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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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March 11, 2019 Sermon

Welcome to Lent! My sermon this week calls us to confess the ways we fail to live out our callings: 190311 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – WDJD, What Did Jesus Do? Text: Luke 4:1-13

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March 6, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from Ash Wednesday, about dust and the cross: 190306 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Ash Wednesday, Dust & the Cross Texts: Isaiah 58:1-12 & Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

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Feb 24, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon for the seventh Sunday after Epiphany, on the challenges of Jesus’ radical ethic of love and generosity, which always points us back to him and his love for us, and transforms the whole world: 190224 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Love Your Enemies Text: Luke 6:27-38

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Feb 17, 2019 Sermon

“The love of God does not find, but creates, that which is pleasing to it.” (Martin Luther, Heidelberg Disputation, Thesis #28) In my sermon for the sixth Sunday after Epiphany, I talk about the nature of God’s love and why it’s such good news for us: 190217 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – The Hospitality [...]

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Feb 10, 2019 Sermon

Let’s talk about mission! Here’s my sermon from the fifth Sunday after Epiphany: 190210 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Catching People Text: Luke 5:1-11

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Feb 3, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon for Candlemas, the fourth Sunday after Epiphany: 190203 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Part of God’s Story Text: Luke 2:22-38

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Jan 27, 2019 Sermon

Here’s Hannah Johnston’s final sermon as Community Coordinator: 190127 Hannah’s Farewell Sermon – The Road to Emmaus Text: Luke 24:13-35

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Jan 20, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the second Sunday after Epiphany: 190120 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Guests at the Wedding Text: John 2:1-11

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Jan 13, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon about the Baptism of Jesus: 190113 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – The Baptism of Jesus Text: Matthew 3:13-17

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