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, January 21, 2018 – Part 2, "Elephants in the Room":
"Addiction: I Can't Stop"

Rev. Lynn reflects upon the prevalence of addictions in our society, and reminds us of the encouraging word that "God is with us... we are not alone."

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - Part 1, "Elephants in the Room":
"Depression: I Hate My Life"

Rev. Lynn reflects insightfully upon the ubiquitousness of depression amongst people, including Christians and even Biblical figures. There is good news if you struggle: you are not alone!

Sunday, January 7, 2018 – "Epiphany: A season for insight and evangelism"

Rev. Ron reflects on the current Christian liturgical season of Epiphany as a season emphasizing both insight into God's presence and our calling to share about our experience.

 

Other Recent Sermons

Notice: We were inconsistent in recording and posting sermons during late 2017, but are at work trying to rectify this as we start 2018. Thank you for your patience.

Sunday, August 27, 2017 – "God Is Bigger Than We Think"

In the fourth and final message in the series "Great Themes of the Bible," Rev. Ron Bartlow rambles on about the nature of God.

Sunday, August 20, 2017 – "God is Love"

In the third of a four part series ("Great Themes of the Bible"), Rev. Lynn Bartlow reflects on the good news throughout the Bible that "God is love." In contrasting a loving God with an angry or an absentee God, Lynn shares the good news that God is present, active, and loving in our world.

Sunday, August 6, 2017 – "God Is With Us"

In the first of a four part series ("Great Themes of the Bible") Rev. Lynn Bartlow reflects on the good news of the Old and New Testaments that God Is With Us.

Sunday, July 30, 2017 – "A 'God With Us' Church"

In the last of our series on "Discovering the God of Our Universe," and as part of our "Christmas in July" celebration, Rev. Ron reflects on the nature of Jesus' identity as expressed in the names given him... and what those names suggest we are to be as the Church of Christ!

Sunday, July 17, 2017 – "God's Imagination"

As we continue to reflect on "Discovering the God of Our Universe," Rev. Lynn Bartlow draws from the Gospel of John a story about Nicodemus, and what he learns when he encounters God's great imagination...

Sunday, July 9, 2017 – "What About Bob? (The Older Brother)"

Jesus is a master storyteller! While we're all likely familiar with the parable of the "Prodigal Son," Rev. Ron shares some (perhaps new?) insights into Jesus' master story, as he draws a connection between its primary audience (Pharisees and "teachers of the law") and its open ending...

Sunday, July 2, 2017 – "Just a Lump of Clay"

Drawing from Genesis 1 and Psalm 8, Rev. Lynn Bartlow reflects on one significant part of God's Creation of all things: you matter to God!

Sunday, June 25, 2017 – "A Courageous Church"

Church leaders Matt Harris and Cindy Payne join Rev. Lynn Bartlow in sharing a summary of their experience at the 2017 annual conference of The Desert Southwest Conference of The United Methodist Church, reflecting on the vision that we are to be "a courageous church: loving like Jesus, working for justice, united in hope."

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - "Frenetic Spirit"

Rev. Ron shares insights of the story of the man with a demon-possessed boy, from Mark 9. This story connects with our lives today, as the "frenetic spirit" of wild chaos present in the story is present around us, and Jesus gives us the correct way to respond...

Sunday, April 30, 2017 – "Stone Stories"

Guest speaker Ray Buckley - author, storyteller, and former director for United Methodist Native American ministries - shares stories.