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2019 Downtown Sermons

12/29 – Rev. Nick Berlanga (no transcript; podcast available)
12/24 – Christmas Eve 11pm – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Savior of the Hidden Places (podcast available)
12/22 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Advent Meditation
12/15 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Advent Meditation
Chancel Choir presentation of Bach’s Cantata No. 140 (no transcript or podcast)
12/8 – Children’s Christmas Musical (no transcript or podcast)
12/1 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Advent Meditation
11/24 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Living Gratefully
11/17 – Mark Charles, guest speaker (no transcript; podcast available)
11/10 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Living Generously
11/3 – Rev. Nick Berlanga (no transcript; podcast available)
10/27 – Shonagh Taruza – Matthew 25: I Was In Prison…
10/20 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Matthew 25: I Was A Stranger…
10/13 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Matthew 25: I Was Naked…
10/6 – Rev. Nick Berlanga (no transcript; podcast available)
9/29 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Matthew 25: I Was Hungry…
9/22 – Melanie DeMore, vocal activist – no transcript available
9/15 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Back to Basics: Our Baptismal Vows
9/8 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Back to Basics: Love & Hospitality
9/1 – Rev. Tim Kobler (no transcript; podcast available)
8/24 – Rev. Nick Berlanga (no transcript; podcast available)
8/18 – Rev. Nick Berlanga (no transcript; podcast available)
8/11 – Rev. Nick Berlanga (no transcript; podcast available)
8/4 – Rev. Nick Berlanga (no transcript; podcast available)
7/28 – Youth Mission Team members share reports (no transcript; podcast is available)
7/21 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Oh, the Faith That You’ll Grow! – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
7/14 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Oh, the Faith That You’ll Grow! – Horton Hears a Who
7/7 – Rev. Nick Berlanga (no transcript; podcast is available)
6/30 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Oh, the Faith That You’ll Grow! – The Sneetches
6/23 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Oh, the Faith That You’ll Grow! – The Lorax
6/16 – Shonagh Taruza – Time and Seasons
6/9 – Rev. Nick Berlanga (no transcript; podcast is available)
6/2 – Children’s Ministries presentation of “What’s Up Zak?” (no transcript or recording)
5/26 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – The Cost of Freedom
5/19 – Choral/orchestral presentation of Morten Lauridsen’s “Lux Aeterna” (no transcript or recording)
5/12 – Rev. Nick Berlanga (no transcript; podcast is available)
5/5 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – CONFIRMATION – Going to the North Pole
4/28 – Rev. Tim Kobler (no transcript; podcast is available)
4/21 – EASTER SUNDAY – Rev. Lynn – While It Was Still Dark
4/14 – PALM SUNDAY – Youth Worship (no transcript; podcast is available)
4/7 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – LENT V – Holy Vessels: Forgiveness and Restoration
3/31 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – LENT IV – Holy Vessels: Different Pictures
3/24 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – LENT III – Holy Vessels: Stories
3/17 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – LENT II – Holy Vessels: Safekeeping
3/10 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – LENT I – Holy Vessels: Fragments
3/3 – Friends of the Groom provided Christian Theatre in worship services. In the second hour, Rev. Lynn and the congregation discussed the meaning of what transpired at General Conference (transcript not available; podcast now online)
2/24 – Rev. Lynn and Rev. Berlanga in dialog (transcript not available; podcast now online)
2/17 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – FAQs: Does God Like Some People Better Than Others?
2/10 – Rev. Paul Perez (transcript not available; podcast now online)
2/3 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – FAQs: What Happens When We Die?
1/27 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – FAQs: What Do Christian Denominations Have in Common (and Not)?
1/20 – Rev. Tim Kobler (transcript not available; podcast now online)
1/13 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – FAQs: How Do We Reconcile the God of the Old Testament with the God of the New Testament?
1/6 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Following the Star

