Sermon Archives

The Rev. Dr. Fred G. Garry
February 24, 2019

Blindness We Can’t See   First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen Mark 10: 46-52 “THE BLINDNESS WE CAN’T SEE” The Rev. Dr. Fred G. Garry February 24, 2019 They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard […]

February 17, 2019

Climb To Glory In my first month in Watertown, New York, much like my first month here in Metuchen, I was directed to attend a few functions.  It was an expectation of the senior pastor.  No problem.  Happy to do it. One of those events in Watertown was to attend the monthly board meeting of the […]

February 10, 2019

Suffering Is Not A Surprise I am not hip, not even tragically hip. I am less than fashion forward, although I have gained the ability to fall forward well. A number of years ago, though, I felt hip. I was listening to a young artist, Amy Winehouse. She was current, popular. Her music was a bit of R and […]

January 27, 2019

A Heavy Gold Chain People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom […]

January 20, 2019

More Than Tuesday   I am always amazed at what people hear in sermons. From time to time people will repeat a line I spoke or paraphrase a point. I know people are listening, yet, I am always surprised by what people hear. One Sunday after worship, a new parishioner, young woman in her early thirties, shook […]

January 13, 2019

Stumbling Through Grace When I taught philosophy for the local college, the classroom was unique.  The classroom was at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility.  This is a medium security prison; think tall walls with razor wire, guards in a tower with rifles, lots and lots of bars. Teaching philosophy in prison was a learning experience for me.  It […]

December 2, 2018

The Disciple’s Questions   SERMON TEXT: The Disciple’s Questions    Frederick Law Olmstead was the premier landscape architect in the United States at the end of the 19th century.  As a matter of full-nerd disclosure, I am a fan.  Olmstead is best known as the one who designed Central Park in Manhattan.  Beside this famous park, he designed […]

November 18, 2018

What Are You Doing Here?

What Are You Doing Here?

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