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She Says Lent – Week 6: Authority Questioned, by Alicia Fowler

This sermon was preached at St. Lydia’s Dinner Church on Sunday March 25 and Monday March 26, 2018 Hello! I have the sad position of closing out our #SheSaysLent series, and the difficult task of figuring out how to weave together a queer sermon about #MeToo and Palm Sunday. Now, I know, Palm Sunday does [...]

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She Says Lent – Week 5: Texts of Terror, by Hannah Johnston

This sermon was preached at St. Lydia’s Dinner Church on Sunday Mar. 18 and Monday Mar. 19, 2018   Usually at this point in the service we would read our scripture passage, and meditate on it together. But tonight, we are going to do things in a slightly different order. I am going to begin [...]

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She Says Lent – Week 4: Small Voices, by Angela Morris

This sermon was preached at St Lydia’s Dinner Church on Sunday March 11 and Monday March 12, 2018 SAMUEL 3:1-10 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow [...]

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She Says Lent – Week 2: Torches of Hope, by Debbie Holloway

This sermon was preached at St Lydia’s Dinner Church on Sunday Feb. 25 and Monday Feb. 26, 2018 JUDGES 4:1-9    After Ehud died, The Israelites again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. 2 So the Lord sold them into the hand of King Jabin of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor; the [...]

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She Says Lent – Week 1: Revisiting Martha & Mary, by Kirstin Swanson

This sermon was preached at St Lydia’s Dinner Church on Sunday Feb. 17 and Monday Feb. 18, 2018 Revisiting Martha and Mary Luke 10:38 – 42: Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who [...]

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She Says Lent – a sermon series responding to #MeToo

The season of Lent is a time to turn down the noise and listen to God’s voice. We have heard: “me, too.” When these stories travel towards the cross of Christ’s death and resurrection, what is revealed? Over the six weeks of Lent, the women of St. Lydia’s will trouble the waters of #MeToo and [...]

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Sermon Podcast: You’re Too Much

What does faith look like when we take the nameless woman who poured perfumed oil all over Jesus’ head, right in the middle of dinner, as our model? From a first-century dinner table to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, sometimes faith lived out is the opposite of respectable. Listen at Broken Bread. 

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Sermon: 99 Sheep and Affordable Housing

Listen to Emily’s latest sermon podcast, 99 Sheep and Affordable Housing. The Gospel of Matthew encourages us to have an old fashioned come-to-Jesus when someone in the church “sins against” us.  But what if it’s our law makers, leaders, or business executives who are the ones sinning? When 1% of the world’s population is just [...]

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Sermon Podcast: Going “Out Into The World” and the Heebie Jeebies

  Listen to Emily’s latest sermon, now in podcast form for your listening/downloading pleasure!   Does Jesus sending the disciples out two by two mean that we’re all supposed to be going door to door, selling Jesus like traveling salesmen?  Or to be more gender inclusive, traveling salespeople? This one’s on Matthew 10:1-16, take a [...]

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Sermon: Wicked Weights, Dishonest Scales

Read Emily’s latest sermon, echoing the prophet Micah’s call for the dismantling of oppressive systems of power and injustice on her blog, Sit and Eat.

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