Sermons


Arguing with God

Sept. 11,  2022

Come worship with us as we honor those lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

Service (video) Sermon (audio)

Cooking the Books

Sept. 4,  2022

Come worship with us as we get some unexpected financial advice from Jesus.

Service (video) Sermon (audio)

Be Humble

August 28,  2022

Come worship with us as we learn from Jesus who should have the seats of honor at our banquet table.Service (video) 

Sabbath for Me but Not for Thee

August 21,  2022

Come worship with us as we learn from Jesus how to break the rules for the glory of God.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio)

Grapes Gone Wild

August 14,  2022

Come worship with us as we learn how to define our faith not by who or what it excludes but by who and whose we are.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio)

Instead of a Show

August 7,  2022

Come worship with us as we hear Isaiah's wake-up call to follow the spirit and not just the letter of God's law.Service (video)  Sermon (audio)

Far from the Tree

July 31,  2022

Pastor Leah is back from her maternity leave to remind us that God is our parent in every joyful, heartbreaking, bittersweet sense of the word.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio)

Confirmation Sunday

May 22,  2022

Come worship with us as we celebrate confirmation and the joining of new members. This service was led by our confirmands, Vinnie and Maggie.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio)

Get Out of God's Way

May 15,  2022

Come worship with us as we embrace with Peter the untameable, wild Spirit of God.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio)

A Good Woman

May 8,  2022

Come worship with us as we learn from Tabitha some hard lessons about the way the church today treats women.Service (video)  Sermon (audio)

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Damascus

May 1,  2022

Come worship with us as we learn from Ananias how to be the sort of believer that welcomes others along on the journey, too.

Service (video)  

You're Not the Boss of Me

Apr. 24,  2022

Come worship with us as we learn from Peter the cost of answering to God above all human authority.Service (video)  Sermon (audio only)

Easter 2022

Apr. 17,  2022

Come worship with us as we are surprised once again by the resurrection.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio only)

Good Friday 2022

Apr. 15,  2022

Come worship with us as we walk with Jesus the road to the cross.

Service (video)

Maundy Thursday 2022

Apr. 14,  2022

Come worship with us as we follow through on Christ's mandate to us - not just to watch each other's feet, but to love one another as Christ loved us.

Service (video)

Oh, but the Fire Went Wild

Apr. 10,  2022

Come worship with us as we celebrate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

20 Minutes for God Week 5 - Rev. Leah Peksenak

Apr. 6,  2022

Come worship with us as we confront the reality of the gap between how Christ behaved and how Christians behave.

Service (video)

Because You're Mine

Apr. 3,  2022

Come worship with us as we celebrate the impractical, undignified love Mary showed to Jesus.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio only)

20 Minutes for God Week 4 - Rev. Annie Headen

Mar. 30,  2022

Come worship with us as we feel the comfort of being safe in our Shepherd's arms.

Service (video) 

I Know I Had it Comin'

Mar. 27,  2022

Come worship with us as we experience the obscenity of grace in the story of the Prodigal Son.

Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

20 Minutes for God Week 3 - Rev. Dr. Rameen Jackson

Mar. 23,  2022

Come worship with us as we examine our own lives to determine what in us needs to be washed over by God again.Service (video) 

Sing the Blues for the Men They Done Wrong

Mar. 20,  2022

Come worship with us as we learn from Isaiah the importance of feeding our bodies and souls with the good things that God offers us for free.

Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

20 Minutes for God Week 2 - Rev. Tara Keehn

Mar. 16,  2022

Come worship with us as we celebrate the different ways we all can share our faith.

Service (video)

The Father Hen Will Call His Chickens Home

Mar. 13,  2022

Come worship with us as we heed Jesus warning that sometimes it's the most religious folks that are the most likely to kill the prophets.

Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

20 Minutes for God Week 1 - Rev. Paul Arnold

Mar. 9,  2022

Come worship with us as we kick off our Lenten series with a word from Rev. Paul Arnold about the importance of remaining steadfast.

Service (video)

That Long-Tongued Liar

Mar. 6,  2022

Come worship with us as we learn from Jesus that what we soak is what comes out of us when life gives us the squeeze.

Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

Ash Wednesday 2022

Mar. 2,  2022

Come worship with us as we begin the season of Lent

Service (video)

Black History Month Celebration 2022

Feb. 27,  2022

Come worship with us this Black History Month as we explore the history of voting rights and our place in it.Service (video)

What You Give is What You Get

Feb. 20,  2022

Come worship with us as we learn from Jesus how to love our enemies AND ourselves.

Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

Jesus Preached

Feb. 13,  2022

Come worship with us as we examine Jesus' Sermon and its implications for how we are to live our own lives today.Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

Feb. 6,  2022

Come worship with us as we learn from Simon what to do when Jesus asks us for a favor.

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Familiarity Breeds Contempt

Jan. 30,  2022

Come worship with us as we see how the crowd reacted to Jesus' first sermon and ponder what our own reaction would have been.

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Fulfilled in Your Hearing

Jan. 23,  2022

Come worship with us as we hear Jesus' first sermon and discover what sets him apart from other leaders that have made the same promises.

Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

The Good Stuff

Jan. 16,  2022

Come worship with us as we as we get to the heart of what Jesus really did when he turned water into wine.Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

Baptism of the Lord Sunday

Jan. 9,  2022

Come worship with us as we remember the baptism of Jesus, and our own baptism as well.

Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

Epiphany

Jan. 2,  2022

Come worship with us as we open up the gifts of the magi and see what they have to teach us today.

Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

Growing Pains

Dec. 26,  2021

Come worship with us as we hear a fun (but challenging) story from Jesus' early years.

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Christmas Eve 2021

Dec. 24,  2021

Come celebrate the birth of Christ with us.

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Fourth Sunday of Advent 2021

Dec. 19,  2021

Come worship with us as we hear songs of God's grace from some very unexpected places.

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Third Sunday of Advent 2021

Dec. 12,  2021

Come worship with us as we learn from John the Baptist the importance of living out our faith for the right reasons.

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Second Sunday of Advent 2021

Dec. 5,  2021

Come worship with us as we find peace in Christ's promise to refine us like gold or silver.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio only)

First Sunday of Advent 2021

Nov. 28,  2021

Come worship with us as we find hope in Christ's promise to come and come again to us.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio only)

If You Say So

Nov. 21,  2021

Come worship with us as we get Jesus' take on what it means to be King.

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They All Fall Down

Nov. 14,  2021

Come worship with us as we learn to put our trust in something more permanent than buildings.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio only)

All She Had

Nov. 7,  2021

Come worship with us as we commit to being a church worthy of your generosity.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio only)

Life After Death

Oct. 31,  2021

Come worship with us as we remember all of the saints who have passed on this year.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio only)

Coins All Over the Place

Oct. 24,  2021

Come worship with us as we decide, like Blind Bartimaeus had to, just what our own healing and wholeness are worth to us.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio only)

The Best Seats in the House

Oct. 17,  2021

Come worship with us as we learn from James and John why it's sometimes best not to take the best seats in the house.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio only)

The High Priest

Oct. 10,  2021

Come worship with us as we discover how God's grace and empathy towards us are the solution to the problem of our sin.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio only)

The Multitude

Oct. 3,  2021

Come worship with us as we celebrate World Communion Sunday.

Service (video)  Sermon (audio only)

God's Hotline

Sept. 26,  2021

Come worship with us as we explore the symbiotic relationship between prayer and action.

Full Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

Keep the Faith - Guest Pastor Terry Rhine

Sept. 19,  2021

Come worship with us as we learn all about keeping the faith.

Full Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

Sticks and Stones

Sept. 12,  2021

Come worship with us as we attempt to tame the untameable monsters in our mouths.

Full Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

Essential

Sept. 5,  2021

Come worship with us as we learn from James the way God would have us treat the laborers in our community.Full Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

King Solomon - King David Series Pt. 12

Aug. 29,  2021

Come worship with us as we wrap up our series on King David with a lesson on the life of his son Solomon.Full Service (video) 

Passing the Torch - King David Series Pt. 11

Aug. 22,  2021

Come worship with us as we recount the story of the last days of King David.

Full Service (video)  Sermon (audio only)

David and Absalom - King David Series Pt. 10

Aug. 15,  2021

Come walk with David through the heartbreak of losing a child, and learn along the way that sometimes the benefits of being the King don't outweigh the sacrifices.

Full Service (video)  Sermon (audio only)

How Nathan Got His Groove Back - King David Series Pt. 9

Aug. 8,  2021

Come learn a lesson on empathy from Nathan, our favorite court prophet with a conscience.

