Sermons by Rev. Emily Riley Campbell

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Christmas Memories (Chancel Choir Concert) — Sanctuary


What a beautiful way to highlight the Christmas season!  Thank you to our Chancel choir, the Fifth Season Ladies Ensemble and our soloists for the wonderful concert on Sunday. The featured music today was: CHORAL PRELUDES: “Caroling, Caroling” by Burt “Sing We Now of Christmas” arr. Prentice *CONGREGATIONAL CAROL  “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” CHORAL MEMORIES: “The […]

Advent: Elizabeth & Zechariah — Upper Room


We start the Advent season with the story of Elizabeth and Zechariah – the parents of John the Baptist.  Rev. Schaefer asked the question, “What’s in a name?”  Names in the biblical times had a lot of power.  Zechariah’s name meant ‘God Remembers.’  Elizabeth’s name meant ‘God is my Oath.’  And had they followed tradition, […]

Christ our King — Upper Room


Christ the King Sunday is a day that comes periodically, but not regularly, in the Christian calendar.  It is the Sunday that occasionally falls between Thanksgiving and the 1st Sunday in Advent, so we only celebrate it once in awhile, but it’s intention is to focus on the King of Love, our Shepherd.  Rev. Campbell […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 136 — Sanctuary


This Sunday concludes our series on the Psalms with Psalm 136 – a psalm of thankfulness, which we look at on this Thanksgiving Sunday.  Psalm 136, Rev. Campbell shares, speaks to us of God’s abiding love and grace.  God has saved His people so many times, bringing them out of Egypt and helping them overcome much […]

Falling Into the Psalms: Psalm 78 – Upper Room


On Reformation Sunday (and also the 500th Anniversary of the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door), we spent time looking at Psalm 78.  As Pastor Emily went through this psalm with us, she shared that it represents a call to remember – remember the things God has done for […]