Text of the Pastor's sermons

A Remarkable Woman Changed the Church

A sermon based on Mark 7:24-37 Given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on September 9, 2018 * by Rev. Scott Elliott The New Testament Lectionary lesson that we just heard Rev. Young read tends to not be very well known in churches. The first time I remember hearing that reading in church was at a friend’s […]

It Takes Hard Work

A sermon based on James 1:17-27 given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on September 2, 2018 by Rev. Scott Elliott Once upon a time there was a man who had weed pulling on his “to do” list. On a sweltering summer day he went outside and began that work. There were a lot of weeds and […]

God Seeps in like a Cloud – Everywhere

A sermon based on 1 Kings 8: 1,6,10-11, 41-43 given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on August 26, 2018 by Rev. Scott Elliott Once upon a time two men in a pub were arguing about a glass of spirits. It was a common beer hall philosophers’ debate– not “Taste great!” “Less filling!” but close. One insisted […]

Care-Fully Relating to Creatures

A sermon based on Genesis 1:24-26, 2:18-20a given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on August 19, 2018 by Rev. Scott Elliott I read an anonymous tongue-in-cheek note on the internet claiming the discovery of a long lost set of verses from the creation story in Genesis. The discovery provide a humorous answer to the question “Where […]

Fruit in the Thorny Thickets

A sermon based on 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on August 12, 2018 by Rev. Scott Elliott From Oregon up through the rest of the great Northwest blackberries grow like weeds in the western regions. Nancy and I used to joke that we were blackberry farmers because our three acres were inundated […]

Fruit in the Thorny Thickets

A sermon based on 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on August 12, 2018 by Rev. Scott Elliott From Oregon up through the rest of the great Northwest blackberries grow like weeds in the western regions. Nancy and I used to joke that we were blackberry farmers because our three acres were inundated […]

Miracles We Can Do

A sermon based on John 6:1-21 given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on July 29, 2018 by Rev. Scott Elliott We just heard the story of “The Miracle of the Feeding of Five Thousand” which appears in all four gospels. As the name suggests most understand THE miracle in the story to be making a small […]

Miracles We Can Do

A sermon based on John 6:1-21 given at Mount Vernon, Ohio on July 29, 2018 by Rev. Scott Elliott We just heard the story of “The Miracle of the Feeding of Five Thousand” which appears in all four gospels. As the name suggests most understand THE miracle in the story to be making a small […]

Pray for Peace, Act for Peace

A sermon based on Matthew 26:36-52 given at Mount Vernon, OH on July 15, 2018* by Rev. Scott Elliott It is so good to be back! As you probably know I have just come back from medical leave recuperating from back surgery and a few unexpected dangerous happenings along the way. It all sort of […]

Pray for Peace, Act for Peace

A sermon based on Matthew 26:36-52 given at Mount Vernon, OH on July 15, 2018* by Rev. Scott Elliott It is so good to be back! As you probably know I have just come back from medical leave recuperating from back surgery and a few unexpected dangerous happenings along the way. It all sort of […]