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David and Bathsheba - King David Series Pt. 8

Aug. 1,  2021

Come learn from David's mistakes that there is no one qualified to be King - except, of course, for Jesus.

Full Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

The Ark of the Covenant - King David Series Pt. 6

July 18,  2021

Come celebrate with us the entry of the Ark of the Covenant into the Holy City

Full Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

David on the Throne - King David Series Pt. 5

July 11,  2021

Come worship with us as we finally see King David on the throne... though trouble may be brewing for him already

Full Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

Saul and the Green Eyed Monster - King David Series Pt. 4

July 4,  2021

Come worship with us as we explore the tense relationship between David and Saul.

Full Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

David and Goliath - King David Series Pt. 3

June 27,  2021

Come worship with us as we learn from David how to slay the giants in our own lives.

Full Service (video)

Father's Day Service with Guest Preacher Terry Rhine

June 20,  2021

Come worship with us this Father's Day as we hear the word from guest preacher Terry Rhine

Full Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

Really? That Guy? - King David Series Pt. 2

June 13,  2021

Come worship with us as we're introduced to David, the most unlikely King.

Full Service (video) Sermon (audio only)

The Trouble with Having a King - King David Series Pt. 1

June 6,  2021

Come worship with us as we explore the story of King David from the beginning.

Full Service (video)

Here I Am

May 30,  2021

Come worship with us as we experience Isaiah's vision of a Holy God - a God more concerned with peace than war.Full Service (video); Sermon (audio)

Pentecost Now

May 23  2021

Come worship with us as we witness the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives - even when our lives aren't going the way we want them to go.

Full Service (video); Sermon (audio)

The Gospel According to Ms. Penny Cost

May 16  2021

Come worship with us as we squirm our way into the new (and at times scary!) places God is calling us to goFull Service (video); Sermon (audio)

No Matter What We Become

May 9  2021

Come worship with us as we celebrate the fact that every mother's child is welcomed into the Kingdom of God.Full Service (video); Sermon (audio)

You Belong

May 2  2021

Come walk along this wilderness road with Phillip and the Ethiopian man - it just might lead you somewhere you never expected to go.

Full Service (video); Sermon (audio)

The Voice of the Shepherd

Apr. 25,  2021

Come worship with us as we meet - and learn valuable lessons from - those sheep not of our flock.

Full Service (video); Sermon (audio)

Seeing Jesus

Apr. 18,  2021

Come journey with us along the road to Emmaus... and discover Jesus' most recognizable feature in the process.Full Service (video); Sermon (audio)

The Abundant Community

Apr. 11,  2021

Come learn from the early church the joys of living in real community with one another.

Full Service (video); Sermon (audio)

Easter 2021

Apr. 4,  2021

Come celebrate the resurrection - in all its surprising glory - with us!

Full Service (video); Sermon (audio)

Easter Vigil 2021

Apr. 3,  2021

Come recount the story of salvation with us.

Full Service

Good Friday 2021

Apr. 2,  2021

Come journey through the Passion story with us.

Full Service

Maundy Thursday 2021

Apr. 1,  2021

Come Experience the Last Supper with us.

Full Service

Written on our Hearts

Mar. 28, 2021

Come celebrate Palm Sunday with guest preacher Rev. Ronnie Bell

Sermon (audio only)

20 Minutes for God Week 5 - Rev. G. Thomas Jones, Christ UMC

Mar. 24, 2021

Come journey with us through Lent as we hear from different ministers around the region about what this Holy season means for them and for us.

Full service (video) 

Out of a Job

Mar. 21, 2021

Come worship with us as we discover that the path of faith is one that we all must walk for ourselves.Full service (video) Sermon (audio only)

20 Minutes for God Week 4 - Pastor Tara Keehn, Wheeler UMC

Mar. 17, 2021

Come journey with us through Lent as we hear from different ministers around the region about what this Holy season means for them and for us.

Full service (video) 

Just a Pig's Head on a Stick

Mar. 14, 2021

Come examine with us the parallels between the Lord of the Flies, a snake on a stick in the desert, and Jesus the Christ.

Full service (video) Sermon (audio only)

Righteous Anger

Mar. 7, 2021

Come listen with us as we hear an eye-witness account of Jesus driving the money changers from the Temple.

Full service (video), Sermon (audio only)

20 Minutes for God Week 2 - Pastor Leah Peksenak

Mar. 3, 2021

Come journey with us through Lent as we hear from different ministers around the region about what this Holy season means for them and for us.

