Sermons by Reverend Monica Guepet

One Body, Many Gifts

Did you know: The human body is miraculously complex, With 60 million cells, With 36 million heart beats every year, With 300 billion red cells produced every day, With 60,000 miles of blood vessels in each body. And in order to make this marvelous body you and I are inhabiting continue to function, we need to different parts to work together! From…

Greatest Joy!

Greatest Joy! A priest, an evangelist, and a minister were in a row boat in the middle of a pond fishing. None of them had caught anything all morning. Then the evangelist stands up and says he needs to go to the bathroom, so he climbs out of the boat and walks on the water to shore. He comes back ten minutes…

Distractions from Joy

In our last home, we had a compost bin.  At the farthest edge of our yard, we would fill it with cut-up leaves after mowing the lawn, grass clippings, and carrot shavings, peelings from apples, as well as other vegetable and fruit peelings.  Then we would turn it over and over and over again.  We would regularly check in on the progress…

Road Markers: Beauty from suffering

Where are we headed next? We have some travelers in this congregation! Worldwide travelers, Florida travelers, shore travelers, RV travelers, and armchair travelers! What a delight it is to hear your travel stories! Pictures and stories from far-flung locales and day excursions exploring a new or beloved place. For those of us who drive our journeys, we may count down the miles.…

Another Road

When it starts, it often feels like an instinct or a growing sense of wondering. For the Magi, it was a star that caught their eye and ignited their studies. Regular night time studies of following the star. Each of them dropped everything and followed it! They travelled far across dunes with determination and grit. Not knowing exactly where they would end…

Do Grow in Wisdom and Favor

Customarily, every year, the family of Jesus went to the Temple to celebrate Passover. Hey Aunt Mary! Hey Uncle Joe! Come on! Don’t be late! We can almost hear the family calling to them. Jesus! Jesus! Come on! We’re over here! As the boys went running off together, while the whole caravan travelled up to the Temple together. The whole family trekked…

No More Waiting Jesus is Born

No More Waiting Jesus is Born It happened a long time ago far from here.  The people waited a long time for a baby to be born.  You have to wait a long time for a baby to be born. There was a mother and her name was Mary.  The Angel Gabriel told her that Mary she would have a baby. The…

Do Expect Christ

There is a classic story of Christmas pageants in the Midwest. I wonder if you have heard it. When telling this story, someone is always sure to mention the name of Wallace Purling. For Wally’s performance in the annual production of the Nativity play has become a legend! Wally was nine that year and in second grade, although he could have been…