Sermons from 2022

Sermons from 2022

Potter and the Clay

The Clay and the Potter

September 4……..13th Sunday after Pentecost Elaine York, Commissioned Lay Pastor Psalm 1; Jeremiah 18: 1-11; Philemon 1-7 Spanish Springs Presbyterian Church Good Morning, and Welcome to Spanish Springs Presbyterian Church!  I am Elaine York, your Pulpit Supply Pastor for today. I know that many of you may be sad today because of the departure this week of Pastor Pat and Melissa and I will also miss them.  I want you to know that I was a part of the interview…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…