2018 Downtown Sermons

12/30 – Rev. Berlanga (no transcript; podcast is available)
12/24 – CHRISTMAS EVE – Rev. Nancy Lynn – The Sacred Found
12/23 – ADVENT 4 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Seeking the Sacred: Dreams
12/16 – ADVENT 3 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Seeking the Sacred: Places
12/9 – ADVENT 2 – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Seeking the Sacred: People
12/2 – ADVENT I – Rev. Nancy Lynn – Seeking the Sacred: Time
11/25 – Rev. Berlanga (no transcript)
11/18 – Rev. Lynn – Anchored in Hope, Awash in Gratitude
11/11 – Rev. Lynn – Anchored in Hope: Next Steps in Faithful Giving
11/4 – ALL SAINTS SUNDAY – Anchored in Hope: Next Steps in Faithful Witness
10/28 – Rev. Berlanga – Anchored in Hope: Next Steps in Service
10/21 – Rev. Lynn – Anchored in Hope: Next Steps in Learning
10/14 – Rev. Lynn – Anchored in Hope: Next Steps in Prayer and Worship
10/7 – Rev. Berlanga (no transcript)
9/30 – Rev. Kobler (no transcript; podcast is available)
9/23 – Rev. Lynn – The Friends We Are
9/16 – Rev. Lynn – The Friends We Bring
9/9 – Rev. Lynn – The Friends We Make
9/2 – Rev. Berlanga (no transcript; podcast is available)
8/26 – Rev. Lynn – The Gospel According to Mr. Rogers: Love By Example
8/19 – Rev. Berlanga – The Gospel According to Mr. Rogers: Who is My Neighbor?
8/12 – Rev. Lynn – The Gospel According to Mr. Rogers: Life in Alignment
8/4 – Rev. Berlanga (no transcript; podcast is available)
7/29 – Rev. Berlanga – Where to Sit?
7/22 – Rev. Lynn – Summer Sabbath
7/15 – Rev. Kobler (no transcript; podcast is available)
7/8 – Rev. Berlanga (no transcript; podcast is available)
7/1 – Rev. Lynn – Be Strong and Courageous
6/24 – Rev. Lynn – A Panel Discussion with our new Stephen Ministers (no transcript; podcast is available)
6/17 – Carole DeHart (no transcript; podcast is available)
6/10 – Rev. Paterson – And In Conclusion…
6/3 – Lay Worship – Reflection offered by Pam Stout available in podcast form (no transcript available)
5/27 – Rev. Paterson – Old Hearts and New Life
5/20 – Chancel Choir presentation of Mendelssohn’s Elijah in worship (no transcript or podcast)
5/13 – (11:15am service) Rev. Lynn – Whose Kids Are They (We) Anyway?
5/6 – Rev. Lynn – Confirmation 2018 – Because Jesus
4/29 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
4/22 – Rev. Paterson – By Whose Authority
4/15 – Youth Worship (no transcript; podcast is available)
4/8 – Bob Spaly, Peg Sutton, Jenn Turner-Dold, and Rev. Nancy S. Lynn
(no transcript; podcast is available)
4/1 – Rev. Paterson – A Pilgrimage of Hope: No Foolin’
3/25 – Rev. Paterson – A Pilgrimage of Hope: A Promise for Today
3/18 – Rev. Paterson – A Pilgrimage of Hope: A Burden Shared
3/11 – Rev. Lynn – A Pilgrimage of Hope: Grace Abounds!
3/4 – Rev. Paterson – A Pilgrimage of Hope: The Will of God
2/25 – Rev. Paterson (no transcript; podcast is available)
2/18 – Rev. Lynn – A Pilgrimage of Hope: Starting with Covenant
2/11 – Rev. Paterson – Big “Buts” of the Bible: The Jesus Paradigm
2/4 – Rev. Paterson – Big “Buts” of the Bible: “But God!”
1/28 – Rev. Paterson – Big “Buts” of the Bible: The Road to Heaven is Paved with Good Intentions
1/21 – Rev. Paterson – Big “Buts” of the Bible: The Failure of Human Imagination
1/14 – Rev. Paterson – Big “Buts” of the Bible
1/7 – Rev. Lynn – Four Kings and a Baby

