Posts by Communications


At Home


Posted By on Dec 21, 2020

Sunday, December 20, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversIsaiah 9:2-7John 1:1-18 During this long pandemic I have strengthened my devotional time each day by reading one of my favorite Christian authors, the Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor. She is an Episcopal priest, teacher, amazing speaking, and, of course, prolific author. I just finished her book, Learning to Walk in the Dark, in which she explores the holiness found in darkness. Her...

Read More

7 Everyone should give whatever they have decided in their heart. They shouldn’t give with hesitation or because of pressure. God loves a cheerful giver. ~ 2 Corinthians 9:7 Greetings beloved St. Paulians and Family in Faith! Before I share some wonderful details for this Christmas season, I want to express my deep, deep gratitude for your amazing generosity during this time of social isolation due to the pandemic. We are all...

Read More

Sanctuary & Song


Posted By on Dec 14, 2020

Sunday, December 13, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversIsaiah 57:14-19Luke 1:1-4, 26-56 I am deeply indebted to the Rev. Jan Richardson, United Methodist clergy, amazing artist, and beautiful poet, for the blessing she wrote based on our Luke reading for today. Hear these prayerful and powerful words: You hardly knewhow hungry you wereto be gathered in,to receive the welcomethat invited you to enterentirely—nothing of youfound foreign...

Read More

Greetings St. Paulians friends and family! Grace and peace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you! God spoke through the prophet Isaiah, in chapter 43, to a frightened, exiled people—a people who felt all they knew and loved was gone, and that they were far from where they longed to be. Isaiah proclaimed: But now, says the Lord—the one who created you…    the one who formed you…Don’t fear, for I have redeemed...

Read More

Sunday, December 6, 2020 – Pastor Teressa SiversIsaiah 7:1-14 & Matthew 1:18-25 Ahaz, son of Jotham and Joseph, son of Jacob…two descendants of the house of David, and yet, could they be more different? Ahaz, King of all Judah, the Southern Kingdom, centered in the capital city of holy Jerusalem itself. Ahaz literally sits on the throne of David, a man of power and wealth. And yet, scripture repeatedly describes him as one...

Read More