Sermons by Pastor Pat Mecham

Sermons by Pastor Pat Mecham

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Happy Hospitality

August 28, 2022——-12th Sunday after Pentecost——-Rev. Patrick Mecham Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16; Luke 14: 1, 7-14 There is a song written by Tommy Shane Steiner entitled, “What If He’s an Angel?”  I’d like to share the first verse: There’s a man standing on the corner                                        With a sign saying, “Will work for food”                                       You know the man                                                                              You see him every morning                                                            The one you never give your money to                                           You can sit there with your window rolled…

Even a Child

August 21, 2022——-11th Sunday after Pentecost——-Rev. Patrick Mecham Jeremiah 1: 4-10; Luke 13: 10-17 Jesus was crazy about children.  In a culture in which children were desired but not so much cherished and respected, Jesus showed a remarkable connection with kids, holding them up as models of Kingdom citizenship, and demonstrating that he considered them to be precious.  In today’s culture, I see the same dichotomy.  We want kids, we say that they are important, then I see them being…
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Running on Faith

August 14, 2022——-10th Sunday after Pentecost——-Rev. Patrick Mecham Psalms 80: 1-2, 8-19; Hebrews 11: 29 – 12: 2; Luke 12: 54 – 56 Anybody here like to watch the Olympics when they are on TV?  It’s kind of hard to not get drawn into all the excitement!  And we get inspired and amazed by the dedication and work and PERSEVERANCE each of these athletes has displayed. While hearing our passage from Hebrews this morning, it sounded as if that writer…

Heroes of the Faith

August 7, 2022——9th Sunday after Pentecost——-Rev. Patrick Mecham Hebrews 11: 1-3. 8-16; Luke 12: 32-40 Do you have a hero?  In your personal life, is there someone who has lived their life in a way that demonstrates courage, selflessness, and a willingness to go the extra mile?  I will tell you about one of my heroes. Her name is Lois Roach, and she died several years ago.  I didn’t meet her until she was already up in age, but it…

Beware the Snares

July 31, 2022——8th Sunday after Pentecost—-Rev. Patrick Mecham Colossians 3: 1-11; Luke 12; 13-21 I was walking our dog one day when I noticed a man coming toward me on the opposite sidewalk.  He stumbled and FELL flat on his face!  I rushed across the street to see if he needed help, and he managed to climb back up on his feet just as I got there.  He looked back along the smooth sidewalk to see what had tripped him…

The Glory of God: Beyond Comprehension

July 24, 2022—–7th Sunday after Pentecost—-Rev. Patrick Mecham Ephesians 3: 14-21; John 6: 1-21 I’d like you to imagine being on a commercial airplane.  It’s a hot day, and the plane is lumbering down the taxiway.  You reach up and adjust the air flow so that it’s just right, and you murmur, “Thank you, God, for air conditioning!”  Then you begin to wonder: How does air conditioning work?  I know there are compressors and Freon and fans—but how does all…

A Famine of Words

People can say mean things. Words can hurt; words can harm; and words can heal.  The tongue can curse, and the tongue can bless!
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Clothing for God’s Children

June 19, 2022 ………. Fathers’ Day ……… Rev. Patrick Mecham Second Sunday after Pentecost Galatians 3: 23-29; Luke 8: 26-39 Today is Fathers’ Day, a day in which we honor fathers for the legacy they leave their children.  It is a day to honor all fathers and father-figures—step-fathers, grandfathers who helped raise their grandchildren, teachers, scout leaders, all those who have helped to nurture a younger generation, who have given them more than just genetic material, who have provided them…
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Growing into the Faith

June 12, 2022 ……….Trinity Sunday ………. Rev. Patrick Mecham Romans 5: 1-5; John 16: 12-15 A philosopher named Friedrich Nietzsche once wrote a phrase that has been quoted since the 1880’s: “That which does not kill me makes me stronger.”  In the 1990’s, Disney produced an animated film called “Aladdin,” and the parrot (Iago) put his own spin on the saying, “You’d be surprised what you can live through!” Just recently, I heard a “Seasoned-Citizen” saying something similar: “Getting old…

God’s Power Unleashed

June 5, 2022 ……….. Pentecost Sunday ……….Rev. Patrick Mecham Acts 2: 1-21; John 14: 8-17, 25-27 The toddler was calling out from the bedroom, “Mommy!  Where my socks?”  The mother patiently directed her toddler, “Right there, on the end of your bed.”  “Where?!”  “I put them right at the foot of your bed.”  “I don’ see dem!”  “Oh, for heaven’s sake, I’ll come and show you where they are!”  “Oh.  I didn’ see dem.” Have you ever experienced the frustration…
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The Power of Belief

The Power of Belief           7th Sunday of Easter           Pastor Pat Mecham Acts 16: 16-34      May 29, 2022       John 17: 20-26 In the Harry Potter stories, Harry comes into possession of a small vial of Felix Felices—otherwise known as “liquid luck.”  It is said that anyone who takes a swallow of this potion will find themselves successful in whatever they endeavor to do. Harry’s friend, Ron, is needing a boost of confidence before the big game.  Harry appears to pour something into…
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The Power of Vision

The Power of Vision           6th Sunday of Easter           Pastor Pat Mecham Acts 16: 9-15    May 22, 2022       John 14: 23-29 Isn’t VISION a funny word?  I have an insurance card in my wallet that shows that I have “Vision Insurance.”  In other words, I can get my eyes examined and receive eye care without it costing me a fortune.  We use the word “vision” to talk about seeing physical things with our eyes, then we turn around and say that someone…