Sermons Category

Calling Cows & Listening for God

Jesus said that the sheep know the shepherd’s voice. Pastor Megan reflects on her experience as a farmhand on a Swiss dairy farm – calling cows who knew the voice of their actual farmer in from pasture – and wonders how we might discern the voice of God from the many other voices that surround […]

Read More

Procession of the Ridiculous

An undomesticated look at the Palm Processional and just how funny, just how serious, and just how dangerous it was for Jesus to ride a baby donkey into the eastern gate of Jerusalem while Pontius Pilate was riding a stallion into the western gate. Pastor Megan reflects on these two very different processions and invites […]

Read More

Interview with Sarah Sommers

Pastor Megan interviews Sarah Sommers from Christian Peacemaker Teams, asking her to reflect on the actively nonviolent way of Jesus as it connects with the gospel story of encountering Martha and Mary in the their grief, and calling Lazarus from the tomb. Listen here.

Read More

Mud made with spit & a pool called Sent

Pastor Megan tells the story of the man born blind who has a healing encounter with Jesus and then tense encounters with some would-be prosecutors in John 9, and reflects on her own experience with a prosecuting attorney after having been arrested at Raytheon, third largest defense contractor in the U.S.   “Now, of course […]

Read More

Softening the stories we tell ourselves

Pastor Jonathan reflects on Jesus encountering the woman at the well and offering her living water. What harsh stories do we tell about ourselves and what self-judgments do we hold onto? How might Jesus receive us and invite us to receive the transformative power of living water? Listen here. Find Jan Richardson’s “Blessing of the well” here. […]

Read More

Nighttime Musings

Nicodemus comes to Jesus under cover of night. Pastor Megan preaches the third Sunday of Lent. Listen here.

Read More

Attended by Angels

Jesus is tempted in the wilderness and then attended to by angels. Pastor Megan preaches the first Sunday of Lent. Listen here (a few notes below).

Read More

Transfigured Earth

Pastor Megan preaches the final sermon in our 4-week “A Place We Love” series, all about Watershed Discipleship. Having moved from learning to knowing to loving, we conclude with “protecting,” making links with the gospel story of the Transfiguration and the biblical visions of a transfigured earth. Listen here (a few notes below).

Read More

Neighborly Waters

“You have heard that it was said, Water is a precious resource to tend carefully and preserve. But I say to you, Water is a neighbor. Water is a relative. Water is life. “You have heard that it was said, God created all of creation and commanded us to be good stewards of this gift. But I say to you, You […]

Read More

Gloom & Nourishment

“Our disconnection from our place, from our bioregion, from our watershed, is certainly not the only cause of our gloom; it may not even be primary among the causes of our gloom. But I wonder if it might be a bigger cause than we typically acknowledge? If this disconnect, at a deep spiritual level, deprives […]

Read More