2017 Downtown Sermons

12/31 – Rev. Paterson (no transcript; podcast available)
12/24 CHRISTMAS EVE – Rev. Paterson – Christmas is Risky Business
12/24 ADVENT 4 – Rev. Lynn – Waiting For Emmanuel: Stay Open to God
12/17 ADVENT 3 – Rev. Lynn – Waiting For Emmanuel: Seek the Light
12/10 ADVENT 2 – Rev. Lynn – Waiting For Emmanuel: Be Prepared
12/3 ADVENT 1 – Rev. Lynn – Waiting For Emmanuel: Keep Awake
11/26 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
11/19 – Rev. Paterson – What Do You Have?
11/12 – Rev. Paterson – Your Bishop is a Basket Case and Invites Us to be as Well
11/5 – Rev. Paterson – Unlikely Saint
10/29 – Rev. Lynn – This Is A Test
10/22 – Rev. Paterson – Faith On the Grow: Heaven on Earth
10/15 – Rev. Lynn – Waiting In Hope
10/8 – Rev. Paterson – Faith On the Grow: People On the Grow
10/1 – Rev. Paterson – Faith On the Grow: From Believing to Loving
9/24 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
9/17 – Rev. Paterson – Faith On the Grow: When Correct Beliefs Aren’t Enough
9/10 – Rev. Paterson – Time to Move
9/3 – Rev. Lynn, Hal & Laurie Brannan, and Saroya & Dawn Cicero – Living Church: Witness
8/27 – Rev. Paterson – Liar, Liar
8/20 – Rev. Paterson – What I Did on Summer Vacation
8/13 – Rev. Lynn & Amanda Williams – Living Church: Prayer
8/6 – Rev. Lynn & Emma Throm – Living Church: Service
7/30 – Rev. Lynn & Jim Higdon – Living Church: Gifts
7/23 – Rev. Lynn & Shonagh Chimbira – Living Church: Presence
7/16 – Rev. Paterson – Jesus Said What?!? Be Perfect
7/9 – Rev. Paterson – Jesus Said What?!? Some Things Should Not be Taken Literally
7/2 – Rev. Paterson – Jesus Said What?!? Name Calling is Never Becoming
6/25 – Rev. Paterson – Jesus Said What?!?
6/18 – Rev. Kelly Nieman Anderson (no transcript available; podcast is available)
6/11 – Rev. Lynn – Sounds of Silence
6/4 – Lay Worship – Reflections offered by Carrie Throm and Michael Haithcock are available in podcast form (no transcript available)
5/28 – Rev. Paterson – Glimpse of Glory
5/21 – Chancel Choir offering of Mozart’s “Mass in c minor” (no transcript available; no podcast available)
5/14 – Children’s Music Ministry offering of “Table for Five…Thousand!”, written by Tom S. Long and Allen Pote (no transcript available; no podcast available)
5/7 – Rev. Lynn – God Loves You and …
4/30 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
4/23 – Youth Worship (no transcript; podcast is available)
4/16 – EASTER – Rev. Paterson – Grounded in Faith
4/9 – Rev. Paterson – Grounded in Joy & Sorrow
4/2 – Rev. Paterson – Grounded in Hope
3/26 – Rev. Paterson – Grounded: You Are What God Sees
3/19 – Rev. Lynn – Grounded in Community  (no podcast is available)
3/12 – Rev. Lynn – Grounded to Take Risks
3/5 – Rev. Paterson – Grounded: Knowing Whose You Are
2/29 – Rev. Paterson – When Faith Meets Life: The Economic Community
2/19 – Rev. Paterson – Conversation with Mary McClusky (no transcript; podcast is available)
2/12 – Rev. Lynn – When Faith Meets Life: The World Community
2/5 – Rev. Paterson – When Faith Meets Life: The Social Community
1/29 – Rev. Paterson – When Faith Meets Life: The Nurturing Community
1/22 – Rev. Paterson – When Faith Meets Life: The Political Community
1/15 – Rev. Paterson – When Faith Meets Life: The Natural World
1/8 – Rev. Paterson – Planted and Watered
1/1 – Rev. Lynn – Liminal Space

2016 Downtown Sermons

12/25 – CHRISTMAS DAY – Rev. Paterson – Living Our Expectation
12/18 – ADVENT 4 – Rev. Paterson – Christmas Through the Eyes of Isaiah: Expecting a New Relationship
12/11 – ADVENT 3 – Choir presentation of Bach’s Christmas Concerto (no transcript or podcast)
12/4 – ADVENT 2 – Rev. Paterson – Christmas Through the Eyes of Isaiah: Expecting a New Way
11/27 – ADVENT 1 – Rev. Paterson – Christmas Through the Eyes of Isaiah
11/20 – Rev. Paterson – Give to Live
11/13 – Rev. Paterson – Live to Give
11/6 – Rev. Lynn – Our Cloud of Witnesses
10/30 – Rev. Lynn – Short-Sighted
10/23 – Rev. Paterson – Church, State, and Immigration
10/16 – Rev. Paterson – Church, State, and Economics
10/9 – Rev. Paterson – Church, State, and the Second Amendment
10/2 – Rev. Paterson – Church, State, and the Environment
9/25 – Rev. Roth (no transcript or podcast)
9/18 – Rev. Paterson – Church, State, and Education
9/11 – Rev. Paterson – Church & State
9/4 – Rev. Lynn – Labors of Love
8/28 – Rev. Paterson – Do You Thirst?
8/21 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
8/14 – Rev. Lynn – Touchstones in Faith
8/7 – Rev. Lynn – Compassion: The View From the Other Side
7/24 – Rev. Paterson – Smarter, Not Safer
7/17 – Rev. Paterson – Signs of the Time
7/10 – Rev. Paterson – Thank God for Original Sin
7/3 – Rev. Lynn – Called to Freedom
6/26 – Rev. Lynn – On the Road Again
6/19 – Rev. Paterson – Like Father, Like Son
6/12 – Lay Led Worship (no transcript)
6/5 – Rev. Paterson – Live Free
5/29 – Rev. Paterson – Tomb and Table
5/22 – Children’s Musical Presentation at 9:30am (no transcript or podcast)
Rev. Paterson at 11:15am – In Need of a Personal Assistant
5/15 – Choir Presentation (no transcript or podcast)
5/8 – Rev. Lynn – That They May Be As One?
5/1 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
4/24 – Youth Worship (no transcript; podcast of senior reflections is available)
4/17 – Rev. Paterson – Roman or Catholic
4/10 – Rev. Paterson – Flash-Mob Worship
4/3 – Rev. Lynn – Doubt and/or Belief
3/27 – EASTER SUNDAY – Rev. Paterson – The Cause
3/20 – Rev. Paterson – Rebels With a Cause: Martin Luther King, Jr.
3/13 – Rev. Paterson – Rebels With a Cause: John Wesley
3/6 – Rev. Lynn – Rebels With a Cause: Frances Willard
2/28 – Rev. Paterson – Rebels With a Cause: St. Francis
2/21 – Rev. Paterson – Rebels With a Cause: Martin Luther
2/14 – Rev. Paterson – Rebels With a Cause: St. Valentine
2/7 – Rev. Paterson – Ignorantly and Wonderfully Bold
1/31 – Rev. Lynn – Real Bodies: Ethical ConsumptionResources on Food and Forced Labor
1/24 – Rev. Lynn – Real Food: Sustainable EatingResources on Food Safety and Sustainability
1/17 – Rev. Lynn – Real Hunger: Food Insecurity   |  22 Baby Steps to Feed the Hungry
1/10 – Rev. Paterson – Inspiration Through Organization
1/3 – Rev. Lynn – Star Light, Star Bright

