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And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.” — Mark 16:15

Sermon Archive

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Church Meeting Brings … Hope?!!

A large groups of SMCers traveled to Boise this summer and had a great time! Pastor Megan reports on the annual meeting of Pacific Northwest Mennonite Conference that took place in Boise ID at the end of June. She shares stories, reflections, business, “fun details,”...

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Fire & Brimstone

We welcomed Erica Lea-Simka, pastor of Albuquerque Mennonite Church in Albuquerque NM, to preach for our Pride Sunday worship. Erica Lea-Simka, Pastor of Albuquerque Mennonite Church — None — None — None

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Seeds Grow

Pastor Megan reflects on the most “boring” of all parables in which nothings happens … or is it EVERYthing happens? Listen for punch lines like: “the smallest of all seeds which, when sown, grows and becomes the greatest of all … shrubs!” and “if there were 7 habits...

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Misfits

Reflecting on Mark’s story of Jesus facing accusers very early in his ministry, Pastor Megan explores how “Scribes … they’re just like us!”, has a few words to say about the supposed “unforgiveable sin,” and shares her desire to be among the misfits who get to sit at...

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Collage of God

On Trinity-ish / Trinity-PLUS Sunday, Pastor Megan shares snapshots of some of the MANY names for God and images of God that make up her limited yet growing collage of who God is. Megan Ramer — None Various Psalms — None Excerpts from the Psalms, reflecting some of...

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I will put my Spirit within you

In this sermon from Pentecost Sunday, when we celebrated baptism and covenant, Pastor Amy preaches the Holy Spirit, who is active and expansive and from whom there is no getting away. God’s promise is to breathe into our dry bones and enliven what feels barren, to...

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Goodbyes

All goodbyes are not created equal. Listen as Pastor Megan reflects on a couple of the goodbyes she’s experienced, her semi-obsession with good goodbyes, and what we can learn about all of this from the time Jesus said goodbye for the last time to his closest friends...

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Building Social Capital

Pastor Melanie reflects on the story of the Ethiopian eunuch and Philip from the book of Acts, listening for some resonance with our Community Ministries here in the Lake City neighborhood. From something about Jesus that is attractive and transformative … to nothing...

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Other Sheep

I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold, Jesus said. I must bring them also… So there will be one flock, one shepherd. Pastor Megan reflects on those other metaphorical sheep. In the particular. Who are they? Who are WE? Megan Ramer — None — None Photo by...

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In Strides Jesus

Pastor Megan reflects on fearful disciples gathered behind locked doors in Jerusalem. Through the locked doors of their fear, in strides Jesus. Speaking a word of peace, in strides Jesus. Megan Ramer Easter John 20:19 Photo by Bogdan Dada on...

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Can anything good come out of a trap house?

Pastor Jonathan reflects on when life goes sideways and finding hope amidst the impossible and fearful. Sharing stories of the unexpected uprising of life in our own community, this sermon is not to be missed. Jonathan Neufeld — None — None Photo by Matt Collamer on...

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Cross and the Lynching Tree

Jesus' carefully calculated and lampooning political march into Jerusalem helped ensure that he would need to die on the cross, along with many other brave prophets before and after him. Pastor Megan reflects on James Cones' eye-opening theological work in "The Cross...

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Glory & Death

Jason Rust preaches for us - reflecting on glory and death and earthiness and bodies and Mary Oliver poetry and unplanted seeds and lassitude and recklessness in love. You'll just have to listen to how these delightful strands are woven into an intricate whole...!...

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A Slithering Slew of Venomous Vipers

What to do with the story in Numbers of God sending poisonous snakes to mortally wound the Israelites in the desert? What on earth could this story have to say to us? Listen as Pastor Megan takes a crack at seeking understanding and a word of good news in this...

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Small Things Matter

As Christians we've inherited a rather confused message about "The Law." Historically Christians have loved the Ten Commandments, even advocating for their physical presence at our public places (hello ... separation of church and state??), while dismissing the rest...

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A Name That is True

Amy explores the way El Shaddai, “The Breasted One,” blesses and calls the old bodies Abraham and Sarah with new names and a new identity and the way we are called to honor the true names and identities of people who identify as trans or gender non-conforming. Names...

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Lament & A Rainbow Promise for All

Pastor Megan leads us in lament for victims of gun violence, specifically the 17 precious youth and adults gunned down by a teenager with an assault rifle in Parkland, Florida this past week. And then she reflects on the very first covenant described by the Bible - a...

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Joining My Voice

Pastor Megan invites us, like Jesus did when he retreated for prayer in the dark early morning hours, to dwell with the Psalms as we begin to process together having heard a challenging word from our Peace Lecture guests last Sunday, Waziyatawin and John Stoesz. Megan...

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