Sermons

The Epiphany of Baptism–January 7, 2018

Hello, good friends.  Pastor Judith preaches on epiphany and the baptism of Jesus–and all the epiphanies we’re called to experience, and respond to, this 2018.  By living into our baptism, and living into being loved by God, epiphanies occur all around us.  (Mark 1:9-11)

https://ia601502.us.archive.org/4/items/7Jan2017TheEpiphanyOfBaptism/7%20Jan%202017%20The%20Epiphany%20of%20Baptism.mp3

This Child–December 31, 2017

Happy New Year, Grace-filled people! Here is Associate Pastor Eric Markinson’s prayer of the imagination on the prophet Anna’s encounter with the Holy Family, seeing in them justice, mercy and humility–a new path to redemption.  (Luke 2:22-40)  Includes Robert McWilliams’ lovely rendition of Sweet Little Jesus Boy.  Blessings and much joy for 2018–

[Someone will upload the direct player as soon as possible; meanwhile, this link will take you there–]

Is There Room Enough? Christmas Eve, December 24, 2017

Here is Pastor Judith Reedy’s Christmas eve sermon on Luke 2:1-20, which calls us to make room for God and God’s creation–especially those in most need, since that is who God visited, that first Christmas morning.  Blessings and Christmas light to all.

https://ia801502.us.archive.org/23/items/IsThereRoomEnough24December2017/Is%20There%20Room%20Enough%2024%20December2017.mp3

Nothing Will Be Impossible with God–December 24, 2017–Advent 4

Here is Reverend Becky Hensley’s sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, on the Annunciation–Luke 1:26-38.  It is a powerful invitation to say Yes to God, every day, as so many prophets, saints, laborers for justice and regular folks have done for millennia.  Blessings!

 

https://ia601506.us.archive.org/3/items/NothingWillBeImpossibleWithGodDecember242017Advent4_201712/Nothing%20Will%20Be%20Impossible%20with%20God%20December%2024%2C%202017–Advent%204.mp3

An Angel in Camel’s Clothing–December 10, 2017, the second Sunday of Advent

Pastor Judith Reedy preaches on the beginning of God’s Good News (Mark 1:1-8), John the Baptist’s message of hope, calling us to repent–to see the world differently, in preparation for the coming of the infant Jesus and the Christ.

https://ia801508.us.archive.org/10/items/December102017AnAngelInCamelsClothing/December%2010%202017%20An%20Angel%20in%20Camel%27s%20Clothing.mp3

Remember to Tell Your Children…, December 3, 2017–First Sunday of Advent/Global Migration Sunday

Pastor Judith Reedy’s reflection on Matthew 2:13-14, the Holy Family’s flight to Egypt: Tell your children the story of migration, of hope, and of anticipation of a place at a bigger table.  Includes a reflection by Mr Bill Holston of Human Rights Initiative on migration, asylum, and the call to welcome.

https://ia601508.us.archive.org/7/items/RememberToTellYourChildrenDec32017/Remember%20to%20Tell%20Your%20Children%2C%20Dec%203%202017.mp3

It’s Good to Be the King–November 26, 2017, the Reign of Christ

Hello, Grace and friends!  Here is Associate Pastor Eric Markinson preaching on Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24, on the occasion of the Reign of Christ.  He has help here from The Lion King, Mel Brooks, and the wonderful congregants at Grace UMC Dallas.  Blessings, and have a good end of the church year!

https://ia601504.us.archive.org/13/items/ItsGoodToBeTheKingNovember262017/It%27s%20Good%20to%20Be%20the%20King–November%2026%2C%202017.mp3

 

Responses to God’s Mercy–November 19, 2017

Rev, Judith Reedy begins Grace Church’s Thanksgiving celebration with a heartfelt invitation to be grateful in times of bounty and times of great loss: “I’m trying, thank God.”  For a will to embrace the truth of our lives and listen to others’ truths, we are thankful.  Here is Pastor Judith’s sermon on Luke17:11-19.  Blessed Thanksgiving to all!

https://ia601508.us.archive.org/26/items/ResponsesToGodsMercy19November2017/Responses%20to%20God%27s%20Mercy%2019%20November%202017.mp3

All Things New, November 12, 2017–Celebration Sunday!

Rev. Mike Baughman of Union Coffee House joins Grace for Celebration Sunday, offering a generous and inspiring word on Revelation 21:1-5a (as well as a riff on Genesis 1:28).  Includes guest Denise Lee singing and inviting the congregation to Imagine.

https://ia601503.us.archive.org/1/items/AllThingsNewNovember122017CelebrationSunday/All%20Things%20New%2C%20November%2012%2C%202017–Celebration%20Sunday.mp3

This Business of Blessing, 5 November 2017 (All Saints)

Rev Judith Reedy’s All Saints Day Sermon on Matthew 5:1-12, exploring the good and the questionable–at least in human terms–of God’s grace, freely given. It’s a loving tribute to Grace’s beloved dead. Includes Mr Julius Mwangi’s testimony Imagining Dreams of Grace.

https://ia601502.us.archive.org/28/items/ThisBusinessOfBlessing5November2017/This%20Business%20of%20Blessing–5%20November%202017.mp3