Sunday, December 23, 2012


          Love


          Fourth Sunday of Advent

          Based on Luke 1:39-55

          Sayer Strauch
          December 23, 2012

               Podcast

Sunday, December 16, 2012


          When Bad Things Happen 

          (The sermon was to be about "Joy" but in light of the events of the last
           week, the violent and tragic events in Sandy Hook Elementary and at
           Clackamas Town Center mall, the focus changed to "When Bad Things
           Happen")

          Based on Matthew 2:13-21; 14:13-21

          Sayer Strauch
          December 16, 2012

               Podcast

           (you may hear a few audio "pops"--not loud, but noticeable--during this audio. we are
            working to fix this problem.)

Sunday, December 2, 2012


          Hope

          Based on Psalm 25:1-10

          Sayer Strauch
          December 2, 2012

               Podcast

          Note: Beware of a few inconvenient sound "pops" early in the sermon     
          (we've addressed this issue so it should not occur next week)

Monday, November 26, 2012

 Beginning this Sunday:



















Dec. 2nd:  Hope

Dec. 9th:  Peace

Dec. 16th:  Joy

Dec. 23rd:  Love

(join us live or visit here for the audio podcast)

Sunday, November 18, 2012


          The Parable of the Prodigal Son


          Based on Luke 15:1-3, 11-33

          Sayer Strauch
          November 18, 2012

               Podcast

Sunday, November 11, 2012


          The Parable of the Good Samaritan

          Based on Luke 10:25-37

          Sayer Strauch
          November 11, 2012

               Podcast

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Podcast

          The Parable of the Sower

          Based on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

          Sayer Strauch
          November 4, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012


          The Razing or the Raising of the Church?

          Based on John 2:18-22

          Sayer Strauch
          October 21, 2012

               Podcast

Sunday, October 14, 2012


          Prayer: The Pastoral Prayer

          Based on Ephesians 3:14-21

          Sayer Strauch
          October 14, 2012

               Podcast

Sunday, October 7, 2012


          Prayer: Praying for Others

          Based on Romans 8:26-27

          Sayer Strauch
          October 7, 2012

               Podcast

Sunday, September 9, 2012


     Healing: Building Each Other Up

     September 9, 2012
    Sayer Strauch

     Podcast

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Podcast

     Healing: When Healing Hasn't Happened

     September 2, 2012
     Sayer Strauch

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Based on Exodus 15:22-27.

September 2, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Based on Luke 6:27-28.


August 26, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Based on 1 Thessalonians 4:13.


August 19, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Rest and Reflection...

I'll be on study leave this coming week and then on a one-week vacation. My next sermon is scheduled for August 17th. I look forward to seeing you then!

Friday, July 13, 2012



Baptism: A Declaration of Dependence
July 8, 2012
Sayer Strauch

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Based on Mark 8:35-40.


Baptism: The Power of the Practices
July 1, 2012
Sayer Strauch

Sunday, June 24, 2012



Jeremiah: I Knew
June 24, 2012
Sayer Strauch

Sunday, June 17, 2012



Jeremiah: The Days Are Coming

June 17, 2012
Sayer Strauch

Monday, June 11, 2012



June 10, 2012
Sayer Strauch
Series: Jeremiah

Sunday, June 10, 2012



Jeremiah: Barriers to Blessings
June 3, 2012
Sayer Strauch

Friday, June 8, 2012



Let Nothing Be Wasted
August 28, 2011
Sayer Strauch

Monday, May 28, 2012

Being Guided By The Holy Spirit



Being Guided By The Holy Spirit
5/27/12
Sayer Strauch

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Based on John 19:25-27.


When a Mother Is a Mom
May 13, 2012
Mother's Day
Sayer Strauch

Sunday, May 6, 2012



May 6, 2012
Sayer Strauch
Series: Loophole Theology

Sunday, April 15, 2012



Watch this sermon. Then, over the course of the next few weeks, note to yourself when you are having a "Danny" encounter (as described in the sermon). Ask for God's help and wisdom in how to "turn the other cheek" or to creatively engage your "Danny" in loving confrontation. Share with the rest of us what you learn and what God shows you in how to creatively confront the other person.

