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All sermons beginning July 1, 2018, are by Reverend Amy Strader and/or Reverend Eric Strader, unless noted otherwise.

All sermons between July 3, 2016, and June 3, 2018, are by Pastor Deborah Christine, unless noted otherwise. All sermons prior to July 3, 2016, are by Pastor Dave McConnell, unless noted otherwise. Scroll down to see the full list.

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Direct download: 2010-12-24_Christmas_Eve_Sermon.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:54pm MDT

Scripture: Luke 2


Henry Tanner:  Street in Tangiers

Bottani: The Madona Adoring the Christ Child

Savoldo: Adoration of the Shepherds (Scroll Down 4 paintings)

Direct download: 2010-12-19.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 9:52am MDT

Scripture: Matthew 1 (The Message)


Gandolfi Joseph's Dream

Rembrandt The Holy Family with Angels

Halle The Holy Family (scroll down to #3)

N. C. Wyeth Youg Jesus

Direct download: 2010-12-12.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:34am MDT

Scripture: Luke 2

Tanner, The Annunciation
Trumbull, The Holy Family
Van Schendel(scroll down to 'Candle-Lit Interior')

Direct download: 2010-12-05.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:03am MDT

Scripture: Isaiah 11


Berninghaus, Red Pepper Time

Gerhard Richter, Clouds

Joaquin Agrasot y Juan, Two Good Friends


Direct download: 2010-11-28.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:12am MDT

Scripture: Mark 8

Direct download: 2010-11-07.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:35am MDT

Scripture: Romans 8

Book:  Bo Caldwell, City of Tranquil Light

Paintings: Waterhouse, The Annunciation,

Tanner, Flight Into Egypt,

Bannister, Working With Oxen

Direct download: 2010-10-31.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:14pm MDT

Scripture: I Corinthians 8, John 13


Christ Performing Miracles, by Lucien Simon
Jesus Washing the Disciples' Feet  by Henry Tanner
Head of Christ, Rembrandt

Direct download: 2010-10-24.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:22am MDT

Scriptures: 10 Commandments (Exodus 20), Micah 6, Luke 10


The first and third paintings are found at:

The first is ‘The Road Home’, the third is ‘Going Home With Grandpa.’

The middle painting is courtyard

Direct download: 2010-10-17.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:01am MDT

Scripture: I Kings 18

Please visit to support United Methodist Missions around the world. For each visitor on each day between 10-10-10 and 10-19-10, $1 will be donated to missions.

Direct download: 2010-10-10.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:38am MDT

Scripture: Isaiah 55, Matthew 26


Direct download: 2010-10-03.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:34pm MDT

Scripture: Luke 12 and Matthew 11

Direct download: 2010-08-22.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:49am MDT

Scripture: Leviticus 19, Matthew 5 and 7

Direct download: 2010-08-15.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:58am MDT

Scripture: Matthew 5

Direct download: 2010-08-08.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:25am MDT

Scripture: Colossians 3

Direct download: 2010-08-01.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:22am MDT

Scripture: Matthew 25, John 3

Direct download: 2010-07-25.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:38am MDT

Scripture: Luke 12

Direct download: 2010-07-18.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:00am MDT

Scripture: 1 Kings 18; Luke 13

Direct download: 2010-07-11.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:37am MDT

Scripture: Exodus 6 and Deuteronomy 15

Direct download: 2010-07-04.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:52am MDT

Scripture: Genesis 1 and 1 Kings 19

Direct download: 2010-06-27.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:57am MDT

Scripture: Romans 8 (The Message)

Direct download: 2010-06-20.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:09am MDT

Scripture: Matthew 5

Pastor McConnell is in Billings for the annual meeting of Yellowstone Annual Conference.

Today's message comes from three "mature" members of the congregation, Virginia Manseau, Tom Milleson, and Jeannie Haight, as a continuation of the messages we heard from our graduating seniors a few weeks ago.