2015 Downtown Sermons

12/27 – Rev. Paterson – No Returns
12/24 – CHRISTMAS EVE – Rev. Paterson – Up for Adoption
12/20 – No sermon; the children presented their Christmas musical, “Why the Chimes Rang”
12/13 – Rev. Paterson – I Wasn’t Expecting That: Is This What it Means to be Favored?
12/6 – Rev. Paterson – I Wasn’t Expecting That: War & Peace
11/29 – Rev. Paterson – I Wasn’t Expecting That: Is There Destruction Ahead?
11/22 – Rev. Lynn – Wisdom From Wesley: Give All You Can
11/15 – Rev. Lynn – Wisdom From Wesley: Save All You Can
11/8 – Rev. Lynn – Wisdom From Wesley: Earn All You Can
11/1 – Rev. Paterson – Weep and Give Thanks
10/25 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
10/18 – Rev. Paterson – Disruptive Christianity: The Greatest Disruptive Force
10/11 – Rev. Paterson – Disruptive Christianity: Give It Away
10/04 – Rev. Paterson – Disruptive Christianity: When No One is Left Out
9/27 – Rev. Paterson – Disruptive Christianity: Your Sin is No Worse than Mine
9/20 – Rev. Paterson – Disruptive Christianity: The Power of Servanthood
9/13 – Rev. Paterson – Disruptive Christianity
9/6 – Rev. Lynn – Just Say NoYes: Martha
8/30 – Rev. Lynn – Just Say NoYes: Mary
8/23 –  Rev. Paterson – The Road to Character
8/16 – Rev. Paterson – What I Learned On My Summer Vacation
8/9 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
8/2 – Rev. Lynn – To Become Like A Child: Play and Laughter
7/26 – Rev. Lynn – To Become Like A Child: Body Talk
7/19 – Rev. Lynn – To Become Like A Child: The Eyes Have It
7/12 – Rev. Mark Spaw (no transcript available; no podcast available)
7/5 – Rev. Lynn – To Become Like A Child: Forgiveness (no podcast is available)
6/28 – Rev. Dr. Al Bamsey (no transcript; podcast is available)
6/21 – Rev. Lynn – To Become Like A Child: Wonder
6/14 – Rev. Lynn – To Become Like A Child: Trust
6/7 – Rev. Lynn – Just the Beginning – Confirmation Sunday
5/31 – Dr. Karambu Ringera (no transcript; podcast is available)
5/24 – Rev. Paterson – You Can’t Handle the Truth
5/17 – Chancel Choir offering of Haydn’s “Lord Nelson Mass in d minor” (no transcript/podcast available)
5/10 – Laity Sunday (no transcript; podcast of reflection shared by Carole DeHart is available)
5/3 – Rev. Roth (no transcript; podcast is available)
4/26 – Youth Worship (no transcript; podcast of senior reflections is available)
4/19 – Rev. Lynn – Resurrection Sightings
4/12 – Rev. Paterson – Thomas: My Kind of Saint
4/5 – EASTER SUNDAY – Rev. Paterson – The Good Road Convoy
3/29 – PALM SUNDAY – Rev. Lynn – CrossRoads
3/22 – Rev. Paterson – The Good Road Takes Us Where We Need to Go, Not Necessarily Where We Want to Go
3/15 – Rev. Paterson – The Good Road — Are We There Yet?
3/8 – Rev. Lynn – The Rules of the Good Road
3/1 – Rev. Paterson – The Good Road Has No Cul-de-Sac
2/22 – Rev. Paterson – The Good Road is Not Always Smooth
2/15 – Rev. Paterson – It is Good For Us to be Here, However…
2/8 – Rev. Maidstone Mulenga (no transcript; podcast is available)
2/1 – Rev. Lynn – And Again or Not Yet: An Afterword
1/25 – Rev. Paterson – Beginning Again: Dream
1/18 – Rev. Paterson – Beginning Again: Getting Past Your Past
1/11 – Rev. Paterson – Beginning Again: Remember Whose You Are
1/4 – Rev. Lynn – A New Direction

