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Sermons Preached at First Church in 2014

Sermon Archives Sorted by Pastor and Year

Sermons by Pastor

Rev. Linda Holbrook          Pastor Shijung Shim          Pastor Beth Cademartori           

Pastor Sadie Stone            Rev. Michael Love             Rev. Sione Halafau            

Rev. Laurie McHugh

Sermons by Year

2016 Sermons          2015 Sermons          2014 Sermons          2013 Sermons          

2012 Sermons          2011 Sermons          2010 Sermons          2009 Sermons



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Christmas Eve 2014 Homily - Pastor Sadie Stone (Audio)

A Pastor Sadie Sermon at First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Sadie's December 24, 2014 Homily for Christmas Eve.

The readings were Isaiah 9:1-7, John 1:1-14, Luke 2:1-20 and Isaiah 52:7-10




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December 14, 2014 - Third Sunday in Advent - Without Love, there would be no Christmas - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's December 14, 2014 sermon for the third Sunday in Advent..

The reading was Matthew 1:18.




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December 7, 2014 - Second Sunday in Advent - Stable Time - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's December 7, 2014 sermon for the second Sunday in Advent..

The reading was Luke 1:24-25.




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November 30, 2014 - First Sunday in Advent - The Gift of Hope- Pastor Sadie Stone (Audio)

A Pastor Sadie Sermon at First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Sadie's November 30, 2014 sermon for the first Sunday in Advent.




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November 23, 2014 - Gratitude - Pastor Sadie Stone (Audio)

A Pastor Sadie Sermon at First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Sadie's November 23, 2014 sermon for Thanksgiving.




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October 26, 2014 - The Five Methodist Vows - #5: Witness - Pastor Sadie Stone (Audio)

A Pastor Sadie Sermon at First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Sadie's October 26, 2014 sermon.

This was the fifth sermon in a series on the vows we take when we join the United Methodist Church.




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October 5, 2014 - Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me - The Rev. Sione Halafau (Audio)

Listen to the Rev. Sione Halafau's October 5, 2014 sermon.

Rev. Halafau is the pastor of the First Tongan United Methodist Church of Palo Alto.



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September 14, 2014 - Trusting in God. Faith that is lived - Pastor Sadie Stone (Audio)

A Pastor Sadie Sermon at First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Sadie's September 14, 2014 sermon.

The reading was Hebrews 11:8-18.




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September 7, 2014 Sermon - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's September 7, 2014 sermon.

The reading was Isaiah 43:16-21.




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August 3, 2014 - Is That Really in the Bible? “Bored to Death” - The Rev. Sadie Stone (Audio)

A Pastor Sadie Sermon at First Church Palo Alto
Listen to Pastor Sadie's August 3, 2014 sermon.

The reading was Acts 20:7-12.




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July 27, 2014 - This is My Father's World - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's July 27, 2014 sermon.

The reading was 1 Corinthians 12:12-26.




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July 20, 2014 - What Does it Mean to Serve? - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's July 20, 2014 sermon.

The reading was Matthew 25:35-40.




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July 6, 2014 - Remember Your Call - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's July 6, 2014 sermon. This was her first sermon as co-pastor of First Church

The reading was 1 Peter 2:9-10.




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June 22, 2014 -Finding A Way Towards Justice - The Rev. Sadie Stone (Audio)

A Pastor Sadie Sermon at First Church Palo Alto
Listen to Pastor Sadie's June 22, 2014 sermon.

The readings were Micah 6:6-8 and Romans 12:14-21.




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June 15, 2014 -A Way Forward - The Rev. Michael Love (Audio)

A Sermon by Pastor Michael LoveListen to Pastor Michael's June 15, 2014 sermon. The was Rev. Love''s last sermon as co-pastor of First Church

The readings were Psalm 8 and Matthew 28:16-20.







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June 1, 2014 - Stinkin’ Thinkin’ - Pastor Michael Love (Audio)

A Sermon by Pastor Michael LoveListen to Pastor Michael's June 1, 2014 sermon.







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May 18, 2014 - Pastor Michael Love (Audio)

A Sermon by Pastor Michael LoveListen to Pastor Michael's May 18, 2014 sermon.







