out one’s door and enjoy a garden or a walk among trees or along a natural water source, to attend concerts or museums, or […]
Message for June 21, 2020 Text: Psalm 16:7-11 Julian of Norwich, alluded to earlier in this worship video, is probably best known for this one affirmation: “All shall be well, all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.” Julian was the anchoress at the church in Norwich — a city in […]
Message for June 14, 2020 Text: Ezekiel 31:3-7 I’m willing to bet that most of you tuning in to worship today had not read or heard this particular Bible passage before. That’s because not only is this passage not part of the lectionary, the entire book of Ezekiel is almost completely overlooked by those who […]
June 7, 2020 Texts: Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Psalm 8 and 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 My heart is so full, and so broken, over the events of the past days. My mind is turning over and over the insightful words of many passionate and thoughtful people responding in anger, sadness and disgust. How we wish things were different. […]
Message for May 24, 2020 Texts: Luke 24:44-53 and Ephesians 1:15-23 The song I invited you to listen to as you prepared for online worship today, Paul Baloche’s “Open the Eyes of My Heart,” has long been a favorite contemporary Christian worship song of mine; I’ve probably been singing it for 20 years, and among […]
Message for May 17, 2020 Texts: John 14:15-21 and 1 Peter 3:13-16a All around us — and, I suspect, within us — we are seeing evidence of the effect this extended stay-in-place order is having on our collective psyche. We are hearing about angry protests and noticing crazy drivers (have you been on the road? […]
Message for May 10, 2020 Texts: Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 and John 14:1-14 During the first week of the “shelter in place” order here, Jeff Johnson, who is one of my favorite Christian musicians, announced the early release of an album he had been working on for some time, with the title Lauds. As a gift […]
Message for May 3, 2020 Texts: John 10:1-10 and Acts 2:42-47 One of my favorite verses of scripture is John 10:10: “I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly.” The translation Albert read for you used the phrase “life to the fullest,” but I’ve long been partial to the word “abundant.” “Abundant […]
Message for April 26, 2020 Text: Luke 24:13-35 The story of Jesus’ resurrection appearance on the road to Emmaus has long captured the imaginations of many. We wonder: how is it that disciples who had known Jesus so intimately, for so long, be unable to recognize him? If they could not recognize him, how in […]