Scripture reading (Genesis 45:1-15) and sermon (“Forgiveness Breaks the Chains”) from August 20, 2017: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (Matthew 13:22-33) and sermon (“The Two Mistakes”) from August 13, 2017: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (Matthew 14:13-21) and sermon (“Bless, Break, and Give”) from August 6, 2017: Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (Matthew 13:31-33, 44-46) and sermon (“Small Hope”) from July 30, 2017: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (Genesis 28:10-19a) and sermon (“Stairway to Heaven”) from July 23, 2017: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (Genesis 24) and sermon (“Falling Off the Camel”) from July 9, 2017: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (Genesis 22:1-14) and sermon (“Sacrifice”) from May 14, 2017: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (John 20:19-29) and sermon (“Belong, Behave, Believe”) from May 14, 2017: Fifth Sunday in Easter. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (John 20:19-29) and sermon (“Cherishing the Truth”) from April 23, 2017: Second Sunday in Easter. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (John 20:1-18) and sermon (“Easter on One Foot”) from April 16, 2017: Easter Sunday. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (Ephesians 5:8-14) and sermon (“More Light”) from March 26, 2017: Fourth Sunday in Lent. [audio:http://www.clarecongregational.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/March-26-2017-sermon.mp3 read on
Scripture reading (John 3:1-17) and sermon (“Permission to Go Deep”) from March 12, 2017: Second Sunday in Lent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture readings (Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 and Romans 5:12-19) and sermon (“Keep Asking Why”) from March 5, 2017: First Sunday in Lent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture readings (Matthew 17:1-9) and sermon (“Listen to Him”) from February 1926 2017: Transfiguration Sunday. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture readings (Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18) and sermon (“Great-Uncle Levi”) from February 19, 2017: Seventh Sunday after Epiphany. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture readings (Deuteronomy 30:15-20, Sirach 15:15-20, and Psalm 119:1-8) and sermon (“Yes, with God’s Help”) from February 12, 2017: Sixth Sunday after Epiphany. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (Matthew 5:13-20) and sermon (“Contrasting Messages”) from February 5, 2017: Fifth Sunday after Epiphany. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (Matthew 5:1-12) and sermon (“Listening to the Beatitudes”) from January 29, 2017: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (1 Corinthians 1:10-18) and sermon (“Conflict and the Church”) from January 22, 2017: Third Sunday after Epiphany. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (John 1:29-51) and sermon with new song (“Come and See”) from January 15, 2017: Second Sunday after Epiphany. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture readings (Isaiah 55:6-11 and 1 Corinthians 2: 6-13) with Patti Ulrich’s sermon (“Imagine”) from January 8, 2017: First Sunday after Epiphany. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (Matthew 2:13-23) and sermon (“The Coventry Carol”) with congregational singing of the Coventry Carol from January 1, 2017: First Sunday after Christmas Day. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (Matthew 11:2-11) and sermon (“Waiting for the Liberator”) from December 11, 2016: Third Sunday of Advent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon and new carol (“We Prepare”) with scripture reading (Matthew 3:1-12) from December 4, 2016: Second Sunday of Advent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Hope: The Grown-Up Version”) with scripture readings (Isaiah 2:1-5) from November 27, 2016: First Sunday in Advent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (Luke 23:33-43) with song (“Me and Joe and What’s-His-Name”) from November 20, 2016: Reign of Christ Sunday. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture readings (Psalm 104:5-13 and John 4:7-15) with Patti Ulrich’s sermon from November 13, 2016: Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Election Reflection”) with scripture readings (Luke 12:22-32 and Matthew 5:21-24, 43-47) from November 6, 2016: Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Why Bother?”) with scripture reading (Luke 6:20-31) from October 30, 2016: All Saints’ Day. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Sin and the Journey”) with scripture reading (Luke 18:9-14) from October 23, 2016: Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“God Bless Our Pests”) with scripture reading (Luke 18:1-8) from October 16, 2016: Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“The Voice of Baptism”) with scripture reading (Matthew 3:13-17) from October 9, 2016: Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Our Story Journey”) with scripture reading (Psalm 137) from October 2, 2016: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Re-Aiming Amos”) with scripture reading (Amos 8:4-7) from September 18, 2016: Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“The Dream of the Rood”) by Rev. Dr. Adam Brooks Webber, with poetry reading (excerpt from “The Dream of the