Sermons

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

 

Unexpected Surprises

Posted December 7th, 2017 in in Sermons, Worship

First Sunday of Advent – December 3, 2017   Advent  – a time of expectation and preparation, a time of hope, a time of patient waiting for an encounter of surprising happenings. And that is exactly what unfolds – surprises.  Some found under the Christmas tree, some found in our mailboxes  – USPS or Email, and some found in the…

The New Year is Coming

Posted November 29th, 2017 in in Sermons, Worship

Meditation this Sunday was from: Rev. Courtney Mys, M.Div., BCC   This morning is “Christ the King Sunday”.  It is the last Sunday before the start of Advent – when we begin a new church year.  Our western calendar for the New Year of 2018 starts January 1st.  The Chinese New Year begins February 16th.  The Jewish New Year 2018 began…

Called to be Courageous

Posted November 17th, 2017 in in Sermons, Worship

Sermon by Rev. Paula Elizabeth November 12, 2017   Yahweh, the “I Am”, is named as the Voice, that Ezekiel hears.  The I AM, of creation, of the beginning, of Revelation who is here among mortals. Ezekiel the mortal one is listening.  The Voice says “Stand on your feet!”  Something like: Be a man! Have some chutzpah! Get off the…

Stewardship: Gratefulness and Generosity

Posted November 8th, 2017 in in Sermons

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth                     November 5, 2017   Scripture: Psalm 16:1-6 Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge. I say to Yahweh, “You are my God; I have no good apart from you.” As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble, in whom is all my delight. Those who choose another god multiply…

Reformed and Reforming

Posted October 30th, 2017 in in Sermons, Worship

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth All Saints’ Day/ Reformation Sunday – 500th Anniversary   Today we are celebrating All Saint’s Day. It is also the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.  That was the day that Martin Luther, a monk and professor of Biblical studies, nailed – or most likely hung his famous 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle…

Honorable, Just and Pure          

Posted October 18th, 2017 in in Sermons, Uncategorized, Worship

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth Stewardship Kick-off   Scripture: Philippians 4:4-9 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses…

Tending to God’s World

Posted October 9th, 2017 in in Sermons, Worship

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth                    October 8, 2017 Matthew 21:33-42 “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. When the harvest time had come, he sent his slaves to the tenants…

Living in One Accord

Posted October 4th, 2017 in in Sermons

Living in One Accord                   Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth   If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do…

Gifted Disciples  

Posted October 4th, 2017 in in Sermons

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth                  September 17, 2017   Ephesians 4:11-16 The gifts given were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the…

The Original “Extravagant Welcome!”

Posted October 4th, 2017 in in Sermons

Rev Paula J. Elizabeth                   September 10, 2017 Homecoming Sunday Scripture:  Mark 10:13-16 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…