Online Audio Sermon Archive

May 9, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

We close our look at the letter 1 John (5: 1-21) by thinking about how we can work with the Holy Spirit to testify to the truth of God.

May 2, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

We continue our look at 1 John (4: 1-21) and consider what it means for us to abide in God’s love.

April 25, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

As we read through 1 John (3: 11-24) we are confronted with the reality that sins of the heart are just as real as sins in the flesh, but love in the heart needs to be put into action to become real.

April 18, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

We continue our look at the letter of 1 John (2:18-3:10) and we ask who is the antichrist? Or is it even right to think of the antichrist as an individual?

April 11, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

For Easter we will be reading through 1 John and we begin by talking about the God of Light (1 John 1:1-2:17).

Easter, April 4, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

As we celebrate Easter we consider what the power of the resurrection means for us in our day to day lives. (John 20: 1-18)

April 2, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

In this special episode we reflect on the final phrases that Jesus spoke as he died upon the cross. This is a contemplative service so there are moments of silence between each reading for you to reflect on what you have heard.

March 28, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

We think about Jesus’ triumphal entry (Mark 11: 1-11) to ask ourselves whether we’re just there for Jesus during the good times or if we will follow him to the cross during hard times.

March 21, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

We reflect on Jesus warning his disciples that he will be obedient to God by dying on the cross (John 12: 20-33), by reflecting on the life and death of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Also a slight correction to a misstatement in the sermon: this Wednesday will mark the 41st anniversary of Romero’s assassination.

March 14, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

Today we had a pop quiz on the most famous passage in the Bible (John 3: 14-22).

March 7, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

As we continue our Lenten journey we look at John’s version of Jesus cleansing the temple (John 2: 13-22) to think about the ways that our modern “money-changer” mentalities can make people feel unwelcome in the church.

February 28, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

In today’s gospel reading (Mark 8: 31-38) Jesus tells his followers that he will be rejected and killed before being resurrected. He then tells them that if they want to follow him, they too will need to pick up their cross? What does this Messiah who brings salvation through suffering have to say to his followers today?

February 21, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

We reflect on the story of Jesus’ wandering in the wilderness (Mark 1:9-15) to think about how we have been wandering in the wilderness as we prepare for God’s new future.

February 14, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

For the final Sunday before Lent we look at the story of the transfiguration (Mark 9:2-9) to ask what it means for us to have “fear of the Lord” and how we can hold that alongside the idea that God is Love.

February 7, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

We pick back up the story of Jesus’ ministry in Mark’s gospel (1:29-39) and see how prayer can lead us into new futures as long as we’re willing to let go of some things form the past.

January 31, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

We look at a spiritual battle that plays out between Jesus and an unclean spirit (Mark 1: 21-28) in order to see how this struggle faces each of us every day.

January 10, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

Pastor Robert addresses the attack on the nation’s capital through the lens of baptismal fidelity. (Mark 1: 4-11)

January 3, 2021
Pastor Robert Blanchard

We skipped ahead a few days this morning to take a look at the epiphany story and the consequences of following Jesus. (Matthew 2: 1-12)