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October 22, 2017 - The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

Three Cheers for the Reformation - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 15, 2017 - The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

What's the Big Deal about Luther? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 8, 2017 - The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Hear Us, O God - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


October 1, 2017 - World Communion Sunday

Does God Live Here? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 24, 2017 - The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Harvesting Hope - Dr. Jody C. Wright




September 3, 2017 - The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Divine Thoughts on Human Things - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 27, 2017 - The Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

Through the Lens of Faith - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


August 20, 2017 - The Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

He Said What? - Douglas E. Murray, Pulpit Guest


August 13, 2017 - The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Selling Our Dreams - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 6, 2017 - The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

In the Desert Places - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 30, 2017 - The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

The Kingdom of God Is . . . Surprise - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 23, 2017 - The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Wait and See - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 16, 2017 - The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Some Assembly Required - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


July 9, 2017 - The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Yoke Fellows - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 2, 2017 - The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

The Welcome Table - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 25, 2017 - The Third Sunday after Pentecost

Do You Hear What I Hear? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 18, 2017 - The Second Sunday After Pentecost

Foundations - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


June 11, 2017 - Trinity Sunday

God's Unquenchable Desire for Love - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 4, 2017 - Pentecost and Founders Day

Acts Two on Sunset Avenue - Rev. Haven Godwin Parrott, Guest Preacher


May 28, 2017 - Ascension Sunday

Lucky Jesus - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 21, 2017 - The Sixth Sunday of Easter/Graduate & Youth Sunday

Remembering and Reforming - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


May 14, 2017 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter

A Divine Gift - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 7, 2017 - The Fourth Sunday of Easter

How Far Have We Come? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 30, 2017 - The Third Sunday of Easter

The Road Most Taken - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 23, 2017 - The Second Sunday of Easter

The Blessing of "Unless" - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 16, 2017 - Resurrection Sunday

Echoing Christ - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


April 13, 2017 - Maundy Thursday

Listening Alongside: Echoing Christ: Listen - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 9, 2017 - Palm Sunday

Listening Alongside: Echoing Christ: Listen to the Wind - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 2, 2017 - The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Listening Alongside: Echoing Christ: Listen to the Silence - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 26, 2017 - The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Listening Alongside: Echoing Christ: Listen for the Questions - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 19, 2017 - The Third Sunday in Lent

Listening Alongside: Echoing Christ: Listen for the Laughter - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 12, 2017 - The Second Sunday in Lent

Listening Alongside: Echoing Christ: Listen for the Cries - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 5, 2017 - The First Sunday in Lent

Listening Alongside: Echoing Christ: Listen for the Knock - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 26, 2017 - Transfiguration Sunday

Was Peter Wrong? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 19, 2017 - The Seventh Sunday after Epiphany

Good Try, Jesus - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 12, 2017 - The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

Choose Love-Choose Life - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 5, 2017 - The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Can Anyone Get into the Kingdom of Heaven? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 29, 2017 - The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

A Gospel Riff - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 22, 2017 - The Third Sunday after Epiphany

A Safe and Dangerous Place - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 15, 2017 - The Second Sunday after Epiphany

No Wise Guys Needed - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 1, 2017 - The Second Sunday of Christmas

Blessing for a New Beginning - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 25, 2016 - Christmas Day

God With Us: From Within - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 24, 2016 - Christmas Eve

Completely Forever: Changed by the Coming of Christ - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 18, 2016 - The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Completely Forever: Peace, God's Highest Glory - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 11, 2016 - The Third Sunday of Advent

Completely Forever: Joy Unknown Before - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 4, 2016 - The Second Sunday of Advent

Completely Forever: The Mystery of Redeeming Love - Dr. Jody C. Wright

Presentation by the Chancel Choir, Guest Soloists, and Guest Musicians of Part I of Handel's Messiah


November 27, 2016 - The First Sunday of Advent

Completley Forever: Hope: A Triumphal Song - Dr. Jody C. Wright

Hanging of the Greens Service


November 20, 2016 - Reign of Christ Sunday

Back to the Beginning - Dr. Jody C. Wright



November 6, 2016 - All Saints Sunday

Who Do You Want To Be When You . . . Die? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 30, 2016 - Reformation Sunday

To Be or Not To Be (Seen) - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 23, 2016 - The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

Famine or Feast? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 16, 2016 - The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

