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“Turn, Turn, Turn”–A sermon by Rev. Shane Montoya, June 25, 2017

Turn, Turn, Turn, Ecclesiastes 3:1-13; James 2:8, 14-17 Written by Rev. Shane Montoya, Preached on June 25, 2017 A couple of months ago, Debbie and I started to plan the Palm Sunday Service, imagining it as a joyful protest parade

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Elf Wisdom–A sermon by Debbie Clark, June 11, 2017

“Elf Wisdom” Psalm 148; I John 2:7-10 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark June 11, 2017   About a year ago, we began a new tradition here at Edwards Church. On the the Sundays with a baptism, I incorporate the meaning

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Signs of the Times Part III: Flags in the Cemetery, a sermon by Debbie Clark, May 28, 2017

“Signs of the Times Part III: Flags in the Cemetery” I Samuel 8:4-22; Matthew 18:1-4 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark May 28, 2017 It has been a year filled with signs.  Last summer and fall, they were campaign signs, plastering

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“Signs of the Times—Part 2: No importa de donde eyes…” Rev. Debbie Clark–May 21, 2017

“Signs of the Times—Part 2: No importa de donde eres…” Deuteronomy 10:17-19; Matthew 15:21-28 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark May 18, 2017   The top third of the sign has a green background, with Spanish words: “No importa de donde

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Signs of the Times Part I: Awe and Curiosity, by Rev. Dr. Debbie Clark

“Signs of the Times Part I: Awe and Curiosity” Psalm 19:1-10, Matthew 16:1-4 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark May 7, 2017   The ink was running from the perpetual drizzle, but the message on the sign was crystal clear: “Got

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Stuffed Quahogs–An Easter Sermon by Debbie Clark–April 16, 2017

Stuffed Quahogs John 21:1-17 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark April 16, 2017 Stuffed Quahogs?  I’m not sure I’d ever had them before.  I am sure I had never had them at a reception following a Memorial Service.  But there they

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Opening the Gates of Hope–a Palm Sunday sermon by Debbie Clark–April 9, 2017

Opening the Gates of Hope Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Matthew 21:1-11 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark April 9, 2017 It would have been a good day to stay indoors.  A good day for the people of Jerusalem to huddle with their

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The Space Between Our Hands–A Sermon by Debbie Clark, April 2, 2017

“The Space Between our Hands” Psalm 84; Matthew 14:22-32 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark April 2, 2017   More than a decade ago, I preached a sermon on Psalm 84 that drew upon Auguste Rodin’s famous hands, which you will

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“Refuge”–a sermon by Rev. Dr. Debbie Clark, March 12, 2017

“Refuge” Psalm 23; Matthew 11:28-30 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark March 12, 2017 “Welcome home.”  These are the first words Ken Jones hears when he walks into the storefront church with the words “City of Refuge” written on a temporary

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“Blessed”–A sermon by Rev. Dr. Debbie Clark on the Beatitudes–Feb. 19, 2017

“Blessed” Psalm 67; Matthew 5:1-12 Rev. Dr. Deborah L. Clark February 19, 2016 Blessed are the poor in spirit.  Blessed are the merciful, the peacemakers…. The Beatitudes are among the most beloved of Jesus’ teachings–beautiful, comforting. But what do they

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