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December 2018

What’s Your Story~ Luke 1: 68-79

By | December 9th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Jaime Romo December 9, 2018 There are many topics which relate to today's reading and current events. Sometimes we need to express what is going on in our lives that is powerful and life-changing. Stories are important and define who we are. There are three versions; founding stories, evolving stories, and sustaining stories. ...

Wait For It… ~Luke 21:25-36

By | December 2nd, 2018|sermons|

Given By Neal Washburn on December 2, 2018 Today is a busy Sunday. It is the first Sunday of Advent, World AIDS Day, and Communion Sunday. The reading talks about signs. Jesus gives a prophetic message concerning the future and the coming of the Son of Man. Many view this as a message of doom ...

November 2018

Are You A King?~John 18: 33-37

By | November 25th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev Jessica Chapman on November 25, 2018 In today's reading, Pontius Pilate asks Jesus "Are you a king?" Jesus answers cryptically. Pilate wanted the matter of what to do with Jesus to be handled within the Jewish community without Roman involvement. Jesus was presented as a criminal, a threat to the Jewish status ...

A Woman’s Place~ Luke 13: 10-16

By | November 18th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev Carl Crider on November 18, 2018 Rev. Crider speaks to the issue of inequality for women as related to marriage and society. Matrimony is one of the sacraments. Historically, it celebrates the transferring of property. Luckily, things are changing. Women no longer are considered property. They do not need a man's permission ...

October 2018

Make Space For Grief ~ Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

By | October 28th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev. Kathleen Lambert on October 28, 2018 The ancient text describe a simpler time. We were closely connected to nature. All activities were tied to the seasons. There is a season for everything. We can not do everything at once. God walks with us through each season. God has given us the gift ...

In Search of God~Psalm 42

By | October 21st, 2018|sermons|

Given By Retired Pastor Maxine Hall on October 14, 2018 With all that is going on in the world, we might wonder what has happened to our care-free life? That was when America was supposedly great. When we look back with the wisdom of more experience, we realize those days were not so great for ...

August 2018

July 2018

Profane Lips and Sacred Tears~ Isaiah 6: 1-8

By | July 22nd, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev. Dennis Alger on July 15 2018 The inspiration for today's sermon comes from Isaiah's call to prophecy. The duty of a prophet is to tell the truth in times where the truth may not be apparent and give hope when society is in despair. We can relate to this today.  There are ...

Why Are We Here~Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagon

By | July 2nd, 2018|sermons|

Given By Mr. Tom Boggs on July 1 2018 Today's sermon does not come from the lectionary but from the author, Carl Sagan. A picture was taken of Earth from the Voyager I probe on February 14, 1990. Sagan wrote about the meaning of that picture and why it was important to capture this image.  ...

June 2018

Learning To Let Go~ Romans 1:18-32

By | June 17th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Judith Johnson June 17 2018 at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad CA pilgrimucc.org Today's reading is a difficult text. The Bible brings good news but this text brings only bad. This interpretation of Paul is used to condemn homosexuality. Scholars believe that this text is inconsistent and contradictory.  Readers are left to come up ...

A Home For Body and Soul~2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1

By | June 10th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev. Steve Meineke June 10 2018 Our reading from 2 Corinthians has Paul assuring the church in Corinth that the power of God is in the spirit of the community and provides them with hope that will outlast any problems. Paul understood the power of community to create hope. Everyone deserves a physical ...

May 2018

Believe In Me~I Samuel 1: 4-18

By | May 26th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Mitra Zarinebaf, Dakota Castro, and Maria Walsh on May 20 2018 On this Youth Sunday, we will hear 3 sermons.  Their theme is believe in us. The first sermon reminds us that today's youth are capable of standing up for their rights. After the Parkland shooting, the students energized a nation. While Pilgrim ...