In-Between People - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 2, 2016 - World Communion Sunday

Fan the Flames - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 25, 2016 - The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

What Will It Take? - Dr. Jody C. Wright



September 11, 2016 - The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

What Are You Looking For? - Dr. Jody C. Wright



August 28, 2016 - The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Take Your Place - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 14, 2016 - The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

When God Has a Bad Day - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 7, 2016 - The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Children Were There - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 31, 2016 - The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Vanity or Legacy? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 24, 2016 - The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

When You Pray . . . - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 17, 2016 - The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Standing At the Gate - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


July 10, 2016 - The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

Someone is Praying for You - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 3, 2016 - The Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

Know Your Rights - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


June 26, 2016 - The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Waiting and Wrestling - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 19, 2016 - The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

He Remembers . . . - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 12, 2016 - The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Color Your World - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 29, 2016 - The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Discover Something Cool - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 22, 2016 - Trinity Sunday

Here All the Time - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 15, 2016 - Pentecost Sunday/Graduate & Youth Sunday

Tilling the Soil - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards

A Sermon in Dialogue Including Lakeside Youth and Members of the Youth Committee


May 8, 2016 - Ascension Sunday

Out of the Nest - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 1, 2016 - The Sixth Sunday of Easter

A Critical Question - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 24, 2016 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter

The Possibility - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 17, 2016 - The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Thinking about Scripture - Dr. William A. Graham

The Frederick E. Turnage Distinguished Speaker Series:

Conversations on Christian Citizenship


April 10, 2016 - The Third Sunday of Easter

Keeping God's Lambs - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 3, 2016 - The Second Sunday of Easter

A Week Later - Dr . Jody C. Wright


March 27, 2016 - Resurrection Sunday

Leaning into the Heart of the Holy: Leaning into Life - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 24, 2016 - Maundy Thursday

Leaning into the Heart of the Holy: When Memory Becomes Meaning - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 20, 2016 - Palm Sunday

Leaning into the Heart of the Holy: Trusting God - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 13, 2016 - The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Leaning into the Heart of the Holy : Now -- Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 6, 2016 - The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Leaning into the Heart of the Holy: Lost and Found - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 28, 2016 - The Third Sunday in Lent

Leaning into the Heart of the Holy: Learning Prayer - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 21, 2016 - The Second Sunday in Lent

Leaning into the Heart of the Holy: Listening to Scripture - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 14, 2016 - The First Sunday in Lent

Leaning into the Heart of the Holy: Tempted by Love - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 10, 2016 - Ash Wednesday

Leaning into the Heart of the Holy: Faith's Dirty Secret - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 7, 2016 - Transfiguration Sunday

Listen to Him! - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 31, 2016 - The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

All Eyes Are on You - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 17, 2016 - The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Mother Knows Best - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 10, 2016 - Baptism of Christ Sunday

Taking the Plunge - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 3, 2016 - Epiphany Sunday

Calculating Jesus - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 27, 2015 - The First Sunday of Christmas

Looking for Jesus - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


December 24, 2015 - Christmas Eve

Starry Stranger, Guiding Light - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 20, 2015 - The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Starry Stranger, Guiding Light to Peace - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 13, 2015 - The Third Sunday of Advent

Starry Stranger, Guiding Light to Joy - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 6, 2015 - The Second Sunday of Advent

Starry Stranger, Guiding Light to Love - Dr. Jody C. Wright

Presentation by the Chancel Choir, Guest Soloists, and Guest Musicians of Part I of Handel's Messiah


November 29, 2015 - The First Sunday of Advent

Starry Stranger, Guiding Light to Hope - Dr. Jody C. Wright

Hanging of the Greens Service


November 22, 2015 - Christ the King Sunday

Pennies from Heaven - Dr. Jody C. Wright



November 8, 2015 - TheTwenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

What Pulls Us Together? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


November 1, 2015 - All Saints Sunday

Come Forth! - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 25, 2015 - Reformation Sunday

Re-formed - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 18, 2015 - The Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost

Weights and Measures - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


October 4, 2015 - World Communion Sunday

"How Many At Your Table? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 27, 2015 - The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Instruments of Praise - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 20, 2015 - The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

Are You Different . . . or Am I? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 13, 2015 - The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Words or Wisdom? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 6, 2015 - The Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Bloom Where You're Planted - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


