Sermon Archive



The Gospel of Climate Change - Where is the Hope?

Climate change is having an increasing impact on the earth, including human society. The basic equation of climate change, as explained in last year’s UN report, requires that carbon emissions drop steeply within the next several decades. Can we do this? Yes! We have lots of exciting technologies and strategies for reducing fossil fuels. Will we? Well…. We’ll explore the practical, political, and spiritual challenges of transitioning to a low-carbon society.  Service led Wy'east Member Karl Arruda who as a trained volunteer of the Climate Reality Project, will discuss Climate Reality’s most up-to-date information on climate change’s causes, impacts, and solutions.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

In the Details

I had the good fortune to study the book of Revelation under the guidance of the late Rev. Daniel Berrigan. Dan was the first Roman Catholic priest to make the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List for his anti-war activism.  After serving time in prison, the Catholic Church had “silenced” his teaching and preaching for several years. His class on Revelation—the vivid, violent, and visionary last book of the New Testament—was his first chance to teach after this silencing.  What I recently found in my old class notes speaks even louder today than it did forty years ago!  Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Light without Heat: The Celtic Holiday of Imbolc

In Celtic mythology, the first signs of spring, the snowdrops popping up through the hard group, were said to be the steps of the goddess Brigid. Spring was considered to be just peeking its head out of winter's grip, thanks to the appearance of Brigid. Brigid, who became St. Bridget over time, the patronness of Ireland. Come explore with us as we look at the holiday, as well as the tranformation of a pre-Christian figure into a saint welcomed into the life of a complex Celtic Chrstianity.  Service by Rev. Catharine Clarenbach.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Comforting Quilts

Using donated fabrics, members of NW Quilters, Inc share their time and skills by piecing, quilting and distributing quilts to 18 local charities.  Wy’east Member, Linda Burk and Sue Hatt from NW Quilters, Inc will share their experience and inspiration from this work of providing quilts to those in need of comfort one stitch at a time.

Our special collection for the month of January will happen at this service and will go the NW Quilters, Inc.  To learn more about this organization, visit their website at


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Ants and Elephants

Here’s a proverb from Indonesia: “We don’t notice the elephant on our own eyelid, but can spot an ant on the other side of the sea.” I see this or that in you and in your actions.  But when it comes to that’s another story! Come hear such a story on this first Sunday of the new year.   Sermon by Rev. Craig Moro

•Today we will also have a ceremony of welcome for new members.

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Annual Hymn Sing

At this winter time of the New Year, there is nothing so warm and cozy as a service where we sing hymns together, particularly those that bring us joy and hope for the days ahead. We will have some hymns picked out ourselves for sure, but you might also come with some favorites and requests. Service led by Wy’east Member Debra Tomsen

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Christmas Eve Service at 5pm

Join us for a "traditional" Christmas Eve Service at 5pm.  This will be an intergenerational service filled with stories and singing and candlelight.  Service led by Wy'east Members.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Winter Solstice -- A Time of Deep Renewal

The darkest day of the year happens on December 21st.  Wy'east members reflect this Sunday on their personal connections to the earth and the cycles of the seasons.  Join us for this exploration of the deep roots in nature and connection to the land we share.  The service will include original poetry and narrative reflection from four Wy'east members

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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Rub Their Noses In It

Here’s a sermon that has a bit of everything in it: quails, cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic. It even has the Great Garloo!  Who? Good question! Here’s another one: what happens next, when we get exactly what we ask for, but find that it’s not what we really want or need? Service by Rev. Craig Moro.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018