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August 24 2014 “The Not-So-Golden Rule”

This was the sermon Pastor Tracy preached on her first Sunday as our new settled Pastor.  In it, she explores the Parable of the Good Samaritan and the life story of the abolitionist John Newton (writer of Amazing Grace) and finds that “Love your neighbor as yourself’ is a more challenging idea than we may think.

June 29, 2014 “Not Unlikely and Not Heroes”

Rev. Tracy Barnowe preached this sermon as the candidate recommended by the Search Committee to be our next settled Pastor. In it, she examines supposedly unlikely heroes and finds that they are often in fact the person best-prepared to address the larger, unacknowledged problem of the day. Scripture: the “unlikely” choice of David as King (1 Samuel 15:34 –…