Sermons

The cornerstone of our services are our moving and inspirational sermons and prayers. You can experience a glimpse of our worship through audio or video.

One Hundred Fifty-Three

By K / April 10, 2016

Preached By K Karpen  April 10, 2013     John 21:1-14 Listen to the recording: “Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, 153 of them, and though there were so many, the net was not torn.” John 21:11 This is my favorite story in the Bible. In case […]

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House Calls: Appetizers and the Apocalypse

By Zulie Tiburcio / April 5, 2016

A new effort to understanding the apocalyptic tradition of the Bible and what it means to us, through a fresh look at the book of Revelation, will be offered: Monday, April 11, 7 to 9 pm- Lincoln Center area Sunday, April 17, 5 to 7 pm – Riverdale, Bronx Saturday, April 23, 5 to 7 […]

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"What Were They Waiting For?"

By K / December 6, 2015

The word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.  Luke 3:2 At this moment I can’t think of many sentences more profound than that.  At this particular historical moment of time, this one verse of scripture pops out at me and demands some attention.  To tell you why, we need to […]

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

By K / February 1, 2015

 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, & saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, & believe the good news.’  As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake—for they were fishermen. And […]

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Green Abundance

By Tom Hart / August 20, 2013

Rosina Pohlmann preached Sermon, August 4th, 2013 Scripture: Luke 12:13-21 Abundance is one of those words whose sound mimics its meaning. It is a ripe word with forward motion that rises and fills with sound as you say it. Abundance. It is satisfying to say, also because its meaning is so cheerful. A great quantity of […]

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Siobhan's Sermon Jan.27, 2013

By Siobhan / January 27, 2013

 Download Siobhan Sermon January 27,2013 podcast or click to listen.

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Married to the Builder

By K / January 20, 2013

January 20, 2013   St Paul and St Andrew UMC, NYC K Karpen   Isaiah 62:1-5; John 2: 1-12 Download K Karpen Sermon 1-20-2013 podcast or click to listen. For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest… The nations shall see your vindication, and all the rulers your glory, and you […]

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After the Storm

By K / November 13, 2012

Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed, For I am thy God and will still give thee aid; I’ll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand. Upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand. K Karpen sermon After the Storm podcast.

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Communing in Troubling Times

By K / October 7, 2012

Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.”  Mark 10 Download K Karpen Sermon10-7-2012 podcast or click to listen. I am a great admirer of the Common Lectionary, that three year cycle of prescribed Biblical readings handed down from some mysterious ecumenical committee somewhere.  Before the lectionary […]

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What's A Church For?

By K / September 30, 2012

John said to Jesus, Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.:  But Jesus said, Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to say a bad word […]

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