First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, a Member Church of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and More Light Presbyterians

Sermons

Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 26, 2019 We Welcome to the Pulpit Today the Rev. Cindy Shepherd. The Rev. Shepherd is the Director of Outreach for the Central Illinois Office of Faith in Place. Faith in Place partners, such as the First Presbyterian Church of Urbana, consistently inspire her with their diverse and creative Earth Care initiatives. Cindy grew up in…

“The Song must Go On” A sermon based on Acts 9:36-43

Delivered on Sunday, May 12th, 2019 Out in the world, in every day, work-a-day life, you don’t hear them at all anymore. Works songs have passed from practice and into collections of folk songs by someone like Pete Seeger, or one of the collections of the Smithsonian Folk Ways. You no doubt know more than…

Palm/Passion and Special Music

Sunday April 14, 2019 Sunday will begin beautifully as we gather in the Narthex with our palms in hand. We will say together, as did those first disciples, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” We will process into the sanctuary together, led by our handbells, re-enacting in our small way,…

“The Extravagance of Grace” A Sermon Based on Luke 15:1-3,11b-32

Sunday, March 31st, 2019 Well, it sure didn’t take Jesus long to gather a following. None of the official religious people in the Temple were telling it like Jesus did. Yet, as his gathering grew and grew, so did the grumbling. The shepherds, who likely had no experience with bathing, always were offending the well-to-do.…