Rood”) and scripture reading (1 Corinthians 1:18-24) from September 11, 2016: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Finish This Together”) by Rev. Dr. Adam Brooks Webber, with scripture reading (Hebrews 13:1-6) from August 28, 2016: Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Guest Sermon (“The Worldly Me or the Godly Me”) by Dave Forsberg, Deacon, with scripture readings (Matthew 7:12 and Deuteronomy 11:1) from August 21, 2016: Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Rich Toward God”) with scripture reading (Luke 12:13-21) from July 17, 2016: Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Go Pray”) with scripture reading (Luke 11:1-13) and song (“Prayer” from Hansel and Gretel by E. Humperdinck, performed by Fern Webber and Kelly Autrey-Webber) from July 17, 2016: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“That Neighbor Question”) with scripture reading (Luke 10:25-37) from July 10, 2016: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“God’s Time Zone”) with scripture reading (2 Kings 5:1-14) from July 3, 2016: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“The Habit of Scapegoating”) with scripture reading (2 Kings 2:1-14,23-24) from June 26, 2016: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Forgiveness, Cause and Effect”) with scripture reading (Luke 7:36-50) from June 12, 2016: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Our Value Proposition”) with scripture reading (1 Kings 17:8-24) from June 5, 2016: Third Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Military Virtues”) with scripture reading (Luke 7:1-10) from May 29, 2016: Second Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“A Song about the Trinity”) with scripture reading (John 16:12-15) from May 22, 2016: Trinity Sunday. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Rose’s Deer”) with scripture reading (Acts 2:1-21) from May 15, 2016: Seventh Sunday of Easter. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“That They May All Be One”) with scripture reading (John 17:20-26) from May 8, 2016: Seventh Sunday of Easter. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Unlock Revelation”) with poem (“Kubla Kahn” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge) and scripture reading (Revelation 21:10,22-22:5) from May 1, 2016: Sixth Sunday of Easter. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Sorting People”) with scripture reading (Acts 11:1-18) from April 24, 2016: Fifth Sunday of Easter. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Go Outside and Pray”) with scripture readings (Mark 1:32-36, Matthew 14:14-23, and Luke 6:6-12) from April 17, 2016: Fourth Sunday of Easter. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Progressive Christianity”) with scripture reading (John 20:19-29) from April 3, 2016: Second Sunday of Easter. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Words Can’t; God Can”) with scripture reading (Luke 24:1-12) from March 27, 2016: Easter Sunday. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Followers and Champions”) with scripture reading (Luke 19:28-40) and hymn (“Awake, My Soul, Stretch Every Nerve”) from March 20, 2016: Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm Sunday). [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Turn to the Life”) with scripture reading (Mark 1:9-15) and new hymn (“Turn to the Life”) from March 13, 2016: Fifth Sunday in Lent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Forgiveness”) with poem (“The World is Too Much With Us”), scripture reading (Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32) and hymn (“The Inn of God’s Forgiveness”) from March 6, 2016: Fourth Sunday in Lent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“The Blame Assignment Problem”) with scripture reading (Luke 13:1-9) from February 28, 2016: Third Sunday in Lent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“The Fox and the Hen”) with scripture reading (Luke 13:31-35) from February 21, 2016: Second Sunday in Lent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Seeking Suffering, Seeking God”) with scripture reading (Luke 4:1-13) from February 14, 2016: First Sunday in Lent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Forty Days of Kindness”) with scripture reading (Luke 9:28-36) from February 7, 2016: Transfiguration Sunday. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“On Knowing Your Own Errors”) with scripture reading (Psalm 19) from January 24, 2016: Third Sunday after Epiphany. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Strings”) with scripture reading (1 Corinthians 12:1-11) from January 17, 2016: Second Sunday after Epiphany. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Star-Following Tips”) with scripture reading (Matthew 2:1-12) from January 10, 2016: First Sunday after Epiphany. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Point A of the Way”) with scripture reading (Matthew 25:31-46) from January 3, 2016: Second Sunday after Christmas. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Praise and the Needy Boss”) with scripture reading (Psalm 148) from December 27, 2015: First Sunday after Christmas. