Sermons and Children’s Message

Worship services are recorded weekly. Please click a date below to view the service.

    • January 14, 2018 “Speak, Your Servants Are Listening” Pastor Maribel Celiz
      • Scriptures: 1 Samuel 3: 1-10; Psalm 139: 1-6, 13-18; 1 Corinthians 6: 12-20 and John 1: 43-51.
      • God calls us in so many ways. God called young Samuel before he was old enough to understand who was calling him. Jesus called Philip, who called Nathanael. God calls us because God knows us more intimately than we know ourselves. Psalm 139 praises God for the knowledge that we are known and brought into being by God. Both Psalm 139 and 1 Corinthians affirm that our bodies are creations to be used as gifts from God. 
      • Children’s Message
    • January 7, 2018 “God of Wonders” Pastor Maribel Celiz
      • Scriptures:  Genesis 1: 1-5 and Mark 1: 4-11
      • The same Spirit that hovered over the waters when God began to create the heavens and the earth was present at Christ’s baptism at the River Jordan. It is the same Spirit that blessed us today when we participate in Christian baptism. Primordial waters rightly fill us with fear and trembling, for they were there at the beginning of creation. They were there when God thundered over the mighty waters, and they were there when John changed human hearts and minds as he baptized penitents in the Jordan. But as mighty as these waters are, the Spirit is far greater. John’s baptism with water changed hearts and lives. Jesus’ baptism with the Spirit promises something radically new. This is indeed the promise we celebrate and help manifest today.
      • Children’s Message
    • December 24, 2017 Christmas Eve Worship 7:00 p.m.
    • December 24, 2017 Christmas Eve Day 9:00 a.m.
    • December 17, 2017 Children’s Message (no sermon-technical difficulties)
    • December 10, 2017 Sunday School Christmas Program “One Clear Star”
    • December 3, 2017 Children’s Message (no sermon – technical difficulties)
    • November 19, 2017 (No sermon video – testimonies)
      • Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11 and Matthew 25: 14-30
      • What does it mean to have faith? In the book of Judges, God’s people live a continuous cycle of seeking God when they are in distress, only to turn away from God when they feel secure. In the epistle, Paul warns against the foolish belief that life can be safe and under control. In the Gospel, Jesus tells a story of someone so determined not to risk God’s disappointment that he stashes God’s gifts away, making it as good as dead. Our human impulses toward ease, security and safety fall far shot of vibrant faith in a living God. True faith is full of profound trust, aligning ourselves with God, even when circumstances are distressing and full of risk.
      • Children’s Message 
    • November 12, 2017 (no sermon video due to technical difficulties)
    • November 5, 2017 “God of Wonders” Pastor Maribel Celiz
      • Scriptures: Joshua 3: 7-17 and Matthew 23: 1-12
      • Jesus sums up a major theme of today’s scripture: “But the one who is greatest among you will be your servant. All who lift themselves up will be brought low. But all who make themselves low will be lifted up.” (Matthew 23: 11-12). Jesus scolds the scribes and Pharisees for forsaking servant ministry in favor of earthly recognition: the best seats in the synagogue, honor at banquets, and respect in the marketplace. Paul reminds the church at Thessalonica that those who brought them the gospel worked day and night on their behalf so as not to burden anyone. The psalmist describes the fate of the wicked and the righteous: the Lord turns the rivers of the wicked into parched ground, but transforms the deserts of the faithful into springs of water. Humility and gratitude for God’s blessings lead to servant ministry and recognition of our dependence on God, on one another, and on God’s good earth.
      • Children’s Message