This Sunday Pastor Elaine takes the community on a journey exploring baptism, specifically discussing Jesus' baptism. She invites us to remember what our baptism means to us, and she discusses how baptism can encourage each one of us.
Bible passage- Mark 1:4-11
This week Pastor Elaine explores who the Magi are and what the different gifts signify. She explores the often ignored fourth gift the Magi bring, worship, and its impact on our lives.
*Note- There were some technical problems on Sunday. Only a portion of the sermon was able to be recorded. It is still posted for your convenience.*
This Advent Sunday of Joy, Pastor Elaine explores the concept of Joy. She examines the proclamation that "God is with us" and discusses how that impacts our understanding of Joy.
Bible passage- Luke 1:39-56
This week Pastor Elaine* explores the Biblical stories about Angels. She discusses their role in ministering to people. She further explores the interaction the interaction between the Angel Gabriel, Mary, and Joseph. She examines what that means for us to follow Mary and Joseph's example in response to God's messengers. She discusses the ways to listen to the many differentiated messengers of God.
Bible passage-Matt 2:18-25 & Isaiah 40:1-6
This week Pastor Elaine* begins the Advent season discussing hope.
Bible passage- Isaiah 40:1-11 & Luke 1:26-35
*Pastor Elaine Schoepf is a ‘not quite but almost’ Southern California native having lived here most of her life.. Ordained in 1987 in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Pastor Elaine has served both UCC and DOC congregations in California and Hawaii. Contemplative prayer and energy healing are spiritual practices that move her. A student of music and theater and history, Elaine loves working and performing in living history productions like the Renaissance Faire. For fun she enjoys making glass and metal jewelry, gardening and spending time with her dogs and cat.
This week Pastor Don examines the Christian roots of 7 Holiday traditions: Candy canes, Dec 25th for Christmas, Gift giving, Mistletoe, Poinsettias, Santa Claus, Christmas trees
Bible passage- Romans 14:5-6a 11-12
This Stewardship Sunday Pastor Don explores the complex answer to the question, "When does God get paid?"
Bible passage- 2 Cor. 9:6-8, 11-15
Weekly sermons from Seaside Community United Church of Christ.