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A Sermon series in the book of Esther

The story of Esther is at once satire and comedy and tragedy and drama. It has all the elements of slapstick comedy and drama with palace intrigue. It is at once a lampoon and a story of existential urgency, in which a whole people find their lives are under threat. The story asks of us, what might courageous faith look like today? 

Sept 13, 2020

“Introducing…Queen Esther”

Cara Ann Maeda, Parish Associate, preaching

Esther 2:1-11, 15-18

Esther, an orphan and young Jewish woman, ascends to the Persian throne as queen. 

Sept 6, 2020

“Parties and Power”

Pastor Sam preaching

Esther 1:1-12, 16-22

In a world of extravagant banquets and absolute power and inflated egos, we are invited to ponder what courageous faith looks like. 

 

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  • Sermon: “Sought, Bought & Caught”  2/10/19 
  • Preacher:  Rev. Dr. Gary Ziccardi
  • Scripture Lesson: Luke 5:1-11 (having technical difficulties uploading 2/10/19 sermon)
  • Sermon: “Sticky Wicket #2 Money and Materialism”  10/14/18
  • Guest Preacher:  Rev. Dr. Thomas Theriault:    He served Presbyterian churches in La Crescenta, CA, Yakima, WA, and he retired last summer after 21 years a Mission Pastor at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church.  He twice graduated from Fuller Seminary, earning an MDiv and then a DMin in Intercultural Studies.  For six years, along with his wife Judy, he directed the Presbyterian Center for Mission Studies in Pasadena
  • Scripture Lesson: Mark 10:17-21 
  •  Sermon: “Sticky Wicket #1 Divorce and Marriage”  10/7/18
  • Guest Preacher:  Rev. Dr. Thomas Theriault – He served Presbyterian churches in La Crescenta, CA, Yakima, WA, and he retired last summer after 21 years a Mission Pastor at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church.  He twice graduated from Fuller Seminary, earning an MDiv and then a DMin in Intercultural Studies.  For six years, along with his wife Judy, he directed the Presbyterian Center for Mission Studies in Pasadena
  • Scripture Lesson: Mark 10:2-16 
  • Sermon: “Signs of Salvation”  4/23/2017
  • Scripture Lesson: Philippians 2:12-18 (The Message)
  • Sermon: “Eastertide!”  4/16/2017  Easter Sunday
  • Scripture Lesson: Luke 24: 1-12
  • Sermon: “Show Up, Follow Through, Finish Strong!”  4/09/2017  Palm Sunday
  • Scripture Lesson: Luke 19:28-40
  • Sermon: “The Humble Mind & Walk of Jesus”    4/02/2017 Fifth Sunday in Lent
  • Scripture Lesson: Philippians 2:5-11
  • Sermon: “What Difference Does Following Christ Make?”   3/26/2017
  • Scripture Lesson: Philippians 1:27 – 2:4
  • Sermon: “Proclaiming Christ in Every Way”   3/19/2017
  • Scripture Lesson: Philippians 1:12-26
  • Sermon: “Continuing the Good Work of the Lord”    3/12/2017
  • Scripture Lesson: Philippians 1:1-11
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