Sermons on Luke

Sermons on Luke

Thin Places

2nd Sunday of Pentecost   June 12, 2022, 11:00 am  PRELUDE: Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation (WESTMINSTER ABBEY), setting by Stan Pethel CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS Leader:  We cannot love God unless we love each other, People:  And to love we must know each other. Leader:  We know God in the breaking of bread People:  And we know each other in the breaking of bread,…

An Ascension Sunday Message

Memorial Day Sunday—Ascension Sunday—May 29, 2022 PRELUDE: Candles Burn in the Quiet Night—James Michael Stevens CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS Memorial Day honoring of our beloved dead—school children, racist hate crime victims, veterans, war casualties, non-combatants the innocent of all nations, people who have given their lives in movements for equality, freedom and…

She Said What?!?!

Second Sunday of Easter! April 24, 2022, 11:00 am PRELUDE: Ballo del Granduca—Sweelinck CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS  Leader:       You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able  to solve the world’s problems at once. People:            But don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be…

Are You Ready for a Resurrection

Easter Sunday! April 17, 2022, 11:00 am PRELUDE: The Strife Is O’er (VICTORY)— Arr. jason Krugu Resurrection Sunday Call to Return to Our Souls! Pastor:   Another Easter is here. Imagine – another Easter beginning now, within us! People:  I will let faith begin to live within me – and let my fears die! Pastor:   The Lord is risen. He is risen indeed! People:  I will let…

Three Found Things!

Westport Presbyterian Church 4th Sunday of Lent March 27, 2022, 11:00 am PRELUDE: Amazing Grace: Bradley Sowash CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS Leader;       We begin by giving thanks for the tilting of the earth toward the sun— People:      Causing our part of the planet to turn from winter to spring. Leader:       We give thanks for the friendship of flowers poking out of…

Givers and Takers

2nd Sunday of Lent Called by Jesus to—Love with abandon! Stand up for justice! Be healed ourselves! March 13 , 2022, 11:00 am PRELUDE: Sonata  in F minor, L. 174–Domenico Scarlatti CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS Pastor:      What brings you joy? People:     What slows you down? Pastor:      What gives you hope? People:     What makes you think? Pastor:      What invites you…

Our World Faces Great Temptations

First Sunday of Lent   March 6, 2022, 11:00 am   PRELUDE: It Is Well with My Soul—Phillip Bliss, arr. Rogers/Price CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS Pastor:        I don’t know how our ancestors walked their troubles and trials down. People:       I don’t know how they stood their ground. Pastor:        I don’t know how they survived Wars, Slavery, Depression, Sorrow. People:…

Living Under This Tension

Westport Presbyterian Church Season of Epiphanies! Realizations! Serendipities! Surprise Appearances! Sudden Awakenings! February 27, 2022, 11:00 am PRELUDE: Sonata “Fred the Cat”: IV. Andante—Alan Hovhaness UNISON CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS Earth, our home,  rising above its moon,delights and inspires everyone who sees it from space.Against intense cosmic black,the blue…

An Epiphany Not Everyone Wants to Have !

Epiphany Season Celebration—Westport Presbyterian Church January 23, 2022, 11:00 am PRELUDE: Siyahamba/Thuma Mina (“Send Me, Jesus”)—arr. Mark Sedio CALL TO RETURN TO OUR SOULS Leader:        For stars guiding and doves descending! People:       For epiphanies glad surprising! Leader         For skies circling and streams singing! People:       For four leggeds talking…