Sermon Transcripts


Emmanuel – God with Us


Posted By on Oct 19, 2020

Sunday, October 18, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversExodus 33:12-23 Doug and I were out driving around last weekend, on that gorgeous Saturday with temperatures around 80°, bright sunny skies, and beautiful fall colors. We were enjoying exploring new areas for us and taking in the beauty of the Finger Lakes region, when I noted something unusual at one house we passed. The entire family was out in the yard…putting up their Christmas...

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Sunday, October 11, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversJoshua 24:1-15 What stories will we tell about 2020? How will we narrate our experiences of this extremely stressful year? Social media has used a bit of humor to manage each new horrible headline and event—“So who had murder hornets on their 2020 bingo card? Who had square dancing hurricanes in the Gulf?” There is also a mock-up of the Time Magazine “Person of the Year” cover that...

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Sunday, October 4, 2020 ~ World Communion Sunday – Pastor Teressa SiversExodus 19:3-7, 20:1-17 I think it may have been the most politically contentious, and certainly the most world altering week of all time. It all began with a protest march and ended with a very public, state-sanctioned execution. You see, this hill-country popular figure had stirred up the common people. They were so stirred up that they turned out in force...

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September 27, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversExodus 14:10-14, 21-29 In 2006 I had the awesome joy of joining thousands of United Methodist clergy women from around the world in the great city of Chicago for the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women. In 1956, Maude Jensen blazed the trail, making it possible for so many women to follower her path. In 1961, Julia Torres Fernandez was the first Hispanic woman ordained a...

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God Is With Us


Posted By on Sep 21, 2020

September 20, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversGenesis 39:1-23 Ah Joseph! He is such a well-known figure with a well-known story…well, sort of. He certainly has had many stories told about him, and there is a musical. These stories and musicals have done much to ‘color’ our knowledge of this Joseph—Joseph and his Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat! So, when we hear Joseph mentioned, we think of: That rainbow coat…that sparkles!all the...

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Hoping Against Hope


Posted By on Sep 14, 2020

September 13, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversGenesis 12:1-9 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse; and in you all the...

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