Phillip Haar

Phillip Haar

Phil Haar is a retired pastor of the LCA who is providing part-time assistance at St Paul's.

Latest sermons:
10:30am, Sunday, September 27, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 21 secs
"What Is Obedience?" Jesus' parable of the two sons tells us that discipleship is more than mere lip service. It means selflessly doing the Father's will, with the emphasis on action. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/3iUL9n9JzHM) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 17]
10:30am, Sunday, August 30, 2020
Duration: 22 mins 22 secs
The way that we deal with conflict can in itself bring glory to God, sharing his love with our neighbours. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/Q6TqfrnL32E) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 12]
10:30am, Sunday, July 26, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 30 secs
Jesus' stories gave a new picture of the Kingdom of God: not a military conquest, but an invaluable treasure offered in love to each of us. Accepting God's gift gives us confidence to share it with others. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/VPpUlqw_2Qo) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 8]
10:30am, Sunday, July 12, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 10 mins 38 secs
Jesus' simple story (a parable) about a sower really speaks about our hearts as we hear the word, the good news of the Gospel. And now it is our turn to continue spreading that seed, that good news - even though the conditions of the human heart are pretty much unchanged. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/KgV6vFFDFUM) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 6]
10:30am, Sunday, June 28, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 16 secs
Jesus made a surprising statement about welcoming. Anyone, he said, who welcomes a disciple of Jesus is also welcoming Jesus himself; and in doing so, welcomes God the Father. As disciples, we are carriers of blessing. Let's explore what this means. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/tLhdmCTqN3Q) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 4]
10:30am, Sunday, May 31, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 28 secs
At Pentecost, when devout Jews were celebrating the first fruits of the harvest, the Spirit-filled disciples began to spread the Good News of Christ, and 3000 were added to their number that day alone. The Spirit calls us and is with us still. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/aVJHq1bhOP8) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost]
10:30am, Sunday, April 26, 2020
Passage: Luke 24:13-35
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 6 secs
The two disciples walking to Emmaus were so downcast they did not even recognize who was walking with them (at least until he broke bread with them). Similarly, we can be so absorbed in the daily crisis that we lose sight of our Lord. But he is with us! (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/FzfSaWP_l98) [Prerecorded music - Third Sunday of Easter]
10:30am, Sunday, March 29, 2020
Passage: John 11:1-45
Series: General
Duration: 22 mins 26 secs
When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, many came to believe in him. But the story includes many other insights helpful to us now, as we adjust to COVID-19 isolation. Who would have predicted, after he deliberately delayed going to Lazarus' family, that "Jesus wept"? Ours is a deeply compassionate God, ever calling us to faith. (Available as a YoutTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZu7jWipACE) [Music recorded in earlier services - Lent 5]
10:30am, Sunday, March 8, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 22 mins 12 secs
Our service today is in our temporary worship site, adjacent to where our new church is under renovation. The story of Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem has some echoes for us (chapter 4, vv 1-2, 16-17). [Organ/Choir - Lent 2]
10:30am, Sunday, February 9, 2020
Passage: John 2:1-11
Duration: 19 mins 2 secs
Our second service of farewell focuses on marriage, especially for those whose weddings were in our Station St home. Just as Jesus blessed the wedding in Cana, so he stands ready to bless all who invite him into our relationships. [Organ/Choir - Epiphany 5]