Sermons

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

 

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…

Let Love Be Genuine

Posted October 4th, 2017 in in Sermons

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth                      September 3 Romans 12:9-13 A few Sundays ago I preached on Psalm 46. “God is our refuge and our strength in times of trouble and  – Be still and know that I am God.” I ended that sermon with these sentences: “We will find solace and direction. Let us come together. Let us trust together.…

Doubts and Fears

Posted October 4th, 2017 in in Sermons

Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth                        August 13, 2017   Every day we are inundated with news from around the world, the country, our own community, our church and of course our own families.  Sometimes this news is joyful, and other times it is unsettling.  It can lead to doubts and fears…

Knowing God, a Psalm of Triumphant Faith

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Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth                    August 6, 2017   Psalm 46:1-3, 10a   God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, Though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains…

Grace and Power

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Rev. Paula  J. Elizabeth       July 23, 2017    Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19  (NRSV) I invite you to consider two concepts: Grace and Power.  How they are linked together, and how they often – unfortunately – are not. When you reflect on the cover of today’s bulletin of an exquisite ballerina seemingly floating on air with arms and legs perfectly…

Pride Sunday

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Rev. Paula J. Elizabeth              July 16, 2017 Galatians 3:23-28   Yesterday was a grand day of celebration, exhilaration, and jubilation.  We walked, marched, whistled, shouted, whooped and hollered, waved our flags, twirled our umbrellas, shook our booties, and generally just had a thoroughly grand time at Pride Parade – San Diego style. It’s been a…