Sermons: Past and Future
Here you will find links to pages where you can listen to and download the Sunday sermons. It also has links to the Bible reading that will be used for the next week's sermon. You can read the passage, see some comments on it by members of Central, some of whom are Bible scholars but most of whom are lay people who take the scripture seriously. You can make comments yourself, either about the text or in response to the first reflections. To reply to a comment simply move your cursor to the far right side of the comment author's name next to the "Like" heart and the "Reply" button will appear.
This is where you can listen to previous week's sermons or download them. You can put the downloaded files into your MP3 player or phone to listen at your leisure. If you wish to listen on your computer, phone, or tablet click the arrow in to the left of the sermon title. You can also download the sermon for later listening by clicking the "Download" prompt to the right.
Weekly Scripture Conversations
Are you ever curious about the scripture texts that become the foundation for the sermons that Pastor Linda preaches? Every Sunday morning, at 9:00 a.m. a few Central folk gather together to study the Bible together, specifically focusing on the text from which Pastor Linda will be preaching that day. Everyone is welcome to join us.
Prepare for worship on July 22. Join the conversation about Psalm 137.
Can a psalm full of despair and violence be healing or helpful to anyone? Members of Central struggled with the psalm and their own experience of grief in many forms. On Central's website, Jan, Kent, Carolyn, and Marti share insightful reflections on Psalm 137, the sermon text for July 22. You are invited to read the psalm aloud and listen to their meditations. Explore your own encounters with destruction, despair, anger, loss, or your interaction with others exuding such feelings. What do your prayers sound like in this situation? Opportunities to add your observations are available on the website, in response to the psalm itself, or in response to any one of the reflections found there. Join the conversation with Psalm 137.