All Show, No Go

Date: November 11, 2018 Author: Rev. Dr. Kathy Sizer

All Show, No Go is a podcast of the Sunday morning worship service at Laguna Presbyterian Church. Dr. Rev. Kathy Sizer is preaching from Mark 12:28-34 as we continue our sermon series on the Tough Teachings of Jesus from Mark’s Gospel.

This morning’s worship services have been shortened to 45 min. to accommodate an important Town Hall Meeting as we discuss the upcoming Mission Study and Pastor Nominating Process.

Mark 12:38   As he taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, 39 and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! 40 They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

Mark 12:41   He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. 42 A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. 43 Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. 44 For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”

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Unsettled

Date: November 4, 2018 Author: Rev. Forrest Claassen

Unsettled is a podcast of the Sunday morning worship service at Laguna Presbyterian Church. Our guest: Rev. Forrest Claassen is preaching from Jer. 29:4-7 and Hebrews 11:11-13. Rev. Forrest Claassen is Co-Executive and Stated Clerk for the Presbytery of Los Ranchos. Forrest is committed to helping presbyteries, congregations, and church leaders use administrative tools to pursue God’s mission in ways that fit their local contexts. Forrest’s wife, Karen, is also a pastor in the PC(USA).

As a part of the Congregational Meeting in the 10am hour the following individuals were nominated and elected as Church Offices with beginning and continuing terms for 2019.

Incoming Members of Session, 1st term: Jack Bell: Stewardship; Jayme Maxwell: Mission Outreach; Michael Millson: Christian Education; Deborah Sakach: Stewardship; Jim Wogulis: Property & Finance. 2nd term: Gus Altuzarra: Property and Finance; Alice Jensen: Mission Outreach; Gail Onodera: Membership Fellowship; Margie Bell: Worship; Judy Bell: Membership Fellowship; Bobbette Cameron: Clerk; Steve Donner and El Hathaway: Property & Finance; Wendy Huntley: Worship; Tom Magill: Property & Finance; Christy Miller: Treasurer; Caroline Millson: Mission Outreach; Debbie Regele: Membership Fellowship; Lindsay Williams: Christian Education.

Incoming Members of the Deacon Board, 1st Term: Diane Babcock, Dee Dee Blair, Karen Dennis, Abigail Garcia, Roberta Haltom, Mary Koebler, Karl Koski, Jennifer and John Leonti, Janet Proctor, Diane Riegler, Shelby Rigg, Sue Seybold, Jennifer Sweet, Anita Sands Thomas, Gail Titus, Sarah Van Tilborg, Marnie Wickert. Continuing: Patricia Angus, Margaret Arnold, Dick and Nance Baird, Linda and Skip Del Crognale, Pat and Marv Drew, Andrea and David Galante, Maggie Hatfield, Heather Hines, Valerie Hunt, Beate Loomis, Marcela McKibben, Sandra Montag, Celeste and Igor Toro, Stephen Williams.

Incoming Carson Trustees: Ken Cornelison, 1st term. Dave Sizer, 2nd Term. Ongoing: Jack Bell, Steve Donner, Polly Hodge, Deborah Sakach.

Incoming LPC Foundation Members: Caroline Millson, 2nd term; Sue Seybold, 1st term. Ongoing: Cindy Campbell, Jerry Immel, Dick Maxwell.

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What Do You Want?

Date: October 28, 2018 Author: Rev. Dr. Steve Sweet

What Do You Want? is a podcast of the Sunday morning worship service at Laguna Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. Steve Sweet is preaching from Mark 10:46-52 as we continue in our fall sermon series: “The Tough Teachings of Jesus” from Mark’s Gospel.

This is the recording of the 10am hour where we welcomed our 2018 Confirmation Class: Tripton Yates Babcock; Gavin David Childs; Mark Gardner Chung; Daniel Patrick Compton; Ethan Patrick Ghere; Jared Tyler Hammett; Mason Scott Herr; Carter Mason Jones; Isabel Katherine Meekma; Christian Duke Wollam; and Maryana Kate Wollam.

SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM is also included in this service. DANIEL PATRICK COMPTON; ETHAN PATRICK GHERE; and MASON SCOTT HERR.

We are so proud of our students and LPC is committed to helping these students become all the God has created them to be and to grow up into the fullness of Christ.

 

Mark 10:46   They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.” 50 So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51 Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.” 52 Jesus said to him, “Go; your faith has made you well.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.

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Power Games

Date: October 21, 2018 Author: Rev. Dr. Kathy Sizer

Power Games is a podcast of the Sunday morning worship service at Laguna Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. Kathy Sizer is preaching from Mark 10:32-45 as we continue in our fall sermon series: “The Tough Teachings of Jesus” from Mark’s Gospel.

