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October 2016

Like A Good Neighbor, Pilgrim Is Here

By |2016-12-14T10:51:16-07:00October 30th, 2016|sermons| Today's reading of the Parable of the Good Samaritan is one of the most well-known stories from the Bible. While it has some problems, it has a powerful message of compassion and generosity for us today. The first problem is the traditional interpretation of this parable is anti-Jewish, the "good Samaritan" and the [...]

It’s Still About Love

By |2016-12-14T10:28:24-07:00October 16th, 2016|sermons|

On this Coming Out Sunday, the reading reminds us of the conflicts Jesus had with the religious authorities. He challenged them about how they lead the community. Jesus sought to not only expand the social and religious boundaries but also break them down

You’re Invited

By |2016-12-14T10:24:05-07:00October 2nd, 2016|sermons|

Today is World Communion Sunday. This is a way to show solidarity with our fellow Christians as we focus on the sacrament of Communion which binds us together. It is one of only two sacraments recognized by the Protestant church.

July 2016

The Landed and The Landless

By |2016-12-12T12:41:42-07:00July 31st, 2016|sermons| 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. [...]

And Who Is My Neighbor

By |2016-12-12T12:36:29-07:00July 10th, 2016|sermons| 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 [...]

May 2016

The Calling

By |2016-12-08T17:28:47-07:00May 29th, 2016|sermons| On this Safe Sunday, Jaime Romo talks about what it mean to have a relationship with God. We realize that today's reading from Luke did not actually take place, it is used to serve a purpose for that community. This story of Jesus is replicated in the other gospels. It ties together other [...]

The Courage To Be

By |2016-12-14T10:47:17-07:00May 8th, 2016|sermons|

Luke regales us with the tale of Paul in Athens during the reading from the Acts of the Apostles. It is one of the most remarkable passages in the bible. It makes us feel as if we are right there listening to Paul give his greatest sermon.

March 2016

Shirt Off My Back, For Jesus

By |2016-12-08T17:04:56-07:00March 20th, 2016|sermons| In the Gospel of Luke, there is not any mention of palms on this Palm Sunday. Luke describes Jesus' entrance into Jerusalem.  Luke writes into the text a series of tests for those gathered. The first test is for the disciples. They are to steal a colt for Jesus. The second is for [...]

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