Direct download: 2010-06-13.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:10am MDT

Scripture: Luke 10

Mary and Martha by Maurice Denis
Landscape with Stone Bridge by Hubert Robert
Monks in a Cave by Francois-Marius Granet

Direct download: 2010-06-06.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:47am MDT

Scripture: Hebrews 11 (The Message)

Plenty CoupsEmily Dickinson,

Stan MusialLunch Break on the 69th floor, Tetons


Direct download: 2010-05-30.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:36am MDT

Scripture: Acts 1; Romans 8

Paintings referenced in today's sermon:


Direct download: 2010-05-23.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:08pm MDT

Scripture: Isaiah 40 and John 3

Paintings in today's sermon include:


Direct download: 2010-05-16.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:48am MDT

Scripture: Matthew 5 (The Message)

Guest speakers this morning include these graduating high school students:

Kelsey Marcinko
Jesse MacDonald
Hannah Lansverk

Direct download: 2010-05-09.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:48am MDT

Scripture:1 Corinthians 14 and Revelation 21 (The Message)

Today's sermon draws on ideas from Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation by Jonathon Lear

Paintings in today's sermon:

Jeremiah Lamenting the Destruction of Jerusalem by Rembrandt

Simeon the Prophet Blessing the Child Jesus in the Temple by Rembrandt

Direct download: 2010-05-02.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:17pm MDT

Scripture: John 21 (The Message)

Direct download: 2010-04-25.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:09pm MDT

Scripture: Exodus 20 (The Message)

Paintings in today's sermon:

Saskia in a Straw Hat by Rembrandt
Village of Stowe, Vermont by Luigi Lucioni
Gloucester Harbor by Winslow Homer

Direct download: 2010-04-18.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:23pm MDT

Scripture: John 20 (The Message)

Pictures: Rembrandt's Stone Bridge

   The Old Bridge at Mostar

Direct download: 2010-04-11.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:17am MDT

Scripture: John 20 (The Message)

Paintings referenced in today's sermon:

Scene on Catskill Creek by Frederic Edwin Church
The Raising of Lazarus by Vincent Van Gogh and The Raising of Lazarus by Rembrandt
Delaware Water Gap by George Inness

Direct download: 2010-04-04.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:25am MDT

Scripture: Luke 19 (The Message)

Paintings in today's sermon:
Jesus enters Jerusalem
Homeward by Edward Mitchell Bannister
Landscape with a Sunlit Stream by Charles-Francois Daubigny

Direct download: 2010-03-28.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:17pm MDT

Scripture: Matthew 27 (The Message)

Paintings referenced in this sermon:
The Three Crosses by Rembrandt
The Stone Bridge by Rembrandt

Direct download: 2010-03-21.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:12pm MDT

Scripture: Exodus 20 (The Message)

Paintings in today's sermon:
Head of an Old Man by Rembrandt
Peasant Grafting a Tree by Jean-Francois Millet
My Daughter Elizabeth by Frank Weston Benson
Down the Road by Earl B. Lewis

Direct download: 2010-03-14.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:00pm MDT

The sermon today is given by Brenda Anderson-Baker, an active member of BUMC.

Scripture: Roman 15, The Message

Direct download: 2010-03-07.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:14am MDT

Scripture Colossians 1, The Message

Paintings: Prophetess Anna by Rembrandt
Evening Prayer by J. F. Millet
View of Dachstein by Waldmueller

Direct download: 2010-02-28.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:29am MDT

Today we were happy to welcome our Bishop, Elaine Stanovsky, who gave us this message.

Scripture: Luke 10: 1-10

Direct download: 2010-02-21.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 4:42pm MDT

Scripture: Colossians 1

Direct download: 2010-02-14.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:21am MDT

Scripture: Mark 10

Rembrandt Paintings: Return of the Prodigal

Simeon with the Christ Child in the Temple

Christ at Emmaus

Direct download: 2010-02-07.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:25am MDT

Scripture: Isaiah 9 and John 14

Paintings referenced in today's sermon:
Holy Family by John Trumbull
The Visitation by Romare Bearden

Direct download: 2010-01-31.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:45am MDT

Scripture: Genesis 9
Direct download: 2010-01-24.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:47am MDT

Scripture: Matthew 8

For information about the statement issued by the bishops of The United Methodist Church calling all United Methodists to action, which was read at all three services on January 17, go to God's Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action.

