Semper Reformanda | Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs

2022-06-21T10:52:50-07:00June 19th, 2022|Sermons 2022|

Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell preaches on Luke 7:36-50. As Presbyterians, we affirm that we are the “church reformed, always reforming”. But what exactly does that mean? At its core, we believe that God is not finished with us yet, a belief that undergirds every aspect of our worship service. Join us for our summer sermon series as we explore the scriptural foundation of Reformed worship. It will deepen your understanding and appreciation of Sunday mornings at First Pres!

Semper Reformanda | Confession—Prayer, Pardon, Peace

2022-06-12T12:24:50-07:00June 12th, 2022|Sermons 2022|

Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell preaches on Confession—Prayer, Pardon, Peace, through Luke 7:36-50. As Presbyterians, we affirm that we are the “church reformed, always reforming”. But what exactly does that mean? At its core, we believe that God is not finished with us yet, a belief that undergirds every aspect of our worship service. Join us for our summer sermon series as we explore the scriptural foundation of Reformed worship. It will deepen your understanding and appreciation of Sunday mornings at First Pres!

Semper Reformanda | Call to Worship

2022-06-05T13:33:03-07:00June 5th, 2022|Sermons 2022|

Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell preaches on the Call to Gather/Call to Worship, through Luke 7:36-50. As Presbyterians, we affirm that we are the "church reformed, always reforming". But what exactly does that mean? At its core, we believe that God is not finished with us yet, a belief that undergirds every aspect of our worship service. Join us for our summer sermon series as we explore the scriptural foundation of Reformed worship. It will deepen your understanding and appreciation of Sunday mornings at First Pres!

Generation to Generation | Through the Ages

2022-05-29T13:47:55-07:00May 29th, 2022|Sermons 2022|

Rev. Mark Stryker preaches "Through the Ages" on Exodus 3:14-15 this Sunday. One of the beautiful things about Christian community is the generational richness and diversity in our midst. We often gather as one, but within the larger whole are generations with unique experiences, perspectives, and stories to tell. From our youngest members to our senior saints, God’s goodness is reflected in us all. Join us this spring as we bear witness to God’s faithfulness from generation to generation. Together in worship we will hear from future church leaders and cherished leaders from our past, be encouraged and challenged by our university [...]

Generation to Generation | Leper #10

2022-05-22T12:54:03-07:00May 22nd, 2022|Sermons 2022|

Rev. Amos Disasa preaches "Leper #10" on Luke 17:11-19 this Sunday. One of the beautiful things about Christian community is the generational richness and diversity in our midst. We often gather as one, but within the larger whole are generations with unique experiences, perspectives, and stories to tell. From our youngest members to our senior saints, God’s goodness is reflected in us all. Join us this spring as we bear witness to God’s faithfulness from generation to generation. Together in worship we will hear from future church leaders and cherished leaders from our past, be encouraged and challenged by our university [...]

Generation to Generation | Confirmation Sunday

2022-05-22T12:54:36-07:00May 15th, 2022|Sermons 2022|

Rev. Michelle Vecchio-Lyzenga preaches "Bring What You Have" on John 21:1-19 this Confirmation sunday. One of the beautiful things about Christian community is the generational richness and diversity in our midst. We often gather as one, but within the larger whole are generations with unique experiences, perspectives, and stories to tell. From our youngest members to our senior saints, God’s goodness is reflected in us all. Join us this spring as we bear witness to God’s faithfulness from generation to generation. Together in worship we will hear from future church leaders and cherished leaders from our past, be encouraged and challenged [...]

Generation to Generation | University Sunday

2022-05-08T14:33:18-07:00May 8th, 2022|Sermons 2022|

Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell and our graduating University students share their thoughts on Matthew 6:19-21, 24-34. One of the beautiful things about Christian community is the generational richness and diversity in our midst. We often gather as one, but within the larger whole are generations with unique experiences, perspectives, and stories to tell. From our youngest members to our senior saints, God’s goodness is reflected in us all. Join us this spring as we bear witness to God’s faithfulness from generation to generation. Together in worship we will hear from future church leaders and cherished leaders from our past, be [...]

Generation to Generation | Words to Clear Heads and Warm Hearts

2022-05-01T14:06:12-07:00May 1st, 2022|Sermons 2022|

Rev. Earl Palmer preaches "Words to Clear Heads and Warm Hearts" on 2 Timothy 1:3-7. One of the beautiful things about Christian community is the generational richness and diversity in our midst. We often gather as one, but within the larger whole are generations with unique experiences, perspectives, and stories to tell. From our youngest members to our senior saints, God’s goodness is reflected in us all. Join us this spring as we bear witness to God’s faithfulness from generation to generation. Together in worship we will hear from future church leaders and cherished leaders from our past, be encouraged and [...]

Generation to Generation | Could it be True?

2022-04-24T12:37:31-07:00April 24th, 2022|Sermons 2022|

Aeryn Seto Johnson preaches "Could it be True?" on John 20:19-31. One of the beautiful things about Christian community is the generational richness and diversity in our midst. We often gather as one, but within the larger whole are generations with unique experiences, perspectives, and stories to tell. From our youngest members to our senior saints, God’s goodness is reflected in us all. Join us this spring as we bear witness to God’s faithfulness from generation to generation. Together in worship we will hear from future church leaders and cherished leaders from our past, be encouraged and challenged by our university [...]

Why Jesus? | Jesus the Risen One

2022-04-17T14:53:39-07:00April 17th, 2022|Sermons 2022|

Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell preaches "Jesus the Risen One" on Mark 15:42–16:8. Jesus Christ is one of the most controversial figures in all of history. For many, he was a great moral teacher. To others, he was a political revolutionary. And yet, for billions of people around the world, Jesus is their Lord and Savior. The question remains: why? What about Jesus is so compelling, so wonderful, so true? Why do we choose to believe in and follow this man that C.S. Lewis once observed was either a lunatic, a liar, or lord? This Lent, we at First Pres will [...]

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