Before entering seminary, Paula Engelhorn had a career as an art teacher and art therapy teacher/presenter. After retiring, she entered the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, graduating in May of 2011. Paula and John moved to Macomb, where she served as our deacon for six months before being ordained at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (formerly our cathedral) in December of 2011. The Engelhorns have two sons and four grandchildren, plus their dog Joon.
The Rev. Engelhorn is known for her thoughtful and provocative sermons. Here are recent ones to read or re-experience.
Click on "Parable of the Wedding Banquet" to read Rev. Paula's sermon from October 11.
Click on "Gifts or Talents" to read Rev. Paula's November 15th sermon relating to the parable of the talents.
Click on "Sermon Advent 2 2020" to read the sermon from December 6.
Click on "Christmas Eve Sermon 2020" to read Rev. Paula's sermon for December 24th.
Click on "Dreams and Miracles" to read Mother Paula's sermon from January 3, 2021.
Click on "The Great Commandments" to read October 25th's sermon.
Click on "All Saints Day 2020" to read Rev. Paula's sermon from November 1.
Click on "Christ the King Sunday" to read the sermon for November 22.
Click on "Sermon Advent 3" to read the sermon for December 13th.
Click on "Christmas 1 Sermon" to read Rev. Paula's message from December 27. It presents Jesus as the Light of the World contrasted by the dark, represented by Herod's ordering the slaughter of the Innocents, which is the subject of the Brueghel painting below.
Click on "First Sunday After Epiphany" to read the sermon from January 10. The Gospel reading centers on John the Baptist's baptism of Jesus.
Click on "A Parable of the Vineyard" to read the sermon from October 4.
Click on "Wisdom and Love" to read the sermon for November 8. Our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, pictured below preaches the gospel of love.
Rev. Paula's sermon for the first Sunday of Advent, November 29th, is based on the collect of the Armor of Light: "Advent 1 2020"
Click on "Here I am, Lord" to read Rev. Paula's sermon for December 20 concerning the Annunciation.
Click on "Follow Me and Come and See" to read the sermon from January 17 based on Jesus' calling Philip and Nathanial to be disciples.