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July 15, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the fifth week after Pentecost, on the parable of the Good Samaritan:

190715 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Unexpected Neighbors & Unexpected Grace

Text: Luke 10:25-37

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July 7, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the fourth Sunday after Pentecost, on the peace of Christ:

190707 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – The Peace of Christ

Text: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

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June 30, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the third Sunday after Pentecost, on the challenges of being a disciple:

190630 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – The Difficulty of Following Jesus

Text: Luke 9:51-62

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June 24, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the second week after Pentecost, on Jesus casting out demons:

190624 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Casting Out Demons

Text: Luke 8:26-39

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June 16, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from Holy Trinity Sunday, on our need for the Holy Spirit to remind us — again and again and again — of God’s love for us in Christ:

190616 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Continual Reminders from the Holy Spirit

Text: John 16:12-15

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June 9, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from Pentecost, when we celebrated the coming of the Holy Spirit:

190609 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Come, Holy Spirit, Come

Text: Acts 2:1-24, 32-33, 36-47

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Songs for Summer 2019

Hello song leaders! Here is the music we’ll be singing for the rest of this summer. We’ll switch some songs up from time to time, so check the months on the list below to make sure you learn the relevant music for the service you’re leading.

Click the linked song titles to hear the recording. Check out the harmony parts and optional descants (high solo parts) for the Candle Lighting Songs.

 

1) Gathering Song

June: Come Holy Spirit

 

July & August:

Come All You People

-or-

Sing God’s Praises Glory Hallelu

-or-

Jesus, We Are Gathered

 

2) Candle Lighting Song

June: Come Light of Lights

July & August: Christ is Our Guiding Light

 

3) Table Acclamation

Summer Table Acclamation

 

4) Prayer Song

Song Leader’s Choice

 

5) Offering Song

Caribbean Alleluia

- or -

Know That God Is Good (sheet music)

 

6) Final Hymn

June: Come Down O Love Divine

July: Spirit I Have Heard You Calling

August: Day is Done

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June 2, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the Seventh Sunday after Easter, on trust, the Trinity, and electricity:

190602 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Trust, the Trinity, & Electricity

Text: John 17:20-26

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May 27, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the Sixth Sunday after Easter, on what it means that God wants to live with us:

190527 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – God Makes a Home with Us

Text: John 14:23-29

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May 20, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the Fifth Sunday after Easter, on Jesus’ commandment to love one another:

190520 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Love One Another

Text: John 13:31-35

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