2014 Downtown Sermons
12/28 – Rev. Paterson – We Weren’t Expecting That!
12/21 – Rev. Lynn – Holy Preparations: Reclaiming Love
12/13 (at Green Wood) – Rev. Lynn – Holy Preparations: Reclaiming Light
12/07 – Rev. Lynn – Holy Preparations: Reclaiming Hope for the World
11/30 – Rev. Lynn – Holy Preparations: Reclaiming Awe, Reclaiming Peace
11/23 – Rev. Paterson – If Christ is King
11/16 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Generosity: Declarations of the Heart
11/9 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Generosity: Tithing is the Fruit of a Giving Heart
11/2 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Generosity: Legacies – DNA of the Heart
10/26 – Rev. Lynn – Extravagant Generosity: Visions and Hopes of the Heart
10/19 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Generosity: Relationships Matter
10/12 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Generosity: The Heart of Giving
10/5 – Rev. Paterson – Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations Revisited
9/28 – No Transcript (podcast available)
9/21 – Rev. Paterson – Balaam: Good Man or Bad Man?
9/14 – Rev. Paterson – Late to the Party: Eldad & Medad
9/7 – Rev. Lynn – Divine Calling: Aaron
8/31 – Rev. Paterson – When Lying is Good: Shiphrah and Puah
8/24 – Rev. Paterson – The Boy of Seven Sneezes
8/17 – Rev. Dunifon – Just Follow The Rules!
8/10 – Rev. Lynn – Questions of a Growing People: What Happens When We Die? (no podcast available)
8/3 – Rev. Lynn – Questions of a Growing People: Why Are People Mean?
7/27 – Rev. Lynn – Questions of a Growing People: What Does God Look Like?
7/20 – No Transcript (podcast available)
7/13 – No Transcript (podcast available)
7/6 – Rev. Lynn – Of Freedom and Fruit
6/29 – No Transcript (podcast available)
6/22 – No Transcript (podcast available)
6/15 – Rev. Lynn – Disciples of the Kingdom
6/8 – Rev. Paterson – Weird People
6/1 – Rev. Paterson – When Curiosity Meets the Living God
5/25 – Rev. Dunifon – Drawing Us In
5/18 – Youth Worship – No Transcript (podcast available)
5/11 – No Transcript (podcast available)
5/4 – No Transcript (podcast available)
4/27 – Rev. Lynn – Renewing Creation
4/20 – EASTER SUNDAY – Rev. Paterson – This I Believe
4/18 – GOOD FRIDAY – Rev. Lynn – On the Cross
4/13 – PALM SUNDAY – Rev. Paterson – The Perfect Storm
4/6 – Rev. Lynn – Jesus Wept
3/30 – Rev. Paterson – Bothered & Bewildered: Sight Without Seeing
3/23 – No Transcript (podcast available)
3/16 – Rev. Lynn – Bothered & Bewildered: Stuck in the Dark
3/9 – Rev. Paterson – Bothered & Bewildered: Do You Know Who You Are?
3/2 – Rev. Paterson – From Mystery to Method
2/23 – Rev. Paterson – Jesus, You’ve Got to be Kidding
2/16 – No Transcript (podcast available)
2/9 – No Transcript (podcast available)
2/2 – Rev. Paterson – To Be, With an Attitude
1/26 – Rev. Paterson – Called to a Deeper Faith
1/19 – No Transcript (podcast available)
1/12 – Rev. Paterson – New Year, New Life: Remember Your Baptism
1/5 – Rev. Lynn – Into the Light

