Redwoods Presbyterian Church

110 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, California 94939 – (415) 924-4832

Sermons

Below are the sermons delivered to the Redwoods congregation during Sunday worship by Rev. Stephanie Ryder or other preacher as noted. Please click on the date indicated to view a sermon in PDF format.

2016
01.10.16 Nothing Left for Him
01.17.16 Source or Sorcerer
01.24.16 Inspirited and Anointed
01.31.16 Stories of Faith
02.07.16 Stories of Light and Love
02.14.16 Lenten Commitments
02.21.16 Mission and the Mama Hen
03.06.16 Parable of Two Parents
03.13.16 Giving and Accepting the Good Gifts
03.20.16 Wavering Palms
03.27.16 Easter Vignettes
04.10.16 Sacred Oceans and Seas
04.17.16 Hearing and Following
04.24.16 Postlude – Part I
05.01.16 A Whale of a Time
05.08.16 Moms
05.15.16 The Miracle of Understanding
05.22.16 Postlude – Part II
06.19.16 Identity of Grace
07.03.16 God
07.10.16 Surfing God and Church
07.17.16 Only One Thing
08.14.16 The Fullness of Faith
08.28.16 Let the Earth Rejoice
09.04.16 Discipleship-Weighing the Costs
09-18-16-entrusted-with-true-riches
09-25-16-bridging-the-chasm
10-02-16-living-the-faith
10-09-16-homily-blessing-of-the-animals
10-16-16-thanks-living
10-23-16-staying-on-course
10-30-16-bailed-out-in-the-branches
11-06-16-all-to-god-are-alive
11-13-16-soul-gaining-endurance
11-20-16-inri-jesus-the-nazarene-king-of-the-jews
11-27-16-advent-homily
12-04-16-peace-in-believing

2015
01.04.15 Homiletical commentary
01.11.15 Reflections of Jesus
01.25.14 Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
02.01.15 Speaking Truth
03.01.15 Significant God Initiatives
03.08.15 Commandments at the Oscars
03.15.15 A God Who Saves
03.29.15 Hosanna to Alleluia
04.05.15 Wake Up Call
04.19.15 Seeing Touching Believing Healing and Mission
05.03.15 Wees Gereed Allzeit Bereit
05.10.15 A Mothers Love
05.17.15 Who’ll Be a Witness
05.24.15 That’s Pentecost
06.07.15 Summer Strength
06.14.15 Letters to and from a Friend
06.21.15 Out of the Comfort Zone
07.05.15 A New World
07.19.15 Recreated through Reconciliation
07.26.15 Living Saints
08.02.15 Unity Through Diversity
08.09.15 Imitating God
08.16.15 The Spiritual Solution
08.23.15 True Power
09.06.15 Summer Scenarios
09.13.15 Reality Check
09.20.15 Service Not Status
09.27.15 Refugees’ Dream
10.04.15 Harvest of Righteousness
10.11.15 Wealth Management
10.18.15 Homily Blessings of the Animals
10.25.15 Every Saint Has a Past
11.01.15 For All the Saints
11.08.15 Contrasting Views of Stewardship
11.15.15 The Beginnings of the Birthpangs
11.29.15 Advent Homily
12.27.15 The Treasure in Our Hearts

2014
01.05.14 Journey of the Magi
01.12.14 Massacre Morality and Mandela
01.19.14 All About Jesus
01.26.14 Matchmaker
02.02.14 Life-giving Water
02.09.14 Luminous Experiences
02.16.13 We Shall Overcome
03.09.14 The devil made me do it
03.16.14 We Are the World
03.30.14 The Tempter Returns To No Avail
04.13.14 Palms Peace and Passion
04.20.14 Easter Art Editorial and Action
05.18.14 Vacation and Sabbatical Vignette – Dostoevsky and Lazarus
05.25.14 Vignettes What Now
06.15.14 Fathers
06.22.14 Unsettling Spirituality
07.06.14 Yes and No
08.03.14 Holiday Reflections
08.17.14 The Bible is
09.07.14 Kairos
09.14.14 Surgery as Sermon
09.21.14 Beyond Fair
10.05.14 A Call for Peace and Call to Choose Life
10.12.14 Words, Words
10.19.14 Shelter from the Storm
11.02.14 Grace and Dynamism
11.09.14 How We Care
11.16.14 A Sound Investment
11.30.14 Advent 1 Hope
12.07.14 Advent of Peace
12.14.14 Advent of Joy
12.21.14 Lifting the Lowly
12.24.14 Christmas Eve
12.28.14 Worship Reflection

2013
01.13.13 Tolstoy, Baptism and New Year
01.20.27 Wine of the Shrine
01.27.13 Christ and the Joy of Service
02.10.13 And God Said Listen
02.24.13 Jesus and the Oscars
03.03.13 Celebrating the Gifts of Women
03.10.13 Into the Abyss
03.17.13 The Judas Ingredient
03.24.13 A Joyful Glimpse
03.31.13 Joyfully Surprised
04.07.13 A Story of Empowerment
04.21.13 Reflections of a Preacher and Green Investor
04.28.13 Hearing God in Nature Scout Sunday
05.05.13 Reading the Bible with Immigrant Eyes
05.12.13 Jesus and His Mother
05.26.13 Memorial Day Weekend Conversation with a Marine Corps Veteran
06.02.13 Good Vibrations
06.09.13 Affirm Life
06.16.13 A Merciful God
06.23.13 Healing
06.30.13 Finding God
07.14.13 Sealed in Christ
07.21.13 Hitler’s Church Unmasked
07.28.13 Faith in the 1960s and Beyond
08.04.13 In God We Trust
09.01.13 For me, it’s work
09.08.13 Follow me
09.15.13 Walls
09.22.13 Words
10.06.13 Thanksgiving and Encouragement
10.13.13 Gratitude
10.27.13 Power Change
11.17.13 Blessed are the Blessed
12.01.13 First Sunday of Advent Homily
12.08.13 Noel Noel
12.15.13 Are you the one who is to come

2012
01.08.12 Journey of the Magi
01.22.12 Metanoia
01.29.12 Reaffirming the Spirit of Baptism
02.05.12 The Synergy of Prayer
02.19.12 Spiritual Identity
02.26.12 Lent 1 Temptation
03.11.12 Lent 2 Contemplating Death
03.25.12 Lent 3 Self-hatred
04.01.12 Palm Passion Sunday
04.08.12 Easter Passion Flowers
04.22.12 Earth Day Sea Life
04.29.12 Be Prepared Scout Sunday
05.13.12 Loving in spite of
05.20.12 Jesus Prays for Us
06.10.12 We Are Family
06.17.12 Faradic Fathers
06.24.12 Owning Our Faith
07.01.12 Your Faith Has Made You Well
07.08.12 Hometown Blues
08.12.12 Imitating God
08.19.12 Nailing It with God
09.02.12 Love Your Neighbor
09.09.12 Surfing God and Church
09.16.12 Who Am I
09.23.12 Praising and Rejoicing
10.07.12 Good News of Peacemaking
10.21.12 God Says Yes
11.04.12 All you need is love and a good meal
11.11.12 Anticipating Stewardship
11.18.12 Gracias
11.25.12 Jesus Rules OK
12.02.12 Advent 1 Homily