Archives: July 2011 - Westworth United Church

What Makes Jacob Run

Rev. J. Clark Saunders,  Westworth United Church,   July 17, 2011. Genesis 28:10-17 He was literally “on the run”.  He was running from the wrath of his brother who had good reason to be furious with him.  From the day of their birth, Jacob had been thinking of ways to out-do his twin brother Esau.  As …Read more

Growing Up

Rev. J. Clark Saunders,   July 10, 2011,  Westworth United Church                                                   Genesis 25:19-34 Maturity.  That’s one of the topics our men’s spirituality group looked at this past year.  It struck me as an appropriate topic for men to look at because it seems to me that men are so often portrayed in TV cartoon shows as being …Read more

Transformation Overload

Rev. Mona F. Denton, Westworth United Church,  Sunday, May 8, 2011 Acts 2:14a; 36-41, Luke 24:13-35 So those who welcomed his message were baptized, and that day   about three thousand persons were added. (Acts 2:41)   When Peter and I were in seminary, we became very close friends with a minister from Nigeria named Joseph Uga.  Joseph …Read more

Radical Trust, Radical Welcome

Rev. Mona F. Denton, Westworth United Church,   Sunday, June 26, 2011 Genesis 22:1-14; Matthew 10:40-42 When they came to the place that God had shown him,  Abraham built an altar there and laid the wood in order.  He bound his son Isaac, and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood.  Then Abraham reached out his hand …Read more

The Power of One

Rev. Mona F. Denton Acts 1:6-14; John 17:1-11 …protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one,  as we are one.  (John 17:12) “The Power of One.”  I thought that I had such an original title for my sermon until I went to my doctor’s office last week …Read more