Direct download: 2010-01-17.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:46am MDT

Scripture: Matthew 3 (The Message)

Paintings referenced in today's sermon:

The Baptism of Christ by Nicolas Poussin
Summer Afternoon on the Hudson, 1852 by Jasper Cropsey

Direct download: 2010-01-10.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:58am MDT

Scripture Matthew 4 (The Message)

Paintings referenced in today's sermon:

Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness by James Tissot
Sunset by Edward Bannister
Homeward by Edward Bannister


Direct download: 2010-01-03.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:37am MDT

Scripture: Luke 2
Direct download: 2009-12-27.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:33am MDT

Direct download: 2009-12-24.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:35am MDT

Scripture: Matthew 2 NRSV
Painting: James Tissot,  The Journey of the Magi
Direct download: 2009-12-20.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:31am MDT

Scripture: Luke 1:26--38
Paintings: Trumbull, Holy Family
Rembrandt The Holy Family with Angels
Direct download: 2009-12-13.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 9:47am MDT

Scripture: Isaiah 40 & 42
Camille Corot: Hagar in the Wilderness
Frederic Church: Lower Falls, Rochester
Direct download: 2009-12-06.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:32am MDT

Scripture: John 1 and 2 Corinthians 5

 Paintings referred to in today's sermon:

Scene on Catskill Creek by Frederic Edwin Church

The Annunciation by Luca Giordano

Bridge at Villeneuve-La-Garenne by Alfred Sisley

Direct download: 2009-11-29.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:26am MDT

Scripture: Joel 2 (The Message)
Direct download: 2009-11-22.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:53am MDT

Scripture: Romans 8

The Little Bridge, Pontoise, 1875 by Camille Pissarro
True Friends by Nancy Seamons Crookston
Mending the Sail by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida  

Direct download: 2009-11-15.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:16pm MDT

Scripture: Genesis 1 and 1 Corinthians 15

Paintings from this sermon: The Anunciation by Luca Giordano and Three Marys at the Tomb by William Adolphe Bouguereau

Direct download: 2009-11-08.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:57am MDT

Scripture: Deuteronomy 30 and Matthew 6
Direct download: 2009-11-01.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:32am MDT

Scripture: Jeremiah 33, Philippians 4, Mark 4
Paintings: The Angelus
  Lander's Peak in the Rocky Mountains

Reference to: Thanks by Robert Emmons.
Direct download: 2009-10-25.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 1:22pm MDT

Scripture: Mark 8
Paintings: Van Gogh, Harvest at Le Crau

Mark Rothko Violet Green and Red

Gauguin, Thatched Hut under Palms
Direct download: 2009-10-18.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:53am MDT

Scripture: Jeremiah 12 and Revelation 21

Direct download: 2009-10-11.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:24am MDT

Scripture: John 2

Direct download: 2009-10-04.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:52am MDT

Scripture: Jeremiah 9 and Matthew
The Holy Family, Rembrandt
The Church Spire, George Inness
Direct download: 2009-09-27.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:52pm MDT

Scripture: Mark 9
Mother and Child by Mary Cassatt
Reading the Scriptures by Thomas Waterman Wood
Snap the Whip by Winslow Homer

Direct download: 2009-09-20.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:30am MDT

Scripture: Mark 6 and Luke 15
The Good Shepherd
Return of the Prodigal Son

Direct download: 2009-09-13.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:55pm MDT

Scripture: Genesis 2 and Matthew 5
Direct download: 2009-09-06.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:20am MDT

Scripture: Matthew 5
Direct download: 2009-08-30.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:03am MDT

Message from our Youth Scripture: Romans 12:9-18,  Micah 6:8, The Message
Today's sermon was presented by Julie Campbell, Ben Dickensheets, Hannah Lansverk, and Sara Baumbauer
Direct download: 2009-08-23.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 9:53am MDT

Scripture: Mark 2 and 3
Blanket 2
Weavers Photograph
Direct download: 2009-08-16.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:30am MDT

Scripture: Matthew 5
Mary with Jesus
God creating the animals
Quote from Black Lamb, Grey Falcon by Rebecca West
Direct download: 2009-08-09.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:28am MDT

Scripture: I Corinthians 11
Direct download: 2009-08-02.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:23am MDT

Scripture: Exodus 3

Direct download: 2009-07-26.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:01am MDT

Scripture: Matthew 6

Direct download: 2009-07-19.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:18am MDT

Colossians 1 & 2
Direct download: 2009-07-12.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:16am MDT

Direct download: 2009-07-12_Prayer.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:15am MDT

