New Creation

Eastside’s pastoral resident Rachel Williams delivers today’s sermon from our Lectionary reading from 2 Corinthians. How can we walk by faith through a world with one foot in old creation and another in the new? “So we are always confident; even though we know that while we are at home in the body we are […]

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It’s Ordinary Time in the Church’s liturgical calendar, when the holy days of visible significance come to an end. But Eastside’s Rev. Timothy Lloyd preaches in today’s sermon that we should look to see the small, slow, subtle ways in which God is still planting new growth within us. “For we do not proclaim ourselves; […]

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Eastside’s Rev. Timothy Lloyd preaches today’s Trinity Sunday sermon on the nature of worship in the Christian community. Worship isn’t just the liturgy that happens in congregation – it’s the actions we take when we go out into the world. “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, […]

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Pentecost Sunday

What is Pentecost, and what is it all about? This Pentecost Sunday, Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd shares takeaways from this second act of Chris’s ascension, and he explains what Pentecost means for the Church today. “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a […]

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It’s Ascension Sunday, and Rev. Tim’s sermon today comes from Luke’s account of Christ’s ascension in Luke 24:44-53. Tim talks about what the Ascension represents for the Church – a calling to step up to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. “Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that […]

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Connect to the True Vine

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches on today’s lectionary reading from Christ’s teaching told in John 15:1-17. Tim reflects on the importance of alignment with God and shares ideas on how we can practice intentional spirituality that helps us to bear good fruit. “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. He removes every branch […]

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Seeing Love Is Seeing God

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd delivers today’s sermon on our Lectionary reading from 1 John 4:7-21. The writer of this famous epistle passage gives us a paradox while no one has seen God, all who have seen the self-giving agape love embodied in Christ have indeed seen God. Humans can choose to have “perfection in love” by […]

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Love With Boots on the Ground

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd preaches this Sunday’s sermon from the Lectionary epistle reading of 1 John 3:16-24. From Christology to the theology of incarnation and redemption, scriptures like 1 John call us to care for *all* of creation. The members of Christ’s body are called to care not just for each other’s spiritual needs, but for […]

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The Redeemed and Redeeming Family

Eastside’s Reverend Timothy Lloyd delivers today’s Easter season sermon from 1 John 3:1-15. Christians are called to be a family of people who are like God. What are the implications of that identity and calling? How could Christians through love begin to live the eternal kind of life now, and what would that mean for […]

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Peace Be With You

Eastside pastoral resident Rachel Williams delivers today’s sermon on John 20:19-31, the telling of Jesus’s post-Resurrection appearances to the twelve disciples. What can Thomas’s doubt and Jesus’s blessing teach us – who have not seen Jesus – about what it means to embody his peace in the world? “When it was evening on that day, the […]

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