Sermons

Our church liturgical calendar is rich and varied.  Enjoy recent sermons.Derek Savage

 

Father’s Day Gift’s

Posted June 17th, 2018 in in Sermons

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth                                                     June 17, 2018 The Kingdom of God is as if someone would scatter seed on the ground and would sleep and rise night and day, and the seed would sprout and…

Rise Up Dry Bones, Rise Up!

Posted May 22nd, 2018 in in Sermons

Pentecost               Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth                 Ezekiel 37:1-14   On Pentecost we revel in the story of the birth of church, the coming of the Spirit upon all present, the speaking in tongues that all understood. Pentecost is the celebration of the birth of the Church and the…

“Tell a New Story”

Posted May 5th, 2018 in in Sermons, Worship

Acts 8:26-40                             April 29, 2018                                    Rev. Kelly Ryan The satirical author Davis Sedaris has a new book out called Theft By Finding, a collection of his diaries. He points out…

Earth Day 2018

Posted May 1st, 2018 in in Sermons, Worship

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth                   Genesis 1:1-25, 1John 3:18   The following quote was from a recent  Michael Piazza Liberating Word daily email: “A tobacco industry lobbyist is about to become president of the American Cancer Society. That, of course, is fake news, but it is a great parallel illustration to the truth…

“Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.”

Posted April 2nd, 2018 in in Sermons

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth Easter Communion Sunday               Mark 16:1-8, Psalm 134   “Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.” We hear these words every Easter. They are from the Great Thanksgiving liturgy offered during Holy Communion. “Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.” It is mystery, all mystery, Holy Mystery and defies all logic…

The Dementors

Posted March 11th, 2018 in in Sermons, Worship

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth                                                                    March 11, 2018 Matthew 4:1-11, John 3:1-8 This passage speaks about the Tempter trying to entice Jesus over to his side.  If you…

New Life

Posted March 5th, 2018 in in Sermons, Worship

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth    March 4, 2018 3rd Sunday in Lent, Communion Sunday   Ross and I just started watching Downton Abbey.  Spoiler alert, we don’t want to know what we don’t know yet. We’re only beginning the 5th season of the 12 year show. It is now shortly after WWI. However, from the beginning the viewer is introduced to…

Loving the Other

Posted February 28th, 2018 in in Sermons, Worship

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth                  February 25, 2018         Lenten Mash-up (2)   Doing a sermon series on anything is intense.  From the beginning of contemplating the theme, throughout the planning and the research, then onto the writing of it for weeks and weeks – I tend to drown in the essence of the essence.   So – this…

Give it Up!

Posted February 19th, 2018 in in Sermons, Worship

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth                        February 18, 2018 1st Sunday in Lent                              Lenten Preaching Series Overview   There is worship, and there is worship.  There is following God and God’s ways, and there is giving lip service to God and to God’s ways and then going one’s…

Transfiguration Sunday

Posted February 12th, 2018 in in Sermons, Worship

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth                       February 11, 2018                         Mark 9:2-8   That passage is not exactly the example to lift up the sayings: “Seeing is believing,” or “What you see is what you get.” Seeing isn’t always believing; and seeing…