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This Week at Zion UCC

This Week at Zion UCC

By Rev. Beth Gedert
Rev. Beth Gedert's weekly sermons from Zion United Church of Christ in Delaware, Ohio.
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God is Love. Period. / 1 John 4

This Week at Zion UCC

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"The Fall" is Good News / Genesis 3
September 13, 2020 / Series: Origin Stories / Season: Pentecost 15
13:31
September 13, 2020
Spiritual Warfare is for Everyone / Ephesians 6
September 6, 2020 / Series: Ephesians week 6 / Season: Pentecost 15
16:20
September 6, 2020
Submit to One Another / Ephesians 5
August 30, 2020 / Series: Ephesians week 5 / Season: Pentecost 14
22:01
August 30, 2020
Keeping the Unity of the Spirit / Ephesians 4
August 23, 2020 / Series: Ephesians, Week 4 / Season: Pentecost, Week 13
22:35
August 23, 2020
God's Multi-colored Wisdom / Ephesians 3
August 16, 2020 / Series: Ephesians, Week 3 / Season: Pentecost, Week 12
25:50
August 16, 2020
Themes of Ephesians / Ephesians 1
August 2, 2020 / Ephesians week 1 / Pentecost 10
16:28
August 2, 2020
Our Faith Is Not Magic / Acts 19:11-20
July 26, 2020 / Acts Week 10 / Pentecost 9
13:06
July 26, 2020
Fighting Fire with Snow / Acts 15:1-13
July 19, 2020 / Acts Week 9 / Pentecost 8
15:58
July 19, 2020
Conversion and Community / Acts 9:1-31
July 5, 2020 / Acts week 7 / Pentecost 6
21:08
July 5, 2020
Obedience and Freedom / Acts 8:26-40
June 28, 2020 / Acts week 6 / Pentecost 5
14:58
July 1, 2020
Does everything happen for a reason? / Acts 6:8–8:4
June 21, 2020 / Acts week 5 / Pentecost 4
15:26
June 21, 2020
Truthful New Community / Acts 4:31--5:11
June 7, 2020 / Acts week 3 / Pentecost 2
15:30
June 7, 2020
What is Pentecost For? / Acts 2
May 31, 2020 / Pentecost / Acts: Week 2
24:45
June 1, 2020
Big Questions: Trust AND Acts: Week 1 / Acts 1:1-14
May 24, 2020 / Ascension Day
16:32
May 24, 2020
Big Questions: Love / 1 John 3 & 4
May 17, 2020 / Easter 6
18:00
May 17, 2020
Big Questions: Eternal Life / John 17
May 10, 2020 / Easter 5
20:58
May 10, 2020
Big Questions: Resurrection / 1 Corinthians 15
May 3, 2020 / Easter 4
17:33
May 3, 2020
Big Questions: Death / Romans 6, Galatians 2, 2 Corinthians 7
April 26, 2020 / Easter 3
17:42
April 26, 2020
Big Questions: Sin / Genesis 3, Romans 7 & 8
April 19, 2020 / Easter 2
20:28
April 19, 2020
How to Be a Disciple: Choose good news / Mark 16:1-8
April 12, 2020 / Easter Sunday
15:16
April 12, 2020
How to be a disciple: Let Jesus be who he is / Mark 11:1-11
April 5, 2020 / Palm Sunday
16:15
April 5, 2020
How to be a disciple: Don't be alarmed / Mark 13:1-8, 34-37
March 29, 2020 / Lent 5
17:27
March 29, 2020
How to be a disciple: trust and pray / Mark 11:12-14, 19-25
March 15, 2020 / Lent 3
18:05
March 15, 2020
How to be a disciple: Healed for service / Mark 10:32-52
March 8, 2020 / Lent 2
19:47
March 8, 2020
Cultivating Love / Luke 1:5-25, 57-80; 1 Thessalonians 13:4-7
December 22, 2019 / Advent 4
20:46
December 22, 2019
Cultivating Joy / Ezra 1:1-4 & 3:1-4, 10-13; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-18
December 15, 2019 / Advent 3
18:23
December 15, 2019
Cultivating Peace / Isaiah 40:1-11, Philippians 4:4-9
December 8, 2019 / Advent 2
17:42
December 9, 2019
Cultivating Hope / Jeremiah 33:14-18, Romans 5:1-5
December 1, 2019 / Advent 1 / Hope
17:13
December 1, 2019
Do the Right Thing / 2 Kings 22 & 23
November 24, 2019 / Christ the King Sunday
16:57
November 24, 2019
God is speaking to us / Isaiah 5:1-7, 11:1-5 / Guest Preacher: Rev. Seth Stout
November 17, 2019 / Guest Preacher: Rev. Seth Stout
18:42
November 17, 2019
God is the Best Parent / Hosea 11:1-11
November 10, 2019
14:58
November 10, 2019
How to maintain a living tradition / Hebrews 12:1-2, 1 Peter 2:1-5, 9
November 3, 2019 / All Saints Sunday
16:07
November 3, 2019
Icons and Idols / 2 Samuel 6
October 27, 2019
22:08
October 27, 2019
Taking the Easy Way Out / 1 Samuel 8
October 20, 2019 / Pentecost 19
20:36
October 20, 2019
Comfort and Consolation / Psalm 46 & 2 Corinthians 1
October 13, 2019 / On this day our congregation spent most of our worship service memorializing our former pastor Jon Peterson. Pastor Beth offered a few minutes of reflection after these memorials.
