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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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May 13, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the Fourth Sunday after Easter, on sheep, Jesus as the Messiah, and trusting God’s love for us: 190513 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Trusting Not Trying Text: John 10:22-30

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May 6, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the Third Sunday after Easter, on Jesus healing Peter and us also: 190506 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – God’s Gift to Us Text: John 21:1-19

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April 28, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the Second Sunday after Easter, on faith, doubt, and new life in Christ: 190428 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Lord I Believe, Help Thou My Unbelief Text: John 20:19-31

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April 20, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the Easter Vigil. Alleluia! Christ is risen! 190420 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – This Is the Night! Text: John 20:1-18

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April 15, 2019 Sermon

My sermon this week invites us to enter into Holy Week with Jesus, as he enters into the holy city of Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. 190415 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Beginning Holy Week Text: Luke 19:28-40

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April 7, 2019 Sermon

My sermon this week is about Mary anointing the feet of Jesus, and the overwhelming fragrance of God’s forgiveness poured out for us. 190407 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – The Fragrance of Forgiveness Text: John 12:1-8

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April 1, 2019 Sermon

My sermon this week is about how God’s love is prodigal: foolish and extravagant. 190401 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – God’s Extravagant Love Text: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

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March 24, 2019 Sermon

My sermon this week calls us to confess the ways we seek to cut down and punish others, instead of to nurture. But thankfully God is a different kind of gardener, who gets his hands dirty and nourishes us with the love and forgiveness of Jesus the Christ, so that we can bear good fruit! [...]

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March 17, 2019 Sermon

My sermon this week calls us to confess the ways we try to live on our own, without God. But the truth is that we are always surrounded by God’s love, even when we fail to see it. 190317 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Surrounded by God’s Love Text: Luke 13:31-35

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