Sermons

This is a list of sermons given at Grace Congregational Church at Sunday Services, Holidays and other services. Most of these sermons are by our Interim Minister, the Rev. Alberta Wallace. As we occasionally have guest preachers or Grace members speaking, in those cases, their names will appear next to the sermon title.

Each PDF document contains the sermon text, followed by the Scripture readings for that Sunday’s Service.

2021

Sunday, July 25, 2021 – The Tie That Binds: Poured
Scripture: Ephesians 4:25-5:2 (NRSV)

Sunday, July 11, 2021 – The Tie That Binds: Formed
Scripture: Isaiah 64:1-9 ; Psalm 112 (both Common English Bible)

Sunday, July 4, 2021 – Earthenware Jars: Hope for the Future
Scripture: Psalm 146, Jeremiah 32: 1-15

Sunday, June 20, 2021 – Shards—Still My People
Scripture: Jeremiah 4:11-12; 22-28

Sunday, June 13, 2021 – Potter’s Wheel: Reworked Not Thrown Away
Scripture: Jeremiah 18:1-11

Sunday, June 6, 2021 – Devotion for Annual Meeting

Sunday, May 30, 2021 – Journey with Jeremiah: Containers as Mouthpieces
In-person Service
Scriptures: Psalm 71:1-6; Jeremiah 1:4-10

Sunday, May 30, 2021: Journey with Jeremiah: Containers as Mouthpieces
Online Service
Scriptures: Psalm 71:1-6; Jeremiah 1:4-10

May 23, 2021 – The Spirit Pours Out (meditation by Michelle Fountain)

May 16, 2021 – Gone Up With a Shout: Clap Your Hands!
Scriptures – Psalm 47:1-6; Luke 24:44-53

May 9, 2021 – Who Can Withhold: Break Forth!
Scriptures – John 15:9, 11-15a; Acts 10: 44-48

May 2, 2021 – From You Comes My Praise: Guide My Steps
Scriptures – Psalm 22:25-31; Acts 8:26-39

April 25, 2021 – By This We Will Know: The Dance of Love
Scriptures – John 10:11-17; 1 John 3:16-18, 23-24

April 18, 2021 – While in their Joy: Dancing Sure
Dare to Dance Again!
Scriptures – Luke 24:36b-48; 1 John 3:1-3

April 11, 2021 – With Great Power: Dancing Together
Scriptures – Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1-2,2; John 20:19-31

April 4, 2021, Easter Sunday – For All Peoples a Feast: Dare to Dance Again!
Scriptures – Psalm 118; Isaiah 25:6-9

March 28, 2021 – The Garden: Risking Temptation
Entering the Passion of Jesus, Putting Ourselves in the Story
Scriptures – Mark 14:32-36; Ephesians 6:11-17

March 21, 2021 – The Last Supper: Risking the Loss of Friends
Entering the Passion of Jesus, Putting Ourselves in the Story
Scriptures – Luke 4:16-21; John 13:3-16

March 14, 2021 – The First Dinner: Risking Rejection
Entering the Passion of Jesus, Putting Ourselves in the Story
Scriptures – Psalm 23; Mark 14: 3-9

March 7, 2021 – The Teaching: Risking Challenge
Entering the Passion of Jesus, Putting Ourselves in the Story
Scriptures – Matthew 22:15-22; Matthew 4:1-11

February 28, 2021 – The Temple: Risking Righteous Anger! (Beverly Anderson)
Entering the Passion of Jesus, Putting Ourselves in the Story
Scriptures – Psalm 69:8-16; John 2:18-22

February 21, 2021 – The Parade: Risking Reputation
Scriptures – Matthew 21:1-11; Zechariah 9:9-10

February 14, 2021 – God Is Holding Your Life: The One is Shining Forth
Scripture – Psalm 50:1-6 (Modern English Version)

February 7, 2021 – God Is Holding Your Hand: We Wait, We Hope, We Stay
Scriptures – Psalm 147:1-11; 20c (NRSV)

January 31, 2021 – Reflection (Wendy DeCroteau)
Sayings That Make My Heart Beat

January 24, 2021 – Holding Steady
Scriptures – Psalm 62:5-12 (NRSV)

January 17, 2021 – Ready
Scriptures – Exodus 3:7-12; Luke 6:27-36 (NRSV)

January 10, 2021 – Defining Moments: Seeking Higher Ground
Scriptures – Genesis 1:1-5; Acts 19:1-7; Mark 1:4-11 (NRSV)

January 3, 2021 – Journey Sunday
Scriptures – Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12

2020

December 13, 2020 – I Believe in God: Ode to Joy
Scriptures – Isaiah 57:14-19; Luke 1:1-4; 26-56

December 6, 2020 – I Believe in Love: Daring Right Relationship
Scriptures – Isaiah 7:1-14; Matthew 1:1-23

November 29, 2020 – I Believe in the Sun: Hope for Tomorrow
Scriptures – Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-15

November 22, 2020 – Reigning Compassion
Scriptures – Ezekiel 34:11-16; 20-24; Matthew 25:31-46

November 15, 2020 – Let Your Voice Be Heard (Dave Hoffenberg, Deacon)
Scriptures – Ecclesiastes 3:7-8 (ESV); 1 Peter 3:15-16 (ESV)

November 8, 2020 – Tending God’s Light
Scriptures – Psalm 78:1-7; Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16; Matthew 25:1-13

November 1, 2020 – The Tie That Binds
Scriptures – Psalm 34:1-10, 22; John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12

October 25, 2020 – Giving Ourselves
Scriptures – 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46

October 18, 2020 – Seeking Reassurance (by Michelle Fountain)
Scriptures – Exodus 33:12-23; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22

October 11, 2020 – Worthy and Chosen
Scriptures – Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14

October 4, 2020 – Wisdom for the Way
Scriptures – Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:23-46

September 27, 2020 – The Glow
Scriptures – Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32

September 20, 2020 – Tensions to Peace
Scriptures – Philippians 1:21-30; Matthew 20:1-16

September 13, 2020 – Rising Above Limited Potentials Held
Scriptures – Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18: 21-35