Christ Church Sermons by The Rev. Serena Sides

Christ Church Sermons by The Rev. Serena Sides

To be both Mary and Martha in this world

We find joy by being active in the world and remembering that all our activity is for Jesus.  Rev Serena Sides preaches her last sermon at Christ Church on Jesus’ visit with Mary and Martha.  Luke (10:38-42). As Jesus and his disciples went on their way, Jesus entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying. But…

No turning back, no turning back

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in federal elections, we reflect upon what it means to face a personal turning point in the name of Jesus. Luke 9:51-62

Atticus Finch as the voice of the Holy Spirit?

  The Holy Spirit is our Advocate in life–our teacher, comforter, guide. Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird helps us understand how the Advocate speaks God’s truth to us through those around us (even fictional characters). John 14: 8-17, 25-27

Holy Humor Sunday

In this Easter season, let us find laughter and joy in God’s sense of humor, Jesus’s clever parables, and an assortment of religious jokes!  Enjoy.

God Trusts Us

On this Easter Sunday, God trusts us to be perplexed and amazed at the empty tomb.  God trusts us to ask our questions and be open to answers coming in time.  Luke 24:1-12

In Remembrance of Me

On this Maundy Thursday, we engage in “remembrance,” and bring the past to the present and into the future. We remember Jesus’s commandment to eat the bread and drink the wine in “remembrance of” him and, in doing so, we “re-member” ourselves as individuals and the Body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.