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About patrick h wrisley

A Mainline Presbyterian Orthodox Evangelical Socially Minded Prophetic Contemplative Preacher sharing the Winsome Story of Christ as I try to muddle through as a father, friend, head of staff, colleague, and disciple.

Pastoral Prayer for Sunday, January 29, 2023

Sunday, January 29, 2023 God of Infinite Light and Fathomless Goodness, we come this morning and place our lives before you in gratitude and praise. We really need so little but you lavish us with so much. Your Church gathers … Continue reading

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It’s So Easy, Anyone Can Do it! John 15, 2023

A sermon preached on January 15, 2023, by Patrick H Wrisley, D.Min. This morning’s reading from John is arguably one of my favorite of all scripture passages because it shares how you and I can participate in an Epiphany. Since … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Message: What’s Your Sign?, Luke 2:1-20

A sermon preached by Dr. Patrick H. Wrisley, December 25, 2022. In the name of the One who is, who was, and is yet to come, good morning and merry Christmas!  This is a day the Lord has made, beloved, what … Continue reading

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Advent #4: What Does Joseph’s Announcement Mean For You? Matthew 1:18-25

All the little open windows on our Advent calendars are beginning to show that there are not many days left before Christmas! We find ourselves on the last Sunday of Advent with all four candles on the wreath lit leaving … Continue reading

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What did you expect to see, anyway? Matthew 11:2-11

A sermon preached by Patrick H. Wrisley on December 11, 2022, the Third Sunday in Advent, Year A On this third, Sunday of Advent, the lectionary plunks us down in the middle of Matthew’s gospel far away from the Stories … Continue reading

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