Sermons – 2014

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Returning to ‘Reality’ 01-05-14 Mark E. Diehl (Second Sunday after Christmas)

Sermon Series: Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations: 1. The Practice of Radical Hospitality 01-12-14 Mark E. Diehl (Baptism of the Lord)

Sermon Series: Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations: 2. The Practice of Passionate Worship 01-19-14 Mark E. Diehl (Second Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sermon Series: Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations: 3. Constants and Variables: The Practice of Intentional Faith Development 01-26-14 Marilyn T. Hedgpeth (Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sermon Series: Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations: 4. The Practice of Risk-Taking Mission and Service 02-02-14 Mark E. Diehl (Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sermon Series: Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations: 5. The Practice of Extravagent Generosity 02-09-14 Mark E. Diehl (Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sermon Series: Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations: 6. Doing What We Want to Become 02-16-14 Mark E. Diehl (Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Songs of Zion 02-23-14 Emilie M. Townes (McPherson Lectureship / Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time)

A Community of Presence 03-02-14 Marilyn T. Hedgpeth (Transfiguration of the Lord)

Ash Wednesday 03-05-14 Mark E. Diehl: The Positive Side of Lent (Trinity United Methodist Church) | Ash Wednesday Meditation (FPC)

Temptation: Not to Be Human 03-09-14 Mark E. Diehl (First Sunday in Lent)

Imagination’s Geography: Where Worship Begins 03-16-14  Mark E. Diehl (Second Sunday in Lent)

The Challenge of Change 03-23-14 Mark E. Diehl (Third Sunday in Lent)

Heart Vision 03-30-14 Marilyn T. Hedgpeth (Fourth Sunday in Lent)

Finding Life Among the Tombs 04-06-14 Mark E. Diehl (Fifth Sunday in Lent)

Entering in the Passion of God 04-13-14 Mark E. Diehl (Palm / Passion of Christ Sunday)

Beautiful Feet 04-17-14 Marilyn T. Hedgpeth (Maundy Thursday)

Believing the Signs of Life 04-20-14 Mark E. Diehl (Easter / Resurrection of the Lord)

The Path of Life 04-27-14 Marilyn T. Hedgpeth (Second Sunday of Easter)

Be Amazed 05-04-14 Sam R. Miglarese (Third Sunday of Easter)

God’s Flock 05-11-14 Gwen Dilworth and Aurelia Klinck (Youth Sunday – Fourth Sunday of Easter – Mother’s Day)

Choose Carefully Whom to Follow 05-18-14 Mark E. Diehl (Fifth Sunday of Easter)

Of What Are You Afraid? 05-25-14 Mark E. Diehl (Sixth Sunday of Easter)

A Vision toward the “Other” 06-01-14 Mark E. Diehl (Seventh Sunday of Easter)

Cling Free 06-08-14 Marilyn T. Hedgpeth (Pentecost Sunday)

Between the Heart and the Gate 06-15-14 Mark E. Diehl (Trinity Sunday)

The Making of the Messiah 06-22-14 Mark E. Diehl (12th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

The Unthinkable 06-29-14 Marilyn T. Hedgpeth (13th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Freedom that Bears Fruit 07-06-14 Mark E. Diehl (14th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Seed, Soil, and Sower 07-13-14 Sam R. Miglarese (15th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

The Mission of Jesus’ Disciples 07-20-14 Mark E. Diehl (16th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

What Good is Goodness? 07-27-14 Mark E. Diehl (17th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

A New Name 08-03-14 Marilyn T. Hedgpeth (18th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

The Still Center 08-10-14 Sam R. Miglarese (19th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Crumbs from the Table 08-17-14 Mark E. Diehl (20th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Consider the Lilies 08-24-14 Mark E. Diehl (21st Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Fire Blazing in the Heart 08-31-14 Sam R. Miglarese (22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Gift and Call 09-07-14 Mark E. Diehl (23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Breathing Deeply the Air of Grace 09-14-14 Mark E. Diehl (24th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

God’s Economy of Love 09-21-14 Marilyn T. Hedgpeth (25th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Honest to God 09-28-14 Nicole Ashwood (26th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Accurate Assessments 10-05-14 Mark E. Diehl (World Communion Sunday)

Courage Doesn’t Always Roar 10-12-14 Mark E. Diehl (28th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

A Story about Time 10-19-14 Marilyn T. Hedgpeth (Children’s Sabbath; 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sermon Series: Building on a Firm Foundation: 1. Lighting the Church 10-26-14 Mark E. Diehl (30th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sermon Series: Building on a Firm Foundation: 2. Taking Hold of Life 11-2-14 Mark E. Diehl (All Saints’ Sunday)

Proper Translations—Finding the Right Words 11-9-14 Mark E. Diehl (Dedication Sunday / 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

And the Door Was Shut 11-16-14 Mark E. Diehl (33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sharing S’more 11-23-14 Marilyn T. Hedgpeth (Christ the King Sunday)

The Hope That Is Advent 11-30-14 Sam R. Miglarese (First Sunday of Advent)

Learning to Count 12-07-14 Mark E. Diehl (Second Sunday of Advent)

How Can This Be? 12-21-14 Marilyn T. Hedgpeth (Fourth Sunday of Advent)

Dismissed in Peace 12-28-14 Sam R. Miglarese (First Sunday after Christmas)

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