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DPC Sermon from January 22, 2023 - "A Vegetarian Taxpayer"

In his sermon, John Willingham focuses on two passages that address the freedoms we have as a follower of Jesus Christ. What does that gift mean in the everyday action...

DPC Sermon from January 15, 2023 - "Something Greater"

In the sermon, John Willingham focuses on a Sabbath when Jesus is challenged by the religious elite because his disciples are not observing the Jewish law as they unde...

DPC Sermon from January 8, 2023 - "Learning From Him"

In his sermon, John Willingham focuses on a moment when Jesus urged a crowd in the first century to “learn from me.” As descendants in the faith, that remains our call...

DPC Sermon from January 1, 2023 - "We Keep Seeking"

This Sunday we celebrate Epiphany! After gaining inspiration from the story of the magi, you are invited to select a star word, which can serve as a guide for the year...

DPC Sermon from December 24, 2022 - "A Song of Joy"

Pastor John Willingham reads from the Book of Luke, recounting the angels spreading the news of Jesus' birth to the shepherds, as we gathered in praise on Christmas Eve.

DPC Sermon from December 18, 2022

In the sermon, John Willingham focuses on a song by Mary offered while visiting in the home of Elizabeth and Zechariah. Her words are often spoken of as the Magnificat...

DPC Sermon from December 11, 2022

In the sermon, John Willingham reflects on a reunion between Elizabeth and Mary, first-century kinswomen who had much to celebrate about God’s creative work. Join us a...

DPC Sermon from December 4, 2022 - "A Song of Confidence"

In the sermon on Sunday, John Willingham focuses on the Song of Hannah, the response of a first-time mother to the nature of God’s work. Join us as we listen in on her...

DPC Sermon from November 27, 2022 - "A Song of Praise"

During Advent our focus will be on moments in Scripture when individuals of the past burst forth in song. On Sunday, John Willingham reflects on one of the oldest port...

DPC Sermon from November 13, 2022 - "Keeping Money in Its Place"

In his sermon, John Willingham reflects on what might be the most challenging words Jesus ever uttered. Join us as we listen in on his conversation with the rich, youn...

DPC Sermon from November 6, 2022 - "Faking and Making It"

In his sermon, John Willingham focuses on a parable where Jesus contrasts the prayers of a Pharisee and tax collector. The distinction between the two could not be any...

DPC Sermon from October 30, 2022 - "Risk Taker"

Join as Becca Bateman reflects on the parable of the Wedding Banquet from the Gospel of Luke. With All Saints Day coming upon us, we will take time to reflect on how, ...

DPC Sermon from October 23, 2022 - "Doing Our Job"

In his sermon, John Willingham focuses on one of Jesus' most challenging parables. What does his image of a "worthless slave" have to say to us as Christians? Join us ...

DPC Sermon from October 16, 2022 - "Compelled to Come"

In the sermon, John Willingham focuses on a parable told when Jesus was a dinner guest in the home of a Pharisee. His story offers a word about the nature of salvation...

DPC Sermon from October 9, 2022 - "Avoiding the Trap"

In the sermon, John Willingham focuses on a day when Jesus responds to the question that endures to this day about human suffering and whether or not those moments ref...

DPC Sermon from October 2, 2022 - "The Pieces of Peace"

Becca Bateman explores the true peace Jesus gives and the nourishment we need for the journey as we celebrate together World Communion Sunday.

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...