August 30, 2015 - The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Where Did Summer Go? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 23, 2015 - The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Out of the Minds of Children: Questions of Faith: What Are You? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 16, 2015 - The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Out of the Minds of Children: Questions of Faith:

Why Do We Have Music? Why Do We Have to Sing? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 9, 2015 - The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Out of the Minds of Children: Questions of Faith: Why Do We Acolyte? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 2, 2015 - The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Out of the Minds of Children: Questions of Faith

How Many Weeks Did It Take to Build this Church? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 26, 2015 - The Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

A Lifelong Journey - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


July 19, 2015 - The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

Coloring Outside the Lines: Seeking God's Kingdom - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards

A Sermon in Dialogue including Gatekeepers Workcamp participants Andy Barker, Carol Barker, Barkley Browder, Spencer Bulluck, Ginny Cobb, Cameron Graham, Trevor Graham, Doug Edwards, Will Hedgepeth, Louis O'Neal, Jan Raynor and Jody Wright


July 12, 2015 - The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Out of the Minds of Children: Questions of Faith: Why Did God Create Me? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 5, 2015 - The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Out of the Minds of Children: Questions of Faith: How Can We Always Have Faith? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 28, 2015 - The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Out of the Minds of Children: Questions of Faith: How Did God Get His Power? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 21, 2015 - The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Out of the Minds of Children: Questions of Faith: How Did God Create Himself? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 14, 2015 - The Third Sunday after Pentecost

A Stained Glass Life - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 7, 2015 - Founders Day

The Listener - Dr. Tony W. Cartledge, Guest Preacher


May 31, 2015 - Trinity Sunday

How Can We Save the World? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 24, 2015 - Pentecost Sunday

A New Picture - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 17, 2015 - Ascension Sunday/Graduate & Youth Sunday

Taking Down Fences - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


May 10, 2015 - The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Another Way to Love . . . and Live - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 3, 2015 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Good Questions - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 26, 2015 - The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Everything I Know About Shepherds I Learned from Scripture - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 19, 2015 - The Third Sunday of Easter

Turning - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 12, 2015 - The Second Sunday of Easter

Holding Our Children - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 5, 2015 - Resurrection Sunday

Open Our Eyes to Life - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 2, 2015 - Maundy Thursday

Open Our Eyes to the Bread and the Wine - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 29, 2015 - Palm Sunday

Open Our Eyes to Christ - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 22, 2015 - The Fifth Sunday in Lent

Open Our Eyes to the Gifts of Scripture and Prayer - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 15, 2015 - The Fourth Sunday in Lent

Open Our Eyes to Real Needs - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 8, 2015 - The Third Sunday in Lent

Open Our Eyes to One Another - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 1, 2015 - The Second Sunday in Lent

Open Our Eyes to God's Imagination - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 15, 2015 - Transfiguration Sunday

Who Would Talk Anyway? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 8, 2015 - The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

Have You Heard? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 1, 2015 - The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

Are Your Spirits Clean? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 25, 2015 - The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Pardon Me, Paul - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 18, 2015 - The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

Amazing What You Might Find - Dr. Jody C. Wright

Ordination and Installation of Deacons


January 4, 2015 - Epiphany Sunday

Reflections of Authority: Herod and the Magi - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 28, 2014 - The First Sunday of Christmas

Reflections of Incarnation: Simeon and Anna - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


December 24, 2014 - Christmas Eve

Reflections of Wonder: Mary - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 21, 2014 - The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Reflections of Peace: Joseph - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 14, 2014 - The Third Sunday of Advent

Reflections of Joy: The Angels - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 7, 2014 - The Second Sunday of Advent

Reflections of Love: The Shepherds - Dr. Jody C. Wright

This homily serves as an introduction to Camille Saint-Saens' "Christmas Oratorio," Presented by our choir, guest soloists, organist, and string quartet. To listen to the oratorio, visit our "Listen to Worship" page.


