Sermons

Sermons

We welcome you to listen to and read recent sermons by our pastor, the Reverend Leah Lyman Waldron.

December 1, 2019: Having Hope (audio)

November 24, 2019: Already and Not Yet (audio)
November 17, 2019: Delight in Giving (audio)
November 10, 2019: The God of the Living (audio)
November 3, 2019 (All Saints/Memorial Sunday): The Gospel According to Mister Rogers (audio)

A Peculiar People sermon series
October 27, 2019: Choosing Self-Gift over Self-Preservation (audio)
October 20, 2019: Choosing Justice over Fairness (audio)
October 13, 2019: Choosing Questions over Answers (audio)
October 6, 2019: Choosing Service over Power (audio)
September 29, 2019: Choosing Less over More (audio)
September 22, 2019:  Choosing Peace over Worry (audio)
September 15, 2019: Choosing the Lost over the Found (audio)
September 8, 2019: Choosing Weakness over Strength (audio)

September 1, 2019: “Instant” sermon – Pastor Leah answered questions asked during worship (audio only)

August 25, 2019: Daughters of Abraham (audio)
August 18, 2019: When Division Is a Good Thing (audio)
August 11, 2019: Bearing Good Fruit  (audio)
August 4, 2019: Rich Towards God (audio)

July 28, 2019: Teach Us to Pray (audio)
July 21, 2019: The Better Part (audio)
July 14, 2019: We Are Not the Samaritan (adapted from an essay by Joe Terrell) (audio)
July 7, 2019: Simply Healed (audio)

June 30, 2019: All In (audio)
June 23, 2019: Fearing God (audio)
June 16, 2019: Trinity Sunday: God Beyond Us, Among Us, Within Us (audio)
June 9, 2019: Youth Sunday/Pentecost: Come Holy Spirit! (audio only)
June 2, 2019: A Surprising Liberation (audio)

May 26, 2019: Spiritual Paralysis (audio)
May 19, 2019: Known by Love (audio)
May 12, 2019: Following the Shepherd (audio)
May 5, 2019: Breakfast with Jesus (audio)

April 28, 2019: From Fear to Peace (audio)
April 21, 2019: Easter – An Idle Tale (audio)
April 19, 2019: Good Friday – Reflection on the Fourth of Jesus’ Last Words
April 14, 2019: Palm Sunday – Intro to a Dramatic Reading of Scripture
April 7, 2019: Learning God’s Love: The Discomfort of Extravagant Love (audio)

March 31, 2019: Learning God’s Love: The Foolishness of God’s Love (audio)
March 24, 2019: Learning God’s Love: Fasting – or Feasting? (audio)
March 17, 2019: Learning God’s Love: No Matter What (audio)

Pastor Leah was on maternity leave from mid-December through mid-March.

December 2, 2018: Wait, and Watch, and Work (audio)

November 25, 2018: A Ruler of a Different Kind (audio)
November 18, 2018: Birth Pangs (audio)
November 11, 2018: Giving All (audio)
November 4, 2018: What Comes Next (audio)

October 28, 2018: “What Do You Want Me to Do for You?” (audio)
October 21, 2018: Putting on the Armor of God: The Journey of Cornelius, Jesus’ First Gentile Follower by guest preacher Renee Manning (audio)

The Challenging Invitations of Jesus Sermon Series
October 14, 2018: Not Without Riches (audio)
October 7, 2018: Broken Covenants (audio)
September 30, 2018: Not Against Us But For Us (audio)
September 23, 2018: Last of All (audio)
September 16, 2018: Losing Your Life to Save It (audio)

September 9, 2018: The Blessings of Community (audio)
September 2, 2018: Ora et Labora (audio)

August 26, 2018: ‘Lord, to Whom Can We Go?’ (audio)
August 19, 2018: Discerning God’s Will
August 12, 2018: Eating Jesus? (audio)
August 5, 2018: Trusting Jesus: the Work of a Lifetime (audio)

July 29, 2018: Everyday Miracles (audio)
July 22, 2018: Sabbath Rest (audio)
July 15, 2018: Perplexed, Yet Intrigued (audio)
July 8, 2018: No Extra Equipment (audio)
July 1, 2018: Church-colored Glasses (audio)

June 24, 2018: God’s Grace and the Human Heart by guest preacher Denson Staples (audio)
June 17, 2018: Trees of Life by guest preacher Katie Omberg (audio)
June 10, 2018: Youth Sunday Meditation by PACC’s youth and children- Making a Difference (audio)
June 3, 2018: Made for Music (audio)

May 27, 2018: The Mystery of the Trinity (audio)
May 20, 2018: From Dry Bones to New Wine: A Life-Giving Vision (audio)
May 13, 2018: Hearts Overlapping (audio)
May 6, 2018: Astounded in the Spirit (audio)

April 29, 2018: No Longer Servants but Friends (audio)
April 22, 2018: Savoring the Presence of Jesus (audio)
April 15, 2018: Hope in Hindsight (audio)
April 8, 2018: The Gift of Doubt (audio)
April 1, 2018, Easter: Expecting Resurrection (audio)

March 25, 2018, Palm Sunday: Upside Down Week (audio)

“Finding Our Why” sermon series
March 18, 2018: Finding Our Why: Something Bigger Than Ourselves (audio)
March 11, 2018: Finding Our Why: Something Foolish (audio)
March 4, 2018: Finding Our Why: Something Worth Sharing (audio)
February 25, 2018: Finding Our Why: Finding Your Why (audio)
February 18, 2018: Finding Our Why: Why Matters (audio)

February 11, 2018: “Listen to Him!” (audio)
February 4, 2018: Haven’t You Heard? (audio)

January 28, 2018: Discernment or Dogma? (audio)
January 21, 2018: Called as We Are (audio)
January 14, 2018: Speak; I’m Listening
January 7, 2018: Seeking, Offering, Subverting (audio)

2017

December 24, 2017: Pondering and Praising (audio)
December 17, 2017: Rejoice! (audio)
December 3, 2017: Pay Attention! (audio)

November 26, 2017: Sheep and Goats (audio)
November 19, 2017: When the Lights Go Out (audio)
November 12, 2017: The Hand of a Woman (audio)
November 5, 2017: Ordinary Saints (audio)

“Spiritual Practices” sermon series
October 29, 2017: Spiritual Practices: The Courage to Change (audio)
October 22, 2017: Spiritual Practices: Forgiveness (audio)
October 15, 2017: Spiritual Practices: Compassion (audio)
October 8, 2017: Spiritual Practices: Generosity (audio)
October 1, 2017: Spiritual Practices: Gratitude (audio)
September 24, 2017: Spiritual Practices: Listening (audio)
September 17, 2017: Spiritual Practices: Trust (audio)

September 10, 2017: This is the Church (audio)

August 27, 2017: Ministry Matters (audio)