Our Sermons

The word of God proclaimed is at the heart of our worship at DMPC.  Through preaching we hear how our own stories are caught up in the grand narrative of God's love for creation.  Through scripture we are challenged by Christ's call and inspired to go out into the world and work for justice.  Through the word read and proclaimed the Spirit forms and informs us that we might grow as God's children.

Much of the preaching at DMPC is narrative in style - which means that stories (biblical, current, and imagined) are the main vehicle for conveying the message.  Below you will find pdf files of our most recent sermons as well as videos of our aerial proclamations.

For more sermons, consider purchasing Rev. Jennifer Barchi's new book "The Joy Thieves!"

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Sep 29, 2019

Genesis 3:1-7 and 2 Nephi 2:22-25 (Book of Mormon)

That We Might Have Joy

Adena Moulton, who grew up in the Mormon tradition, invites us to take a closer look at Eve in the story of The Fall - and ask ourselves: what are we willing to risk for joy?

Sep 22, 2019

Genesis 32

The Jesus Stick

When we cry out, God shows up.  Sometimes we need a community to help us see it...

Sep 01, 2019

Hebrews 13:1-8 & Luke 14:7-14

Not Just Welcomed but Wanted

In our current economy and society, it's easy to see our fellow human beings as commodities rather than people.  It's easy to think about their worth in terms of what they might do for us.  Jesus asks us to think differently.

Aug 11, 2019

Isaiah 1:10-20

Sodom and McFreaking Gomorrah

As we reflect on a text that opens by calling us the "rulers of Sodom" and "people of Gomorrah," we reflect on the phenomenon of scapegoating in our society.  When we face times of trouble, do we blame one another?  Or do we lean in to our communities?  And, finally, what makes Dickey Memorial so special?

Prepare to laugh during this one, because your favorite intern is Sodom-and-McFreaking-hilarious.

Aug 04, 2019

Psalm 107

The Protest of Hope

Psalm 107 describes how the people of God faced a variety of troubles, and cried out to the Lord in their distress.  Just by crying out to the Lord, they show their acknowledgement that they are suffering, and their hope for a better future.  This week, we talk about crying out to God as an act of hope, and about hope as an act of protest.

Jul 21, 2019

Amos 8:1-12

Feelings are Hard

This week, we hear a classic story of God's anger.  But what does that say about how we, as humans, should learn to dwell with our anger?  Is anger always negative, or can we use it as a tool of positive social change?

Jul 14, 2019

Luke 10:25-37

The Gruff Motorcyclist

Acting with mercy often requires risk and discomfort.  But Jesus invites us to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, fully knowing that such love is often risky, uncomfortable, and an interruption.  This week, we explore the story of the Good Samaritan, and think about what it means to be a good neighbor to all.

Jul 07, 2019

2 Kings 5:1-14

Seeking Welfare

This week, we see justice through the eyes of a young girl; a slave in Naaman's household.  She challenges us to think differently about how we treat those who have done wrong in our society.  What if, instead of doling out punishment for its own sake, we asked ourselves what that person needed most?

Jun 30, 2019

Galatians 2:23-29

Accessible and Inclusive

We are charged to build spaces that are welcoming to all, even if we find it difficult.  What does it mean to be truly inclusive?  What barriers keep our neighbors from accessing our community?  And how can we create a worship community that welcomes all?

Jun 16, 2019

Trinity Sunday

Community Building

We worship a God who lives in the eternal community of the Trinity; a community so full of love that it spills out to all the rest of creation.  But what does it mean for us to live in community?  How can we fill our communities with love, and stand up to fear with hope and faith?

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