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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+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Sermons|0 Comments