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Jun
2014

“Living the Welcome” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - June 29, 2014

When we widen our hearts to welcome in people, we risk the hurt caused when those people depart our lives. Pastor Andrea counsels us to welcome all, despite the risk of hurt. (Matthew 10:40-42)

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Jun
2014

“Basic Training for Disciples” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - June 22, 2014

What does it mean when Jesus, the "Prince of Peace," tells his disciples that he has "not come to bring peace, but the sword" (Matthew 10:32-39)? What is the nature of this "sword," and how are we to make sense of it? Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian shares her interpretation as she preaches, "Basic Training for Disciples." 

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16
Jun
2014

“Our Father” - - Chip Roughton, MDiv. - - June 15, 2014

In his sermon, "Our Father," Member-in-Discernment and recent seminary graduate Chip Roughton unpacks the opening words of The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:5-13), with reflections on biblical and modern fatherhood. 

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Jun
2014

“I’ve Been Looking For You” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - June 1, 2014

God is constantly seeking us out, looking for us. Drawing from the well-known story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-24), Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian recounts her recent journey to her college reunion - - an unexpected journey of renewal. 

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May
2014

“A Thorn in My Flesh” - - Rev. Chris Mereschuk - - May 25, 2014

Paul "boasts" of his weakness - - a "thorn in the flesh" - - claiming that it is his weakness and not his strength that demonstrates God's grace. Associate Pastor Rev. Chris Mereschuk asks, how are we called to transform our "thorns" into opportunities to proclaim God's grace? (II Corinthians 12:1-10)

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May
2014

“Filled With The Holy Spirit” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - May 18, 2014

Stephen was martyred for his witness to the Gospel - - we might not risk our lives with our witness, but how are we called to bear witness to our faith and to justice? (Acts 7:55-60)

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May
2014

“A More and Better Life Than They Ever Dreamed…” - - Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian - - May 11, 2014

Pastor Andrea challenges us to live an abundant life by keeping God at the center (#KGATC). Scripture from John 10:1-10.

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May
2014

“Facing What We Must Face…” - - Rev. Dr. Ayvazian - - May 4, 2014

Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian calls our attention to Yom Hashoah (the Jewish day of remembrance for the Holocaust) as well as the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915 in her sermon, "Facing What We Must Face, Doing What We Must Do" (1 Peter 3:8-12). Rev. Dr. Ayvazian urges us to go beyond the 10 Commandments as a benchmark for faith-based action in the face of evil. 

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Apr
2014

“Off the Hook” - - Alice Barber - - April 27, 2014

For our annual celebration of "Gay Day" - - our lifting and affirming of our siblings in the LGBQT* community - - church member Alice Barber calls us to task in her sermon "Off the Hook." Drawing from Paul's letter to the Galatians (6:1-10), we are reminded not to "grow weary in our labors."

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Apr
2014

“Transforming the Cross” - - Easter Sunday - - April 20, 2014

In this special Easter message, Rev. Dr. Andrea Ayvazian leads a group of people each carrying their own cross. Each cross bears a double sided placard: one side describes a burden or challenge once faced; the other side proclaims how that issue has been transformed. We call upon God to help transform us and "change our names." (Mark 16:1-8)

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