2013 Downtown Sermons
12/29 – Rev. Paterson – Odd and Awed: Praise in the Midst of Suffering
12/22 – Rev. Paterson – Odd & Awed: Hope in the Midst of Hopelessness
12/15 – No Transcript – Chancel Choir presented Vivaldi’s “Magnificat in D”
12/8 – Rev. Lynn – Odd & Awed: Love in the Midst of Hate
12/1 – Rev. Paterson – Odd & Awed: Peace in the Midst of Conflict
11/17 – Rev. Lynn – Shaped By God
11/10 – Rev. Paterson – Defined by Generosity
11/3 – Rev. Paterson – On the Saints’ Foundation
10/27 – Rev. Paterson – Cultivating Contentment
10/20 – Rev. Lynn – Wisdom and Finance
10/13 – Rev. Paterson – When Dreams Become Nightmares
10/3 – No Transcript
9/29 – Rev. Paterson – How Can I Keep From Laughing?
9/22 – Logan Mehl-Laituri – A Sermon Honoring St. Maurice
9/15 – Rev. Lynn – How Can I Keep From Serving?
9/8 – Rev. Paterson – How Can I Keep From Singing?
9/1 – No Transcript
8/25 – Rev. Paterson – Unhackable
8/18 – No transcript
8/11 – Rev. Lynn – Lessons from Kenya: Gratitude, Simplicity, and Joy
8/4 – Rev. Lynn – Lessons from Kenya: Reclaimed!
7/28 – Faith Fowler – No transcript, but podcast is available
7/21 – Rev. Paterson – Sisters
7/14 – Rev. Paterson – Drive-by Missionaries
7/7 – Rev. Lynn – Kingdom People
6/30 – Rev. Paterson – Why Church? God’s Kingdom Needs You
6/23 – Rev. Paterson – Why Church? Where Head and Heart Walk Hand in Hand
6/16 – Rev. Paterson – Why Church? First Things First: Why God?
6/9 – Rev. Lynn – Why Church? Belonging to Believe
6/2 – Rev. Paterson – Why Church? – Confirmation Sunday
5/26 – Rev Paterson – War and Peace and Wisdom
5/19 – Laity Worship, with Reflections from Jordon Komoto, Amy Kennedy, and Ted Brokaw
5/12 – Rev. Paterson – Free to Reconcile
5/5 – No Transcript
4/28 – Rev. Paterson – FREE! Freedom and Responsibility
4/21 – No Transcript
4/14 – Rev. Paterson – FREE! Who’s Your Daddy?
4/7 – No Transcript
3/31 – EASTER SUNDAY – Rev. Lynn – Standing in the Light
3/24 – No sermon
3/17 – Rev. Paterson – FREE! Abraham: Every Theologian’s Hero
3/10 – Rev. Lynn – What’s in a Name?
3/3 – Rev. Paterson – FREE! The Highest Hypocrisy
2/24 – No Transcript
2/17 – No Transcript
2/10 – Rev. Paterson – FREE! Universal Grace
2/3 – Rev. Lynn – Mirror, Mirror
1/27 – Rev. Paterson – FREE! Conversion’s Journey
1/20 – Rev. Paterson – FREE! Righteous Anger
1/13 – No Transcript
1/6 – No Transcript

2012 Downtown Sermons
12/30 – Rev. Lynn – What Child Is This?
12/16 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Gifting: Loyalty
12/9 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Gifting: Forgiveness
12/2 – Rev. Paterson – Extravagant Gifting: Hope
11/25 – No Transcript
11/18 – Rev. Lynn – Gratitude in Light and Dark
11/11 – Rev. Paterson – James the Pragmatic: How to be a Rich Christian
11/4 – Rev. Paterson – James the Pragmatic: Saints Alive!
10/14 – Rev. Lynn – Feed My Sheep
10/7 – Rev. Paterson – James the Pragmatic: I Pledge Allegiance…
9/30 – Rev. Paterson – James the Pragmatic: A Good Toungue Lashing
9/23 – Rev Paterson – James the Pragmatic: Doing Trumps Believing
9/16 – Rev. Paterson – James the Pragmatic: Mercy Trumps Judgment
9/9 – Rev. Paterson – James the Pragmatic: My Kind of Heretic
9/2 – No Transcript
8/26 – Rev. Paterson – Dressed For Success
8/19 – Rev. Paterson – Making the Best of It
8/12 – Rev. Lynn – Know God: Antidote for a Weary Spirit
8/5 – Rev. Lynn – Do Good: Holy Anger and Social Change
7/29 – Rev. Lynn – Do No Harm: Live in Love
7/22 – Rev. Paterson – Walking in Rhythm
7/15 – No Transcript
7/8 – Rev. Lynn – Just An Ordinary Guy
7/1 – Rev. Paterson – But Wait! That’s Not All!
6/24 – Rev. Paterson – Too Big to Fail?
6/17 – No Transcript
6/10 – Rev. Lynn – Still Going
6/3 – Rev. Paterson – Never Too Young
5/27 – Rev. Paterson – Gift of the Holy Spirit
5/20 – No Transcript
5/13 – Rev. Paterson – Like Mother, Like God
4/29 – No Transcript
4/22 – Rev. Lynn – Forgive Us Our Trespasses
4/15 – Rev. Paterson – He Came, They Saw, We Believe
4/8 – Rev. Paterson – Life After Life
4/1 – Rev. Paterson – I Was There: Mary, the Mother of Jesus
3/25 – Rev. Paterson – I Was There: Barabbas
3/18 – Rev. Paterson – I Was There: Judas of Iscariot
3/11 – No Transcript
3/4 – Rev. Paterson – I Was There: Simon of Cyrene
2/26 – Rev. Paterson – I Was There: Caiaphas
2/19 – No Transcript
2/12 – Rev. Lynn – Knowing Whose We Are
2/5 – Rev. Paterson – For What it’s Worth
1/29 – Rev. Paterson – The Devil We Know
1/22 – Rev. Paterson – The Miracle of Miracles
1/15 – Rev. Paterson – The Making of a Prophet

