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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. Cynthia Taylor

Cynthia Taylor: A Song for the Forgotten Saints

Ephesians 1:11-23

All Saints' Sunday - Year C

October 30, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Taylor (TEC)


"From ghoulies and ghosties. And long-leggedy beasties. And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!" It's the eve of All Hallow's Eve--Halloween and a time to remember the words to this old Scottish prayer to protect us from the dark spirits who wish us ill. But Halloween also means that we are on the eve of one of the great feasts days of the Christian calendar--All Saint's Day and remember all the spirits of light and life.

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The Rev. William E. Flippin, Jr. Transcript

November 02, 2014

Coram Deo

The Rev. William Flippin, Jr. (ELCA)

Pastor Bill Flippin says there is one link in our life that can always be shortened and strengthened--that’s our relationship with God, where there is no degree of separation. And the saints of God can show us the way to find this relationship, this 'Coram Deo,' being in the presence of God.
The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian Transcript

November 03, 2013

A Guiding Voice

The Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian (PCUSA)

In her All Saints' Sunday sermon on the "great cloud of witnesses" in Hebrews 11, Dr. Chris Chakoian says that though it’s important to appreciate the present, and to look to the future with hope, the most important orientation toward time may be a positive appreciation of the past. The more we savor memories of relationships and let go of grudges, connect to our roots and let go of our forebears’ failings, the better grounded and centered we will be.
The Rev. Dr. Bill Britt Transcript

November 06, 2011

We Are Blessed

The Rev. Dr. Bill Britt (UMC)

In studying and living out the Beatitudes--Jesus' teachings on the saintly virtues--we can respond to his call to exercise our sainthood as his followers.
The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler Transcript

November 07, 2010

Saint Carlton Is Lowest

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

What is a saint? The Very Rev. Sam Candler probes Jesus' teaching in Luke 6 to discover the radical -- and surprising -- kind of life God's people are called to live in this world.
The Rev. Glenn L. Ethridge Transcript

October 31, 2010

Spiritual Friendships

The Rev. Glenn Ethridge (UMC)

As we observe All Saints' Day, the Rev. Glenn Ethridge encourages us to give thanks for spiritual friends who have inspired our faith--and challenges us to follow their footsteps.

The Rev. John Gunn

A Saintly Life

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

This episode of Be Still and Know discusses the modern perspective on sainthood and how it often differs from God's expectation of saintly living. The Rev. John R Gunn writes, "A saintly life demands nothing that is not harmonious with successful business life. A man can handle large sums of money and be absolutely free from the taint of the love of money."

The Rt. Rev. Keith B. Whitmore Transcript

November 01, 2009

Being Saints of God

The Right Rev. Keith Whitmore (TEC)

Bishop Keith Whitmore reveals that the saints we celebrate for All Saints' Day include each one of us.
The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams Transcript

February 19, 2006

Why Can't We Pull Up the Weeds?

The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams is pastor of Morningside Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, GA. In her sermon "Why Can't We Pull Up the Weeds?" she takes a look at Jesus' parable of the wheat and the weeds in Matthew 13: