Sermons by Rev. Hillary West

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Sharing Sunday: Staying Power! Pentecost XXIII

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Message: Joshua 24:1-3a; 14-25; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 This weekend, as we recognize our veterans, we learn that The Small Business Administration reports that a veteran is forty-five percent more likely to start his or her own business than a non-veteran. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau recently shared that 2.52 million of the more »

Family Worship: All Saints Day!

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Here is a glimpse of Family Worship. Take a look at the wonderful sermon Rev. Hillary delivered to the children and congregation. Join us for Family Worship the first Sunday of every month at 10 a.m.

Revelation: All Saints Sunday (8:30 a.m. Service)

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Message: Revelation 7:9-17; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 Today, we officially celebrate All Saints Day. In the life of the church, we believe through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ eternal life is revealed to us. Those who have gone before us, those who have died and now live in God’s heavenly kingdom, more »

Celebration Sunday! The Love Law: Pentecost XXI

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Message: 2 Corinthians 9:7; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46 Yesterday afternoon, Epiphany, the church on the corner, reached out to the neighborhood, inviting folks to come celebrate Trunk or Treat. Halloween made its mark here with Epiphany. Thank you to all those who made the day possible and such fun for more than 135 children more »

Who Holds Our Allegiance? : Pentecost XX

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Message: Exodus 33:12-33; Psalm 99; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10; Matthew 22:15-22 A while back The Washington Post invited some folks from a diverse span of backgrounds to revise or rewrite the Pledge of Allegiance. Some found the Pledge to be just “Yankee Doodle dandy.” Others wrote that we would be best to pledge an allegiance to more »

How Does God Judge? : Pentecost XIX

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Message: Exodus 32:1-14; Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14 We tend to be anxious about the idea of God judging, as we assume God judges the same way we judge. There’s the story of a truck driver pulling his huge eighteen wheeler into a truck stop late one night. Just as his food is more »

Authority: Pentecost XVII (8:30 a.m. Service)

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Message: Exodus 17:1-7; Psalm 25:1-8 (Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16); Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32 In the Episcopal Church, we understand our authority to look like a three legged stool. It’s not a stool that sits upright. Of the three legged stool, one leg is much longer than the other two legs. First, we interpret the stool’s longest leg more »

Forgiveness: Pentecost XV

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Message: Genesis 50:15-21; Psalm 103: (1-7), 8-13; Romans 14:1-12; Matthew 18:21-35 Rabbi Kushner tells the story of a woman, divorced, a mom. She’s faithful. She’s also troubled by the command to forgive. Now, with her marriage dissolved, her ex-husband enjoying the frivolous freedom of his new life, not upholding his responsibilities, she works endlessly to support more »

Get Things Right: Pentecost XIV

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Message: Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 119:33-40; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20 We all have that someone or those people in our lives with whom we just can’t find peace; the person who has wronged us. The annoying boss who has to insist all the time that he’s right. The co-worker who can’t hold up their end of the more »