Past Sermons

SERMONS DELIVERED AT
RENSSELAERVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

2020

THEME: AND WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?

  • Rev. Stewart Pattison

    “And Who Is My Neighbor?” Download

  • Rev. Dr. Richard Spalding

    “The Forgotten Sacrament” Download

  • Rev. Dr. Roxanne Jones Booth

    “My Neighbor: (We know for ourselves)” Download

  • Rev. Kate Forer

    “A Firm Foundation” Download

  • Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper

    “Apoplectic and Twitterpated about the Parabolic” Download

  • Elder Barbara Wheeler

    “Do Likewise” Download

  • Rev. Dr. Shaun Whitehead

    “Who do you want to be?” Download

  • Rev. Dr. Amaury Tanon-Santos

    “Seeing Ghosts Coming” Download

  • Rev. Dr. James Calvin Davis

    “Living Like It Is Not the End of the World” Download

2019

THEME: FINDING JOY

  • Rev. Stewart Pattison

    “Finding Joy” Download

  • Elder Barbara Wheeler

    “Good Pleasure” Download

  • Rev. Dr. Richard Spalding

    “What Does Jesus Know About Joy?” Download

  • Rev. Peter Cook

    “Discovering Joy In A Root-Shocked World”” Download

  • Rev. Rev. Kate Forer

    “Approaching the World” Download

  • Rev. Dr. Roxanne Jones Booth

    “You Give Them Something to Eat” Download

  • Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper

    “Joy Is Different Than Happiness” Download

  • Sister Joan Scanlon

    “Joy, A Firm and Quiet Strength” Download

2018

THEME: AND STILL WE RISE

(based on “Still I Rise”, a poem by Maya Angelou)

  • Father Dennis Tamburello, O.F.M.

    “Rising to New Life in Prison” Download

  • Rev. Will Critzman

    “Feeding a Revolution” Download

  • Rabbi Rachel Barenblat

    “Descent for the Sake of Ascent” Download

  • Rev. Dr. Amaury Tanon-Santos

    “Just Keep On Singing” Download

  • Rev. Alexandra Lusak

    “For Such a Time As This” Download

  • Rev. Richard Spalding

    “Finding a Voice” Download

  • Rev. Miriam Lawrence Leupold

    “Shiprah and Puah” Download

  • Elder Barbara Wheeler

    “After the Fall” Download

  • Rev. Kate Forer

    “The God Who Sees” Download

    2017

    Theme: Finding A Way Forward: Is There A Path To Healing?

    • Rev Dr. Shaun Whitehead

      “When Healing Seems Impossible And Transformation Is At Hand” View Video

    • Joanna Bull, MA, MFCT

      “A Buddhist Healing: Destination and Path As One” Download

    • Rev. Dr. Jon Walton

      “Maybe The Point Is Not To Be Healed” July 16, 2017 Download

    • Rev. Alexandra Lusak

      “Faithful Nonconformity” July 30, 2017 Download

    • Rabbi Rena Kieval

      “Healing of Body, Healing of Spirit: Finding Wholeness in Challenging Times” August 6, 2017 Download

    • Rev Samuel Trumbore

      “Why Did You Doubt?” August 13, 2017 Download

    • Rev Dr. Glenn Leupold

      “Resistance as a Spiritual Practice” August 20, 2017 Download

    • Rev. Dr. James Calvin Davis

      “Fools for God” August 27, 2017 Download

    • Barbara Wheeler

      “The Way, The Truth, and The Life” September 3, 2017 Download

    2016

    Theme: An Eye For An Eye Leaves Everyone Blind

    • Rev. Shannan Vance-Ocampo

      “Spirit of Peace” June 26, 2016 Download

    • Rev. Dr. Jan Carlsson-Bull

      “Praying at Ground Zero” July 17, 2016 Download

    • Rev. Dr. Jon Walton

      “Three Blind Dogs” July 24, 2016 Download

    • Rev. Dr. James Calvin Davis

      “Friendship As Social Witness” July 31, 2016 Download

    • Barbara Wheeler

      “Evil For Evil: A Nineteenth Century Presbyterian Worship Service” August 7, 2016 Historical Note, Service, Sermon Download

    • Rev. Eric Jackson

      “Open My Eyes That I May See” August 14, 2016 Download

    • Rev. Dr. Richard Spalding

      “How Many Times Must I Forgive?” August 21, 2016 Download

    • Rev. Alexandra Lusak

      “Vision Quest” August 28, 2016 Download

    • Rev. Donna Schaper

      “Collectors: Collecting Beauty Instead of Injuries” September 4, 2016 Download

    2014

    Theme: What We Need Is Here

    • Rev. Alexandra Lusak

      “Sacred Sufficiency” June 22, 2014 Download

    • Rev. Dr. Richard Spalding

      “Your Faith Has Made You Well” June 29, 2014 Download

    • Rev. Shaun Whitehead

      “CPR Training in the Valley of Dry Bones” July 6, 2014 Download

    • Rev. James Reisner

      “Gideon’s Army” August 10, 2014 Download

    2013

    Theme: Can Organized Religion Adapt to Change?

    • Rev. Alexandra Lusak

      “Can These Bones Live?” June 23, 2013 Download

    • Rev. Dr. Eric Shaw

      “A God Who Does New Things” July 14, 2013 Download

    • Rev. Dr. Jon Walton

      “The Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever” July 21, 2013 Download

    • Rev. Dr. Norman J. Kansfield

      “Sometimes Change Must Be Worn” July 28, 2013 Download

    • Rev. Dr. Richard Spalding

      “Come and See” August 11, 2013 Download

    • Rev. Shaun Whitehead

      “Will We Cross to the Other Side of the Road?” August 18, 2013 Download

    • Rev. Donna Schaper

      “None of the Above: The Spiritual But not Religious People and Why I honor them, sort of” Download