Fred Mendez: My Hero

A sermon preached by Fred Mendez on July 1st, 2018 based upon  Luke 9:57-62 and Ephesians 4:31-5:2 entitled “My Hero.” I realize as we went along this morning that it would be wonderful if I had crafted a 5-minute sermon. Too bad. I did not think of that. But let’s pray through the pauses that may […]


Bob Keller: The Wonder of a Tiny Seed

A sermon preached by Bob Keller on June 17th, 2018 (Father’s Day) based upon Mark 4:26-34 and entitled, “The Wonder of a Tiny Seed” Was anyone here raised on a farm? Or maybe your parents or grandparents were? Since we’re becoming an urban and suburban culture, many of us have lost the appreciation for agriculture, […]


Peace with Justice and the Reconciling Congregation

A sermon preached on June 10th, 2018 based upon Genesis 3:8-13 and Mark 3:20-22; 31-35 entitled “Peace with Justice and the Reconciling Congregation”. This is Peace with Justice Sunday, which calls us to reflect upon God’s desire for peace with justice in this world. It is “peace with justice” because it is possible to have peace […]


Passing the Peace

A sermon preached on June 3rd, 2018 based upon Mark 2:23- 3:6. For this Sunday, the order of worship was changed so that the “Passing of the Peace” occurred after the sermon and before Holy Communion.  When we hear about the Pharisees in the Gospels and their conflicts with Jesus, we tend see them as […]


Birthing Pains

Filed under: Pastor Jeff's Sermons  A sermon preached on May 20th, 2018 -- Pentecost Sunday -- based upon Acts 2:1-21 and Romans 8:22 – 27. The story of the day of Pentecost is a wonderfully dramatic and powerful story. It gives us insight to what the Holy Spirit is doing in the world: It’s overcoming [...]

Mother’s Day Cards

Filed under: Pastor Jeff's Sermons A sermon preached on May 13, 2018 – “Mother’s Day” – based upon Isaiah 49:14-16; Luke 13:31-34 entitled “Mother’s Day Cards.” I was curious about the origins of Mother’s Day, so I did a little research. I found out that the person responsible for getting Mother’s Day established as a [...]

The Eulogy for Robert M. Mortensen

The Eulogy for Robert M. Mortensen Robert was born on August 30th, 1932 Curacao (Cure a sal) in the Dutch West Indies, where his father Sigvardt Mortensen was working as a merchant marine.  Bob’s father was born in Denmark, and after retiring from the merchant marines would work on Project Hope, a hospital ship that […]


The Choice to Love

Filed under: Pastor Jeff’s Sermons   A sermon preached on May 6th, 2018 based upon John 15:9 – 17. Among the twelve original apostles, John alone is believed to have lived into old age, most likely in the city of Ephesus in Asia Minor. In his later years not only his body but also his mind […]

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