Past Sermons

SERMONS DELIVERED AT RENSSELAERVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

2021

THEME: RENEWING HOPE

  • Rev. Dr. Roxanne Jones Booth

    "Freedom" Download

  • Rev. Dr. Richard Spalding

    "What Happens to the Seed" Download

  • Elder Dardis McNamee

    "Thoughts on Hope" Download

  • Rev. Dr. Viki Brooks

    "Practicing Hope" Download

  • Rev. Chris Garrison

    "Hard-earned Hope" Download

  • Rev. Stewart Pattison

    "Renewing Hope: God's Promise and Our Practice" Download

  • Rev. Kate Forer

    "Good Guys and Bad Guys" Download

          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