February 18, 2018 - Wilderness - Rev. Norm Seli

February 18, 2018

On this first Sunday of Lent, Rev. Seli engages with the story of Jesus' baptism as told in Mark's Gospel (Mark 1:9-15) and wonders why Jesus had to be driven into the wilderness.  He also re-imagines the Noah and the Flood story from Genesis and finds hope and strength as we brave the wilderness(es) of 2018. 

00:0000:00

February 11, 2018 - In a New Light - Rev. Anne Dionisio

February 12, 2018

Rev. Anne Dionisio engages with the story of the Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-9) and wonders about how we see Jesus and how we might see him in a new way. 

00:0000:00

February 4, 2018 - Everything to Everybody - Rev. Norm Seli

February 4, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli wonders about the wisdom of Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians (1 Cor 9:16-23) when compared to the practice of Jesus in Mark (Mark 1:29-31).  He reflects on ministry, faithful living and even (a little bit) about being the church. 

00:0000:00

January 28, 2018 - Out Unclean Spirit - Rev. Norm Seli

January 28, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli engages with the story of a man possessed by a demon in Mark 1:21ff  and wonders if we mght all benefit from an exorcism.  He imagines what might happen if Jesus visited church and asked any of us "What's important to you?"

 

00:0000:00

January 21, 2018 - Jonah - Rev. Norm Seli

January 22, 2018

Rev. Seli engages the complete story of Jonah - from running away, through whale to Ninevah and Tree and wonders what such a silly story might mean to us in 2018.   The sermon/story was told in 4 parts throughout the service, intersperced with singing and a choir anthem - these have been edited out, so there may be brief silences in the recording and moments when Rev. Seli's voice comes in a little strong (ahead of the sound tech's adjustment).   Apologies for the "rough" cut... we hope that it's still worth your time to listen. 

00:0000:00

January 14, 2018 - Baptized in the Spirit - Rev. Norm Seli

January 14, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli wonders about the Holy Spirit... present at Jesus Baptism (Mark 1:4-11) and integral to Christian Baptism, according to Paul when he was in Ephesus (Acts 19:1-7).  What is this Spirit and what does it mean to us?

00:0000:00

January 7, 2018 - Home by a Different Way - Rev. Norm Seli

January 7, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli considers Matthew 2 and the story of the Magi.  He wonders what it means that they "went home by a different way" and what that might mean for us celebrating Epiphany in 2018. 

00:0000:00

December 31, 2017 - God Happens Here - Rev. Norm Seli

December 31, 2017

Wrapping up Christmas and wondering about the "Peace" that Simeon experiences, Rev. Seli wonders about the actual meaning of Christmas - what is it that we are celebrating; what are we saying and does any of it matter in 2017?   (The second chapter of Luke factors into the sermon... a little bit anyway)

00:0000:00

December 10, 2017 - It Starts Here - Rev. Anne Dionisio

December 10, 2017

Rev. Anne Dionsio engages with Isaiah 40:1-11 and Mark 1:1-8 and wonders why Mark doesn't begin with the ever popular "Birth of Jesus" story and instead begins with John the Baptist in the wilderness.... 

00:0000:00

December 3, 2017 - What are we waiting for? - Rev. Norm Seli

December 3, 2017

Rev. Norm Seli engages with the Advent 1, Apocalyptic text (Mark 13:24-37) as well as the season of Advent and wonders "What are we waiting for?"  (he also brags about his son)

00:0000:00