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The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom is senior minister of Irvine United Congregational Church (UCC) in Irvine, CA.

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The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom

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Irvine United Congregational Church (UCC), Irvine, CA

The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom is senior pastor of Irvine United Congregational Church UCC in Irvine, CA, where he has been since 2006.

He earlier served as pastor of Mt. Hollywood United Church of Christ in Los Angeles. For 11 years before coming to Irvine, Paul was a board member of Hope-Net, an interfaith agency dedicated to eradicating hunger and homelessness in Los Angeles, and served as its president for three years.

Paul is a graduate of Syracuse University and earned his master of divinity from Claremont School of Theology, where he was given the Distinguished Preaching Award, and his doctor of ministry degree from Chicago Theological Seminary.


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The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom

Paul Tellstrom: Bring Her, Bring Him

Matthew 5:1-12

All Saints Sunday - Year A

November 05, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom (UCC)

 

All Saints Day allows us a very personal way to talk about the present and the future by talking about the past. Who are we? Who do we want to be? Those saints from our past give us a way of talking about where we are and where we are headed.

Today, you are invited to bring someone (or "someones") with you to this place. There simply isn't enough seating for the hospitality we need to provide this morning.

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The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom

Paul Tellstrom: All He Has

Luke 17:11-19

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

October 09, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom (UCC)

 

The account is short and it brings us a reminder of life in the pre-scientific world.  "As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him.  Keeping their distance, they called out, saying, 'Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!'" 

For centuries there were people who were afflicted with all sorts of diseases and conditions that today, with gratitude to the scientific and medical community, no one ever need fear again.  The drama that unfolds today is confirmation of the strength of fear.  Here are ten souls, walking at a distance away from the main road as they were bound to do by law because of their condition.  These were people who were born with real hopes and dreams-they once walked with purpose and meaning with their peers, and now-due to the accident of being in some place or other where they contracted this disease, their lives were as good as over. 

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The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom Transcript

July 17, 2016

The Better Part

The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom (UCC)

Dr. Paul Tellstrom says that in the busy-ness of our lives we sometimes just have to stop and listen to where we are in the Kin-dom of God--that place of justice Jesus spoke about during that twilight dinner to a listening Mary. Perhaps this story in Luke 10 is about finding our equilibrium for our own good as well as for the well being of our community.