Sermons by Rev. Hillary West

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Innovators: Epiphany III

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Message: Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:6-14; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20 Do the names Sara Blakely, Reid Hoffman, Arthur Bland, Robert Johnson and Alberto Perlman ring a bell? Perhaps not. But SPANX, Linkedin, Home Depot, BET and Zumba might all sound familiar. There’s a new broadcast on the radio entitled, “How I Built This”. Basically, the more »

Expectations: Epiphany II

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Message: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20); Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-51 There’s the story of a recently retired gentleman sitting in a comfortable chair on the lawn of a college campus where he’s serving as an adjunct professor, leisurely reading a book. His retirement expectations coming to fruition are producing significant anxiety about who more »

A Story For Adults (8:30 Worship)

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Message: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12 While it’s coming to a close, we can reflect back on how much we love this time of year. Christmas carols merrily crooning in the air; festive lights twinkling in the windows; ribbons and wrappings and visiting and gatherings with delicious sweet treats shared over memorable more »

Our Bill of Rights: Galatians

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Message: Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 147; Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7; John 1:1-18 Friends, we’ve got this in between Sunday. Jesus is born. The wise men are on their way. The gospels tell us other events as well. Luke’s gospel writes of Mary and Joseph presenting Jesus to our Lord with a visit to the temple. There his name more »

A Light: Christmas Day Message

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Message: Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-2:12; John 1:1-14 Merry Christmas good friends! Today, we sing for joy! Christmas hymns are in full swing. This is the time! The exact imprint of God’s very being is born among us once again. Christ, the reflection of God’s glory, is born, bringing to us the gift of a more »

Fear, Love, Joy: Christmas Eve Candlelit Worship – 9 p.m.

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Message:Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) This is the night. A night of wonder and miracle. A night of mystery and magnificence. A night of gift and blessing. God has entered into our world: vulnerable, naked, humble; as the tiny Christ child. Blessed Redeemer, God with us, Emmanuel, as the most preciously more »

Who Are you? (8:30 a.m. Worship)

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Message: Isaiah 61:1-11; Canticle 3 (Luke 1:46-55); 1 Thessalonians 5:16-28; John 1:6-8, 19-28 Oh so long ago, as a child growing up outside of Detroit, I remember happily many a day skipping my way down the sidewalk from our house to church. One very memorable day after school, I skipped along to church, entering in the more »

Saint Nicholas Visits Epiphany!

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Saint Nicholas stopped by the 10 a.m. worship to tell us about his life and delight our children by filling their shoes with “gold” coins outside of our worship space. What a fun time for all!

Watch Out! Here He Comes!: Advent II

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Message: Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15; Mark 1:1-8 There is a movement about. In fact, there are several movements about. In an effort to remedy racial discrimination and end violence against Black communities, Black Lives Matter formed just about five years ago with effectiveness. In 1975 publications spurred the genesis for the Animal more »