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09/29/2019 - Penny Nixon - No Need to Wash your Coffee Cup: An Outspoken Spirituality

Penny reflects on standing up and speaking out for what is right.

Read this before listening to the sermon:

Luke 11: 37-43

September 22, 2019 - Kelly Colwell - The Hostess with the Mostess: A Hospitable Spirituality
Kelly expands our vision of hospitality and the grace of receiving.

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Luke 7: 36-39
and
Kitchen
from Domain, by Barbara Nickel (2007)

...the room? Where I was Queen? No longer there,
Mom says of college days. I watch her hands
punch down the risen dough. Shape loaves. Butter
the steaming heel for me. I watch four hands,
the clock’s and hers, never resting, changing
pork hock to soup, egg whites to snow, slicing
minutes to seconds, the loaf to a taste so vital
I hate to swallow it. Sacrifice
is on my tongue because she rose at six
to knead the bread, she’s touched that wooden spoon
so many times she’s in the spoon, the mixing bowl
slowly cracking. The walls and all this room
will crumble. Warning lapses in the clock—
a stillness in the hands I hate to watch.

September 15, 2019 - Penny Nixon - Scandalous Dinners: A Grace Filled Spirituality

Penny speaks of the challenge of meeting difficult situations with grace.

Read this before listening to the sermon:

Luke 5: 27-32
and
Mornings at Blackwater by Mary Oliver

September 8, 2019 - Penny Nixon - Jesus the Party Guy: A Gluttonous Spirituality

Penny reminds us that the word "companion" means to "break bread together." And Jesus, our spiritual companion, came eating and drinking, sharing meals with those he encountered.

Read this before listening to the sermon:

Luke 7: 24-28; 31-34

September 1, 2019 - Kelly Colwell - Nothing Alive Stays the Same

Kelly uses the Giant Sequoias to show us how change is necessary for growth.

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Don't Hesitate, Mary Oliver

and

Romans 12: 1-8

August 25, 2019 - Penny Nixon - The Stonewall 50 Years Later

Penny reminds us of the impact Stonewall had 50 years ago and continues to have today.

Read this before listening to the sermon:

A Litany for Survival, Audre Lorde

and

Matthew 15: 21-28

August 18, 2019 - Penny Nixon - The Woodstock Effect 50 Years Later

"Woodstock reminds us that for three days, a generation touched its best self and that glimmer has never entirely disappeared."

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Merger Poem, Judy Chicago/a>

August 11, 2019 - Penny Nixon - A Giant Leap

Penny highlights how landing on the moon has influenced our way of life and faith over the past 50 years.

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The Moon and The Exaltation of God (excerpts from Genesis 1 and Psalms 8, 104, 136 and 148)

God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; God made the stars also. God placed them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to govern the day and the night, and to separate the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good.
Praise God, sun and moon; Praise God, all stars of light! Praise God, you highest heavens, and you waters above the heavens!
Praise God who made the great lights, For God’s lovingkindness is everlasting: The sun to rule by day, for God’s lovingkindness is everlasting,
The moon and stars to rule by night, for God’s lovingkindness is everlasting.
Bless the Lord, O my soul. You are clothed with honor and majesty, wrapped in light as with a garment. You stretch out the heavens like a tent, you set the beams of your chambers on the waters,
you make the clouds your chariot, you ride on the wings of the wind, you make the winds your messengers, fire and flame your ministers.
You have made the moon to mark the seasons; and the sun knows its time for setting.
When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained; what are human beings that you are mindful of them, mortals that you should care for them?

August 4, 2019 - Sheryl Johnson - Storing Up and Letting Go

Sheryl shows us that there is power in giving away in order to receive.

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Luke 12: 13-21

and

The Seven of Pentacles by Marge Piercy

July 28, 2019 - Marge Boyd - Spiritual Cornucopia

Galatians 5: 22-23 ". . . the Fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things."

Marge links the Fruit of the Spirit to tangible, edible fruits so that their blessings surround us in everyday life.

Love, Strawberries
Joy, Cherries
Peace, Blueberries
Patience, Pears
Kindness, Apples
Generosity, Grapes
Faithfulness, Oranges
Gentleness, Peaches
Self-Control, Lemons

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A Blessing with Roots, by Jan Richardson
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Recalculating...
November 13, 2016 - Rev. Penny Nixon

In this post-election sermon, Penny asks us to go deeper. Since we pray every week, "Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven," what will this look like given our new reality?

Note: Due to technical difficulties, the sound quality is slightly diminished.

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PSALM 15
Lord, who can be trusted with power,
and who may act in your place?
Those with a passion for justice,
who speak the truth from their hearts;
who have let go of selfish interests
and grown beyond their own lives;
who see the wretched as their family
and the poor as their flesh and blood.
They alone are impartial
and worthy of the people's trust.
Their compassion lights up the whole earth,
and their kindness endures forever.
(translated by Stephen Mitchell)

Luke 17:20-21

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