This week Pastor Elaine continues our Lenten journey examining the separation many of us feel from the divine. She uses the story of the bleeding woman to explore both our actions and God's response to the feeling of abandonment. She closes with a response to dealing with this sense of abandonment.
Bible passage-Mark 5:24-34
This week Pastor Elaine introduces us to Divine Wisdom. She explores how Wisdom is portrayed in the book of Proverbs.
This Sunday Pastor Elaine suggests that we view our Lenten practice with grace for ourselves. She proposes that this grace paves the way for us to offer grace to others as well.
Bible passage-Romans 8:26-28, 38-39
This week Pastor Elaine takes us on a journey of Lent to listen to God. She begins with "Listen," moves into "Reflect," and closes with "Prepare to Listen in the World.
Bible passage-1 Kings 19:9, 11-12
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This Transfiguration Sunday Pastor Elaine discusses what the transfiguration means. She uses the Biblical passage to explain the significance of transfiguration, its impact on the disciples, and the hope it offers all believers through difficult times.
Bible passage- Mark 9:2-10
This Sunday Pastor Elaine explores the passage in Mark where Jesus deals with an unclean spirit. She explores our modern demons and discusses what Jesus' presence and actions do to those demons. Pastor Elaine then proclaims the hope we have in Jesus to destroy the demons, both in the passage and in our lives.
Bible passage-Mark 1:21-29
Pastor Elaine takes us through this week's Bible passage examining the significance of the word "immediately" and taking us into the the first century world of Jesus and the disciples. She has the church reflect on the significance of the passage, and she asks us to apply it to our lives.
Bible passage-Mark 1:14-21
This Sunday we are joined by Guest Pastor Mary Jo Bradshaw*. She explores the interaction between Nathanael and Jesus. She examines Nathanael's prejudice and discusses Jesus' response to this attitude. Pastor Mary Jo uses Jesus' interaction with Nathanael and Philip to reveal that God sees and loves each one of us. She challenges us to see one another.
Bible passage-John 1:43-51
*Mary Jo Bradshaw Lives in Long beach with her spouse Charlie and dog Jethro. She is ordained in the Disciples of Christ and loves nothing better than camping with her her dog Jethro. More information about her can be found here.
Weekly sermons from Seaside Community United Church of Christ.