Sermons

A central part of Worship at Catalina are the words and thoughts shared by our pastors. Their sermons may be long or short, theologically challenging or emotionally moving. We hope you hear a message that will bring you closer to God.

Social (Media) Butterfly

On this St. Patrick’s day service, we continued in our Lenten series “Giving it up for God.”  This week Pastor Dottie discusses giving up social media as a Lenten practice.  Pastor Dottie also discusses how St. Patrick’s life was shaped by his time in the fields tending sheep.  In this place of beauty and solitude, St. Patrick was able to clearly hear God’s plan for his life.

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Mirror, Mirror!

Pastor Dottie begins our Lenten sermon series entitled  “Give It Up.”  During Lent, we give Jesus praise for who he is.  We also grow in faith by abstaining from or giving up certain items in Lent.  This week’s sermon is about giving up mirrors.  By giving up mirrors, we focus less on the external of who we are and focus more on who we are people.

March 3

In this sermon, Pastor Dottie discusses the results of the United Methodist Church’s General Conference. Catalina is committed to being a welcoming place for all, including for our LGBTQIA+ siblings.  As the body of Christ, we need one another.

February 24 – The Christ-like way

Pastor Jamie preaches about what it means to love our enemies.  Loving our enemies means intentionally acting for that the other persons’ betterment.  When we forgive others in our lives, we find freedom.

WORD

In today’s sermon, Pastor Dottie preaches on two popular scriptures, Jeremiah 1:4-10 and 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. The important work of life is to love. It is not easy. It takes determination and work and intention. Bu,t love is our life’s aim.