Sermons by Pastor Bill Wong

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Third Sunday of Easter – April 26, 2020

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Summary: For this Third Sunday of Easter video worship experience, we continue to proclaim the Good News, “Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Today we recall another Easter Day story when two followers of Jesus, Cleopas and a traveling companion, were on the road to Emmaus. The resurrected Jesus appeared to these two followers of Jesus, […]

Second Sunday of Easter – April 19, 2020

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Summary: For the Second Sunday of Easter video worship experience, we continue to proclaim the Good News, “Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” We recall the evening of the first Easter Day when the resurrected Jesus appeared to the disciples, who were gathered together in a house behind locked doors, because they were […]

Easter Sunday – April 12, 2020

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Summary: For this Easter Day video worship experience, we celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord and proclaim the Good News, “Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Today we hear the resurrection story from Matthew, where we recall the women at the tomb and their encounter with an angel and the risen Jesus Christ. The women experience fear and […]

Good Friday – April 10, 2020

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Summary: For this Good Friday video worship experience, we recall the last day of Jesus’ ministry and his crucifixion. This is an expression of God’s love for us so that we can be reconciled to God and each other and in turn love one another and our neighbors. This video worship experience is a joint worship effort […]

Maundy Thursday – April 9, 2020

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Summary: For this Maundy Thursday video worship experience, we recall Jesus’ last supper, his washing the feet of his disciples, and his commandment for us to love and to express our love through service. What does it mean to be known for our love for one another? How do we share this love with each […]

Palm Sunday – April 6, 2020

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Sermon Summary: For Palm Sunday and Sunday of the Passion, we experience the contrast between between the festive welcome of Jesus as he enters Jerusalem and his passion when we recall Jesus’ last last days and his crucifixion, keeping in mind that the passion story of Jesus, along with his resurrection, are the oldest stories […]

Worship Service March 29, 2020

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Sermon Summary: On the Fifth Sunday in Lent we encounter Jesus in John 11, where we recall Jesus’ love for Mary, Martha, and Lazarus; Jesus’ raising of Lazarus from the dead; and the proclamation that Jesus is the resurrection and life. What does this Jesus story from John 11 tell us about our relationship with […]

Worship Service March 22, 2020

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We are not alone. On the Fourth Sunday in Lent, Jesus meets us in John 9, in the healing of a blind man, who sees Jesus for who he is in contrast with the Pharisees, who are blind. Believing is seeing. What you see through the eyes of faith? What will you do in response […]

When darkness abounds, we seek the light!

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Jan. 5, 2020 – Second Sunday in Christmas Text: John 1:1-18. Read it here. The Work of Christmas starts now! I wasn’t looking forward to taking a trip to Minneapolis, Minn., in December. But the visit offered a surprise: Sunshine and the energy one feels on a sunny day. We are people who need light […]

Jesus calls us to care for each other

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The Rich Man and Lazarus Text: Luke 16:19-31. Read it here. We start with some lovely music by our staff organist, Walt Strony. Then, you’ll hear the Old Testament and Gospel readings. Pastor Bill Wong preaches. Jesus reminds his listeners: Care for each other Jesus tells a story about a rich man who eats a […]