November 30, 2014 - The First Sunday of Advent - Hanging of the Greens Service

Christmas Reflections: The Hope of the Prophets - Dr. Jody C. Wright


November 23, 2014 - Christ the King Sunday

The Generous Community - Dr. Jody C. Wright


November 16, 2014 - The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost

The Church with No Needs - Dr. Jody C. Wright


November 9, 2014 - The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

From Garden to Garden: The Generosity of God - Dr. Jody C. Wright


November 2, 2014 - All Saints Sunday

Which Saint Will You Be? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 26, 2014 - Reformation Sunday

Finding Your Voice - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


October 19, 2014 - The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Was It You, Lord? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 12, 2014 - the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

The Jealousy of God - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 5, 2014 - World Communion Sunday

Unbending Ourselves - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 28, 2014 - The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Feeling Trapped? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 21, 2014 - The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

O That I Had Wings - Dr. Jody C. Wright

A Sermon Addressing Domestic Violence


September 14, 2014 - The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Toleration or Transformation? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 7, 2014 - The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Good To Be Here - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 31, 2014 - The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

What's Your Question? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 24, 2014 - The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

The Great Motivator - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 17, 2014 - The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Where Is God These Days? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 10, 2014 - The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Dreamers and Doers - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 3, 2014 - The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

Bread Crumbs - Rev. Elizabeth Edwards


July 27, 2014 - The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

Looking through Leah's Eyes - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 20, 2014 - The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

True Colors - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 13, 2014 The Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Have You Heard the Good News? - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards

Gatekeepers Workcamp Reflections


July 6, 2014 - The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Doing What We Ought - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 29, 2014 - The Third Sunday after Pentecost

What's on Your Altar? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 22, 2014 - The Second Sunday after Pentecost

Birds of a Feather - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 15, 2014 - Trinity Sunday

A Story About God - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 8, 2014 - Pentecost Sunday

He's Done It Again! - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 1, 2014 - Ascension Sunday/Founders Day

Praying for Lakeside - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 18, 2014 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter/Graduate & Youth Sunday

Fame and Fortune - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


May 25, 2014 - The Sixth Sunday of Easter

You Will Live Also - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 11, 2014 - The Fourth Sunday of Easter

What Matters - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 4, 2014 - The Third Sunday of Easter

When Jesus Disappears - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 27, 2014 - The Second Sunday of Easter

A Touch of Faith - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 20, 2014 - Resurrection Sunday: Faith Songs for Life Rhythms

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus: Singing Our Joy - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 17, 2014 - Maundy Thursday: Faith Songs for Life Rhythms

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross: Singing at the Cross - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 13, 2014 - Palm Sunday: Faith Songs for Life Rhythms

There's Within My Heart a Melody: Singing Our Way to Hope - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 6, 2014 - The Fifth Sunday in Lent : Faith Songs for Life Rhythms

What Wondrous Love Is This: Singing through Our Sorrow - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 30, 2014 - The Fourth Sunday in Lent: Faith Songs for Life Rhythms

Open My Eyes, That I May See: Singing for New Sight - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 23, 2014 - The Third Sunday in Lent: Faith Songs for Life Rhythms

Precious Lord, Take My Hand: Singing Our Way through Self-Doubt - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 16, 2014 - The Second Sunday in Lent: Faith Songs for Life Rhythms

When Our Confidence Is Shaken: Singing Our Way to Belief - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 9, 2014 - The First Sunday in Lent: Faith Songs for Life Rhythms

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah: Singing through Temptation - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 5, 2014 - Ash Wednesday: Faith Songs for Life Rhythms

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing: Songs of Repentance - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 2, 2014- Transfiguration Sunday

Heaven on Earth - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 23, 2014 - The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

Make a Difference - Dr. Jody C. Wright



February 9, 2014 - The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

This Little Light - Dr. Jody C. Wright




January 19, 2014 - The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

What Are You Looking For? Where Are You Staying? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 13, 2014 -The Turnage Speaker Series: Conversations on Christian Citizenship

Vision or a Stare? Promoting Ethical Leadership in a Voyeuristic Age - Dr. Jonathan Walton


January 12, 2014 - The Turnage Speaker Series: Conversations on Christian Citizenship

Negotiating Tradition and Change: Keeping Tradition in Tow, but in Check! -Dr. Jonathan Walton


January 12, 2014 - The Turnage Speaker Series: Conversations on Christian Citizenship

The Problem of a Presumptuous Prayer - Dr. Jonathan L. Walton


January 5, 2014 - Epiphany Sunday

God's Children - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 29, 2013 - The First Sunday of Christmas

Why Do You Follow? - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


December 24, 2013 - Christmas Eve

Peace Beyond Understanding - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 22, 2013 - The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Perfect Peace in an Imperfect World: From Fear to Faith - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 15, 2013 - The Third Sunday of Advent

Perfect Peace in an Imperfect World: From Barrenness to Abundance

Reflection on listening to Part I of Handel's Messiah.

