Sermons by Rev. Emily Riley Campbell

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Our Father Knows Best – Upper Room

As we honor our earthly fathers today, we also look at how to please our heavenly Father.  Many falsely believe that there is only one right thing we should do with our lives that will please God, and this often causes us to refrain from acting out of fear that we will get it wrong.  […]

Our Father Knows Best – Sanctuary

As we honor our earthly fathers today, we also look at how to please our heavenly Father.  Many falsely believe that there is only one right thing we should do with our lives that will please God, and this often causes us to refrain from acting out of fear that we will get it wrong.  […]

God’s Gift to You – Upper Room

Today we celebrate Pentecost – the birthday of the church.  You know the famous story of the flames descending from heaven, and the faithful speaking in tongues.  This story took place 50 days after Jesus ascended into heaven, and marked a significant turning point in the history of the church.  But it still holds a unique relevance for […]

God’s Gift to You – Sanctuary

Today we celebrate Pentecost – the birthday of the church.  You know the famous story of the flames descending from heaven, and the faithful speaking in tongues.  This story took place 50 days after Jesus ascended into heaven, and marked a significant turning point in the history of the church.  But it still holds a unique relevance for […]

Lest We Forget – Sanctuary

Today was both Memorial/Remembrance Sunday, and Rev. Emily Riley Campbell’s Candidating Service as FPCP’s membership prepared to vote on her nomination to the position of Senior Pastor of this church. We began by looking at the idea of Memorial or Remembrance Day, and remembering that freedom comes at a price, whether the freedom is gained […]

Life Lessons: Lessons from Proverbs – Upper Room

During today’s service, we honored mothers on Mother’s Day as we looked at the book of Proverbs. Rev. Campbell shared some specific lessons we can all learn from the book of Proverbs – one of the 3 wisdom books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job). Several of today’s focused readings from Proverbs include advice on how to deal with […]

Life Lessons: Lessons from Proverbs – Sanctuary

During today’s service, we not only honored mothers on Mother’s Day, we also welcomed our 2018-19 Confirmation Class to membership in the church.  As part of this service, Rev. Campbell also shared some specific lessons we can all learn from the book of Proverbs – one of the 3 wisdom books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and Job). […]

Life Lessons from Ecclesiastes: Make It Count

Our new May sermon series of ‘Life Lessons from…’ focuses first on the book of Ecclesiastes.  It’s not the most uplifting of books, since it goes on and on about how everything is meaningless.  But if you dig in a little deeper, you discover that there is a very profound reason for this book.  Ecclesiastes is […]