Scripture reading and sermon begin at the 22 minute time mark.

Mark 10:32   They were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them what was to happen to him, 33 saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death; then they will hand him over to the Gentiles; 34 they will mock him, and spit upon him, and flog him, and kill him; and after three days he will rise again.”

Mark 10:35   James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” 37 And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38 But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” 39 They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; 40 but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

Mark 10:41   When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. 42 So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. 43 But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. 45 For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.”

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Shared Wealth

Date: October 14, 2018 Author: Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle

Shared Wealth is a podcast of the Sunday morning worship service at Laguna Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle is preaching from Mark 10:17-31 as we continue in our fall sermon series: “The Tough Teachings of Jesus” from Mark’s Gospel.

Scripture reading and sermon begin at the 20 minute time mark.

Mark 10:17   As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. 19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder; You shall not commit adultery; You shall not steal; You shall not bear false witness; You shall not defraud; Honor your father and mother.’” 20 He said to him, “Teacher, I have kept all these since my youth.” 21 Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.” 22 When he heard this, he was shocked and went away grieving, for he had many possessions.

Mark 10:23   Then Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24 And the disciples were perplexed at these words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” 26 They were greatly astounded and said to one another, “Then who can be saved?” 27 Jesus looked at them and said, “For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.”

Mark 10:28   Peter began to say to him, “Look, we have left everything and followed you.” 29 Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields, for my sake and for the sake of the good news, 30 who will not receive a hundredfold now in this age—houses, brothers and sisters, mothers and children, and fields with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. 31 But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first.”

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Empowering Women and Children

Date: October 7, 2018 Author: Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle

Empowering Women and Children is a podcast of the Sunday morning worship service at Laguna Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle is preaching from Mark 10:2-16 as we continue in our fall sermon series: “The Tough Teachings of Jesus” from Mark’s Gospel.

It is the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time and we are celebrating World Communion Sunday.

The sermon begins at the 19:30 minute time mark.

Mark 10:2   Some Pharisees came, and to test him they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her.” 5 But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote this commandment for you. 6 But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ 7 ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Mark 10:10   Then in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11 He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her; 12 and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”

Mark 10:13   People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. 14 But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 15 Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.” 16 And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.

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Friend or Foe

Date: September 30, 2018 Author: Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle

Friend or Foe? is a podcast of the Sunday Worship Services at Laguna Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle is preaching from Mark 9:36-50 as we continue in our fall sermon series: “The Tough Teachings of Jesus” from Mark’s Gospel. It is the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The sermon begins at the 20 minute time mark.

Mark 9:36-50, NRSV

36 Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”

Mark 9:38   John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. 40 Whoever is not against us is for us. 41 For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.

Mark 9:42   “If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 45 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell, 48 where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched.

Mark 9:49   “For everyone will be salted with fire. 50 Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

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Mark 9:36-50, NRSV

36 Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”

Mark 9:38   John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. 40 Whoever is not against us is for us. 41 For truly I tell you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you bear the name of Christ will by no means lose the reward.

Mark 9:42   “If any of you put a stumbling block before one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for you if a great millstone were hung around your neck and you were thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 45 And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life lame than to have two feet and to be thrown into hell. 47 And if your eye causes you to stumble, tear it out; it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two eyes and to be thrown into hell, 48 where their worm never dies, and the fire is never quenched.

Mark 9:49   “For everyone will be salted with fire. 50 Salt is good; but if salt has lost its saltiness, how can you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.”

Becoming Great!?

Date: September 23, 2018 Author: Rev. Dr Gareth Icenogle

Becoming Great!? is a podcast of the Sunday Worship Services at Laguna Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle is preaching from Mark 9:30-37 as we continue in our fall sermon series: “The Tough Teachings of Jesus” from Mark’s Gospel. It is the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The sermon begins at the 22 minute time mark.

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Very Human Christ

Date: September 16, 2018 Author: Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle

Very Human Christ is a podcast of the Sunday Worship Services at Laguna Presbyterian Church. This morning we welcome Rev. Dr. Gareth Icenogle as our new Interim Pastor. Dr. Icenogle begins a new sermon series this morning, “The Tough Teachings of Jesus” from Mark’s Gospel. Our sermon text is Mark 8:27-38. It is the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The sermon begins at the 27 minute time mark.

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Peace By Peace

Date: September 9, 2018 Author: Rev. Tim McCalmont

Peace By Piece is a podcast of the Sunday Worship Services at Laguna Presbyterian Church. Our guest preacher this morning is Rev. Tim McCalmont and he is preaching on Ephesians 2:14-17. It is the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.

The sermon begins at the 20 minute time mark.

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