2011 Downtown Sermons
12/11 – Rev. Paterson – The Seventh Wise Man
12/4 – Rev. Paterson – The Sixth Wise Man
11/27 – Rev. Paterson – The Fifth Wise Man
11/13 – Rev. Lynn – All Good Gifts
11/6 – Rev. Paterson – So You Want to Be A Saint
10/30 – Rev. Paterson – All God’s Children
10/23 – Rev. Paterson – So You Want to Be A United Methodist
10/16 – Rev. Paterson – So You Want to Be A Christian
10/2 – Rev. Lynn – At the Round Table
9/25 – Rev. Paterson – Race to Somewhere
9/18 – Rev. Paterson – Race to Nowhere
9/11 – Rev. Paterson – God of New Beginnings
9/4 – Rev. Roth – Is the Worker My Neighbor?
8/28 – Rev. Lynn – Tending the Soil
8/21 – Rev. Paterson – Divided We Stand: Climate Change
8/7 – Rev. Lynn – Getting Out of the Boat
7/24 – Rev. Lynn – Stories of the Kingdom
7/17 – Rev. Paterson – Divided We Stand: Immigration
7/10 – Rev. Paterson – Divided We Stand: Christian Economics
7/3 – Rev. Paterson – Divided We Stand: Biblical Interpretation
6/26 – Rev. Paterson – Divided We Stand: Abortion
6/19 – Rev. Paterson – Divided We Stand
6/12 – Rev. Lynn – For the Common Good
6/5 – Rev. Paterson – Your Story, Their Story, God’s Story
5/29 – Rev. Paterson – Away, But Not Gone
5/8 – Rev. Lynn – It Takes a Village
4/24 – Rev. Paterson – Love Wins
4/17 – Rev. Paterson – The World According to John: Courage for the Future
4/10 – Rev. Paterson – The World According to John: Jesus, My Friend
4/3 – Rev. Paterson – The World According to John: Do What Jesus Does
3/27 – Rev. Paterson – The World According to John: Jesus Was a Tenor
3/20 – Rev. Paterson – The World According to John: Living in a Material World
3/13 – Rev. Paterson – The World According to John
3/9 – Rev. Lynn – Ash Wednesday – Coming Home
2/27 – Rev. Lynn – “Holy Trust, Trusting Wholly”
2/13 – Rev. Paterson – “What If People Were More Important Than Institutions?”
2/6 – Rev. Paterson – “What If Having Questions Were More Important Than Having Answers?”
1/30 – Rev. Paterson – “What If Love Mattered More Than Sex?”
1/23 – Rev. Paterson – “What If Jesus Wanted to be Followed More Than Worshipped?”
1/2 – Rev. Lynn – “Another Road Home”

