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January 14, 2018

“Who Me?” – Rev. Jane Esterline

January 7, 2018

“Revealed Identity” – Rev. Ben Robbins

December 31, 2017

“Taize Epiphany” – Rev. Jane Esterline

December 24, 2017

“Witnesses to Glory” – Monologues

December 17, 2017

“Mary and Elizabeth” – Rev. Jane Esterline

December 10, 2017

“He is the One” – Rev. Jane Esterline

December 3, 2017

“Hanging of the Greens” – Rev. Jane Esterline

November 26, 2017

“Endings and Beginnings” – Rev. Jane Esterline

Photo Credit: Julien Dupre, 1851-1910

November 19, 2017

“Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose” – Stephanie Martin

November 12, 2017

“The Inclusive ‘We'” – Ruth Farrell

November 5, 2017

“Knotty Faith” – Rev. Jane Esterline

October 29, 2017

“Malawi Partnership” – Rev. Dr. Silas Ncozana

October 22, 2017

“Tickets? Not Here” – Rev. Jane Esterline

October 15, 2017

“For Sabbath’s Sake” – Rev. Jane Esterline

October 8, 2017

“10 Best Ways” – Rev. Jane Esterline

October 1, 2017

“Worldwide Communion Sunday” – Rev. Jane Esterline

September 24, 2017

“Merciful Wilderness” – Rev. Tom Moore

September 17, 2017

“Searching for Mercy and Shalom” – Rev. Jane Esterline

September 10, 2017

“Mercy Takes a Community” – Rev. Jane Esterline

September 3, 2017

“Mercy Aflame” – Rev. Jane Esterline

August 20, 2017

“The Sunflower” – Rev. Jane Esterline

August 13, 2017

“Spaces In Between” – Rev. Jane Esterline

August 6, 2017

“A Boy and a Bento Box” – Rev. Jane Esterline

The sermon title this week is: A Boy and a Bento Box. A bento is a single-portion take-out or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. We tend to say bento box, representing the box holding a single portion. Traditionally bento holds rice, fish or meat, with vegetables.
Dutch artist Johnny Beerens painted a mural with five loaves and two fish, all neatly arranged in a silo-sized bento box, as a mural on a tall building in Bresken in the Netherlands. I love the irony of 5 loaves of bread and 2 large fish, a meal that could easily feed 4 or 5 people, painted so large that the size of the mural represents the extravagance of feeding 5000 plus leftovers.
Jesus said, “The people are hungry; you feed them.” “We can’t!” the disciples replied. Technically they did not provide the food, Jesus did, but the disciples were the agents of God’s extravagant provisions. Let’s begin there.

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

I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations,” Psalm 89:1
Exploring the place of practicing mercy in our lives.

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

This week’s lesson: The walk to Emmaus. Once again, God’s
revelation comes unexpectedly from a place of chaos and darkness,
until that darkness is transformed by God’s brilliant presence.

April 23, 2017

“Wounded Hands Heal” | Rev. Jane Esterline

Jesus’s hands were wounded. His wounded hands are now the source of the healing graces we receive. Rev. Jane Esterline explores the story of Thomas, an apostle, a disciple of Christ.

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.

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