Sermons by Rev. Judy Fitchett

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Grace, Love, Community; More Than a Doctrine

2 Corinthians 13:11-13       New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Final Greetings and Benediction 11 Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet […]

“Walking Along the Road Together”


Luke 24:13-35   New International Version (NIV) On the Road to Emmaus 13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked […]

What a Day; What a Meal!


Mark 14:17-25    New International Version (NIV) 17 When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. 18 While they were reclining at the table eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me—one who is eating with me.” 19 They were saddened, and one by one they said to him, “Surely you don’t mean me?” 20 “It […]

What Are You Looking For?


John 1:29-42    New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Lamb of God 29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he […]

And Then the Real World Kicked In


Matthew 2:13-23    New International Version (NIV) The Escape to Egypt 13 When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill […]

A Call to Endurance


Luke 21:5-19    English Standard Version (ESV) Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple 5 And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, 6 “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not […]

Losing Self to the Glory of God


Luke 18:9-14    New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, […]

“Searching for Communion”


Luke 24:28-35   New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 28 As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. 29 But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When […]

“Who’s Invited to the Table”


Isaiah 43:16-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 16 Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, 17 who brings out chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise, they are extinguished, quenched like a wick: 18 Do not remember the former things,or consider the things of old. […]