Pastoral Prayer


December 8, 2013 - The Second Sunday of Advent

Perfect Peace in an Imperfect World: From Foes to Friends - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 1, 2013 - The First Sunday of Advent - Hanging of the Greens Service

Perfect Peace in an Imperfect World: From Fighting to Farming - Dr. Jody C. Wright


November 24, 2013 - Christ the King Sunday

Let Us Be . . . Excellent in Our Service - Dr. Jody C. Wright


November 17, 2013 - The Twenty-Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Let Us Be . . . Appreciative of Our Gifts - Rev. Jerry Baker


November 10, 2013 - The Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Let Us Be . . . United in Our Purpose - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


November 3, 2013 - All Saints Sunday

Saints in the Making - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 27, 2013 - Reformation Sunday

It's Not About You! - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 20, 2013 - Children's Sabbath

Swords Into Plowshares - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 13, 2013 - The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost

Seeing What You Cannot Believe - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 6, 2013 - World Communion Sunday

Do We Love the World God Loves? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 29, 2013 - The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

What Will It Take? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 22 - The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Strange Wisdom - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 15, 2013 - The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

The Consequences of a Life Well Lived - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 8, 2013 - The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Keeping Memories- Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 1, 2013 - The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Wise Investments - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


August 25, 2013 - The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Just One More Day - Dr. Michael Catlett


August 11, 2013 - The Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

Things Not Seen - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


July 28, 2013 - The Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

Absolutely Beautiful! - Dr. Daniel Day


August 4, 2013 - The Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

A Matter of Trust - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


July 21, 2013 - The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Don't Forget Sarah - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 14, 2013 - The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

The Power of One - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards

Gatekeepers Workcamp Reflections


July 7, 2013 - The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

What Does Belong to God? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 30, 2013 - The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

Lawlessness - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 23, 2013 - The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Walking to the Well - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 16, 2013 - The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

What Do You Give the One Who Has It All? - Dr.. Jody C. Wright


June 9, 2013 - The Third Sunday after Pentecost

Tug of War? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 2, 2013 - Founders Day

Looking for Lakeside - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 26, 2013 - Trinity Sunday

God at Work - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 19, 2013 - Pentecost Sunday - Graduate Recognition

Because I Said So - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


May 12, 2013 - Ascension Sunday

Left Behind . . . for Good - Dr. Jody C. Wright



April 28, 2013 - the Fifth Sunday of Easter

Why Do You Look UpToward Heaven? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 21, 2013 - The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Do You Remember? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 14, 2013 - The Third Sunday of Easter

A Tale of Two Disciples - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 7, 2013 - The Second Sunday of Easter

The World's Stigmata - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 31, 2013 - Resurrection Sunday

The Greatest Paradox of All - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 28, 2013 - Maundy Thursday

The Paradox of Our Faith: Dying to Live - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 24, 2013 - Palm Sunday

The Paradox of Our Faith: The Silence of Sound


March 17, 2013 - The Fifth Sunday in Lent

The Paradox of Our Faith: It Isn't Always What It Is


March 10, 2013 - The Fourth Sunday in Lent

The Paradox of Our Faith: Letting Go and Holding On


March 3, 2013 - The Third Sunday in Lent

The Paradox of Our Faith: Have Nothing; Get Everything - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 24, 2013 - The Second Sunday in Lent

The Paradox of Our Faith: Peace Amid Chaos - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 17, 2013 - The First Sunday in Lent

The Paradox of Our Faith: Getting Lost to Find Yourself - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 13, 2013 - Ash Wednesday

Son of God and Son of Man - Dr. Jody C. Wright


February 10, 2013 - The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

The Facelift of Faith - Dr. Jody C. Wright



January 27, 2013 - The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

Habit Forming - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 20, 2013 The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

"Our Hour Has Come" - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 13, 2013 - Baptism of the Lord Sunday

So, You Think You Don't Matter? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 6, 2013 - Epiphany Sunday

Regifting - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 30, 2012 - The First Sunday of Christmas

