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Sermons by Rev. Talitha Aho

A Dramatic Story

Every two years, MPC has a Yule Feast on Twelfth Night, where the Sanctuary is turned into a dining hall. This gives the subsequent Sunday service an unusual format, with pairs of pews sharing tables so congregants are facing each other. And naturally, this makes the sermon more interactive. Rev. Talitha discusses the dramatic events after the birth of Jesus, including the…

Youth Mission Trip 2017

MPC Youth talk about their experiences during the most recent Mission Trip to Los Angeles: helping the homeless, meeting with gang intervention groups, and visiting an LGBT support center. For photos from the trip, visit the MPC Facebook Page.

Stargazers No More

Rev. Talitha preaches on Pentecost, the “birthday” of the church, but also an occasion to focus on how the Holy Spirit pushes us to stretch farther, and challenges us to see God in everyone.

My Side of the Story

The parable of the Good Samaritan is about doing good, but it is also about shaking a negative perception of outsiders. We need to see a story from other points of view and see the face of Jesus in everyone.

Irony Explainer

Rev. Talitha preaches about Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, showing it to be an event of great humility instead of triumph, and the ways in which we are called to live in a similar fashion.

The Beginning is Near

Rev. Talitha discusses the apocalyptic language of Luke 21:5, drawing out lessons about how to live through “the end”: the destruction of the temple in biblical times, modern political upheaval, and personal crises.