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Oct 6, 2019 Our Larger Community of Faith If we really understood our oneness with the earth, we might care for the planet better. If we really understood our oneness, we might treat each other differently. On World Communion Sunday, we remember we are one. We are so grateful to Joseph Helfrich for Listen Download
Sep 29, 2019 The Folk Process Continues Stories, folk music, hymns, or our scriptures: these are all formational pieces for us. This is how stories work in our lives. We tell and retell the stories we were told and retold. They become kind of like our own folks Listen Download
Sep 22, 2019 Peace Is Every Step How far will you go for peace? Sunday’s sermon tells the inspirational story of a woman who walked many miles for peace then leaves contemplative space for us consider how our  own journeys will further peace. We are so grateful to Listen Download
Sep 15, 2019 Moving the Goal Posts And now we turn to Matthew, chapter 5. As we enter into Peace Week, let us consider these calls to non-violent resistance and live more generously tomorrow than we lived yesterday. We are so grateful to Joseph Helfrich for kindly Listen Download
Sep 8, 2019 Hearing Our Stories Those who help us feel at home on this planet of shifting sands are Godsends to us. Be that for others. Pass it on. Let no place be exempt from where we offer belonging to others. We are so grateful Listen Download
Sep 1, 2019 How Great Thou Art Our souls may sing for many reasons. Let us respond to God’s great gifts by coming to God with a sense of awe. Today’s message includes a contemplative meditation on II Corinthians 9:6-15. We are so grateful to Joseph Helfrich for Listen Download
Aug 18, 2019 For the Glory of God and Our Neighbor’s Good The Good News to a hungry person is bread. So, let us translate the pages of the Bible into our lives, that others may hear the words in a new way, and for some, that in our lives they may Listen Download
Jul 28, 2019 Stories from the Pastor’s Table After that long week of tough and tiring conversations, we still found joy in meeting together. I wonder if my table experience could have been a momentary glimpse into what might be possible in the Church of the Brethren. Are we Listen Download
Jul 21, 2019 The Stories of the Other The woman who touched Jesus amidst the crowd—seeking healing—didn’t have the privilege of an audience like the family to which Jesus was traveling to heal. Some of us can’t wait and must reach out. Some of us must make time to listen to Listen Download
Jul 14, 2019 The Deeper Conversation If we are three dimensional people—whose souls run as deep as the ocean—ever changing, growing, hurting and healing, are we willing to see others in the same way? We are so grateful to Joseph Helfrich for kindly allowing us to Listen Download
Jun 23, 2019 But Is It Kosher? By being faithful, a friend and a servant, comes the weaving of Spirit’s story in our lives. We are so grateful to Joseph Helfrich for kindly allowing us to play his beautiful song, “Teresa’s Prayer” with our sermon podcast. Subscribe Listen Download
Jun 16, 2019 Living Into the Story In this story, it is eunuchs and gentiles and people from another country. Who is it for us? Listen here and then, continue the story. #Acts8 #wideningthecircle #poeticgeography #believersbaptism #toallthenations #hereiamlord We are so grateful to Joseph Helfrich for kindly Listen Download
Jun 9, 2019 Did Peter Get a Haircut? Peter went from the guy who couldn’t figure out how to let Jesus wash his feet to the guy who could preach to a large crowd and have 3,000 people convert. And the Holy Spirit is still here on earth, Listen Download
May 26, 2019 Surrender to the Creator of the Forest Don’t just listen to this week’s message. Participate! We join with the disciples in the Upper Room, in prayer and contemplation. Together, we read Scripture in the Lectio Davina style, savoring the Words of God that catch our attention. Spirit of God, move Listen Download
May 19, 2019 Resurfacing the Road We are so grateful to Joseph Helfrich for kindly allowing us to play his beautiful song, “Teresa’s Prayer” with our sermon podcast.  Listen as it wraps the story of the Road to Emmaus: a story about the journey from confusion Listen Download
Apr 14, 2019 The Gritty Details We are so grateful to Joseph Helfrich for kindly allowing us to play his beautiful song, “Teresa’s Prayer” with our sermon podcast.  Listen as it wraps our shared reading of Mark 11:1-10 and a message about the humble reality of Listen Download
Mar 3, 2019 Deeply Aware We are so grateful to Joseph Helfrich for kindly allowing us to play his beautiful song, “Teresa’s Prayer” with our sermon podcast.  Listen as it wraps our shared reading of Luke 9:28-43a and a message about finding hidden holiness all Listen Download
Feb 10, 2019 Into the Deep We are so grateful to Joseph Helfrich for kindly allowing us to play his beautiful song, “Teresa’s Prayer” with our sermon podcast each week.  Listen as it wraps our shared reading of Luke 5:1-11 and a message challenging us to Listen Download
Feb 3, 2019 Pushed to the Edge We are so grateful to Joseph Helfrich for kindly allowing us to play his beautiful song, “Teresa’s Prayer” with our sermon podcast each week.  Listen as it wraps our shared reading of Luke 4:21-30 and a message about radical, risky Listen Download
Jan 27, 2019 Beyond the Sacred Page Today we go to the words of scripture in Nehemiah 8:1-10 and Luke 4:14-21. The audio includes our congregation singing “Break Thou the Bread of Life,” a song in the public domain. It’s a unique image of a communal Bible Listen Download
Jan 6, 2019 Gifts   A sermon for Epiphany. The hymn is As With Gladness, Men of Old. Click on listen to stream audio of this sermon or click on download to then transfer and play it on an iPod or other portable mp3. Listen Download
Dec 30, 2018 A New Year A sermon about resolutions. The hymn is Every Hour I Need Thee. Click on listen to stream audio of this sermon or click on download to then transfer and play it on an iPod or other portable mp3. Subscribe in Listen Download
Dec 23, 2018 When God is a Child   A sermon for the fourth Sunday of Advent. The hymn is To Us a Child of Hope is Born. Click on listen to stream audio of this sermon or click on download to then transfer and play it on Listen Download
Dec 16, 2018 The Lens of Wonder A sermon for the third Sunday of Advent. The hymn is Joy to the World. Click on listen to stream audio of this sermon or click on download to then transfer and play it on an iPod or other portable Listen Download
Dec 2, 2018 Fostering Peace   A sermon for the first Sunday of Advent. The hymn is O Little Town of Bethlehem. Click on listen to stream audio of this sermon or click on download to then transfer and play it on an iPod or Listen Download
Nov 18, 2018 Armloads of Blessings Today’s sermon reflects on Psalm 126. The hymn is Now Thank We All Our God. Click on listen to stream audio of this sermon or click on download to then transfer and play it on an iPod or other portable Listen Download
Nov 11, 2018 The Nuclear Option Today’s guest preacher was David Radcliff, director of the New Community Project. The hymn is God of Grace and God of Glory. Click on listen to stream audio of this sermon or click on download to then transfer and play Listen Download
Nov 4, 2018 Being Redirected by God Today’s service was led by the Bridgewater College Church Travel Team. The hymn is Blessed Assurance. Click on listen to stream audio of this sermon or click on download to then transfer and play it on an iPod or other Listen Download
Oct 28, 2018 I Want to See A sermon on seeing, from Mark 10. The hymn is There’s A Wideness in God’s Mercy Click on listen to stream audio of this sermon or click on download to then transfer and play it on an iPod or other Listen Download
Oct 21, 2018 Servants Wanted A sermon on servanthood, from Mark 10. The hymn is Breathe Upon Us, Holy Spirit Click on listen to stream audio of this sermon or click on download to then transfer and play it on an iPod or other portable Listen Download