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Love First


Posted By on Mar 15, 2021

Sunday, March 14, 2021 (Lent 4) – Pastor Teressa SiversEphesians 2:1-10 & John 3:14-21 Lover…Beloved…Love…Remind us of who we are. Remind us of whose we are. Remind us that Love is the center of who you are, and as those created in your image, the center of who we are as well. Love…Love…Love.Amen. John 3:16—For God so loved the world that God gave God’s only Son so that whosoever believes in the Son may not perish but may...

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Clearing the Way


Posted By on Mar 9, 2021

Sunday, March 7, 2021 – Pastor Teressa Sivers1 Corinthians 1:18-25 & John 2:13-22 Almighty God, whose foolishness is wiser than the world’s wisdom, and whose weakness is stronger than human strength. Open us to foolishness. Overturn the tables that block us from following Your way. Amen. Near the beginning of 2020, before we knew what 2020 would become, a quote by Marie Kondo—also known as Konmari—was circulating social...

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Listen – Hard Truths


Posted By on Mar 1, 2021

Lent 2 – Sunday, February 28, 2021 – Pastor Teressa SiversMark 8:31-38 Speak to us this day, God of Truth and Justice. Open us to the hard truths of your great Dream, your Beloved Community. Make our hearts restless until they find their rest in you, in your Kin-dom. Amen. The March from Selma, Alabama—56 years ago next Sunday—March 7th. Over 600 people, led by then 25-year-old John Lewis, the late Senator and Civil Rights...

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Introducing Pastor Beckie


Posted By on Mar 1, 2021

Rev. Rebekah Sweet Greetings St. Paulians! My name is Steve Beyers and I am chair of the St Paul’s Staff-Parish Relations Committee, or SPR.  According to the United Methodist Book of Discipline, the first duty of SPR is to encourage, strengthen, nurture, support, and respect the pastor(s) and staff and their family(ies).   I have very good news to share, so I’ll get right to it: Bishop Mark Webb of our Upper New York Annual...

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Blurred Vision


Posted By on Feb 22, 2021

Lent 1—Sunday, February 21, 2021 – Pastor Teressa SiversGenesis 9:8-17 & Mark 1:9-15 Jesus, we are here. Jesus, we are here. Jesus, we are here.We are here for & with you. Amen. There was this phrase, right in the middle of the explanation about our current worship series, that grabbed me and held me from the moment I read it. It has resonated in the back of my mind and kept resurfacing throughout the last few weeks....

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