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June 2021

The Real Holy Family~ Mark 3: 19b-22, 31-35

By | June 6th, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley June 6, 2021 Our reading today talks about who would be considered part of our family. The answer is anyone who does the will of God. Jesus redefined relationships. He broke down hierarchy, blood, and nationality. Faith is thicker than blood.  While we would like to think of ourselves as ...

May 2021

From Judgement to Redemption~ Psalm 103

By | May 2nd, 2021|sermons|

Given by Rev. Maxine Hall May 2, 2021 Today we are speaking on the topic of forgiveness. Peter asked Jesus how many times must we forgive our neighbor. Jesus replied 70 times 7 or basically, forever. We also must learn to forgive ourselves. These two concepts are difficult. Luckily, God forgives our transgressions. God is ...

December 2020

Mission Impossible~ Luke 1: 26-38

By | December 20th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 20, 2020 Our passage tells the story of the visit by an angel to Mary. The angel reminds her that nothing is impossible with God. For Luke, the theological assertion that Jesus was special to God and the evidence was shown throughout Jesus's life was the most important point. ...

November 2020

Thank God For Pilgrim~ I Corinthians 1:3-9

By | November 29th, 2020|sermons|

Given by Rev. Madison Shockley November 29, 2020 The opening words of Paul in his letter to the Corinthians show a deep affection for his congregation. In that tradition, Rev. Shockley wants to show why he is thankful for the members of Pilgrim. At our church, we do not wear our religion on our sleeve. ...

January 2020

October 2019

Faith Never Faints~ Luke 18: 1-8

By | October 20th, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley October 20, 2019 Faith is not what you know is going to happen but what you trust will happen. Today's parable is about the faith of a widow seeking justice from a judge.  She was persistent in her cause. There are many ways to interpret a parable. Today we ask, ...

June 2019

Two Cakes and A Cup Of Water~ I Kings 19:1-8

By | June 23rd, 2019|sermons|

Given By Rev. Madison Shockley June 23, 2019 Our theme concerns spiritual food. Elijah had been driven from the city in fear of his life. He was ready to give up but an angel brought him two cakes and a cup of water. It renewed his energy and enabled him to continue his journey. Throughout ...

October 2018

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

June 2017

God is Hiring: Prophets Wanted!

By | June 8th, 2017|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/220907726 Given By Rev. Madison Shockley June 8, 2017 On this Pentecost Sunday, we speak to the need for all of God's people to be prophets. One person can not fix the world's problems. It takes everyone doing their part. Our doctrine teaches us that each of us has direct access to the Holy. God ...

June 2016

Spiritual Leadership for the 21st Century

By | June 26th, 2016|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/173197065 Today's sermon comes from 2 Kings 2. We have been talking about Elijah, one of the greatest prophets. He lived during a time of great idolatry. Great times call forth great people. God called prophets to challenge, confront, and contest those in power, whether it be a king or a priest. A prophet went ...

March 2016

The Truth Will Make You free, Of the Death Pen-al-ty

By | March 13th, 2016|sermons|

https://vimeo.com/159661326 In this week's passage from the Gospel of John, he addresses his Jewish-Christian based community to tell them that the truth about Jesus. Jesus was sent by God to show them the way to live a God-pleasing life. Today's sermon speaks to one aspect of Jesus' teachings. It tells us a truth about the ...