Sermons and Presentations

Ideas for preaching and presenting about member mission.

Stewardship–Why Bother? By The Rev. A. Wayne Schwab

Stewardship makes us question.

Take up the Slack in Justice By The Rev. A. Wayne Schwab

From Isaiah: “. . . seek justice, rescue the oppressed, defend the orphan, and plead for the widow.”

Taking Next Steps in Member Mission By Elizabeth S. Hall

An opening talk for a workshop on member mission.

Taking Up Your Cross Leads to Abundant Life By Elizabeth S. Hall

A lay person preaches on living your daily missions and finding life.

Three Major Learnings of Member Mission By The Rev. A. Wayne Schwab

[Situation: the theme for the Lenten series with visiting preachers was mission at work.  This sermon was planned to end the series with a focus on living the mission everywhere.  A flyer which announced the series was mailed as Lent began and carried an insert about the “Sunday with Member Mission,” which would conclude it.   […]

To Serve Society: A Talk By Robert Reich

A Talk; Shared values build a society; self-interest does not; secular language for “common good” or “love your neighbor.”day, July 3, 2013. It’s worth pondering that the 19 firefighters who died Sunday battling a huge wildfire near Prescott, Arizona, presumably were motivated by something other than rational self-interest. Like the first-responders to 9/11 and other […]

Transfiguration Sunday By The Rev. Mark Norris

Moments of transfiguration seen in today’s world as moments when we or others make some part of life more loving or more just. These are evangelizing moments and they connect easily with Ignatian spirituality.

Two Sermons with Member Mission Homework By The Rev. James L. Gill

A two-part sermon: Part One today you help me by sharing some of your experiences; Part Two is to highlight our Monday to Monday Ministries as individuals.

Valor to Hold, The By The Rev. Anne Michele Turner

Have the valor to hold fast to hope.

Way of God We Strive to Follow, The By The Rev. Sandra Lee “Raggs” Ragan

From Isaiah: seeking justice. Psalm 50: proper worship is not the problem. Hebrews: follow the path God lays before us, even if we never live to see the promises fulfilled. Luke: God has the future well in hand; we are responsible for the present.