10:36
October 13, 2019
God Needs Us / Exodus 1, 2 & 3
September 29, 2019 / Stewardship Week 4
24:09
September 29, 2019
Surviving a Wrestling Match with God / Genesis 32:22-30
September 22, 2019 / Stewardship Week 3
20:45
September 22, 2019
Hospitality, Scarcity, and Fulfillment / Genesis 18 & 21
September 15, 2019 / Stewardship Week 2
20:01
September 15, 2019
Created for Generosity / Genesis 1
September 8, 2019 / Stewardship week 1
21:26
September 8, 2019
The choice between right and easy / Matthew 7:13-29
September 1, 2019 / Sermon on the Mount / Pentecost 12
15:06
September 1, 2019
The Reverse Golden Rule / Matthew 7:1-12
August 25, 2019 / Sermon on the Mount / Pentecost 11
21:13
August 25, 2019
Nothing to Fear When Everyone is Included / Matthew 6:25-34
August 18, 2019 / Open & Affirming Sunday / Sermon on the Mount
18:34
August 18, 2019
The Lord’s Prayer / Matthew 6:7-15
August 4, 2019 / Sermon on the Mount
12:49
August 4, 2019
Adultery, Divorce and Promises / Matthew 5:27-37
July 28, 2019 / Sermon on the Mount / Pentecost 8
23:20
July 28, 2019
Revolutionary Beatitudes / Matthew 5:1-12
July 14, 2019 / Sermon on the Mount 2 / Pentecost Week 6
23:42
July 14, 2019
Who is the City on a Hill? / Matthew 5:13-16
July 7, 2019 / Pentecost 5
12:56
July 7, 2019
God is for us. Who can be against us? / Romans 8:18-39
June 30, 2019 / Pentecost 4
26:46
June 30, 2019
No self-loathing. No condemnation. / Romans 7:14-8:2,11
June 23, 2019 / Pentecost 3
21:00
June 23, 2019
Guest preacher Rev. Dave Long-Higgins / Romans 6:1-14
June 16, 2019 / Romans part 5 / Pentecost 2
32:32
June 16, 2019
Saved by grace: now what? / Acts 2 & Romans 5
June 9, 2019 / Pentecost / Romans part 4
22:42
June 9, 2019
How does Jesus save us? / Romans 5:1-11, 18-19
June 2, 2019 / Romans week 3 / Easter 7
16:35
June 2, 2019
Sin is the injury; grace is the cure / Romans 3:21-30
May 26, 2019 / Romans week 2 / Easter 6
28:37
May 26, 2019
Righteousness and transformation / Romans 1 & 2
May 19, 2019 / Romans week 1 / Easter 5
25:29
May 19, 2019
Thank God, we are not God / Acts 13 & 14
May 12, 2019 / Guest Preacher Pastor Joyce Oyler / Easter 4
20:59
May 12, 2019
No One Is Unclean / Acts 10
May 5, 2019 / Easter week 3
20:46
May 5, 2019
The Great Commission / Matthew 28:16-20
April 28, 2019 / Guest Preacher Rev. Beth Long-Higgins / Easter 2
29:26
April 29, 2019
The Victory of the Power of Life / Matthew 28:1-10
April 21, 2019 / Easter Sunday
14:47
April 21, 2019
The Last Judgment / Matthew 25:31-46
April 14 / Parables of Judgment 3 / Palm Sunday
18:47
April 14, 2019
What can we do for each other? / Matthew 25:1-13
April 7, 2019 / Parables of Judgment 2 / Lent 6
13:06
April 7, 2019
Best. Party. Ever. / Matthew 22:1-14
March 31, 2019 / Lent 4 / Parables of Judgment 1
31:12
March 31, 2019
Who Is This Jesus? / Matthew 21:1-11
March 24, 2019 / Lent 3 / Transition between Parables of Grace and Parables of Judgment
21:15
March 24, 2019
Quit Your Bookkeeping / Matthew 18:21-35
March 10, 2019 / Lent 1 / Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
25:35
March 10, 2019
God is doing something new / Matthew 16:13-23, 17:1-8
March 3, 2019 - Transfiguration Sunday
20:01
March 3, 2019
Choose Abundance / Matthew 14:13-33
February 24, 2019 /  7th week after Epiphany
24:33
February 24, 2019
Jesus’ most radical words / Matthew 5:38-48
February 10, 2019
29:15
February 10, 2019
Live by the principles / Matthew 5:17-26
February 3, 2019
21:01
February 3, 2019
Guest Preacher: Mary Harris / Matthew 3
January 13, 2019. A testimony.
