Sermons on Epiphany

Sermons on Epiphany

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Healing in Forgiveness

Genesis 45: 3-11, 15—————1 Corinthians 15: 35-38, 42-50 Luke 6: 27-38 February 20, 2022——————-7th Sunday after Epiphany Rev. Patrick Mecham There has been a lot of talk about healing and health—probably since the beginning of humanity.  This has been especially true living through this pandemic!  But in recent years, there have been some amazing discoveries.  One of these is that our HEALTH is not just a matter of the physical body—it includes so many more facets.  One major factor in…
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Those Who Trust in the Lord

Psalm 1—————1 Corinthians 15: 12-20—————Luke 6: 17-26 February 13, 2022—————Rev. Patrick Mecham Sixth Sunday after Epiphany Happy are those who trust in the Lord.  It’s kind of a basic concept in our faith, isn’t it?  I remember seeing a skit back in college where a student gets on an elevator and sees a friend and starts telling them about the new spiritual insight they had recently gleaned: TRUST IN THE LORD!  “Oh, my life has become so much more peaceful…
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Fishing with Jesus

1 Corinthians 15: 1-11—————-Luke 5: 1-11 February 6, 2022—————-Rev. Patrick Mecham                                       5th Sunday after Epiphany One of my friends had an Uncle Ted who taught him how to tie a fly to the leader line for fly fishing.  He has a treasured memory of the passing along of that life-skill, and he has used it for years!  I personally find it to be a very helpful experience to explore all the important things in my treasure chest of skills…
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Godly Love in Our Age

January 30, 2022……….4th Sunday after Epiphany 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13……….Luke 4: 21-30           I have a challenge for you.  Try to think of ways to describe the Christian faith and the Christian life without using the word love.  Just try it.  I know that part of the difficulty in communicating with others about our faith is that we have to use a word that is so commonly used to indicate a variety of things!  And, if we are going to…
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More than a Sum of Its Parts

January 23, 2022……….3rd Sunday after Epiphany 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31a……….Luke 4: 14-21 Years ago (dare I say decades ago?!), Melissa and I spent a summer at a Presbyterian Camp on the slopes of Mr. Rainier.  She was a counselor, and I was the director, and we had a wonderful, exhausting, exhilarating summer!  Every week, we welcomed a new crop of campers: sometimes elementary, sometimes middle school, sometimes high school.  But on Day 2 of every week, we played a game…
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The Fountain of Life

January 16, 2022……….2nd Sunday after Epiphany 1 Corinthians 12: 1-11………..John 2: 1-11 How do you feel about our Gospel reading for today?  The first recorded miracle of Jesus: turning water into wine.  It’s true that it really did make believers out of his first disciples—but why is this story important enough to be in our Bible? My mother was a teetotaler (and, of necessity, so was my father!)  Her mother belonged to the Women’s Christian Temperance Union.  I am pretty…
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Death . . .or Life and Peace

January 2, 2022……..Epiphany Sunday Romans 8: 1-11……….John 1: 1-9 (Isaiah 60: 1-6) There was a family that went to church every single Sunday, and, at the Sunday dinner, they discussed the morning sermon.  The kids were at an age where they could sit with their friends, anywhere in the church, and the boy developed the habit of skipping out of church and playing!  He would then stand near the preacher as people were leaving, and try to pick up snippets…
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When the Spirit Says “Move”

When the Spirit Says “Move!” 5th Sunday after Epiphany 1 Corinthians 9: 16-23 February 7, 2021 Mark 1: 29-39 Several years ago, a church in South Africa split.  The pastor left, and took most of the members.  Those who remained couldn’t afford to maintain the facility, much less pay a pastor.  But then, God led John to them. Pastor John asked his new flock (of fewer than 40 members) to consider what God wanted to do through them. They felt…
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A New Teaching

A New Teaching                4th Epiphany 1 Corinthians 8:1-13   January 31,2021   Mark 1:21-28 Life is all about making choices.  The essence of life is found in the choices that one makes.  So, how do you make most of your choices?  After all, there are MANY ways to choose.  For example, there is the impulse way—walking past a tray of warm chocolate chip cookies and grabbing one and stuffing it into your face, without considering how it fits into your eating plan. …
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What’s the Catch?

What’s the Catch? 3rd Sunday of Epiphany 1 Corinthians 7: 29-31 January 24, 2021 Mark 1: 14-20          Actually, I don’t know a lot about fishing. My Dad never taught me anything about it. There was some thing about him and his brother so he did not want anything to do with hunting or fishing.             And since I didn’t know what I was missing, I didn’t mind it. Until my sons wanted to go fishing and I realized I…
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