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DPC Sermon from September 25, 2022 - "Persistence, Shame, and Prayer"

John Willingham's sermon focuses on a parable from Jesus that teaches us about prayer. What does his tale say about the times when we ask, search, and knock before God...

DPC Sermon from September 18, 2022 - "Hard and True Words"

In the sermon, John Willingham reflects on some challenging words from Jesus about what it means to be one of his disciples. Join us (on the street!) as we ponder his ...

DPC Sermon from September 11, 2022 - "The Cost of a Party"

This week, join Pastor Becca Bateman as we look at the familiar passage in which a party is thrown once the lost item is found. The cost of the party is great, not bec...

DPC Sermon from September 4, 2022 - "If At First You Don’t Succeed"

In the sermon, John Willingham concludes our summer-long series on the book of Judges by finishing the story of Samson. Not only do those events conclude the life of t...

DPC Sermon from August 28, 2022 - "The Source of Our Strength"

In his sermon, John Willingham focuses on the day Samson loses his amazing physical strength. It came after repeatedly being asked why he was so strong. Join us as we ...

DPC Sermon from August 21, 2022 - "A Better Way"

In his sermon, John Willingham continues our focus on Samson by reflecting on a troubling glimpse of escalating violence and retaliation brought about by that ancient ...

DPC Sermon from August 14, 2022 - "The Surprising Ways of God"

In his sermon this week, John Willingham reflects on the first glimpse of the judge Samson as an adult, and it isn’t good. Instead, over the course of the narrative th...

DPC Sermon from August 7, 2022 - "Faith Fullness"

The journey through Judges continues in the 13th chapter, beginning the story of Samson. His birth was announced by an angel and he was destined to be used by God to r...

DPC Sermon from July 31, 2022 - "God is Still the Hero"

Join in as Becca Bateman reflects on the triumphs of Gideon (as read by Lay Leader Galen Hays) and how they were never meant to point to a human as the hero, but to Go...

DPC Sermon from July 24, 2022 - "The Partnership"

In the sermon, John Willingham continues our month-long focus on the Israelite judge Gideon. After hesitating, reducing his troops and learning of a dream’s interpreta...

DPC Sermon from July 17, 2022 - "Eyes to See"

In his sermon, John Willingham continues our focus on Gideon, recalling the moment when that timid judge came up with two ways for God to guarantee success in the batt...

DPC Sermon from July 10, 2022 - "Our Double Name and Nature"

In the sermon, John Willingham continues the summer-long look at the Book of Judges and focuses this week on Gideon and the moment when he is given the second name of ...

DPC Sermon from July 3, 2022 - "Belief...Believing"

Continuing our focus in Judges this week, Pauline Sexton looks at Gideon, a farmer who was called by God to lead Israel to liberation. He was an unlikely leader and he...

DPC Sermon from June 26, 2022 - "Expanding the Margins"

Becca Bateman preaches on Judges 5 thinking about not only what God is doing in this story but also the ways God heals us, our communities, and societies from the ways...

DPC Sermon from June 19, 2022 - "Someone with Skin"

In his sermon, John Willingham continues our summer series by reflecting on the witness of the only female judge in ancient Israel, a prophetess named Deborah. What do...

DPC Sermon from June 12, 2022 - "Breaking the Cycle"

In his sermon, John Willingham continues our summer look at the Book of Judges by focusing on a cycle of trouble and heartache for the Israelites of old. John also rea...

DPC Sermon from June 5, 2022 - "Generation to Generation"

In his sermon, John Willingham begins our summer preaching series drawn from the Old Testament book of Judges. In our first text, we are given a glimpse of the precari...

DPC Sermon from May 22, 2022 - "A Journey of Gratitude"

*Due to technical issues, John's May 22 sermon could not be shared last week, but we are happy to be able to offer it to you now* In the sermon, John Willingham refl...

DPC Sermon from May 29, 2022 - "That The World May Know"

This week Pauline Sexton preaches on John 17 in the wake of days of hatred, violence, and heartbreak. In this prayer, Jesus, just hours before his death, prays that th...

DPC Sermon from May 15, 2022 - "Seeing the Father"

Our Scripture Lesson comes from John 10:22-30. In the sermon, John Willingham focuses on the moment when religious leaders come to Jesus and demand “If you are the Mes...

DPC Sermon from May 8, 2022 - Youth Sunday

In this special Youth Sunday edition of the DPC Podcast, Riley reads from 1 Corinthians 12:12-27, Olivia offers her reflections of growing up in the church, and our Yo...

DPC Sermon from May 1, 2022 - "When Jesus Shows Up"

Lay Leader Marie Stevens reads from John 21:1-14. In his sermon, John Willingham focuses on the third moment in John’s gospel when the risen Christ appears to his disc...

DPC Sermon from April 24, 2022 - "Resurrection: Tikkun Olam"

The good news of the Resurrection was for all creation. As Earth Day reminds us to care for our earth, join Pauline Sexton as we look at our responsibility to care for...

DPC Sermon from April 17, 2022 Easter Sunday - "An Easter Start"

Pastor John Willingham reads from John 20:1-10. In the sermon, John focuses on one of the men who, upon hearing Mary Magdalene’s news, rushed to the empty tomb on the ...

DPC Sermon from April 10, 2022 - "The Final Hand-Over(s)"

Lay Leader Doug Barnett reads from John, Chapter 19. In the sermon, John Willingham concludes our Lenten look at moments during his final hours when Jesus was handed o...

DPC Sermon from April 3, 2022 - "A Humiliated Savior"

We hear of Jesus' crucifixion from Lay Leader Marie Stevens who reads from the Book of John. In his sermon, John Willingham focuses on the aspects of Jesus’ final hour...

DPC Sermon from March 27, 2022 - "Looking for Courage"

Pastor John Willingham reads from John, Chapter 19. In his sermon, he focuses on the moment long ago when Pontius Pilate goes back and forth from the crowd to Jesus se...

DPC Sermon from March 20, 2022 - "Majoring in the Truth"

We begin with a reading from John, Chapter 18, offered by Lay Leader Tom Maclin. In the sermon, John Willingham focuses on the Friday morning when Jesus is handed over...

DPC Sermon from March 13, 2022 - "When Our World Changes"

Lay Leader Steve Quist reads from John 18, then, in the sermon, John Willingham focuses on the Biblical moment Jesus is taken to the high priest and Peter denies even ...

DPC Sermon from March 6, 2022 - "Who Do You Say That I Am?"

Lay Leader Marie Stevens reads from John 18:1-11. Then, in the sermon, join Becca Bateman as we reflect on a question Jesus thinks is worth repeating, so it might be w...