Friendly Warning: This sermon addresses issues relating to sexual abuse. If you or anyone you know is in need of help or support that is exposed to abuse, please contact the National Abuse Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or visit RAINN’s website at - https://www.rainn.org
Senior Pastor, Reverend Jonathan Grace, addresses the delicate subject of sexual abuse by looking at Judges 19:22-30. Pastor Jonathan discerns the prevalence of violence and power that exists today and how God stands in peace and opposition towards any form of abuse as witnessed in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.
Scripture: Judges 19:22-30Read More
Senior Pastor, Rev. Jonathan Grace, preaches about the spiritual gifts that God invites us, each of us, to live into our gifts and graces, to create a melody of grace and inclusion, in the face of violence and chaos.
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11-16Read More
Senior Pastor, Reverend Jonathan Grace, highlighting the interaction between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well in John’s Gospel expresses, “God never lets our shame define us.” God invites us to meet at the well with one another in presence of Christ, where the acknowledgement of our self-worth and dignity are eternally preserved.Read More
Reverend Jonathan Grace speaks about the parable of the “sheep and the goats” and how through it, God invites us to reorder our perception, actions, and lives as we seek to welcome the presence of Christ in the midst of our neighbors, especially those whom we often neglect.
Scripture: Matthew 25:31-46Read More
Senior Pastor, Reverend Jonathan Grace, preaches about the kinds of sacrifices God asks of us, to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly in our pursuit of loving God and one another.
Scripture: Micah 6:6-8Read More
Senior Pastor, Reverend Jonathan Grace, preaches about the liminal space that comes in times of transition and what God’s commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves invites us to experience, a living, breathing expression Christ’s love, as we in-turn seek to embrace one another with a sincere inclusivity and compassion.
Scripture: Mark 12:28-34Read More
In Sunday’s sermon, Associate Minister Eric Markinson examines several of Jesus’ hard teachings about discipleship. Jesus turns out to be right, of course—so how can we follow Jesus with the openness, freshness, and love of little children? (Luke 9:51-62)Read More
Grace member Rev Dr Isabel Docampo tells the wonderful story of Esther in this sermon, inviting us to sit in the presence of God and the community, to discern our right role in bring about God’s Communion—simple or dramatic as it may be.Read More
Associate Pastor, Rev. Adam White, talks about the grace that comes in times of transition, by looking at the relationship between the two prophets Elijah and Elisha.
Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1-15Read More
Associate Pastor, Eric Markinson, preaches about the Spirit’s aroma of justice and inclusion that occurs with the presence of God in our midst, in each of us, this Pentecost SundayRead More
Senior Pastor, Reverend Judith Reedy, extends a message about the thin places where we meet one another in God’s love, ever seeking to widen the table of grace to all.
Scripture: Hebrews 13:2Read More
Senior Pastor, Reverend Judith Reedy, preaches about the peace of Christ, and how it moves within and beyond conflict and extends to us as a living witness of healing to be passed on.
Scripture: John 14:25-27Read More
Senior Pastor, Rev. Judith Reedy, talks about the simple, yet profound, commandment that Jesus calls us to follow “love one another as I have loved you.”
Scripture: John 13:31-35Read More
Senior Pastor, Reverend Judith Reedy, preaches about the witness of Tabitha, a widow, and disciple, who led beyond the “status quo” and barriers of her time, and how we are called to do likewise.
Scripture: Acts 9:36-43Read More
Senior Pastor, Reverend Judith Reedy, talks about the constant love and work that Christ’s resurrection represents, and how we are called to be a part of it.
Scripture: John 21:1-17Read More
Associate Pastor, Adam White, offers a message about the darken rooms we can find ourselves in so often and how Jesus’ resurrection invites us to leave those rooms and together walk on a new path of peace and forgiveness.Read More
On this Easter Sunday, Senior Pastor, Reverend Judith Reedy, offers a message about the power of the resurrection - how it invites us to see God at work, in the midst of pain, suffering, darkness, and death - extending us life, renewal, hope, and healing.
Scripture John 20:1-18Read More
On this Palm Sunday, Senior Pastor, Judith Reedy, preaches about Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, the madness of it, and the invitation to walk alongside him as we enter into this Holy Week.
Scripture: Luke 19:28-40Read More
Associate Minister, Eric Markinson, preaches about the new things God is doing, inviting us to transform our old “sweet routines.”
Scripture: Isaiah 43:16-21Read More