Sermons by Rev. Karen Faye Siegfried

God Is Love

“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.” (1John 4) How many people here are on Facebook?  Last month, there was a Facebook post that trashed the Christian religion, accusing it of being a destructive force in our country that threatens democratic rule.  This particular post focused on the mean spiritedness of many Christians who…

A New Heart, A New Mind

During the fifth century AD, Britain ceased to be part of the Roman Empire and became a group of small warring territories, resulting in aggression against the populace.  Slavery was a common fate for those captured in raids or warfare.  It was into this context that a 16-year-old boy named Patrick was taken prisoner by a group of Irish raiders who had attacked his family’s estate. They transported him to Ireland where he spent six years in captivity.  During that…

Wisdom Sayings

Each year, I collate all of the wisdom sayings that I have collected in the past 12 months and then share them with my congregation.  What follows, is only a sample of those wisdom sayings for 2023.

Cultivating Mercy

Mercy! Mercy is something that is in short supply today. Mercy is showing compassion or forgiveness towards someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or ignore. Mercy is an act of kindness that springs forth from a generous heart.

A Call to Love!

Reading: John 21:1-19;  Easter 3/C By the Rev. Karen Faye Siegfried When you woke up this morning, did you remember it was the third Sunday of Easter, that joyful season when we celebrate resurrection, new life, and a renewed hope for the future?  If so, perhaps you pulled back the covers, placed your feet on the floor and exclaimed, “Alleluia, Christ is risen” or quietly murmured,  “Today is a good day to have a great day!”  Maybe as you made…