Sermons

Join us for Advent as we prepare for God-with-us. Feel free to listen here and/or join us for Worship on Sundays at 10:30am!

Sermon Podcasts

December 3, 2017: Advent One: Hope (Isaiah 64:1-9) Isaiah laments to God in the midst of a chaotic, violent, and oppressive world: Where are you God? Where is the hope?

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November 19, 2017: Thanksgiving/Stewardship (Deuteronomy 8:7-18) God remains a constant presence in the wilderness and the promised land. We are called to remember that relationship God calls us to, be filled with thanksgiving and gratitude, and then give with joy.

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November 12, 2017: Stories of the Saints (Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25) When we remember our stories, we remember God is with us, and we remember who we are.

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October 29, 2017: Stewardship-Prayer (Matthew 6:5-15) Offering our prayers is not always easy, and we worry about the “right” thing to say. Jesus shows his disciples (and us) how to pray.

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October 15, 2017: Core Values-Bold Service (John 13:1-17) Jesus dares greatly and boldly serves his disciples by washing their feet. As a congregation who values Bold Service, “we aim to live into Jesus’ call to the bold service of loving God and loving neighbor. We practice this call through innovative and dynamic worship, and by providing opportunities for reaching out to, and being in relationship with, those in the church and the community.”

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October 8, 2017: Core Values-City Centered (Jeremiah 29:4-8) God calls the people in exile to build, plant, eat, create relationships, and to seek the welfare of the city. As a City Centered congregation, “we are intentionally located in downtown Lewiston in order to be a living witness to God’s love. Therefore, we seek to be aware of and strive to meet the spiritual, social, and physical needs of our neighborhood.”

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October 1, 2017: Go to Bring God’s Healing and Peace (Luke 10:1-11) Jesus calls us to go and proclaim the kingdom of God, bring healing, and share God’s peace.

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September 17, 2017: Season of Creation- Wind, Sky, and Sea (Exodus 14:19-31) Moses and the other Israelites, now freed, find themselves caught between a rock and a hard place. They express that they would rather stick with something they know even though it’s horrible, rather than go into unknown territory. Sound familiar? (Watch the short video below for a classic depiction of this week’s Scripture reading)

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September 10, 2017: Season of Creation- Death (Exodus 12:1-14) Death is a difficult topic that we don’t like to talk about, especially when we hear the story in Exodus where God sends a plague to kill the firstborn of Egypt. How do we deal with this and where do we find the good news? (There is a large gap for a video which we edited down for worship. Feel free to click on the youtube links below in order to view the extended video clips. If you don’t have time to watch all three, make sure you watch number 3.)

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY2ANQoDok8
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmVWuswEBSk
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieibsVyVYnU&t=129s

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September 3, 2017: Season of Creation-Fire (Exodus 3:1-15) Through the story of Moses and the burning bush we see how God creates through fire which ignites our deepest passions, dreams, and callings. Also see the video about giant sequoias mentioned in the sermon below.

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