Past Sermons

 

SERMONS DELIVERED AT
RENSSELAERVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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