Circle of Mercy Sermons

 

2014 Nancy Preaching

 

2017

Held in the Great Hands of Light Matthew 4:12-23 Missy Harris, 1/22/17

Grounded in the Bedrock of Faith Matthew 5:1-12 Joyce Hollyday, 1/29/17

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The God Factor in Our Recent Elections Isaiah 58:1-12 and Matthew 5:18-20 Ken

     Sehested 2/05/17

The Thread We Follow Micah 4:-6-8 and Luke 4:16-21 Mahan Siler 2/12/17


2016

Healer, Heal Thyself  Luke 4:18-30 Hillary Brownsmith, 1/31/16

Listen! Luke 9:28-43a Missy Harris 2/7/16

Unimaginable Love Luke 13:31-35 Missy Harris 2/21/16

Thirst  Isaiah 55 Joyce Hollyday, 2/28/16

Waters Pastoral Prayer  Bill Ramsey, 2/28/16

Palm Sunday Sermon Luke 19:28-42 Mark Siler, 3/20/16

Easter Sermon  Stan Dotson, 3/27/16

It's Complicated John 21:1-19 Missy Harris, 4/10/16

Among My Sheep Where Titles Don't Matter  John 10:22-30 Hillary Brownsmith, 4/17/16

An Escape Without an Escape  Acts 16:16-34 Missy Harris, 5/8/16

For the Bible Tells Me So Ephesians 3:14-21 Missy Harris, 6/5/16
Prayer While Throwing Stuff  Ken Sehested,  7/10/16

Drawing Near Luke 10:25-37 Missy Harris, 7/17/16

Humans in the Hands of a Merciful God Luke 13:10-17 Marc Mullinax, 8/21/16

What Are You Looking For? Luke 14:1-14 Missy Harris, 8/28/16

Where Does it Hurt?  Luke 16:19-31 Missy Harris, 9/25/16

Jody Roberts Prayer 9/25/16

Thanks But No Thanks Luke 17:11-19 Stan Dotson, 10/9/16

The Pharisee and the Tax Collector Luke 18:9-14 Missy Harris, 10/23/16

Freed to Remember Who We Are Luke 19:1-10 Guy Sayles, 10/30/16

New Secrets, Waiting to Be Found  Isaiah 65:17-25 Ken Sehested, 11/13/16

Waiting in Hope Isaiah 2:1-5 Missy Harris, 11/27/16

Catching Courage Luke 1:39-55 Nancy Hastings Sehested, 12/11/16


 

2015

Leaving Their Nets Mark 1:14-20 Hillary Brownsmith, 1/25/15

Taking in the Mystery Mark 11:1-11 Missy Harris, 3/29/15

Laying Down Our Lives John 15:9-17 Missy Harris, 5/10/15

Born Again John 3:1-17 Missy Harris, 5/31/15

Prodigal Grace Luke 15:17-32 Missy Harris, 7/19/15

What Are You Doing Here? 1 Kings 19:1-18 Missy Harris, 8/9/15

The Grain of Grace Matthew 5:1-12 Missy Harris, 9/20/15

Whose Bible Is It Anyway? Matthew 5: 38-48 Stan Dotson, 10/4/15

Solidarity with "the strangest thing in Christianity"  Luke 1:39-45 Hillary Brownsmith, 11/29/15 


 

2014

In the Shadow of a Steeple: Time for a Post-American Church? Matthew 5:1-12; Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Ken Sehested, 2/2/14

Getting in the Way Luke 9:18-27 Greg Yost 4/6/14

Moses and Michael Brown Exodus 2: 1-1-10 Hillary Brownsmith, 8/17/14

Will tomorrow be like today? Isaiah 56 Ken Sehested, 8/24/14

Approaching the Thick Darkness Exodus 20:18-21 Hillary Brownsmith, 10/5/14

Crocuses and Creeks Isaiah 35:1-2, 5-7, & 43:19 Joyce Hollyday, 10/19/14

Stumbling Toward Love Genesis 32:22-28; Galatians 5 (selections) Marc Mullinax, 10/26/14

