Sermons

2015   2014    2013    2012    2011          

(Unless otherwise noted, sermons were presented by Dr. Yorty.)

2014

December 21        Do Not Be Afraid   

December 14        They Shall Repair The Ruined Cities 

December 7         Comfort, O Comfort 

November 30        The Power of Youth in the Church    Mark Aquino   

November 23        Judged    Listen

November 16        Willingness    Listen

November 9         Prepared    Listen

November 2         Blessed    Listen

October 26          Generosity Sunday  Jeff Renzoni   Tom Yorty

October 19          The Church's Music Ministry and the Whole Person of God     Listen

October 12          Seasons of Generosity: God is Here    Listen

September  21     What We Have to Sing About: Grace    

September 14     Rally Day 

August 31          Burning Bushes  

August 24          Vessels: The Weak Become Strong 

August 17          Dave Carstensen and Marcia Buhl

August 3            Sent 

July 20              Surprise Endings 

July 6                Threading the Needle 

June 29             Serve  Listen

June 22             Sin  Listen

June 15             Create  Listen

June 8               Imbibe  Listen

June 1               Witness  Listen

May 18              What Are We Going To Be When We Grow Up?  

May 11               Yo Sheep

May 4                 Unsolicited, Unsought  

April 27               Forever and Ever

April 13               Absence

April 6                 Bones

March 30            The Church and the Common Good and Peace in Society

March 23            The Church and the Inclusion of the Poor in Society

March 16            The Crumbling of the Social Order and the Church

March 2              Our Truest and Deepest Purpose

February 23       LIfe and Accomplishments of Nelson Mandela   Professor Claude Welch

February 16      Sermon on the Mount: No End to Excellence

February 9        Sermon on the Mount: This Little Light of Mine

February 2        Sermon on the Mount: Target Audience

January 26        When God Rolls Up Her Sleeves: Base of Operations

January 19        When God Rolls Up Her Sleeves: Ministry That Matters

January 5          When God Rolls Up Her Sleeves: Lights, Camera, Action

 

2013 

December 22      Joy When God Upsets Our Plans

December 15      Patience When God Is Late

December 8        Hope When The World Is Fighting

December 1        Living Between The Times

November 24      When Stars Fall From the Sky 

November 17      The Secret Of Buried Treasure   J.C. Austin  

November 10      When God's Life Rings True: Blessed To Be A Blessing 

November 3        For All The Saints

October  27        When God's Life Rings True     

October  20        The Melody of Faith   Listen

October 13         Am I My Brother's Keeper?  John McClive

October 6           Faith Big Enough

September 29   The Economics of Faith; Long Term Return

September 22   The Economics of Faith; Contract Negotiations     Listen

September 15   The Economics of Faith; The Value of One     Listen

September 8     The Economics of Faith; The Cost of Discipleship

September 1     View from the Porch

August 25          Lessons We Learn from God's Creation  Dr. Reed Stevens

August 18          Meditation on Ecclesiastes 3:1-15   Gwen Ito

August 4            Anything Can Happen Anytime  

July 21                Who are the Christians?   John Montague

July 14                Alternative to Flight or Fight     

June 30              Sing, Dance, Love    

June 23              Almost a Quid Pro Quo    

June 16              O to Grace, How Great a Debtor   Becca Ballard   

June 9                Making Trouble     Listen

May 26                Really Big Idea for a Really Big God     Listen

May 19                Drunk in the Spirit    

May 12                Silver Linings    

May 5                  Trouble the Waters, Heal the World 

April 21              Risen Now   Listen

April 14              God Rules   Listen

April 7                Two Places at the Same Time   Listen

March 31            Risen, Returned  Easter Sunday  Listen

March 29            On Knowing Where You Belong  Good Friday  Listen

March 28            On Not Knowing Your Place  Maundy Thursday  

March 24            Already, Not Yet  Listen

March 17            Sovereign   Listen 

March10             God is Like...    Listen

March 3             The Cry For Peace - Masterwork Sunday  

February 24       As Vast As The Stars  Listen

February 17       As Close As Your Next Breath  Listen

February 13       Happy Ash Wednesday

February 10       Supernatural  Listen

February 3        Summoned   Listen

January 27        Jesus Preaches   Listen

January 13        Accessibility of God, Part 2   Listen

January 6          More Than A Glimpse: God's Accessibility, Part 1   Listen

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2012

December 30    The Darkness Comprehends It Not   Listen

December 23    On The Brink Of Transformation: Advent People   Listen

December 16    On The Brink Of Transformation: The Narrow, Perilous Path To Freedom   Listen