Scripture: Matthew 5, 1 Samuel 8, Romans 13, 1 Kings 10, 1 Kings 11.
Direct download: 2009-07-05.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:06am MDT

Scripture: Isaiah 41 & 48, John 15
Painting: The Church Spire
Pilgrim Inn
Direct download: 2009-06-27.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:32am MDT

Scripture: Matthew 6 & Hebrews 2
Direct download: 2009-06-21.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 2:14pm MDT

Scripture: Matthew 11; Luke 15 (The Message)

Direct download: 2009-06-14.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:10pm MDT

Scripture: Mathew 5 & 7, from The Message
Reference: The Ends of Life by Keith Thomas
Painting reference: On To Liberty
Direct download: 2009-06-07.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 1:48pm MDT

Scripture: Acts 2 (from The Message)

The paintings referenced in today's sermon can be found by clicking these links:
Charles Curran portrait: Parents with Child
Theodore Robinson, The Old Mill:

Direct download: 2009-05_31.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:01pm MDT

Scripture: Genesis 1 & Revelation 4
Direct download: 2009-05_24.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:31pm MDT

This morning's message is delivered by Dr. Liz Kohlstaedt, Clinical Director of Intermountain Children's Home (

Scripture: Zephaniah 3 and Mark 10

Direct download: 2009-05_17.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:05pm MDT

Scripture: Isaiah 40 and Ezekiel 34 (both from The Message)

Literary reference: The Herb of Grace by Elizabeth Goudge

Direct download: 2009-05_10.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:56am MDT

Scripture: Matthew 28 and Matthew 6

The prayer card referred to in today's sermon contains the following prayer:

Jesus my brother,
Teach me to see as you see:
To love and serve others,
To care for the broken ones.

Lead me to trust God as you did:
To live in hope and offer hope;
And touch me with your peace.

Direct download: 2009-05_03.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:32pm MDT

Scripture: Mark 16
Direct download: 2009-04-26.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:33am MDT

Scripture: I Corinthinians 15

Direct download: 2009-04-19.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:18am MDT

Scripture: Luke 24

Direct download: 2009-04-12.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:04am MDT

Scripture:  Mark 11
Dennis Sheehan "In the Gloam" is not on the web, but "Summer Moonrise" is similar.
George Inness "Lander's Peak in the Rocky Mountains"
Direct download: 2009-04-05.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:09am MDT

Scripture: Mark 8
Direct download: 2009-03-29.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:46am MDT

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians
Direct download: 2009-03-22.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:36am MDT

Scripture: Mark 1 and Luke 5

Direct download: 2009-03-15.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:52am MDT

Scripture: Romans 8, I Corinthians 1, II Corinthians 1
Referenced books:
Who Will Write Our History?: Emanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Oyneg Shabes Archive
by Samuel Kassow

Green Dolphin Street by Elizabeth Goudge

Direct download: 2009-03-08.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:17am MDT

Scripture: Mark 1
Direct download: 2009-03-01.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:03pm MDT

Scripture: Matthew 25

The sermon and pastoral prayer for Sunday, February 22, 2009, were presented by members of the Hurricane Katrina Volunteers in Mission Team that served at Camp Gulfside in Waveland, Mississippi, during January 2009. For more information about this trip, visit the VIM team blog at

Direct download: 2009_02_22.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 2:14pm MDT

Scripture: Luke 15

Direct download: 2009-02-15.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 12:15pm MDT

Scripture: Job 14:7-9

Direct download: 2009-02-08.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:34am MDT

Scripture: John 1:35
Direct download: 2009-02-01.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:24am MDT

Scripture: Mark 4

Paintings referenced in today’s sermon include:

Northeaster by Winslow Homer

  Christ Performing Miracles by Lucien Simon

Direct download: 2009-01-25.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 8:31pm MDT

Scripture: Matthew 5
The Old Bridge at Mostar
The Rebuilt Bridge at Mostar
Direct download: 2009-01-18.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 11:19am MDT

Scripture: I Corinthians 2

George Inness Valley of the Shadow of Death
George Inness Tarpon Springs
Direct download: 2009-01-11.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 2:01pm MDT

Scripture: Genesis 32

Direct download: 2009-01-04.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 8:09pm MDT

Scripture: Luke 1:39-45
Direct download: 2008-12-28.mp3
Category:sermons -- posted at: 10:16am MDT