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The Moment to Spring Up

The Moment to Spring Up A Sermon Preached by Rev. Osy Nuesch at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church October 28, 2018 Mark 10:46-52 Can you believe all the excitement and energy that the mid-term elections are generating? I can’t remember two political parties considering this such a crucial and urgent time. You can’t watch TV or […]

Unmerited Grace and Healing

Unmerited Grace and Healing A Sermon Preached by Rev. Osy Nuesch at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church on October 14, 2018 John 5:1-9 and Hebrews 4:12-16 I noticed the other day that when these 3 magazines arrive in the mail (yes, I still subscribe to hard copies of journals and magazines although most of their content […]

Changes Along the Journey

Changes Along the Journey A Sermon Preached by Rev. Osy Nüesch at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church September 30, 2018 Numbers 11:4-29 and Mark 9:38-50 I was so grateful to Rev. Linda Chase last Sunday for her thoughtful sermon where she reminded us that “there is a season for everything under the sun and each brings […]

Lasting Monuments

Lasting Monuments A Sermon Preached by Rev. Osy Nuesch at Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church September 16, 2018 Mark 8:27-38 When overseas guests come to visit us, we often take them to the essential Philadelphia tour: they have to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, eat a cheesesteak at Jim’s on South Street and take […]

Language of the Cross

LANGUAGE OF THE CROSS Linda Chase Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church March 4, 2018 I Corinthians 1:10, 18-25 John 2:13-22 Imagine if you will, explaining to someone what it is we Christians believe. Perhaps we would say something like this. “We put our faith and trust in a man named Jesus who was a poor Jew […]

A Hole in the Roof

A HOLE IN THE ROOF Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church January 28, 2018 2 Samuel 7:1-6; Mark 2:1-12 “And when they could not bring [the paralyzed man] to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him.” Mark 2:4a As most of you know, today is my last Sunday as pastor of […]

A Pastor’s Gratitude

A PASTOR’S GRATITUDE Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church January 21, 2018; Non-lectionary sermon Psalm 136:1-12, 23-26; Philippians 1:1-11   “I thank my God every time I remember you… because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now.” Philippians 1:3,5   If you unfold a road map of Scotland and look […]

The Crown

THE CROWN Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church January 7, 2018; an Epiphany sermon Psalm 72:1-14; Matthew 2:1-12   “…wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?’” Matthew 2:1b-2a   We’ve been having fun, in our house, watching season 2 of the […]

In With the New

IN WITH THE NEW Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church December 31, 2017,  1st Sunday after Christmas, Year B Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Luke 2:22-40   “Simeon took [Jesus] in his arms and praised God, saying, ‘Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation…’” Luke […]

A Baby Changes Everything

  A BABY CHANGES EVERYTHING Carl Wilton Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church December 2, 2017; Christmas Eve Luke 2:1-7   “And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger…” Luke 2:7           “Joseph, son of David,” says the angel, “do not be afraid to […]