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Jan 6, 2019 Sermon

It’s Epiphany! Here’s my sermon about the visit of the magi and God’s welcome: 190106 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – God’s Welcome Text: Matthew 2:1-12

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Dec 30, 2018 Sermon

Merry Christmas! Here’s my sermon from the last Sunday of 2018: 181230 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Letting Jesus Grow Up Text: Luke 2:41-52

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Dec 23, 2018 Sermon

Merry Christmas everyone! Here’s my sermon from the final Sunday of Advent: 181223 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – With Jesus, Everything Changes Texts: Rev. 21:1-5a, Isaiah 40:1-5

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Dec 16, 2018 Sermon

Here’s my sermon this week, about God’s radical inclusivity: 181216 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Radical Inclusivity Texts: Rev. 21:1-5a, Isaiah 61:1-2a

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Dec 9, 2018 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from last week, wrestling with the theme of God’s judgment: 181209 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Judgment and Freedom Texts: Rev. 21:1-5a, Isaiah 59:1-3, 14-21

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Dec 2, 2018 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from St. Lydia’s 10th Anniversary celebration, where I was officially installed as St. Lydia’s new pastor: 181202 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – The Peaceable Kingdom: Living between the Real and the Ideal Texts: Rev. 21:1-5a, Isaiah 11:1-9

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She Says Lent – Week 6: Authority Questioned, by Alicia Fowler

This sermon was preached at St. Lydia’s Dinner Church on Sunday March 25 and Monday March 26, 2018 Hello! I have the sad position of closing out our #SheSaysLent series, and the difficult task of figuring out how to weave together a queer sermon about #MeToo and Palm Sunday. Now, I know, Palm Sunday does [...]

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She Says Lent – Week 5: Texts of Terror, by Hannah Johnston

This sermon was preached at St. Lydia’s Dinner Church on Sunday Mar. 18 and Monday Mar. 19, 2018   Usually at this point in the service we would read our scripture passage, and meditate on it together. But tonight, we are going to do things in a slightly different order. I am going to begin [...]

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She Says Lent – Week 4: Small Voices, by Angela Morris

This sermon was preached at St Lydia’s Dinner Church on Sunday March 11 and Monday March 12, 2018 SAMUEL 3:1-10 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow [...]

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She Says Lent – Week 2: Torches of Hope, by Debbie Holloway

This sermon was preached at St Lydia’s Dinner Church on Sunday Feb. 25 and Monday Feb. 26, 2018 JUDGES 4:1-9    After Ehud died, The Israelites again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. 2 So the Lord sold them into the hand of King Jabin of Canaan, who reigned in Hazor; the [...]

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