Tag Archives: Sermon Audio

“Expect the Unexpected”

The Rev. Sara Goodman

The Rev. Sara Goodman, Assistant Sabbatical Minister. Patricia Witt, Worship Associate. Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist-in-Residence. Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education. Two Services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Can you imagine what it might feel like to live every day thinking that the universe is a friendly place? That feeling is what I call abundance. […]

“Community of Abundance”

Jennifer Nordstrom, Senior Minister

The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom. Amanda Panciera, Worship Associate. Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director. Two Services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. There are times in our lives when we feel overflowing gratitude for the gifts of this world, from love, to beauty, to comfort, and times when we feel the fear of scarcity, whether it is […]

“The Courage of Living and Dying” 

Abstract Death Forrest

“The Courage of Living and Dying” The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom Bob Balderson, Worship Associate Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education The Reverend Forrest Church said, “religion is humanity’s response to being alive and knowing we must die.” While our personal mortality can be terrifying, knowing our loved ones are also […]

“Free to Forgive in a Criminally Unjust System”

Forgiveness

“Free to Forgive in a Criminally Unjust System?” The Rev. Karen Mooney Denise Cawley, Worship Associate Tristan Strelitzer, Choral Director with Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Forgiveness, redemption, and atonement are concepts we wrestle with in our everyday lives. Things go wrong and we find ourselves asking for or […]

“A Human Chain of Courage”

Courage Bear

“A Human Chain of Courage” The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom Christopher Sims, Guest Speaker Bob Porter, Worship Associate Jack Forbes Wilson, Artist in Residence Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education What is in your courage bank? What sustains you through fear? What resources do you have for facing the wildness of life? There are many places from which […]

“Daring Greatly: the Courage to be Vulnerable”

Balance on a Log CC0

“Daring Greatly: the Courage to be Vulnerable” The Reverend Sara Goodman Diane Horne, Worship Associate Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director Sometimes the things that take the most courage take the most vulnerability. Using author Brene Brown’s best-selling book Daring Greatly, we will explore how we can use personal vulnerability to help create lasting change in […]

“Actions of the Heart: Living with Courage”

Flower Heart

“Actions of the Heart: Living with Courage” The Reverend Jennifer Nordstrom Jason Ludtke, Worship Associate Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education   The word “courage” comes from the root word for “heart,” understood as the seat of feelings. How can our own hearts lead us to live more courageously? Where might open-hearted courage take […]

“Welcoming a Change of Heart”

“Welcoming a Change of Heart” The Rev. Sara Goodman Amanda Panciera, Worship Associate Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Jack Forbes Wilson, Resident Artist The Jewish High Holy days are a time for reflection, asking for (and offering) forgiveness, and returning home to our core selves. How do we make space in our lives for […]

Ingathering Sunday

Buttefly

“Welcome Home” The Rev. Jennifer Nordstrom Rollie Hansen, Worship Associate Beryl Aschenberg, Director of Religious Education Alissa Rhode, Lead Music Director   At this Ingathering Sunday service, we will gather in our community and remember what it means to be at home in a place, with people and with ourselves. What do we each need […]