December 9      On The Brink Of Transformation: Mary Is The Model   Listen        

December 2      On The Cusp of Transformation: God Draws Near   Listen

November 25    Christ the King Sunday   Becca Ballard

November 18    God Holds Our Future   Listen

November 11    The God I Know, Love and Serve   Listen  

November 4      Closer to the Kingdom    Listen

 October 28       Earn This  Listen

October 21        The Cost of Discipleship   Listen

October 7          When God Doesn't Meet Our Expectations    Listen

September 30    What It Takes To Make The Church Work      Listen

September 23    The Mystery of God's Love    Listen

September 16    Do We Still Need a Savior?     Listen

September 9      Ephphatha! Be Opened    Listen

September 2      View From The Porch

August 26          Josuha's Challenge  Debbie Katz

August 19          God Speaks, But Do We Listen?  Rebecca Ballard

August 5            Not Just An Ideal 

July 29               Mercy Me 

July 22               From Hubris to Humility

July 15               The Big Picture and Little Details

July 1                 Easter in July

June 24             What Kind of Salvation? 

June 17             The Promise of the Mustard Seed - Becca Ballard, Lay Preacher

June 10             Pushing the Envelope, Walking on the Edge      Listen

June 3               Celebration - More Light Sunday   F. William Gray, Lay Preacher

May 27              The Spirit Sustains    Listen

May 20              Witness - Mitzvah Day   Listen

May 13              The Spirit Meddles     Listen

May 6               Who is Missing From the Table?  Rebecca Ballad, Lay Preacher

April 29             Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: Connected    Listen

April 22             Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: Breaking Down the Walls    Listen

April 15            Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time     Listen

April 8              Go Tell My Brothers: The Eternal Community      Listen

April 1              He Looked Around at Everything

March 25         Heart Transplant

March 18         The Serpent of Bronze

March 11         The Burden of Freedom

February 26     Listening for God 

February 19     High Stakes Worship

February 12     Gospel Medicine II 

February 5       Gospel Medicine    Listen

January 22       The Shift from Fish to People     Listen   

January 15       Come and See  

January 8         We Belong to One Another

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2011    

December 18     Gabriel's Song   

December 11    Storm before the Calm 

November 20    St. Peter's iPad  

6 November      Getting Ready   

October 23        First Fruits: The Greatest Commandment  

October 16       God's Grand Design: Devoted  

October 9         God's Grand Design: Invited 

October 2         God's Grand Design: Accountable

September 25   Believers without Borders 

September  18   If/Then Spirituality

Now What? 11 September

View from the Porch: The Spiritual Path of Struggle  4 September

Swim Happy: The Spirituality of Ironman  28 August

Run Your Race: Ironman, Life and Faith  21 August

Seeds of Faith  24 July -William Devine

The Wheat and the Weeds  17 July

WPC Maineiacs 10 July  -Avery Steadman

Revealed Truth  3 July

Between My Faith and Doubt 19 June -Becca Ballard

Indecently and Out of Order 12 Jun

The Great Promise 29 Ma

Mitzvah Day  22 Ma

That They May Have Life 15 Ma

The Big Adjustment  8 May

Freed from Fear 1 May

God's Yes  24 April -Easter

Struggle Against God  22 April -Good Friday

More Than a Legacy  21 April- Maundy Thursday

The Trial, The Crowd. The Verdict  17 April -Palm Sunday

God of Compassion and Healing 3 April

Make a Joyful Noise  27 March

But for the Grace of God 20 March

Discern or Decide 13 March

On a Wild and Windy Mountain 6March

The Practice of Faith  20 February

Living the Good Life  13 February

God's Cherished People  6 February

I Am With You Always to the Close of the Age  30 January

Teach Them to Observe All That I have Commanded You  23 January

Making Disciples of All Nations  16 January

All Authority Has Been Given to Me  9 January

"In the beginning...."  2 January

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