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February 2020

November 2019

From Fragments, A Feast~ Habakkuk 1: 1-3, 2: 1-3

By | November 3rd, 2019|sermons|

Given by Ann Runion November 3, 2019 It is not uncommon to wonder where God is when we see suffering in the world. Why does God not intervene? In today's reading, the prophet, Habakkuk, asked these same questions. He is clinging to the ramparts waiting for God to answer him. Like us, he has an ...

May 2019

March 2019

Hello, Can You Hear Me?~ Isaiah 58: 1-12

By | March 31st, 2019|sermons|

Given By Youth Minister Anna Runion March 31, 2019 Our Youth Minister, Anna, is contemplating the changes that will occur in her and her husband's life as they raise their first child. In addition, what will the world be like in the unknowable forever? What will the world be like for this child? During the ...

November 2018

Learning From The Body~Luke 9: 10-17

By | November 11th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev Anna Runion on November 11, 2018 On this Stewardship Sunday, we celebrate our congregation's use of their time and talents. We share with the entire North County community as well as the global community. It is a testament of our faith. Our reading speaks of the early church as they gather together ...

Honoring Our Pain, Coming Back to Life~Ezekiel 37: 1-14

By | November 4th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev Anna Runion on November 4, 2018 Our text today is not about resurrection or Jesus. It is about restoration of a grieving people. They had lost family, friends, their country, and the presence of God. The temple had been destroyed. Like us, they had lost much. Many wonder where was God?  They ...

October 2018

For Such a Time as This~ Esther 4: 13-17

By | October 14th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev Anna Runion on October 14, 2018 Today is Coming Out Sunday. The reading today tells the story of Esther.  She is taking control of her life. Mordechai orders her to reveal her heritage and save her people. She has done everything her guardian has asked up to this point. Now she balks at ...

September 2018

Sacred Anarchy~Luke 6: 1-11

By | September 23rd, 2018|sermons|

Given By Rev Anna Runion on September 23, 2018 Building on last week's sermon, we continue the discussion of shaking up our daily lives. We must renounce our privilege, resist evil, and rebel.  What now? What sort of rebellion and how far should it go? The reading today tells us about Jesus doing things on ...

April 2018

The Fire That No Water Could Put Out~Excerpts form MLK Final speech “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop”

By | April 8th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Anna Runion April 8, 2018 Recently, we have seen women, teens, immigrants, people of color, LGBT community, and their allies march for our lives. These marches have been powerful. Some people are reminded of the civil rights marches.  Some of us felt at ease while marching with those who share our views. Others ...

January 2018

Gathering The Fragments. All the Broken Pieces ~ Luke 9: 10-17

By | January 7th, 2018|sermons|

Given By Ann Runion January 7, 2018 at Pilgrim UCC in Carlsbad CA According to the church calendar, we are suppose to talk about Jesus's baptism today. Baptism is connected to vocation. It marked the beginning of Jesus's ministry. When we affirm our own baptism, we are saying we are ready to follow in ...

October 2017

The Spirit In Our Midst

By | October 29th, 2017|sermons| Given By Rev. Anna Runion on October 29, 2017 As the day of the dead draws near, we remember our loved ones who have passed. The reading today tells the story about when some of the disciples were out walking as they grieved Jesus's death. They were working through their sadness, anger, and confusion. ...

February 2017

Moment of Concern – Immigration

By | February 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This is a moment of concern relating to the executive order on immigration by the chairman of the North County Immigration Task Force, Patricia Serrano. She speak of her personal experiences with immigrants who are now dealing with the fallout from our country's new policy on immigration.

Sistering Towards Solidarity

By | February 26th, 2017|sermons|

Our reading brings us news that Jacob's family is now vast and strong. Unfortunately, the new king feels threatened that the Hebrews, foreigners, are now more numerous than his people. He orders his people to treat them harshly, hoping to decrease their numbers.

January 2017

Welcoming Sunday

By | January 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized| Given By Sami Emmons On this Welcoming Sunday, one of our fellow Pilgrims shares her story. She has been coming to this church for the last three years. This is why she feels a welcoming church is so important. Growing up, she went to a Christian Science church with her grandparents and became very ...