2010 Downtown Sermons
12/19 – Rev. Paterson – “Love — It’s the Reason”
12/12 – Rev. Paterson – “Joy — To Get Me Through the Tough Times”
12/5 – Rev. Paterson – “Peace…Not As the World Gives”
11/28 – Rev. Paterson – “Hope…Does It Take Audacity?”
11/21 – Rev. Paterson – “Walk This Way”
11/14 – Rev. Paterson – “First Things First”
11/7 – Rev. Paterson – “The Secret Life of a Saint”
10/24 – Rev. Lynn – “Of Breath and Bones”
10/17 – Rev. Paterson – “Sermon on the Mount Series: Are You Perfect Yet?”
10/3 – Rev. Paterson – “Sermon on the Mount Series: The Methodist Difference”
9/26 – Rev. Paterson – “Sermon on the Mount Series: With Blessings Like These…”
9/19 – Rev. Paterson – “Sermon on the Mount Series: “Are You Sure You Want to Be a Christian?”
9/5 – Rev. Lynn – “Turning Points”
8/29 – Rev. Paterson – “Embezzling the Divine”
8/22 – Rev. Paterson – “God’s Problem With Clergy”
8/1 – Rev. Lynn – “Unreasonable Discipleship”
7/18 – Rev. Paterson – “How Long, O Lord”
7/11 – Rev. Lynn – “New in the Neighborhood”
6/20 – Rev. Paterson – “Promise in the Midst of Chaos”
5/16 – Rev. Paterson – “May There Never Be Another Amos”
5/9 – Rev. Paterson – “Hosea: A Not Too Subtle Love”
5/2 – Rev. Paterson – “A Whale of a Tale”
4/25 – Rev. Paterson – “Making a Prophet”
4/4 Easter – Rev. Paterson – “Intentionally Christian: Waking to Promise”
3/28 – Rev. Paterson – “Intentionally Christian: More Than a Coincidence”
3/21 – Rev. Paterson – “Intentionally Christian: Looking Like Jesus”
3/14 – Rev. Paterson – “Intentionally Christian: More Than a Label”
3/7 – Rev. Paterson – “Intentionally Christian: The GIGO Effect”
2/14 – Rev. Paterson – “unChristian: Is the Church Close-Minded?”
2/7 – Rev. Paterson – “unChristian: Is the Church Insensitive?”
1/31 – Rev. Paterson – “unChristian: Is the Church Anti-Gay?”
1/24 – Rev. Paterson – “unChristian: Is the Church Hypocritical?”
1/17 – Rev. Paterson – “unChristian: Is the Church Getting it Wrong?”

2009 Downtown Sermons
12/20 – Rev. Paterson – “Not So Merry for Mary”
12/13 – Rev. Paterson – “What Honeymoon? The Story of Joseph”
12/6 – Rev. Paterson – “When God Gets in the Way: The Story of Herod”
10/25 – Rev. Paterson – “Wanting With Plenty”
10/18 – Rev. Paterson – “Imagine No Religion”
10/4 – Rev. Paterson – “Known”
9/27 – Rev. Paterson – “The Ubiquitous Here”
9/20 – Rev. Paterson – “The Eternal Now”
9/13 – Rev. Paterson – “Here! Now!”
8/30 – Rev. Paterson – “Blessed Are Those Who Do What Has to be Done”
8/23 – Rev. Paterson – “That’s What Friends Are For”
7/26 – Rev. Paterson – “Facing Giant Challenges”
7/19 – Rev. Paterson – “Non-Conformists Be”
7/5 – Rev. Paterson – “The Sin of Entitlement”
6/28 – Rev. Paterson – “Born to Serve”
6/7 – Rev. Paterson – “Re-think Church”
5/31 – Rev. Paterson – “Re-think Church”
5/23 – Rev. Paterson – “Re-think Church”
4/12 – Rev. Paterson – “Meeting God Again for the First Time: Learning to Live Loved”
4/5 – Rev. Paterson – “Meeting God Again for the First Time: In the Midst of Good and Evil”
3/29 – Rev. Paterson – “Meeting God Again for the First Time: Community”
3/22 – Rev. Paterson – “Meeting God Again for the First Time: Freedom”
3/15 – Rev. Paterson – “Meeting God Again for the First Time: Forgiveness”
3/8 – Rev. Paterson – “Meeting God Again for the First Time: Submission”
3/1 – Rev. Paterson – “Meeting God Again for the First Time: Revelation”
2/22 – Rev. Paterson – “The Ancient Future Church: Fasting”
2/15 – Rev. Paterson – “The Ancient Future Church: Fixed-Hour Prayer”
2/8 – Rev. Paterson – “The Ancient Future Church: Lectio Divina”
1/18 – Rev. Paterson – “Not Your Parent’s Christianity”

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“Revelation Reloaded”
A Sermon Series from Dr. John E. Harnish – July-September 2003
7/27 – “The End, The Beginning, and In-Between” Revelation 1:4-18, 11:15
8/10 – “Matrix on Horseback” Revelation 5:1-5, 6:1-11
8/17 – “666: Harry’s Forehead” Revelation 13:11-14:7
8/24 – “The Fight at Frodo’s Towers” Revelation 16:12-21, 19:11-1
9/7 – “Our Big, Fat Jesus Wedding” Revelation 21:1-8, 22:1-5, 17