 

2013

God's Beloved Luke 3:15-22 Joyce Hollyday, 1/13/13
The Vessels Are Full John 2: 1-11 Tyrone Greenlee, 1/20/13
Which Wind Will It Be? Excerpts from Exodus 16 Joyce Hollyday, 2/10/13

Going Home Luke 15:11-32 Mark Siler, 3/10/13

The Clamor of Life Luke 19:28-40 Joyce Hollyday, Palm Sunday, 3/24/13

Meaty Dreams Acts 11:1-18 Joyce Hollyday, 5/5/13

Knowing the Cost Luke 7:36-8:3 Hillary Brownsmith, 6/2/13

You Are the One 2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13a Missy Harris 8/18/13

The Forgotten Land Jeremiah 2: 4-13 Hillary Brownsmith, 9/1/13

Noli Temere--Don't Be Afraid Deuteronomy 30:11-19; Jeremiah 18:1-11 Ken Sehested, 9/8/13

 

2012

Wiseguys and One Scared King Matthew 2:1-12 Ken Sehested, 1/1/12

We Say No Again 1 Samuel 3:1-10 Ken Sehested, 1/15/12

The Third Sunday of Ordinary Time Mark 1:14-20; Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Joyce Hollyday, 1/22/12

Casting Out the Demons Mark 1:21-28 Mark Siler, 1 /29/12

The People Who Could Fly Isaiah 40:21-31 Ken Sehested, 2/5/12

Wholeness and Holiness 2 Kings 5:1-14; Mark 1:40-45 Joyce Hollyday, 2/12/12

April Fool   John 12:9-19 Joyce Hollyday, 4/1/12, Palm Sunday

Being Me without Dissing You Psalm 133 Brian Graves, 4/15/12

Earth Day Psalm 104:1-24a Greg Yost, 4/22/12

Unprotected Texts: The Difficult Dialogue with the Bible on Love and Marriage Nancy Sehested, 5/13/12

The Rabbi, the Powers, and the Prayers: A Tribute to the Life and Witness of Walter Wink Nancy Sehested, 6/10/12

Letting God Be God  Mark 4:26-34 Joyce Hollyday, 6/17/12

Pride of the Believers and The Coming-Out God   2 Corinthians 6:1-13 Greg Clemons and Marc Mullinax, 6/24/12, Gay Pride Sunday

"I Will Open Your Graves": Freedom Speech in the Land of Dry Bones Ezekiel 37:1-14; Galatians 5 (selections) Ken Sehested, 8/5/12

Charges to Leah Knox on the Occasion of Her Ordination Nancy Sehested, 8/19/12

You Are What You Eat John 6:53 Stan Dotson, 8/26/12

Sweeter Than Honey Psalm 19:7-11 Joyce Hollyday, 9/16/12

The Loudness of Sheer Silence 1 Kings 19: 11-13 Joyce Hollyday, 10/21/12

The Massive Failure of God's WMD Excerpts from Genesis 6-9 Joyce Hollyday, 11/18/12

Prepare the Way Luke 3: 1-6 Joyce Hollyday, 12/2/12

Turning the World Around: Beginning at the End Luke 1: 39-55 Missy Harris, 12/9/12

 

2011

When the Kings and Princes Are Home Matthew 2: 1-12 Joyce Hollyday 1/16/11

Down to Basics Psalm 112:1-7, Isaiah 51, 1 Corinthians 2:1-19, Matthew 5:13-16 Greg Yost, 2/6/11

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast Matthew 5:21-37 Marc Mullinax, 2/13/11

