Sermons for April 2018


Shepherding Community

My shepherd is the living God; I therefore nothing need. I love the hymn-writer’s elegant take on the first line of Psalm 23.             My shepherd is the living God; I therefore nothing need.             I’m still thinking about a few sharp words someone spoke years ago in a study group. “I don’t need a… Read More

Still Wondering

We all have our scars. During my college years I cross-country skied into a tree. That adventure left a permanent wrinkle in my eyebrow. And then there’s the angular bump on my hip that still aches years after the bike accident. Some scars are more inward. As a kid I was painfully shy, both bullied… Read More

At the Tomb

“At the Tomb” A sermon by Rev. Jane McBride April 1, 2018 • Easter • John 20:1-18 First Congregational Church of MN, UCC While it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb. While it was still dark, Resurrection began. Last Saturday, Emma Gonzalez opened her speech at the March for Our Lives by… Read More