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Here are links to audio recordings of Pastor Kevin’s sermons:

Click on sermon title to access the sermon, then click on the “Play” button on the sermon page.

    • “Word-Play”Date: February 7th, 2016 (Transfiguration) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 9:28036   As part of our first family service of the year, we “played” with the Word in a variety of ways.  Here is a retelling of the story of the Transfiguration, told while the congregation drew pictures of […]

    • “Unroll the Scroll”Date: January 31st, 2016 (Epiphany 5) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Nehemiah 9:1-0 and Luke 4:14-21   Tagged: Isaiah, Luke, Nehemiah, scroll, unroll

    • “God Calls Leaders”Date: January 17th, 2016 (Epiphany 2) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Various Tagged: Aung San Suu Kyi, God Calls Leaders, Martin Luther King, Miriam, Moses, Peter, Wangari Maathai

    • “New”Date: January 10th, 2016 (Epiphany 1) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Isaiah 43:1-7 and Luke 3:15-17 and 21-22 Tagged: baptism, be loved, Isaiah 43, Luke 3, new

    • “A Village, Far, Far Away…”Date: December 24th, 2015 (Christmas Eve – Family Service) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 2   Here is an audio recording of our Star Wars themed “Live Nativity.”  As the Christmas story is read, the “characters” come forward, get into costume, and assume a pose.  When all done, we […]

    • “The Faith Awakens: YeeeHaaaw!!”Date: December 13th, 2015 (Advent 3) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 1:39-55   With the whole world waiting for the new Star Wars film on 12/18, we conclude a 3-part sermon series today titled, “The Faith Awakens.”  Today we think more deeply about joy in a broken world. Tagged: awakens, death star, […]

    • “The Faith Awakens: Master Yoda”Date: December 6th, 2015 (Advent 2) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 3:1-18   With the whole world waiting for the new Star Wars film on 12/18, we continue with the 2nd of a 3-part sermon series today titled, “The Faith Awakens.”  Awaken we will! Tagged: anchorhead, asleep, awakens, Faith, force, Luke Skywalker, […]

    • “The Faith Awakens: ‘As far as Anchorhead…’ “Date: November 29th, 2015 (Advent 1) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Luke 21:25-36   With the whole world waiting for the new Star Wars film on 12/18, we begin a 3-part sermon series today titled, “The Faith Awakens.” Tagged: anchorhead, asleep, awakens, Faith, force, Luke Skywalker

    • “Partnerships for the Common Good”Date: November 15th, 2015 (Pentecost 5) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Exodus 1:6-14, Exodus 12:31-36; Exodus 20:1-17, Matthew 26:26-30, Matthew 28: 1-7, and Revelation 21:1-4   As part of a celebration of our Harvest Market ministry, I preached today about partnerships for the common good.  In light of the recent attacks […]

    • “Partners in this Sacred Place”Date: November 1st, 2015 (Pentecost 24) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Philippians 1:3-11   Today in worship we celebrated Consecration Sunday. Here is my message of joy given before the offering of our estimates of giving, 2 hours of community service projects, and then a shared potluck lunch.  God is […]

    • “Other”Date: November 1st, 2015 (Pentecost 23) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): John 11:32-44   Here is a quick meditation for All Saint’s Day. Tagged: All Saints, other

    • “Into the Story: Paul in Athens”Date: October 25th, 2015 (Pentecost 22) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Acts 17:16-32   Today we finish digging “into the story” of God’s faithful love and ask one another: what do “I” do with the story now? Tagged: Athens, into the story, Paul, what will I do with the story?

    • “Into the Story: Easter”Date: October 18th, 2015 (Pentecost 20) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Mark 16:1-8 & Luke 24:1-12   Today we continue digging “into the story” of God’s faithful love as Jesus is born, lives, dies and is raised again.  Easter in October.           Tagged: Easter, incarnation, into […]

    • “Into the Story: Daniel and the Lion’s Den”Date: October 11th, 2015 (Pentecost 20) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Daniel 6           Tagged: daniel, daniel prayed, into the story, lions den, overcome

    • “Into the Story: The Golden Calf”Date: October 4th, 2015 (Pentecost 19) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Exodus 32:1-14   Our “Into the Story” series continues…           Tagged: exodus 32, faithfulness, fathlessness, golden calf

    • “Into the Story: ‘If Not Higher'”Date: September 27th, 2015 (Pentecost 18) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Mark 1:14-15   Well, I decided to tell a story for Harvest Market so here is a short re-telling of “If not higher…,” by Isaac Lieb Peretz.  Can heaven be found?  (Our Scripture passage was read by Bishop Devadhar […]

    • “Into the Story: Jacob Wrestles”Date: September 20th, 2015 (Pentecost 17) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Genesis 32:22-32 My apologies this week.  I did not turn on my wireless mic and so the sound quality is too poor to post.  Next week, 9/27, is our Harvest Market and so my next sermon post will be on […]

    • “Into the Story: Sarah Laughs”Date: September 13th, 2015 (Pentecost 16) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Genesis 18:1-15 & 21:1-7   This week we begin a story series called “Into the Story” with the story of Sarah laughing.           Tagged: faithfulness, Genesis, Laughter, promises of God, Sarah

    • “Sweet Spot”Date: September 6th, 2015 (Pentecost 15) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Matthew 9:9-13 & Isaiah 58:9b-12           Tagged: Isaiah 58, Labor Day, Matthew, sweet spot, Venn diagram

    • “Hero”Date: August 23rd, 2015 (Pentecost 13) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): 1 Samuel 17 (selected verses)   Back from a three week vacation.  Today we take another look at the story of David and Goliath and think about David as a leader.  Is he the hero of the day or does […]

    • “For this Reason”Date: July 26th, 2015 (Pentecost 9) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Ephesians 3:14-21   After a week in Pine Ridge, SD working with the oyate of the Oglala Lakota and the good people at Re-Member, I return this week with a message from Ephesians 3.  After today I will be […]

    • “Body”Date: July 5th, 2015 (Pentecost 6) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): various   This message was delivered as part of our annual ecumenical outdoor service.  Theme was: “Body of Christ”         Tagged: body of christ, storytelling, truth-telling

    • “Pressed”Date: June 28th, 2015 (Pentecost 5) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Mark 5:21-43 NOTE: Sound quality is a bit poor this week.  My wireless was off and so sound was picked up only by distant mics.  Sorry about that.  Amplified a bit but resulted in some hiss.       […]

    • “Nest”Date: June 14th, 2015 (Pentecost 3) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13, Ezekiel 17:22-24 and Mark 4:30-32       Tagged: 1 Samuel 15, birds of the air, David, Ezekiel 17, hummingbird, Mark 4, nest

    • “Fire: What God Does”Date: May 24th, 2015 (Pentecost) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): Acts 2:1-2     Tagged: challenge, fire, liberation, overcome, Pentecost, what God does, wind

    • “Bible Study: 1 John 5:1-13”Date: May 10th, 2015 (Easter 6) Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC) Key Text(s): 1 John 5:1-13 This morning we conclude week 5 of a 5 week study of the letter of 1 John.  What will we do with 1 John as the Word moves from the elder’s mouth to our ears?     Tagged: 1-john-5, believe, […]


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