Recent Sermons

Our teaching and preaching at Trinity Heights U.M.C. are grounded in Scripture, (Christian) tradition, experience, and reason. These four long-held and cherished approaches to theological reflection guide us as together we explore and understand God, God's movement, and God's will for us in the world.

On this page, we will seek to provide the last few months' sermons for you to experience a bit of what Trinity Heights is about.

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Current Sermons/Series

Sunday, March 17, 2019 – "Bricks"

Kevin Lester reflects on the Bible's many examples of leaders, kings and wealthy persons who used their power for selfish reasons. He then looks at Jesus' life, the way Christ used his power only to help others, leading a new way for humanity - free from abuse and oppression.

Sunday, March 10, 2019 – "Rejected Stones"

Rev. Lynn Bartlow begins the Journey of Stones series delving into rejection and the faithfulness of the Lord as the cornerstone of life.


Sunday, March 3, 2019 – "God Went Walkabout"

Rev. Ron Bartlow shares a narrative sermon about incarnation, humanity, and forgiveness for this Transfiguration Sunday.

Click here to read the full text on Ron's blog "Wordheart."

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - "Ain't Nothing Particular About A 'Methodist'"

Rev. Ron Bartlow, drawing inspiration from the works of founder John Wesley, reminds us that at the core of our Methodist movement, church, and denomination is a simple desire: to follow Jesus in loving God and others.

Click here for a .pdf manuscript of Ron's sermon.

Click here to read "The Character of a Methodist," referenced in Ron's sermon.

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - "Unafraid!"

Rev. Lynn Bartlow invited a variety of church members to reflect back on the 5 segments of the "Unafraid" Series, to share their own experiences in facing the challenges of life. No recording was made this week.

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - "Unafraid 5: Fear of Mortality"

Rev. Lynn Bartlow shares about our fear of mortality.

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - "Unafraid 4: Fear of Change"

Rev. Lynn Bartlow shares about our fear of change


Sunday, January 27, 2019  - "Unafraid 3: Fear of Disappointing"

Rev. Lynn Bartlow, in the third sermon of our series Unafraid, reflects on our fear of disappointing others.

Sunday, January 10, 2019 - "Unafraid 2: Fear of 'the Other'"

Rev. Lynn Bartlow, in the second of a five-part series Unafraid (based on the book by Rev. Adam Hamilton), reflects on our fear of others...

Other Recent Sermons

Sunday, December 16, 2018 "Redeeming Grace"

Rev. Lynn Bartlow talks about being the "radiant beams of grace" on the third Sunday in Advent.

Sunday, December 9, 2018 "Glories Stream"

Rev. Ron talks about Joy on the second Sunday of Advent.

Sunday, December 2, 2018 "Sleep in Heavenly Peace"

Rev. Lynn addresses the first Sunday in Advent while celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Christmas Favorite "Silent Night"

Sunday, November 18, 2018 "Give Thanks"

Our Thanksgiving Sermon

Sunday, November 11, 2018 "Pt. 5 of our Vows, Witness"

Rev. Lynn Bartlow discusses how we can witness to those around us.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 "Pt. 4 of our Vows, Gifts"

Rev. Lynn Bartlow discusses how we can use our gifts for the church.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 "Pt. 3 of our Vows, Service"

Rev. Lynn Bartlow discusses how we can serve in the church.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 "Unity and the Jedi Order"

Rev. Ron discusses the ways we are to adhere to our membership vows, one of those is by being present.

Sunday, October 14, 2018 "Our Membership Vows, Prayer"

Rev. Ron discusses the ways we are to adhere to our membership vows, one of those being through prayer.

Sunday, October 7, 2018- "Traditions and Traditions"

Rev. Ron Bartlow discusses the traditions of the church.

Sunday, September 9, 2018- "Fear"

Rev. Lynn Bartlow kicks off the Inside Out series with Elijah's fear and the bible telling us to not be afraid.

Sunday, September 2, 2018- "Keeping Sabbath"

Rev. Ron Bartlow addresses the importance of keeping the Sabbath and resting.