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Rev. Lissa Smith
What is "church" in an age when more and more people are describing themselves as spiritual but not religious?
Join us this second week of Easter as Lissa preaches about peace that does not pass away. Sermon begins at 11:25.
Join Lissa in this beautiful Lenten message about caring for the lives of those around us. Message begins at 11:45.
A Changed Life: Seeking a new way home. Sermon begins at 8:58.
Check out the PDF of Lissa's beautiful Christmas homily, "The Labor is Over".
What is stirring in our hearts this advent? What are we laboring? Sermon begins at 8:12. Stay tuned after the service for the Children's Play!
Join us as we hear from Lissa about giving up those things which keep us from loving well. Sermon begins at 7:06, and is based on Mark 10:17-31. The Gospel of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, according to Mark: As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, "Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments: 'You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.'" He said to him, "Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth." Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, "You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me." When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions. Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!" And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, "Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." They were greatly astounded and said to one another, "Then who can be saved?" Jesus looked at them and said, "For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible." Peter began to say to him, "Look, we have left everything and followed you." Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age--houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields with persecutions--and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first."
What questions do we ask to find a way of living? Lissa speaks about engaging our hearts and using our hands to move deeper into relationship with God. Sermon starts at 5:55.