March 11, 2018–A Piece of Work!

On this Fourth Sunday of Lent, Pastor Judith Reedy preaches on Ephesians 2:1-10, inviting listeners to live into the masterpieces God created us to be, and to trust God’s faithfulness through our human frailty and sinfulness.  Includes the Chancel Choir’s beautiful offering of “How Can I Keep from Singing.”

March 4, 2018–Two Tablets / Ten Words

Reverend Judith Reedy considers Exodus 20:1-17, the Ten Commandments, in this Sunday’s sermon: These words provide boundaries and guidance by which to live and love in community.  Even today–especially today–they are needed to guide our care, of self and others.

It’s Never Too Late–February 25, 2018

For the Second Sunday of Lent, Pastor Judith Reedy reminds Grace UMC Dallas that It’s Never Too Late–to embrace God’s covenant, respond to God’s call, invite others to the saving power of Jesus Christ, and turn back to God. (Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16)  Includes Emmanuel Sanders’ moving offering of “A City Called Heaven.”

Resistance Is Futile, February 18, 2018

Associate Pastor Eric Markinson invites listeners to journey to their wilderness during Lent, following Jesus’s example in Mark 1:9-15.  Preparing for the journey is essential, but God and angels will help manage Satan and the wild beasts we inevitably will find there.  Includes the Chancel Choir’s offering of “God Is my Rock,” and Lay Leader Carolyn Childress’s generous prayer for the people.

February 11, 2018–Passing the Torch

Friends of Grace: On Transfiguration Sunday, Rev. Judith Reedy preaches on Elijah’s passing the mantle of authority to Elisha (2 Kings 2:1-12) as Elijah is swept to heaven on a chariot of fire.  She generously reminds us how Jesus came from the mountain to pass the torch of healing, service, and love to all his followers–to us.  Includes “Celtic Laud” by the Grace Chancel Choir, and our Stephanie Bohan’s powerful call to service and advocacy on behalf of the Agape Clinic, of which she is Executive Director.

Can I Have a Mulligan? February 4, 2018

Hello, friends new and longstanding!  Reverend Judith Reedy offers a great word on Mark 1:29-39, looking at the second chances each of us has–to pause, pray, and re-enter our lives and ministries with God’s hope and help.  Includes Kairos Outside’s Ms Angie Bass and her moving story of her own mulligan, linked to that ministry to the loved ones of incarcerated women and men.

Fake Prophets–January 28, 2018

Reverend Judith Reedy preached Deuteronomy 18:15-20, calling listeners to guard against those who would claim to serve God’s will but rather seek to bear fruit for themselves.  True prophets are rarely welcome–for their messages challenge us; still, prophets always will be with us.

Divine Economics 101, January 21, 2018

Associate Pastor Eric Markinson preaches an Epiphany-season sermon on Jonah 3:1-5, 10–inviting listeners to do something, share a word of God and a word of love, and become more ecumenical, like Wonder Woman.

“Hello, God?” January 14, 2018

Greetings, good seekers! Here is Pastor Judith Reedy’s Epiphany-season sermon on 1 Samuel 3:1-10, God’s unexpected call to the child priest-prophet Samuel. God calls us through priest-prophets everywhere, if only we have ears to hear the call–even from the most unexpected people and places. Blessings and much grace to you!