Tag Archives: First Pres

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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The Pastoral Prayer from Sunday, December 4, 2022

Prince of Peace and Lord of Lords, we join our voices with all Creation and sing to proclaim your glory. From the very foundation of our world, you have passionately pursued your people with purpose, intentionality, forgiveness, and peace. It … Continue reading

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Whatever you do, don’t hit the snooze button! Matthew 24:36-44

A sermon delivered by Patrick H. Wrisley, D.Min., on November 27, 2022, Advent 1, Year A Gather around and let me tell you a Christmas story! It’s from Matthew 24:36-44.  Listen carefully! Matthew 24:36-44 36“But about that day and hour … Continue reading

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The Essence of the Winsome News We are to Share!, 1 Timothy 2:1-7

A sermon delivered on September 18, 2022, by the Rev. Dr. Patrick H. Wrisley Our text this morning comes from one of three pastoral letters written by the Apostle Paul to aspiring leaders in the early church. The Pastoral Epistles … Continue reading

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Making Sure the Math is Right, Luke 14:25-33

A sermon delivered on September 4, 2022, by the Rev. Dr. Patrick H. Wrisley Both of today’s biblical readings deal with making choices. In Deuteronomy 30, Moses is instructing the Hebrews that life with God requires them to make a … Continue reading

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