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Sermons by the Rev. Linda Holbrook

May 15, 2016 - Catching the Wind - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's May 15, 2016 sermon for Pentecost.

The reading was Acts 2:1-21.




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May 1, 2016 - A Charge to Keep / I Have - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's Mayl 1, 2016 sermon.

The reading was 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.




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Palm Sunday 2016 Sermon - The Entry into Jerusalem - Pastor Linda Holbrook

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's March 20, 2016 sermon. This was Palm Sunday.

The reading was Luke 19:28-40.




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February 14, 2016 Sermon - Holiness in Time - Pastor Linda Holbrook

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's February 14, 2016 sermon. This was the first Sunday in Lent.

The readings were Deuteronomy 5:12-15 and Mark 2:27.




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January 31, 2016 Sermon - Making it Happen - Pastor Linda Holbrook

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's January 31, 2016 sermon celebrating the United Methodist Women.

The reading was Mark 6:30-44.




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January 24, 2016 Sermon - Making Room at the Table - Pastor Linda Holbrook

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's January 24, 2016 sermon.

The reading was Luke 4:14-22.




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January 10, 2016 Sermon - The First Public Appearance: Jesusí Baptism - Pastor Linda Holbrook

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's January 10, 2016 sermon.

The reading was Luke 3:15-17, 21-22.




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December 20, 2015 Sermon - Hope, Holidays, and Emotional Health: Hope Filled Waiting - Pastor Linda Holbrook

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's December 20, 2015 sermon for the fourth Sunday in Advent.

The readings were Psalm 39:7 and Romans 8:24-25;12:12.




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November 29, 2015 Sermon - Hope, Holidays, and Emotional Health: The Foundation of Hope - Pastor Linda Holbrook

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's November 29, 2015 sermon.

The reading was Romans 5:1-5.




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August 23, 2015 Sermon - Godís Good Creation: Gun Violence - Pastor Linda Holbrook

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's August 23, 2015 sermon.

The reading was Habakkuk 1:2-4.




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August 16, 2015 Sermon - Godís Good Creation: Health Care for All - Pastor Linda Holbrook

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's August 16, 2015 sermon.

The reading was John 9:1-38.




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August 9, 2015 Sermon - Godís Good Creation: Economic Injustice - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's August 9, 2015 sermon.

The reading today was Leviticus 25:11-17, 23-28.




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July 19, 2015 Sermon - Godís Good Creation: Clean Air and Clean Water - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's July 19, 2015 sermon.

The reading today was Deuteronomy 8:11-18.




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June 21, 2015 Father's Day Sermon - The Father of the Prodigal Son - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's June 21, 2015 sermon for Father's Day.

The reading today was Luke 15:11-32.




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May 31, 2015 - The Cult of Happiness - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's May 31, 2015 sermon.




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May 24, 2015 - Deep Reading - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's May 24, 2015 sermon.

The reading was John 3:16-21.




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May 17, 2015 - The Panoramic Vision of God - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's May 17, 2015 sermon.

The reading was Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4.




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April 26, 2015 - What is the Will of God? - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's April 26, 2015 sermon.

The readings were Jeremiah 29:11-13a and Romans 8:24-28.



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April 19, 2015 - What is your Image of God? - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's April 19, 2015 sermon.

The readings were Psalm 18:1-2; Isaiah 59:1-4; 1 Peter 1:3; and John 4:22 .




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Palm Sunday Sermon - March 29, 2015 - Heads Down, Thumbs Up - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015 sermon.

The reading was Mark 11:1-11.




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March 15, 2015 - A Christian Community Needs Forgiveness - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's March 15, 2015 sermon.

The reading was Matthew 18:21-35.




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March 1, 2015 - A Christian Community Needs Unity - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's March 1, 2015 sermon.

The reading was Mark 3:19b - 27 .




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February 22, 2015 - What is a Christian Community? - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's February 22, 2015 sermon.

The reading was Colossians 3:12- 17.




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February 15, 2015 - Scripture, Tradition, Experience, and Reason - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's February 15, 2015 sermon.

The reading was Mark 7:1-8.




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January 25, 2015 - How is it with your soul? - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's January 25, 2015 sermon.

The reading was Romans 12;1-3; 9-16.




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January 11, 2015 - Remember Your Baptism - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's January 11, 2015 sermon.

The reading was Mark 1:4-8.




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December 14, 2014 - Third Sunday in Advent - Without Love, there would be no Christmas - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's December 14, 2014 sermon for the third Sunday in Advent..

The reading was Matthew 1:18.




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December 7, 2014 - Second Sunday in Advent - Stable Time - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's December 7, 2014 sermon for the second Sunday in Advent..

The reading was Luke 1:24-25.




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September 7, 2014 Sermon - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's September 7, 2014 sermon.

The reading was Isaiah 43:16-21.




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July 27, 2014 - This is My Father's World - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's July 27, 2014 sermon.

The reading was 1 Corinthians 12:12-26.




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July 20, 2014 - What Does it Mean to Serve? - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's July 20, 2014 sermon.

The reading was Matthew 25:35-40.




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July 6, 2014 - Remember Your Call - Pastor Linda Holbrook (Audio)

Sermons from Pastor Linda Holbrook of First Church Palo AltoListen to Pastor Linda's July 6, 2014 sermon. This was her first sermon as co-pastor of First Church

The reading was 1 Peter 2:9-10.




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Recent Sermons
February 5 - You are the Salt and Light - Rev. Sione Halafau

January 29 - Unlikely Heroes: Jonah - Rev. Linda Holbrook

January 22 - Unlikely Heroes: Enoch - Pastor Beth Cademartori

January 15 - Sitting at the Feet of our Children - Rev. Linda Holbrook

January 8 - A Camel on the Roof - Rev. Linda Holbrook


Koinonia (2/11)
Ton Fingar will be leading a discussion entitled "Origins and Implications of President Trump's 'America First' Foreign Policy." Dessert, coffee, and discussion on Saturday at 7 pm in Kohlstedt Hall.


Great Decisions 2017
Our 2017 lecture and discussion series will begin on Feb. 19 and run for eight weeks. Join us on Sunday evenings from 7–8:30 pm. Topics include U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum, Conflict in the South China Sea, Latin America's Political Pendulum, Nuclear Security, and more.