Sermons

"I Meant What I Said, and I Said What I Meant"

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - Third Sunday of Easter

As people who claim to follow Jesus, exactly what is it that we're supposed to do?  Pastor Lauren Colwell explores Luke's simple answer.  And while it may be simple, it certainly isn't easy.  Click to watch.

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"We All Are Thomas"

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - Second Sunday of Easter

Oakhurst member Bob Duvall explores the idea that "We All Are Thomas."  Whether we admit our disbelief or not we are all meeting the Easter Jesus holding our doubts close until sound evidence answers our unease. Easter on our personal calendar remains circled in red as "Good for Nothing Friday" and "Low Down Dead Saturday." No Easter Sunday in our calendar. Eight days a week I mourn you. Jesus! Jesus? Jesus.  Click to watch.

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"Marching to the Beat of a Different Kingdom"

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday, Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West compares Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to other parades and marches that happen in Jesus’ time and in our modern world.  In which marches have you participated?  And what is your motivation?  You might be surprised to learn the answers.  Click to watch.

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"Coyote, Sin, and Grace"

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Against the backdrop of John Donne's “A Hymn to God the Father,” Karen Bryant Shipp leads us to consider what we call sin and grace.  And what does Coyote have to do with anything?  Click to watch.

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"The Marvelous Error of Perspective"

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Did you say, "Snakes in the desert"?  Can they offer a new perspective?  In her sermon "The Marvelous Error of Perspective" Pastor Lauren Colwell explores these and other questions while looking at Numbers 21:4-9 and John 3:14-18 as we continue our Lenten wandering in the desert.  Click to watch.

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"Sitting with Our Anger"

Sunday, March 4, 2018 - Third Sunday in Lent

During this Lenten season we are "Sitting with Our Longing."  That may include sitting with our anger as well.  What does that look like?  What do we gain by looking at Jesus' anger?  Oakhurst member Tere Canzoneri helps explore the idea of "Sitting with Our Anger" in her sermon based on John 2:13-22.  Click to watch.

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"One Life to Live?"

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - Second Sunday in Lent

How many times have you been told to take charge of your own destiny?  In her sermon “One Life to Live?” Pastor Melanie Vaughn-West challenges common cultural ideas about success.  As we continue to sit with our longing this Lenten season, she asks, “What true life might we discover when we willingly surrender the life we think we control?”  Click to watch.

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"An Invitation"

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - First Sunday in Lent

Based on Mark 1:9-15, Pastor Lauren Colwell offers an invitation for us to enter the wilderness, join with the God of the desert, and sit with our longing this Lenten season.  Click to watch.

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"Have You Got Good Religion?"

February 11, 2018 - Racial Justice Sunday with Rev. Brandon Maxwell

Well, do you?  Can you answer, "Certainly, Lord"?  With James 2:14-26 as his backdrop, Rev. Brandon Maxwell challenges us to have a faith that is not dead.  Click to watch.

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"Stories from Cuba"

Sunday, February 4 - Celebrating our Cuba Partnership

The band CubanaSong shares their rendition of “Siento la nostalgia de palmeras” by Angel Peña and Guadalupe García.  CubanaSong members are Judith and Lisset Rodés, vocals and percussion; Karen Shipp, piano; and Jordan Dayan, bass.  Oakhurst member Lynn Farmer shares a story of her experiences in Cuba.  Click to watch.

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