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September 9, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the thirteenth week after Pentecost, about how taking up the cross is paradoxically what frees us and gives us life:

190909 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Freed by the Cross

Text: Luke 14:25-33

Posted in: Sermons

Songs for Fall 2019

Hello song leaders! Here is the music we’ll be singing this fall (Sept 8 – end of October).

There are lots of songs from Lydian composers! Click the linked song titles to hear the recording.

 

1) Gathering Song
The Mighty Will Fall, by Debbie Holloway
-or-
Lament for Zion, by Debbie Holloway

 

2) Candle Lighting Song
The Journey of a Thousand Miles, by Paul Vasile
-or-
Lead Me, Guide Me

 

3) Table Acclamation
Fall Table Acclamation, by Meave Shelton

 

4) Prayer Song
Song Leader’s Choice

 

5) Gathering Song
Shukuru Yesu
-or-
Amen

 

6) Final Hymn
September
Come Thou Fount

October
God Whose Giving Knows No Ending

 

Posted in: Songs We Sing

August 25, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the eleventh week after Pentecost, on being set free and delighting in God:

190825 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – You Have Been Set Free

Text: Luke 13:10-17

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August 12, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the ninth week after Pentecost, on the promise that Christ will come again:

190812 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Christ Is Coming Soon

Text: Luke 12:32-40

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August 6, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from our special Dinner Church worship service at the Park Church Co-op, on trusting God in the midst of our fears and anxiety:

190806 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – God Will Provide

Text: Luke 12:22-31

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August 4, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the eighth week after Pentecost, on what it means to be “rich toward God”:

190804 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Rich Toward God

Text: Luke 12:13-21

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July 28, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the seventh week after Pentecost, on the Lord’s Prayer:

190728 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Teach Us to Pray

Text: Luke 11:1-13

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July 21, 2019 Sermon

Here’s my sermon from the sixth week after Pentecost, on Martha & Mary and the things that distract us from God’s presence in our midst:

190721 Sermon – Rev. Elsa Marty – Sitting at the Feet of Jesus

Text: Luke 10:38-42

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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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