Full service (video)

Born to Do More Than Die

Feb. 28,  2021

Let's talk about Jesus - why he came, what got him killed, and what it means for us.

Full service (video) Sermon (Audio Only)

20 Minutes for God Week 1 - Pastor Scott Mauch, Augustana Lutheran

Feb. 24, 2021

Come journey with us through Lent as we hear from different ministers around the region about what this Holy season means for them and for us.

Full service (video)

Baptized, Tested, Sent

Feb. 21, 2021

Come worship with us as we attempt to follow in Christ's footsteps - from commitment, to trial, to carrying on the torch of His ministry in the world.

Full service (video) Sermon (Audio Only)

Elijah vs. Elisha

Feb. 14, 2021

Come worship with us as we discover why Elijah - and not Elisha - got the high honor of being present at the Transfiguration

.Full service (video) Sermon (Audio Only)

True Lies

Feb. 7, 2021

Come worship with us as we examine the many faces of Jesus - and learn that the truth lies somewhere in them all.Full service (video) Sermon (Audio Only)

Lessons on Jesus from the Enemy

Jan. 31, 2021

Come worship with us as we learn (from a demon?!) what Jesus is here to do, and just who may be standing in his way.

Full service (video) Sermon (Audio Only)

Fishers of What Now?

Jan. 24, 2021

Come worship with us as we weigh the pros and cons of following Jesus with reckless abandon - and discover along the way what it really means to "fish for people."

Full service (video) Sermon (Audio Only)

Epiphanies Come When You Least Expect Them

Jan. 17, 2021

Come worship with us as we, like Samuel, Nathanael, and Martin, experience what it means to have an epiphany... even if it is a bit confusing for those around us.

 Sermon (Audio Only)

One Baptism

Jan. 10, 2021

Come worship with us as we talk about how being united in Baptism requires some things of us - even things that might make us uncomfortable sometimes.

Full Service (Video)  Sermon (Audio Only)

Real Power

Jan. 3, 2021

Come worship with us as we learn from king Herod and the Lord Jesus the difference between real power and just playing pretend.

Full Service (Video)  Sermon (Audio Only)

Seeing Jesus

Dec. 27, 2020

Come worship with us as we, like Simeon and Anna, try to see Jesus for who he really is.

Full Service (Video)  Sermon (Audio Only)

An Old Timey Christmas Eve TV Special

Dec. 24, 2020

Merry Christmas, Hobart First!

Full Service (Video) 

Blessed

Dec. 20, 2020

Come worship with us as we listen to Mary's song, and learn from it what it really means to be blessed.

Full Service (Video)  Sermon (Audio Only)

Testify

Dec. 13, 2020

Come worship with us as we listen to the testimony of John the Baptist and, in so doing, discover the testimonies our own lives tell about Jesus.

Full Service (Video)  Sermon (Audio Only)

The Forerunner

Dec. 6, 2020

Come worship with us as we discover the particular gifts and graces - and headaches - of being a trailblazer.

Full Service (Video)  Sermon (Audio Only)

Just the Beginning

Nov. 29, 2020

Come worship with us as we discover why what we are waiting for this season is so much more than just the birth of Christ.

Full Service (Video)  Sermon (Audio Only)

We Know How to Give

Nov. 22, 2020

Come worship with us as we talk about money (yes, I know, it's okay, you'll survive) and the things that can go wrong when our naturally generous natures become distorted.

Full Service (Video)  Sermon (Audio Only)

Buried Treasure

Nov. 15, 2020

Come worship with us as we discover why the one-talent-man buried more than just gold in the ground.

Full Service (Video)  Sermon (Audio Only)

Be Prepared

Nov. 8, 2020

Come worship with us as we dive into the parable of the 10 Bridesmaids and take from it one of life's most important lessons - always be prepared.

Full Service (Video)  Sermon (Audio Only)

For All the Saints

Nov. 1, 2020

Come worship with us as we celebrate the saints who have gone on to join the great cloud of witnesses in the past year.

Full Service (Video)  Sermon (Audio Only)

Why, Why, Why?

Oct. 25, 2020

Come worship with us as we discuss the importance of asking ourselves "why" before we figure out "what" to do in any given circumstance. I'll give you a hint - if your "why" doesn't have something to do with love, then your "what" is going to be all wrong.

Full Service (Video)  Sermon (Audio Only)