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“Joyful Disbelief and Still Wondering”

Sermon by Rev. Todd Weir April 15, 2017 Easter 3B  Luke 24:36-48 (In Eastertide, we have 40 days to reflect on the challenges of understanding the resurrection, and the whatever doubts and complications arrive theologically as we think about if we believe in miracles, are open to mystery, and want to have faith along with our questions.  Consider this part to of dealing with doubt, while living in faith. I believe, help me with my unbelief!)   The first Easter did not have any good music yet, no trumpets or handbells or “Hallelujah Chorus.”  Jesus arose without a sound track, no “selfies,” no PR firm coordinating Youtube videos, showing Jesus smiling with the common people of demographic significance.  (Also no Cambridge Analytica or Facebook fake news add placement to give you the Pro-Pilate point of view!)  So obviously there would be [...]

By |2018-04-15T15:49:22+00:00April 15th, 2018|Sermons|0 Comments

Sermon: “Everything We Need”

Sermon preached by Rev. Todd Weir August 6, 2017 Scripture: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Any busy, overwhelmed pastor and congregation can relate to this scripture passage.  Like many pastors - after the Lenten study series, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, the crowds and the energy output, Jesus tries to take a mini-vacation.  He rents a boat, I imagine it was a little sailboat.  Jesus spent a lot of time with fisherman boating around the Sea of Galilee, so he probably knew port from starboard.  He gets out into the water, the wind fills his sails, and he starts to relax and ponder.   If Jesus was a modern-day pastor, he might have already consulted his ministry coach by phone call to define what issues he needs to discern.  Based on Matthew 13, he has 3 big issues.  Number one, he [...]

By |2017-08-08T12:23:12+00:00August 8th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments

Sermon: “Crossing the Tumult”

Sermon by Rev. Todd Weir July 9, 2017 Psalm 46   Its summer time, and we hope for a more relaxed pace.  We try to get a little vacation, whether in Maine or the Cape or even just a good stay-cation.  Some of you may even venture to Niagara Falls.  How many have been there, maybe taken a ride on the Maid of the Mist, with your raincoat on, to get near the powerful torrents.  The Falls became a huge destination in the summer of 1859, when a circus tight rope walker named Charles Blondin crossed the Falls on June 30, 1859.  Not content with braving the thundering torrents, Blondin upped the ante with increasingly theatrical performances.  He crossed the tightrope in a sack, then he did it backwards, the next day blindfolded, he rode a bike across the Falls, [...]

By |2017-07-10T12:28:04+00:00July 10th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments