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The [Blank] U Give ~ Children’s Sabbath Sunday (no audio available)

October 22, 2018 Peg Weissbrod

There is no audio of today’s service.

The day after I gave my first sermon as a church intern, I went sky-diving. I found jumping out of an airplane to be a lot easier than walking into a pulpit. So, will you please pray with me… Read the rest of this entry »

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Fear and Longing ~ Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Mark 1:21-28

January 28, 2018 Peg Weissbrod

This morning’s sermon, Fear and Longing, begins around 21 minutes in.

Change causes stress. There is an index that seeks to quantify levels of stress. Prolonged high stress can cause depression and illness. Just to note it has been found in studies that those who worship, pray, exercise and are part of a community have discernibly less stress. So coming to church is good for you! Read the rest of this entry »

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Keep Watch ~ Romans 13:11-14

November 27, 2016 Peg Weissbrod

As you know, today is the First Sunday of Advent. Throughout Advent we prepare for the coming of Jesus.  When we talk about preparing for Jesus it’s a little confusing, even for those of us who have been a part of the church for a long time. During Advent we prepare for the birth of Jesus. But as some people have wisely pointed out–wasn’t Jesus born last year? Read the rest of this entry »

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The Pharisee and the Harlot ~ Luke 7: 36-50

June 12, 2016 Peg Weissbrod

What would life be like if we didn’t have to think or talk about sin? Why don’t we just blithely live our lives and not burden ourselves with all that negative talk about sin? Because God wants to crack open the hard shells, resistances, and judgments that stand in the way of the abundant life for which we were created.

In her little book, Speaking of Sin, Barbara Brown Taylor tells the story of an Eskimo hunter who went to see the local missionary who had been preaching in his village. Read the rest of this entry »

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