Sermons

Knowing Each Other So We Can Love Each Other

By Rev. Chris Jorgensen Hanscom Park United Methodist Church October 1, 2017 Isaiah 56:6-8 (New Revised Standard Version) 6 And the foreigners who join themselves to the Lord, to minister to him, to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, all who keep the sabbath, and do not profane it, and hold fast my covenant— 7 these I will bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt-offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house shall be called a house of prayer for all ...
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Seasons

A sermon by Rev. Chris Jorgensen September 24, 2017 Hanscom Park United Methodist Church Scripture: Genesis 1: 14-18 Our scripture for today is an excerpt from the long creation story we sometimes hear. The one that starts on the first day with the spirit of God, the ruach (in Hebrew), sweeping over the waters and God declaring, "Let there be light"… all the way to the sixth day when human beings are created in God's image to the seventh day when God rests. I just selected the fourth day for our reading today - probably one of the days we ...
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What We Cast Out

A Sermon by Rev. Chris Jorgensen September 17, 2017 Hanscom Park United Methodist Church Scripture: Mark 5:1-17 image credit: http://stripgenerator.com/strip/463441/pigs-jumping-off-cliff (jesuslovesyou123)   I have a confession to make. I got to choose today’s scripture myself. I am not following the lectionary, so I could have picked ANY scripture in the bible to share with you today, and I picked that one. Now I can imagine what some of you might be thinking, “That Chris, she seemed like such a good pastor…” Have you heard this text before? I think it’s interesting to encounter a kind of unusual text like this ...
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Tiny, Tiny Mustard Seeds

A Sermon by Rev. Chris Jorgensen Preached September 10, 2017 At Hanscom Park United Methodist Church Matthew 13:31-32 (NRSV) He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” Well friends, it has been a difficult week for our part of the world. As we meet here, a second major ...
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