Monthly Archives: March 2014

A God We Can Manage

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy Hammer, March 30, 2014 Exodus 31:18-32:24 CEB I appreciate that statement by John Shelby Spong that serves as our thought for meditation this morning, when he says, I love the quotation from Xenophanes, … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need Your Rocking Chair, or Steps to Maintaining a Vital Church

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy Hammer, March 23, 2014 Matthew 16:13-19 ESV While reading the latest issue of the Congregationalist Magazine, I was looking over the list of all the workshops that will be offered at the summer … Continue reading

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There’s Help in Those Hills

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy Hammer, March 16, 2014 Psalm 121 ESV In the first, small, rural congregation I served, I often spent Saturday mornings visiting in the community, introducing myself and inviting people to church.  Living close … Continue reading

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Fasting of a Different Order

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy Hammer, March 9, 2014 Isaiah 58:5-8; Matthew 6:16-18 NRSV The season of Lent—traditionally, from way back—has for some been a time of fasting.  And, Lent—traditionally, from way back—has also been for some a … Continue reading

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What We Are Made Of

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy Hammer, March 2, 2014 Genesis 2:4-8 KJV The second creation story in Genesis is one of the most beautiful, and best-known, and most anthropomorphic passages in the Bible.  As a piece of ancient … Continue reading

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