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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
Lament for Zion, by Debbie Holloway


2) Candle Lighting Song
The Journey of a Thousand Miles, by Paul Vasile
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


6) Final Hymn
Come Thou Fount

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

Posted in: Sermons

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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