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Full of Surprises”) with scripture reading (Luke 1:39-55) from December 20, 2015: Fourth Sunday of Advent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Pax Vobiscum; Gaudete”) with scripture readings (Isaiah 12:2-6 and Philippians 4:4-7) from December 13, 2015: Third Sunday of Advent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“The Purpose of John”) with scripture reading (Luke 1:68-79) from December 6, 2015: Second Sunday of Advent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Are You a King”) with scripture reading (John 18:33-37) from November 22, 2015: Reign of Christ Sunday. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Apocalyptic Advice”) with scripture readings (Daniel 12:1-3 and Mark 13:1-8) from November 15, 2015: Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Our Treasure, Our Responsibility”) with scripture reading (Mark 12:28-34) from November 1, 2015: Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Calling: The Short Version”) with scripture reading (Mark 10:46-52) from October 25, 2015: Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“We Diakonoi”) with scripture reading (Mark 10:35-45) from October 18, 2015: Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Your Special Teaching”) with scripture reading (Mark 10:17-31) from October 11, 2015: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“The First Matchmaker”) with scripture reading (Genesis 2:18-24) from October 4, 2015: Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“How To Make Jesus Mad”) with scripture reading (Mark 9:38-50) from September 27, 2015: Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Greed and its Antidote”) with scripture reading (James 3:13-4:8) from September 20, 2015: Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Pessimism and Creativity”) with scripture reading (James 3:1-12) from September 13, 2015: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“On Faith and Works”) with scripture reading (James 2:1-10, 14-17, and 18-24) from September 6, 2015: Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“The Epistle of James”) with scripture reading (James 1:17-27) from August 30, 2015: Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“This Present Darkness”) with scripture reading (Ephesians 6:10-20) from August 23, 2015: Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“To Believe”) with scripture reading (John 6:24-35) from August 2, 2015: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Serve and Shine”) with scripture reading (John 6:1-21) from July 26, 2015: Ninth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Remnants’ Choice”) with scripture reading (Jeremiah 23:1-6) from July 19, 2015: Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Beheading the Reading”) with scripture readings (Mark 6:14-29 and Mark 6:30-44) from July 12, 2015: Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“The Authority Problem”) with scripture readings (Mark 6:1-13) from July 5, 2015: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“About Betty”) with scripture readings (Mark 5:21-43) from June 28, 2015: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Peace. Be Still”) with scripture reading (Mark 4:35-41) from June 21, 2015: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“The Kingdom Response”) with scripture readings (Mark 4:26-34 with Mark 12:28-34) from June 14, 2015: Third Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Government Solutions, Government Problems”) with scripture reading (1 Samuel 8:4-20, 11:14-15) from June 7, 2015: Second Sunday after Pentecost. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“Compassion’s Sting”) with scripture readings (1 John 1:8-9, Job 12:7-10, Matthew 25:42-45) and a new hymn, from May 31, 2015: Trinity Sunday. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“The Holy Ghost Hole”) with scripture reading (Acts 2:1-21) from May 24, 2015: Pentecost Sunday. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Sermon (“On Reaching Decisons”) with scripture reading (Acts 1:15-17,21-26) from May 17, 2015: the Seventh Sunday in Easter. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
This special, almost sermon-free Mother’s Day Sunday was May 10, 2015: the Sixth Sunday in Easter. The service included a special sung blessing (“Round Our Skiff Be God’s Aboutness” by Kathy Wonson Eddy, performed by vocalist Kelly Autrey-Webber and guest flutist Dr. Dennette McDermott), a piano reflection (“Dreams of Summer,” written and performed by Fern read on
Scripture reading (Acts 8:26-40) and sermon (“Different, and the Same”) from May 3, 2015: Fifth Sunday in Easter. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (John 10:11-18) and sermon (“We, Like Sheep”) from April 26, 2015: Fourth Sunday in Easter. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (Luke 24:36-48) and sermon (“A Matter of Experience”) from April 19, 2015: Third Sunday in Easter. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (Mark 16:1-8) with sermon (“The Opening at the Close”) and song (“Fear Not, Said the Angel” by Adam Brooks Webber, performed by Kelly Autrey-Webber and Adam Brooks Webber) from April 5, 2015: Easter Sunday. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (Mark 11:1-11) with sermon (“Save Us From What?”) from March 22, 2015: Sixth Sunday in Lent (Palm Sunday). [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on
Scripture reading (John 12:20-33) with sermon (“Jesus Answers the Question”) from March 22, 2015: Fifth Sunday in Lent. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] read on