2019 Sermons

  • “Food For Thought”

    Food provides the fuel that sustains us and energizes us. We interact with food on many levels ranging from functional, to biological, to social and emotional. I invite you to consider food from these many angles and to investigate our relationship with the nutritive and nurturing qualities of food.

    Nikky Contractor
    August 11, 2019

  • “Luck, Grace, and Gratitude”

    There is a very thin line between luck and grace. Part of the difference between them is how we respond. Does it hurt to be grateful for the unexplainable good things that happen in life? Whether those gifts come from God, the Earth, human kindness or chance, they are good.

    Rev. Kent Doss
    August 4, 2019

  • “Following a Path of Hope”

    Freedom is a hard won and fragile human right. Without the ability to imagine a better way or hope that it might some day arrive, it is impossible to do the work that freedom requires. This Sunday we take inventory of our own supply or hope and ability to imagine a better way for our mutual liberation.

    Rev. Kent Doss
    July 28, 2019

  • “Responsibilities of Freedom”

    The surest way to preserve our own freedom is to defend the freedom of others. This Sunday we celebrate the legacy of women and men who didn’t stop after winning their own freedom, but continued on their journey to help others.

    Rev. Kent Doss
    July 21, 2019

  • “Struggling to be Agnostic”

    Thomas Henry Huxley coined the word agnostic in 1869. He said, "It simply means that a man shall not say he knows or believes that which he has no scientific grounds for professing to know or believe." And therein lies an invitation for our Tapestry community to struggle with inclusion. This Sunday, Tapestry member Dave Kinnear will share the sermon he wrote in the Sermon Writing Workshop this year.

    Dave Kinnear
    July 14, 2019

  • “What Makes America a Good Country?”

    "I'm tired of all the rhetoric about America being 'Great Again' and would settle for us being pretty good people and a good enough nation."

    Rev. Dr. Tom Owen-Towle has been a parish minister since 1967 and is pleased to return to Tapestry, where he served as interim minister from 2009-2011.

    Rev. Tom Owen-Towle
    July 7, 2019