• Just Plain Scared
    by pricecomm on June 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    June 20, 2021/Mark 4:35-41 When I was a little girl, watching television was a family affair.  There were a few shows that were the express domain of my brother and me – “The Lone Ranger,” “Batman,” Saturday morning cartoons.  Our father monopolized the TV on Sunday afternoons with […]

  • Just Like Everybody Else
    by pricecomm on June 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    June 6, 2021/I Samuel 8:4-20 “Give us a king!” It is the latest in a long string of complaints, demands, and pleas that the people of Israel have raised, going all the way back to their initial escape from slavery in Egypt.  Moses grew weary of the endless whining.  The children of Israel […]

  • A Holy Mystery
    by pricecomm on May 30, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    May 30, 2021 – Trinity Sunday/Isaiah 6:1-8 The oddest of church festivals.  That’s what one preacher called this Sunday, pointing out that all of the other church festivals – Christmas, Ascension Sunday, Pentecost – celebrate events in the life of Jesus Christ or the church.  “Trinity […]

  • Death and Resurrection
    by pricecomm on May 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    May 16, 2021/I Corinthians 15:1-26, 51-67 If this sermon were a television show, it would come with a warning.  One of those dark screens with serious, sans serif type that cautions: “This show contains sensitive material that may not be appropriate for all viewers.”  But then, that’s the […]

  • A Love Poem
    by pricecomm on May 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    May 9, 2021/I Corinthians 13:1-13 What is there, really, to say about love that has not already been said – and said far more eloquently than a preacher and sometime writer can say? It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may… Read More A […]

  • Sunday Disciples
    by pricecomm on May 2, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    May 2, 2021/Acts 18:1-4 I don’t remember the topic of our study that evening.  I don’t remember what the scripture passage was or even whose house we had gathered in for the circle meeting.  About ten or fifteen women of all ages sipped coffee and munched cake while talking about the […]

  • Turning the World Upside Down
    by pricecomm on April 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    April 25, 2021/Acts 17:1-9 It is hard – if not impossible – for us to understand what a risky business this belief in Jesus was, back in those early days following his death and resurrection.  It is inconceivable to us, raised in our American Christian homes, many of us growing up in the Bible […]

  • Power to Heal
    by pricecomm on April 18, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    April 18, 2021/Acts 3:1-10 Last Sunday, we left the disciples in Jerusalem, sitting in a room praying and waiting for the promised gift of the Holy Spirit.  This morning, our text has skipped past that life-changing event to share a story of the first action of the disciples after receiving the […]

  • A Significant Pause
    by pricecomm on April 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    April 11, 2021/Acts 1:1-14 [This sermon draws heavily on a sermon preached by Dr. Joanne Whitt at Calvary Presbyterian in San Francisco in May of last year.] Well, here we are, the Sunday after Easter.  The in-between time.  The time after the darkness of Good Friday and the brilliance of […]

  • The Short Story
    by pricecomm on April 4, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    April 4, 2021/Resurrection Day – Mark 16:1-8 For they were afraid. What happened to the rest of the story? What happened to Mary turning to find the gardener standing behind her, to her crying out in anguish for him to tell her just what he had done with Jesus?  Only to have him speak her… […]