Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 2016

The Landed and The Landless

By | July 31st, 2016|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/177822179 Our guest speaker is Rev. Kenneth Heintzelman from the Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in Phoenix. As Pilgrim Church goes on its journey to decide whether or not to become a sanctuary church, our brothers and sisters of Shadow Rock offer their support. Today, the Reverend is speaking on the subject of sanctuary. This ...

Loving One Another is not Optional

By | July 17th, 2016|sermons|

Jesus continues the lesson from last week's reading of the Good Samaritan. In order for his followers to continue being part of the community and stay in the relationship Jesus had established with them as they traveled, they need to stay in my love.

And Who Is My Neighbor

By | July 10th, 2016|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/175168268 This week's reading from Luke 10:25-37 fits right in with recent current events. The parable of the Good Samaritan brings home Jesus's message of who is our neighbor. It challenges us to break stereotypes and to acknowledge in today's society that we are conditioned to fear or hate those who are different from us. ...

All People Are Created Equal

By | July 3rd, 2016|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/173300680 Many people do not realize that the Book of Genesis contains two different creation stories. Each gives a different vision of humanity and our relationship with God. Despite their irreconcilable differences, many people have harmonized them. In the first story, God simply created humanity, both male and female, at the same time. They are ...