Sermons

When Some Plus More Equals Infinity

Rev. Dr. John Stewart

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

We welcome former pastor Rev. Dr. John (“Jack”) Stewart as our guest preacher on Sunday, June 5. Jack is retired as a professor of Practical Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. A graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (M.Div) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D), he has taught at Hope College and Yale Divinity School. He has served as pastor in two congregations in Western Pennsylvania and from 1974 to 1989 he was the Senior Pastor here at Westminster. His message on Sunday will be “When Some Plus More Equals Infinity” based on John 4.


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Whose God?

Rev. David Baak

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

The story of Elijah at Mt. Carmel (I Kings 18) is well known and is also disturbing: Whose God? is the question and the answer is quite clear. Not so much in Luke 7 with Jesus' interpretation of the Roman centurion’s request for Jesus to heal a servant: “…I’ve not seen such faith as his…" The contrast prompts us to think bigger than ourselves, our own understanding, and our expectations for what is “true.” Join us for one service this Sunday, at 10:00a; Rev. David Baak, preaching.


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Iniquities With Cords of Falsehood

Rev. Dr. Randal Jelks

Sermon     black lives matter
Sunday, May 22, 2016

We welcome Rev. Dr. Randal Maurice Jelks this Sunday, May 22. Dr. Jelks is Professor of American Studies and African and African American Studies at the University of Kansas. He is an ordained Presbyterian clergy (PCUSA) and part of the Westminster congregation. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, McCormick Theological Seminary and Michigan State University. His sermon on Sunday, at both 8:30a and 11:00a is “Iniquities With Cords of Falsehood” based on Isaiah 5.18-23.


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The Third Face of God

Rev. David Baak

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Rev. David Baak preaching on Acts 2 The Third Face of God” at 8:30a.


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Suit Up

Rev. Jessica Tate

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Rev. Jessica Tate is the Director of NEXT Church (www.nextchurch.net) and will be preaching at both services. NEXT Church is a network of leaders across the Presbyterian Church USA who are discerning together how to be the faithful church in the 21st century. She has served a congregation in Virginia and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. Her sermon is “Suit Up,” the scripture for which is Matthew 28.16-20.


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Love, in the Flesh

Rev. Leanne Pearce Reed

Sermon     Song of Songs
Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Rev. Leanne Pearce Reed serves as pastor of Montevallo Presbyterian Church in Montevallo, Alabama. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and McCormick Theological Seminary. In her first call, she served as a Presbyterian mission co- worker with our partners in Central America. Her sermon this Sunday is “Love, In the Flesh” based on Song of Songs 2.8-17. She says: “I'll explore the Song of Songs as an affirmation of our embodied life and the importance of embodied love.” The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated at both services.


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Counting Sheep

Rev. Kamal Hassan

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Rev. Kamal Hassan will preach at both services. Rev. Hassan serves as Pastor/Teaching Elder at the Sojourner Truth Presbyterian Church in Richmond, California. His message will be “Counting Sheep” based on Ezekiel 34.11-16, 20-24. He asks: “Could it be that the main problem of American religion in the 21st Century is that churches are full of domestic sheep?” Join us this Sunday.


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Hey, Are You Saved?

Rev. Tom Are Jr.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Rev. Tom Are Jr. from Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS will be leading us in worship this Sunday with his sermon, Hey, Are You Saved? Rev. Tom will be preaching on John 3:1-16.


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The Thin Life

Rev. Laurie Hartzell

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Come and worship at Westminster as we celebrate the sacrament of Baptism and as Rev. Laurie Hartzell from Benton Harbor First preaches a sermon called, "The Thin Life." She'lia Powell will also be sharing about her experience at Camp Henry. Absolutely everyone is welcome!


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Reborn

Rev. Jen Porter

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

The story of Naaman turns upside down the world's view of power. Through the table and the font, God's transforming love changes this world and our lives. We continue to live in the newness of resurrection life.


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Say Her Name

Rev. Chandler Stokes

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Baptism is a celebration of the resurrection. Paul tells us that in baptism is the gift that we may walk in newness of life. Even though the resurrection is a gift to all creation, it is also a very personal gift that calls us into resurrection life today.


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Mandatum novum

Rev. Jen Porter

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Rev. Jen Porter preaching on John 13:1-17.


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The Three Trees

Westminster Youth

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Sunday, March 20, 2016

This Sunday is called both Palm Sunday and Passion Sunday; it marks the beginning of Holy Week. It is a day when we remember both Christ’s entry into Jerusalem, when Jesus was hailed as the Messiah, and his crucifixion (on Friday of Holy Week), when the people’s expectation of what the Messiah represented led to their rejecting Jesus. We point to both of these critical moments in the life of Jesus this Sunday. Join us.


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A Waste

Rev. Chandler Stokes

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Is every day the same as every other day? They are each made of 24 hours, but does that similarity tell us anything important about how they are the same? Jesus suggests that the same thing is not demanded of us at every time, that time is not all the same. Perhaps, we cannot flatten out the Lord’s claim into a series of ethical demands. Join us as we ask these questions on Sunday.


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Winnipeg

Rev. Chandler Stokes

Sermon     LinkingLives
Sunday, March 6, 2016

Geese fly in formation—and it is an amazing metaphor for the church. Geese are lifted by their being in that V-formation that V-relationship; they rotate leadership, they accompany the fallen, and they honk encouragement from behind. We have a lot to learn from geese. Join us for an exploration of participation in community.


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