All posts by Patricia E. de Jong

Glasses resting on Bible

A Laughing Hope

Sermon delivered at First Congregational Church of Berkeley on June 16, 1996 It is remarkable and fitting that on the day we dedicate to remembering our fathers, we should hear a story about Abraham, whose name means “Father of a multitude of nations.” Just before

Glasses resting on Bible


This sermon was preached March 22, 1998, at First Congregational Church of Berkeley, in Berkeley, California The fourth Sunday in Lent, Laetare Sunday, sometimes called Refreshment Sunday, is supposed to be a bright spot, a moment of relief in the otherwise reflective, penitential season of