Loophole Theology: Why Turn the Other Cheek?

4/15/12
Sayer Strauch
Series: Loophole Theology

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Explore with Pastor Sayer whether Easter matters to your life today.


Loophole Theology: Does Easter Matter?

4/8/12
Sayer Strauch
Series: Loophole Theology

Friday, April 6, 2012

Based on John 13:1-176, this Maundy Thursday message explores the power and meaning of Jesus' washing of his followers' feet.


Jesus' Mandate

4/5/12
Sayer Strauch
Maundy Thursday message

Monday, April 2, 2012



Delight: You Were Designed for God's Delight

4/1/12
Sayer Strauch
Series: Delight

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Every follower of Jesus can do what they're put on the planet to do by reflecting on three questions prompted by Isaiah's passage from 61:1-3: What is the Lord's mission? What is my role in the Lord's mission? What are my next steps? Explore this sermon to learn more.


Delight: Being Sent
03/18/12
Sayer Strauch
Series: Delight

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Based on Ezekiel 36:22-28. In worship, how can we best cooperate with God in being moved more into the character and way of Jesus?

Delight: Being Moved

03/11/12
Sayer Strauch
Series: Delight

Monday, March 5, 2012

Based on Bartimaeus' encounter with the crowds and with Jesus in Mark 10:46-52.


What Would It Be Like to be Made Whole?
3/04/12
Sayer Strauch

Sunday, February 26, 2012

This Lenten sermon series encourages us in (re)discovering God in the movements of worship. We’ll explore the first movement of worship: God gathering us together for the public and community worship of God. We’ll explore four different spiritual types and discover which type you most resonate with while also affirming the spiritual types of others.


Delight: Being Gathered
02/26/12
Sayer Strauch
Series: Delight

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Learn from the Apostle Andrew about the habits, the spiritual disciplines, of inviting, listening, and being teammates and how we can apply these habits in our journey with Jesus.


Connecting: The Habits of Andrew
02/19/12
Sayer Strauch
Series: Connecting

Monday, February 13, 2012

Connecting: I Was a Stranger


This message conveys the transformative power of God at work in and through the spiritual family of the congregation.

We'll explore the motivations for, and the significance of, encountering everyone as though encountering our Risen Lord.

Connecting: I Was a Stranger
02/12/12
Sayer Strauch
Series: Connecting

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Grace and the Crisis of the Outsider

We've experienced technical problems with our audio system and hopefully we will be able to get back on track to providing you with video and audio of the sermons that you've come to expect. Thank you for your patience--Pastor Sayer

Monday, January 30, 2012

Grace and the Crisis of Intervention

Can God speak to you through other people? Can you be used by God for the transformation of others? Explore with Pastor Sayer the reality and power of God at work within us and around us in regular ordinary people.


Grace and the Crisis of Intervention
01/29/12
Sayer Strauch
Series: Grace and the Crises of Life

Monday, January 23, 2012

Are you living what Pastor Sayer calls "the perfection plan" or the "grace plan" and how can you tell? Explore with Pastor Sayer in this message on the powerful gift of God, freeing us from the crisis of perfection and into a powerful journey of grace with God.


Grace and the Crisis of Perfection
01/22/12
Sayer Strauch
Series: Grace and the Crises of Life

Monday, January 16, 2012

Whether we are a follower of Jesus or not, in one way or another our lives our messy. The gift of God is being freed from the crisis of messiness and into a powerful journey of grace with God, even as we yet live with messiness in our lives.


Grace and the Crisis of Messiness
01/15/12
Sayer Strauch
Series: Grace and the Crises of Life

Monday, January 9, 2012

Grace and the Crisis of Pain

Explore with Pastor Sayer the meaning of grace as he retells the story of the encounter between Jesus and the woman who was sick.

Link to MP3 audio

Grace and the Crisis of Pain
01/08/12
Sayer Strauch
Series: Grace and the Crises of Life

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Grace and the Crisis of Security

Explore with Pastor Sayer the meaning of grace in the face of our anxieties and insecurities.


Link to the MP3 audio of this message

See comments in the post below, as well

Grace and the Crisis of Security
1/01/12
Sayer Strauch
Series: Grace and the Crises of Life