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No Way Out But Through

    No Way Out But Through by the Rev. Sarah Buteux Mark 1:4-13, Baptism of Jesus, Year B   “If you’re going through Hell, keep going” - Winston Churchill    I’ve been looking at Airbnb’s recently.  Airbnb’s and real estate ads on Zillow.  Not because I have any serious plans to travel or relocate, though after the events of Wednesday I may expand my search to Canada. Just kidding. It’s ok. I’m not going anywhere. Because I can’t! I’ve simply been imagining alternate lives outside of this one: lives where I walk on different paths, read by different fires, maybe go out to eat at an actual restaurant.  I love my life and the walls I call home, but I’m feeling tired of them all the same. I’m an introvert and a homebody by nature, but something in even me [...]

By |2021-01-10T09:34:11-05:00January 10th, 2021|Sermons|0 Comments

Back to the Beginning

Rev. Sarah Buteux December 6, 2020 Back to the Beginning Advent 2, Year B Peace Mark 1:1-8 Anyone who writes - stories, poems, sermons, thank you notes - can tell you that the hardest part of writing is getting started.  Beginnings are hard because there’s no one way or right way to begin.  Starting a new job or a new year, settling into a new house or bringing home a new baby (as if there’s any other kind of baby), falling in love with a new person, finding our way in a new city…the newness of it all can be exhilarating, but it can also be terrifying.  There is just so much possibility - possibility for good, yes, but also the possibility that we might mess it all up, lose our way, falter, or even fail.  There may be no one [...]

By |2020-12-06T09:59:24-05:00December 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Worship for August 30, 2020

Please join us for worship by clicking here.   Here is the sermon text: Rev. Sarah Buteux                  All the Feels Romans 12:9-21, Proper 17, Year A Hymns “My Shepherd will supply my need” Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. I’m here to tell you this morning that it’s ok….you’re ok. Not the world. Certainly not our country. Our country is !*!&%$ing $#!* show right now.  Watching the news feels like watching a horror film on a loop with different actors stepping in to play the same roles of unarmed black man or biased white police officer or angry white male with a gun.  Campuses are replacing nursing homes as ideal settings for the spread Covid. California is on fire. We’ve seen that show before. But now, so is [...]

By |2020-08-30T10:04:27-04:00August 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Worship August 23, 2020

Join us for worship by clicking here. Following is the text for the sermon:   The Rev. Sarah Buteux ‘Blessed Are You!’ a sermon for good people with no good answers   Matthew 16:13-23, Proper 16 Year A    “Do the best you can until you know better.  Then when you know better, do better.”  Those are the words of Maya Angelou and they are timely words for us as we continue to wrestle with issues of racial justice… especially timely for white people as we learn more and more about what it is like to live as a person of color in this country.  I think there are more and more of us everyday who are earnestly doing the best we can until we know better. And when we know better, we are trying to do better. But Angelou’s [...]

By |2020-08-30T13:38:28-04:00August 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sunday Worship, June 21, 2020

To join us for worship, click here.   Following, is the text for this morning's sermon:   Rev. Sarah Buteux June 21, 2020 “Not Peace, but a Sword”  Making Sense of the Hard Sayings of Jesus. Matthew 10:24-39 In her interview with Brene Brown this past week, Austin Channing Brown talked about how, in growing up in both the black church and the the world of white evangelicalism, she was exposed to two different kinds of Jesus.  “I learned the hard way,” she said, “I learned the hard way that there is a deep difference between the Jesus that black folks worship and the Jesus that white Christians worship.”  “Tell me the difference,” said Brene. “The Jesus that black folks worship,” said Austin, “doesn't ask questions like, ‘but does the gospel really have anything to do with race and justice?’ [...]

By |2020-06-21T09:47:42-04:00June 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do The Right Thing

Thank you for joining us for worship. To view the service, click here:   The text for the sermon and resources for anti-racism work are below.   Rev. Sarah Buteux                     Trinity Sunday, Year A   2 Corinthians 13:5-14 I need to begin in 1st century Corinth this morning, because I don’t know where to begin with 21st Century America right now. We’ll get there, but I’m going to need to come at all this sideways…tell the truth but tell it slant, if you will.  Instead, let me begin by telling you that what you just heard was the end of a letter, a letter written 2000 years ago.  Now a letter that old might appear to be completely irrelevant to this moment we find ourselves in, but I don’t think [...]

By |2020-06-08T12:01:55-04:00June 7th, 2020|Sermons, Worship|0 Comments

Worship for May 24, 2020

Join us for worship today. We hope to livestream the service at 10 am on Facebook. You can also view the service at anytime via youtube by clicking here.  Below is the text for this morning's sermon.     Rev. Sarah Buteux                   May 24, 2020 “Into the Great Unknown” Ascension Sunday, Year A  Acts 1:6-14 It’s been 68 thousand days since the shut down began and I don’t know anyone who feels like they are just crushing it anymore, if they ever were. I know a lot of us went into this great pause thinking we’d use the time well. I think a lot of people thought they’d use this time to re-organize their closets, learn to bake bread, finally paint the spare bedroom, get in shape, or write the next [...]

By |2020-05-24T16:25:00-04:00May 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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