Recent Sermons at East Goshen Mennonite Church

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Sun, Dec 08, 2019
We ask, "What are you waiting for, O God?" God hears our cries and calls to us in return with words of hope. Can we hear God's invitation? God calls us to repent, pay attention, and embrace the Lord's vision for a new creation.
Sun, Dec 01, 2019
Duration: 19 mins 57 secs
Together we enter the season of Advent crying out to God to break into our lives with a new light and a new hope. We ask the question, God, what are you waiting for?
Sun, Nov 17, 2019
Duration: 22 mins 10 secs
The female figure of Wisdom-Sophia- describes a facet of God. In Proverbs 8, we read that Wisdom existed before the beginning of the world, working alongside God in the act of creation. With Sophia, we reflect on the role of Wisdom in our lives and in the life of the church.
Sun, Nov 10, 2019
Duration: 22 mins 21 secs
Miriam and Deborah are strong women leaders and prophets of the Old Testament. Both have authority to speak to God's people with conviction, and Jael plays a prominent role in carrying out Deborah's prophetic word. These women represent the kinds of full participation possible for women in the church when individuals and communities move toward right relationships.
Sun, Oct 27, 2019
Duration: 22 mins 3 secs
In the midst of lament, it can be difficult for us to believe that healing is possible. This story about a bleeding woman and a sick girl moves from lament toward healing, revealing that God hears our cries, cares deeply for our pain, and offers the possibility for new life. This is a story of hope and assurance.
Sun, Oct 20, 2019
The story of Tamar is a painful and realistic telling of violence that women faced during biblical times. Tamar's story calls us to listen and lament with ears that hear, eyes that see, and hearts that know compassion.
Sun, Oct 13, 2019
Duration: 23 mins 36 secs
In the Magnificat, we find that one of the oldest Christian hymns is placed on the lips of a young pregnant virgin. Mary's courageous words put the rulers and rich in their place and reveal the strength of a woman who trusts in God.
Sun, Sep 29, 2019
Duration: 22 mins 59 secs
Jesus calls his disciples beyond the barriers of wealth and superiority into relationships of care and mutuality.
Sun, Sep 22, 2019
Duration: 22 mins 31 secs
The joy of the Gospel is the joy in God's healing of relationships, including economic relationships.
Sun, Sep 15, 2019
Duration: 21 mins 23 secs
Jesus teaches the value of paying attention to what's missing, searching for the lost, and bringing the community into a celebration of wholeness.