Sermons by Pastor Bill Wong

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First Sunday in Lent – February 21, 2021

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We continue our forty-day Lenten journey with Jesus, focusing on repentance, renewal, reconciliation, and God’s relationship with us through Jesus Christ. On Ash Wednesday the church began its Lenten journey toward baptismal immersion in the death and resurrection of Christ. This year, the Sundays in Lent lead us to focus on five covenants God makes […]

Ash Wednesday – February 17, 2021

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We begin the season of Lent, when we venture on a forty-day journey with Jesus, focusing on repentance, renewal, reconciliation, and God’s relationship with us through Jesus Christ. On Ash Wednesday we begin our forty-day journey toward Easter with a day of fasting and repentance. Marking our foreheads with dust, we acknowledge that we die […]

Transfiguration of Our Lord – February 14, 2021

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During the Epiphany season, Jesus is revealed to us that he is the anointed one of God, the Christ, sent to save humanity and creation. The Sundays after Epiphany began with Jesus’ baptism and end with three disciples’ vision of his transfiguration. In Mark’s story of Jesus’ baptism, apparently only Jesus sees the Spirit descending […]

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany – February 7, 2021

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During the Epiphany season, Jesus is revealed to us that he is the anointed one of God, the Christ, sent to save humanity and creation. In today’s reading from Isaiah, the one God, who sits above the earth and numbers the stars, also strengthens the powerless. Then, in the reading from Mark, we see the […]

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany – January 31, 2021

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During the Epiphany season, Jesus is revealed to us that he is the anointed one of God, the Christ, sent to save humanity and creation. In today’s reading from Deuteronomy, God promises to raise up a prophet like Moses, who will speak for God. In the reading from Mark, Jesus teaches with authority and heals […]

Third Sunday after Epiphany – January 24, 2021

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During the Epiphany season, Jesus is revealed to us that he is the anointed one of God, the Christ, sent to save humanity and creation. As we continue through the time after Epiphany, stories of the call to discipleship show us the implications of our baptismal calling to share and show Christ to the world. […]

Second Sunday after Epiphany – January 17, 2021

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During the Epiphany season, we receive the revelation that Jesus is the anointed one of God, the Christ, sent to save humanity and creation. All the baptized have a calling in God’s world. On this Second Sunday after Epiphany, we hear that God calls not just pastors and deacons but also the youngest child, like […]

Baptism of Our Lord – January 10, 2021

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We begin the Epiphany season with the festival of the Baptism of Our Lord. On this day, we recall the baptism of Jesus by John at the river Jordan. On this Baptism of Our Lord, we hear both Mark’s gospel and the story in Acts make clear that it is the Spirit’s movement that distinguishes […]

Second Sunday of Christmas – January 3, 2021

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During this Christmas season, we celebrate and rejoice in the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ. On this Second Sunday of Christmas, within the profound words in today’s reading from John, lies the simple message that God is revealed in a human person. Though we may try to understand how the Word existed […]

First Sunday of Christmas – December 27, 2020

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During this Christmas season, we celebrate and rejoice in the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ. On this First Sunday of Christmas, we recall that on the first Christmas Day the Word illumines the world, shining forth to bring all things into being. Today we celebrate the incarnate Word, God becoming flesh to […]