Sermon Archives

Rev. Dr. Jacque Franklin
March 19, 2017

Third Sunday of Lent: Jesus on Trial

Third Sunday of Lent: Jesus on Trial

On this day Rev. Jacque Franklin preaches about the Trial of Jesus, as we continue to reflect on Returning, Repairing and Restoring, and healing shame and guilt. The Bells of St. Vrain Handbell Ensemble shares worship music, including an arrangement of “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” featuring Jay Norman on clarinet. The Chancel Choir shares […]

February 12, 2017

6th Sunday of Epiphany: What Privilege?

6th Sunday of Epiphany: What Privilege?

Today, we continue to celebrate the time of light and illumination. Rev. Jacque Franklin preaches. The Chancel Choir shares an uplifting and fun gospel tune called “No Night There!” by Craig Curry.

December 25, 2016

Christmas Day: Sing a New Song

Christmas Day: Sing a New Song

Today we will gather for an informal worship experience of Christmas carols, scriptures and stories. We will have only one service at 9:30 a.m. Rev Franklin preaches.

December 11, 2016

Third Sunday of Advent: Joyful Confidence

Third Sunday of Advent: Joyful Confidence

Today we light the pink candle on the Advent wreath, celebrating the wonder of JOY. Rev. Franklin preaches. BrassWorks 4 shares special music at both services, and the Chancel Choir shares the Parker/Shaw arrangement of “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” at 11:00.

November 20, 2016

Reign of Christ Sunday

Reign of Christ Sunday

Rev. Jacque Franklin preaches as we give the gift of Bibles to our third graders. This is the last Sunday of the liturgical year as we celebrate the reign of Christ. The Bells of St. Vrain Handbell Ensemble shares worship music and the Chancel Choir presents Andrew Fischer’s arrangement of the traditional Zambian song “Bonse […]

October 9, 2016

21st Sunday of Pentecost: A Culture of Care

21st Sunday of Pentecost: A Culture of Care

Today we will participate in the Blessing of Hats and Scarves made by gifted hands; these will be offered at the annual Stand Down – an event that brings together community resources for homeless veterans. Rev. Dr. Jacque Franklin preaches. The Women’s Ensemble sing Emily Crocker’s “Sing a Joyful Song.” Guest Organist Linda Cummings will […]

September 18, 2016

Mission Sunday: Just Peace or Peace that is Just?

Mission Sunday: Just Peace or Peace that is Just?

Today is our annual Mission Sunday. We will lift up our various mission partners whom we support with grants and volunteers. A Mission Fair happens in the Founders’ Room in between services. Rev. Jacque Franklin preaches a sermon on Just Peace. The Chancel Choir sings “Heaven And Earth, And Sea And Air” by Vérne de […]

August 28, 2016

Humility and Hospitality as a Tool for Nonviolence

Humility and Hospitality as a Tool for Nonviolence

15th Sunday after Pentecost Today we continue our theme of “Tools for Nonviolence” with a look at humility and hospitality. Minister of Pastoral Care, Rev. Jacque Franklin preaches on the lectionary gospel text found in Luke. We celebrate communion as an open table where all are welcome.

August 7, 2016

12th Sunday after Pentecost: Interfaith Dialogue as a Tool for Non-Violence

12th Sunday after Pentecost: Interfaith Dialogue as a Tool for Non-Violence

12th Sunday after Pentecost / Multi-Gen Sunday Today we celebrate faith: faith of all kinds. Many of our children have just experienced a multi-faith camp with Buddhist, Muslim, and Jewish children. The visits to the Mosque, Temple, our Sanctuary, and Shove Chapel filled out their week with cultural experiences of different faiths. We come together […]

July 10, 2016

8th Sunday after Pentecost: Rhetoric as a Tool of Non-Violence

8th Sunday after Pentecost: Rhetoric as a Tool of Non-Violence

Open & Affirming / Pride SUNDAY Today we celebrate our church’s Open & Affirming designation and participate in the Colorado Springs’ Pride Parade. Continuing our summer worship series, Rev. Dr. Jacque Franklin preaches on “Rhetoric as a Tool of Non-Violence.”

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