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May 11, 2014 - Mother's Day 2014 - Why Do You Weep? - Pastor Sadie Stone (Audio)

A Pastor Sadie Sermon at First Church Palo Alto
Listen to Pastor Sadie's Mother's Day, May 11, 2014 sermon.

The readings were Psalm 131 and 1 Samuel 1:1-20.




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May 4, 2014 - Who Was That Guy? - Pastor Michael Love (Audio)

A Sermon by Pastor Michael LoveListen to Pastor Michael's May 4, 2014 sermon.

The readings were Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 and Luke 24:13-35.







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April 27, 2014 - Peace be with you - Pastor Sadie Stone (Audio)

A Pastor Sadie Sermon at First Church Palo Alto
Listen to Pastor Sadie's April 27, 2014 sermon.

The readings were Psalm 16 and John 19:19-31.




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April 20, 2014 - Easter Sunday 2014 - Is There Hope? - Pastor Michael Love (Audio)

A Sermon by Pastor Michael LoveListen to Pastor Michael's Easter Sunday , April 20, 2014 sermon.

The readings were Jeremiah 31:1-6 and Matthew 28:1-7.







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Palm Sunday - April 13, 2014 - What About Suffering? - Pastor Sadie Stone (Audio)

A Pastor Sadie Sermon at First Church Palo Alto
Listen to Pastor Sadie's Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014 sermon.

The readings were Matthew 21:1-11 and Matthew 27: 27-31.




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April 6, 2014 - What Brings Fulfillment? - Pastor Michael Love (Audio)

A Sermon by Pastor Michael LoveListen to Pastor Michael's April 6, 2014 sermon.

The readings was John 13: 1-5, 13-17.







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March 30, 2014 - Where is God? - Pastor Michael Love (Audio)

A Sermon by Pastor Michael LoveListen to Pastor Michael's March 30, 2014 sermon.

The reading was John 1-5, 14.







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March 23, 2014 - Am I Accepted? - Pastor Sadie Stone (Audio)

A Pastor Sadie Sermon at First Church Palo Alto
Listen to Pastor Sadie's March 23, 2014 sermon, for the third Sunday in Lent.

The readings were Hebrews 4:14-16 and John 8:1-11.




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March 16, 2014 - What Matters Most - Pastor Michael Love (Audio)

A Sermon by Pastor Michael LoveListen to Pastor Michael's March 16, 2014 sermon.

The readings were Genesis 12:1-4a and Mark 12:28-34.







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March 9, 2014 - Who is Jesus? - Pastor Sadie Stone (Audio)

A Pastor Sadie Sermon at First Church Palo Alto
Listen to Pastor Sadie's March 9, 2014 sermon, for the first Sunday in Lent.

The readings was Matthew 16:13-16.




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March 2, 2014 - Holy Mountain - Pastor Michael Love (Audio)

A Sermon by Pastor Michael LoveListen to Pastor Michael's March 2, 2014 sermon.

The readings were Exodus 24:12-18 and Matthew 17:1-9.







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February 23, 2014 - Is This Justice? - Pastor Sadie Stone (Audio)

A Pastor Sadie Sermon at First Church Palo Alto
Listen to Pastor Sadie's February 23, 2014 sermon.

The readings were John 4:7-12 and Matthew 5:38-48.




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February 16, 2014 - Haaaave you met Stephen... ministries? - Pastor Sadie Stone (Audio)

A Pastor Sadie Sermon at First Church Palo Alto
Listen to Pastor Sadie's February 16, 2014 sermon about how we can care for each other through Stephen Ministries.

The readings were Ephesians 4:11-16 and Acts 6:1-7 2

Learn more about Stephen Ministries here.




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February 9, 2014 - V-Day: Until the Violence Stops - Pastor Sadie Stone (Audio)

A Pastor Sadie Sermon at First Church Palo Alto
Listen to Pastor Sadie's February 9, 2014 sermon.

The reading was 2 Samuel 13:1-22.




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January 19, 2014 - Who Ya Gonna Call? - Pastor Michael Love (Audio)

A Sermon by Pastor Michael LoveListen to Pastor Michael's January 19, 2014 sermon.







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January 5, 2014 - Strangers Bearing Gifts - Pastor Michael Love (Audio)

A Sermon by Pastor Michael LoveListen to Pastor Michael's January 5, 2014 sermon.







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