Desperation and Discipleship Matthew 5:25-34 Nancy Hastings Sehested 5/2011

Glimpses of Resurrection Ezekiel 37:1-10; John 11:32-44 Joyce Hollyday, 4/ 10/11

Palms, Passion, Politics, and Prayer Matthew 21:1-13 Ken Sehested, 4/17/11

Reflections on Easter 2011 Rachel Buys, Chris Berthiaume, 4/24/11

The Woman at the Well: My Story John 4:1-42 Tamara Puffer, 5/2/11

Where I Am... John 14:1-14 Joyce Hollyday, 5/2/11

Let Me Not Be Put to Shame Psalm 25:1-10 Nancy Hastings Sehested, 5/29/11

There Are More with Us Than There Are with Them 2 Kings 6:8-23 Ken Sehested, 6/26/11

The Yoke of Freedom Matthew 11:16-19; 25-30 Missy Harris, 7/3/11

Family Reunion Genesis 25:21-34 Tyrone Greenlee and Marc Mullinax, 7/10/11

Mustard Seeds, Yeast, and Pearls  Matthew 13:31-33, 44-53 Joyce Hollyday, 7/24/11

My Child with Whom I Am Well Pleased   Matthew 3:13-17 Joyce Hollyday, 9/4/11

Why Our Peace Church Statement Is Important Genesis 6:11, Matthew 5:43-44, Romans 12:21 Ken Sehested, 10/16/11

Hagar: A First-Person Reflection Genesis 21:9-19 Tamara Puffer, 11/6/11

Risen with Healing in His Wings Mark 13:24-36, Malachi 4:2 Joyce Hollyday, 11/27/11, 1st Sunday of Advent

 

2010

Kick the Darkness 'Til It Bleeds Daylight John 1:1-14 Ken Sehested, 1/3/10

When the Wine Runs Out John 2:1-11 Nancy Hastings Sehested, 1/17/10

" Give Me Jesus" Mark 11:1-10; Mark 15:6-15 Joyce Hollyday, 3/28/10

Colombia Days of Prayer and Action Susanne Walker Wilson, 4/11/10

Outside/Inside Mark 1:40-45 Tamara Puffer

Jesus Messin' with Our Framing Stories John 5:1-18 Mahan Siler, 5/9/10

The Untamable Spirit Acts 2:1-21, 43-47 Joyce Hollyday, Pentecost Sunday, 5/23/10

The Still, Small Voice 1 Kings 19:1-15a Joyce Hollyday, 6/20/10

How Do You Hold a Moonbeam in Your Hand? Galatians 5:1; 13-25 Marc Mullinax, 6/27/10

Naga Stories 2 Kings 5:1-14 Ken Sehested, 7/4/10

You, Your Neighbor, God, and Love Matthew 22:37-40 Judy McClung, 7/11/10

Far More Than All We Can Ask or Imagine... Send-Off for Sigmon-Siler Family's Year in Cuba Joyce Hollyday, 7/25/10

Birds, Lilies, and Us Luke 12:22-34 Joyce Hollyday, 8/8/10

Labor in the Shadow of Sabbath Ephesians 4:25-32 Ken Sehested, 9/5/10

Guilty of Compassion Luke 15:1-10 Joyce Hollyday, 9/12/10

Empire Unveiled Revelation 5:1-10 & 6:1-10 Joyce Hollyday, 11/7/10

 

2009

Journey to "The Other Side" Mark 5:21-34 Joyce Hollyday, 6/28/09

Big Shoes To Fill Mark 6: 33-34, 53-56 Marc Mullinax, 7/19/09

Is There Easter After Auschwitz? Job 2:1-10; Matthew 7:12 Marc Mullinax, 10/4/09

"Lay Down Your Life ..." John 15:12-13 Joyce Hollyday, 10/25/09

Christ the King? John 18: 33-37 Tamara Puffer, 11/22/09

 

2008

I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired… Luke 24:13-35 Nancy Hastings Sehested, 4/13/08

 

2007 and before

Unexpected Guests Luke 14:16-24 Tamara Puffer, 11/12/06

 

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