Grace Upon Grace - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


December 24, 2012 - Christmas Eve

Expected Surprises - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 23, 2012 - The Fourth Sunday of Advent

A Season of Expected Surprises: Surprising Peace - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 16, 2012 - The Third Sunday of Advent

A Season of Expected Surprises: Surprising Joy- Dr. Jody C. Wright


November 18, 2012

Discover the Joy of Wise Living - Dr. Jody C. Wright


December 2, 2012 - The First Sunday of Advent

A Season of Expected Surprises: Surprising Hope - The Hanging of the Greens Service


November 25, 2012 - Christ the King Sunday

Discover the Joy of Giving that Lasts - Dr. Jody C. Wright


November 11, 2012

"Discover the Joy of GIving" - Dr. Jody C. Wright


November 4, 2012 - All Saints Sunday

The Perfect Storm - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 28, 2012 - Reformation Sunday

Let Me See Again - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 21, 2012

Do Me a Favor - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 14, 2012

Who's Behind the Curtain? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


October 7, 2012 - World Communion Sunday

If We Send Them Away Hungry - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 30, 2012

Maimed . . . for Life! - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 23, 2012

Welcoming God - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 16, 2012

So You Think You Can Teach? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 9, 2012

Why Did Jesus Sigh? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


September 2, 2012

What's Your Religion Worth? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 26, 2012

Creation Sings: A Sermon in Three Movements Celebrating Song - Dr. Jody C. Wright

This sermon is best understood when following the order of worship for the day, available on the "Orders of Worship" page.


August 19, 2012

"The Work of Wisdom" - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 12, 2012

Neighborliness - Dr. Jody C. Wright


August 5, 2012

Finding the Kingdom - Rev. Elizabeth Edwards


July 29, 2012

4-D Faith - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 22, 2012

Lookers and Seers - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 15, 2012

"Love in Action" - Rev. Elizabeth Edwards


July 8, 2012

"Shazam!" - Dr. Jody C. Wright


July 1, 2012

I Did Not Learn Everything I Needed to Know in Kindergarten - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 24, 2012

"Unnecessary for Survival" - Rev. Elizabeth Edwards


June 17, 2012

What Seed Shall We Sow? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


June 10, 2012

First Things First - Rev. Elizabeth Edwards


June 3, 2012 - Trinity Sunday/Founders Day

My Story--My Song - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 27, 2012 - Pentecost Sunday

Do You Hear What I Hear? - Dr. Jody C. Wright



May 13, 2012 - The Sixth Sunday of Easter

Abiding Love - Dr. Jody C. Wright


May 6, 2012 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Maybe We Should Not Read the Bible - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 29, 2012 - The Fourth Sunday of Easter

Do We Still Need a Shepherd? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 22, 2012 - The Third Sunday of Easter

20-20 Vision - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 15, 2012 - The Second Sunday of Easter

So I Send You - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


April 8, 2012 - Resurrection Sunday

We Have Seen the Lord! - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 5, 2012 - Maundy Thursday

Do You Know What I Have Done? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


April 1, 2012 - Palm Sunday

Driven to the Cross: Foolishness? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 25, 2012

Driven into the Wilderness: For Repentance - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 18, 2012

Driven into the Wilderness: For Life - Dr. Jody C. Wright


March 11, 2012

Driven into the Wilderness: For the Love of God - Dr. Jody C. Wright

The Third Sunday in Lent


March 4, 2012

Driven Into the Wilderness: Growing Faith - Dr. Jody C. Wright

The Second Sunday in Lent


February 26, 2012

Driven into the Wilderness: Why Lent? - Dr. Jody C. Wright

The First Sunday in Lent


February 22, 2012

Restore to Me the Joy of Thy Salvation - Dr. Jody C. Wright

Ash Wednesday


February 12, 2012

What You Don’t Know May Help Someone Else - Dr. Jody C. Wright

Homily and Litany for the Commissioning Service of Robert and Lenka Wright


February 12, 2012

Dokonalá Láska: Boia Láska - Robert Wright


February 5, 2012

The Message - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 29, 2012

Let's Think About This Thing - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 22, 2012

Catch Me If You Can - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 15, 2012

Don't Monkey Around - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 8, 2012

Where Are the Wise Men Now? - Dr. Jody C. Wright


January 1, 2012

Flawed and Fabulous - Rev. Elizabeth J. Edwards


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