Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 27, 2020 Today's reading is from Paul's letter to the Galatians. It offers a different perspective to the virginal birth of Jesus. Jesus was born of a woman. This topic has caused trouble for many. Yet, you do not need to believe in a miraculous birth to be a [...]
Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 24, 2020 Tonight we celebrate. A child was born and named Prince of Peace. Isaiah foretold of this child. His message also pointed to God being within all of us. Every child is Emmanuel. Each is a savior, counselor, and prince of peace. Each can do God's work on [...]
Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 13, 2020 According to our reading, John was sent by God as a witness so others could believe in the Light. Jesus and John the Baptist are linked. Many mistook John for the messiah. Both were prophets preaching redemption and the arrival of a new world order, the empire [...]
Given by Children OF Pilgrim December 24 2019 The children of Pilgrim Church explain the meaning of the many decorations we associate with Christmas. The evergreen tree does not go dormant during winter. The green represents our everlasting life with Jesus. The ornaments represent the blessings in our lives. Candy canes, besides tasting great, also [...]
Given by Peter McBride December 15 2019 at Pilgrim A song from 1982...a mother's story of a white envelope. Video:
Given By Rev. Madison Shockley and Rev. Vernon Ummel December 16, 2018 Reverend Shockley returns to the pulpit today. In the text, John tells the crowd about trees. They must bear fruit or be cut down and thrown in the fire. Christmas trees are beautifully decorated, stand tall, and may have a star or angel [...]
Jesus' birth is told from two different perspectives. The Gospel of Luke is told from the perspective of Mary while Matthew speaks from the perspective of Joseph. Today, we are looking at Matthew's version.
A young shepherd boy names Jesse was left behind to tend the sheep while his father and brothers went to see the baby Jesus. The angels around Bethlehem noticed him as he played his flute.
After his trip to Palestine and the West Bank, Rev. Shockley offers some reflections. The sermon title comes from a theme of a cultural center in Bethlehem. This trip is...
During this post-election period, people are dealing with many emotions. Some can be immobilized by fear. Others are mobilized to offer hope and inspiration for a better tomorrow. Rev. Stinson speaks of our living in fear since Sept. 11th, 2001.