Clear the Mechanism

Colossians 3:1-17 April 30, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott I’d like you to take a moment to consider the wonder of your brain. According to a website called “Brain facts”, your brain has “85 billion neurons completing upwards of five trillion chemical reactions each second at speeds of over 260 miles per hour.” … More Clear the Mechanism

Bright Week

II Corinthians 4:7-11, 16-18 April 23, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott In the Eastern Orthodox church, the week following Easter is called Bright Week: the liturgies are all sung liturgies, the music is joyful in tone, and people spend the week outside of church in festive activity. On Easter, the men throw water … More Bright Week

I Feel the Earth Move

Matthew 28:11-20 April 16, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott That first Easter when God raised Jesus from the dead, the day did not dawn quietly. It began instead with a great shaking and shifting as everything everyone thought they knew about the world was suddenly wrenched from beneath their feet. The women were … More I Feel the Earth Move

I Was in Prison

Matthew 25:31-36 April 9, 2017 Union University Church Reverend Laurie DeMott If you or your children have ever watched Sesame Street, you might remember a game called “One of These Things is Not Like the Others.”  Big Bird, for example, might have four bowls of bird seed on a table — one bowl is big … More I Was in Prison