Recent Sermons

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Audio copies of recent sermons are often available to check out in the OMH library.

May 19, 2013
Preached by Rev. Elissa Johnk

May 12, 2013
Preached by Heidi Tringe
Audio File of Heidi's Sermon
Words of Welcome by Amy Angney

April 14 2013
Audio File Sermon (Rev.David Connor)

March 31 Easter 2013
Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

March 10, 2013
Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

March 3, 2013
Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

February 24, 2013
Preached by Rev. David Connor audio file

February 17, 2013
Audio File Sermon
Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

February 10, 2013
Preached by Rev. Elissa Johnk
PDF version

January 20, 2013
"A Flood of Belovedness" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

December 2, 2012
"Waiting on the World to Change." Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk
"Advent Reflection: HOPE." Given by Erik Esselstyn

November 25, 2012
"A Day, A Year, A Lifetime." Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk
"Words of Welcome" Given by Erika Lynch

November 18, 2012
"Thanksgiving Witness" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

"Thanksgiving Witnesses" Given by Anna Scoppettone, David Soccodato, and Marilla Hewitt

November 11, 2012
Stewardship Address, given by Patti Casey

November 4, 2012
"Our Mite" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk
Stewardship Address, given by Heidi Tringe

October 28, 2012
"Legion" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

October 21, 2012 Audio file. Preached by the Rev. David Connor

October 7, 2012
"God is Nigh" audio file.

September 30, 2012
"Turn the Other Cheek" audio file Preached by the Rev. David Connor

September 16, 2012
"What do you wish for as a child of God?" Audio File. Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

September 9, 2012
"Words of Welcome" by Katie Gustafson.

July 29, 2012 - lay service. Copies of this service are available! Contact Elissa for details.

July 15, 2012
"Power. Silence. Shame." Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk
And there is also the tragedy of John – and not simply the tragedy of his gruesome death. I would argue that John was so caught in his understanding of the ways of right and wrong – his own righteous power – he cannot help but use it to shame others. His righteousness silences his compassion, and it is a condemnation that proves fatal.

July 8, 2012
"Wake-Up Call" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk
But years of accumulated family baggage meant it took three hours and a lot of angst for us to sort out something as simple as a missed phone call. I wonder what else I do not hear – and they do not hear – because we have shared so much. What truths do I not say because of our shared history? What things do I not say because I assume we share the same version of history?

June 24, 2012
"Alot of Storms" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk
What would an alot of anxiety look like?
An alot of loneliness?
Fear?
So many thanks to http://www.hyperboleandahalf.com for this great (and prophetic?) image!

June 17, 2012
"We All Get One" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

May 20, 2012
"Waiting" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

May 19, 2012 - Installation Saturday!
"It Can Be Dangerous" Preached by the Rev. Martin Copenhaver

May 13, 2012
"Glass Hearts" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

April 22, 2012
"Cracked Open" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

April 8, 2012
"Back to Jerusalem" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

March 18, 2012
"Facing/Faithing Your Way into Life" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

March 11, 2012
"Psalm 19 or: Cinderella, Goldilocks, Jesus, and Other Scary Stories Not to Tell Your Children." Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

March 4, 2012
"On the Cross" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

February 26, 2012
“The Kodak Carousel: Don Draper, Hyundai, and our Wilderness” Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

February 19, 2012
"Mystical Visions and Encounters" Audio File available. Preached by the Rev. David Connor

February 12, 2012
"I do" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

January 22, 2012
"Swim/Swam/Swum: The problem of time in the grammar of repentance" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

"Light of the Wor(l)d" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

December 11, 2011
"Rejoice" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk
"Jesus came in a horror story. This was no accident. Most major religions have celebrations now, near the
equinox, the longest night, because there is truth in this darkness. It is in the darkness, with those that despair, that the divine chooses to come. We find God, God finds us, when we most need God. So it was for Mary. And so it was for Marian, the shamanist octogenarian who introduced me to Christmas."

If you would like to know more about the women in this sermon, the New York Times recently published an article on the topic. It can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/comfortwomen (Thanks, Richard Brock, for finding this!)

November 28, 2011
"Already...Not Yet" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

November 13, 2011: "Schrodinger's Jump" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

November 6, 2011: “Singing for Supper: Starvation, Salvation, and Chocolate Croissants” Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

October 23, 2011: "On Twinkies, Zombies, and the Love of God" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk:

October 9, 2011: "Skin" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

September 11, 2011: "Holy Ground" Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

August 14, 2011: "I Am Your Brother": On Famine Preached by the Rev. Elissa Johnk

 

 
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