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“The First Fruit of the Spirit” 01/31/2016 by Rev. Stacy Swain (Click on title for audio)

Jeremiah 1:4-10 and 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Could there be more lovely language in all of Scripture than that which Dan read for us this morning from Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth? It is no wonder that we most often hear these words read at weddings.  For what could be more fitting than to hear words on love at…

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“Shockingly Good News” 01/24/2016 by Rev. Stacy Swain (Click on title for audio)

January 24, 2016 “Shockingly Good News” Will you pray with me?  May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hearts be acceptable to you, O God our rock and our redeemer, AMEN. You have heard that sage advice —  that if something seems too good to be true, than chances are it probably is!  This…

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The Ties that Bind by Rev. Stacy Swain

January 17, 2016 John 2:1-11 and Isaiah 62:1-5 Will you pray with me?  May the words of my mouth and the mediations of all of our hearts be acceptable to you, O God our rock and our redeemer, Amen. Just a few weeks ago all the anticipation and expectation of Advent was fulfilled. It all came together on Christmas Eve…

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“Created for Glory” 01/10/2016 by Rev. Stacy Swain (Click on title for audio)

Isaiah 42: 1-7; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 Let us pray: God of the unexpected. God of the manger, God of the cross and the empty tomb. God of what is and what we can scarcely imagine, we pray you would reveal yourself more fully to us this morning that through you we may come to see ourselves more clearly.  And may…

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“Shared Reflections” 12/27/2015 by Rev. Stacy Swain and congregation (Click on title for audio)

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“Waiting Room” 12/20/2015 by Rev. Stacy Swain (Click on title for audio)

Isaiah 40: 27-31 Luke 3:1-6 (NRSV) Will you pray with me:  Holy One, may the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hearts be acceptable to you, O God, our Rock and our Redeemer, Amen. This week, I found myself in a place I’d rather not be.  A place I do my best to avoid.  A…

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“How can this be?” 12/06/2015 by Rev. Stacy Swain (Click on title for audio)

“How can this be?” December 6, 2015 Imagine with me for a moment, if you will.  Imagine you are having a conversation with a friend.  Your friend is confused about this thing called Christmas and cannot understand why so many seem to be making such a big deal about it.   So you begin to explain that Christmas is the…

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“For this I was Born” 11/22/2015 by Rev. Stacy Swain (Click on title for audio)

Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 and John 18:33-37   Can’t you just see it? Jesus and Pilate standing there.  Look at Jesus — He is captive, hands bound.  He is also probably hungry and tired. He looks like the very image of defeat.  Look now at Pilate.  He is dressed in gold and purple.  His breastplate is shining in the sun.  His…

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“The Way of Hannah” 11/15/2015 by Rev. Christy Lang Hearlson (no audio available)

“The Way of Hannah” November 15, 2015 Rev. Christy Lang Hearlson The Union Church in Waban This fall, our sermon series, Ancient Stories of a Living Faith, has explored stories from the Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament, the Bible Jesus read. First, we met the women who saved baby Moses—the midwives Shiphrah and Puah, as well as his sister and…

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“In Praise of Mediocrity” 11/08/2015 by Jonathan Bassett (Click on title for audio)

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