Browsing Archive: April, 2013

The River of Life

Posted by Elkin Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, In : Sermons 
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 Service

Revelation 22:1-5

On this Sunday in which we have three adult baptisms, Stuart explores the River of Life.

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Soul Repair

Posted by Elkin Presbyterian Church on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : Sermons 
Sunday, April 21st, 2013 Service

Scripture Lesson: John 21:1-19

Our Gospel lesson presents us with the puzzling exchange between Peter and the Risen Christ. Three times Jesus asks Peter: Do you love me? What is going on here?

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Beyond Doubt?

Posted by Elkin Presbyterian Church on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : Sermons 
Sunday, April 14th, 2013 Service

Scripture Lesson: John 20:19-31

Wrestling with the story of Doubting Thomas found in John 20:19-31.

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Eating and Drinking with Jesus

Posted by Elkin Presbyterian Church on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : Sermons 
Sunday, April 7th, 2013 Service

Scripture Lesson: Luke 7:31-35

What are we celebrating when we experience the sacrament of communion? Is this sacrament an experience of holy altar closed to only a select few? Or is communion about the open table fellowship that Jesus practiced, then and now?

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Why Are You Weeping?

Posted by Elkin Presbyterian Church on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : Sermons 
Sunday, March 31st, 2013 Service

Scripture Lesson: John 20:1-18 

Easter Sunday Sermon.  Stuart’s sermon is based on this text regarding Mary Magdalene’s encounter with the Risen Christ at the empty tomb.

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Having the Mind of Christ

Posted by Elkin Presbyterian Church on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : Sermons 
Sunday, March 24th, 2013 Service

Scripture Lesson: Philippians 2:5-11

Palm Sunday Sermon

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In Memory of Her

Posted by Elkin Presbyterian Church on Monday, April 22, 2013, In : Sermons 
Sunday, March 17th, 2013 Service

Scripture Lesson:
Mark 14:1-11

Stuart’s text tells the story of an unnamed woman who much to the consternation of the male disciples, anoints Jesus feet with costly oil.

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Our Pastor


Rev. Stuart Taylor Stuart was called to serve as the Pastor/Head of Staff for Elkin Presbyterian Church in January of 2013. He was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina where his parents were charter members of the John Knox Presbyterian Church. He has two daughters. Rachel is finishing up at Tucson High School and her interests include active involvement in several sports, sustainable agriculture, steel drums and boys. She reads about two to three books a week as does her older sister. Lilly is a sophomore at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and is an aspiring artist, a free thinker, and a gifted writer like her mother. His daughters are the apples of his eye. Stuart enjoys a daily exercise in the gym, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, camping, reading, movies, dinner conversation, and researching his family history.

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