Sermons and Worship Services

Missed a Sunday? Or perhaps you would like to listen to a particular sermon again?   Please use the links below to listen to an audio file and/or read sermon text.  This page contains links for the most recent three months. For earlier dates, please visit our PHPC Sermon Archive in Google Drive.

June 2020

June 5, 2020 

Message from Pastor Katie Day

May 2020

May 24, 2020 

The Rev. Jennie Sankey

“God Prays Out Loud”

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Bulletin

May 17, 2020 

The Rev. Katie Day

“Into the Unknown”

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Bulletin

May 10, 2020 

The Rev. Katie Day

“Q and A”

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Bulletin

May 3, 2020 

The Rev. Katie Day
1st Sunday at PHPC

“Together Apart”

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Bulletin

April 2020

April 26, 2020 

Youth Sunday

Bulletin

April 19, 2020 

Second Sunday after Easter

“Believe It or Not!”

Rev. Susan Haynes

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Bulletin 

April 12, 2020 

Easter

“Untranslatable Joy”

Rev. Susan Haynes

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Bulletin

April 10, 2020 

Good Friday

Rev. Jennie Sankey

April 9, 2020 

Maundy Thursday Service

Rev. Jody Andrade and Rev. Jennie Sankey

April 5, 2020 

“Mob Mentality”

Rev. Jody Andrade

Scripture: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29, Mark 11:1-11

Bulletin

March 2020

March 29, 2020 

“Heartboard”

Rev. Susan L. Haynes

Scripture: Jeremiah 31:27-34

Bulletin

March 22, 2020 

Rev. Susan L. Haynes

Bulletin

March 8, 2020 

“Not the Frozen Chosen”

Rev. Jody Andrade

Scripture: Mark 8: 31-38; Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8

As disciples of Jesus Christ we each take up our cross and follow him. Are you frozen or are you following?

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March 1, 2020 

“Wilderness”

Rev. Susan L. Haynes

Scripture: Mark 1: 9-15

God allows wilderness times to be a part of our life. The same Spirit that drove Jesus into the wilderness stayed with Jesus in the wilderness. That same Spirit is with you in the wilderness times of your life, whatever the cause of that wilderness may be.

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February 2020

February 23, 2020 

Big Hairy Audacious Goals”

Rev. Susan Haynes

Scripture: Luke 9: 28-36

In simple terms, a “Big Hairy Audacious Goal” is a long-term goal that causes excitement and energizes people.  Jesus invites us to be a part of a “BHAG” in order to transform the world, the community around us, and even to transform ourselves.

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February 16, 2020 

“Gotcha vs. I’ve Got You”

Rev. Jody Andrade

Scripture: Deuteronomy 30: 15-20; Psalm 119: 1-8

God’s law is not a set of restrictions, but instead a prescription given to us so we may choose life and live fully.

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February 9, 2020 

“Peer Pressure”

Rev. Susan Haynes

Scripture: Matthew 5: 13-20

Peer pressure, though often subtle, is a powerful force in our lives and it can affect us positively or negatively. We should follow only one role model to live as Christians – Jesus Christ, who tells us we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world.

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February 2, 2020 

“The Basics”

Rev. Susan Haynes

Scripture: Matthew 5: 1-12

A reflection on The Beatitudes, because they are the core principles of what Jesus taught and how he lived his life.

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January 2020

January 26, 2020 

“Who Dunked You?”

Rev. Jody Andrade

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 1: 10-18

The church remains united when we have one purpose: to spread the gospel. When the Holy Spirit rolls through this place, bringing change to our congregation, we must remember to keep our eyes focused on Jesus.

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January 19, 2020 

“Playing in the Dirt”

Rev. Susan L. Haynes

Scripture: Psalm 40: 1-11

Quite often, we can feel like the author of this Psalm: overwhelmed, full of despair, stuck in our circumstances. When there appears to be no way out, we must trust that we are not alone, that God’s presence will be with us always.

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January 12, 2020 

“Wonder Water”

Rev. Susan L. Haynes

Scripture: Matthew 3: 13-17

Jesus himself went to the Jordan River to be baptized by John.

What does it mean to you that you have been marked by God’s love in the waters of baptism?

What difference does it make to anyone else that you have been marked by God’s love in the waters of baptism?

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January 5, 2020 

“Searching for a Sign”

Rev. Jennie Sankey

Scripture: Matthew 2: 1-12; Isaiah 60: 1-5

The story of the Magi shows us how the good news of Christ can be received through different experiences and messages.

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December 2019

December 22, 2019

“Love Can’t Wait”

Rev. Jody Andrade

Scripture: Matthew 1: 18-35

Courage rises up from love. The courage to be quiet, to speak up, and to be vulnerable are in the Bible and in this world. Each type of courage is empowered by the unbounded love of God alive in the infant Christ on Christmas.

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December 15, 2019

“When Fear Gives Way to Joy”

Rev. Susan L. Haynes

Scripture: Zephaniah 3: 14-20

We don’t get to Christmas joy by detouring around fear. We get there, as the carol ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’, written in 1868 proclaims, only by allowing the hopes and fears of all the years to meet one another at the event that occurred that holy night so long ago.

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December 1, 2019

Rev. Susan L. Haynes

Scripture: Matthew 24: 36-44

“What Can’t Wait – Hope”

This passage from Matthew is about the second Advent of Christ…the second coming of Christ. It is not a passage of fear. It encourages action rather than apathy, hope rather than anxiety.

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November 2019

November 17, 2019

“Utopia? No. Transformation? Yes!”

Rev. Susan L. Haynes

Scripture: Isaiah 65: 17-25

How can we be a part of the transformation God intends? One way is to follow the pattern of mercy Christ showed us.

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November 10, 2019

“Shaken Out of Our Wits”

Rev. Susan L. Haynes

Scripture: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5; 13-1

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October 2019

October 13, 2019

Rev. Jody Andrade
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:9-15c; Luke 17:11-19

What is the difference between being healed and being made well? Does your relationship with Christ go more than skin deep?

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October 6, 2019

Rev. Jennie Sankey
Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Habakkuk 2:1-4
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September 2019

September 29, 2019

Rev. Paul T. Roberts, Sr.
Scripture: Jeremiah 32:1-3; 6-15

In the time of Jeremiah, Jerusalem was under siege. And yet God demands him to do something unlikely: invest in a field. Generations later, God calls us to be stewards of his creation. With God’s help, we can bring renewed life to any situation.

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September 22, 2019

Rev. Jody Andrade
Scripture: Luke 16:1-14

Can wealth buy certainty?

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September 15, 2019

Rev. Jennie Sankey
Scripture: Luke 15:1-10

While the parables of the “Lost Sheep” and the “Lost Coin” feature things that are lost, they are really about the One who finds them. God is like a shepherd who will seek the one missing sheep and God is like a women who turns her house over looking for a lost coin. When we build our lives around the good news of being found by God, joy overflows.

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September 8, 2019

Rev. Jody Andrade
Scripture: Philemon 1:1-21

Society teaches us that when we get things, we get joy. Christ says just the opposite: it is only when we give ourselves away that we can live fully.

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September 1, 2019

Rev. Jody Andrade
Scripture: Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16,  Jeremiah 2:4-13

Because “all y’all” are made in God’s image, no one is excluded from drinking deeply from the fountain of life.

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