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About patrick h wrisley

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

A First Century Lesson for a Twenty-First Century Church; John 1:43-51

A sermon delivered by Patrick H. Wrisley on 1/17/2021.             A first century lesson for a twenty-first century Church.  Will we take heed and listen to it? It’s not a difficult lesson to learn and it’s a lesson we desperately … Continue reading

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Emerging from the Chaos, Genesis 1:1-5

A sermon by the Rev. Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. It’s late one summer afternoon and there is a storm building in the distance,  There is nothing like an afternoon thunderstorm while at the beach. All our senses are alive: You … Continue reading

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The Message: The Big Reveal!, Matthew 2:1-12, Epiphany

A sermon preached by Patrick H. Wrisley, January 3, 2021 The popular trend of gender reveals has taken off in our country.  This is when a young couple is expecting a child and they throw a party to reveal whether … Continue reading

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The Pastoral Prayer for First Sunday After Christmas, December 27, 2020

Timeless God, Ancient of Days, You have bowed and pierced time and space and have personally entered into our human realm and dared to live among us. The Angel Gabriel reminds us that there is nothing that is impossible with … Continue reading

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What if Mary said, “No”?, Luke 1:26-38

A sermon by the Rev. Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min. We are slowly making our way through Advent and now the ship is turning towards Christmas. We have dallied through the last three weeks looking at the promise of God’s coming … Continue reading

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