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Recent Sermons

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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


May 29, 2016 - Physics & Faith - The Extradimentionality of God - Pastor Beth Cademartori

Pastor Beth of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Beth's Mayl 29, 2016 sermon.

The readings were Ephesians 4:5-6 and 2 Peter 3:8.



May 22, 2016 - Physics & Faith - Studying the Stars - Pastor Beth Cademartori

Pastor Beth of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Beth's Mayl 22, 2016 sermon.

The reading was Isaiah 40:25-26.



May 15, 2016 - Catching the Wind - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's May 15, 2016 sermon for Pentecost.

The reading was Acts 2:1-21.



May 1, 2016 - A Charge to Keep / I Have - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's Mayl 1, 2016 sermon.

The reading was 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.



April 24, 2016 - United Methodism - On the Use of Money - Pastor Beth Cademartori

Pastor Beth of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Beth's April 24, 2016 sermon.

The reading was Luke 16:8-13.



April 17, 2016 Sermon - Methodism in a Multicultural Society - Pastor Shijung Shim (Audio)

Pastor Shijung Shim of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Shijung's April 17, 2016 sermon.

The reading was Acts 15:6-11.



April 3, 2016 - United Methodism 101 - Moving on to Perfection - Pastor Beth Cademartori

Pastor Beth of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Beth's April 3, 2016 sermon.

The reading was Philippians 3:12-16.



Palm Sunday 2016 Sermon - The Entry into Jerusalem - Pastor Linda Holbrook

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's March 20, 2016 sermon. This was Palm Sunday.

The reading was Luke 19:28-40.



March 13, 2016 - Seeking After Truth: Study & Faith - Pastor Beth Cademartori

Pastor Beth of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Beth's March 13, 2016 sermon.

The reading was Proverbs 2:1-16a



March 6, 2016 Sermon - Fasting - Pastor Shijung Shim (Audio)

Pastor Shijung Shim of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Shijung's March 6, 2016 sermon.

The readings were Matthew 6:16-18 and Isaiah 58:6-7



February 28, 2016 Sermon - The Lord's Prayer - Pastor Shijung Shim (Audio)

Pastor Shijung Shim of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Shijung's February 28, 2016 sermon.




February 21, 2016 - Teach Me to Pray - Pastor Beth Cademartori

Pastor Beth of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Beth's February 21, 2016 sermon.



February 14, 2016 Sermon - Holiness in Time - Pastor Linda Holbrook

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's February 14, 2016 sermon. This was the first Sunday in Lent.

The readings were Deuteronomy 5:12-15 and Mark 2:27.



January 31, 2016 Sermon - Making it Happen - Pastor Linda Holbrook

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's January 31, 2016 sermon celebrating the United Methodist Women.

The reading was Mark 6:30-44.



January 24, 2016 Sermon - Making Room at the Table - Pastor Linda Holbrook

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's January 24, 2016 sermon.

The reading was Luke 4:14-22.



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Recent Sermons
February 5 - You are the Salt and Light - Rev. Sione Halafau

January 29 - Unlikely Heroes: Jonah - Rev. Linda Holbrook

January 22 - Unlikely Heroes: Enoch - Pastor Beth Cademartori

January 15 - Sitting at the Feet of our Children - Rev. Linda Holbrook

January 8 - A Camel on the Roof - Rev. Linda Holbrook


Koinonia (2/11)
Ton Fingar will be leading a discussion entitled "Origins and Implications of President Trump's 'America First' Foreign Policy." Dessert, coffee, and discussion on Saturday at 7 pm in Kohlstedt Hall.


Great Decisions 2017
Our 2017 lecture and discussion series will begin on Feb. 19 and run for eight weeks. Join us on Sunday evenings from 7–8:30 pm. Topics include U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum, Conflict in the South China Sea, Latin America's Political Pendulum, Nuclear Security, and more.