Homilies

Many members take turns leading the Sunday service and preaching a sermon — usually on the biblical lectionary readings for the day.
  • Homily for October 5, 2014, by Barbara Hayden This may be like fingernails on chalkboard to some people, but I changed the order of the readings because I wanted the vineyard analogies and the Psalmist’s lament about ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2014, 10:33 AM by CofCDC Admin
  • God will do what God will do, by Dorothy Pohlman When I read the Gospel parable of the vineyard, I thought, “oh, no. Why do I have to talk about difficult parables?”   A few years ago I had the story ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2014, 10:31 AM by CofCDC Admin
  • Dorothy Pohlman, Third Sunday of Lent, March 23, 2014 Lent is one of the many things I have learned about since coming to the Community. And I am not sure how well I have learned it. (I have never ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2014, 11:08 AM by CofCDC Admin
  • Walk in the Law of the Lord, Duane Shank, February 16, 2014 Our retreat theme—before the weather forced its cancellation—was set to be a communal exploration of our personal inner and outer journeys with God. As it was described, for ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2014, 11:25 AM by CofCDC Admin
  • Stay Awake, Duane Shank, December 1, 2013 Today is the first Sunday of a new church year, when we once again begin a journey through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus; the creation of the church ...
    Posted Mar 24, 2014, 5:09 PM by CofCDC Admin
  • John Stewart, 20th Sunday after Pentecost, October 6, 2013 When I began looking into the passages from Habakkuk, who wrote about 20 years before the final conquest of Jerusalem, the destruction of the temple and the exile in 586 ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2013, 7:02 PM by CofCDC Admin
  • What Counts is What We Do, Duane Shank, July 7, 2013 Every political campaign has a team of advance personnel who go ahead to the places the candidate intends to go to prepare for that visit. Who are their strongest supporters ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2013, 7:00 PM by CofCDC Admin
  • The Good Shepherd, Duane Shank, April 21, 2013 It seems like I’m constantly learning new things about the church year. I did not know that today, the fourth Sunday of Easter, is known as Good Shepherd Sunday ...
    Posted Nov 25, 2013, 6:55 PM by CofCDC Admin
  • Dorothy Pohlman, 19th Sunday after Pentecost, September 29, 2013 In August we were given the chance to visit other churches, perhaps to see what we would learn in the context of our own Community conversation about who/how/when ...
    Posted Oct 14, 2013, 7:21 PM by CofCDC Admin
  • Barbara Hayden, 17th Sunday after Pentecost, September 15, 2013 All of my life I have scoffed at the stupidity of the Israelites in the desert who worshiped a silly golden calf. Anyone can see, thought I, even as a ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2013, 6:37 AM by CofCDC Admin
  • Dorothy Pohlman, Second Sunday of Lent, February 24, 2013 This is the second Sunday of Lent, our journey toward Easter.  After church there will be an opportunity for those who wish to work on a banner that will be ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2013, 2:41 PM by CofCDC Admin
  • Dunstan Hayden: Third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 16, 2012             We just heard John the Baptist call his audience SNAKES and refer to THE COMING WRATH and to the AXE. He doesn’t seem very happy. Now, remembering that our ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2012, 5:22 PM by CofCDC Admin
  • Dunstan Hayden: 21st Sunday after Pentecost, Oct. 21,2012              Imagine person A making a request to person B. Imagine that A and B have completely different mindsets so that they understand the request quite differently, and that B knows ...
    Posted Dec 20, 2012, 5:12 PM by CofCDC Admin
  • Servant Leadership, Duane Shank, September 23, 2012 I’m sure you’ve all seen the news this week. In a welcome break from the toxic election campaign, the last spluttering of a dysfunctional Congress, and the seemingly ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2012, 3:44 PM by CofCDC Admin
  • Dunstan Hayden, 12th Sunday after Pentecost, August 19, 2012  Forty years ago, when I started going to church with the Community of Christ, I was very surprised by two things:  1) the Sunday service was almost indistinguishable from a ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2012, 3:29 PM by CofCDC Admin
  • Dorothy Pohlman, August 12, 2012 The other day I was sitting on the front porch of an inn in Vermont – thinking about the Kingdom of God.  Somehow that seemed easy.  I had also recently had ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2012, 3:25 PM by CofCDC Admin
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