SERMONS

THE PREACHING AT ST. PAULS SPEAKS TO THE MOMENT FROM A TIMELESS PERSPECTIVE, WITH INTELLIGENCE, HUMOR AND OPENNESS
Chez God

Chez God

On this sermon for Trinity Sunday, Jeff Carlson brings us a new look at how the Spirit of God invites us to belong to "a community of love that can...

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A Creature Who Belongs

A Creature Who Belongs

A sermon for confirmation, preached on a Pentecost Sunday, with a necessary reminder to all who have been confirmed that we ought to cherish that...

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Staring into the Empty Sky

Staring into the Empty Sky

In this sermon on The Ascension, delivered as the COVID pandemic is well into its second year, with hope finally in sight, Rev. Sarah Garcia asks if...

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“Our New Old Song”

“Our New Old Song”

In this sermon, Benny VanDerburgh, the Pastoral Intern at St. Pauls United Church of Christ in Chicago, reflects on Psalm 98:4-9 and Acts 10:44​-48....

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The Fact of Being Branches

The Fact of Being Branches

Jesus famously said, "I am the vine, and you are the branches." But what does he mean by that – and how can that enliven us not just as individuals,...

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We the Sheeple

We the Sheeple

What does it mean today that Jesus is our Good Shepherd? And how are we to regard ourselves as his sheep in an era that coined "sheeple" as an...

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The Call of the Wild Geese

The Call of the Wild Geese

In this sermon for the second Sunday after Easter, Rev. Dr. Jeff Carlson explores Luke 24:36-48, and how Jesus appeared to the disciples and...

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