Seekers recognizes that any member of the community may be called upon by God to give us the Word, and thus we have an open pulpit with a different preacher each week. Sermons preached at Seekers, as well as sermons preached by Seekers at other churches or events, are posted here, beginning with the most recent.
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Deborah Sokolove: Season of Recommitment
September 10, 1995
For the last several weeks, I have been haunted by the juxtaposition of this week’s reading from the Hebrew Scriptures, and that for next week. It seems to me that they speak both to our condition here at Seekers, and to my own life. They speak of endings and of new beginnings, of hopelessness and of hope restored. They speak of the commitment of God to be always with God’s people.
Kate Cudlipp: Our Famlies, Our Faith
One can hardly open the newspaper or listen to television news without being bombarded with questions about the status of families. And certainly each person’s own story can hardly be told without reference to family. Deborah — in a sermon two weeks ago — talked movingly of her father and the influence of his life on hers; David preached in June In Praise of Fatherhood. Marjory in July told us of someone who was not a family member by blood but who was a spiritual mother to her.
Ronald Arms: The Breath of Summer, Minding the Moment
July 30, 1995
Most of my life I have paid little attention to my breathing. The notion that minding my breath might put me in touch with the Holy Spirit surprises me. On the one hand, it seems too simple to be true. On the other, I have not received much useful advice on how to work with breath. It is curious then that in the past several weeks, three very specific and interesting suggestions on breathing caught my attention.
Pat Conover: Distinction and Inclusion
July 16, 1995
Perhaps the most radical instruction in this story is for the disciples to eat whatever is put before them. There is more at stake here than good manners and good nutrition. In keeping with other assaults by Jesus on the purity codes of Judaism, Jesus is telling his disciples not to worry about keeping the rules.
Deborah Sokolove: Tending the Wellspring
March 19, 1995
When I signed up to preach this Sunday, I was deep into creating the Lenten Cloth for the chapel at Wesley Theological Seminary, which several of you have now seen. It was still Epiphany, but because of my concentration and meditation on this artwork, I felt like I was already in Lent. My mood was dark; I was alternately tearful and angry; I was feeling lonely, forgotten, invisible. I wanted to preach, then, about… what? Something… Yes, it was very important… But as this third Sunday in Lent came ever closer, the issue that had preoccupied me began to evaporate, and what was so desperately important then, had become so unimportant that I had even forgotten what it was.