Sermons

Say All the Words (02-04-18 Sermon)

Sometimes disruption is loud and disorderly and completely out of place, and sometimes it’s loud and orderly, and erupts in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. It is like the ice on the lake in late winter, the way it will be in another month (or two), when suddenly one night you hear it booming out there, cracking, like an explosion, and in the morning it’s not one fissure on the surface but a massive web of ruptures, and into every hairline fracture the sun streams in and water flows, and soon the ice is compromised entirely, and then it’s gone and you can’t quite...

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A Time for Every Single Thing (11-19-17 Sermon)

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April Showers (04-02-17 Sermon)

Immanence is the belief that there is no veil, no separation, between the sacred and this world – between the Holy and our lives. It is a belief in the sacred, sanctified dimension of the common – the ordinary – the daily presentations. -Rev. Luke Stevens-Royer, “April Showers” Download 04-02-17-sermon pdf

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The Divine Hours (02-12-17 Sermon)

What restores your soul, waters your spirit, keeps you sane and laughing (also crying)? What guides your feet and anchors you daily in gratitude, compassion and wonder? Do that. Whatever it is. Read that. Recite that. Pray that. Sing that. Find true north with that. Breathe that. -Rev. Victoria Safford, “The Divine Hours” Download 02-12-17-sermon pdf

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Are You Saved (01-08-17 Sermon)

Each day, in the common ordinary miracles of this world – our souls are being saved; we are saving one another and we are saved by a larger love holding us all and in every breath of life and spirit and love, we are graced with glimpses of heaven right here – right now. Just outside your door, you might just find your soul at the altar of life you might just move out into this world with heart open, soul open and be stopped in your tracks by the morning sun and birdsong by crayons on paper and belly laughs by a violin, a piano by a smile, a voice, you might just get up and be saved. -...

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The Infinite Inventory (09-25-16 Sermon)

Come in, we say. The house is made holy by our presence – not because we’re so holy and so awesome, but because our presence in this place signifies our need to be together to acknowledge the infinite inventory of blessings we have known, to heal an infinite inventory of sorrows, and to build by hand and heart, by grace and by our will, the Beloved Community. The holiness is in the questions that we carry in and place like offerings upon an altar: What will we do with each moment of this life, - this borrowed, beautiful life - but love till we’ve loved it away? -Rev. Victoria Safford,...

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