18:46
January 13, 2019
Unexpected revelations / Matthew 2
How do we react to the light? January 6, 2019
17:29
January 6, 2019
Post-Christmas Story / Dec 30
“God’s Daring Plan,” by Barbara Brown Taylor
13:38
December 30, 2018
Love: the power to never give up / Matthew 1
December 23, 2018. Advent week 4
20:46
December 23, 2018
Joy: grace recognized / Isaiah 42
December 16, 2018. Advent week 3
22:29
December 16, 2018
Peace: no mo' FOMO / Esther 4
December 9, 2018. Advent week 2
22:44
December 9, 2018
Dreams for the Future / Isaiah 36-37 and 2
November 18, 2018
32:57
November 18, 2018
Do justice; love mercy; walk humbly / Micah 6
November 11, 2018
22:51
November 11, 2018
What kind of people will we be? / 2 Kings 5
November 4, 2018
11:30
November 4, 2018
What are we up against? / 1 Kings 3
October 28, 2018
22:28
October 28, 2018
David and Bathsheba / 2 Samuel 11-12
October 21, 2018
22:29
October 22, 2018
Guest Preacher: Rev. Gunnar Cerda
October 14, 2018 -- UCC Access Sunday
25:36
October 16, 2018
10 Commandments: Boundaries not Bondage / Exodus 19-20
October 7, 2018
14:39
October 16, 2018
Between the devil and the deep blue sea / Exodus 14
September 30, 2018
17:09
September 30, 2018
What does God promise us? / Genesis 12 & 39
September 23, 2018
21:54
September 23, 2018
Guest Preacher: Rev. Dr. Janine Wilson / Gen 12, Isa 55, Matt 5
September 16, 2018 -- Zion member and guest preacher Rev. Dr. Janine Wilson reminds us we are blessed to be a blessing.
23:55
September 17, 2018
Noah's Ark: God is not angry / Genesis 6-9
September 9, 2018
26:39
September 9, 2018
Faith is the victory / 1 John 5
September 2, 2018
15:38
September 2, 2018
God is Love. Period. / 1 John 4
August 26, 2018
23:13
August 26, 2018
Open and Affirming Sunday / 1 John 3
August 19, 2018 -- All birds are welcome in God’s tree, and a testimony from Mary Harris
26:17
August 19, 2018
Guest Preacher: Rev. Mirjam Welsch / 1 John 2
August 12, 2018
22:52
August 12, 2018
Living in the light of truth / 1 John 1
August 5, 2018
14:26
August 5, 2018
Working with God to bring about what is good / Ruth 4, Romans 8
July 22, 2018 - Rom 8:28 In all things God works together with those who love God, to bring about what is good!
22:48
July 22, 2018
Guest Preacher: Lisa Ho / Ruth 3
July 15, 2018 - Be bold, brave, kind and faithful!
18:48
July 17, 2018
Returning again / Ruth 1
July 1, 2018 - Church in the basement, with a celebration of Communion
21:57
July 1, 2018
Don’t all y’all be anxious / Philippians 4
June 17, 2018
22:41
June 17, 2018
Motivated by love, not fear / Philippians 3 pt 2
June 10, 2018 - The Proposal Sunday!
21:28
June 11, 2018
God’s righteousness / Philippians 3 pt 1
June 3, 2018 - includes a celebration of Communion
20:53
June 3, 2018
PENTECOST / Acts 2
May 20, 2018 — The Spirit brings boldness and inclusion!
26:44
May 20, 2018
Joy and partnership in the gospel / Philippians 1
May 6, 2018 — with a bonus recording of our Communion service!
28:21
May 6, 2018
Paul speaking at Mars Hill in Athens / Acts 17
April 29, 2018
22:26
April 29, 2018
Believing Thomas / Jn 20
April 8, 2018
15:57
April 8, 2018