August 6, 2017
“A Boy and a Bento Box” – Rev. Jane Esterline
July 30, 2017
“Stones Giving Sight” – Rev. Jane Esterline
A Taize meditative prayer service, Glen Wissner, cantor. Stones Giving Sight – prompts us to think on the stories of stones in scripture. Too often stones are considered inanimate objects, but in God’s hands the inanimate becomes alive with possibility, promise, and somethings peril.
July 23, 2017
“Moment of Touch” – Rashmee Graczyk & Glen Wissner
Storytellers Rashmee Graczyk & Glen Wissner proclaim God’s word in Reader’s Theater format. Northmont’s ad hoc Summer Family Choir sings the anthem.
July 16, 2017
“God’s Mobile Homes” – Rev. Alick Kennedy
Parish Associate Rev. Alick Kennedy preaching
July 9, 2017
“Grace Found” – Rev. Jane Esterline
Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’ Words to live by!
Photographer Michael Belk took several of the Gospel stories and interpreted them into pictures corresponding to our more modern times. His work is titled Journeys with the Messiah. He takes ancient stories and put us into the story. This picture is a sample of his excellent work.
July 2, 2017
“Interdependence” – Rev. Jane Esterline
Though we call our national holiday Independence Day, it is actually a reminder of our mutual interdependence. In the Declaration of Independence, they attested to the hard-working families, the mutual dependence and inter-dependence between the 13 colonies and those risking their lives by signing the joint declaration. The closing line of the document reads, “We mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
June 25, 2017
“Dominion” – Rev. Jane Esterline
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, and we praise God. Sometimes our praise to God ignores the God given responsibility for God’s good heavens and earth. This Sunday we will look at the English translation of ‘dominion’ and ‘subdue’ and consider instead the translation of stewardship for and caring of God’s good earth, sky, and seas.
June 18, 2017
“Promise and Fulfillment” – Rev. Jane Esterline
If we were to ask father Abraham, I think he would gladly say that waiting on the Lord is a lifetime job. He did not begin the job until he was 75 years old, but he was committed to the end. Abraham would attest both that God’s promises are sure and always fulfilled, and we wait upon the Lord, because that is the best way to live, not just to see God’s promises fulfilled.
June 11, 2017
“Beginnings” – Rev. Jane Esterline
Listen to the word from Genesis 1 read to the tune of Haydn’s, “The Heaven’s Are Telling,” a gorgeous piece from his masterpiece, The Creation. In the words of Debbie Thomas: “God’s is the gaze of the artist, keen, perceptive, and patient. God observes. He attends. He notices. I come from a God who pays delighted attention. He sees.”
June 4, 2017
“Giving Love, Finding Joy” – Ken Yoest
Northmont’s Ken Yoest shares his experiences from a recent Mission trip to Honduras.
May 28, 2017
“Memorial Sunday Hymn Sing”
May 21, 2017
“Mercy!” | Rev. Jane Esterline
May 14, 2017
“Exceeding Abundantly” | Rev. Jane Esterline
A Mothering Sunday message from Rev. Jane Esterline
May 7, 2017
“You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat” | Rev. Dr. Steven Tuell
Rev. Dr. Steven Tuell, James A. Kelso Professor of Hebrew & Old Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, preaches on the book of Ezekiel.
April 30, 2017
“Along the Road” | Rev. Jane Esterline
April 23, 2017
“Wounded Hands Heal” | Rev. Jane Esterline
April 16, 2017
“Let the Alleluias Ring” | Rev. Jane Esterline
An Easter message celebrating the Resurrection of the Lord with return of all the “Alleluias” we kept suppressed during Lent.
April 9, 2017
“Passion’s Gate” | Rev. Jane Esterline
A Palm Sunday message kicks off Holy Week.
April 2, 2017
“Acceptance” | Rev. David Esterline
A Lenten message from the president of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
March 26, 2017
“Acknowledgment” | Rev. Jane Esterline
The story of the man born blind and healed by Jesus captures our attention because of the wonderful way he accepts Jesus as God’s miracle worker, then thirsts to know Jesus more. His story is such a good way to help us all open the eyes of our hearts to God’s grace and glory.
March 19, 2017
“Thirsty” | Rev. Jane Esterline
Our congregation became very thirsty this Sunday while listening to the sermon. The image of water was used in many ways to represent our thirst for God.
March 12, 2017
“Transfiguration Travels” | Rev. Jane Esterline
Seeing the Light of Christ never stopped. Come and behold Jesus, believe, and become once again.
March 5, 2017
“The Temptation of Jesus” | Rev. Jane Esterline
Often our greatest temptations are fueled by insecurity. The little one known as satan is the most insecure in identity, for good reason. Jesus’ identity is secure eternally. He offers us that security.